Why Don’t More Church Guitarist Use Fractal Modelers?

If you spend time in Worship Guitarist gear groups you’ll quickly find that there are two camps among those who use digital guitar gear: Kemper or Helix. But if you do a search on YouTube for Kemper vs. Helix, you’ll find that there is a third high quality option: the Fractal AXE FX variants and the all-in-one FX8 and AX8.

Why isn’t the Fractal option a more popular choice among church players? I talk about it in this video.

As always feel free to leave comments below.

Is There A Right Guitar For Worship Leading?

While I primarily talk about electric guitars, I think the principles would apply to most other types of instruments and gear.

The question comes up for what I think are very good reasons: people want to get the best tool for the job. But is there such a thing?

As always leave questions and comments below…


Gear Thoughts: Should I Upgrade The Pickups In My Guitar?

In this video I talk about upgrading or changing styles of guitar pickups in electric guitars.

This is an especially popular idea among players who own entry to mid-level guitars. Get your $500 guitar to sound just like a $2000 guitar is the promise, but does it actually work like that?

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Should I Upgrade My Guitar For Leading Worship?

In this video I discuss ideas and thoughts around upgrading your guitar for leading worship.

Even though I focus on electric guitar, the concepts and principles are applicable to all gear choices in and out of church setting.


Gear Thoughts: EHX Deluxe Memory Man

In this edition of Gear Thoughts I look at the “grand daddy of ’em all!” The Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man. As always I specifically come at it from the standpoint of a church player, but I’m sure that non-church musicians will find something useful as well.

Life Update: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are Going

I’ve been pretty silent on here for a while. Almost 4 years ago my family and I moved from our home near Seattle to serve on staff at a great church in California. Sadly, in April of this year I found out that my time at the church was ending and in November we moved back to Washington State to take some time off and figure out our next step. There’s no scandal or big secret; we just had different visions going forward and how can the two walk together unless they are agreed? (Amos 3:3)

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