Archive for September, 2009

Megadeth – Endgame

Posted in Heavy Metal, Shred Guitar on September 25, 2009 by Staff Writer

Hailed as an instant classic. I agree. From the very get go this is an amazing album. Heavy, melodic, great songs and awesome shredding/guitar interplay between Dave and Chris.

Buy it.



New guitar continues its Great American Roadtrip

Posted in Guitar Gear on September 25, 2009 by Staff Writer

Sept 24: Bloomington, California.

What kinda guitar? Hmm… I don’t know yet!


My new guitar currently at:

Posted in Guitar Gear on September 23, 2009 by Staff Writer

Sept 21: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Sept 22: Arrived and departed Perrysburg, Ohio.

Not sure why it’s going East since the delivery address is in California, but there you go.


The greatest rock guitar album ever made

Posted in Shred Guitar on September 18, 2009 by Staff Writer


Ignore the cheesy video, just listen to the opening track (click pic for link).

Hey! My Lapstick is featured on the company website! Cool!

Posted in Guitar Gear on September 17, 2009 by Staff Writer 

It’s in the Custom section and it’s the second one down – shown before they stuck some strings on it.

Dropped a few bucks on these yesterday…

Posted in Guitar Gear on September 15, 2009 by Staff Writer

Went in to Blackwood to put a down payment on some kit which I’m getting ordered from the U.S. – more on this later. I stayed a while and played several nice guitars – including a Custom Classic Strat (lovely except not sure about the Dolphin Blue) and a James Trussart Steelcaster Deluxe which used to belong to a friend of mine. Wow – both these guitars sounded great through the Carr Mercury and I admit I rushed home later to scour the Web for Trussart deals.  I have set my mind on getting a Steelcaster in Antique Copper finish at some point in the future [would that be a Coppercaster?].

Anyway, I digress.

I bought these:

Xotic Effects BB Preamap. Yeah, yeah, I know just a couple of posts ago I was whining about boutique pedal prices, but after hearing Andy Timmons play one of these into his Lonestar Classic (avid readers will remember I have one of those) I just had to try it. Turns out it sounded pretty nice, so I put that on the pile.


Next up was this Boss DD-7 (both pedals are new). I wanted a stereo delay and this fit the bill. It sounds killer too, plus the box is a natty cool shade of blue which is always exciting. Yes, sometimes what a box looks like can affect my buying decision; call me shallow.


Now they’re at home, in their boxes, on my shelf awaiting transport to Site B.

Thanks to Norman at Blackwood for his patience with me as always (hi Norman!).

Some people have waaay too much time on their hands…

Posted in Guitar General on September 12, 2009 by Staff Writer

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