We’ve been using the Sony HDR-MV1 camera to video our gigs, and it works reasonably well, but I’m continuously frustrated by the poor quality in low light. The stages we play in my band are always either super-sunny, or very dimly lit. I know that my Canon T2i DSLR works much better in low light […]
Strap locks are an indispensable investment for any guitar. There’s nothing worse than having your strap twist free, and your guitar drop to the ground. On my Les Pauls, I used the Dunlop Dual Design strap locks. They worked fine for a Les Paul, as they attached on the guitar horn, rather than on the […]
My new 2013 Gibson SG Future Tribute has Steinberger gearless tuners. They look a little goofy, but they’re really easy to re-string, hold their tuning great, and are very easy to tune. Here are the instructions for restringing:
Continuing a tradition of birthday guitars, I received my new Gibson SG this week. This is the 2013 “Future Tribute” model. Let’s get one thing out of the way, right up front. “Future Tribute” is one the most ridiculous guitar model names I’ve ever heard. Seriously, before I even received the guitar, I ordered a […]
These Stupid Deal of the Day messages from Musician’s Friend are dangerous! I sorta lost my mind a little when I saw this. $499 for a USA Gibson SG?! Ok, I’ll give it a go. MF has a great return policy, so nothing to lose. On order!
We use a 6-space SKB Rolling Rack Case to contain our Mackie DL32R mixer, power amp, headphone amp, and feedback destroyer. This case is a beast- it’s really heavy duty and keeps our gear safe. However, a couple weeks ago, I noticed that the rack wasn’t standing up straight anymore. I flipped it on its […]
Using the Mackie DL1608 mixer with my band has totally sold me on the benefits of digital mixing. But the DL1608 has some shortcomings, and we’ve outgrown it. Mackie recently released their new top-of-the-line digital mixer – the DL32R. Back when I posted about their teaser announcement, I was just hoping that we’d get some […]
My Blackstar Stage 60 is a 3-channel amp, but with the additional gain switch on OD2, it’s effectively a 3 1/2 channel or 4 channel amp, depending on how you look at it. I absolutely love this flexibility! Blackstar’s catchphrase is “the sound in your head”, and it’s true. I’m really happy with the sounds […]