http://lamkins-guitar.com/music/musings
David Lamkins picked up his first guitar a long time ago. As best he can recall the year was 1967: the year of the Summer of Love. Four decades later David has conjured up an amalgam of folk, rock and jazz solo guitar music for the occasional intimate Portland audience.
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location: Portland, OR USA

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1. What musicians can learn from comic geeks
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2. Accuracy and resolution of electronic tuners
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3. 2013 Musical Resolutions
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4. Solid state mythology
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5. Fecundity and sound
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6. A small course correction
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7. LF+ timing
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Titles (315)

"Good, better, best": Irrelevant
comparison, evaluation, fetishism, human nature, marketing hype, opinion, philosophy, preferences
"Fender Clean"
amplifiers, performance, distortion, evaluation
"The Cult of the Amateur" & Music
books, business, distribution, history, recording
"Tone" is not the goal
fetishism, goals, opinion, technique, technology
"Tone", amps and players
performance, opinion
"True-Bypass" revisited
effects, marketing hype, technology
'64 Vibroverb Custom review
Vibro-King, '64 Vibroverb Custom, Fender, review, comparison
2006 Musical Goals
goals, motivation, music theory, recording, technique
2006 in review
goals, motivation, music theory, recording, technique
2007 Musical Goals
goals, motivation, style, technique
2007 in review
evaluation, goals, motivation, music theory, performance, style, technique
2008 Musical Goals
goals, motivation, recording
2008 in review
Stephen Caird, Joe Williams, Garbriel Darling, Nancy Stovall, ReverbNation, evaluation, goals, performance
2009 Musical Goals
goals
2010 Musical Goals
goals
2010 in review
evaluation, goals, performance
2012 Rig
Avid, FAMC, Gator Cases, Liquid-Foot, Looperlative, Maxline Custom Cases, SKB Cases, Vafam Sound, amplifiers, effects, construction, digital, programming, set-up
2013 Musical Resolutions
goals
48 Hour Film Soundtrack
48 Hour Film Project, Fetus in Fetu, Todd Brabander, composition, recording
A Saturday in the studio
Mary-Suzanne, Stephen Caird, Joe Williams, performance, recording
A conversation with George
George Koumantzelis, background, influences, philosophy
A minimalist pedalboard
effects
A moment of Zen
human nature
A small course correction
philosophy
A survey of lightweight rigs
Fender, Mesa/Boogie, Tone King, Line6, Peavey, Vox, Boss, Fractal Audio, Digitech, Roland, Acoustic Image, AER, amplifiers, comparison, evaluation, review
A/B switchers
amplifiers, set-up, technology
About Almost Milwaukie
Almost Milwaukie, Mary-Suzanne, performance
Accuracy and resolution of electronic tuners
marketing hype, physics, technology, tuning
Acoustic amp for electric guitar
amplifiers, review, technology
Adjusting Amps
amplifiers, performance
Advances in Technology, Revisited
amplifiers, digital, loudness, speakers, technology, tubes
Advances in technology
business, history, marketing hype, technology
Advice for first-time amp buyers
amplifiers, digital, distortion, loudness, power, speakers, tubes
All about pickups and impedance
physics, pickups, technology
Amp Acquisition - An Education?
amplifiers, performance, preferences, evaluation
Amp Loudness
amplifiers, loudness, power, speakers
Amp terminology: Touch Sensitivity
amplifiers, terminology
Amp troubleshooting tips
amplifiers, tubes, troubleshooting
Amplifier "class" distinctions are useless
amplifiers, technology, terminology
Amplifier Evolution
amplifiers, technology, history
Anatomy of a listening test
Bret Holtz, cables, comparison, evaluation, physics, technology
Anectdotes, Theories and Facts
cables, evaluation, fetishism, human nature, marketing hype, physics, technology
Anti-digital myths busted
digital, physics, technology
Are DJs ruining the live-music scene?
Paul Kantner, attitude, entitlement, history, performance, philosophy, respect
Are boutique amps just another amp in the end?
amplifiers, comparison
Are computers good for music?
business, digital, distribution, recording, studio, technology
Are guitar players stuck in the past?
attitude, business, fetishism, technology
Are tube amps right for small venues?
amplifiers, digital, loudness, power, sound engineering, tubes
Are tubes good enough for the future of guitar music?
amplifiers, digital, opinion, technology, tubes
Are you happy?
attitude, evaluation, goals, human nature
Art vs. artifice
human nature, performance, philosophy, technique
Assembling a band
attitude, goals, human nature, motivation
Aural fatigue and dialing in your rig
human nature, preferences, set-up
BTPDX April 2004 Notes
amplifiers, review, comparison
Backup gear
business, performance, preparation
Balancing music vs. gear aquisition
attitude, evaluation, fetishism, goals, human nature, marketing hype, motivation, philosophy
Behringer
Behringer, business, technology
Benefits of a digital guitar rig
digital, evaluation, opinion, technology
Best (and worst) musical performances
opinion, performance
Beware of placing form over content
business, fetishism, human nature, marketing hype, philosophy, technique, technology
Biasing the Vibro-King "by ear"
amplifiers, service, Vibro-King
Big Music can no longer afford talent
business, distribution, opinion, technology
Blackface vs. Tweed
amplifiers, comparison, distortion, opinion, preferences
Bonding with my Gear
amplifiers, cables, effects, guitars, preferences
Bookers and clubs
attitude, business, human nature, motivation
Boss RT-20 rotary simulator reviewed
Boss, effects, review
Boutique Amps
amplifiers, business, construction, marketing hype
Boutique gear?
comparison, construction, evaluation, marketing hype, performance, technology
Boutique vs. commodity pedals
comparison, effects, evaluation
Box of 1,000 sounds
digital, style, technology
Bypass
effects, marketing hype, technology
Cable Nuances Revisited
cables, comparison, evaluation, physics
Cable comparison, part 1
cables, comparison, evaluation, physics
Cable comparison, part 2
cables, comparison, evaluation, physics
Can you have too many guitars?
fetishism, goals, guitars, human nature, philosophy
Changing tastes
amplifiers, preferences, evaluation, Fender, Mesa/Boogie
Clean amplification
amplifiers, sound reinforcement
Clean boosts and compressors
effects, performance, review
Combatting GAS
attitude, fetishism, goals, human nature, motivation
Comfort above all else
guitars, motivation, set-up, strings
Complexity and tone
amplifiers, opinion, performance, preferences, technology
Computer-based recording
studio, recording
Customer service, good and bad
Behringer, Digitech, business, troubleshooting
DIs, Speaker Simulators and Amp Modelers
sound engineering, technology
Delay effect comparison
comparison, effects
Developing creativity
goals, influences, philosophy, technique
Developing improv skills
goals, instruction, music theory, technique
Digital guitars
digital, guitars, marketing hype, opinion
Digital rig pros and cons
amplifiers, attitude, comparison, digital, effects, loudness, philosophy, technology
Dignity and respect
attitude, business, goals, motivation, respect
Dinosaur guitarists
performance, attitude
Direct-to-PA
performance, philosophy, set-up, sound engineering
Do I miss my amps?
amplifiers, technology
Do you really get what you pay for?
business, human nature, marketing hype, technology
Do you want good tone?
goals, preferences, technique
Does gear define the player?
goals, human nature, influences, preferences, technique
Does the "tone chase" ever end?
attitude, evaluation, human nature, opinion, performance, preferences
EPP programming: Rotary Speaker Brake
MIDI, programming
Earplugs and band volume
loudness, human nature, performance
Easy MIDI guitar
effects, technique, technology
Echo Roundup
echo, effects, review
Effect loop pitfalls
amplifiers, digital, distortion, effects, set-up, technology, troubleshooting
Effects devolution continues
effects, preferences, performance
Effects preferences revisited
effects, preferences
Effects?
effects, preferences, performance
Electric guitar as a folk instrument
attitude, background, goals, human nature, instruction, motivation, philosophy, style, technique
Electro-Harmonix SMMH vs. Eventide TimeFactor
Electro-Harmonix, Eventide, comparison, echo, effects
Electronic tuners
comparison, review, tuning
Even better Vibro-King "Ticking Tremolo" fix
amplifiers, mod, fix, Vibro-King
Evolution and Contradiction
background, philosophy, technology
Fecundity and sound
Fender, amplifiers, digital, distortion, technology, tubes
Feedback vs. volume
amplifiers, guitars, loudness, performance, sound engineering
Fender Trans-Impedance Power Attenuator
Fender, attenuators, technology
First time in a studio?
