Bluesapalooza Pedalboard Rundown

Laura and I are heading off to Mammoth Lakes (California) today because we are performing at the annual Bluesapalooza Blues And Brews Festival up there on Sunday at 11:00am (and yes, there are still tickets if you want to come and join us!) But I took a little time yesterday while putting the pedalboard together…

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How To Choose Your First (Or Next) Electric Guitar

Must be something in the water lately… I’ve been getting a LOT of emails about choosing a first electric guitar. So many such that I thought it time I give you some tips here. Tip #1: Decide On Your Budget First If you can spend $500, there’s a guitar for you. If you can spend…

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The G&L ASAT Classic

One of the perks of living in Corona is I’m near G&L Guitars in Fullerton (and yes, I’m near the Fender custom shop too, but I try not to visit… it’s hard on the wallet.) Well the good folks at G&L do a cool little video series called “Live At Leo’s” and they asked yours…

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Classic Rock Guitar Unleashed Gear Video

As you may have heard, I recently released Classic Rock Guitar Unleashed (and  a lot of folks are really digging it, thank you!) Well one of the questions I got asked a lot was in regards to the tones on the recordings for the course (there are over 180 tracks to play along with) and…

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Pedalboard Day 12-4-16

So… I was in the studio yesterday and did a little Live stream on Facebook about the pedalboard I used in Memphis back in October for BGU Live. It seemed to answer some questions so I figured out how to migrate it over to YouTube and embed it here (jenius!) It’s a little rambling… it…

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NAMM 2016 Fun Stuff…

If you’re not actually in the music industry (as in, you don’t actually sell musical instruments,) you might never hear of NAMM… it’s the National Association of Music Merchants. And their biggest annual show is near me in Anaheim, California… and it’s HUGE. But you can’t get in unless you’re a member of NAMM… lucky…

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Why I Love Gear…

I love guitar gear – amps, guitars, pedals, slides, picks, strings, straps, cases, cables… you name it, I’m into it. But guitar gear can be a frightening thing if you’re new to the sport… A lot of money can be spent, and like most things there is a point of diminishing returns. Does a $400…

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Gear I Use For Everything…

One of the questions I get asked most often is how I get the sounds I get either for gigs or for my videos. So I thought I’d try to point you in the right direction if you want to learn more about the gear I use. Guitars… I have a couple of Les Pauls…

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Blues Jr Settings

Fender’s Blues Jr. is a great little tube amp that’s very popular among blues guitar players (Warren Haynes uses one in the studio from what I’ve read.) It sounds great right out of the box, and there are also many popular and fairly easy (and some not so easy) modifications to improve the tone even…

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What to look for in a guitar

If you haven’t already started your guitar collection (and yes, it will be a collection one day) and you are looking at the myriad of choices out there for your first (or second, or third) guitar, it’s pretty overwhelming. Especially if you don’t have the option of a large music store nearby… buying one site…

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