Amps & Axes - #172 - Ron Sperzel - Sperzel Tuners

Welcome back from down under AaA fanatics. We have a great show for you technical and mechanical appreciators out there today. We all depend on guitars that play in tune and even more, the ability to change a string as quickly as possible. I mean, either your fans are looking at you, or you're a tech and your boss is looking for his guitar now!! Well, our guest today is the son of the engineering mind that made it all possible. So find your appropriate listening environment and help us welcome the son of Mr Locking Tuner himself, Mr Ron Sperzell. Enjoy!!

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Amps & Axes - #171 - Dai Pritchard

G'day 'cast followers and welcome to another installment of your and my favorite Podcast; Amps and Axes.In this episode, the guys go down under to bring you a guitarist who does the slide work for the institution known as Rose Tattoo, so make yourself a Vegemite sandwich, or pour a XXXX Gold and give a warm welcome to the man that tries to keep Angry Anderson happy, Mr Dai Pritchard. Enjoy!

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Amps & Axes - #170 - Theodore Koth

Hello 'CastMates and welcome to a new adventure in your Amps and Axes World. The guys have adopted a new policy of less Bro BS, more guest, so find your happy 'cast place and please welcome guitarist for the Indy Rock band Well Known Strangers, Mr Theodore Koth. Enjoy

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Amps & Axes - #169 - Jared James Nichols

Greetings Good people of Podcast Land and welcome to the viral entity know as Amps and Axes. In this offering, the guys begin by asking for a little help for Podcast guest Angeline Saris, who had her prized Number 1 bass stolen. (Just for the record, we all feel that stealing is taking one's sense of entitlement way too far!) And then it's on to the guest of the week. He's been on the scene for a while now and he's a younger player doin' it like the old guys did and he's got a heck of a Summer tour coming up, so find your designated Podcast enlightenment area and please welcome the man with one pickup and no pick, Mr. Jared James Nichols. Enjoy!

 

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Amps & Axes - #168 - David Grissom

Welcome Podcast world to yet another issuance of the adventure we like to call Amps and Axes. In this episode Mick begins with a review of his new Cubase software, which he apparently likes! Then there's mention of the passing of yet another legend and podcast guest, Mr Larry Coryell and then it's on to the guest of the week. A player that has been around for quite some time and played with some notables including Joe Ely and somebody named Mellencamp. He then went on to form his own band, which included a rhythm section with the moniker Double Trouble, so find your Podcast happy place and please welcome, from the band Storyville, Mr David Grissom. Enjoy!

 

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Amps & Axes - #167 - Daric Bennett

Well good day to you AaA Fans and welcome to another exciting episode. Mick purchased 2 preamps, the Focusrite 2i4 and the Apogee 96K, he gives his honest review of both products. Then it's directly on to the guest of the week. He has been a part of the "Sacred Steel" music scene (a term Jeff and Mick have never heard of) and now he's killing it on social media with his incredible bass playing, so please welcome, Mr Daric Bennett!!!

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Amps & Axes - #166 - Neal Morse

Hello all you wonderful AaA Fans and welcome to another installment of your favorite Podcast; Amps and Axes. In this episode the guys begin with a first for the 'cast, but it is an unfortunate one. They pay tribute to the passing of one of their guests, Mr Elliott Rubinson, owner of Dean Guitars. Then it's directly on to the guest of the week. He has been proceeded on the Podcast by two members of his band, but now it's his turn, so please place yourself in your proper Podcast enjoyment environment and welcome, of the Neal Morse Band, Mr Neal Morse himself. Enjoy! 

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Amps & Axes - #165 - Eric Gillette

Welcome AaA Fans to another journey in the episodic adventure that is your Amps and Axes Podcast. In this installment, the guys start out giving a nod to yet another unfortunate loss in the world of music, bassist and vocalist for Asia, along with a couple other stellar bands in the world of Prog Rock, King Crimson and U.K.,Mr. John Wetton. Next there's mention of the last two Black Sabbath shows, as the band is calling it quits. And then it's on to the guest of the week. Also a Prog Rocker, he is a multi-instrumentalist that currently shreds the six string for the Neal Morse band, so find your preferred Podcast environment and please welcome Mr. Eric Gillette. Enjoy!