performance, preparation, recording, studio
Flat EQ for guitar
amplifiers, guitars, settings, technology
From Quark to Quasar
George Koumantzelis, philosophy, recording, sound engineering
From the beginning: history & inspiration
background, history, influences, motivation, philosophy, style
GAS-less
attitude, evaluation, goals, motivation
Gain, volume and dynamics
amplifiers, attenuators, distortion, technique
Gear advice
human nature, motivation, philosophy
Gear minimalism vs. collecting
attitude, goals, philosophy, technique
Gear vs. talent
performance, human nature, preferences, attitude
Geezers
attitude, fetishism, history, human nature, marketing hype, opinion, performance, respect
Gig kit
performance, preparation
Golden Age, or beginning of the end?
business, opinion, technology, distribution
Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead, history, sound engineering, technology
Ground switches and "death caps"
amplifiers, history, safety
Guitar cords - what's important?
cables, construction, physics
Guitar rig architectures
amplifiers, attenuators, distortion, echo, effects, reverb, speakers
Guitar-magazine reviews
business, opinion
Guitarist or musician?
opinion
Hearing with your eyes
attitude, fetishism, philosophy, technique
Help, my amp hisses!
amplifiers, evaluation
High-end Cables
cables, evaluation, physics, technology
Hippie Music
Burning Man, attitude, entitlement, hippies, human nature
How I improve my playing
instruction, motivation, philosophy, preparation, technique
How does the Vibro-King compare to a tweed or blackface Fender amp?
Fender, Vibro-King, amplifiers, comparison, evaluation, speakers, tweed
How loud is too loud?
performance, loudness, sound engineering
How many true-bypass pedals is too many?
cables, effects, physics, set-up, technology
How to increase sustain
amplifiers, guitars, set-up, settings, technique
How to use a standby switch
amplifiers, physics, technology, tubes
I have to use a modeling rig!
amplifiers, attitude, digital, performance, philosophy
I've never been a Deadhead
Grateful Dead, business, history, respect, style
Import guitars
guitars, evaluation, opinion
Improving as a player
attitude, goals, human nature, motivation, music theory, philosophy, technique
Is a 50-watt amp too loud?
amplifiers, loudness, power, speakers
Is it the gear, or not?
evaluation, philosophy, technique
Jazz: adapt or die
business, distribution, history, technology
Jazz: the birth and death of a genre
history, style
July 2010 update
amplifiers, guitars, performance
Keep Searching
evaluation, marketing hype, preferences
LCW's evolution
LCW, Stephen Caird, Joe Williams, The RadioStumptown Network, goals, recording, philosophy
LCW's origin story
LCW, Stephen Caird, Joe Williams, The RadioStumptown Network, collaboration, goals, philosophy, style
LCW's studio setup
LCW, Stephen Caird, Joe Williams, The RadioStumptown Network, performance, recording, studio, technology
LF+ timing
FAMC, programming
Lectrosonics IS-400 Wireless System Review
Lectrosonics, digital, review, technology
Leslie Emulators
comparison, effects, review
Lies, damn lies and specs
business, marketing hype, terminology
Life after bands
attitude, goals, motivation
Line6 Pod HD500
Line6, digital, evaluation, review, technology
Longevity of digital gear
construction, digital, technology
Looper Roundup
Akai, Boomerang, Electro-Harmonix, Eventide, comparison, effects, review
Losing my Boogie "religion"
Fender, Mesa/Boogie, amplifiers, comparison, distortion, evaluation, performance, preferences, technique
Low-tech recording
performance, recording, sound engineering
Luthier-built vs. production guitars
guitars, philosophy
MIDI sysex on Linux
MIDI, computers
Making your own cables
cables, construction, preparation
May 2007 Rosedrop Media Circus podcast
Mary-Suzanne, Robert Madrid, Mike Birchet, Rosedrop Media Circus, recording, performance
Maybe it's not a phase, after all...
amplifiers, comparison, digital, preferences, tubes
Mesa-Boogie Lone Star Review
Mesa/Boogie, amplifiers, review
Modelers vs. Tube Amps (1)
amplifiers, comparison, digital, technology
Modelers vs. Tube Amps (2)
amplifiers, comparison, digital, technology
Modelers vs. Tube Amps (3)
amplifiers, comparison, digital, technology
More Tone Secrets
guitars, set-up, strings
More power!
amplifiers, loudness, physics, power, sound engineering, speakers
Multi-Amp Pitfalls
amplifiers, cables, physics, set-up, troubleshooting
Multieffects vs. pedals
comparison, digital, effects, set-up, technology
Music in context
attitude, effects, opinion, performance, philosophy, recording, studio, technology
Musical Clichés
goals, influences, performance, style
Musical Evolution
goals, history, influences, motivation, music theory, performance, preferences
Musical Goals
motivation, performance, respect, music theory, technique, goals
Musical journeys: Reflections on a gathering
philosophy, motivation, influences, gatherings
Musicianship vs. Sound Reinforcement
attitude, loudness, performance, sound engineering
My Choices
amplifiers, guitars, effects, cables, preferences
My favorite amp
Vibro-King, amplifiers, preferences, reverb
My musical influences
influences, history
My pedal pops!
effects, technology
My practice routine
goals, motivation, music theory, philosophy, preparation, technique
My technical background
background
My, what a strange rig you have
preferences, opinion
Next steps
attitude, goals, motivation
Noise
fix, safety, set-up, technology, troubleshooting
Obsolescence
digital, history, technology, tubes
Old Dogs, New Tricks
attitude, goals, human nature, motivation, music theory, performance, philosophy, style, technique
On "real" guitar amplifiers
amplifiers, opinion
On "the best" Mesa/Boogie amplifier
Mesa/Boogie, comparison, review
On "tone"...
performance, opinion
On Gibson's MAGIC and guitars
Gibson, digital, MAGIC, technology
On amp construction
amplifiers, construction, fetishism
On amplifier power
amplifiers, power, loudness, distortion, attenuators
On amplifiers and effects
amplifiers, effects
On artist signature guitars
business, endorsement, Les Paul
On buying a used amp
amplifiers, evaluation, tubes
On channels... to switch or not?
amplifiers, technology, comparison, preferences
On effects
effects, preferences
On gear and performance
performance, preferences, sound engineering
On guitar store etiquette
guitar shops, human nature, respect, attitude
On guitar synths
performance, effects
On guitars... a block of wood?
guitars, physics
On increased sound level with multiple speakers
speakers, loudness, physics
On magic cables
human nature, marketing hype, cables, physics
On motivation and GAS
motivation
On multi- vs. single-channel amps
amplifiers, preferences
On multi-amp setups
amplifiers, preferences, performance
On multiple guitars
guitars, preferences
On phase cancellation
amplifiers, physics, technology
On power attenuators
amplifiers, power, loudness, distortion, attenuators
On powering pedals
effects, power, preparation, set-up, technology
On reverb
reverb, preferences, effects
On string gauges
strings, performance, physics
On the 3dB rule
amplifiers, distortion, loudness, sound engineering, performance
On the Mesa/Boogie Blue Angel's headroom
amplifiers, distortion, power, loudness, review
On the quest for tone
opinion, performance, preferences
On touch-sensitive amps
amplifiers, performance
Online guitar forums
fetishism, gatherings, human nature, marketing hype, opinion, philosophy, respect, terminology
Ordering a Custom Guitar
construction, guitars, human nature, respect
Pedal Board 2.0
Visual Sound, effects
Pedal hangover
effects, preferences, technique
Phil Lesh: "Searching for the Sound"
books, review, Phil Lesh, Grateful Dead
Playing guitar through a full-range amp
amplifiers, evaluation, loudness, physics, power, speakers, technology
Playing in "the zone"
motivation, performance, philosophy, preparation, recording
Portland's music scene
business, attitude, motivation, respect
Portland: not a music mecca
Portland, business
Powered Speaker Comparison
Atomic, FBT, QSC, amplifiers, comparison, evaluation, gatherings, power, review, sound reinforcement
Preamp Tube Substitutions
tubes
Reconsidering the "palette" analogy
goals, opinion, performance, philosophy, preferences, set-up, technique, technology
Reverb first?
