The EVH Phase 90 – Stripey, Swooshy Goodness To PUNCH Your Tone!!

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There are times when you buy a piece of music gear to sound BETTER. Other times, you buy a piece of gear to sound DIFFERENT. And then… there are those other glorious times when you buy a piece of music gear… simply because you want to sound like one of your heroes! The EVH Phase …

The Pocket Guitar – Throwback To The AIR-days!

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Okay, quick question: Before you actually began playing your instrument(s), did you, or did you not… … PLAY AIR??! What I mean is, did you PRETEND to play an instrument before you learned it? Like “air guitar”… … “air drums”… … “air bass”… … or any variation thereof?? Maybe you STILL like to seriously rock …

Eddie Van Halen – His Undying Influence, & A Fan’s Farewell

John Dunne’s poem says: “No man is an island, entire of itself… Any man’s death diminishes me, for I am a part of mankind… “ True though that may be, there are sometimes… when a person’s death diminishes us more than usual. Eddie Van Halen, composer and guitarist for the band “Van Halen“, died this …

The EHX Synth 9 – Gettin’ Synth-y With Your Axe!

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I love a good shredding guitar solo! You know… the kind that just makes you abruptly lean back into Eddie-like air guitar? The kind that gives you the open-mouthed “I’m a Guitar God!!” squinty face?!! The kind that gets your adrenaline pumpin’, your rock hair bouncin’ and makes you grab YOUR guitar and turn that …

The Power of Music: Pt. 2 – The Quarantine Renaissance!

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Okay – quick raise of hands… How many of you spent MORE time making music during the COVID-19 quarantine?? I see those hands! Me too!! The statistics back it up – more people have been buying and spending time with musical instruments and gear than they have in YEARS. Even though music stores, like the …

How to Record Music – Gear Glimpse #2:”If You’re Leaving”

What’s up everybody? Teaj coming atcha! I’ve been away from the site for a few weeks, launching some other online businesses, releasing new music and… renovating three rooms in my house!! Nobody can say that I’m not making the most out of this corona virus quarantine. 😉 Hope you’re staying safe, well and creative too! …

The Samick Acoustic Guitar – Ridin’ The Thin Line!

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Big & Beefy! That’s how a lot of acoustic guitar players like their tone to be. Even me, sometimes! But then, at other gigs, with other songs… the moment calls for something with less… girth. The Samick acoustic guitar that I have, their “Thin Line” model AMCT-CE, is the perfect complement to such situations. Worried …