How To Buy Music Gear – A Penny Saved Is A Preamp Earned!

The free Apollo Plugins!

Cha-CHING! I love the sound of money comin’ my way. Don’t you?! Every once in a while we really hit the jackpot and a big check comes in from some gig we’ve done in the past that blows most of the others away. That happened to me this week, so naturally… a new piece of …

Equipment For Nothin’ – When We Hit the Motherlode!

Buncha guitars CARTOONED

Anybody swapping, buying or trading gear long enough is familiar with “The Throw-in“. You know: you go to pick up a piece of gear and the sales person, or the owner of the piece, says: “Tell ya what… if you buy this today, I’ll THROW IN these pics… or this cover… or 5 sets of …

The Takamine EC-132C Classical Guitar – The Timeless Taste Of Classic Tone!!

The EC132C & Pimenny closeup CARTOONED

The first time I knew I had to have a classical guitar, I was listening to Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”. I played it incessantly (through headphones, of course!), and with all the lights off except for the dim glow of the stereo dial. It was magic! Love that Gilmour classical guitar!! The song “Goodbye Blue …

The Bugera Veyron BV1001T – Listen To That Volcano Rumble!!

my Bugera amp CARTOONED

Did you know Paul McCartney didn’t want to play bass? When the Beatles lost their gig in Germany and were deported back to England, their bass player up to that point, Stu Sutcliffe, didn’t leave with them. He was smitten with a German girl! But somebody needed to play bass. John Lennon had a brand …

The DIY Musician – Why You & Captain Marvel Have A Lot In Common!!

MARVELous Drummer & Audience CARTOONED !

I love space. Anything to do with it, really. Which is why, when any film comes out that deals with space, my gravity-bound butt will be in a seat watching it! Lol Yesterday, my family and I saw “Captain Marvel“. Great film! Powerful superhero! Lots of Marvel backstory explanations! Perhaps most impressive though, is that …

How To Set Up An Electric Guitar, Pt. 1 – The Archtop!

Archtop Setup image CARTOONED

My New Johnson Archtop!! Salutations, all you weekend warriors!! I’m sure you’re probably all getting ready for your latest gig tonight, or that pressing recording session comin’ up. Regardless, I thought I’d share the wealth and let you look over my shoulder as I show you how to set up an electric guitar – specifically, …

Shure SM7B Review – A Shot At Michael’s Mic!

SM7B and Michael CARTOONED

Is there such a thing as “Concert Envy”? I think there is. See, my wife just loves to tease me with the fact that SHE got to see Michael Jackson on his tour after the release of the “Thriller” album, and I… did not. Not fair! But I’ve got something over her too –  I …