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!

Does size matter?

I have been using 5A CooperGroove drum sticks for a couple of years and so far they have been amazing. I upgraded a few weeks ago to the newly designed 5A sticks and also decided to go with the slightly longer model, the 5A-165 (16.5 inches long as opposed to 16 inches). That extra half…Read more Does size matter?

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

Learn how to clean up your signal with Cordial Cables!

We had a little chat with Joey from Cordial Cables USA about their new offerings for 2019! The Cordial Cables transmit some of the cleanest signals you'll hear coming from your instrument. Enjoy the video! 🎶😊 https://youtu.be/Yem0t5AVwbU Cordial Cable Review https://youtu.be/3zNWHjUhl08 Don would love to hear from you. All comments and questions welcome!

The 8 String Bass Experience!

When I got my first 7 string bass I thought that I would never play any more than 7 strings on a bass...until now. I met Maurício Costa from MGBass Guitars and he introduced me to the 8 string Extreman bass. I was a bit intimidated by the size of the neck at first, but…Read more The 8 String Bass Experience!

Fun times with the Ukulele

It's day two of the Summer NAMM Show and we are having a lot of fun! I met with the folks at Lanikai Ukulele and they were nice enough to let me borrow one of their tenor Ukuleles for this video. Warning it's my first time playing a tenor Ukulele! Enjoy. 😁🎶 https://youtu.be/gKSWDhxrKn8 Don would…Read more Fun times with the Ukulele

The World’s First GUITAR DRUM!

When it comes to musical instrument development, it's hard to find innovation. The folks at WalkaBout thought outside the box and combined a Cajon and a guitar to invent the WalkaBout® Venture! Check out the sound in the video below. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/exZXIj4nj5M Don would love to hear from you. All comments and questions welcome!

Wireless Mic for EVERYONE!!!

For all the folks who needed a wireless microphone, but could not afford one... Fifine has figured out a way to produce a wireless microphone with good quality sound and build, for a very affordable price. Wow... Enjoy the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl1cM1Nx2M4&feature=youtu.be Don would love to hear from you. All comments and questions welcome!