If you've watched any of my tone videos, you'll probably notice I tend to keep it pretty simple but over Christmas I found myself itching for a change and it sent me on a days long YouTube trip into some really informative guitar gear shows. These guys are both educational and entertaining so I thought I'd share my favorites.
That Pedal Show
Mick and Dan are knowledgeable, have great camera presence and clearly enjoy what they do. They mix conversation and playing seemlessly. This particular episode was of interest as our web developer and gear afficianado Matt Bergsma gave me so much flack about using a tube screamer style pedal through my Vox and I was curious what the experts had to say. I also love how the guys aren't selling anything but T-shirts so their opinions are their own.
The JHS Show
Josh is the owner of JHS Pedals and a total music nerd in the best ways. He really strikes me as a guy who loves music as much as he loves tech and he's great at explaining both in unpretentious language. Even though he's a pedal maker, he showcases and fawns over his competitors more than his own company which I appreciate. He's like a coach who's tougher on his own kid than the rest of the team. I also love how he shares one of his favorite records at the end of every show. So good.
Andertons Music Co.
Chappers and the Captain have a blast doing all kinds of quirky demos. This particular episode has them comparing cheap vs. expensive pedals blindfolded, but it's just one of the many episodes you start watching and wonder where the last hour went. It must be so fun to work at Andertons.
This is by no means an exhaustive list but it's enough to keep you busy. What are your favorite places to go to listen to great gear?