On the bench a couple weeks back was a pedalboard build for Dan Wilson. Dan plays guitar for the band Dommengang, who are a stoner rock band based here in Los Angeles. This board had to be completed in just a few days as Dan was headed over to Europe to start a tour with the band. After discussing with Dan what he wanted out of this and what needed to be done I had the weekend to get this all put together. Plenty of time!
To me, there is no greater establishment than a guitar shop. For some it’s record stores, vintage/used clothing shops, coffee shops (same) or the ever daunting mall. My favorite thing is going to cool guitar shops offering an array of used and vintage pieces.
My best friend started a really cool podcast about music and what music people are listening to. He had me on as his first guest and we had a great conversation about what has been blasting in my headphones the last few weeks.
One of my biggest concerns while traveling (either teching or playing) is having a decent and reliable amplifier to work with. If your band is doing one show or a short run that involves a lot of hectic travel you’re probably not going to have your normal rig easily accessible.
Wait somebody pinch me, does Ryan Adams have a new record out? Oh why yes he does and its pretty…pretty…pretty good! I was excited for this record to come out as I always am when he announces new music.
Recently while I was in Philadelphia I had the honor of being a guest on my friend Taylor Madison’s podcast, The Strange Nerve. We had a great conversation about guitar gear, podcasting, touring, and music.
There have been many articles about upgrading Squier guitars and modding them with better parts. One of the more popular models being the J Mascis Signature Squier Jazzmaster.
It probably goes without saying that most of us are relieved that 2016 is coming to an end. But, also probably having daily panic attacks as to what is to come.
Why does the world need another tube screamer? Well, that is the question Jamie Stillman, the brains behind Earthquaker Devices asked himself before building what is now their spin on the classic overdrive/distortion, the Palisades. If I’m being honest with you all (and I’m not) I was never always a tube screamer player.
I first met Brad when Polar Bear Club was on tour with Taking Back Sunday. He was out with them Drum Teching at the time, which was a new endeavor for him as he normally sticks with Four and Six Stringed instruments.