Blackstar HT-1RH Ultimate Low Wattage Tube Amp?

In our quest for tone we all try different things. I do it, you do it, we all do it because it’s in the blood. We couldn’t stop if we wanted to. You find things that you think, at the time, are just what you were looking for only to find later there’s something even […]

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Blackberry Smoke Is On A Roll

Looks like Blackberry Smoke is on a roll now. A new (#1) album (Holding All The Roses), an American tour followed by a European tour. The thing that really jumps out at you about these guys is that when it comes to rock and roll they are purists,sticking to their roots and not falling into […]

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The Pretty Reckless are Going to Hell

The Pretty Reckless: Taylor Momsen (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ben Phillips (lead guitar, backing vocals), Mark Damon (bass) and Jamie Perkins (drums).  Here’s a band that I was actually aware of for some time but only recently listened to and I was completely blown away. The reason I didn’t pay attention before was because the […]

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DIY Pedalboard Mod

Perforated metal pedalboard makes a rock solid mounting system I thought I had a kick-ass original idea, but turns out it’s already being done commercially, and they”re getting a lot of money for these. Perforated metal  pedalboards. The catch is the prices are upwards of $200, so I went ahead and modded my Pedaltrain and […]

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My Jet City JCA20H and Me – 4 Years of Tone SoakedBliss

My little tone monster’s 4th birthday! It was 4 years ago today that I hauled ass to G.C. here in Phoenix to grab a Jet City JCA20H. I say “hauled ass” because I had been watchinig the news feeds for an indication that Jet City had shipped their first amplifiers. It was 3 or 4 […]

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