I’m not one to need the latest, or greatest. And I wouldn’t say I’m a serious gear head. But I do tend to accumulate a bunch of stuff. In the past, it wasn’t unheard of for me to show up at a gig with four or five guitars, a mess of effects pedals, guitar amp, one or two keyboards, sound modules, a computer, keyboard amp, home-made sample and MIDI trigger pedals, along with an 8-channel mixer just to combine all my sound sources. Lately, I’ve been trying to simplify. Less stuff, ya know? Have I been successful? Well … Continue reading
Wayne here! So I’ve never been much of a gear head, despite having always had technical jobs that should push me into total gear head mode. I guess I just can’t mix my professional and personal lives! I do have a minor case of G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) but having two kids in university mostly keeps the G.A.S. urges in check. Anyway, the gear I use is laid out in the pictures. First is my 2000 LP Standard, 2001 RainSong WS1000 (from the dates you can tell when I started to have money again after my kids were born), 2010 Epiphone Les Paul Junior, 2012 American Strat, Fender Squire Bass (vintage unknown), For amplification I use a Line6 AX2 212, and connecting everything is a Line6 Relay G50 wireless system.
My main guitar is the LP and I’ve always been a big Gibby believer (Gibbeliever?). The pick hand position and the neck shape has always just felt ‘right’. When I was a kid, I had a L6 Deluxe (think baby LP) and a black LP Custom (that guitar I would kill to have again – I bought it off a friend of mine who would also kill to have it again. It would be an interesting death match if someone threw the Custom in between us and said “Winner gets to keep it”. (There’s an off chance that my friend will read this so in case he does, this is for him: “Howie, you already have tons of guitars including another Custom so just let me keep the black one if it ever does show up and someone throws it between us and says “Winner gets to keep it”!) Continue reading
Now please don’t go assuming that because I gave myself a stage name that I must be quite the Diva! Maybe I am and maybe I’m not. The fact of the matter is that Jojo just seems to fit my personality better – not too fancy, sweet, rolls nicely off the tongue.
So let’s go back to the word “Diva” for a minute. What does it mean? By definition, a Diva is a great or famous woman singer. But, what makes a woman great or famous? Is it talent, fame, fantastic hair, pretty nails, sassiness, nice clothes, glitter?
Here’s what I think: Continue reading
Ahhh yes, hey everyone, Rob here! Now we get to talk about the fun stuff! Now we talk drums, baby! Errrrr…please don’t tell the others that I said that. Their stuff is fun too, I suppose. Oh and as you may pick up on from the photo above I am a left-handed drummer. I haven’t decided necessarily whether that is a good thing or a bad thing, but it does mean that I am in my right mind. This is one of my favourite photos of my kit.
Anyhow, where to start? Continue reading
Fact: Musicians love gear. We dream about the newest (and oldest) guitars and amps, leaving our Visas melted and our significant others displeased. We can’t help it! In the seemingly endless search for the perfect tone, one cannot simply settle for what we have. We must have bigger and better and louder and cooler!
In the spirit of the constant quest for stuff, we thought it would be interesting to lay out our current rigs for your perusal. Plus, we need to use this website more; it’s starting to smell like grandma’s linen closet. Continue reading