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Amps & Axes - #164 - Randy George

Hello AaA Podcast Fans and welcome to another exciting adventure in Amps and Axes land. In this episode, the guys begin with the sad news of not one, but two losses in the musical community. You all probably know the first was a drummer, but the second was a keyboard player named Geoff Nickolls. Then it's on to the guest of the week. A four string slinger that plays with agreat and well respectedband in the Prog (progressive rock) community, so find your Podcast happy space and please welcome bassist of the Neal Morse band, Mr Randy George. Enjoy!

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Amps & Axes - #163 - Davy Knowles

Cheers AaA Fans and thanks for checking out another installment of your Amps and Axes Podcast. In this episode Mick chats for a few moments about the Kemper modelling amp. Then there's talk about a cool venue called Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, Maryland, which is where this week's interview took place. A reappearance of this guest on the Amps and Axes Podcast, he has just begun his new tour, which looks like it's going to take him to quite a few places across the globe this year, so find a comfortable podcast consumption position and welcome back, from the Isle of Man, Mr Davy Knowles. Enjoy!

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Amps & Axes - #162 - Andy Timmons

Greetings to all you AaA aficionados. Here's the latest installment of your Amps and Axes Podcast. In this adventure Mick starts out with a great review of a new addition to his acoustic guitar. Something called Power Pins Invented by a gentleman named Billy Gray. Next there's mention of a new upcoming release from Greg Marra and Plenty Heavy and then it's on to the guest of the week. A player who broke on to the scene in the '80's with a band called Danger Danger and now spends his time in the studio as well as with his own band, so enter your 'Cast listening environment and please welcome Mr Andy Timmons. Enjoy!!!

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Amps & Axes - #161 - Greg Koch

Hello AaA Fans and Happy 2017. Welcome to yet another installment in the adventure we call Amps and Axes. In this episode, the guys begin by touching base on the New Year's Eve debacle by some singer named Mariah Carey. They would not normally bring up such a blunder unless a musician was involved but there is a local tie to the event. We'll hear firsthand from Ms. Meredith Marx, whose father is the owner of MSI, the international sound company that has done this event for the past 17 years. Then it's on to the guest of the week. This man is an incredible player in his own right, but if that wasn't enough, he is also one of the most comical product demo artists on the planet whose humor translates through his incredible playing style, so buckle up and enjoy the ride with the Gristle Man himself, Mr Greg Koch. Enjoy!!

 

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Amps & Axes - #160 - Chris Green

Greetings AaA Fans and Happy New Year's Eve. We'd like to thank you for your support during the last year, but the year has taken too many from the entertainment industry, so we're all hoping for a Happier 2017. That said, this is the last show for 2016, so let's get to it. The guys start with Mick mentioning a very cool band called the Dead Daisies. The band contains members of some very notable acts and is heavily influenced by '70's and '80's Rock. Sounds awesome! Then he discusses his new Black Sabbath Anniversary Set, a must for all Sabbath fans. Then it's on to the guest of the week. The most recent guitarist for a band that celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2014 and just released a brand new CD, so settle into your favorite Podcast position and welcome guitarist for the band Tyketto, Mr Chris Green. Enjoy!

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Amps & Axes - #159 - Jeff & Mick - Holiday Special

Happy Holidays AaA Fans and welcome to the Holiday Edition of your Amps and Axes Podcast. Since it's Christmas Eve, it's just the guys this week. Mick has some book recommendations for your reading pleasure, that maybe you'll want to spend some of your Holiday cash or gift cards on. Then Jeff teases some new pickups that he's dropping in a Strat, but the install wasn't done in time for the show, so no review yet. And that's it folks. Have yourself a very Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, or whatever Holiday you celebrate. Enjoy!!