effects, reverb, Vibro-King
Sequenced Live Music
attitude, motivation, opinion, performance
Shop, or play?
human nature, goals, motivation
Simple Gear, Complex Music
effects, opinion, performance, preferences, technique, technology
Simpler, ever simpler
amplifiers, distortion, philosophy, reverb, sound engineering, style
Simplicity
performance, preferences, technology, amplifiers, guitars
Small amps and big PAs?
loudness, opinion, performance, sound engineering
Small-club live sound
loudness, opinion, performance, sound engineering
Small-club live sound, revisited
loudness, opinion, performance, sound engineering
So you want a custom guitar?
construction, guitars, preferences
So, how good are you?
opinion, human nature
Solid state mythology
amplifiers, distortion, technology
Solid-state vs. tube amplifiers for guitar
amplifiers, comparison, technology
Solo Improv Guitar
background, goals, influences, motivation, performance, philosophy, preferences, recording, style, technique
Solo Improv Performance
performance
Solo guitar sound
performance, settings, guitars, amplifiers, effects
Solo performance
attitude, effects, goals, human nature, performance, technique
Some people can afford the best
attitude, motivation, philosophy
Sound Reinforcement in Small Rooms
opinion, performance, sound engineering
Sounding good with the gear you have
attitude, human nature, motivation
Speaker Cables vs. Guitar Cords
amplifiers, physics
Spencer
Spencer, cat
Strings and finesse
influences, performance, physics, set-up, strings, style, technique
Suggestions for guitarists
evaluation, goals, opinion, technique
Synth and virtual guitar
Axon, Brian Moore, Fender, Godin, RMC, Roland, digital, effects, technique, technology
Technical perfection vs. the element of surprise
opinion, performance, respect, technique
Technological Obsessions
attitude, fetishism, history, human nature, marketing hype, motivation
Technology vs. passion
attitude, history, technology
The "Class-A" illusion
amplifiers, technology, terminology
The "Real" Rules for Buying an Amp
marketing hype
The Downside of Cliches
goals, history, human nature, influences, motivation, style, technique, technology
The Internet and the Quest for Perfection
comparison, evaluation, goals
The Music Industry is not Broken
business, distribution, history, opinion, recording, technology
The Vibro-King and the Hot Plate
Vibro-King, Hot Plate, amplifiers, attenuators, distortion, loudness, speakers
The end of innocence
preferences, amplifiers, performance, comparison, distortion
The end of tube amps?
amplifiers, attenuators, digital, history, loudness, opinion, performance, philosophy, sound engineering, sound reinforcement, tubes
The future of digital guitar amplifiers
amplifiers, digital, technology, tubes
The future of tubes?
amplifiers, business, digital, history, opinion, technology, tubes
The guitarist's dilemma
human nature, set-up, sound engineering
The importance of guitars vs. amps
amplifiers, attitude, guitars, opinion, preferences
The paradox of practice
goals, human nature, motivation, music theory, performance, philosophy, preparation, technique
The voice is not the message
attitude, goals, human nature, philosophy, technology
Things I need to be reminded of...
opinion, philosophy, preferences
Time for a change
computers, technology
Time for a new MIDI standard?
MIDI, digital, standards, technology
Tinnitus sucks
health, loudness, performance
Tips for guitarists
attitude, goals, human nature, influences, performance, philosophy, respect, strings, technique, tuning
Tone Controls
Henriksen, Fender, amplifiers, marketing hype, settings, sound engineering, technology
Tone Secrets
performance, attitude, opinion, marketing hype
Tone Terms
terminology
Tone, Technique, Style and Gear
goals, style, technique
Too much gain!
Fender, THD, Mesa/Boogie, amplifiers, comparison, distortion, performance, preferences, tweed
Touch dynamics
amplifiers, guitars, technique, technology
Trade-ins
business, guitar shops
Traynor K4 vs. Yamaha STAGEPAS 300
amplifiers, comparison, review
Troubleshooting the Blue Angel
Mesa/Boogie, amplifiers, troubleshooting, tubes
True bypass, cables and buffers
cables, effects, physics, set-up, technology
Tube amp attack sensitivity at home
amplifiers, loudness, power
Tube amps for quiet play
amplifiers, power, loudness
Tubes vs. transistors
amplifiers, technology, comparison
Turn that amp down!
amplifiers, loudness, physics, sound engineering, speakers
Used amps
amplifiers, evaluation
Vibro-King "Ticking Tremolo" Fix
amplifiers, mod, fix, Vibro-King
Vibro-King Sound & Settings
performance, Fender, Gibson, Vibro-King, amplifiers, set-up
Vibro-King distortion
Vibro-King, Boss, attenuators, distortion, effects
Vibro-King headroom
Vibro-King, settings
Vibro-King setup
Fender, Vibro-King, amplifiers, evaluation, set-up, settings, speakers, strings, tubes
Vintage gear
fetishism, philosophy, preferences
Weight reduction
AER, amplifiers, effects, philosophy, set-up
What is "touch-sensitive"?
amplifiers, distortion, performance, technology, tubes
What musicians can learn from comic geeks
Stumptown Comic Fest, business, creativity, opinionphilosophy
What's new? (09-2008)
Joe Williams, Stephen Caird, collaboration, goals, recording
Which FRFR system should I buy?
amplifiers, performance, power, sound engineering, speakers
Why do pickups sound the way they do?
pickups, physics
Why play?
background, goals, influences, motivation, music theory, philosophy, preferences, style, technique
Will the recording industry become obsolete?
business, human nature, opinion, technology
Will you pay to self-distribute your music on the internet?
business, distribution
Writing about music online
attitude, communication, human nature
Zoom HD16CD compared to Tascam 2488mkII
Tascam, Zoom, comparison, recording, review

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'64 Vibroverb Custom
^ '64 Vibroverb Custom review
48 Hour Film Project
^ 48 Hour Film Soundtrack
AER
^ A survey of lightweight rigs
^ Weight reduction
Acoustic Image
^ A survey of lightweight rigs
Akai
^ Looper Roundup
Almost Milwaukie
^ About Almost Milwaukie
Atomic
^ Powered Speaker Comparison
Avid
^ 2012 Rig
Axon
^ Synth and virtual guitar
Behringer
^ Behringer
^ Customer service, good and bad
Boomerang
^ Looper Roundup
Boss
^ Boss RT-20 rotary simulator reviewed
^ A survey of lightweight rigs
^ Vibro-King distortion
Bret Holtz
^ Anatomy of a listening test
Brian Moore
^ Synth and virtual guitar
Burning Man
^ Hippie Music
Digitech
^ Customer service, good and bad
^ A survey of lightweight rigs
Electro-Harmonix
^ Looper Roundup
^ Electro-Harmonix SMMH vs. Eventide TimeFactor
Eventide
^ Looper Roundup
^ Electro-Harmonix SMMH vs. Eventide TimeFactor
FAMC
^ 2012 Rig
^ LF+ timing
FBT
^ Powered Speaker Comparison
Fender
^ Changing tastes
^ Fecundity and sound
^ Losing my Boogie "religion"
^ A survey of lightweight rigs
^ Synth and virtual guitar
^ Tone Controls
^ Too much gain!
^ Fender Trans-Impedance Power Attenuator
^ '64 Vibroverb Custom review
^ Vibro-King Sound & Settings
^ Vibro-King setup
^ How does the Vibro-King compare to a tweed or blackface Fender amp?
Fetus in Fetu
^ 48 Hour Film Soundtrack
Fractal Audio
^ A survey of lightweight rigs
Garbriel Darling
^ 2008 in review
Gator Cases
^ 2012 Rig
George Koumantzelis
^ From Quark to Quasar
^ A conversation with George
Gibson
^ On Gibson's MAGIC and guitars
^ Vibro-King Sound & Settings
Godin
^ Synth and virtual guitar
Grateful Dead
^ Grateful Dead
^ Phil Lesh: "Searching for the Sound"
^ I've never been a Deadhead
Henriksen
^ Tone Controls
Hot Plate
^ The Vibro-King and the Hot Plate
Joe Williams
^ 2008 in review
^ A Saturday in the studio
^ LCW's evolution
^ LCW's origin story
^ LCW's studio setup
^ What's new? (09-2008)
LCW
^ LCW's evolution
^ LCW's origin story
^ LCW's studio setup
Lectrosonics
^ Lectrosonics IS-400 Wireless System Review
Les Paul
^ On artist signature guitars
Line6
^ Line6 Pod HD500
^ A survey of lightweight rigs
Liquid-Foot
^ 2012 Rig
Looperlative
^ 2012 Rig
MAGIC
^ On Gibson's MAGIC and guitars
MIDI
^ EPP programming: Rotary Speaker Brake
^ Time for a new MIDI standard?
