Dunlop Giving Away A Ton Of Zakk Wylde Gear… Deadline June 1st

Just a quick note for you Zakk Fanatics... You've got something like twelve more days to get in on Dunlop's big Zakk Wylde Gear Pack Giveaway. The company is giving away a ton of stuff here, including an Epiphone "Graveyard Disciple" electric guitar, Crybaby Zakk Wylde Signature Wah, MXR Zakk Wylde Overdrive and MXR Black Label Chorus, EMG Zakk …

Recreating Pink Floyd's 'Welcome To The Machine' Using Electro Harmonix Effects

Well, the insatiably curious Bill Rupert has done it again folks, with the latest edition of Effectology. This time out he manages to very accurately recreate Pink Floyd's gorgeously creepy 'Welcome To The Machine' using nothing but an electric guitar, an electric razor, an old telephone, and a handful of Electro-Harmonix effects pedals. Serious…

How To Make Your Guitar Shimmer And Chime Using Nothing But Electro-Harmonix Pedals

Bill Rupert never ceases to amaze me... the sounds he manages to coax out of nothing but an electric guitar and a daisy chain of Electro-Harmonix effects pedals is truly awe inspiring. His latest effort, Effectology Vol.11 Crystal -Shimmer Effects, is no exception. This time out Bill shows us how to create crystalline octave-echo type effects, …

Creepy Halloween Effects Using Nothing But Electro-Harmonix Pedals

Hah!... with Halloween right around the corner I just had to share this video with you all. It's Chicago musician Bill Ruppert showing you how to make a bunch of old-school monster movie sound effects using nothing but an electric guitar and a bunch of Electro-Harmonix foot pedals. My particular favorites are the creepy "Voices from the Other Si…

REVIEW: Seymour Duncan's Twin Tube Classic Overdrive

It's the holy grail of the armchair guitar-god isn't it? –– an overdrive pedal capable of producing searing, creamy, tube-driven distortion reminiscent of the great classic amp heads, but at a reasonable price-point and with a small footprint. Add in a dose of seriously sturdy construction, dual overdrive channels, military-grade vacuum tubes,…

See & Hear The New Electro-Harmonix Voice Box In Action

Wow, have you seen this thing? Once again, Electro-Harmonix produces another stimulating, informational, and just plain fun video demo of one of their new pedals -- the Voice Box Vocal Harmony Machine & Vocoder. Yeah, before seeing this demo the chances of me purchasing any kind of vocoder was pretty damned slim, but I have to admit I'm now fe…

Video Demo: New Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi with Tone Wicker

If you've been reading this blog for any amount of time you probably know I'm a huge Electro Harmonix fan, and I can't resist getting a chance to take a closer look at their stuff. Actually, it's been fun watching them over the past year or two, because they've really been pumping out some great new pedals. Anyway, here's a user-demo I came across…

Vintage Guitar Reviews Radial's Loopbone, Cabbone, and Switchbone

Personally, I run a pretty straight-ahead rig –– guitar > pedal board > amp > ears –– but I know a lot of folks who like to get a bit more complex in their set-up. If you've ever wished you could easily run two heads into a single cabinet and switch between them effortlessly, or you need to be able to switch between (or combine) d…

Speed Linking: Reverend's Limited Edition Volcano H90, EH Micro POG Demo…

Not a whole lot in the “guitar news” department this morning, though a few worthy links managed to find their way into my browser... • Limited Edition Volcano – Reverend Guitars has busted out with a new Limited Edition of their low-cost, award winning Volcano––the aptly titled Volcano H90. They've apparently swapped out the neck humb…

Chop Shop: Building The BYOC Optical Compressor

Wow... I had originally planned on writing a whole series of posts on my experience building the BYOC OptiComp Optical Compressor –– but the build had so few parts, and was so easy to put together that I think I can cover it all on one shot. Total build time for me was about three hours. In comparison, I spent at least five hours soldering tog…