Guitar Reviews by Leroy Smith

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  1. Visual Sound Jekyll & Hyde Ultimate Overdrive ·
    I like a lot of the tones in this pedal. It gives good clean tube-driven sounds, but can get downright nasty on the other hand.
    Equipment: Effects · Posted: 2/14/2002 by Leroy Smith (2273)
  2. Fender Forum ·
    This forum has never failed to help me in time of need. Check it out, you'll see what I mean. They hold monthly drawings/contests too, which usually offer a great prize such as an amp, guitar, or even a trip to spend a few days with Leo Fender h...(more)
    Other: News Groups/Forums · Posted: 4/23/2001 by Leroy Smith (2273)
  3. Amp Workshop ·
    This is one of the forums where I studied up on Mesas before deciding to get one. You can learn a lot from those guys at the ADP. They know their stuff. Not only about the amps themselves, but everything to do with the electronics in them, and ...(more)
    Other: News Groups/Forums · Posted: 2/5/2000 by Leroy Smith (2273)
  4. TAXI: Independent A&R Vehicle ·
    Definitely a good resource. Probably one of the best, if not the best of it's kind. You forgot to say that it's free though! But getting the name out there is a plus.
    Musicians: Artist Promotion · Posted: 2/15/2000 by Leroy Smith (2273)
  5. Chops From Hell ·
    I've learned some stuff from this site. It also has a forum to post on. If you want help on your speed picking you might check it out.
    Instruction: On-Line · Posted: 1/18/2000 by Leroy Smith (2273)
  6. Edition-Musicale ·
    Has some fun pieces on it for freshening up your neo-classical licks. I just wish they would update it more frequently.
    Books/Tab: On-Line · Posted: 1/18/2000 by Leroy Smith (2273)
  7. J.S. Bach for Electric Guitar by John Kiefer ·
    I definitely learned some licks from this book. The 6 pieces it contains are: 1. Badinerie 2. Praeludium in A minor 3. Preludio in E 4. Gigue in E 5. Toccata and Fugue in D minor 6. Fantasia in G If your not familar with pedal tones, you can g...(more)
    Books/Tab: Classical · Posted: 1/19/2000 by Leroy Smith (2273)
  8. Boss MT-2 Metal Zone ·
    Just like Jason Reich said, for what it does (which is high gain with as much scoop as you want), it's excellent, but no more versatile than that. At least not that I've found yet. I did read a review on Harmony Central where a fella said with...(more)
    Equipment: Effects · Posted: 1/19/2000 by Leroy Smith (2273)
  9. Mesa/Boogie ·
    They really talk highly about their equipment on the site. They have a right to, though! You can read about most of their amps individually and even zoom in on some of the front and back panels of the amp.
    Manufacturer Sites: Amplifier Makers · Posted: 1/20/2000 by Leroy Smith (2273)
  10. Mesa/Boogie Nomad 55 ·
    Several modern and vintage tones that you can search for. I couldn't believe it wouldn't produce scooped mids naturally though. I think this is a good sound to have available in your amp arsenal. Overall, another great amp from Mesa's Randall Sm...(more)
    Equipment: Amplifiers · Posted: 4/23/2001 by Leroy Smith (2273)
  11. Fender American Standard Stratocaster ·
    I've got the natural wood American Standard. Right after I got it, I had a Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Plus humbucker thrown in it at the bridge and have played it like this ever since. Would like to have huge frets put on in the future. I agree...(more)
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 1/31/2000 by Leroy Smith (2273)
  12. Gore Music ·
    These strings really do what they say. The poly-web coating makes these strings last a long time, and keeps the residue from your fingers practically non-existent. They also have a great tone that seems superior to non-coated strings in my opi...(more)
    Manufacturer Sites: String Makers · Posted: 2/2/2000 by Leroy Smith (2273)
  13. Passion and Warfare by Steve Vai ·
    Definitely a great album by one of the most talented guitarists. Got it when it first came out as a Christmas present, and I was fairly young. It just blew my mind.
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 2/7/2000 by Leroy Smith (2273)
  14. Blizzard of Ozz by Ozzy Osbourne ·
    Blizzard of Oz was some of the first of the Heavy Metal style that I remember hearing at a very young age. I enjoyed this album at about the age of 5! It wasn't long after that I started hearing the early stuff from Van Halen and AC/DC.
    Recordings: Metal · Posted: 2/9/2000 by Leroy Smith (2273)
  15. Rising Force by Yngwie Malmsteen ·
    I give it the full 5, because at the time that Rising Force came out, it blew everyone's mind. It was something they had never heard a whole lot of on the guitar. This album was the first time I had ever heard any guitarist play that fast, and...(more)
    Recordings: Metal · Posted: 2/9/2000 by Leroy Smith (2273)
  16. Guitar Nine Records ·
    Great site to order CDs from your favorite instrumental guitarists. You can listen to several short clips from each CD before deciding to buy. The site also has other areas such as some lessons, interviews, etc.
    Marketplace: On-Line Stores/Catalogs · Posted: 2/10/2000 by Leroy Smith (2273)
  17. J.S. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas by Itzhak Perlman ·
    The sound quality of the CD, violin, and renditions of the Sonatas and Partitas are excellent.
    Recordings: Classical · Posted: 2/13/2000 by Leroy Smith (2273)
  18. The Ibanez Jem Home Page ·
    I kinda wish I hadn't stumbled upon this site. It just makes me lust and want a Jem even moreso. For so long, I've been strictly a Strat user, but I have a feeling I'll be using an Ibanez Jem sometime down the road.
    Other: Gear Fetish Sites · Posted: 2/15/2000 by Leroy Smith (2273)
  19. Zen Guitar ·
    The site is full of info, and even has some lessons from various styles. Even some of Steve Vai's lessons somehow found there way there, which he has always had some of the best in my opinion. All in all, a great approach to guitar playing. T...(more)
    Instruction: On-Line · Posted: 2/22/2000 by Leroy Smith (2273)
  20. Tabs From Instructional Videos ·
    Tons of learning material on this site. Just when I think I've found all the good learning material on the web, I come across a handful more. Glad somebody posted a resource of it!
    Books/Tab: On-Line · Posted: 2/21/2000 by Leroy Smith (2273)