Six String Bliss: The Guitar Podcast

Pipes, Pappy, PT and Alicia each select some tracks from the Six-String Bliss albums and play them to brighten up your holidays. Check out these sweet tracks!

Direct download: 6SB_219.mp3
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Pipes reviews the 'guitar dictionary on steriods', Guy's Grids.  Check out this cool new book and how it influenced the way Pipes thinks about guitar playing.  Plus journalist Craig Havighurst sits joins down with PT to discuss his article from the December 2010 issue of Premier Guitar magazine, 'Shape of Things'. Craig discusses the history of the legal battles around guitar shapes and what it means for the future of guitar.

Direct download: 6SB_218.mp3
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Musician and record producer John Kurzweg sits down to discuss working with Creed, home recording and what to look for in a producer. Plus, Guitarist of the Week Doc Watson!

Direct download: 6SB_217.mp3
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PT interviews Gig-FX founder and CEO Jeff Purchon about pedals, Peter Frampton and True Bypass. Plus a Naked Raygun GoW and much more!

Direct download: 6SB_216.mp3
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Pipes reviews the Rocktron Guitar Silencer pedal plus Pipes and PT tackle the Grateful Dead!.

Direct download: 6SB_215.mp3
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Pappy takes a look at an interesting and original pedal design, the VOD pedal from Gig-FX at  Complete with soundclips! Plus Pipes may be a Cylon.

Direct download: 6SB_214.mp3
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PT plays a song, Pappy reviews a DVD about Sun Records and Pipes loves the Guitarist of the Week, all on this eclectic episode of Six-String Bliss.

Direct download: 6SB_213.mp3
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PT reviews the recently re-tooled Budwah from Budda Amplification. Plus Psychobilly, sound clips and more!

Direct download: 6SB_212.mp3
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PT gives Pipes a blind taste test of Elixir Cables vs some other cables to hear whether Pipes can tell the difference.  Put your own ears to the test to see what you think!  Plus Retro Rags and a Guitar News Weekly Update.

Direct download: 6SB_211.mp3
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It's here at last! The highly anticipated Trans Genred album project makes it's debut on the airwaves. Pipes, PT, and Pappy turn over hosting duties to Bliss Army General Alicia Searcy and the Bliss' Black Ops Specialist Clint Searcy for almost two hours worth of music and commentary. This project, with eighteen songs from nine countries, breaks all kinds of records for SSB albums and is sure to have Blissners talking about the contributions for some time to come!

Listren to the podcast today and be sure to download your copy of the album beginning 10/26/10 at


Direct download: Episode_210B.mp3
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What do we do when our favorite bands change direction? Do we dare to follow?  Can a band change direction without leaving their fans behind?  The boys discuss.  Plus, Tad Kubler as GoW!

Direct download: 6SB_209.mp3
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Pipes ponders whether he might in fact be The Man, the boys get a dispatch from Pappy and get a little freaky with the GoW.

Direct download: 6SB_208.mp3
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PT’s on the road.

Pipes is busy paying for his amp.

But where is Pappy?  Tim from Milwaukee knew… do you?

Pipes ponders his perpetual GAS.

The guys discuss wearing guitar shirts.

Pipes and PT hit to share some of the best guitar stories from the last month or so.  Be sure to check out to stay up to date on all your guitar news.

GoW: John Petrucci

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Direct download: 6SB_207.mp3
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Pipes, PT and Pappy (virtually) count down their top five simple riffs. See if your favorites made the cut and send us your list!

This episode is sponsored by Dave's Guitar Shop. Check them out at

Direct download: 6SB_206.mp3
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The survey on has had quite the results.

Pipes hearts wrestling.  

PT works on his track for the next Six-String Bliss album.

Matt Stevens is a guitarist who has gotten a ton of internet buzz over the lost couple years with his great albums Echo and Ghost.  He talks to PT about looping, guitar playing and the new album in the works.

Be sure to check out his site: and pick up the albums!

PT's Pick: The Art of Malice by John 5

Pipes' Pick: Remixploitation by John 5

Pipes reads a book!

The Bliss accepts sponsors.

Bliss Army track of the week:Same Road Waltz by The Little Unsaid

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Direct download: 6SB_205.mp3
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The Bliss gets an iPhone app!

