Blog | Warehouse Guitar Speakers

Blog

Rare, Cool Sleeper Guitars Part 2: The Danelectro Danoblaster Inuendo With Built-In Effects!

Howdy y'all!  This may be part two in a two part series ... but it's a radical departure from part one!  Last week we discussed a super cool and often overlooked vintage guitar, this week is different!  The center of attention this time around is a Korean made Danelectro with built-in multi-effects from the late 90's/early 2000's, and it really surprised the heck out of me.  I came upon one of these at a small guitar shop owned by a buddy, it had a kind of cool retro surf look (sparkles and...

Rare, Cool Sleeper Guitars Part 1: The Gretsch Corvette, a Rare Vintage American Guitar at an affordable price!

Gretsch Corvette Affordable American Vintage guitar Hi Gear Gang! I've been a guitar guy for decades, and I like to think I'm pretty darn well versed in most guitars that could be considered even fairly "main stream" ... but here recently  I've happened upon a couple models that were entirely new to me, and entirely COOL!  First, I'd like to draw your attention to the stupidly awesome Gretsch Corvette.  If, like me, this is a new guitar to you, you are in for a treat!  Now first off I will say that a...

A Memory-Filled Journey Into The Life Of Guitar Legend Leo Fender

The world occasionally produces one of those rare thinkers whose name becomes iconic. Thomas Edison lit up the world; Albert Einstein profoundly altered the study of physics; Walt Disney reimagined entertainment; and Leo Fender invented the electric guitar. Fender grew up in Fullerton, California, where his interest in electronics lead him to open his own radio repair shop in 1938. It wasn’t long before musicians and band leaders turned to him for help in repairing their equipment. And the rest, as they say, is history. Fender’s revolutionary guitar, the Fender Stratocaster...

All Stratocaster Pickups 25% off, and Strat Pickup Winner announcement!

Hello Fellow Tone Seekers! It is our pleasure to announce this month’s winner of our Vaughn Skow Pickup give-away of 2017 … (drum-roll) … Brian Downing.   Brian will be receiving the Vaughn Skow Strat set of his choice.    Pickup giveaways will continue throughout 2017; to enter see: THIS BLOG. Strat players who did not win: take heart!  Throughout the month of September, ALL Vaughn Skow Strat sets are 25% off!  No code needed, the prices on All Strat Sets...

Decoded: The HiLo-Tron and Goldfoil (Ry Cooder) Pickups

Decoded: The HiLo-Tron and Goldfoil (Ry Cooder) Pickups Over the past few years I've re-built hundreds of pickups; many are the well known Fender style single coils and Gibson style humbuckers.  However, I also work on and build a lot of lesser known models.  I'd like to talk about two of these, the Gretsch style HiLo Tron and the most famous of all "Goldfoils", the one in Ry Cooder's "Coodercaster".  Ya ready, let's dig in! The reason I decided to group these two very different designs together...

A Tribute To Wayne Whelan

Wayne Whelan was one genuinely cool guy.   In the music biz, everyone trys to be cool; Wayne didn't try ... he just was. An educated electronics engineer, Wane was usually the smartest guy in any room, but you'd never guess it because his intellect was only overshadowed by his down-to-earth modesty.   A true "man of the world" in every sense, Wayne traveled the globe as an electronics engineer with the United States Air Force during his young adult years.  Out of the Service, he became a true loudspeaker expert,...

The Rare And Wonderful BK Butler Mini Boogee / Matrix Tube Overdrive Pedal

BK Butler Mini Boogee Matrix Tube Pedal Hi gang!  So this will be, for the most part a video blog.  I recently sold my stupidly rare Mini Boogee Pedal, but I made a little demo video before shipping her out.  These things are legendary!  There is lotsa chatter about these among serious players, but most folks have never even SEEN one in real life.  BK Butler made only a few of these by hand from 1980-1981, then Randall Smith (Mesa-Boogie) asked him to use another name and in 1982-84 he made a...

A Salute To Megadeth Bassist and Co-Founder David Ellefson

A Salute To Megadeth Bassist and Co-Founder David Ellefson So, as I pen this blog I'm sitting in a small coffee shop on "main street" in my hometown of Jackson Minnesota, which sits right on the Minnesota/Iowa line.  This is farm country plain & simple.  But something seems amiss; the background music playlist is an interesting mix of Metal spanning several decades ... yes, Metal, as in Heavy.  Then there's the clientele!  In a town barely large enough to warrant a dot on many maps, the folks...

A Salute to Buck Owens and The "American" Guitar

Howdy folks, as I pen this blog it is approaching the 4th of July and I just read this fun little blog about "The Most Patriotic Guitars Ever".  It was a fun read ... but ... it left out what I feel is probably the most Patriotic of all guitars, those famous Red, White, & Blue beauties played by guitar pioneer and mentor to sooo many, Mr, Buck Owens.  Let's talk about that. Buck and his right-hand man, Don Rich created the famous "Bakersfield Sound"; many serious Tele string-benders will flat-out tell ya that...

Can Your Gear Make You Play Better (or Worse)?

Can Your Gear Make You Play Better or Worse Howdy my fellow tone addicted friends!  First a tiny jaunt down memory lane (not such a great memory btw).  About six years back I did a toung-n-cheek blog on "How to Achieve Terrible Tone"; in this blog I described a band I ran into where the guitar player had in fact produced the worst tone I had ever encountered.  I thought it was funny as all get-out.  The guitar player had two clip-on tuners, plus two tuners on his pedal-board, plus one built into his amp ......

Pages