Back in January 2023, I picked up something a bit different: a pedal that’s designed (amongst other things) for boosting tweed amps.
The Lazy J Cruiser Deuce boost pedal
Read on for my (overdue!) First Impressions, with audio examples too!
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At the start of March 2023, I picked up all four of Marshall’s vintage reissue drive pedals. I’ve already posted my First Impressions on the ShredMaster and DriveMaster pedals.
Last, but not least, it’s time to explore the most legendary of them all: the Bluesbreaker. Here are my First Impressions.
Continue reading “First Impressions: Marshall Bluesbreaker Vintage Reissue Overdrive Pedal”
Rather than do a ‘best of’ style post, every year I’m doing a rundown of what guitars I’ve had my hands on, and what I’ve learned from the experience.
This post covers guitars that I play at home for fun. I’ll cover the guitars that I gig with tomorrow.
Previous years: [
2019] [ 2020] [ 2021] Continue reading “2022 Review: Guitars For Home Playing”
Rather than do a ‘best of’ style post, every year I’m writing up a rundown of what pedals I’m using, and why.
Previous years: [
2019] [ 2020] [ 2021] Continue reading “2022 Review: Pedals”
At the end of September, seemingly out of the blue, PRS dropped their first three guitar pedals ever: an overdrive (the
Horsemeat), a double-flanger (the Wind Through The Trees) and this one, an optical compressor (the Mary Cries).
The PRS Mary Cries Compressor Pedal
Mine has just arrived. What do I think of it? Is it worth the price? Read on for my First Impressions.
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Earlier this month, I revisited my first-ever tweed-tone pedal: Joyo’s Sweet Baby Overdrive pedal.
Many years have passed since I’ve played one of these. Is it going to be a happy reunion, or am I going to get a crash course in why I replaced it with my beloved Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive?
On the pedalboard: Joyo Sweet Baby Overdrive, Mad Professor Sweet Honey Overdrive, and the Klon KTR Continue reading “First Impressions: Joyo Sweet Baby Overdrive”
#TeleTuesday is my occasional series where I share my own feelings and experiences with Fender’s original solid-body electric guitar … warts and all.
Last time, I ran a blind test: seven demos of bridge pickups, but only four were Telecasters. Now it’s time for the reveal, and to share my thoughts on each bridge pickup. Continue reading “#TeleTuesday: Bridge Pickup Comparison – Part 2: The Reveal”
Fender Postmodern 63 Telecaster
A couple of weeks ago, I finally found
the Telecaster for me. I wasn’t even looking for it, either. Continue reading “First Impressions / TeleTuesday: Fender Postmodern 63 Telecaster”
Earlier this year, I bought a brand new PRS Paul’s Guitar.
So what do I think of it? What does it sound like? And why exactly has it taken four whole months to write up my First Impressions?
This is a lengthy post, so grab a fresh drink before you dive in 🙂
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This month is a tale of two eras: before land war in Europe, and after the war started.
My plan was to get Hedgehog back in action, and (if they came into stock) pick up a couple of things I felt I needed for some planned recording. And that’s how the month started.
Then Putin launched his invasion of a democratic European nation, while willy-waving his nuclear arsenal at the rest of the world. While we’re almost certainly safe from major consequences ourselves, I decided to bring forward my major planned purchase of the year anyway.
Continue reading “New Arrivals: February 2022”