#10: JHS “The VCR” Demo

This week Pat demonstrates the signature Ryan Adams "VCR" by JHS pedals into a Benson Vinny amplifier while playing a Nash JG63, a 1978 Les Paul Custom, and a modified Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster. No tone was harmed durning the process of this demonstration. Email any questions, comments, or concerns to crossedwirespodcast@gmailcom

My Visit To Emerald City Guitars

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. If you were to ask what my end goal in life [...]

#8: Dan Rose of Elder Brother

Pat talks with Dan Rose of Elder Brother about his new record, guitar tones, recording with Chris Conley, seeing Ryan Adams three times in one weekend, and recent gear acquisitions. -> The song “Crossed Wires” was written and performed by the band Superchunk off of the 2010 album “Majesty Shredding”.  

Earthquaker Devices Announces the Erupter Fuzz

The Erupter is the result of over two years’ worth of tone-chasing, tweaking, and experimentation in search of what EarthQuaker president and product designer Jamie Stillman calls “the ultimate classic fuzz tone . . . with a big low end, but not too mushy, a biting top end without being too harsh, and just enough [...]

#7: Boss CE-2 vs. Mr.Black Vintage Chorus

Pat demos two chorus pedals, a vintage Boss CE-2 and a Mr.Black Vintage Chorus LTD. Do you consider yourself a chorus connoisseur or are you new to the sounds of chorus?Don't know if it will make the cut to your never-ending pedalboard? How could these two seemingly similar pedals sound different? Well, these questions will [...]

Track By Track: Ryan Adams – Prisoner

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. However I didn't really follow up with everything prior to the release of this record as [...]