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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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'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
Avid Eleven Rack
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
FAMC Liquid-Foot+ 12+
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)
Koll
Koll Custom DL
Koll Custom DL #2
Koll Custom DL Gallery
Koll Custom DL Specs
Koll Custom DL #2 specs
Koll small archtop specs
Kritz
Kritz DH-111t
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
Looperlative LP1
MAGIC
On Gibson's MAGIC and guitars
MIDI
EPP programming: Rotary Speaker Brake
FAMC Liquid-Foot+ 12+
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
Avid Eleven Rack
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
custom
Koll Custom DL
Koll Custom DL #2
Koll Custom DL Gallery
Koll Custom DL Specs
Koll Custom DL #2 specs
Koll small archtop specs
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?
Avid Eleven Rack
On guitar synths
How many true-bypass pedals is too many?
Leslie Emulators
Looper Roundup
Looperlative LP1
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
Koll Custom DL
Koll Custom DL #2
Koll Custom DL Gallery
Koll Custom DL Specs
Kritz DH-111t
Luthier-built vs. production guitars
More Tone Secrets
Koll small archtop specs
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?
photos
Koll Custom DL
Koll Custom DL #2
Koll Custom DL Gallery
Kritz DH-111t
FAMC Liquid-Foot+ 12+
Looperlative LP1
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
Avid Eleven Rack
Line6 Pod HD500
Traynor K4 vs. Yamaha STAGEPAS 300
Koll Custom DL
Koll Custom DL #2
Kritz DH-111t
Lectrosonics IS-400 Wireless System Review
Phil Lesh: "Searching for the Sound"
Leslie Emulators
FAMC Liquid-Foot+ 12+
Mesa-Boogie Lone Star Review
Looper Roundup
Looperlative LP1
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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June 28 2009 03:13:19 GMT