Tag: marshall

  • The five types of guitar overdrives

    I’m kind of a guitar gadget freak, and I’ve bought many guitar pedals over the years. One of the pedals I like to collect the most are overdrives – Overdrives are guitar pedals that cause the amp to breakup – but in a soft clipping way not hard clipping like a distortion or fuzz –…

  • Boutique Guitar Amp/Pickups/Pedal makers

    As some people know I’m kind of a guitar nerd, I love reading about tone, effects, pickups etc and in particular I love reading about handwound pickups, handmade guitar effects and handwired amps. So in this post I’m going to compile a list of boutique amp/pickups/pedal makers for those of you interested. I personally use…

  • I’m an “audiophile”… and no one needs ultra HD displays

    I play music for a hobby; I am a musician part time. As of now I have about 270 guitar/piano videos on my Youtube (which you can check on the media page on the side). So yeah, I care about audio alot and audio tone. The irony is that I care about audio more than…

  • Best small (<15W) tube guitar amplifiers

    What can I say.. I love technology. I do my due diligence when researching audio gadgets, guitar pickups, amplifiers, headphones, speakers, portable computers and portable displays. This is the list for those lovely Fender tweed type tones or Marshall bluesbreaker-like tones… the small, boutique style handwired tube amps that pack a punch. Edit: I did…

  • Tips on improving guitar tone, equipment

    Alright, a break from politics for a while. Since I’m one of the rare Asians that can play guitar better than piano, some ask me for improving their tone on guitar. Well, there’s several key guidelines to follow. Firstly, tone is subjective. What kind of tone do you want? Hendrix? Metallica? Slash? Those all have…

  • Achieving the Jimi Hendrix sound

    Five years ago, I wrote an article briefly noting the Hendrix style and here I will post an updated, revised version. Some people want to sound and play like the great master himself, Jimi Hendrix. While there is no guaranteed way (since Jimi is impossible to duplicate) I can get you pretty close. The Sound…