Pappy reviews the Eastwood Airline '59 Customer 3P guitar.  Check out what Pappy thought of this crazy-cool guitar. Here's a hint: The guitar wins the first ever Bliss Pick award.

Check out pictures at and buy it at

Pipes, PT and Pappy all review the behind the scenes documentary Tom Anderson Guitarworks by Music PRO Media.  Check it out at

GoW: Richard Z. Kruspe of Ramstein

Check out the latest poll at and cast your vote!

PT talks about the King of Kong documentary... yes, again.

PT's pick: The Suburbs by Arcade Fire

Pappy's pick: Blood Drunk by Children of Bodom

Pipes' pick:Lucky 7 by the Reverend Horton Heat

Bliss Army track of the week: Falls On Me by Alfie Llanos

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Direct download: 6SB_204.mp3
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The boys are riddled with technological issues.

But they are psyched for BlissStock!

Pipes and PT switch Benfords.

Pappy wants a Vypyr and the guys discuss the evolution of modelling amps. now with a poll!

Blissner Rhettro checks in with a great segment of the top 5 Metal Riffs you need to know about.

Our hosts are so inspired, they decided to share 5 top riffs from some of their own favorite genres.

Pappy's Pick: The Devil Knows My Name by John 5 

PT's Pick: If I Had a Hi-Fi by Nada Surf

Bliss Army Track: I'm Talkin 'bout Fuzz by Alfie Llanos

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Direct download: 6SB_203.mp3
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It's Boutique Bliss!  This time, Larry talks to Eric Stets, creator of the Stetsbar trem.  Listen to hear the hows and whys of his invention and why you'll want to check it out.  Plus, Pipes and PT chat about BlissStock, Rory Gallagher and more!

Direct download: 6SB_202.mp3
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Pipes has a beef with episode 200.

PT vows to resurrect a segment of the past...

Pappy gets yet another guitar to review. 

The boys call out the continent of Asia.

Pipes makes a bold announcement!

There are so many quality independent builders out there, that it is impossible for the best of us to have tried them all.  Pipes, PT and Pappy share the top independent guitars they are dying to try.

Kauer Guitars

Ellie Guitars

Hahn Guitars

Benford Guitars

Bell Custom Guitars

William Jeffrey Jones Guitars

Ron Kirn Gutiars

James Trussart Guitars

Frank Hartung Guitars

The guys discuss a lawsuit against NAMM and Guitar Center and the merits of Minimum Advertised Pricing.

Bliss Army Track of the Week: A Day without Me by Joe Fry

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Direct download: 6SB_201.mp3
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Break out the beer and the party hats, cause it's episode 200! And it's time to go... Behind the Bliss.

Direct download: 6SB_200.mp3
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Reviews of the DeLisle Fuzz Pedal, the DIY Mod Kit Piledriver and lots more good stuff!

Direct download: 6SB_199.mp3
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Larry sits down with Joe of Blackbird Guitars to discuss how carbon fiber is used to make travel guitars you'll want to stay home with and much more!  Plus, rock bios and album picks.

Direct download: 6SB_198.mp3
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The guys share some tales from the week.  Pipes has trouble with Paypal and PT tries to tweet Pappy into Twitter. 

Pappy reviews the Castiv Guitar Sidekick for mounting an electronic devise on your guitar:

Pappy then tackles Amplitube iRig for the iPhone and iPad.  Hear about what Pappy calls 'the perfect guitar app'.

If you had $500 to create your dream guitar, how close could you come?  How far could you stretch the money?  Pipes, PT and Pappy all try their hands at building imaginary $500 guitars.

PT, Pappy and Pipes all suggest an album you should check out:

PT's Pick: The Monitor by Titus Andronicus

Pappy's Pick(s): Boys and Girls in America by The Hold Steady and Survival Story by the Flobots

Pipes' Pick: We Don't Stand a Chance by AM Taxi

GoW: Greg Brown

Pipes is intrigued by a Paper Guitar thingie:

Pipes launches a new website:

Bliss Army track of the week: Empathy by Neil McDougall

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Direct download: 6SB_197.mp3
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We all have tons of guitar related accessories, tools and paraphalia, but what do you need to bring to your next gig?  Guitar tech extraordinaire Gavin Downie is here with the answers.  Plus Pappy reviews the Flatline Vistaglide Custom.

