I recently picked up another Bearfoot FX pedal: the Emerald Green OD. Read on for my first impressions.Continue reading “First Impression: Bearfoot FX Emerald Green Overdrive Pedal”
My new Tweed Deluxe amp is a bit of a dream come true. Being a vintage amp circuit, it’s also a bit too loud for regular use at home. If I’m going to enjoy it, I need a way to turn it down.
My tool of choice for the job? Fryette’s Power Station PS-100. Why did I pick this over the considerable competition? And does it actually do the job? Read on for my research notes and First Impressions.Continue reading “First Impressions: Fryette Power Station PS-100”
Earlier this month, I took a trip up to Birmingham to try out a couple of B&G Little Sister P90 Crossroads guitars. I liked them so much, I brought one home with me and named it Merrang! (The exclamation mark is part of the name.)
Why did I get it, and what is it for? Read on for my First Impressions.Continue reading “First Impressions: B&G Little Sister P90 Crossroads”
I’ve finally done it. I’ve gone and bought an actual 5e3 circuit tweed amp. I wasn’t planning on getting one, but when a different planned purchase didn’t happen, I went for it. And then, by an amazing stroke of luck, the amp arrived months earlier than expected – right when I’ve got a short break from work between jobs.
This is going to be one of the longer First Impression posts. I’ve got a lot of notes to share with you, even though I’ve only had the amp a couple of days.Continue reading “First Impressions: Fender 57 Custom Deluxe Amp”
Back in June, I picked up an MXR Sugar Drive. How does this mini Klon klone compare to the real thing? And is it a cheaper alternative to any of the other klones that are in my collection?Continue reading “First Impressions: The MXR Sugar Drive”
I recently picked up another of the Boss Legend Series pedals: the FDR-1.
Is this dinosaur of a pedal a dud or a delight? As with its sister pedal the FBM-1, it all depends on what guitar you play … and what you want to use it for.Continue reading “First Impressions: Boss FDR-1 Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverb Overdrive Pedal”
Earlier in March, I picked up a second-hand Brantone Electronics Vintage Tweed overdrive pedal.
Read on for my First impressions. Spoiler alert: I like this pedal a lot.Continue reading “First Impressions: Brantone Electronics Vintage Tweed Overdrive Pedal”
Earlier in March, I picked up an unbranded pedal from eBay. It was sold as an AZABACHE pedal by TH Custom Effects. Does it live up to the hype of “the best sounds [sic] Fender Tweed Amp simulator I ever heard”?
Read on to find out my first impressions.Continue reading “First Impressions: TH Custom Effects AZABACHE Overdrive Pedal”
A couple of weeks ago, I bought a second-hand Leo Jr overdrive pedal.
I’ve been after one of these for a long time. Now that I have it, was it worth the wait?Continue reading “First Impressions: ToadWorks Leo Jr American Overdrive”
This year (2021), I’m on a mission. I’m learning how to record acoustic guitar at home, so that I can record some of my older, original music.
Earlier this month, I picked up the Roswell mini K47 large diaphragm condenser. Now, I’ve added a set of Neumann KM184’s to my mic locker too. How am I getting on with them? Read on for my First Impressions.Continue reading “First Impressions: Neumann KM184 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Matched Pair”