As the founder and leader of the Fastbacks, Kurt Bloch's place among the great garage rock pantheon is secure, but his credits as a producer have taken him to the next level in the underground (though he's not quite to
Ben Verellen is the founder and chief amp-designer of Verellen Amplifiers in Seattle, WA as well as the guitarist for Tacoma, WA based rock band Helms Alee. After starting in the post-hardcore/noise rock scene with the band Harkonen in 1995,
This is a fantastic course. I was forever looking up Youtube videos on how to set up all of my guitars for different things, and opinion varies wildly on-line, so it's really great to have these videos detailing the entire process in clear and easy terms.
The information on the amplifiers is intensely interesting too.
Excellent course. Slow start with the guitar set up but Kurt knows his stuff so worth watching it to the end before deciding you don't like it. I came across valves (tubes) at the age of 12 (I'm 66 now) and it was a great refrresher for me. Ben really knows his stuff but he can put it into layman terms that are easy to understand. I definitely recommend this course.
I bought this course for the amplifier section and skipped straight there. It's fantastic. Right at the perfect level for me, a newbie DIY-er with a few pedals, a kit amp and an Electronics 101 course under my belt. Well done! I'll update my review if I have time to watch the guitar section.