Direct download: 6SB_196.mp3
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Pappy shares a painful tale.

It's album of the month time, and we are doing it rockabilly style!  Join Pipes, Pappy and Skinny Jim for a rocking discussion of the album Horsepower! Horsepower!  Hear about his album and his hamburger.

Check out Skinny Jim and buy the album at

Bliss Army track of the week: Dream a Little Dream of Me by Dave Macloud

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Direct download: 6SB_195.mp3
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Episode 194: Choose Your Own Adventure

Pappy creates the perfect storm.

The Bliss unveils the new

PT quizes Pipes and Pappy on Bliss history.

The Three Ps share their dream careers in the guitar/music industry.  Will they dream big or will they go home?

Pappy bullies PT into reading Fretboard Journel.

How can you overcome GAS?  And should you even try? The boys tackle this and more in a topic all about gear lust.

Bliss Army Track of the Week:

Bob 'meandthecomets' Long

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Direct download: 6SB_194.mp3
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Break out the bowling shirts and the pomade, cause it’s an entire episode all about Gretsch!  We talk to Joe Carducci of Gretsch, explore the history of the company and feature TWO Gretsch-playing GoWs.

Episode 193: The Gretsch Episode

PT joins the South.

Pappy and PT begin this episode-long celebration of Gretsch guitars.

PT mispronounces pomade multiple times.

GoW #1: Eddie Cochran

Pappy gives a little rundown of the history of Gretsch.

Joe Carducci of Gretsch Guitars stops by to talk about the current state of Gretsch Guitars and what is coming in the future.  Get the inside scoop on all things Gretsch and some great stories.

PT shares the details of his recent trip to Dave’s Guitar Shop to check out some Gretsches… though he doesn’t have enough details for Pappy.

Pappy shares the Gretsches he is currently lusting after.

GoW #2: Reverend Horton Heat

The guys also announce the theme of the next 6SB Album… Genre Benders.  Further details to be announced in the coming weeks. 

Bliss Army Outro Track:

I Hate Myself for Loving You by Jan ‘JMan’ Buchholz and Stelios A

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Direct download: 6SB_193.mp3
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Episode 192: The Case of the Singing Host

Pipes wakes up the neighbors. 

Six String-Bliss is featured in Premier Guitar:

Pappy wrote a song… and he is here to perform it!

Pappy unveils a new design on

The boys enjoy a little Summer NAMM discussion.

GoW: Steve Morse

Guitar News from

Neil Young album adapted into Graphic Novel

Blues Brothers endorsed by the Vatican

Bliss Army Outro Track

F. Cotton's Shenanigan's by Triangle Exception


Direct download: 6SB-192.mp3
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Pipes takes some crap from PT.

Pappy gets famous.

PT drops his ipod in a treadmill.

PT wants a Gretch.

Pipes complains about Gretches.

The Bliss pays tribute to some fallen guitar podcasts.

Pipes and PT butt heads yet again.

PT reviews two instructional DVDs from

Rockabilly Electric Guitar by Paul Pigot

Making Connections in Open Tunings by Martin Simpson

Check out their 50% off sale through June 19th for some KILLER deals!

GoW: Danny Whitten of Crazy Horse


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Direct download: 6SB_191.mp3
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Episode 190: Shanghai 64/1 Amp Review


Pipes welcomes the ToneFreq podcast to the world of guitar podcasting.


Pappy supports the debut album by Mighty Atomics.


Pipes rocks out the tube amps.


Pappy reviews the Shanghai 64/1 tube amp.


Pipes loves the History Channel… or does he?


Retro Rag:

Guitar One from January 2002


Guitar News from

Guitars for Rent on Cruises

Man strikes cousin with guitar

Ronnie Montrose sues Gary Moore


Guitarist of the Week:

Nick 13 of Tiger Army


Bliss Army track of the week: Big Sky by Matt Stevens


Direct download: 6SB_190.mp3
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Pipes, PT and Pappy take on questions from the listeners and get a few listeners on the phone for live questions.  This is what community is all about!

