Submitted by Scarebear on 2 September, 2014 - 09:34
If you've ever taken a look around this website you would have noticed a lack of colour. It's something I decided to do a few years ago because the majority of my guitars are black and/or white. It's how I like things. So imagine my delight when I discovered the new PolyTune 2 Mini (and PolyTune 2 Noir). They're black and white and tiny enough to fit into the corner of my packed pedalboard. Handy!
Submitted by Scarebear on 30 August, 2014 - 09:20
The problem with having too much* guitar gear is that it can be troublesome to use it all together once it's setup. There's looping, channel shifting, tuning, midi control and amplifier effect control (like reverb) to contend with. So unless you're built like Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man, it can get tricky. Luckily for us all, EC Pedals has started an Indiegogo campaign to develop the SuperSwitcher 2 (which could just be the most advanced switching system you're likely to see).
Submitted by Scarebear on 28 August, 2014 - 23:27
I recently had too much time on my hands and wasted it by putting together a small Instagram storyline that featured three Lego men I decided to call Steve, Dave and Jim. Not one to dwell on that wasted time, I wasted more time and wrote a Blog article about it all and put together a downloadable PDF booklet of the story. If you're going to waste time, do it properly I say.
Well, because I do say that, I went ahead and did it all over again. So here is the second series of Steve, Dave and Jim (pedalboard planning).
Submitted by Scarebear on 28 August, 2014 - 21:48
If you haven't heard of Moniker Guitars yet them shame on you for several reasons. Firstly, they're awesome and their gallery of work is perhaps the most impressive I've seen (even if you take my spiral Reedsdale out of the equation). Secondly I've written about them a few times before. I was pretty sure everybody had read all the articles on this website. My expectations of the Internet aren't too high at all. Thirdly and most importantly, there's a Moniker Guitar featured prominently in my website header currently. It's that sexy spiral guitar. So sexy ...
Ignoring all of that (as many people will) the purpose of today's article is to mention the all-new (coming soon) Moniker Guitars Reedsdale Double Cutaway. Damn it! Now I want another guitar from Moniker Guitars.
Submitted by Scarebear on 27 August, 2014 - 21:31
Last week's wishlist amplifier head had two knobs. Minimalistic is cool. But maybe two knobs is one too many. What do you really need?! Volume and tubes. That's all you need. If the amplifier head can be around $100 then your wallet is also happy. The Kustom Defender 5H ticks all those boxes by providing perhaps the most simplified amplifier head around. If my wife was picking the amplifier head for me, she'd pick this one.