Tom's Guitars Manila

Tom's Guitars Manila
Vintage and rare guitars!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Bayabas Nights

Bayabas is the Filipino word for guava, but this is not a fruit-eating spree. If you want to see Filipino musicians having fun while having a gear shootout and review, then this video series is for you.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Neo Modular Active Polyphonic Pickups

After a long wait, I was finally allowed to blog about Joel’s latest toy, the Cycfi Neo Modular Active Polyphonic Pickups. Yes, Neo pickups are from the creator of the Cycfi carbon fibre guitar.

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Guitar Speaker

Changing the stock speaker can result in a significant change in tone. However, you need to understand the specs before attempting to buy a replacement speaker for your guitar amp. Similarly, you cannot connect a head amp to an external cabinet without knowing the rating first.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Guitar Amplifier

Next to the guitar, a good amplifier should be your next major investment in the guitar signal chain, if you want to improve your tone. Here are few things you need to know when buying a guitar amp.


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tone is the Root of all GAS

All you wanted was to learn the guitar to impress your friends. Yet, several guitars and upgrades later, you are still looking for the one that will end all purchases. The search simply never ends.
G.A.S. is defined as Gear Acquisition Syndrome. It is a communicable disease among guitarists. The more you listen to those afflicted with GAS, the more you are likely to be one of them. The more you read what people buy, the more chances you are to believe that your current gear need an upgrade.