Q&A: Yoshihiro Ikegami from Boss
I was recently in Japan and figured it was a great opportunity to head over to Roland Corporations headquarters whilst there and check it out. With the plan being for me to sit down and have a chat with the president of Boss, Yoshihiro Ikegami. After failing miserably at trying to navigate to Roland HQ, I ended up having a chat with Yoshihiro over Skype whilst only a few hundred measly miles away about how he got started at Roland, designing some of music's most iconic processors and the Boss ethos towards taking guitar forward.
Published Nov 18 by Daniel Moss
Q&A: Jon Cusack from Cusack Music and Mojo Hand FX
Holland, Michigan: A town located on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan on Lake Macatawa and home to one of the pedal worlds most respected and innovative builders - Jon Cusack. We recently had a chat to Jon about how it all started for him, the 15 year history of Cusack Music, his recent acquisition of Mojo Hand FX and what he thinks the future holds.
Published Nov 14 by Daniel Moss
Q&A: Jamie Stillman from Earthquaker Devices
As well as the birth of gmail and facebook and debut albums from Arcade Fire and Kanye West, 2004 also saw the birth of one of the boutique pedal worlds most well known and respected companies, Earthquaker Devices. We have a chat to EQD's founder Jamie Stillman about their humble beginnings in Akron, Ohio to where they are now.
Published May 3 by Daniel Moss
In The Blues Visits World of Music: Amp Shootout
A few weeks back our friend Shane from 'In The Blues' came into the store to film some demo videos in The Alamo studio which is located above the shop. He did a preview on some amps from Fender, Vox, Supro & Roland as well some shootout videos.
Published Apr 2 by Tom Grubb
New Effects coming from Earthquaker Devices
It's almost NAMM time, which means lots of new gear is about to be announced really soon! Akron, Ohio's finest Earthquaker Devices have just announced a heap of new effects including Tremolo, Fuzz, Boost, Overdrive, Distortion, Envelope Filter and Delay/Reverb.
Published Jan 13 by Daniel Moss
Some Favourites from Web Series Guitar Power
We've posted in the past about a show called Guitar Moves. The show has now split off into another show called Guitar Power which is largely the same concept but with a new host and some behind the scenes business changing. Here's some of our favourites from the recent 2015 videos including Mary Halvorson, Ruban Nielson (Unknown Mortal Orchestra), Julian Lage and a favourite from the older batch with Blake Mills.
Published Dec 22 by Daniel Moss
A Comprehensive Review of 25 Effects Pedals via GIF
Effects can solicit a range of responses in people. We've compiled 25 GIFs that comprehensively encapsulate the buying, playing and listening experience of some of our favourite effects.
Published Nov 25 by WOM Staff
Q&A: Andy Allen from The Maton Custom Shop
Maton Guitars were founded in 1946 and have grown into being not only Australia's biggest guitar manufacturer but one of the worlds best recognised guitar companies. For quite some time now Andy Allen has been the main man of the Maton Custom Shop and we had a chat with Andy about how he got started in the guitar making business, his current take on the industry and what's in store for Maton in the future.
Published Oct 27 by Daniel Moss
Artist Impressions: Old Blood Noise Endeavors
A few weeks back a few friends popped by to play a few pedals from the folks at Old Blood Noise Endeavors. Noise ensued, some of which we managed to tame and edit into what you can now watch. Check out Nick Sowersby from Sunbeam Sound Machine, Dylan Stewart from Iowa and Sean Gage from Foreign/National have a mess around with the Haunt Fuzz, Black Fountain Delay and Procession Reverb from OBNE as part of our new 'Artist Impressions' series.
Published Oct 7 by Tom Grubb
The Craft: Behind The Scenes Of The Fender American Standard Build Process
Here's a handful of really short videos from the fender.com website: A GLANCE BEHIND THE SCENES - What happens when you combine 60 years of sawdust with 60 years of passion? Discover what it takes to create the ultimate American-made guitar.
Published Jul 23 by Tom Grubb
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- Q&A: Jon Cusack from Cusack Music and Mojo Hand FX
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- Q&A: Jamie Stillman from Earthquaker Devices
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