I recently picked up the black sheep of the legendary Honey Bee pedal family: the Honey Beest.
And I’m going to get through this First Impressions review without making any jokes at all about it being a beast of a pedal 😂
Continue reading “First Impressions: Bearfoot FX Honey Beest Overdrive Pedal”
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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