Big Savings On Music Gear NOW! – Let All G.A.S.-ers Cheer!!

cheer for savings 3 CARTOONED

Hey, all you pro audio aficionados!! Welcome back!   Whether you’re jammin’ in the streets, on a stage, in a studio, or just in your bedroom with your headphones on, we’re glad you’re here to chomp on some more sound salad and join us knee-deep in the audio hoopla!   As we announced in THIS …

The Gear-Wise Musician, Part 1 – It’s Child’s Play!

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Kids. You gotta love their imaginations.   So many worlds and creatures and exotic situations in their minds… all set free like Noah’s Ark busting open, and a kaleidoscope of life stampeding ‘cross their interior movie screens.   So free in their simple enjoyment and focus on the moment. Very Zen, in a way.   …

Ludwig Drums – The Legacy Lives On!

Ludwig CARTOON kit

In the year 2000 my life, and music, was improved significantly by the introduction of a new friend – Jim Lewis.   You ever meet someone and just instantly hit it off?? That’s how it was with Jim. His infectious smile and quiet, witty way of processing the world made ya wanna hang with him. …

One Year Of G.A.S. – A Toast To YOU, Fellow Sufferers!!

A Toast!! CARTOONED

Where did it come from, that inspiration?   What made the idea coalesce in my fevered core as I sat, musing on my next steps??   Who could have ever foreseen… that G.A.S. would last so doggone long??!   Ahhh, but indeed it has, my friends, and today we celebrate!! We celebrate one year of …

What is the Thalia Capo? – Making You Look Good & Play Better!

thalia capo on neck

When I was first learning guitar in my teenage years, I had two heroes:   Paul Simon     Eddie Van Halen     Both of these men have created seemingly unending genius work, captured as recordings for us to listen to, enjoy, and, often, be in awe of. And both of these men have …

The Rocktron R50C – Wish You Were… Hair!!

The R50C is a Big Hair amp!

So, why do I have a Rocktron R50C in my amp arsenal?? Well, to understand that, you must know this: I lived in L.A. in the mid to late 80s. I had a band, and yes…   … our hair was sometimes larger than life.     It was a glorious heyday for Pop-Metal mania. There were …

My Ovation Mandolin – Gettin’ Jiggy With It!

Ovation Mandolin CARTOONED

The lights dimmed. It was time to play.     I clicked the tuner button off – I was live & ready. I could hear the crowd noise die down in anticipation…   I looked at the drummer. He counted off fast, “Uh ONE, two, three…” and with the flurry of an intro fill we …