The Reason Why They Came

The Reason Why They Came

Let’s face it, the average music fan isn’t coming to the show to see the bass player or the drummer. They are here for the lead singer, sometimes referred to as the frontman (or woman, apologies to the many phenomenal front-ladies of the music world, past and present). The lead singer is the face of the band. They are who sells the band to the audience. Continue reading The Reason Why They Came

Tech 21, Sans Amp YYZ, Geddy Lee Signature Edition Effects Pedal – Review

Tech 21, Sans Amp YYZ, Geddy Lee Signature Edition Effects Pedal – Review

The combination of my MIM Fender P bas, YYZ pedal, and Markbass CMD102P is killer. I just love the sound that I am able to deliver. I have – on a few occasions – knocked the pot lights out of my buddy’s basement ceiling, while jamming using this combo. It’s not just loud. It has presence and personality.

An added benefit is that I can use it as a DI (direct input) box for recording. Continue reading Tech 21, Sans Amp YYZ, Geddy Lee Signature Edition Effects Pedal – Review

Be Yourself; Do What Matters to You, Part 3 of our Mike Lanteigne Interview

Be Yourself; Do What Matters to You, Part 3 of our Mike Lanteigne Interview

Welcome to Part 3 of our interview with Mike Lanteigne, lead guitarist of the Ontario based country rock band, Jonnson’s Creek. This our third and final part (and…in my opinion, our best) of our interview series with Michael Lanteigne. Mike shares with us, more of his unique and intelligent insights on guitar playing and music, plus some very interesting information on recording music. Continue reading Be Yourself; Do What Matters to You, Part 3 of our Mike Lanteigne Interview

Part 2, First Level of                                                Serious

Part 2, First Level of Serious

In Part 2 of our series, the First Level of Serious, we pick up where we left off in last installment of the In-Tune Guitar Academy. Part 1 was an overall guide to investing in gear and sundry equipment for activities that you are passionate about, whether they be hobbies or sideline ventures. In this episode, our guest, Mike Drolet, an Olympic-class mountain bike race commissionaire (judge), gives expert advice on equipping yourself for serious cycling. Continue reading Part 2, First Level of Serious