Direct download: 6SB_189.mp3
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Episode 188: Interview with Peter Solomon of XOX Audio Tools


Pappy gets a new amp.

PT has a bad gig.

Larry presents Boutique Bliss, a new segment tackling cutting edge guitars and guitar builders.  This time he interviews Peter Solomon of XOX Audio Tools.



Guitar News from

Jeff Beck Finishes Album with Three Fingers.

Dio’s Funeral Picketed.

The Bliss Releases an Album.


Pappy hates Strats and has a cute daughter.


Submit your questions at 10pm EST Saturday May 29th for the Six-String Bliss ‘Live’ episode for your chance to win a Skinny Jim and the Number 9 Blacktops CD.


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Direct download: 6SB_188.mp3
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It’s time for What the Fuzz, a Six-String Bliss album dedicated to this year’s favorite effect.  Join PT, Clint and Alicia Searcy and the Six-String Bliss community for a tour of the tunes, and then head over to to download the album in all its glory!

  1. Alfie Llanos - I'm Talk'n Bout Fuzz
  2. Jan Buchholz - Love Trap
  3. Dave Macloud - Dream a little Dream of me
  4. Larry Smith & Tim Risher - Ambient X
  5. Ryjanik Kayducon - The Truth Comes From the Fuzz
  6. PT Hylton - On and on
  7. Jacques Doucette - Fuzzy Logic
  8. Steve Benford - Organized Grime
  9. Scott Frien - Fuzz Squad
  10. Rubbish - Only happy when it rains

Direct download: 6SB_187.mp3
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Episode 186: Going Crazy!


Pipes lives out his roadie dreams. 

PT heads to Nashville.

Pappy heads to Indiana.

Guitarist of the Week: Brett McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords

Pipes wants to see how you Bliss.

PT drops off the episode and Pappy and Pipes proceed to make fun of his hobbies.

Pipes has a book to not recommend.

Guitar technology amazes Pappy.

Pappy has a short review of the ProTone Monster Fuzz.

Pipes digs out a Retro Rag with the February 1997 Guitar School.

This week in guitar news from

RIP Ronnie James Dio

A Bird, A Fight, A Broken Guitar

Bliss Army Track of the Week:

Crazy by Joe Fry


Direct download: 6SB_186.mp3
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The Bliss family needs your help!  Cruise over the and click the Donate button to help our friends, the Searcys in their floor relief efforts. 


Plus, PT has a guitar story about the Brutal Honesty of recording.

Direct download: 6SB_185.mp3
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Episode 184: Interview with Tavo Vega

Pappy and Pipes review the Tavo Vega Brain Seltzer Nocturne and then the guys interview Tavo himself! Plus PT joins in for plenty of old school Six String Bliss!

Direct download: 6SB_184.mp3
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 Revisit the Florida Newport Guitar Festival with interviews from McKnight Guitars, Ken Parker Archtops, and Muriel Anderson & Tierra Negra. Henrik Andersen provides us with an amazing closing track for the second installment of Larry Smith's coverage!

Direct download: 6SB_183.mp3
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This week the guys celebrate the one year anniversary of Guitar News Daily! Steve Benford brings us a review of the Gene Simmons bass by Cort as well as playing us out Big Screen Bliss style!

Direct download: 6SB_Ep_182.mp3
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Larry Smith covers the Florida Newport Guitar Festival for the Bliss! In Part One of the Festival coverage hosted by Clint Searcy Larry talks to Andy Wahlburg, Henrik Andersen, Julius Borges, and Linda Manzer. Muriel Anderson and Tierra Negra play us out of this very special episodel

Direct download: 6SB_181.mp3
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Episode 180: Orange Crush Amp Review

Pappy reviews the Orange Crush 35LDX amp and PT reviews a Joan Jett book. 

Pappy wants a Jazzmaster

Pipes is sassy.

PT gets ready for a gig.

Pappy reviews the Orange Crush PiX 35LDX.  Check out this cool gateway drug into the Orange line.  Plus check out Pappy’s written review at

PT discusses the new book Joan Jett by Todd Oldham from Ammo Books.  Check it out!

Guitar News from

Gary Hoey tours with Jeff Beck

T.V. Jones’ gear stolen!

