Vox amPlug for Electric Guitar – Very Cool

Last month I bought one of these little Vox amPlug devices for my electric guitar. It’s powered by a pair of AAA batteries, and it’s meant to be a perfect travel companion and/or a great way to practice without disturbing others. You simply plug a pair of headphones into the device and then plug the…

One of My New Year’s Resolutions

In a previous post, I shared about one of my life’s biggest regrets — having to sell a Gibson Les Paul guitar as a young adult. I’m happy to report that some 30 years later, I have finally fixed that regret and bought a 2016 Gibson Les Paul Studio guitar. I think she’s rather perty.…

My Biggest Regret

“How are we gonna come up with this month’s rent?” I think I was 20 years old when I did something that I still deeply regret to this day. I was 17 when I got a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar from a big guitar store (Guitar Center) in Rockville, Maryland. What an amazing place that…

Learning Guitar

“You really should just give up. I don’t think this is for you.” I was in the 4th grade, attempting to learn how to play the trombone when my music school teacher said those words to me. After 4 or 5 weeks of trying, I took his advice and called it quits. I didn’t attempt…