A little more information

The two main activities in my life: Helping the hungry in the late hours of the night and helping guitar players sound better one amp at a time.

I always try to remember that in order to do good one has to take action and actually do something.

I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I have watched the city and Southern California change for well over half a century.

I can be found on facebook at www.facebook.com/mylesr or on twitter at www.twitter.com/myles111us

As of late 2019 the music related links and prints noted on this page which had their links to by GAB (Guitar Amplifier Blueprinting) website are no longer accessible. I grew weary of updating my GAB website and let it go away. You can contact me on Facebook. Saunders Stewart Models continues full operation but we are not accepting new clients without a referral.

Los Angeles Architectural History

Los Angeles Architectural History
1935 Art Deco at some of its finest: No. 168 - Griffith Observatory- (click on the photo for information)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Feel Free to Ask Myles - technical amplifier talk

My pants too short and 8 out of 10 amps I tested on this day failed :-)

Helping guitarists sound better, one amp at a time.  Some questions from two columns I write may be posted as blog entries from time to time. 

Some questions have been addressed in a few fun videos.  I will also post links from time to time with updates on additional questions or commentary.  If you have a specific question feel free to post it in this post as a comment, post it on one of the forums or send to my email listed in my profile here.

Guitar Player Magazine:  Music Player Forum; Feel free to ask Myles - http://bit.ly/iZGvIu 

Z-Talk Forum in the Ask the experts area, Ask Myles or Chad - http://bit.ly/lJakRD  I address amp issues. Chad Weaver (Terry Clark, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift) addresses performing tech issues (guitars and other instruments, pickups, stage mics, wireless, life on the road etc.)

My GAB website covers a subject or two -
http://www.guitaramplifierblueprinting.com/ and there are many resources on the right side of this blog that may be of interest or help as well.  I am updating this blog site more often than my GAB website as a side note.

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Random Life - Random Month?

October was a busy month. 

I posted a lot of information and photos on things like the 6th annual L.A. Ampshow ( http://www.ampshow.com/ ) and the press release party for http://www.65amps.com/ on two new amp models......

I will not cover much of that in this post as the old posts are still there for folks.

I posted some vacuum tube information, posted some of my thoughts on the economy and the world in general on twitter and facebook.

This post will be primarily snapshots and a bit of commentary on some random items and activity.  A bit more informal than some of my other posts.

I would like to open this post with this shot from a friend of mine Mark Horne.  Mark is a guitarist and tour bus driver.  If you have seen a Trace Adkins show you have probably seen Mark.  He is a killer guitarist and raises cattle when he is not on the road.  I have been watching these guys grow up for a while now which is pretty cool.  I won't talk about where they will end up as some folks may go veggie on me and get upset :)

I drove in traffic in the rain at 5:30pm on the 405 with Dan Boul one day.  The Perfect Storm when it comes to traffic situations.

Dan and I went to TrueTone Music in Santa Monica.  We went there to drop off a London Pro amp.  We looked at a lot of great guitars and amps, a lot of great vintage stuff.