Six String Bliss: The Guitar Podcast

Episode 110: The Chet Atkins Diet

Pipes and PT take a deep breath and dive into a style of music that not received much attention thus far on the Bliss.  That's right; Six-String Bliss has gone country. 

But first, the boys share an email from Pierre Journel, whose Bo Diddley tribute song was played in Episode 107.

PT reveals some mysterious experiences involving his amp setup.  Could the end of the world be far behind? 

Pipes gives the next installment in his guitar painting adventure.

Pipes also discusses his brand new ProTone Wah pedal!

GoW (selected by Pipes and PT):

Brad Paisley

Guitar News (Part One):

Jimi's flaming guitar to be auctioned:

Center Song:

The Pistol Whipper-Snappers – Rip My Heart Out

Guitar News (Part Two)

The Moog Guitar

Peavey's new PXD Series Guitars

Normandy Releases Aluminum Archtop:

Top 5 List:

Pipes and PT's Top 5 'Gateway into Country Music' Albums

Guitars Defined:

The boys give a shaky definition of 'Chicken Pickin' 

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Direct download: Six-String_Bliss_110.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:14pm EST

Episode 109: Modding with Bitmo Bruce

PT ponders a guitar recommendation for a friend and plans his perfect pedalboard. 

Pipes misses out on a discontinued Coffin Case pedalboard.

Pipes also embarks on a guitar painting project.

A listener comes to Pipes and PT for electronic advice. 

Guitarist of the Week:

Emppu Vuorinen

Guitar News:

Les Paul plays the Pabst Theater

Guitar stolen in Long Island

Guitarist joins New Zeland Bagpipe trio

Martin celebrates 175th anniversary

And Pipes tries to reinvent the wheel by debating the merits of numbers on guitar knobs. 

Center Song:

Firewater – 3 Legged Dog

Bruce Hutcheon from Bitmo Modifications joins Pipes and PT to discuss modifying amps and effects, what’s next for Bitmo and how a public speaking engagement led to the creation of his company.  Check out Bitmo’s site

Direct download: Six-String_Bliss_109.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:12am EST

Pipes and PT give a big thanks to those who have donated to the NAMM 2009 fund so far. 

We play a couple of voicemails.  Join in the fun by leaving us a message at 206-203-3738.

GOW (selected by listener David):

Charlie Christian

Guitar News:

George Jones’ long-lost guitar returned!

M&I building salutes Les Paul:

Moog Guitar:

AC/DC Hearts Walmart:

Center Song:

Charlie Christian with the Goodman Sextet – Flying Home

Pipes and PT are joined by Dennis Mollan of ProTone Pedals to discuss the latest ProTone and give us the inside scope on the hottest new stomp boxes.

Dennis also sticks around to help us define the next term in our ‘Guitars Defined’ series: True Bypass.

Direct download: Six-String_Bliss_108.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59pm EST

Episode 107: The Tone Microscope


PT gets ready to mods his Epiphone Jr, and Pipes has some soldering tips.

Pipes is selling his midi controller and focusing on a certain fretted instrument of note.

Pipes presents the news… no wait, he does not. 

Instead Pipes and PT pay tribute to one of the founding fathers of rock and roll:

An interesting study raises some basic questions about tone, what effects it and what it means to us. 

Middle Song:

Pierre Journal – Bo Diddley Groove

Steve Benford ( joins Pipes and PT for the next installment in the Guitars Defined series:  Intonation. 

Benford also fills us in on the latest happenings with Guitar For Vets and how we can help.


Direct download: Six-String_Bliss_107.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:17pm EST