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Dumbalina (Part 2)

This is an addendum to a previous post about the amazing little amp called Dumbalina. For those of you who have been requesting more information on this Allston Amps product

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Dumbalina by Allston Amps: The Latest, and One of the Greatest, Dumble-Inspired Amplifiers

Something very cool is happening the basement of Mr. Music, Boston’s favorite family-owned music store in Allston, Massachusetts.

Amazing Pedal Alert: The Neunaber Wet Reverb

Here is this week’s amazing pedal to add to your arsenal of tone shapers: The WET Reverb pedal.

Dumble-Style Amps Effect Loops: To Buffer or Not to Buffer?

In this post I will discuss some of the whys and wonders of the non-buffered effects loop. If any of you want to chime in with more in the way of technical details, etc.

Pedalboards (Part 2)

The response to the last post was so enthusiastic, that I wanted to follow up with some more related pedalboard stuff and also post some detailed photos.

Two-Rock Tone Rocks! The Custom Reverb Signature Amplifier

Through the years I have owned or tried a lifetime of guitar amplifiers: Fenders, Matchless, Ceriatone, Alessandro, Brown Note, Bludotone, Groove Tube, Boogies, Dumble, Seymour Duncan, Carr

Dumble Overdrive Special in a Box: The Ethos Overdrive

This week I am writing a review on one of my favorite Overdrive pedals: the Ethos Overdrive Pedal.

A Tube Screamer for the Twenty-First Century

Today I am posting a review I wrote for Berklee’s Guitar Faculty newsletter, Open Position. I thought it would be nice to share it with a larger community of tone-seekers.

The Tone Power of the Stratocaster

One eye-opening revelation in the quest for tone happening to me back in the early ’90s: I was playing with a relatively popular Boston-based band called the Heavy Metal Horns.

It’s Not Just the Gear!

It’s not the gear that makes great music. You’re the one that writes, plays, and produces the music, not the equipment.