So for those of you that have been following along with me you have most likely noticed by now that I am living full time in a campervan while traveling the country. What does that mean for my guitar gear and recording situation you asked? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if9Ccs4Uu0w Well, I sold a lot of things and the… Continue reading My Battery Powered Mobile Recording Studio for Vanlife
Author: Patrick Benson
A Day Off In Portland With Randall Taylor of Amulets
In September 2022 I was on tour with Nine Inch Nails with three days off in a row in Portland, Oregon. I had spent my first day under my usual spells of sleeping in late, followed by an afternoon stroll to get some freshly roasted coffee. I have been fortunate enough to visit the rose… Continue reading A Day Off In Portland With Randall Taylor of Amulets
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… Continue reading A Beginners Guide To Pedalboards Pt. 2 : Those Boards Don’t Work, Unless You Have Power!
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"… Continue reading Best “Guitar Music” of 2021
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… Continue reading A Beginners Guide To Pedalboards Pt. 1: Choosing Your Pedals
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… Continue reading Five Ways to Get to Know Your Multimeter
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.… Continue reading A Basic Understanding & Guide to a Guitar Setup
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… Continue reading Pedalboard Build: Jesse Tobias