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Author: Tom Harold
Last week American Blues Scene flipped the power switch on the story of Don Leslie and his amazing tone cabinet
In our last installment, American Blues Scene took a look at the iconic sound of the Hammond B3 organ, an instrument that its inventor, Laurens Hammond, intended to be little more than an appropriate budget substitute for a full-sized pipe organ. Hammond himself had no know possible way of knowing how his invention would come to be perceived and utilized by the world at large. Only a portion of the pieces are in place with that story, however, for a key bit of gear that is associated with the Hammond sound did not come from the House of Hammond at…
Learning a little about your gear can help you keep down operating and repair costs, and the best way to get gear!
Looking for real vintage tube gear but not blessed with unlimited funds? There may not be a free tweed Champ or blackface Super Reverb sitting on ever corner, but there are still deals to be had straight from Leo himself.
It’s a sound that’s so deeply embedded in music history that it can never be undone — but the Fender Champ didn’t happen overnight. The story is as fascinating as the sound!
Let’s learn a little more about the types of microphones, including what makes harmonica mic’s so famous!
Have you ever been to a show where you couldn’t really hear what the singer was singing? Where every word just came out sounding like some sound, but not really anything intelligible?
It’s the key component to what makes an electric guitar do its magic, but not everyone knows how they work.
Today we talk about vital source of sound from Amps. The difference between the little tubes is the difference between a “punchy” or “hot” amp sound and a “smoother” feel at higher volumes. Find out why!