 

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Amps & Axes - #158 - Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal

Greetings and happiest of Holiday Seasons CastFans, and welcome to the recurring dream that is your Amps and Axes Podcast. In this episode the guys are really trying to drive home the fact that they would really like you to tell a friend about the Podcast. Don't try to keep it to yourself, that's just not right! So tell a friend or six. Then Jeff mentions that he's pretty excited about a little EAST Amplification project that he's working on with Mr QuickLick, Jason Sadites. Next there's a little audio treat about guitar building in the '60's and then it's on to the guest of the week. A man that's been playing pretty much all his life. He's had a solo career as well as being a member of a few bands over the years. Currently with Art of Anarchy, he's also done a little time, okay 8 years, with a little band called Guns N' Roses, so please place yourself in your proper listening environment and welcome Ron Thal aka "Bumblefoot". Enjoy! 

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Amps & Axes - #157 - Pat Badger

Hello CastFans and welcome to another adventure in AaA Land. In this episode of your favorite Podcast, Amps and Axes, the guys begin with a little conversation about Jeff putting in a few of his "rode hard and hung up wet" summer abused guitars to his most excellent guitar magician, Mr Phil Jacoby of Philtone Guitars. Then it's on to the guest of the week. Player of the four stringed variety of instrument, he has played with such bands as Daemon, In the Pink, Super Trans Atlantic and Tribe of Judah. He has sung with both Dweezil Zappa and Danger Danger and oh yeah, plays bass with a band called Extreme, so please settle into your PodZone and welcome Mr Pat Badget. Enjoy!

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Amps & Axes - #156 - Marc Ford

Holiday Greetings CastFollowers and welcome to yet another Amps and Axes adventure. This installment actually has two guests. First, the guys bring back past guest Rick Sell of PureSalem Guitars to shed a little light on a ridiculous situation the company is facing... Hint: it requires lawyers. Then it's on to the guest of the week. A players' player who has been plucking the strings for a few decades now with bands like Burning Tree, the Uninvited, the Sinners, toured with Ben Harper and oh yeah, spent most of his time on the road with a little band called The Black Crowes, so find your Cast comfort zone and please give a warm welcome to Mr Marc Ford. Enjoy!!

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Amps & Axes - #155 - Kevin Cunningham

Greetings AaA Fans and welcome to yet another installment of your favorite Podcast in the whole wide world! (and if you're in the US, we hope you're out of your food coma!) In this episode, Mick brings to light some new technology from the Adobe people; the people that brought you Photoshop... think about that for a second! Then it's on to the guest of the week; A six string slinger that strums his instrument for a very cool band called Stolen Rhodes, so place yourself in listening mode and please welcome Mr Kevin Cunningham. Enjoy!

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Amps & Axes - #154 - Bjorn Englen

Welcome AaA Aficionados and welcome to another installment of your favorite Podcast. This episode begins with not a lot of talk, but unfortunately some RIP's for not one, two or three, but four losses to the musical community. It's been a rough year. Then it's on to the guest of the week; A four-string slinger who has added the bottom end for some heavyweights such as Uli Jon Roth and Yngwie Malmsteen. He will be back on the road soon with the likes of the Dio Disciples and MacAlpine, but is currently recording with Plenty Heavy, so get yourself aurally ready and please welcome Mr Bjorn Englen. Enjoy!

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Amps & Axes - #153 - Bill Toms

Welcome AaA Fans. Here it is; The next installment of your Amps and Axes Podcast. In this episode the guys begin with a little discussion about somebody named Iommi and a guitar that's not really an SG, but a guitar built by a little British company called Jay Dee. Then a mention about the Springsteen biography and a connection with the guest of the week. He is a player who, with his band Hard Rain, is well known in the Pittsburgh PA area and has actually shared the stage with The Boss, so find your happy Podcast space and please welcome to the show Mr Bill Toms. Enjoy!

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