I'm a total guitar nerd. I find myself watching gear demo videos all the time, and about 4 years ago, I posted a couple videos that have been useful to some other guitar geeks. Since then, I've been building my "guitarsenal" and recording rig while wondering in the back of my head: what could I add that would be useful and unique to the guitar gear demo world?
I finally came up with the concept for the "Quick and Dirty Tone" series by identifying a few problems I have with some gear videos:
- A lot of gear videos are really long (some get up to 20-30 min), and I often find myself skipping through just to quickly see how it sounds.
- I don't always want to hear the reviewer talk about the gear.
- Sometimes the guitar track has been mixed and mastered with other instruments, and it can be distracting when I want to just focus on the guitar tone itself.
I'm aiming to address these issues by following some simple rules for the "Quick and Dirty Tone" YouTube series: 2 minutes or less and no talking, mixing, or mastering. If anyone is interested in more details and my opinions, each video will have an accompanying blog post here. I'm also going to limit the posts to 500 words max - I don't want to waste anyone's time here.
Feel free to reach out on YouTube, Facebook, comment on the blog posts, or contact me through this website.
Enjoy, and guitar on \m/
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Dr. Danny Mann
This blog keeps it short. All posts are 500 words max. We know it's easy to get carried away talking about gear...