Bolt guitar on Ebay if you want to join the club.
Since I’m pretty sure most of the traffic to this site is for the Bolt guitar posts, I figured I’d post an update to let everyone know I put up a Facebook page for Bolt Guitars, that also has discussion forums.
I figured that would be a great place for Bolt owners to connect and share info, pics, etc… since everyone is on Facebook anyway, rather than getting lost in the comments section of posts here. So click “Like,” post on the wall, forums, etc… Enjoy!
Toontrack’s Superior Drummer 2.0 is pretty much the standard for drumming software, but not everyone has $349 to spend on it. Luckily, Superior Drummer can sometimes be found on sale for as low $149 with free shipping from certain music stores.
I used to update this post each time I noticed a sale, but I don’t check that often, so I’m just putting up links for the places that are most likely to run a Superior Drummer sale. By doing that, you won’t miss it if I don’t update it in time. Just click each link (opens in a new window) and go right to the product page, instead of searching each site for the current price.
Update: As of 1/24/12, the Amazon link will be the cheapest, followed by ZZounds.
Superior Drummer 2.0 at Amazon ($159 – Free Shipping)
Superior Drummer 2.0 at Zzounds ($199 – Free Shipping)
Superior Drummer 2.0 at Musician’s Friend
Superior Drummer 2.0 at Guitar Center
Superior Drummer 2.0 at Music 123
When you see it for $149, jump on it because they usually don’t give notice of when the sale is going to end. Note: Since I originally posted this, the $149 sales haven’t happened very often, so if any of the links have it for $199 or less, that’s probably about as low as it will get.
Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0 is for both Windows & Mac and the package also includes EZ Player Pro & Toontrack Solo.
Here’s a bad scan of the Bolt Guitar brochure that I got from Wayne Bolt… back in the day. I’ll upload better ones once I can.
Click on an image to open a larger one in a new window. Read the rest of this entry »
Like I mentioned before, I’ve been using the black Dunlop Jazz III picks, even though I prefer the grip of the Ultex version (or even the red one). I also mentioned that an Ultex pick with the black tip would be perfect…
Ain’t she purty? I got bored and decided it was time to try mating an Ultex Jazz III with a black one. Read the rest of this entry »
I recently decided to give Dunlop Jazz III guitar picks a try and thought I’d share my thoughts on the differences between the red, black and Ultex versions. That’s right, Red Jazz III picks vs. Black Jazz III Picks vs. Ultex Jazz III Picks… Let’s get it on!
Now, that’s a pickture!
Needless to say, all of this is just my opinion based on personal preference. You really can’t go wrong with any of these picks, but there are a few noticeable differences between the three.
Okay, onto the Dunlop Jazz III pick comparisons… Read the rest of this entry »
Until I put together something worth posting, here’s a picture of my favorite Bolt guitar, built in 1991 by Wayne Bolt.
Wayne Bolt is a guy I met in Allentown, PA, that used to build custom guitars but later changed paths and got into custom cabinetry instead. I have two of these Bolt guitars that are basically identical.
Here’s a shot of the neck joint, which is one of my favorite things about the feel. The back is cut on an angle that tapers towards the high E string. That and the recessed mounting screws makes things easier playing around at the 24th fret… Read the rest of this entry »
I’m not 100% sure of which direction this site will go in, but it will most likely focus on guitar, since that’s what I play. As I have the time, I’ll try to post some tips & info that some might find useful and maybe a few product reviews. I’ll try not to pass on my laziness, poor practice habits, or any of that good stuff. 😉