Every bass player needs a good bass compressor to tighten up their bass sound and although I love my DBX rack, it can be a bit cumbersome at times. Without compression you can lose tone, attack, and much loss especially in the higher strings.
One of my all time favourites The Edge from U2 is a guitar innovator who’s sound was the fabric of my teen years and beyond. My memories of him was with a simple black Fender Stratocaster belting out his chiming delay laden sound we all came to know and love. Not what your typical guitarist would be playing. More
One of my favourite drummers from one of my all time favourite bands; Van Halen. Alex’s sound was always that signature Ludwig Supraphonic “Boxy” snare. Always with the perfect “Crack” and tone and always on point. More
In this digital age wouldn’t it be great to just plug in and play using your favourite device. “Jack” lets you do just that without the lag or noise of blue-tooth. Connect quickly to your chosen amplifier, device or computer’s DAW “Jack lets you cut the “red-tape” and get down to playing with little fuss setting up.
For many of us no matter how good your timing is there can be improvement. Soundbrenner has come up with this device that pulses a vibrating & visual click track to you and your band-mates to keep in time. Perfect for any instrument and even vocalists. Keep in time, keep your cool. More
Eastwood Guitars with their Airline series have been producing their fine crafted guitars made in the USA for over 15 years. If you want something retro-cool with some great features and super sound, this may be the brand for you. You can even have one of these babies custom made to suit your personal sound and style. More
Having read many a tale about guitarist & bassists with constant pain, joint and muscle problems over the years brought this topic to the forefront for me. Under my daily practice and playing routine my hands feel fine. It’s when I take breaks and return to my bass that things get dicey.
Unlike the working and touring musician whose hands are under a constant barrage of abuse and damage. Any way you cut it, hand care is a must for anyone using their hands in this way. More
Veteran drummer Joey Kramer is now sporting Pearl as his drum of choice after a long time affiliation with Tama. This earned him a signature set with a few different finishes. I’m really digging the beaded Crystal Beat kit!
I really love Rock-A-Billy and I’m a huge fan of 50’s-60’s rock and roll. So when the Stray Cat’s appeared on the scene in the early 80’s I became an instant fan. Their sound is Brian’s innovative twang that livened up every track of the Cat’s records. Gretsch has had Setzer models for years and deservedly so.