^ MIDI sysex on Linux
Mary-Suzanne
^ A Saturday in the studio
^ About Almost Milwaukie
^ May 2007 Rosedrop Media Circus podcast
Maxline Custom Cases
^ 2012 Rig
Mesa/Boogie
^ On "the best" Mesa/Boogie amplifier
^ Troubleshooting the Blue Angel
^ Changing tastes
^ Mesa-Boogie Lone Star Review
^ Losing my Boogie "religion"
^ A survey of lightweight rigs
^ Too much gain!
Mike Birchet
^ May 2007 Rosedrop Media Circus podcast
Nancy Stovall
^ 2008 in review
Paul Kantner
^ Are DJs ruining the live-music scene?
Peavey
^ A survey of lightweight rigs
Phil Lesh
^ Phil Lesh: "Searching for the Sound"
Portland
^ Portland: not a music mecca
QSC
^ Powered Speaker Comparison
RMC
^ Synth and virtual guitar
ReverbNation
^ 2008 in review
Robert Madrid
^ May 2007 Rosedrop Media Circus podcast
Roland
^ A survey of lightweight rigs
^ Synth and virtual guitar
Rosedrop Media Circus
^ May 2007 Rosedrop Media Circus podcast
SKB Cases
^ 2012 Rig
Spencer
^ Spencer
Stephen Caird
^ 2008 in review
^ A Saturday in the studio
^ LCW's evolution
^ LCW's origin story
^ LCW's studio setup
^ What's new? (09-2008)
Stumptown Comic Fest
^ What musicians can learn from comic geeks
THD
^ Too much gain!
Tascam
^ Zoom HD16CD compared to Tascam 2488mkII
The RadioStumptown Network
^ LCW's evolution
^ LCW's origin story
^ LCW's studio setup
Todd Brabander
^ 48 Hour Film Soundtrack
Tone King
^ A survey of lightweight rigs
Vafam Sound
^ 2012 Rig
Vibro-King
^ Biasing the Vibro-King "by ear"
^ My favorite amp
^ Reverb first?
^ '64 Vibroverb Custom review
^ Vibro-King headroom
^ The Vibro-King and the Hot Plate
^ Vibro-King distortion
^ Vibro-King Sound & Settings
^ Vibro-King setup
^ Vibro-King "Ticking Tremolo" Fix
^ Even better Vibro-King "Ticking Tremolo" fix
^ How does the Vibro-King compare to a tweed or blackface Fender amp?
Visual Sound
^ Pedal Board 2.0
Vox
^ A survey of lightweight rigs
Zoom
^ Zoom HD16CD compared to Tascam 2488mkII
amplifiers
^ 2012 Rig
^ Is a 50-watt amp too loud?
^ My Choices
^ A/B switchers
^ Acoustic amp for electric guitar
^ Adjusting Amps
^ Advances in Technology, Revisited
^ Advice for first-time amp buyers
^ On amp construction
^ Amp Acquisition - An Education?
^ Amplifier Evolution
^ Help, my amp hisses!
^ Amp Loudness
^ On amplifier power
^ Amp troubleshooting tips
^ On amplifiers and effects
^ Are tube amps right for small venues?
^ Are tubes good enough for the future of guitar music?
^ On power attenuators
^ Biasing the Vibro-King "by ear"
^ Blackface vs. Tweed
^ On the Mesa/Boogie Blue Angel's headroom
^ Troubleshooting the Blue Angel
^ Bonding with my Gear
^ Boutique Amps
^ Are boutique amps just another amp in the end?
^ BTPDX April 2004 Notes
^ On buying a used amp
^ Changing tastes
^ On channels... to switch or not?
^ Amplifier "class" distinctions are useless
^ The "Class-A" illusion
^ Clean amplification
^ Complexity and tone
^ The future of digital guitar amplifiers
^ Digital rig pros and cons
^ Do I miss my amps?
^ Effect loop pitfalls
^ The end of innocence
^ My favorite amp
^ Fecundity and sound
^ Feedback vs. volume
^ "Fender Clean"
^ Flat EQ for guitar
^ The future of tubes?
^ Gain, volume and dynamics
^ Ground switches and "death caps"
^ Playing guitar through a full-range amp
^ How to increase sustain
^ I have to use a modeling rig!
^ The importance of guitars vs. amps
^ July 2010 update
^ Traynor K4 vs. Yamaha STAGEPAS 300
^ Mesa-Boogie Lone Star Review
^ Losing my Boogie "religion"
^ Tube amp attack sensitivity at home
^ Maybe it's not a phase, after all...
^ Modelers vs. Tube Amps (1)
^ Modelers vs. Tube Amps (2)
^ Modelers vs. Tube Amps (3)
^ More power!
^ Multi-Amp Pitfalls
^ On multi-amp setups
^ On multi- vs. single-channel amps
^ On phase cancellation
^ Powered Speaker Comparison
^ Tube amps for quiet play
^ On "real" guitar amplifiers
^ Guitar rig architectures
^ Simpler, ever simpler
^ Simplicity
^ Solid state mythology
^ Solo guitar sound
^ Speaker Cables vs. Guitar Cords
^ Solid-state vs. tube amplifiers for guitar
^ How to use a standby switch
^ A survey of lightweight rigs
^ On the 3dB rule
^ The end of tube amps?
^ Tone Controls
^ Too much gain!
^ Touch dynamics
^ On touch-sensitive amps
^ What is "touch-sensitive"?
^ Amp terminology: Touch Sensitivity
^ Tubes vs. transistors
^ Turn that amp down!
^ Used amps
^ The Vibro-King and the Hot Plate
^ Vibro-King Sound & Settings
^ Vibro-King setup
^ Vibro-King "Ticking Tremolo" Fix
^ Even better Vibro-King "Ticking Tremolo" fix
^ How does the Vibro-King compare to a tweed or blackface Fender amp?
^ Weight reduction
^ Which FRFR system should I buy?
attenuators
^ On amplifier power
^ On power attenuators
^ Gain, volume and dynamics
^ Guitar rig architectures
^ The end of tube amps?
^ Fender Trans-Impedance Power Attenuator
^ The Vibro-King and the Hot Plate
^ Vibro-King distortion
attitude
^ Are you happy?
^ Assembling a band
^ Balancing music vs. gear aquisition
^ Bookers and clubs
^ Combatting GAS
^ Digital rig pros and cons
^ Dignity and respect
^ Dinosaur guitarists
^ Are DJs ruining the live-music scene?
^ Electric guitar as a folk instrument
^ On guitar store etiquette
^ GAS-less
^ Gear minimalism vs. collecting
^ Gear vs. talent
^ Sounding good with the gear you have
^ Geezers
^ Hearing with your eyes
^ Hippie Music
^ I have to use a modeling rig!
^ The importance of guitars vs. amps
^ Improving as a player
^ Life after bands
^ Music in context
^ Musicianship vs. Sound Reinforcement
^ Next steps
^ Old Dogs, New Tricks
^ Portland's music scene
^ Sequenced Live Music
^ Solo performance
^ Some people can afford the best
^ Technological Obsessions
^ Technology vs. passion
^ Tips for guitarists
^ Does the "tone chase" ever end?
^ Tone Secrets
^ Are guitar players stuck in the past?
^ The voice is not the message
^ Writing about music online
background
^ Electric guitar as a folk instrument
^ Evolution and Contradiction
^ From the beginning: history & inspiration
^ A conversation with George
^ Solo Improv Guitar
^ My technical background
^ Why play?
books
^ "The Cult of the Amateur" & Music
^ Phil Lesh: "Searching for the Sound"
business
^ Advances in technology
^ On artist signature guitars
^ Backup gear
^ Behringer
^ Beware of placing form over content
^ Bookers and clubs
^ Boutique Amps
^ Are computers good for music?
