Phaez guitar amplifiers

October 28th, 2010 by Andres Gallo

Having played various amplifiers, I sometimes find myself wishing I could have ”that clean sound”, with “that distortion sound”, along with “those features.” I had been looking for an amplifier that would give me the sound of a Marshall at 10 at lower volumes, while providing my tone with even more body and definition. There are not many good low watt high gain amplifiers in the market. As I searched for something of this kind, I found many raving reviews about the Phaez daisycutter high gain amps. These amps are made by an amp builder who many claim to be “a gifted” amp builder in Canada.
Doing more research on his amps and those of competing brands, I decided to give it a shot. I ordered an awesome 35 watter with EL34s, which will probably give me insomnia for a while. I will provide the full specifications once I receive it and review it. So be sure to visit guitarliving again for the review, and if there is anything you’d like me to cover in the review feel free to email me.

Having fun with a Roland GR20

October 13th, 2009 by Andres Gallo

I am pretty sure like me, many of you have been curious about the midi pickup and synthesizer offering by Roland. The GR20 and the GK3 pickup is a great device for those who want to get more out of the guitar.

The following video was made entirely using the sound of the roland gk3 pickups, as seen in the video.

Enjoy and be sure to check out the review, which is on the reviews section. I hope it can help answer many questions you may have about the unit :)

Simple Freud, my biggest project ever.

August 21st, 2009 by Andres Gallo

Simple Freud is my latest and biggest project ever. This band was started about a year ago, and from the very beginning it has been absolute bliss. I thought I would share this with my readers, for much of my happiness is my band.

There is nothing like playing music with other musicians with whom there is immense musical chemistry. One minute, one of us plays a note, and the next, we are all improvising and making some surreal landscapes through the use of sound. This chemistry is the reason why I am so proud of this project, and why I want to share it with my readers. With that in mind I invite you all to check out our music at or on our myspace at

Hope you all like our music!

You can download the songs from our first Demo titled “Mirame,” for free at for free

Here is our bio for those of you who want to know more:

In an attempt to bring something new to rock, a group of individuals got together at their laboratory called, “studio” to create the formula they would call Simple Freud. Simple Freud was created with a strategic combination of energy, atmosphere and seratonin, creating a positive state of euphoria in its audience, taking them to an escape from daily life with its sonic landscapes. In all of its majesty, the formula is the result of our influence from other formulas which have been able to take us to a sonic landscape. Simple Freud is the perfect medicine for those who enjoy the sonic qualities of Incubus, Caifanes, Coldplay, Muse, Radiohead and A Perfect Circle. We hope you will enjoy Simple Freud, for we want to become part of your world. A world in which together we can create a healthy euphoric sonic bliss.

Once again visit us at or

Enjoy!!! :D

Show us your guitar pedals, or your whole pedalboard

March 22nd, 2009 by Andres Gallo

Post an image or comment of you pedals or your entire pedal board.

The rules are simple. Show off you gear, and leave a comment if you’d like. As you leave comments let me know which pedalboards, or FX posted you guys like best. Once there are many pictures, I will move the images of the effects/pedalboards you guys like best into the main section of the article. After all, people like me love to see what pedals are out there, and what others are using for their sound. Me and some of my friends are always hungry for new sounds and pedals, and I am sure I will see some new pedals here.


At the bottom of this article’s page, is the textbox for comments. Right under it, is a button to upload images. Click on the “add image to comment button,” write the URL/link of the image in the pop up, and press “ok”. Submit the comment and the image should be uploaded.
Just in case, you can upload the image to the website and there you can copy and past the direct link which is what you will put in the comment.

Show us your sound.