Small Amps, Big Sounds

Last year I was working on guitar tracks for Mary Maclean’s Beyond CD. I stopped by Quest Musique in Winnipeg to pick up a few things when I came across a cool little amp, the Zinky Smokey. There were about 20 of them in a pail on the counter in assorted colours. I grabbed one and […]

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Lazy Man’s Wah

In 2007 I spent a lot of time in the US on business. This gave me ample opportunities to visit some of my favourite gear shops. Just one such shop is in St. Paul, Minnesota. If you ever have a chance and you love vintage and boutique gear, check out Willie’s American Guitars (www.williesguitars.com). In […]

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Stonebridge Guitars

A little while ago I was looking to upgrade my acoustic guitar. Steve Bell has been playing Stonebridge guitars  lately and he was kind enough to lend me a Grand Auditorium, which he tours with, and an OM 32.   The Grand Auditorium is a great live guitar with lots of punch in the bottom end. […]

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Triplet Echo

I have a small home studio that provides me with an opportunity to record ideas. It is amazing how helpful recording yourself is in terms of identifying aspects of your playing that need improvement. Here is a recording I did to explore the layering of the classic triplet echo effect. I played a high part […]

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