^ "The Cult of the Amateur" & Music
^ Customer service, good and bad
^ Dignity and respect
^ The future of tubes?
^ Do you really get what you pay for?
^ Golden Age, or beginning of the end?
^ Will you pay to self-distribute your music on the internet?
^ Jazz: adapt or die
^ Big Music can no longer afford talent
^ Lies, damn lies and specs
^ Guitar-magazine reviews
^ The Music Industry is not Broken
^ I've never been a Deadhead
^ Portland's music scene
^ Portland: not a music mecca
^ Will the recording industry become obsolete?
^ Trade-ins
^ Are guitar players stuck in the past?
^ What musicians can learn from comic geeks
cables
^ My Choices
^ Anatomy of a listening test
^ Anectdotes, Theories and Facts
^ Bonding with my Gear
^ Cable comparison, part 1
^ Cable comparison, part 2
^ Cable Nuances Revisited
^ Guitar cords - what's important?
^ High-end Cables
^ How many true-bypass pedals is too many?
^ On magic cables
^ Making your own cables
^ Multi-Amp Pitfalls
^ True bypass, cables and buffers
cat
^ Spencer
collaboration
^ LCW's origin story
^ What's new? (09-2008)
communication
^ Writing about music online
comparison
^ Zoom HD16CD compared to Tascam 2488mkII
^ Anatomy of a listening test
^ On "the best" Mesa/Boogie amplifier
^ Blackface vs. Tweed
^ Boutique gear?
^ Boutique vs. commodity pedals
^ Are boutique amps just another amp in the end?
^ BTPDX April 2004 Notes
^ Cable comparison, part 1
^ Cable comparison, part 2
^ Cable Nuances Revisited
^ On channels... to switch or not?
^ Delay effect comparison
^ Digital rig pros and cons
^ Electronic tuners
^ The end of innocence
^ "Good, better, best": Irrelevant
^ Traynor K4 vs. Yamaha STAGEPAS 300
^ Leslie Emulators
^ Looper Roundup
^ Losing my Boogie "religion"
^ Maybe it's not a phase, after all...
^ Modelers vs. Tube Amps (1)
^ Modelers vs. Tube Amps (2)
^ Modelers vs. Tube Amps (3)
^ Multieffects vs. pedals
^ Powered Speaker Comparison
^ The Internet and the Quest for Perfection
^ Electro-Harmonix SMMH vs. Eventide TimeFactor
^ Solid-state vs. tube amplifiers for guitar
^ A survey of lightweight rigs
^ Too much gain!
^ Tubes vs. transistors
^ '64 Vibroverb Custom review
^ How does the Vibro-King compare to a tweed or blackface Fender amp?
composition
^ 48 Hour Film Soundtrack
computers
^ MIDI sysex on Linux
^ Time for a change
construction
^ 2012 Rig
^ On amp construction
^ Boutique Amps
^ Boutique gear?
^ Guitar cords - what's important?
^ So you want a custom guitar?
^ Longevity of digital gear
^ Making your own cables
^ Ordering a Custom Guitar
creativity
^ What musicians can learn from comic geeks
digital
^ 2012 Rig
^ On Gibson's MAGIC and guitars
^ Advances in Technology, Revisited
^ Advice for first-time amp buyers
^ Are tube amps right for small venues?
^ Are tubes good enough for the future of guitar music?
^ Box of 1,000 sounds
^ Are computers good for music?
^ The future of digital guitar amplifiers
^ Longevity of digital gear
^ Digital guitars
^ Digital rig pros and cons
^ Benefits of a digital guitar rig
^ Anti-digital myths busted
^ Effect loop pitfalls
^ Fecundity and sound
^ The future of tubes?
^ Line6 Pod HD500
^ I have to use a modeling rig!
^ Lectrosonics IS-400 Wireless System Review
^ Maybe it's not a phase, after all...
^ Time for a new MIDI standard?
^ Modelers vs. Tube Amps (1)
^ Modelers vs. Tube Amps (2)
^ Modelers vs. Tube Amps (3)
^ Multieffects vs. pedals
^ Obsolescence
^ Synth and virtual guitar
^ The end of tube amps?
distortion
^ Advice for first-time amp buyers
^ On amplifier power
^ On power attenuators
^ Blackface vs. Tweed
^ On the Mesa/Boogie Blue Angel's headroom
^ Effect loop pitfalls
^ The end of innocence
^ Fecundity and sound
^ "Fender Clean"
^ Gain, volume and dynamics
^ Losing my Boogie "religion"
^ Guitar rig architectures
^ Simpler, ever simpler
^ Solid state mythology
^ On the 3dB rule
^ Too much gain!
^ What is "touch-sensitive"?
^ The Vibro-King and the Hot Plate
^ Vibro-King distortion
distribution
^ Are computers good for music?
^ "The Cult of the Amateur" & Music
^ Golden Age, or beginning of the end?
^ Will you pay to self-distribute your music on the internet?
^ Jazz: adapt or die
^ Big Music can no longer afford talent
^ The Music Industry is not Broken
echo
^ Echo Roundup
^ Guitar rig architectures
^ Electro-Harmonix SMMH vs. Eventide TimeFactor
effects
^ 2012 Rig
^ My Choices
^ On amplifiers and effects
^ Bonding with my Gear
^ Clean boosts and compressors
^ Boutique vs. commodity pedals
^ Bypass
^ Delay effect comparison
^ Digital rig pros and cons
^ Easy MIDI guitar
^ Echo Roundup
^ Effect loop pitfalls
^ Effects devolution continues
^ On effects
^ Effects preferences revisited
^ Effects?
^ On guitar synths
^ How many true-bypass pedals is too many?
^ Leslie Emulators
^ Looper Roundup
^ Multieffects vs. pedals
^ Music in context
^ On powering pedals
^ Pedal Board 2.0
^ Pedal hangover
^ My pedal pops!
^ Reverb first?
^ On reverb
^ Guitar rig architectures
^ Boss RT-20 rotary simulator reviewed
^ Simple Gear, Complex Music
^ A minimalist pedalboard
^ Electro-Harmonix SMMH vs. Eventide TimeFactor
^ Solo guitar sound
^ Solo performance
^ Synth and virtual guitar
^ True bypass, cables and buffers
^ "True-Bypass" revisited
^ Vibro-King distortion
^ Weight reduction
endorsement
^ On artist signature guitars
entitlement
^ Are DJs ruining the live-music scene?
^ Hippie Music
evaluation
^ 2007 in review
^ 2008 in review
^ 2010 in review
^ Amp Acquisition - An Education?
^ Help, my amp hisses!
^ Anatomy of a listening test
^ Anectdotes, Theories and Facts
^ Are you happy?
^ Balancing music vs. gear aquisition
^ Boutique gear?
^ Boutique vs. commodity pedals
^ On buying a used amp
^ Cable comparison, part 1
^ Cable comparison, part 2
^ Cable Nuances Revisited
^ Changing tastes
^ Benefits of a digital guitar rig
^ "Fender Clean"
^ GAS-less
^ Is it the gear, or not?
^ "Good, better, best": Irrelevant
^ Playing guitar through a full-range amp
^ Line6 Pod HD500
^ High-end Cables
^ Import guitars
^ Keep Searching
^ Losing my Boogie "religion"
^ Powered Speaker Comparison
^ The Internet and the Quest for Perfection
^ Suggestions for guitarists
^ A survey of lightweight rigs
^ Does the "tone chase" ever end?
^ Used amps
^ Vibro-King setup
^ How does the Vibro-King compare to a tweed or blackface Fender amp?
fetishism
^ On amp construction
^ Anectdotes, Theories and Facts
^ Balancing music vs. gear aquisition
^ Beware of placing form over content
^ Combatting GAS
^ Geezers
^ "Good, better, best": Irrelevant
^ Hearing with your eyes
^ Online guitar forums
^ Technological Obsessions
^ "Tone" is not the goal
^ Can you have too many guitars?
^ Are guitar players stuck in the past?
