Jim Pearson of Vivid Peace's Pocket Picks

Wedgies Rubber Guitar Picks Review – Even after 5 years, I’m still using them every week

I originally posted this on February 10, 2007. I still use Wedgie Rubber picks a lot when recording in particular. They have a great way of making an acoustic bass sound like finger plucks (which is great when my nails Read more

Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Blue

Gibson Les Paul Vintage Mahogany Review – Now a “Faded Les Paul Studio”

I first wrote this on November 26, 2006. These guitars are STILL an awesome deal. They’re still about the same price. And now they come in blue! They’re not called “Gibson Les Paul Vintage Mahogany” any more… they’re “Faded Les Read more

Parker P-36 “The Fly-cousin” Electric Guitar Review – Piezos, Tele-clone, maple, ash, and more!

Originally posted on November 8, 2006. This is a quintessential gigging and recording guitar: so many sounds! I’ve had three of these since, and will probably own another before its all over with… Parker P-36 Guitar Review I play instruments Read more

Fender USA American Jazz 4-String Bass Review – about the first of a few I’ve had, but still my FAVORITE

Originally published October 11, 2006 – my first USA Fender and maple-fretboard Jazz. Wow, if I could go back in time and get this one back. The S1 circuit on this one was a gem, and the play/action/sound was something Read more