Gus Pancakes Returns Crossed Wires

This week Pam (I mean…Pat) calls Gus Pancakes to talk about a spooky scary Halloween Edition of the elusive TEN YEARS pedal. Along the way they spiral downward into some juicy fun facts about Gus's love life, The Spago rascal known only as "Little Ricky", atypical bypass hoaxes and his decade long career of massive commercial success. The two even answer some listener questions from Scooter Hamilton, Rob Ketchum, Allison, Paul, ARLO, and others.This episode was produced and recorded by your host Pat Benson. For more information check out the world wide website."Potential Future Sponsors" include Saran Wrap "The Most Amazing Food Wrap Ever Developed".Crossed Wires is part of the Night Shift Radio network. Visit them on the web at This podcast is hosted by Captivate, try it yourself for free. Mentioned in this episode:Tipples & TolkienA brand new after show for the Amazon Prime Video "Rings of Power" series. Bringing you lore, commentary, interviews, and a fancy new drink recipe every week.

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A Beginners Guide To Pedalboards Pt. 2 : Those Boards Don’t Work, Unless You Have Power!

The power section is the heart of any electronic device, and without that pulse, you can’t accomplish anything. No power means you’re missing out on all the fun of having one of these toenail smashers – which is to make some noise, impress your friends, make new friends, and at the very least, have an adequate replacement for lost nail clippers. There are countless options…

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Best “Guitar Music” of 2021

Strong arguments have been made over the landscape of modern day popular music that the guitar went extinct during the last epoch. However, if there has been one prevailing notion during uncertain times it’s that art and music can serve as medicine for the mind, body and soul, and for me that was “Guitar Music” specifically. I rested heavily on instrumental and ambient music to…

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A Beginners Guide To Pedalboards Pt. 1: Choosing Your Pedals

My first pedals were a DOD Grunge overdrive and a Dunlop Cry Baby. I was drawn to the aesthetic of those early DOD pedals because they told me exactly what I was getting myself into. The sound wasn’t great, and my Hendrix-inspired wah-wah did not mix well with the attitude of Kurt Cobain trapped inside of a purple and black box with the settings of…

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Five Ways to Get to Know Your Multimeter

(Originally published on the Earthquaker Devices blog.) A digital multimeter is one of the most useful tools for anyone working on electronic instruments. They are used all across repair shops, on the road, and can always be reliable in dire situations. This is a must-have tool for anyone getting into electronics or at the very least curious about how their instrument works and want to…

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A Basic Understanding & Guide to a Guitar Setup

Originally published on the Earthquaker Devices blog on June 1, 2020. You’re stuck at home with more time on your hands than you know what to do with, so you decide to pick up a guitar that you haven’t played in a while. You loved playing it over the years, but it’s lost its luster. Though it may seem like things are changing every day,…

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Pedalboard Build: Jesse Tobias

Back in April of 2019 I started working with Jesse Tobias (guitar player for Morrissey). In preparations for an upcoming tour he wanted to update his current board as it was a mess of mismatched power cables, gross old velcro, and busted pedals. I was eagerd to get my hands on this and get his situation up to what I consider to be normal. I…

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