Ashdown Engineering at NAMM 2020

It's very nice to talk with passionate and positive people; they somehow make your day so much better. Having a conversation with Mark Gooday, CEO of Ashdown Engineering, did just that. Ashdown announced their entry into bass guitar manufacturing with several designs, and they also have new amp models for 2020. Enjoy the video. https://youtu.be/Dj8D_uEDpp0…Read more Ashdown Engineering at NAMM 2020

First Impressions of Lanikai Bass and Tenor Ukes!

It's such an exciting time to be a musician. Lanikai Ukuleles just unveiled their new line of ukuleles. The most notable are the new bass ukuleles, thin line and signature line of ukes. I was fortunate enough to gain access to them for a few hours back at the hotel during NAMM. Here's my first…Read more First Impressions of Lanikai Bass and Tenor Ukes!

MG Bass Guitars at NAMM 2020

MG Bass Guitars announced new models and options for their JB1 Jazz bass series as well as unveiling Donald Waugh's new custom Desert Buckeye Burl 7 String bass. Enjoy the video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PqaKal1raEg Learn more about MG Bass Guitars here. Don would love to hear from you. All comments and questions welcome!

NS Design at NAMM 2020

Don had a chat with the iconic Ned Steinberger at NAMM 2020 in Anaheim, California. Ned announced his very first six string CR series bass guitar. Enjoy the video. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hVqVPJFza2I https://youtu.be/UH8scG4sHTo Learn more about NS Design CR Series here. Don would love to hear from you. All comments and questions welcome!

2020 Looks Bright!

Let me start by saying Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! As we wrap up 2019, we look back and say thank you for all your support of the blog. Next up is NAMM 2020; the adventures continue. I made it to the big 40 and achieved a few goals. For example, I have…Read more 2020 Looks Bright!

Three reasons to play the Ukulele

The journey started in July of 2019 when I met the folks at Lanikai Ukuleles. I got the opportunity to play an amazing quality ukulele for the first time and it was like a dream come true. I never knew the ukulele could sound that good! Most people view the ukulele as a classroom instrument,…Read more Three reasons to play the Ukulele

The Ultimate Travel Studio?

I have been touring around the world for about ten years and it's been an amazing experience. I was able to write and record an album while on tour in hotel rooms, and was able to mix it while we waited in airports and on the tour bus. There are so many tools available to…Read more The Ultimate Travel Studio?

My Piano Journey – The Deep End

It's been two month since I made the decision to jump into the deep end and learn the piano. It's been an uphill battle to say the least, but a fun process never the less. I have had midi controllers laying around my studio for years and I haven't really been using them much; maybe…Read more My Piano Journey – The Deep End

Tuning drums with ONE knob?

Wow... Just when you thought the drum set could never be improved! Welch Tunings System has re-engineered the way Drums are tuned with their tuning technologies. Imagine being able to tune your drums quickly with one knob or better yet tune your drums to the key of the songs you play together in a band…Read more Tuning drums with ONE knob?

The New Ukulele Adventures!

I started my ukulele adventure about two months ago and I must say it's been a blast. The ukulele is such a portable little instrument, so versatile for song writing and live performances, and it is indeed a blessing to behold. Why did I start playing the ukulele, you may ask? Funny story... I so…Read more The New Ukulele Adventures!