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Barefoot Buttons: The solution to your pedal problems.
Barefoot Buttons: The solution to your pedal problems.

Barefoot Buttons appears to be one of those products that was built from an idea, fulfills a need, and designed to solve a problem. If you've ever played guitar barefoot, or even with just socks, you understand the challenge of trying to power on an effects pedal with your foot, sometimes with just your big toe.

 

Winter NAMM 2017 Recap
Winter NAMM 2017 Recap

We had an amazing time sharing a booth with Mu-FX at Winter NAMM 2017 in Anaheim, CA (Hall D, Booth 2489). It was so nice to meet some of our old customers and meet new and future PHRED instruments guitar owners

DIY: Build your own 2x12 Speaker Cabinet for under $450
DIY: Build your own 2x12 Speaker Cabinet for under $450

I started this project with a budget of building a 2x12 speaker cabinet for under $500. The 2x12 speaker cabinet will be paired with a MosValve Tube Works RT-2100 amp that was purchased used for $250. The RT-2100 is a 1x12 hybrid amp, with a tube pre-amp stage and solid state power amp. It has two speaker outputs on the back, each capable of putting out 100 watts of power.

MEET YOUR MAKER: Freddy Rose of PHRED Instruments
MEET YOUR MAKER: Freddy Rose of PHRED Instruments

In this installment of “Meet Your Maker,” Performer catches up with Freddy Rose of PHRED Instruments to chat about how he began making guitars and some of the features on his most popular models.

PHRED instruments Announces Sponsorship of Wall Street Dead aHead Networking Events® Jam Sessions
PHRED instruments Announces Sponsorship of Wall Street Dead aHead Networking Events® Jam Sessions

PHRED instruments is pleased to announce a sponsorship with Wall Street Dead aHead Networking Events® (“WSDA”) Jam Sessions, an organization that brings the Deadhead spirit to the Wall Street community.

Deconstructing the Solid Body Sound of the Electric Guitar
Deconstructing the Solid Body Sound of the Electric Guitar

The solid-body electric guitar is a rather modern instrument with a history that dates back to the around the 1920s. This article will attempt to understand the electric guitar tone and how the instrument’s body, neck, bridge, scale length, and headstock interact in order to create the resonance which is then transferred to, and enhanced, by the magnetic pickups.  

Premier Guitar Review of the DockStar Flame Maple
Premier Guitar Review of the DockStar Flame Maple

"If you do happen to find yourself in a Phish tribute band, then getting your hands on the DockStar is a no-brainer. But it also delivers versatility with applications beyond 20-minute Mixolydian guitar solos."  - Jason Shadrick / Premier Guitar

Guitar World Review of the Ernesto VH3 Brown Burst Koa
Guitar World Review of the Ernesto VH3 Brown Burst Koa

"Phred Instruments tackled this request with its Ernesto VH3 guitar. To further sweeten the pot, this Trey Anastasio-inspired guitar includes a Koa veneer top and the OBEL preamp."

Performer Magazine Review of the Ernesto VH3 Blonde
Performer Magazine Review of the Ernesto VH3 Blonde

"It’s the sum of the features that really makes this a unique and versatile guitar. For players who get bored with tones easily, this could be the cure...it’s well worth a look for guitarists interested in a semi-hollow or fully hollow thinline." - Chris Devine / Performer