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Started playing bass at 15. It was Danko Jones who inspired me to play at all, and in a small town I couldn't be picky on what I can get my hands on, so I bought a squire with pride. Obtained a B.C. Rich guitar months later. Moved to the city at 17. At 19 joined my first metal band as a bassist which ended at 20. Joined a bass heavy rock band, which I loved being in whole heartily. I now wait to venture into a new project. For the time being though, I am exploring my abilities as a writer.

No Cover: Stop With All The Damn Covers!

No Cover: Stop With All The Damn Covers!

My suggestion? DON’T START WITH A COVER!!

JOYO Pedals: A Lot of Tone for A Few Bucks

JOYO Pedals: A Lot of Tone for A Few Bucks

At the beginning of the year, almost everyone is broke. It is a good time to pick up on some deals.

A Bassist's Manifesto

A Bassist’s Manifesto

I love playing bass. It is fun to play and the very epitome of groove.

The 9 Best Bands That Don't Really Exist

The 9 Best Bands That Don’t Really Exist

Music is music. Whether it comes from your favorite band or from movies and video games. And, sometimes you can be inspired by bands that don’t exist.

5 Rock 'n' Roll Costume Ideas for Halloween

5 Rock ‘n’ Roll Costume Ideas for Halloween

This is my favorite time of the year. It’s Halloween baby! I love this time of year because I can dress up as someone else, and no one will call me names!

9 in Line: Dunlop’s Most Popular Wahs Explained

9 in Line: Dunlop’s Most Popular Wahs Explained

With TheToneKing.com’s 30 Pedals in 30 Days just around the corner, it’s a good time for a lesson on the differences behind some of Dunlop’s most popular Wahs.

Farnell Guitars Changes Hands

Farnell Guitars Changes Hands

After 25 years of building guitars, Al Farnell is selling Fernell Guitars. The guitars that bear his name are carrying on with a “self-proclaimed computer geek” named Jeff Hansen.

A Brief History of Charvel

A Brief History of Charvel

I was asked by The Tone King to do some homework on Charvel. I definitely learned a few interesting things that I can now travel onto others.   Wayne Charvel worked for Fender guitars in the 70’s and eventually opened up his own repair shop. Today, there is a call for “relic” guitars and people […]

Pigtronix: New Pedals on the Block

Pigtronix: New Pedals on the Block

It’s hard to be heard with so many pedal manufacturers out there. If someone can hear you at all, you’re doing pretty good. If you’re as loud as Pigtronix, you’re on a whole different level altogether.

DiMarzio Super Distortion: Over 40 Years of Brutality

DiMarzio Super Distortion: Over 40 Years of Brutality

A full-grown man, rocking a Hello Kitty Squire guitar, equipped with a DiMarzio Super Distortion humbucker. I felt this is the perfect video to show how truly badass this pickup is