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Nothing is more 1980s than this.

December 13, 2012     / / / / / / / / / /

If I were to believe the 1980s could sonically, visually and aesthetically be summed up by Blade Runner, Vangelis, Blue…

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The Jewel Thief Approach to Lead Guitar™, Volume One

November 9, 2012     / / / / / / /

Hey folks! Growing weary of playing the same hot blooze licks over and over regardless of what’s happening behind you?…

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"Real men don’t use pedals": can this idea go away?

June 11, 2012    

During any online or interpersonal discussion involving guitar pedals, somebody always appears to announce that they don’t use any pedals….

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Days like this, we SO love our work – GOMEZ using our stuff!

March 22, 2012     / / / / /

Jennifer and I are big fans of Gomez, from Southport, England – How We Operate was one of our favorite…

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1000 words in defense of Yngwie Malmsteen. Yup.

March 16, 2012     / / / / / / / / / / / / /

And no, it’s not the same seven words repeated very quickly over and over! Earlier this week, I posted a…

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Thoughts on vintage gear, courtesy of a 32-year-old pedal.

January 12, 2012     / /

This is my 1979 MXR Phase 100 that I’ve owned for about fifteen years. During that time, I’ve wrecked its…

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Our favorite songs of the year: Rejectioneers "Get So Mad"

December 29, 2011     / /

The pop-up window alerted me that the download was waiting. All I had to do was name my price. I…

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Music geeking out: RUSH and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

December 7, 2011     / / / / / / /

I’m not here to debate Guns N’ Roses. Since we’ll never know what the White Stripes might have sounded like…

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Advice for playing covers, or 'What Would Zakk Wylde Do?'

November 17, 2011     / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Hey all! So every once in a while, we’re not going to talk about pedals. We’re going to have a…

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