Dotted Eighth Delay Studies

Setting up the U2/Hillsong delay in a variety of situations.

The Sessionists

Esther Subra (vocals), Serena Chew (keys), Justin (guitars), Alphonsus (drums and percussion)

Thoughts on G.A.S.

Why you should save up for an expensive guitar.

Setting Up Disaster Area DPC-8EZ and DMC-8D MIDI Controllers

An easy-to-follow video tutorial to get those patches programmed!

An Overview of My YouTube Channel

Feel free to browse some of the playlists on my channel. Hopefully this leads to you liking and subscribing!

Friday, February 28, 2020

Lent 2020: I'm Giving Up Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

We are in the season of Lent, which is normally marked by penitence, contrition, and focusing on Christ as we contemplate His passion and death. This year, I'm going to try and give up my favorite social media apps: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Egad. Lord, give me strength to keep my resolve.

Can a Strandberg Boden Standard 6 P&W?

The Strandberg Boden is an amazing guitar. I haven't come across anything else quite like it: carefully thought-out ergonomics, very nicely balanced weight and feel, and the sounds to make the guitar sing.

Check out my video review of it!

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Can an Ernie Ball Music Man JP6 Play P&W?

My wife got me an Ernie Ball Music Man JP6 with the DiMarzio Liquifire and Crunchlab pickups, and I'm in love with it! In this video, I answer the question if a guitar that's so geared towards metal can play praise & worship.

FREE Line 6 Helix Patches for Praise & Worship!

Even though I've spent the last year with the Line 6 Helix, and more recently the HX Stomp, I've always felt that my ears were bad and my tweaking abilities were mediocre. Recent feedback from fellow Helix musicians have been encouraging, so I'm taking the leap of faith to release patches for your download and usage!

Get my patches for absolutely free!

I'll continually be updating the page with uploads as and when I come up with something that I feel will be absolutely useful.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Dinner at FrapasBar by Saveur

The Good

  • Wife and I enjoyed the variety!
  • If you'd like one appetizer, one mains and dessert, consider the set which will save you some cash. However, wife and I wanted more apps than mains.

The Gripes

  • The only gripe I have with this place is that the staff were quite inattentive. I had to leave my table and walk up to the wait staff in order to get things going (getting a knife, getting sauce, getting the bill).

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Adding Labels to the Line 6 Helix

I've been fumbling about wiring things up on my Helix as I usually play this on a dark stage. I usually need to lean over and peek at where I need to connect cables, and I've had enough of it! Fortunately, I have a label maker, and it doesn't look too bad from afar.

Friday, March 15, 2019

The Clue-less Goat and Craftsmen Specialty Coffee (Novena, March 2019)

If you can spare to park at Goldhill Plaza, there are cafes in the vicinity of United Square that we found to be really good. First up, The Clue-less Goat:

Savory waffles with scrambled eggs and bacon.
Avocado toast with poached eggs and chorizo sausage

Brunch done right

I left my gear at home, so the phone will have to do. We have considered this the place with the 2nd best scrambled eggs, after Symmetry. Wife also really loved the avocado toast here. The only problem (as we found out the hard way) was that this place is not open for dinner!

Next up, Craftsmen Specialty Coffee. We hopped in here after discovering that Clue-less Goat doesn't open for dinner, and we were pleasantly surprised at the availability of brunch food for dinner.

Our evening caffeine: Jasmine green tea with rose for her and a cortado for me

Friday cortado

Avocado on toasted muffin with poached eggs with bratwurst

Savory waffles with scrambled eggs and bacon (view of eggs)

Aerial view of the waffles

Their savory waffles don't come with maple syrup, but instead, a heavy cream-based sauce which can be overpowering. We found that it masked the taste of  their scrambled eggs, which wasn't too bad. The point goes to Clue-less Goat for scrambled eggs.

However, their avocado muffin was really good, with the muffin toasted to perfection. Trust me, it's really hard to find a place that toasts muffins well!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Going Amp-less: A Step-by-Step Process

If you're looking to have a convincing amp tone through the front-of-house without using a physical amp, a preamp pedal by itself isn't going to be sufficient. In this latest video, I outline the process of going ampless with the Joyo British Sound, augmented by an EP Booster and an EQ section with the Line 6 M5.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Managing Wrist Injuries as a Guitarist

  1. Get a wrist guard (1:41)
  2. Play with less gear (4:19)
  3. Modify your technique (5:33)
  4. Play an ergonomic guitar (7:35)
  5. Pray for healing! (9:05)
As some of you are aware, I have scapholunate dissociation in both my wrists. It's been a tumultuous journey, with its many days and nights of pain, with a constant cry to God for healing. There have been miracles and the tangible power of God in healing me. There have been moments where I believed God must not love me because of my constant pain.

But through it all, God is good. He has always been good. I may wear a guard now, but in time to come, I will not need it in the new heaven and new earth. But for now, for those fellow guitarists who suffer from wrist injuries, you are not alone, and your pain is not permanent! 

Lunch at Omoté, Thomson Plaza

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