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  • Ten Essential Black Sabbath Songs

    Ten Essential Black Sabbath Songs

    Born out of bands called The Rockin’ Chevrolets, Mythology, and Earth, Black Sabbath came to be in 1969. There was a Boris Karloff movie of the same that came out a few years earlier but it is a little unclear if Geezer Butler got the name directly from that movie or if he just imagined… Read more

  • Kelster Von Shredster Presents: VOX  AC-15

    Kelster Von Shredster Presents: VOX AC-15

    The iconic VOX amplifiers, used by everyone from Queen, and The Beatles, to early versions of Black Sabbath, are entrenched as a part of rock and roll history. The AC15 and its big brother, AC30, have been around for decades. AC15 for 15 watt single speaker and AC30 for 30 watt dual speakers. In this… Read more

  • Kelster Von Shredster Reviews the Friedman Smallbox Pedal

    Kelster Von Shredster Reviews the Friedman Smallbox Pedal

    Friedman Amplification is named for Dave Friedman, a man who has been making, modifying and repairing amps for many of the world’s most famous guitarists for more than two decades. He is behind the sound of many legendary rock guitarists. You can read more about his twenty-five year career and see all the fantastic amps… Read more

  • Arrogance is the death of progress

    Arrogance is the death of progress

    Arrogance is the death of progress. Again, I’ve had to stare down and reckon with my own arrogance. Always be open to new ideas and don’t be afraid to be reminded of the fundamentals of anything, even of things you think you are an expert at. Read more

  • How to Play Guitar While Standing Up

    Learning to play guitar in the standing position can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. Transitioning from sitting down to standing up, when you’re not used to it, can be difficult. In this video, I share with you a few tips and tricks that helped me make that transition. Read more

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