A Late Christmas Present

I bought a new gadget today. It is a guitar amplifier that fits our current living situation better than my other one. They are both Fender amplifiers but the new one is smaller and has a headphone jack. It also has a USB connection to allow loading custom presets from an application running on my computer. It has a number of presets that allow it to simulate different amplifiers and effects boxes. I can also route the output in to Garage Band to allow me to record anything I play with it.

I spent several hours installing the software, registering the amp, and exploring the sounds it can make this afternoon. I had forgotten how much I enjoy playing my electric guitar. It is an Epiphone Les Paul. It is black and exquisitely set up. I tried out the amplifier to make sure that it worked before I went to the store and then set up the associated computer app and played with it for several hours when I got home from the store.

It was amazing to me how much difference it made to how the guitar sounded. I’ve enjoyed playing it and I even had some experience playing it with various amp models and effects processors that are available with Garage Band. I expect I will be playing guitar a little more often, particularly my electric.

Sweet dreams, don’t forget to tell the ones you love that you love them, and most important of all, be kind.