Category: Music

Pedal Mod – BBE AM64

This one is really simple. The BBE AM64 is a distortion pedal for guitar.  Yep. I love overdrive pedals, particularly medium-gain ones, that let you control the amount of crunch with your picking or the volume knob/pdeal. I love fuzz pedals, particularly the insanely gain-y ones where you hit the button and hold on for…

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A beer in time

A friend of mine got a really great deal on an amp.  It’s a Traynor YCV40, of which I am a big fan.  In fact, I have a Traynor YCV40WR, and I love it. The YCV40 is a 40 watt tube combo amp with a single 12″ speaker.  Like a lot of combos, the amp…

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Whooper Looper!

Holy crap! It’s a true-bypass effects loop, with a wacky twist! I use bypass loop pedals all the time in my pedalboard.  I have two double loops made by Loooper which are just great–he does excellent and tidy work.  If you don’t want to build your own stuff, I highly recommend getting one made by Loooper.…

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Canadiangenuity

I sometimes play with and always tech for, an Irish band called “Ellis Island.”  The band was playing both Friday and Saturday nights this weekend, about 4 hours per night. On Friday night (Friday NIIIIGHT?), the cross-brace at the back of Mick Doyle’s bodhran broke.  I think that this had something to do with it…

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