Easy to Use Convenient Compressor
Having things simple is very important to me. I hate messing around with a bunch of unnecessary crap.
The 4 Knob Compressor Pedal from Keeley works perfectly for me. It's small, has sturdy construction, and easy to use.
Benefits of Using a Compressor
Here are some reasons why I use a compressor.
4 Knob Keeley Compressor Features
"If you've been using inexpensive or midprice compressors, or are convinced that only the vintage Boss compressors are worthy, springing for a Keeley will be a revelation."
-Peter B. Hales
"Amazing pedal. Gives my sound so much beef and the 4 knobs allow you to change and mess with your sound until you're happy! I totally recommend it!!"
"What can I say? It's the best stomp box compressor I have ever used. It beats out a bunch of the crappier rack compressors I've used. Shell out the cash and it won't disappoint."
-Matthieu P. Decker
Improve Your Guitar Sound
Share Your Thoughts
Have you used a Keeley Compressor? What do you think of it? Do you prefer a different compressor? Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Classic Overdrive Pedal
The Tube Screamer Overdrive Pedal is easily one of the most popular pedals amongst guitar players.
What drew me to this pedal was the thickness and warmth it added to my guitar's sound.
This pedal is NOT for crazy distortion, like a Metal Zone.
The TS808 Tube Screamer has a more subtle distortion, commonly referred to as just overdrive, and is great for giving your guitar sound some extra color, tone control, and beefiness.
How I Use This Pedal
I got this pedal to improve my guitar tone in recording.
As previously mentioned, you can really thicken up your guitar sound and shape the tone into something very pleasing.
For me, this is to saturate my guitar tone and to improve the quality of my recordings.
Tube Screamer Features
TS808 User Reviews
"The TS 808 is a classic pedal that is a must have on your pedal board."
"Does it get much better? This pedal is amazing! I am using a 1974 twin reverb and a 60th anniversary telecaster and it sounds great!"
"Great pedal does exactly what you want. Adds the perfect amount of ballz! I'll have this guy for the rest of my life."
Beef Up Your Guitar Sound
Share Your Thoughts
Do you already use a Tube Screamer? Do you prefer something else?
Share your thoughts in the comments!
Work the Other Side of the Forearm
Using something like the Planet Waves Varigrip is great for building grip strength and improving guitar performance.
But, what about the opposite muscles?
The muscles that OPEN your hand are important too, and also need to be strengthened and maintained for optimal forearm health.
Airisland Hand Extensor Exerciser
The extensor muscles in your forearms are very often overlooked, and most people never really take the time to develop these muscles.
Grip strength gets worked on a lot, but issues can arise if you don't work the opposite muscles too!
Airisland provides resistance bands that make it easy to develop and maintain your hand extensor muscles.
Besides building extensor strength for your hands, here are additional benefits of the Airisland Hand Exercisers:
"Used these for tennis elbow and knocked it out really fast."
-No Name Verified Purchase Amazon Customer
"I’m a massage therapist and this really helps strengthen my forearms."
"Once you start using it, it is easy to make it a habit. I leave the exerciser on my computer desk and use it whenever I get a spare minute."
Complete Your Grip Training
As mentioned earlier, it's important to work the opposite muscles used for gripping and fretting your guitar.
Share Your Thoughts
Have you used these bands before? If so, what do you think of them?
Do you use something else to work on your extensor muscles?
Share in the comments!
Metal and Rock Rhythm Guitar Crash Course
What's the #1 thing every guitarist needs? Speed? Accuracy? Natural Ability? Knowledge? WRONG!
Psst! Let me share a little secret with you…if your rhythm sucks, everything suffers. Everything. Rhythm, by far, is the single most important aspect of music. It separates the men from the boys. You’ll never become the guitar player you dream of being with poor rhythm.
I designed the new Metal and Rock Guitar Rhythm Crash Course to dramatically improve your rhythm. This will carry over into all other aspects of your guitar playing.
What if the material is too difficult? Won’t it overwhelm me?
This course has been carefully crafted to benefit a wide variety of guitar players. Each section has varying levels of complexity at a variety of tempos. That means you learn at the pace and tempo you want. The section-ending etudes provide you with the chance to put everything together. With them, you’ll solidify your ability to switch between different rhythm patterns. As you conquer each one, watch your confidence soar.
So what do I actually get? Do I only get a few tabs and some videos?
Phhffttt! Are you kidding? You get way more than that. Each section includes:
My favorite song isn't in 4/4 - will this course help me?
Though 4/4 time is the main focus of this course, I haven’t ignored other time signatures. The section “Beyond 4/4” has got you covered. You’ll learn how to count and play in 8 other time signatures. There’s even a short section on polyrhythms and polymeters - for those seeking a real mental workout.
Here’s how some students have described my teaching methods, which you’ll enjoy in this course:
The Metal and Rock Guitar Rhythm Crash Course includes:
And if you buy the course outright, you get Guitar Pro files (Ver. 6 & 7) for the entire course. As an introductory offer, you can get everything in this course for only $97. That’s the price of 3 guitar lessons.
This download will be a .zip file containing the following items:
Speed/Tremolo Picking Guitar Course
This speed picking instruction course is focused on getting that picking hand/arm as fast as you can get it! Here's what you will find in the course:
John Taylor, guitar instructor for Mile High Shred.