Articles by : matt-blackett



June 29, 2017

Fans of music man guitars, Dream Theater maestro John Petrucci, expert craftsmanship, or any combination of the three are no doubt familiar ...

June 6, 2017

The current crop of digital modeling devices such as the Kemper Profiler, Fractal Audio Axe-FX II, and Line 6 Helix, as well as new kids on ...

June 6, 2017

“I’ve always been enamored with trio recordings, but I’ve never been brave enough to try to do one myself.”

May 2, 2017

For anyone who has been intrigued by the amp offerings from PRS Guitars but was hoping for a smaller, lower-wattage, or less-expensive optio...

March 16, 2017

For music fans in Italy, the name Corrado Rustici conjures up images of sold-out stadiums, massive hits, and unprecedented record production...

December 9, 2016

When it comes to reading music, the most important things are to do it regularly— like every day, if you can—and to set a tempo and don’t st...

December 1, 2016

You could hardly have blamed Doyle Bramhall II if he had kind of coasted through life after his rather storied childhood.

November 4, 2016

Back in the rack days, we all had a wireless receiver perched atop or nestled within our fridge-style tone factories, with the cute little a...

November 3, 2016

“It was 1987, and I hanging out at a hotel pool in Southern California with [bassist] Pete Way, talking about joining his band Waysted,” say...

November 3, 2016

If you’re a baseball fan, you already know who Jake Peavy is.

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