^ Vintage gear
fix
^ Noise
^ Vibro-King "Ticking Tremolo" Fix
^ Even better Vibro-King "Ticking Tremolo" fix
gatherings
^ Musical journeys: Reflections on a gathering
^ Online guitar forums
^ Powered Speaker Comparison
goals
^ 2006 Musical Goals
^ 2006 in review
^ 2007 Musical Goals
^ 2007 in review
^ 2008 Musical Goals
^ 2008 in review
^ 2009 Musical Goals
^ 2010 Musical Goals
^ 2010 in review
^ 2013 Musical Resolutions
^ Are you happy?
^ Assembling a band
^ Balancing music vs. gear aquisition
^ Musical Clichés
^ Combatting GAS
^ Developing creativity
^ Dignity and respect
^ Does gear define the player?
^ The Downside of Cliches
^ Electric guitar as a folk instrument
^ GAS-less
^ Gear minimalism vs. collecting
^ Do you want good tone?
^ Developing improv skills
^ Improving as a player
^ LCW's evolution
^ LCW's origin story
^ Life after bands
^ Musical Evolution
^ Musical Goals
^ My practice routine
^ Next steps
^ Old Dogs, New Tricks
^ Reconsidering the "palette" analogy
^ The paradox of practice
^ The Internet and the Quest for Perfection
^ Shop, or play?
^ Solo Improv Guitar
^ Solo performance
^ Suggestions for guitarists
^ Tips for guitarists
^ "Tone" is not the goal
^ Tone, Technique, Style and Gear
^ Can you have too many guitars?
^ The voice is not the message
^ What's new? (09-2008)
^ Why play?
guitar shops
^ On guitar store etiquette
^ Trade-ins
guitars
^ My Choices
^ Bonding with my Gear
^ Comfort above all else
^ So you want a custom guitar?
^ Digital guitars
^ Feedback vs. volume
^ Flat EQ for guitar
^ On multiple guitars
^ How to increase sustain
^ Import guitars
^ The importance of guitars vs. amps
^ July 2010 update
^ Luthier-built vs. production guitars
^ More Tone Secrets
^ Ordering a Custom Guitar
^ Simplicity
^ Solo guitar sound
^ Can you have too many guitars?
^ Touch dynamics
^ On guitars... a block of wood?
health
^ Tinnitus sucks
hippies
^ Hippie Music
history
^ Advances in technology
^ Amplifier Evolution
^ "The Cult of the Amateur" & Music
^ Are DJs ruining the live-music scene?
^ The Downside of Cliches
^ From the beginning: history & inspiration
^ The future of tubes?
^ Geezers
^ Grateful Dead
^ Ground switches and "death caps"
^ Jazz: adapt or die
^ Jazz: the birth and death of a genre
^ The Music Industry is not Broken
^ Musical Evolution
^ My musical influences
^ I've never been a Deadhead
^ Obsolescence
^ Technological Obsessions
^ Technology vs. passion
^ The end of tube amps?
human nature
^ Anectdotes, Theories and Facts
^ Are you happy?
^ Art vs. artifice
^ Assembling a band
^ Aural fatigue and dialing in your rig
^ Balancing music vs. gear aquisition
^ Beware of placing form over content
^ Bookers and clubs
^ Combatting GAS
^ Does gear define the player?
^ The Downside of Cliches
^ Earplugs and band volume
^ Electric guitar as a folk instrument
^ On guitar store etiquette
^ Gear advice
^ Gear vs. talent
^ Sounding good with the gear you have
^ Geezers
^ Do you really get what you pay for?
^ "Good, better, best": Irrelevant
^ Hippie Music
^ So, how good are you?
^ Improving as a player
^ On magic cables
^ Old Dogs, New Tricks
^ Online guitar forums
^ Ordering a Custom Guitar
^ The paradox of practice
^ Will the recording industry become obsolete?
^ Shop, or play?
^ Solo performance
^ Technological Obsessions
^ The guitarist's dilemma
^ Tips for guitarists
^ Does the "tone chase" ever end?
^ Can you have too many guitars?
^ The voice is not the message
^ Writing about music online
^ A moment of Zen
influences
^ Musical Clichés
^ Developing creativity
^ Does gear define the player?
^ The Downside of Cliches
^ From the beginning: history & inspiration
^ A conversation with George
^ Musical Evolution
^ My musical influences
^ Musical journeys: Reflections on a gathering
^ Solo Improv Guitar
^ Strings and finesse
^ Tips for guitarists
^ Why play?
instruction
^ Electric guitar as a folk instrument
^ How I improve my playing
^ Developing improv skills
loudness
^ Is a 50-watt amp too loud?
^ Advances in Technology, Revisited
^ Advice for first-time amp buyers
^ Amp Loudness
^ On amplifier power
^ Are tube amps right for small venues?
^ On power attenuators
^ On the Mesa/Boogie Blue Angel's headroom
^ Digital rig pros and cons
^ Earplugs and band volume
^ Feedback vs. volume
^ Playing guitar through a full-range amp
^ Tube amp attack sensitivity at home
^ More power!
^ On increased sound level with multiple speakers
^ Musicianship vs. Sound Reinforcement
^ How loud is too loud?
^ Tube amps for quiet play
^ Small-club live sound
^ Small-club live sound, revisited
^ On the 3dB rule
^ The end of tube amps?
^ Tinnitus sucks
^ Turn that amp down!
^ The Vibro-King and the Hot Plate
^ Small amps and big PAs?
marketing hype
^ Accuracy and resolution of electronic tuners
^ Advances in technology
^ The "Real" Rules for Buying an Amp
^ Anectdotes, Theories and Facts
^ Balancing music vs. gear aquisition
^ Beware of placing form over content
^ Boutique Amps
^ Boutique gear?
^ Bypass
^ Digital guitars
^ Geezers
^ Do you really get what you pay for?
^ "Good, better, best": Irrelevant
^ Keep Searching
^ Lies, damn lies and specs
^ On magic cables
^ Online guitar forums
^ Technological Obsessions
^ Tone Controls
^ Tone Secrets
^ "True-Bypass" revisited
mod
^ Vibro-King "Ticking Tremolo" Fix
^ Even better Vibro-King "Ticking Tremolo" fix
motivation
^ 2006 Musical Goals
^ 2006 in review
^ 2007 Musical Goals
^ 2007 in review
^ 2008 Musical Goals
^ Assembling a band
^ Balancing music vs. gear aquisition
^ Bookers and clubs
^ Combatting GAS
^ Comfort above all else
^ Dignity and respect
^ The Downside of Cliches
^ Electric guitar as a folk instrument
^ From the beginning: history & inspiration
^ GAS-less
^ Gear advice
^ Sounding good with the gear you have
^ How I improve my playing
^ Improving as a player
^ Life after bands
^ On motivation and GAS
^ Musical Evolution
^ Musical Goals
^ Musical journeys: Reflections on a gathering
^ My practice routine
^ Next steps
^ Old Dogs, New Tricks
^ The paradox of practice
^ Playing in "the zone"
^ Portland's music scene
^ Sequenced Live Music
^ Shop, or play?
^ Solo Improv Guitar
^ Some people can afford the best
^ Technological Obsessions
^ Why play?
music theory
^ 2006 Musical Goals
^ 2006 in review
^ 2007 in review
^ Developing improv skills
^ Improving as a player
^ Musical Evolution
^ Musical Goals
^ My practice routine
^ Old Dogs, New Tricks
^ The paradox of practice
^ Why play?
opinion
^ Are tubes good enough for the future of guitar music?
^ Best (and worst) musical performances
^ Blackface vs. Tweed
^ Complexity and tone
^ Digital guitars
^ Benefits of a digital guitar rig
^ The future of tubes?
^ Geezers
^ Golden Age, or beginning of the end?
^ "Good, better, best": Irrelevant
^ Guitarist or musician?
^ So, how good are you?
^ Import guitars
^ The importance of guitars vs. amps
^ Big Music can no longer afford talent
^ Guitar-magazine reviews
^ Music in context
^ The Music Industry is not Broken
^ Online guitar forums
^ Reconsidering the "palette" analogy
^ On "real" guitar amplifiers
^ Will the recording industry become obsolete?
^ Sequenced Live Music
^ Simple Gear, Complex Music
^ Small-club live sound
^ Small-club live sound, revisited
^ Sound Reinforcement in Small Rooms
^ My, what a strange rig you have
^ Suggestions for guitarists
^ Technical perfection vs. the element of surprise
^ The end of tube amps?
