I’m a southside Chicago native with a passion for the Chicago music scene! Growing up on the hard rock of the ’80s and ’90s, I have always been inspired to be a great guitar player and musician. Besides being a customer service rep at zZounds, I love cooking, playing video games, and traveling.
What is a melody? Chances are you already know, even if you don’t know the dictionary definition. If you have listened to music, then your instincts will tell you while you are listening, even if subconsciously. The great thing about melodies are that they can come from the voice or an instrument, making them an important part of […]
The MXR Slash Octave Fuzz is a pedal that sounds like it knows it is the underdog. It’s angry, gritty, and intimidating, and if you think you can handle it, it is well worth spicing up your chain with. Now, why do I consider this pedal an “underdog?” Well, Slash is not particularly known for using fuzz. So the […]
One of the best things about being a guitar player is that our rigs can be great tools for creativity. Whether it’s with larger than life amps, or large complex pedal boards, the possibilities are truly endless! But sometimes, even the best guitar players like sitting down to play without having to hook the entire […]
Before buying the MXR Dyna Comp Compressor, I did what any musician would do before making the purchase: I scoured the internet for reviews of all kinds. I came across a few demo videos on YouTube and noticed something interesting. This pedal was only being shown in one light. The people demoing the Dyna Comp […]
If you’re a guitarist, you know how important it is to pair the right amp with the right guitar, and the time it takes to find the right combination. While there are many guitar/amp pairings that are legendary in many ways, for rock guitarists, there’s one iconic pairing that has stood above many, if not […]