• New Guitar Tuner Tunes, Is Green

    Back in the olden days of the 1970s, people used to get together in big rooms where hairy men in tie-die would play “instruments” including the famous “guitar.” Because those instruments didn’t have four color buttons and a Star Power bar, you had to “tune” them using a pitchfork or, barring that, the squeals of a groupie. Now kids who play the… Read More

  • PolyTune: The Violent Femmes tune all their guitar strings at once on the bus

    You know how when you play someone’s guitar for the first time at a party and one string is way high or low and you start to tune it and find that the guitar is total garbage and can’t be tuned anyway and so you play “Closer to Fine” on an untuned guitar in the corner of the part and people are all like “Who’s the douche playing Indigo Girls in 2010? I think… Read More

  • Boss reveals multi-effect processor and tuners at NAMM

    A major drawback of multi-effect processors is that they are digital. The sound coming out of them usually lacks the analog warmth. The ME-70 is easy to use, has knobs for every parameter so you can edit your sound quickly. Read More

  • TiVo Working On Series 3 "Lite" Edition

    Some people say TiVo is down in the dumps. I beg to differ. If I was offered a TiVo right now, I’d totally take it. But then I’d hand it back because I know Comcast offers a HD DVR cable tuner for the cost of absolutely nothing. One box, much easier. TiVo knows this and it needs a plan. That plan is the Series 3 Lite. At the recent Q1 Earnings Report TiVo had, a new box that is… Read More