Tag: guitar

  • What is the most versatile overdrive pedal for guitar?

    Love this question cause I get to plug some of my favorite pedals. By versatile, I assume it means ‘most diverse range of sounds’ that are able to be created from it. Here are my picks: Keeley Muse Driver This new Keeley pedal is a take on a Blues Driver and does everything from light…

  • What is your favorite overdrive/ distortion pedal and why?

    I love overdrives and part of the reason is there’s just so many of them and so many companies making so many flavors of overdrives with their own tweaks. Here are my personal top 10 favorites: MXR Timmy ($130) one of my all time favorite light gain to medium gain ‘transparent’ overdrives, this is a…

  • How much does it cost to get Jimi Hendrix’s tone?

    Because he was a once in a lifetime guitarist, really. He had so much creativity and innovation, like literally one of only 2 guitarists (the other being Eddie Van Halen) that you can say really changed how electric guitar was played. And so while, nobody can really be Jimi Hendrix, there’s no shortage of guitar…

  • Is Eric Clapton overrated as a guitarist?

    I think so. He basically rode the ‘Clapton is God’ fame for a while, and his best work was his early years with the YardBirds, John Mayall, Cream, Blind Faith and Derek and the Dominoes (notice that he never stayed too long in any one group?). After that he ventured more into pop and blues-pop.…

  • What is the impact of Jimi Hendrix on modern day guitarists like John Mayer and Eric Johnson?

    Huge. Hendrix influenced virtually every guitarist past and present. https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/why-stevie-ray-vaughan-loved-jimi-hendrix/https://www.thethings.com/john-mayer-shares-a-piece-he-wrote-for-50th-anniversary-of-jimi-hendrixs-death/ Both SRV and Mayer were massive fans of Hendrix. SRV covered both Hendrix’s Little Wing and Voodoo Child and Mayer has covered Wait until Tomorrow, Wind Cries Mary and Bold as Love. https://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/eric-johnson-what-jimi-hendrix-means-to-me-277346 EJ was also very influenced by Hendrix. https://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/steve-vai-what-jimi-hendrix-means-to-me-278147 So was Steve Vai.…

  • Why do guitarists tend to prefer older technology instead of newer technology?

    I feel that this is a widespread issue with guitarists is that they tend to be a very conservative bunch and tone snobs are everywhere. For the majority of guitarists, the 1950s and 1960s are held to be this gold standard and everything after that time period supposedly isn’t as good. So as a result,…