^ Things I need to be reminded of...
^ On "tone"...
^ Does the "tone chase" ever end?
^ "Tone" is not the goal
^ On the quest for tone
^ Tone Secrets
^ "Tone", amps and players
^ Small amps and big PAs?
opinionphilosophy
^ What musicians can learn from comic geeks
performance
^ 2007 in review
^ 2008 in review
^ 2010 in review
^ A Saturday in the studio
^ About Almost Milwaukie
^ Adjusting Amps
^ Amp Acquisition - An Education?
^ Art vs. artifice
^ Backup gear
^ Best (and worst) musical performances
^ Clean boosts and compressors
^ Boutique gear?
^ Musical Clichés
^ Complexity and tone
^ Dinosaur guitarists
^ Direct-to-PA
^ Are DJs ruining the live-music scene?
^ Earplugs and band volume
^ Effects devolution continues
^ Effects?
^ The end of innocence
^ Feedback vs. volume
^ "Fender Clean"
^ Solo Improv Performance
^ On gear and performance
^ Gear vs. talent
^ Geezers
^ Gig kit
^ On guitar synths
^ I have to use a modeling rig!
^ July 2010 update
^ LCW's studio setup
^ Losing my Boogie "religion"
^ Low-tech recording
^ May 2007 Rosedrop Media Circus podcast
^ On multi-amp setups
^ Music in context
^ Musical Evolution
^ Musical Goals
^ Musicianship vs. Sound Reinforcement
^ How loud is too loud?
^ Old Dogs, New Tricks
^ Reconsidering the "palette" analogy
^ The paradox of practice
^ Playing in "the zone"
^ Sequenced Live Music
^ Simple Gear, Complex Music
^ Simplicity
^ Small-club live sound
^ Small-club live sound, revisited
^ Solo guitar sound
^ Solo Improv Guitar
^ Solo performance
^ Sound Reinforcement in Small Rooms
^ On string gauges
^ Strings and finesse
^ First time in a studio?
^ Technical perfection vs. the element of surprise
^ On the 3dB rule
^ The end of tube amps?
^ Tinnitus sucks
^ Tips for guitarists
^ On "tone"...
^ Does the "tone chase" ever end?
^ On the quest for tone
^ Tone Secrets
^ Too much gain!
^ On touch-sensitive amps
^ What is "touch-sensitive"?
^ Vibro-King Sound & Settings
^ "Tone", amps and players
^ Which FRFR system should I buy?
^ Small amps and big PAs?
philosophy
^ A small course correction
^ Art vs. artifice
^ Balancing music vs. gear aquisition
^ Beware of placing form over content
^ Developing creativity
^ Digital rig pros and cons
^ Direct-to-PA
^ Are DJs ruining the live-music scene?
^ Electric guitar as a folk instrument
^ Evolution and Contradiction
^ From Quark to Quasar
^ From the beginning: history & inspiration
^ Gear advice
^ Gear minimalism vs. collecting
^ Is it the gear, or not?
^ A conversation with George
^ "Good, better, best": Irrelevant
^ Hearing with your eyes
^ How I improve my playing
^ I have to use a modeling rig!
^ Improving as a player
^ LCW's evolution
^ LCW's origin story
^ Luthier-built vs. production guitars
^ Music in context
^ Musical journeys: Reflections on a gathering
^ My practice routine
^ Old Dogs, New Tricks
^ Online guitar forums
^ Reconsidering the "palette" analogy
^ The paradox of practice
^ Playing in "the zone"
^ Simpler, ever simpler
^ Solo Improv Guitar
^ Some people can afford the best
^ The end of tube amps?
^ Things I need to be reminded of...
^ Tips for guitarists
^ Can you have too many guitars?
^ Vintage gear
^ The voice is not the message
^ Weight reduction
^ Why play?
physics
^ Accuracy and resolution of electronic tuners
^ All about pickups and impedance
^ Anatomy of a listening test
^ Anectdotes, Theories and Facts
^ Cable comparison, part 1
^ Cable comparison, part 2
^ Cable Nuances Revisited
^ Guitar cords - what's important?
^ Anti-digital myths busted
^ Playing guitar through a full-range amp
^ High-end Cables
^ How many true-bypass pedals is too many?
^ On magic cables
^ More power!
^ Multi-Amp Pitfalls
^ On increased sound level with multiple speakers
^ On phase cancellation
^ Why do pickups sound the way they do?
^ Speaker Cables vs. Guitar Cords
^ How to use a standby switch
^ On string gauges
^ Strings and finesse
^ True bypass, cables and buffers
^ Turn that amp down!
^ On guitars... a block of wood?
pickups
^ All about pickups and impedance
^ Why do pickups sound the way they do?
power
^ Is a 50-watt amp too loud?
^ Advice for first-time amp buyers
^ Amp Loudness
^ On amplifier power
^ Are tube amps right for small venues?
^ On power attenuators
^ On the Mesa/Boogie Blue Angel's headroom
^ Playing guitar through a full-range amp
^ Tube amp attack sensitivity at home
^ More power!
^ On powering pedals
^ Powered Speaker Comparison
^ Tube amps for quiet play
^ Which FRFR system should I buy?
preferences
^ My Choices
^ Amp Acquisition - An Education?
^ Aural fatigue and dialing in your rig
^ Blackface vs. Tweed
^ Bonding with my Gear
^ Changing tastes
^ On channels... to switch or not?
^ Complexity and tone
^ So you want a custom guitar?
^ Does gear define the player?
^ Effects devolution continues
^ On effects
^ Effects preferences revisited
^ Effects?
^ The end of innocence
^ My favorite amp
^ On gear and performance
^ Gear vs. talent
^ "Good, better, best": Irrelevant
^ Do you want good tone?
^ On multiple guitars
^ The importance of guitars vs. amps
^ Keep Searching
^ Losing my Boogie "religion"
^ Maybe it's not a phase, after all...
^ On multi-amp setups
^ On multi- vs. single-channel amps
^ Musical Evolution
^ Reconsidering the "palette" analogy
^ Pedal hangover
^ On reverb
^ Simple Gear, Complex Music
^ Simplicity
^ Solo Improv Guitar
^ My, what a strange rig you have
^ Things I need to be reminded of...
^ Does the "tone chase" ever end?
^ On the quest for tone
^ Too much gain!
^ Vintage gear
^ Why play?
preparation
^ Backup gear
^ Gig kit
^ How I improve my playing
^ Making your own cables
^ My practice routine
^ On powering pedals
^ The paradox of practice
^ Playing in "the zone"
^ First time in a studio?
programming
^ 2012 Rig
^ EPP programming: Rotary Speaker Brake
^ LF+ timing
recording
^ 2006 Musical Goals
^ 2006 in review
^ 2008 Musical Goals
^ 48 Hour Film Soundtrack
^ Zoom HD16CD compared to Tascam 2488mkII
^ A Saturday in the studio
^ Computer-based recording
^ Are computers good for music?
^ "The Cult of the Amateur" & Music
^ From Quark to Quasar
^ LCW's evolution
^ LCW's studio setup
^ Low-tech recording
^ May 2007 Rosedrop Media Circus podcast
^ Music in context
^ The Music Industry is not Broken
^ Playing in "the zone"
^ Solo Improv Guitar
^ First time in a studio?
^ What's new? (09-2008)
respect
^ Dignity and respect
^ Are DJs ruining the live-music scene?
^ On guitar store etiquette
^ Geezers
^ Musical Goals
^ I've never been a Deadhead
^ Online guitar forums
^ Ordering a Custom Guitar
^ Portland's music scene
^ Technical perfection vs. the element of surprise
^ Tips for guitarists
reverb
^ My favorite amp
^ Reverb first?
^ On reverb
^ Guitar rig architectures
^ Simpler, ever simpler
review
^ Zoom HD16CD compared to Tascam 2488mkII
^ Acoustic amp for electric guitar
^ On "the best" Mesa/Boogie amplifier
^ On the Mesa/Boogie Blue Angel's headroom
^ Clean boosts and compressors
^ BTPDX April 2004 Notes
^ Echo Roundup
^ Electronic tuners
^ Line6 Pod HD500
^ Traynor K4 vs. Yamaha STAGEPAS 300
^ Lectrosonics IS-400 Wireless System Review
^ Phil Lesh: "Searching for the Sound"
^ Leslie Emulators
^ Mesa-Boogie Lone Star Review
^ Looper Roundup
^ Powered Speaker Comparison
^ Boss RT-20 rotary simulator reviewed
^ A survey of lightweight rigs
^ '64 Vibroverb Custom review
safety
^ Ground switches and "death caps"
^ Noise
service
^ Biasing the Vibro-King "by ear"
set-up
^ 2012 Rig
^ A/B switchers
^ Aural fatigue and dialing in your rig
^ Comfort above all else
^ Direct-to-PA
^ Effect loop pitfalls
^ How many true-bypass pedals is too many?
