Resources for Guitar & Bass Players

Here are some links to various resources that you might find useful. If you know of any links that should be added to the resources page, feel free to drop me a note and I might add it to this page.

Gear

Musician's Friend offers just about anything and everything a musician might need. Their prices are more or less standard, but they offer sales and deals on a regular basis.

Sweetwater sells some live audio and recording gear that the larger online outfits do not always carry or have in stock. But more importantly, they have exceptional customer service. They'll spend time with you on the phone, and they are knowledgeable and helpful.

The Tube Store If you're a tube amp guy like myself, and you are pretty clueless when it comes to tubes (like myself), these guys will help you out. They took the time to give me some great support and general advice.

NYC Pedalboards When it comes to pedal boards, there's a lot of crap out there for sale. NYC is an exception to this. I own one and it's rock solid. Sensible Design, quality craftsmanship, hand-built and durable... not much else you can ask for in a pedalboard.

Books

The Guitar Handbook is an excellent book to pick up if you're just starting out in the world of guitar playing. I bought mine like 20 years ago and I still have it. My edition is old. I have to imagine it has only gotten better since then.

For more experienced players, The Advancing Guitarist by Mick Goodrick is a book that I could recommend. It stood out for me above most others that I have seen over the years. Note: This book is not for beginners and does require some understanding of formal music theory.

Music

Mystic Bowie, is an incredibly gifted singer, song writer and entertainer. Out of Jamaica, he has toured all over the world both as a solo act and as part-time front man for the Tom Tom Club. If you ever get the chance to see Mystic perform live, don't miss it. Trust me on this one.