#CoffeeAndKlon is my (irregular!) Sunday morning magazine series, where I talk about whatever’s on my mind right now. There’s always coffee, and there’s normally chat about the Klon and its many competitors.
Back at the end of September, PRS announced that they were getting into the pedal business. There were three pedals launched, and amongst them was a drive pedal that they called ‘Horsemeat’ … because it’s a Klon-killer.
But is it really? Read on to find out what I think …
Mary Spender has posted a new guitar challenge up on her YouTube channel: record a song using 10 guitars or more.
There’s a long and glorious tradition of YouTube musicians setting musical challenges for each other, most recently the Write and Record a Whole Song In An Hour. Mary’s hoping to start the next challenge with this one! She got the idea from her time at Port City Studios, where she made a video using 10 of the guitars they have up there.
Today’s video isn’t the song itself; it’s a behind-the-scenes look at all the effort that went into putting the song together. A great look into what it takes to be a YouTube music star like Mary is.
Have a watch, and then please head over to YouTube to leave a like and a supportive comment.
Mary Spender has recently been over in Norway visiting Frog Leap Studios, and while she was there, she recorded a cover of Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car.
There’s been quite a few videos now where Mary’s singing into the Shure SM7B microphone. Each time, I’m impressed with the end results. If you’re looking for a vocal mic for your home studio, it’s worth adding to your list.
Please head over to YouTube to leave a like and a supportive comment if you enjoyed Mary’s cover.
… with her Bacchus Mistress and its single Lollar P90.
If you’re new to Laura, she’s been posting videos of her playing for several years now. As time’s gone on, she’s developed a great American country rock vibe with her tone and phrasing. And she always lets her playing do the talking.
Please head over to YouTube and leave a like and a supportive comment if you enjoyed her playing. And please – don’t be a dick about the fact she’s a woman.