Episode 139 – Adam Bath of Elysian Tuned Aperture Pickup

Elysian Guitars & PickupsInterview with Adam Bath of Elysian Guitars & Tuned Aperture Pickup


Adam tells us all about how he started, what’s going on with his company and his new pickup design; the “Tuned Aperture Pickup.” It’s a nice talk and you’ll get a good bit of information about the cool new design of his pickups. Check out his website and kickstarter.

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Episode 62 – Cigarette Smoke & Guitars, Advice on Songwriting

This week I want to share some research I did on the affects of tobacco smoke on guitar and guitar equipment. I also tell about two interviews I read regarding songwriting.

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The following is a list of chemicals in cigarette smoke that are solvents:

  • Acetone
  • Benzene
  • Butyraldehyde
  • Cresol
  • Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)
  • Pyridine
  • Quinoline
  • Toluene

Bay Area Guitar Swap is a site where I was able to gather some good information about cigarette smoke’s affects on guitars. I have to give them props for information. I am not a member of their forum.

Here’s the D’Addario string review video where at 4:23 I start to play “Dead or Alive.” If you want the tab, here it is!

Episode 47: Ryan Dunn of ToadWorks USA Effects Pedals

This week I got to talk with Ryan Dunn of ToadWorks USA Effects Pedals. This was my first Skype interview so the audio fluctuates from time to time so it was a learning experience! Ryan provides a lot of insight into how and why he got started making and selling pedals as well as the future of ToadWorks.

Here are some key websites – one of which of course is the ToadWorks website, but a few others Ryan wanted to share! I hope you all enjoy this, I sure did!

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