Building a great sounding rig without an amp

There was a time when I couldn’t imagine not having a tube amp. Playing through a cranked tube amp is something special. It will always be something special. You hear and feel what you’re playing at the same time. It is something amazing. Something I was enjoying when I was living in the rural town where I grew up. But times change, and in order to actually find work, I had to move into the city.…

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9 best overdrive pedals under $100 in 2017

When you’re in the need for a little inspiration, or you just feel like treating yourself to something new on your pedalboard, a good bet is always an(other) overdrive pedal. As one of the first pedals in your chain, wether you prefer adding just a hint of dirt to your tone, or staggering multiple overdrives to drive your amp into full-on distortion, adding or changing your overdrive pedal can make a big difference in your tone.…

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