Six String Bliss: The Guitar Podcast

It's a Christmas miracle! The lost and all but forgotten installment #9 of the Retro Zone episodes with host Clint Searcy and featuring an interview with Blissner Chris Waet was found under the seat of Santa's sleigh.

Happy Holidays to all and enjoy!

Direct download: Retro_Zone__9.mp3
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Your Bliss Army General Alicia Searcy announces the theme for album #9 based on the Six String Bliss FaceBook poll votes and plays several songs for the Guilty Pleasures album that didn't quite make the deadline.

Direct download: album1987bumper.mp3
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Pappy, PT and Pipes rundown their top albums and top gear of the year.
See what made our list! Plus, the General announces the nominated themes for the next Bliss album. 
Come vote on Facebook.
Direct download: 6SB_252.mp3
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Episode 251: Guilty Pleasures Album

It's that time again! Six String Bliss presents the Guilty Pleasures album project. Featuring songs covered by fellow Blissners that, in some way, make them feel "guilty" to admit they enjoy listening to. Your Bliss Army General Alicia Searcy and Clint Searcy guide you through 13 songs - some of which are sure to raise a few eyebrows. Be sure you listen all the way through to hear a some very special announcements at the end of the show!

Direct download: Guilty.mp3
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PT and Pappy review Reason 6 and Amplitube Fender. Plus, a review of the TC Electronic G-Major 2 by Alfie!

Direct download: 6SB_250.mp3
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Pipes, PT and Pappy discuss collaboration (with a little help from their friends). We've got a Mod Kits DIY amp review, a Parker Fly review, a review of the Podcaster guitar and a special segment on the Bliss community collaboration, "Hey You".

Direct download: 6SB_249.mp3
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In this surprise event-themed episode, PT, Clint Searcy, and Matt and Derrick from Gear for Guitar discuss the Nashville Amp Expo. Plus reviews of the Taylor Find Your Fit event, the Taylor 616ce and the Taylor 12-Fret CE. 

Direct download: 6SB_248.mp3
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Pipes, PT and Pappy are back with a whole bunch of their friends! This month, the guys take a look at some of the best stuff under fifty bucks, including the Boss DS-1, Blue Chip Picks, the Jake Blade, Smokey Amps and more!

Direct download: 6SB_247.mp3
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A wah review, a ton of great wah tips, a wah-tastic outro track and a funkadelic GoW. Plus an announcement about the future of the Bliss. This one is jam-packed!

Direct download: 6SB_246.mp3
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There is nothing more fun than shopping for a new guitar, even it is a theoretical experience. Pappy leads Pipes and PT through the wilds of selecting a Gretsch guitar, including talk of features, models and calling a dealer for a price quote.

Direct download: 6SB_245.mp3
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Pipes visits the south, PT and Pipes visit a defunct guitar museum and all three guys discuss the guitar museum of their dreams.

Direct download: 6SB_244.mp3
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PT and Pappy discuss guitar magazines, gear news, a review of Doyle Dykes's book and much more!

Direct download: 6SB_243.mp3
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Pappy and PT discuss some cool gear news and play a listener submitted acoustic amp review.

Direct download: 6SB_242.mp3
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Pipes and PT share clips from Blisstock.  Hear the good times and the guitar talk, including Clint Searcy's Blisstock pickup winding demo.

Direct download: 6SB_241.mp3
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Recorded live from Blisstock 2011! Join the guys and tons of great guests as they discuss their dream guitar companies and try to lure potential sponsors. Plus, a live outro track, and the guys give away a book, three pedals, an amp and a guitar!

Direct download: 6SB_240.mp3
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He's one of the finest blues-rock guitarists of all time, and he's here to talk guitar! 'Nuff said!

Direct download: 6SB_239.mp3
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It's the final installment of the British Are Coming! As Pipes would say, dig it!

Direct download: 6SB_238.mp3
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It's volume two of the epic Bliss album The British Are Coming! Clint and Alicia hit us with the album track by track!

Direct download: 6SB_237.mp3
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It's the Bliss community album, The British Are Coming Volume 1!

Direct download: 6SB_236.mp3
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Pipes and PT lay down a quick one, just taking some time to discuss the Blisstock itinerary and a GoW Pipes loves.

Direct download: 6SB_235.mp3
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Pappy reviews Amplitube 3.5 and their brand spanking new Custom Shop a la carte option and the book Guitar Lessons by Bob Taylor. Let's all check it out!

Direct download: 6SB_234.mp3
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The guys wonder how much of guitar care should be done by a guitarist themselves? Are you less of a guitarist if you don't change your own strings?  Plus Pipes needs a semi-major guitar repair. Should he attempt it himself?

Direct download: 6SB_233.mp3
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The joys of Drop D tuning, plus Pipes gives away a Morley Wah pedal!

Direct download: 6SB_232.mp3
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The guys discuss guitar news, Batman and a GoW who is all about the swamp blues.

Direct download: 6SB_231.mp3
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Pipes reviews the Mini Morley Wah pedal. Plus, he wants you to review it. Find out how you can get your hands on this pedal AND get your review of it on Six-String Bliss.

Direct download: 6SB_230.mp3
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Pappy reviews a cable from Armor, Pipes becomes a housewife and the boys get down low with the Guitarist of the Week.

Direct download: 6SB_229.mp3
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Pipes and PT countdown their top 4 favorite weird guitars by major manufacturers. Plus a Guitarist of the Week, revisited and Pipes and PT fight about the merits of the straplock.

Direct download: 6SB_228.mp3
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PT talks to the developer of the new guitar learning app, Rock Prodigy. Plus, this week's album picks and another Tech Talk segment.

Direct download: 6SB_227.mp3
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Pappy reviews the Normandy Archtop Guitar and the Pick Punch. Plus, Pipes shows the love for a lesser known British punk outfit.

Direct download: 6SB_226.mp3
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PT and Pappy share their signature sounds. Plus they open the phone lines and talk to some Blisteners.

Direct download: 6SB_225.mp3
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It's the pedalboard episode! Pipes reviews a Leprechaun Pedalboard, PT reviews the Sanyo Pedal Juice and the guys cover a guitarist of the week who uses a ton of fuzz and reverb.

Direct download: 6SB_224.mp3
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The boys bid a belated goodbye to the year of the fuzz will Pipes' review of the 8-Bit Fuzz from

Direct download: 6SB_223.mp3
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Pappy review the Orange TH30 amp and a Parker Fly guitar.  Plus a GoW who really knows how to downstroke.  

Direct download: 6SB_222.mp3
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Pipes plays more acoustic and PT goes old school Blues.

PT wants to sing Australian and PT’s dog hates Pipes.

GoW: Dave Wyndorf of Monster Magnet

Pipes needs a time machine.

PT reviews the Amplitube Amp for iPad.  Can any good music come from this tablet thingie?  Find out here!

Pipes, PT and Pappy all share what they are excited about at the upcoming NAMM Show.  It’s time to get psyched for new gear!

Bliss Army Outro Track of the Week: Cuan XVII by Dual Sound

Discuss the episode on the forum, email us at or give us a call at 815-570-9749.

Direct download: 6SB_221.mp3
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Pipes, Pappy and PT countdown their top 5 albums of the 2010.  Find out what made the list!
Plus, the guys then hand out the first annual Stainless Steel Bliss Stack Awards.

Direct download: 6SB_220.mp3
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