Why do I have my rig centered around a pedalboard instead of an amp? Read on to find out!
Gear Review: Orange Micro Dark Terror
Street Price: $189 OverviewOrange really revolutionized the amplifier market with its original Orange Tiny Terror series of "lunchbox" style guitar amps. Typically about the size of a lunchbox, simple controls, lower power, "lunchbox" amps are great bang for the buck as far as portability, tone, and power. Every manufacturer has a "lunchbox" amp now. So... Continue Reading →
Guitar Memes, Vol 1
In addition to guitar, I love comedy too. Every now and then I try my hand at memes. Here are some of the ones I've made. Anyways, be sure to follow my social media's to catch these puppies fresh out of the oven when they pop in my mind. Cheers, Chuck Support This Blog Each... Continue Reading →
Contrarian Guitarist: I Actually Like Solid State Amps
I don’t think solid state amps deserve the bad rap they get. Here’s why
How Many Watts Does Your Guitar Amp Actually Need? (At Least In My Opinion)
This week in the blog, I take a realistic exploration of how many watts I think you really need for your guitar amps.
Tone Tip: Low To No Volume Practice
As I've gotten older, it seems like my guitar playing needs to be quieter and quieter. As a teenager, I'm surprised my parents even tolerated the volumes I would play at all the time. When my wife and I moved into our first house, we had very close neighbors. So that was the first detriment... Continue Reading →
Gig Survival: Always Have A Backup!
Murphy’s Law: Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Nowhere is this truer than in the world of a gigging musician. Those strings that you’ve been twangin’ on for months? They’ll choose to snap bending that first note during your sweet solo. That seemingly indestructible amp you’ve been cranking since the 80s? A fuse... Continue Reading →