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Empress Heavy Review

Empress Heavy Review

I must admit to being a nay sayer of heavy distortion pedals. I’ve tried so many and have been regularly disappointed. So many have fallen short of really sounding like a high gain amp. For the few that had good tone, they’re often so noisy it’s hard to use in live settings. Buzz Alert When […]

stompshileds review by guitarist mark marshall

Stompshield Review

Research and Development There is a lot of work put into preparing for a gig. Aside from the obvious learning material and rehearsing, there is sound development. Some gigs you simply just plug a guitar straight into an amp and go. Others require a bit more sonic planning. It’s not un-common for me to spend […]

Pigtronix Infinity Looper Review

I’ve been using the Pigtronix Infinity Looper for a couple of months now. I like to get to know gear before I review it. With digital pedals, this can sometimes be a frustrating endeavor. You have to learn the language of the pedal. Often, the menus don’t feel like they were created by a musician. […]

10 Questions To Ask When Learning A Song

Learning songs is a deceptive skill. Once we start to have some familiarity with a composition, we start to believe we know it better then we really do. Often when we need to recall a tune, we end up with some missing spaces. Have you ever noticed that you can remember every lyric to some songs […]

Creation Audio Grizzly Bass Review

Creation audio have released a really interesting new overdrive pedal designed for bass that has some unexpected uses. The adjustments on the pedal are quite simple and very effective (get it?). I like that there are two knobs for gain. One is for overdrive and the other is for distortion. You can use them independently […]

Strymon El Capistan Delay Review

I’m a big fan of tape echo. I own a Fulltone Tube Tape Echo and it’s one of my favorite pieces of gear. Tape echo is a magical thing. Those that have spent time with them begin to think of them as part of the instrument rather then just an effect. They’re very musical. Here […]

Pedaltrain JR Review

I’ve had quite a few pedalboards in my time. Everything from homemade boards to custom boutique boards. I never seem to be content with pedalboards. My boards are always modular due to the variety of gigs I do. I may make one for a tour, but when I get back I swap out half the […]

Fulltone OCD Review

Road Dawg I don’t like to write a review about a piece of gear before I use it for a period of time. I feel like it takes time to get to know a new tool. Just like a person, first impressions are important, but aren’t a perfect indicator of the behavior to come. I’ve […]

Session Guitarist -Gig Bag Organization

Pappa’s Got a Brand New Bag What is in your gig bag? Recently I acquired a new gig bag from Mono for my roaming NYC session guitarist lifestyle. Upon this new purchase, I decided it was time to re-assess what was “bag worthy”. When I first got the Mono Vertigo bag, I was concerned that […]

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Guitarist Mark Marshall located at 51 Macdougal St #264 , New York, NY . Reviewed by 11 customers rated: 4.9 / 5
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