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How to Stack Dirt Pedals on a Guitar Pedal Board

In this video we’ll look at two different ways to arrange and combine a fuzz, distortion and overdrive to get tones that work well independently and together in live and studio mixes.

Like these lessons? You can support by…downloading the backing tracks at justnickguitar.bandcamp.com….PayPal donation at http://.paypal.me/justnickjaffe…pledge support at http://Patreon.com/justnick …Or download original music at http://nickjaffe.bandcamp.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

Here’s how you and Just Nick can make some more guitar lesson vids!

We share a lot of Just Nick’s videos here on Volume Treble Bass and he also writes a column for us entitled, “JUST PLAY.”  Nick really puts a lot into his videos, so let’s help him keep making them!

From Just Nick:  “I want my lesson vids to remain free, and I want to make a lot more of them in funk, rock, soul, and R&B styles. I’m a working musician so I could use your help. Go to http://Patreon.com/justnick and consider pledging a couple bucks toward each new video. The site works well, is secure and makes it possible for you to easily and automatically donate as each new vid is posted. Also there’s some cool rewards for $4 and $10 pledge levels. As always, THANK YOU!”

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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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