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Golden Boxes and Golden Ears are a Boring Lie

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“Golden Boxes and Golden Ears are a Boring Lie”

I admit it: I spend too much time reading about gear on forums. I should be making more music instead. For some reason I find the endless repetition of themes relaxing: “What pedal do I need?” “What amp is the BEST?” “Check out my RIG!” I like to get a sense of how others are experiencing music making and what can only be described as a golden age of guitar gear.

For the most part it’s all more or less fun. Forum chatter is a way to connect musically with people, share our varied senses of gear style, and from time to time learn something new. But there’s a dimension to some threads and discussions that gets me down and occasionally even pisses me off: mystification of music, musicians, and the tools we use.

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Just Nick: EarthQuaker Devices Sea Machine Chorus

A chorus of stunning versatility that combines a very rich chorusing with clarity that makes it easy to use with distortions and fuzzes. Fantastic for everything from classic chorus and rotating speaker sounds to all kinds of odd wobbly and vibey ambient sounds.

EarthQuaker Devices:  http://earthquakerdevices.com/

“Just Nick” Jaffe is a musician, recording engineer, teacher and editor.   In addition to being a member of several bands and sharing stages with some well known names in the industry, he’s also made a name for himself with his incredible video gear demos and lessons.  Nick was based for many years in Chicago and is now based in Saint Paul, MN.

You can find JustNick’s gear demos and unique play-along lesson videos at youtube.com/justnickmusic. You can support his lessons (so he can make lots more) at patreon.com/justnick

Just Nick: Golden Echo (Lotus Pedal Designs)

A rich, analog voiced delay that excels at creating atmosphere and space without getting in the way. Great for all styles, lead and rhythm.

Visit Lotus Pedal Design’s site here: http://www.lotuspedaldesigns.com/

Just Nick (Nick Jaffe) is a Chicago-based musician, recording engineer, teacher and editor.  In addition to being a member of several bands and sharing stages with some of the biggest names in the industry, he’s also made a name for himself with his incredible video gear demos and lessons.

Find Nick online:
Official Site:  http://nickjaffe.com/
YouTube Channel:  http://www.youtube.com/user/JustNickMusic

Nick’s VTB interview: http://volumetreblebass.com/just-nick/