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Ultimate Gear Giveaway!

It's not too often you see a Gear Giveaway this BIG!  We are excited to be part of this giveaway hosted by our friends at The Tone Mob.  All you have to do is enter your email to win: Tinyurl.com/tonemob .  Here is a list of what the winner will recieve: 2- ESO Guitar Straps (Black and Seafoam) 1- Pure Salem Guitar 1-30x20 flatboard and flight Case by Creation Company 1- Wool Coats Extra Chimey 1- Polytune Noir and 1 Ditto Looper from TC Electronics 1-White Tone Mob Model 001 Fuzz 1- Phoenix Power Supply from Walrus Audio Effects 1- Pulp "N" Peel from JHS Pedals 1- Feed me from Furrocious 1-El Cardinale from Friday Club Pedals 1-Steel City from 323 effects 1- Harbinger from...

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Tube or Solid-State?

Tube or Solid-State? What is the difference between the two? Which guitar amp is best for you? Depends! Let’s start with tube. This type of technology has been around since before World War 11 and has existed in many forms outside of guitar amps. They were used in things like radios, telephones and even early televisions. Nonetheless, lets stick to their performance in guitar amps. Generally, tube amps are more responsive than what you will get in solid-state. They react much quicker and capture all your tone in a very smooth and warm manner. Why? The route in which they generate sound is cleaner. As a result of this you will get more “sound” at a lower wattage out of a...

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Achieving BIG Sound in a Home Studio

Technology has a done a lot for the home recording artist. However, it still requires both patience and persistence to accomplish a studio quality sound. Here are a few tips to help point you in the right direction: #1 Take Your Time In order to achieve optimal sound it’s important to take a moment to dial in your tone. The settings you use when playing live are rarely the same ones you want to use when recording. Take a few minutes to adjust the levels on your amp and pedals in order to get that perfect tone. #2 Adjust your Microphone When recording with an external microphone try adjusting both the distance and angle from your amplifier. This can make...

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Creating the ESO Strap.

I was an apparel designer for years before deciding to create and market a product of my own. It always felt odd to put my heart into a creative concept only to give it to the company I worked for, in return for a paycheck… Art is such a personal endeavor to have it owned by someone else. However, the silver lining was that I was fortunate enough to work for companies both large and small, which enabled me to build an eclectic portfolio of design work.  One of the companies I worked for designed high end camera straps. I found this to be one of the best jobs I had because it was fun to design products that enhance...

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Company Spotlight: Prisma Guitars

  This year at NAMM we were fortunate enough to meet guitar builder, Nick Pourfard from San Francisco, CA. I have been playing guitar for a long time and consider myself a gear nerd, but had never heard of his product. His company Prisma builds premium guitars out of recycled skateboard decks! Many people think that skateboards are made from plywood… The truth is they are manufactured from exotic woods like hard rock maple. This is the perfect specie for a premium guitar. Nick draws the inspiration and direction for each piece, from the colors that begin to come through during the reclaiming process. Once the patterns and colors show their character, he decides which route to take from there....

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