Album Review: Tremonti – A Dying Machine

Album Review: Tremonti – A Dying Machine

It feels like Tremonti have been teasing us forever about the new album but A Dying Machine has finally arrived.

The fourth album from Mark Tremonti's self-titled band has a lot to live up to and it doesn't disappoint. A Dying Machine is the band's strongest release to date. Proving he is more than just a guitar hero, Mark Tremonti's vocals really shine as he continues to grow into the frontman role.

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Posted by Mark Smith in Album Reviews
Lube Your Nuts!

Lube Your Nuts!

Here’s a problem I see coming up time and time again. If your guitar is always going out of tune then it’s usually a simple fix.

Lube your nut!

The nut is without a doubt the number one cause of tuning issues and very often, it just takes a little lubrication to improve things.

Obviously, there can be other causes too but when it’s so simple and quick to lubricate the nut, it should always be your first step when trying to resolve a tuning problem. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Maintenance
Is It Time To Retire The Valve Amp?

Is It Time To Retire The Valve Amp?

Valve amps have ruled the guitar world for so long, it seems impossible to imagine them not being the number one choice for a great tone. But as Bob Dylan said, “The times, they are a-changin”.

Amp modellers used to be a compromise. Not sounding as good as the real thing but infinitely more practical. Often the target for tone bashing on guitar forums, they were seen as a joke by many who ignored the fact that you could actually get some pretty decent tones out of them. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Discussion
I Bought A Line 6 Helix LT- A Short Review

I Bought A Line 6 Helix LT- A Short Review

 

A few weeks ago a lovely new [amazon_textlink asin=’B072N8TXBV|B06Y1WMTQ7′ text=’Line 6 Helix LT’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’uk125|us125′ marketplace=’UK|US’ link_id=’e67211b6-6977-11e8-ada7-737dc3d161c8′] landed at Guitar Noodle HQ.

A bit of background info. I’ve been playing the guitar and various other instruments for around 25 years now. During that time I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of money on equipment. I use to be pretty seriously into recording my own music but that got pushed to one side due to starting a family. A scenario I’m sure a lot of you are familiar with. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Gear