End of Summer Break

Hey everybody. This week is the last official week of the summer season and Labor Day is just around the corner. Here at the Jersey Shore we usually go to BBQ’s, the beach, spend time with family and friends and… Continue Reading

RIP Stevie Ray Vaughan

20 years ago today the guitar world lost a tremendous talent….Stevie Ray Vaughan. I really loved his playing and I will never forget when I bought “Texas Flood” on vinyl..! I was a young punk kid and got home late… Continue Reading

Celluloid Strat Pickguards Available!

Who has a real 60’s Strat with a replaced or cracked nitrate “green guard” and wants to make their guitar look as correct as possible? Well, instead of spending a ton of cash on an original guard that could have… Continue Reading

Inside Drivers Live at the Saint

Video of my band the Inside Drivers at the Saint in Asbury Park, NJ on 8-7-10. This is a short compilation of a few tunes we did that night: Maybellene, Hammer Down Driver, You Win Again, I’m So Lonesome I… Continue Reading

Electrified: The Guitar Revolution

Howdy friends… My man (and Inside Drivers bassist) Alan Gowa turned me on to a cool TV show. It is called “Electrified: The Guitar Revolution” on the Smithsonian channel. I watched some parts of it and it’s definitely worth checking… Continue Reading

Russo Music in Asbury Park, NJ!

Russo Music has opened a brand new location at the Jersey Shore in Asbury Park..!!! The original location is in Hamilton, NJ where the business was started way back in 1960..! The new Asbury Park store is located on Cookman… Continue Reading

Vintage and Rare

My good friends over at Vintage and Rare have a really unique way of giving you access to lots of different vintage, rare, exotic, boutique and all around cool instruments. Vintage and Rare.com is the premier mega-site for dealers and… Continue Reading

New Mod Kits “The Enticer” Pedal

If you are like me and are interested in doing a project, Mod Kits has a limited edition tube overdrive kit called “The Enticer” This tube overdrive pedal kit is based around a new-old-stock original RCA 12AU7A vacuum tube. It… Continue Reading

ZT Lunchbox Extension Cabinets Back in Stock!!

The wait is finally over.. The ZT Lunchbox Extension Cabinets are back in stock..!!! The first production run sold out very quickly so if you did not get one and still want to beef up your Lunchbox now you can.… Continue Reading

Announcing the ZT Lunchbox Photo Contest Winner!

We ran a contest that started on July 2nd for a free ZT Lunchbox amplifier. We asked everyone to send in a photo of themselves rockin’ out with their guitar. On August 5th the top 12 entries were posted and… Continue Reading

Luthier Phil Petillo Passes Away

It is a sad day for guitarists here at the Jersey shore. Master Luthier Phil Petillo has passed away at the all too young age of 64 late Friday evening from a massive heart attack. Mr. Petillo was a world… Continue Reading

David Lindley – Mercury Blues

I have been playing a little bit of lap steel guitar lately and David Lindley just kills it..!! If this does not inspire you to get into lap steel playing then maybe nothing will..!!!

ZT Lunchbox Amp on the Big Stage!!

This is one of the coolest photos of the mighty little ZT Lunchbox amp in action..!! The photo was taken on the big stage at Six Flags right here in NJ…!! The amp belongs to Mick Normoyle who is the… Continue Reading

Inside Drivers – The Whiskey Song

This video was taken at the Saint in Asbury Park, NJ on 8-7-10. This is one of our original tunes called “The Whiskey Song” written by my cousin Charlie….(he’s the singer here). We had a great time at the Saint… Continue Reading

Guitar Speaker Power Handling

Kurt Prange over at Amplified Parts has another really great in depth article about guitar speaker power handling. In this article Kurt explains how an electrodynamic loudspeaker works, how speaker ratings are determined, RMS power and tube vs solid state… Continue Reading