Epiphone Les Paul Classic Quilt-Top Review – the beginning of six years of playing an awesome Les Paul!

Originally posted May 8, 2006… I had this guitar until last month… sold it to a beginner who needed a good first Les Paul. I’ll miss it. Very much. Epiphone Les Paul Classic Quilt Top Review Over the years, there Read more

Dean Playmate EAB Acoustic Electric Bass Hands-on Review from someone who plays it live and on recordings

Originally Posted: May 15, 2006… Still playing this magnificent beast today! The brassy phosphor-bronze strings make this bass sound like a million bucks. It’s a “go-to” recording bass (with mics). Dean Playmate EAB Acoustic Electric Bass Review Due to popular Read more

Squier (by Fender) Affinity Jazz (the “J”) Bass Review – getting started with an inexpensive bass that actually plays great

Squier Affinity J (Jazz) Bass long-term review Originally posted March 2006… A few edits here and there, but mostly the original review for this repost Every guitar player should try playing bass. It’s a blast, and can really teach you Read more

Ibanez AF-75D/AF-75 Review – a long-term impression from someone who still plays it 6 years later

I wrote this review the first time in March of 2006. I still love my AF-75D and still play it. It has been a wonderful instrument for recording and composing. A few years ago, I changed the pickups to Seymour Read more