Hey I’m Pat, and I’m the videographer at zZounds! I grew up in southeast Michigan listening to bands like The White Stripes, The Greenhornes, The Detroit Cobras and The Strokes.
The first REALLY good piece of music gear I owned was an Analogman Beano Boost. I still have it today. Since then I’ve played numerous guitars, amps and effects from vintage tube amps all the way up to modern digital superdelays in a quest for new sounds.
Editor’s note: We selected Eric Clapton as the subject of this month’s Iconic Rigs well before the recent news broke about Eric Clapton’s difficulty in playing guitar due to peripheral neuropathy. We at zZounds were saddened by the news and wish for a full recovery for Eric. This installment of Iconic Rigs serves to pay tribute to him. There […]
When you’re talking about great guitar tone, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of buzzwords and nostalgia. The word “iconic” gets thrown around a lot, but in the case of Jimi Hendrix, there really isn’t a better term. Hendrix inspired generations of guitarists in his tragically short career, and also expanded the palette […]
Our hero faces his darkest moment yet. Haunting echoes bounce through the empty spaces in his mind. Time slips away with every passing moment, pulling him further and further into the void. A second wasted is gone forever…or so it seems. The power to hold onto these moments rests in his hands. A mysterious box […]
Self-Oscillation: noun The generation and maintenance of a periodic motion by a source of power that lacks any corresponding periodicity. That’s the technical definition of self-oscillation, but you don’t need to understand that to know how self-oscillating delay effects work. What you see going on in the video above is a result of turning up […]
Moog recently stopped by zZounds HQ to showcase their wares, including the Sub37 synth keyboard, Slim Phatty analog synth, Werkstatt-01 synth kit, and Theremini. Getting to tweak knobs and generate synth lines on killer Moog gear was awesome. Also awesome: the all-Moog pedalboard loaded with seven different Moog Minifooger pedals, each one paired with an EP3 expression […]
This Thursday, we’re throwing back to our 2013 interview with Darryl Jones, touring bassist with the Rolling Stones. In case you haven’t heard, the Stones are kicking off their 2015 ZIP CODE tour on Sunday in San Diego. If you’re lucky enough to get tickets, you’ll probably spot Darryl onstage, keeping the groove as he has since […]
J. Rockett Audio makes a slew of overdrive and effects pedals, each with its own voice and character. zZounds Lead Guitarist Justin recently tested out seven of their newest offerings: the Archer, Blue Note, Animal, Mark Sampson MAX, Guthrie Trapp overdrives, plus the Alien Echo and Josh Smith Dual Tremolo. Check out the playlist above for an overview […]
We visited Taylor Guitars in El Cajon, California last summer and sat down with Master Luthier Andy Powers, who shared with us the completely revamped 600 Series and the philosophy behind building a better maple guitar. Want to know more? Check out our exclusive Taylor 600 Series Guide for even more insight into these incredible acoustics!