Author: Anthony Catacoli

Guitar player for a band called Soulfire Revolution. I love God and serving him. Aside from Pastoring with my wife (the bands drummer) in Bogota, Colombia. I work as a producer/mixing engineer and love to share about gear and getting the best out of it.

We usually consider the important pieces of gear to be the pedals we use, the amp, or even the guitar to be what makes our performances "tip top" and just plain awesome. I find that while I am attached to all the other things I mentioned before, we do take for granted sometimes the things…

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Matchless is a brand that needs no introduction, from big secular bands like Kings of Leon & Imagine Dragons, to Hillsong's Nigel Hendroff, these sparkling tones have been on numerous albums. I've been using my Matchless Lightning on tour, in church and in the studio for around 4 years, and I thought that it was…

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Most people are not strangers to Hillsong's music director and lead guitar player Nigel Hendroff. Probably one of the most influential players in the industry, his sound has become the standard for worship guitarists all over the globe. A few years back Nigel teamed up with pedal builder, Selah Effects, to build the Scarlett Love,…

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We are starting to see more and more small pedals that make a big impact on tone. With companies building pedals in really small profiles you usually become somewhat skeptical on what it can actually accomplish. I am a firm believer that good things can come in small packages, and The Prestige is one of…

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In Spring of 2016, JHS announced that they upgraded their popular orange compressor The Pulp-n-Peel to V4 for with some awesome upgrades we have always wanted in the most popular 1st in chain pedal you can buy. I recently got one from JHS and its an amazing little box I knew I needed to share about.…

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So there's a lot of hype recently about clip on tuners. I think the clip on tuners are growing in popularity because pedalboard real estate has become both precious and scarce these days. Most guys are adding pedals to large boards or moving to smaller, more simple boards with less space. One way to save space…

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Chasing The Right Tone I'm sure there's a lot of us that believe that the Telecaster is the most versatile guitar on the market. Some may even say that it's their desert island guitar because it covers so much ground. As a Telecaster owner of many years I'm pretty sure that I can cover tons of ground…

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I have always paid a good deal of attention to every aspect of my tone, from the strings on my guitar to the tubes in my amp. The one thing I never really paid much attention to was the picks I was using. YES they make a big deal and besides your fingers themselves, this…

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