the riptide rhythm

I am a person to steer away from signature amps because I don’t want to sound like someone else but the 5150 is really not a signature anymore. It is more of a staple in the Metal music scene. This creation of theses amps started with Peavey but EVH broke off after the contract came to an end and became its own brand. Fender is the company that currently making the current era of 5150 amps that you can purchase today. Read On →
This is out of the norm for me. I prefer tubes and boxes because of their ease of use. I maybe a programmer by day but music is my escape for that world so I tend to stear towards things that wont require a computer. With that said, I am a fan of the Boss Katana amp and how it sounded which this is based of the Katana and Waza technology. Read On →
No one paid me for this. Honest opinions. Overview Misha Mansoor’s Horizon Devices released their first product a while back called the Precision Drive but people keep asking me for my opinion since I own one. This pedal is an overdrive pedal designed for modern metal, not your dad’s metal. The pedal was built by MXR, so it is definitely durable. It has passed my strenuous and thorough toddler testing system. Read On →
Blue Finish No Lacquer Finish Lacquered Unbuffed Finish After the first telecaster kit, I wanted to do a full kit without a pre-finished body. I am going to break this whole into a couple of posts and I want to focus on finishing a guitar and how I approached this Les Paul.I wanted a Les Paul when you could still see the flame or quilted maple and the one that I loved came out of the Gibson Custom Shop. Read On →
So I decided it was time. I am tired of buying guitars that aren’t exactly what I want. I always end up replacing everything in the guitar, from the nut and the strings to the electronics. I decided that I needed a guitar with single coil pickups. I am a Stratocaster person so I decided that it was time to build a Telecaster. I like my guitars at the opposite ends of the spectrum. Read On →