Two-Rock Sensor, “Your Style, Amplified”

by el jefe de la cucina on December 10, 2014

Here’s the second of 3 video love letters I’ve made for the Two-Rock Sensor 35 head and 1×12 cabinet. This one is just meant to show some of the various styles one could use the Sensor for.

The guitars here are a Les Paul Standard, a Fender Richie Kotzen telecaster, a Fender American Special telecaster and a Tom Anderson Raven with silent P90 (PQ) pickups. All guitars are going straight into the front of the Sensor and I have a Strymon El Capistan in the loop for some light delay and reverb.

More information on Two Rock’s site.


Two Rock Sensor 35 video “It Feels Like Music”

by el jefe de la cucina on December 6, 2014

I have played a ton of gear over the years, some notable and some forgettable. Every now and then, a piece of gear comes into the fold that is a game-changer. The first time I demoed the Two Rock Sensor 35, it shook me up. I loved how sweetly transparent it is and the word that kept coming to mind is “musical.” It’s such a musical amp that it feels like a living, breathing, resonant instrument unto itself.

Many thanks to some of my local musician friends: Chad Reisser, Jordan and Danny Santamarina, Kenny Echizen, Mike Lee, Zack Mathers and Thomas Drayton.

The signal chain is an American Standard strat with Seymour Duncan YJM Fury pickups into the Two Rock Sensor 35 and there is a Strymon El Capistan in the FX loop for some reverb and delay.

More information on Two Rock’s site.


New Videos! (FINALLY)

by el jefe de la cucina on December 3, 2014

Hello, tone tasters. I have been around the nation 10 times and am just settling down for a little break from the road. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been crazy busy!

Here are a handful of videos that I’ve either thrown together or been hired to work on. Enjoy! And don’t mind the occasional blue note- that’s part of my sound. ha!

I’m eternally grateful to Brad at MojoHand FX and the gang at Premiere Builders Guild, especially Two-Rock and Tone King amplifiers.


Reader Questions: The U2 Sound

June 11, 2014

Hi there. This is full of very useful information and you sound very knowledgeable. I have quite specific aims in that I am in a U2 tribute. I am rebuilding my rig as I think I had my delays in the wrong place. In any case I’m not happy with them and they are crucial […]

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The Startup Musician Podcast

April 4, 2014

The Startup Musician started doing a series of podcasts and I’m excited to share that I was the first one. If you’ve ever wondered what I sound like, well, here’s your chance. I use lots of air quotes while talking, so… there’s that. Anyway, the link to the podcast is here, and while you’re over […]

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MojoHand FX Speakeasy Boost

January 10, 2014

I think I have finally discovered my 3-pedal Desert Island Signal Chain, and all are MojoHandFx stuff. The Bluebonnet OD is a simple and dark OD, the Crosstown Fuzz is Brad’s modified Fuzz Face circuit, and for a solo boost/sweetener, it’s the Speakeasy. I prefer it with the tone and gain maxed out for extra […]

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How to Choose the Right Guitar Pick

January 2, 2014

As tone aficionados, we try to make sure that we have the right guitars, amps and stompboxes. But we often overlook some of the less sexy ingredients in the signal chain that can make just as much of an improvement as the right guitar. It’s all in the Pick The first order of business is […]

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Controlling Ableton Live and an Eventide H9 with a Disaster Area DMC-6D

October 3, 2013

Holy Cow. I am SO STINKING EXCITED about the possibilities of how I perform live. This is a quick and dirty overview, but I hope to get a much better video up next week that walk through the set-up (which is way easy). The signal chain is a Turbo Tuner > RAF Mirage Compressor > […]

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Eventide H9 “Dark Matter” video

September 5, 2013

For my birthday last month, my wife surprised me with the Eventide H9, and I could not be happier. This particular patch is Factory Preset #33, “Dark Matter”. Enjoy!

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Demo Video: Tom Anderson Raven, Mojohand Fuzzes, Quilter Aviator

June 4, 2013

Enjoy, my pretties! (Never mind the abundance of blue notes…)

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