Walrus Lillian

The Lillian is an analog, multi-stage phaser that from it’s sister pedal, the Julia where you can blend between Dry, Phase Shifted, and Vibrato. It has switch to select between 4 stages which is warm and tightened to 6 stages which is more lush and thicker. It’s name pays homage to Lillian Yonally who was apart of W.A.S.P (Women Air Force Service Pilots) during WWII. Knobs The Rate knob controls the Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) speed from a steady pace to crazy past speeds. »

Austin Riendeau

EVH 5150

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. »

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Boss GT-1000

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. »

Austin Riendeau

Horizon Devices Precision Drive

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. »

Austin Riendeau

DIY Les Paul (finishing)

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. »

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