With guitar rigs, connecting several pedals and amps together can often lead to noisy setups. Guitarists will sometimes turn to using noise gates as a means of trying to eliminate the problem. But these devices not only rob tone, but they hamper the guitar’s attack time and limit natural sustain. The following page gives you several recommendations that can help eliminate noise.
I use the J48 with my Spector NS2000-5 with active EMG pick ups and blend it with my Sunn 300t head out front. When the band travels overseas I simply just run my bass through the J48 and a line from that straight to my in-ears and it’s just as beefy as it sounds coming out of my 8×10 back home; clear pronounced lows and full bodied highs. I love the way it sounds! In the studio I use it to run certain effects direct as well, bypassing the amp/cabinet.
It is said that some people peak in high school. Janet Robin wasn’t having any of that. Her road from youth to late teens was just the prelude to a career that continually showcases her boundless talent and energy. From studying guitar with a superbly talented and famous teacher through rocking it out with the… Read More
When FOH Jon Garber decided to move on to a new challenge after touring with Rascal Flatts for nine years, it turns out he didn’t have to look too far for a fresh gig. In fact, his new job with The Band Perry meant he’d probably be taking the same planes, trains and automobiles as… Read More
David Rosenthal has a pretty plum freelance gig. For 21 years Rosenthal has performed with Billy Joel as keyboardist, adding musical director to his title along the way. Long gone are the days of challenging countless other keyboardists for a job. Rosenthal credits his highly successful career path to his always looking for an ‘edge’.… Read More
Making anything look easy takes a lot of hard work. Standing out from the many who seek success also takes a lot of work. There are a select few whose dedication pays off in unprecedented ways. Success that was elusive and existing only in its potential suddenly moves at a momentum that defies even the… Read More
Hitting the road with young country star Hunter Hayes, Nashville based musician Devin Malone will cross the States and parts of Canada for the next several weeks. Like Hayes, Malone is a multi-instrumentalist but takes up guitar duties for this tour that launched March 20th in Kentucky. Malone wrapped up some exciting projects just prior… Read More
When Australian born bass player Andy Cichon arrived in New York almost 20 years ago his first job was touring with then nascent band, Five For Fighting. It wasn’t long before he was invited to gig with Shania Twain, only to be discovered by Billy Joel and, the story since then has taken Cichon back… Read More
Since 2007 Daryl Hall has opened up his home to host a diverse selection of contemporary artists who walk in the front door bringing their instruments and their musicianship ‘A’ game. A sample of artists who have come to jam and dine with Hall include Jason Mraz, Cee-Lo Green, Shelby Lynne, Joe Walsh, Booker T, Blind… Read More
Vancouver, BC – Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the Decoder, a self contained M/S (mid/side) interface, is now shipping. The Decoder makes it easy to create exceptional stereo imaging when combining a mic with a second middle microphone. Radial Product Specialist, Ryan Juchnowski explains: “When we started working on the Decoder, we knew full well that… Read More