^ How to increase sustain
^ More Tone Secrets
^ Multi-Amp Pitfalls
^ Multieffects vs. pedals
^ Noise
^ On powering pedals
^ Reconsidering the "palette" analogy
^ Strings and finesse
^ The guitarist's dilemma
^ True bypass, cables and buffers
^ Vibro-King Sound & Settings
^ Vibro-King setup
^ Weight reduction
settings
^ Flat EQ for guitar
^ How to increase sustain
^ Solo guitar sound
^ Tone Controls
^ Vibro-King headroom
^ Vibro-King setup
sound engineering
^ Are tube amps right for small venues?
^ DIs, Speaker Simulators and Amp Modelers
^ Direct-to-PA
^ Feedback vs. volume
^ From Quark to Quasar
^ On gear and performance
^ Grateful Dead
^ Low-tech recording
^ More power!
^ Musicianship vs. Sound Reinforcement
^ How loud is too loud?
^ Simpler, ever simpler
^ Small-club live sound
^ Small-club live sound, revisited
^ Sound Reinforcement in Small Rooms
^ On the 3dB rule
^ The end of tube amps?
^ The guitarist's dilemma
^ Tone Controls
^ Turn that amp down!
^ Which FRFR system should I buy?
^ Small amps and big PAs?
sound reinforcement
^ Clean amplification
^ Powered Speaker Comparison
^ The end of tube amps?
speakers
^ Is a 50-watt amp too loud?
^ Advances in Technology, Revisited
^ Advice for first-time amp buyers
^ Amp Loudness
^ Playing guitar through a full-range amp
^ More power!
^ On increased sound level with multiple speakers
^ Guitar rig architectures
^ Turn that amp down!
^ The Vibro-King and the Hot Plate
^ Vibro-King setup
^ How does the Vibro-King compare to a tweed or blackface Fender amp?
^ Which FRFR system should I buy?
standards
^ Time for a new MIDI standard?
strings
^ Comfort above all else
^ More Tone Secrets
^ On string gauges
^ Strings and finesse
^ Tips for guitarists
^ Vibro-King setup
studio
^ Computer-based recording
^ Are computers good for music?
^ LCW's studio setup
^ Music in context
^ First time in a studio?
style
^ 2007 Musical Goals
^ 2007 in review
^ Box of 1,000 sounds
^ Musical Clichés
^ The Downside of Cliches
^ Electric guitar as a folk instrument
^ From the beginning: history & inspiration
^ Jazz: the birth and death of a genre
^ LCW's origin story
^ I've never been a Deadhead
^ Old Dogs, New Tricks
^ Simpler, ever simpler
^ Solo Improv Guitar
^ Strings and finesse
^ Tone, Technique, Style and Gear
^ Why play?
technique
^ 2006 Musical Goals
^ 2006 in review
^ 2007 Musical Goals
^ 2007 in review
^ Art vs. artifice
^ Beware of placing form over content
^ Developing creativity
^ Does gear define the player?
^ The Downside of Cliches
^ Easy MIDI guitar
^ Electric guitar as a folk instrument
^ Gain, volume and dynamics
^ Gear minimalism vs. collecting
^ Is it the gear, or not?
^ Do you want good tone?
^ Hearing with your eyes
^ How I improve my playing
^ How to increase sustain
^ Developing improv skills
^ Improving as a player
^ Losing my Boogie "religion"
^ Musical Goals
^ My practice routine
^ Old Dogs, New Tricks
^ Reconsidering the "palette" analogy
^ The paradox of practice
^ Pedal hangover
^ Simple Gear, Complex Music
^ Solo Improv Guitar
^ Solo performance
^ Strings and finesse
^ Suggestions for guitarists
^ Synth and virtual guitar
^ Technical perfection vs. the element of surprise
^ Tips for guitarists
^ "Tone" is not the goal
^ Tone, Technique, Style and Gear
^ Touch dynamics
^ Why play?
technology
^ On Gibson's MAGIC and guitars
^ A/B switchers
^ Accuracy and resolution of electronic tuners
^ Acoustic amp for electric guitar
^ Advances in technology
^ Advances in Technology, Revisited
^ All about pickups and impedance
^ Amplifier Evolution
^ Anatomy of a listening test
^ Anectdotes, Theories and Facts
^ Are tubes good enough for the future of guitar music?
^ Behringer
^ Beware of placing form over content
^ Boutique gear?
^ Box of 1,000 sounds
^ Bypass
^ On channels... to switch or not?
^ Amplifier "class" distinctions are useless
^ The "Class-A" illusion
^ Complexity and tone
^ Are computers good for music?
^ DIs, Speaker Simulators and Amp Modelers
^ The future of digital guitar amplifiers
^ Longevity of digital gear
^ Digital rig pros and cons
^ Benefits of a digital guitar rig
^ Anti-digital myths busted
^ Do I miss my amps?
^ The Downside of Cliches
^ Easy MIDI guitar
^ Effect loop pitfalls
^ Evolution and Contradiction
^ Fecundity and sound
^ Flat EQ for guitar
^ The future of tubes?
^ Do you really get what you pay for?
^ Golden Age, or beginning of the end?
^ Grateful Dead
^ Playing guitar through a full-range amp
^ Line6 Pod HD500
^ High-end Cables
^ How many true-bypass pedals is too many?
^ Jazz: adapt or die
^ Big Music can no longer afford talent
^ LCW's studio setup
^ Lectrosonics IS-400 Wireless System Review
^ Time for a new MIDI standard?
^ Modelers vs. Tube Amps (1)
^ Modelers vs. Tube Amps (2)
^ Modelers vs. Tube Amps (3)
^ Multieffects vs. pedals
^ Music in context
^ The Music Industry is not Broken
^ Noise
^ Obsolescence
^ On powering pedals
^ Reconsidering the "palette" analogy
^ On phase cancellation
^ My pedal pops!
^ Will the recording industry become obsolete?
^ Simple Gear, Complex Music
^ Simplicity
^ Solid state mythology
^ Solid-state vs. tube amplifiers for guitar
^ How to use a standby switch
^ Synth and virtual guitar
^ Technology vs. passion
^ Time for a change
^ Tone Controls
^ "Tone" is not the goal
^ Touch dynamics
^ What is "touch-sensitive"?
^ Are guitar players stuck in the past?
^ Fender Trans-Impedance Power Attenuator
^ True bypass, cables and buffers
^ "True-Bypass" revisited
^ Tubes vs. transistors
^ The voice is not the message
terminology
^ Amplifier "class" distinctions are useless
^ The "Class-A" illusion
^ Lies, damn lies and specs
^ Online guitar forums
^ Tone Terms
^ Amp terminology: Touch Sensitivity
troubleshooting
^ Amp troubleshooting tips
^ Troubleshooting the Blue Angel
^ Customer service, good and bad
^ Effect loop pitfalls
^ Multi-Amp Pitfalls
^ Noise
tubes
^ Advances in Technology, Revisited
^ Advice for first-time amp buyers
^ Amp troubleshooting tips
^ Are tube amps right for small venues?
^ Are tubes good enough for the future of guitar music?
^ Troubleshooting the Blue Angel
^ On buying a used amp
^ The future of digital guitar amplifiers
^ Fecundity and sound
^ The future of tubes?
^ Maybe it's not a phase, after all...
^ Obsolescence
^ Preamp Tube Substitutions
^ How to use a standby switch
^ The end of tube amps?
^ What is "touch-sensitive"?
^ Vibro-King setup
tuning
^ Accuracy and resolution of electronic tuners
^ Electronic tuners
^ Tips for guitarists
tweed
^ Too much gain!
^ How does the Vibro-King compare to a tweed or blackface Fender amp?
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