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Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer Pedal

Friday, June 29th, 2007

So you want to play guitar solos like Satriani or Van Halen and you play a note and hold it. Rather than the note beautifully sustaining it quickly goes dead. Well this was a major problem for me. Especially so with a < ahref=""> valve amp at low volumes. One possible answer to this is the Boss CS-3 – a compression sustainer pedal.

Basically, what it does is reduce (more…)

Boss DD-2 Digital Delay

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

The Boss digital delay pedal is one of the most important guitar pedals I own. I believe that any guitarist that wants to play any guitar solos can benefit from owning one of these delay pedals. The Boss DD-2 Pedal is an older version of the current Boss DD-3. The image below is in fact a DD-3 pedal but they do look the same. If you look back to my post regarding the Boss DS-1 (more…)

The Boss DS-1

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007


This is one of the first (of many!) guitar effects pedals that I got. Hearing so much about how essential this Boss effects pedal is for the modern guitarist it seemed like it was a must.

I went out to the local music store to pick one. As with most of the boss effects pedals (more…)

Rhythm or Lead?

Monday, June 25th, 2007

Throughout these guitar lessons there are terms that will be used that you may not be familiar with. To try and prevent this from happening I am going to try and cover some terms that may have been used with a brief simple description of what it means. (more…)

Laney LC15R (All valve 15w Amp)

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

As previosuly discussed in my quest for ulimate guitar tone at low volumes, I stumbled across the Laney LC15R. In fact I first heard about it at a guitar clinic with Paul Gilbert – thats another story for later!

Could this be the answer I was looking for? Most all valve amps were minimum of 50W (more…)