Gabriel Alexander Revüe/Not a Second Time

I have always liked this song. With its sort of amped-up Everly Brothers vibe, “Not a Second Time” is a fine example of early Beatlemania. Although it has been covered by Robert Palmer, the Pretenders, and others “Not a Second Time” has never reached the point of over-saturation. I thought this one would be a […]

Review – Electro-Harmonix Hot Wax Guitar (or Bass) Overdrive Pedal

The Hot Wax combines two other Electro-Harmonix overdrive pedals (which I incidentally have never used) – the Crayon and the Hot Tubes – into one medium-sized pedal. Each pedal can be used independently, or they can be “stacked” with the Crayon doing its thing before the Hot Tubes does its thing. The Crayon side is […]

Guitar pedal reviews – TC Electronic Hall of Fame 2 (reverb), Electro-Harmonix Oceans 11 (more reverb), Electro-Harmonix Soul Food (overdrive)

TC Electronic Hall of Fame 2 – Considering how many features this pedal has I have very little to say about it. 50 years ago mankind went to the moon with probably less computing power than the DSP chip in this red box, yet this red box cannot realistically simulate the sound of one of […]

Reviews – PJ Masks/Heroes Forever, Digitech Ventura Vibe, Simply “High Pulp” Orange Juice

PJ Masks/Heroes Forever (2019) – Anyone who has a five year old child, teaches primary students, or have walked through the Target toy section recently is likely somewhat familiar with PJ Masks, the three school children who transform into crime-fighting superheroes at night. Before any of my peers say “What? They have an album?” I […]

Review – Electro Harmonix Op Amp Big Muff Fuzz Guitar/Bass Pedal Review

Uglier and nastier sounding than other variations I have used, which translates to “more beautiful sounding” since it is, in fact, a fuzz pedal. More mid-range and static-like white noise craziness. Tone bypass doesn’t boost volume. True bypass. Sensibly-sized sturdy enclosure along the lines of an MXR pedal. Made in New York City. Designed in […]

Reviews – Aston Origin microphone and three kinds of cheese

Not interested in blathering about some goofy-looking microphone? I can’t blame you. Scroll to the bottom for the cheese reviews you are looking for. Aston Origin Microphone – A few months ago I picked up this puppy used on eBay as the only bidder. Oddly, it also came with a Samson boom stand (which must […]