Punk Legend Dies

Pipes brings Guitar One into the Retro Rag fold with the July 2004 issue.

GoW: J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr

Bliss Army Track: Instrumental Madness by Scott Frein

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Direct download: 6SB_180.mp3
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Episode 179: Taylor 614ce Review

PT reviews the Taylor 614ce.  See what he thinks of this beautiful acoustic.  Plus, the guys talk Misfits, iPhone apps and much more!

PT has no stage presence.

Pappy builds the Bliss audience. 

PT tries to build his street cred by listening to the Misfits.


Doyle von Wolfgang Frankenstein

PT reviews the Taylor 614ce.  See what he thinks of this beautiful acoustic.

PT and Pappy enter imaginary land and talk about their dream guitar-related apps.

Guitar News from

More Woes for Gibson

Man Braves Fire to Rescue Mice

Bliss Army Outro track:

Zombies 15b by Jacques Doucette

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Direct download: 6SB_179.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:34pm EDT

Episode 178: Under the Influence

All three guys are here to count down their top 5 personally most influential guitar albums.  Plus, the final segment of the Amplitube 3 review.

Pipes realizes why people listen to the Bliss.

Pappy is the ‘hot host’.

PT hearts the Guitar Shop Podcast.

In part 3 of the Amplitube 3 review, PT takes a look at the layout and presets and gives his final thoughts on this product.

Pipes, Pappy and PT countdown the five albums that they feel were the most personally influential in their development as musicians.

Guitar News presented by

Dave Grohl hospitalized by coffee overdose.

John 5 to release new album.

Fender releases new Standard American Stratocaster.

GoW: Francis Rossi of Status Quo

Bliss Army Track:

Profiteering by Clint Searcy! 


Direct download: 6SB_178.mp3
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Episode 177: The PT/Pappy Combo

In this episode, our new host makes his sophomore appearance alongside PT.  Pappy brings with him a review of the Garage Band Artist Lessons.    Plus guitar news, GoW, Retro Rag and the winner of the Voicemail Jingle contest is revealed. 

PT puts Pappy through the ringer with another set of questions.

Pappy takes look at a cool perk in his new Mac… Garage Band Artist Lessons.

Guitar News presented by

Tele Twitter

iPhone Midi Fun

PT takes us back to August 1996 for this week’s Retro Rag. 

The winner of the Voicemail Jingle Contest is announced!  Congrats!

Joe Geek leaves a nice email.

GoW: Jason Mraz

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Direct download: Six-String_Bliss_177.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT

Episode 176: Pipes and Who?!?

PT takes off for sunny Florida to miss one week and Pipes goes out and finds a new co-host. We are not talking a one episode deal either, a full-fledged new Bliss co-host! Together this mystery man and Pipes take some time to help out one of the guitar worlds biggest CEO's. Don't worry PT does stop by to bring you the awaited Part 2 of his Amplitube 3 Review.

Direct download: 6SB_176.mp3
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Episode 175: Amplitube 3 Review!

Amplitube 3 is here and we couldn’t be any more excited.  This week, PT takes a look at the amps of Amplitube 3.  Plus, listener feedback, Guitar News and Guitarist of the Week.

Amplitube 3 review.  Is it aces or a waste of disk space?  Find out here!

Chris continues the tone discussion.

A nice email from a John Mayer fan. 

Guitar News presented by

Gibson releases iPhone app.

Prince’s new song on PT’s favorite radio station.

Feedback on last week’s guitar talk. 

Gow: Vince Gill

Bliss Army Outro

Doll’s House 2 by Matt Stevens

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Direct download: Episode_175__Amplitube_3_Review.mp3
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Episode 174: Guitar Profiling

Snap judgements based on a guitarist’s gear.  We all make them.  No use denying it, so let’s tackle it head on!  Plus Clint Searcy reviews the MRX Blue Box fuzz pedal!

Pipes is ‘between jobs. 

PT discovers Tape Op magazine.

Pipes and PT taking about judging a guitarist by their gear.  What do you think you are going to hear when a guitarist pulls out a certain guitar?  Or what gear would make you cringe?  It’s time to get un-politically correct and bare our gear-biased souls!

