Author Archives: tonesmiths

James Duke’s Cool Delay Trick!

Here’s a great example of James Duke’s cool delay trick in action. He starts with the repeats all the way up and the delays on the longest setting on his DMM+TT, then sweeps the time knob and quickly hits the … Continue reading

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Daniel Carson’s Pedalboard Rundown

Daniel Carson of the Chris Tomlin band gives his gear consultant http://www.tonesmiths.com a thorough rundown of his current pedalboard.

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How to Make Your New Guitar Sound Old

Late Night Science I’ve been walking down a path of guitar research lately that I’ve always felt borders on quackery. It has to do with how the resins in old instruments set up in response to the┬áconditions and frequencies they … Continue reading

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Don Mare Pickups – “The Real Deal”

The Truth I see guys talking about a lot of different pickup manufacturers on the many forums I participate in. But, I don’t see Don Mare pickups getting the attention they deserve within the P&W community. The top guitarists in … Continue reading

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Bad Cat Stella Demo

Now presenting the long-awaited demo of James Duke’s signature amplifier the Bad Cat Stella! The Bad Cat Stella is the EF86 channel of a C30 circuit running through a pair of EL34s at 40w class A. This amp received the … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Kunde gives Tonesmiths a tour of his pedalboard

We met up with Jeffrey while providing his backline Bad Cat amp for the Kim Walker show at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, CA. First class tone from a first class guy. Please subscribe to my blog or visit … Continue reading

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PM Tubes – The Best 12AX7 on the Market

Those Magic Tubes Once upon a time I had a small stash of NOS Sylvania grey plate 12AX7s that made every amp I placed them in sound better, Especially in the V1 position of my dad’s old 1965 Deluxe Reverb. … Continue reading

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Bad Cat: “The Sound of Modern Worship”

Is it just me or is everyone in the P&W world talking about Bad Cat amplifiers these days? These precision creations that have been a long time favorite for an endless list of top secular guitarists have slowly become the … Continue reading

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Bad Cat Luca Demo featuring Matt Podesla

Here’s an iPhone clip I shot of Matt Podesla (Redman/ Tomlin) demoing Jeffrey Kunde’s Luca amp at the Bad Cat shop in Irvine, CA. Please subscribe to my blog or visit us at http://www.tonesmiths.com if you enjoyed this video

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Interview with Matt Podesla

Matt Podesla, guitarist for the Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman bands, sits down with Donny Garrett of http://www.tonesmiths.com at the Bad Cat Amplifier shop to talk about life, ministry, and of course… tone. Please subscribe to my blog or visit … Continue reading

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