Guitar Reviews by Dominic Hatchuel

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  1. Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits ·
    Look, honestly, if it's got Mark Knopfler in it, I'll watch it, listen to it, eat it, buy it, whatever. I used to have every DS album on tape. Wanna know why? Because of this album. I saw the "Brothers in Arms" video, and then the "Money for Not...(more)
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 2/12/2001 by Dominic Hatchuel (4861)
  2. ZOOM GFX-707 Multi-Effects Pedal ·
    Overall, this is an awesome thing. For me, in my (currently) limited capacity as a guitarist, it's the perfect beast. If I had it all to do again, I'd do it again. It's easy to use, easy to get the best out of it and in my opinion, it's somethin...(more)
    Equipment: Effects · Posted: 3/2/2001 by Dominic Hatchuel (4861)
  3. Epiphone Les Paul 1956 Gold Top ·
    In this price range, there isn't much to beat this guitar. It looks good, and plays and sounds great. I looked at an Epi LP studio in a honeyburst finish, but the Goldie just spoke to me. I also looked at things like the Squier Strat, Yamaha Pac...(more)
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 7/3/2001 by Dominic Hatchuel (4861)
  4. The Guitar Handbook by Ralph Denyer ·
    The Guitar Handbook is, quite simply, one of the best guitar manuals around. It covers, in rough order, the major players and innovators, the anatomy and workings of acoustic and electric guitars, how to get started playing, (from tuning the ins...(more)
    Books/Tab: Reference · Posted: 8/17/2001 by Dominic Hatchuel (4861)
  5. Paul Reed Smith Standard 22 ·
    I own a Yamaha Pacifica 312II which does an okay imitation of the one or two Strats I've messed around with. I also have an Epi Les Paul Gold Top which compares well with the Gibsons I've had the fortune of being able to play. The PRS Standa...(more)
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 10/10/2001 by Dominic Hatchuel (4861)
  6. Virtual Studio Systems VSS Lyricist V1.2 ·
    This product is a good idea for anyone who wants to get into writing, and a good idea for anyone who wants to write better too, i guess. inexpensive, easy to use, and a couple really nice features thrown into the mix. go get one.
    Software: Instructional · Posted: 10/16/2001 by Dominic Hatchuel (4861)
  7. Taylor Big Baby ·
    I took my epi into the store to get it set up for lighter gauge strings, and to take a look at a korg mfx unit. i was wondering around when i saw this big baby hanging up against the wall. my heart pounding in my chest, (where else would it be p...(more)
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 1/5/2002 by Dominic Hatchuel (4861)
  8. Guitar On Tap by Joe Bennett ·
    This is a really basic reference to the more common chords, scales, riff types and alternate tunings. What's nice about it is that it talks a little bit about where you might use its info - which guitarists use what where, that type of thing...(more)
    Books/Tab: Reference · Posted: 3/6/2002 by Dominic Hatchuel (4861)
    Er, yeah. <B>Go git some</b>.
    Equipment: Strings · Posted: 5/15/2002 by Dominic Hatchuel (4861)
  10. D'Addario Flatwound Chromes (ECG25) ·
    These are the first flatwounds I tried. I've now got DRs on my Epi, but I'll definitely be going back to the D'Addarios. Lovely warm tone, lovely.
    Equipment: Strings · Posted: 5/15/2002 by Dominic Hatchuel (4861)
  11. DR Legend ·
    I don't normally rate the things I don't like, because of the whole personal opinion thing. But I've never developed such an instant dislike for any guitar-related thing ever. YUK!!!
    Equipment: Strings · Posted: 5/15/2002 by Dominic Hatchuel (4861)
  12. Elixir 11050 Light Acoustic Guitar Strings ·
    If you haven't tried Elixir strings, now's as good a time as any. They cost more upfront, sure, but they make up for it in longevity. Yeah. Great strings.
    Equipment: Strings · Posted: 5/15/2002 by Dominic Hatchuel (4861)
  13. Marshall G50RCD ·
    I got this amp from a friend who runs a studio. A guy had bought studio time from them and not paid, so they annexed his amp and guitar - a Yamaha Pacifica 312II. I got the lot for the cost of the amp new. Bonus. I don't think I was ready to...(more)
    Equipment: Amplifiers · Posted: 5/16/2002 by Dominic Hatchuel (4861)
  14. Yamaha Pacifica 312II ·
    Nothing fancy, but a good place for most people to start I think. As for this particular model, I'd whip out the pots, the switch, the trem system and the pickups, replace them with killer stuff and have a superb guitar. That'd be if I wasn'...(more)
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 5/16/2002 by Dominic Hatchuel (4861)
  15. Jimi Hendrix Live At Woodstock ·
    If you're a die-hard fan, you'll love this double CD. If you've never heard Hendrix before, you'll love this double CD. It's a great Hendrix "compilation", but I wouldn't call it one. I recommend plugging in a really good set of Koss or Senn...(more)
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 5/17/2002 by Dominic Hatchuel (4861)
  16. Sting ...all This Time by Gordon Matthew Sumner ·
    Especially poignant is the rendition of "Fragile", the lyrics to which are the only ones to appear in the album sleeve. Yes, I still call them sleeves. The album features rearrangment s of many of Sting's, and the Police's, best known hits, ...(more)
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 5/17/2002 by Dominic Hatchuel (4861)
  17. Graph-Tec PT-7200-00 ·
    If you're looking ta git yerself a strap lock cuz yer worried yer pride and joy is gonna go crashing to the floor, rather get a pair of these. They work, they're cheaper, they're easier to install, in short, they'll make you a happier person...(more)
    Equipment: Parts/Accessories · Posted: 7/23/2002 by Dominic Hatchuel (4861)
  18. Fretboard Warrior ·
    The Fretboard Warrior will help you learn, and/or become more familiar with, where notes occur on the fretboard. It's quite fun to play and you'll kick yourself when you get one wrong. You can also choose between 2, 5 and 10 minute games.<b...(more)
    Instruction: On-Line · Posted: 1/14/2003 by Dominic Hatchuel (4861)
  19. The Recording Website ·
    If you're looking to start recording at home, take a look at this site. Articles, gear reviews, excellent primers, links, downloads, how tos, how not tos, and all presented in a reasonably nice design that's easy to navigate. I suppose the ...(more)
    Instruction: On-Line · Posted: 2/27/2003 by Dominic Hatchuel (4861)
  20. Rhymezone! ·
    Informative, useful and fun. Well, kinda fun. Okay, it's only really fun if you're a word geek like me but it is very informative and very useful.<br/><br/>Anyway, it's real simple; you type in a word, click your mouse and you get words that...(more)
    Other: Miscellaneous · Posted: 2/27/2003 by Dominic Hatchuel (4861)