Alfie’s guitar pedals get taught to impressionable youth in the US.

Clint Searcy is back with another one of his awesome reviews!!!  This time, he plays homage to the year of the fuzz by reviewing the MXR Blue Box.

Guitar News presented by

Moody’s Lower Gibson’s Rating

The Disposable Guitar?!?

Pipes digs into the depths of his bathroom bookshelf for another installment of Retro Rags.

Guitarist of the Week:

John Mayer

Bliss Army Track:

Crazy by Joe Fry

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Direct download: Six-String_Bliss_174.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:55pm EDT

Episode 173: Interview with Bassimer Inventor John Shelton!
Pipes gets a new guitar!
John Shelton has invented a new instrument and we have him on the show to talk about it!  Hear about this unique and easy to learn instrument.
Guitar News presented by
Man tries to sell guitar back to the guy he stole it from!
EMI sells Abby Road!
Lots of Voicemail fun…
Retro Rag: March 1997 Guitar World Magazine
Guitarist of the Week:
Dylan Carlson of Earth
Bliss Army Track: Lake Lagunitas by Bill Furner
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Direct download: Six-String_Bliss_173.mp3
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Pipes and PT talk about non-traditional guitars, both in terms of built in effects and non-traditional materials.  Plus Retro Rag, Guitarist of the Week and PT breaks some gear live on air!

Pipes wheels and deals on Craig’s List.  PT considers updating his acoustic.

The listeners unite to try and fool the Google Voice voice-to-text translation. 

Guitar News presented by

Saint Blues introduces the electric washboard.

Jeff Beck to release first new album in 7 years.

Pipes features the February 2001 Guitar World in this week’s Retro Rag segment.

PT discusses guitars with built in effects and Pipes talks about guitars made from non-traditional materials.  Also, PT breaks stuff and then sounds really bad. 

Guitarist of the Week: Matthew Bellamy of Muse

Bliss Army Track:

Rogue by Wednesday Heroes

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Direct download: Six-String_Bliss_172.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:12pm EDT

Pipes and PT sit down to try out the 18-watt wonder from Satellite Amplifiers.  Plus, Retro Rag, Guitarist of the Week and more!

The boys dissect the Who’s Super Bowl performance.

Pipes and PT announce that 2010 will be the year of the… fuzz!  Not only that, but a new Bliss Community Album has been proposed, based around that very effect.

Guitar News presented by

Willie Nelson Moonshine Bust

Paul Simon Impersonator Arrested

and Much More!

Calls to the new voicemail line this week and Pipes and PT are sharing them.  Join in the fun by calling (815) 570-9749

Pipes and PT sit down to try out the 18-watt wonder from Satellite Amplifiers, the Neutron.  See how Pipes defines tone…

PT pulls out an early 1998 issue of Guitar magazine for a trip down memory lane and a Gear IQ quiz.

Guitarist of the Week: Paul Westerberg

Bliss Army Outro:

My Wasted Youth by My Sister’s Diary

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Direct download: Six-String_Bliss_171.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42pm EDT

Pipes and PT are back!  And they have three months worth of guitar talk to spew into your ears!
Direct download: Six-String_Bliss_170.mp3
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This is it - the last Retro Zone Episode - and it's super-sized for your maximum listening pleasure!  We're treated to an original song by PT,  GOW Joe Satriani, and Pipes inaugurates the Bliss' quintessential signout. Plus an in-depth interview with JMan, mystery riff, and just a little backstory on Clint and Alicia. We serve up extra helping of tunes as well with tracks by Alfie Llanos, JMan and PT, Drive Choir, and Clint Searcy himself.
Direct download: Retro_Zone_12.mp3
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All about NAMM! Pipes and PT give us the lowdown on all of the latest products at NAMM and announce the debut of Clint gives us a few news headlines and Dave Macloud shakes us out of the winter blues with the outro song!
Direct download: Retro_Zone_11.mp3
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It's all about effects this time as Pipes and PT talk about pedals and the high-tech war, wondering what makes a good effects pedal and what will the effects rig of tomorrow look like? George Harrison is this week's GOW, Clint debuts a track from Panic Disorder and Larry Smith's Karma Generator plays us out.
Direct download: Retro_Zone_10.mp3
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