Guitars. Gear. Tone.
Ben and Daniel discuss music that makes you step on the gas pedal without realizing it, 25 watt amps, recording techniques, mixing.
In this episode Dan talks about acquiring an old ES-175, the Mesa Boogie Mark V:25. Ben talks about the Eagles Documentary, getting Animals-style tone with the ElecLady, and demonstrates how he uses the Ditto Looper to solo over chord progressions.
Ben and Daniel chat with special guest Alex Vollmer about technique, competition amongst guitarists, and playing guitar with Steve Vai.
Daniel demonstrates his stereo rig setup. Ben talks about the Mooer ElecLady pedal and some stuff he's been enjoying lately.
Ben and Daniel return to the studio to discuss playing Live with James Dempsey, P90 pickups, Les Pauls, new pedals, and more.
Ben & Daniel discuss reverb; how it started, traditional reverb styles, and some pedals we've tried (or lusted over).
Ben & Daniel discuss some of the virtual amps & effects options out there including AmpKit, Positive Grid's Bias, and more.
Ben and Daniel discuss the art of writing songs, how to combat the fear of "sucking", how to remember the things you are writing, and the importance of "showing up".
Ben and Daniel discuss learning and practice, how to be deliberate and make your practice "count". They also get into how they learn songs, and what resources they find helpful.
Ben and Daniel chat about the blues, from theory to jamming, and blues influences.