The guitar industry is facing a little bit of a problem... I'm not talking Gibson failures or the fact there seems to be less and less guitar heroes making it to the big time like they did during the 50s/60s/70s etc. What I'm talking about wood, or lack of it.
Author Archives: Rob Lee
Posted on July 30, 2018 by Rob Lee
Posted on July 4, 2018 by Rob Lee
What can I say about Marshall amps that hasn’t been said since Mr Marshall himself brought to life amplifiers from his small shop in Hanwell, London for the likes of Pete Townshend, Richie Blackmore, and Big Jim Sullivan in the early 60s?
The answer is: not a great deal… but let’s have a little refresh on the history, the origins of the brand, the journey and ultimately where we are today with probably the biggest name in Rock ’n’ Roll.
This post was posted in Amplifiers, Amplifiers, Blog entries, Guitars, History of Music, Rob's Ramblings, Uncategorized and was tagged with amplification, code, DSL TSL, history, history of marshall, JCM, JTM45, JVM, marshall, MG, origin, originating of marshall
Posted on June 26, 2018 by Rob Lee
I've been fortunate enough to have had the past couple of weeks off and have been enjoying the sunshine. All good things must come to an end but upon walking back into the shop I was presented with a guitar brand that I had never heard of before. These are Vola guitars, masterbuilt in Japan.
This post was posted in Blog entries, Current News, General News, Guitars, In-Depth Reviews, Product Previews, Rob's Ramblings, Uncategorized and was tagged with electric guitar, guitars, japanese, metal, New brand, rock, shred, Vola
Posted on June 19, 2018 by Rob Lee
A new range of Fender Player guitars has been announced and today is the day they are released into the wild ready to be melting the faces of audiences all over the world!
This post was posted in Current News, Dan's Video Vault, General News, Guitars, New Releases, Product News and was tagged with bass, electric guitar, fender, jazz bass, jazzmaster, mustang, p bass, player series, review, stratocaster, telecaster
Posted on May 21, 2018 by Rob Lee
Before we get stuck in I would like to highlight the fact I am a guitarist of 15 years with about 5 minutes of recording experience. This isn’t a comprehensive insight into the evolution of music technology but purely a short ‘ode to’ written by a lover of music, technology and history.
I was sat eating my breakfast the other morning watching YouTube (don’t judge me) enjoying a bit of the satirical world of Charlie Brooker, when a video by a well known youtuber by the name of Rob Scallon popped up.
This post was posted in Blog entries, Recording Demystified and was tagged with 20th century, audio interface, edison phonograph, history, origins of sound, phonograph, sound recording, The Acoustic Era... 1877 - 1925, The Digital Era… 1975 - Present, The Electrical Era... 1925 - 1945, The Magnetic Era... 1945 - 1975, thomas edison, vinyl