Flo Guitar Radio Shows

  • June 29, 2015
    Ron Moreno returns to the show to talk to us all about bass. Ron is bringing some great bass effects pedals and we will take a look at them. Some of the effects are the Biegel Sound Lab Tru-Tron 3x and Octave Divider. We will also look as some pedals from Seymour Duncan, Boss, One Control, Electro Harmonix and Pigtronix. And we take a look at the different t […]
  • June 22, 2015
    Guitar Player Magazine played as much of a part of my musical growth and development as the music itself! Every guitarist I know has always told me that they always read Guitar Player and it was the place to learn about the players, the gear, and more! And most of us have kept our favorite issues!!! We are honored to have the man behind the legendary magazin […]
  • June 15, 2015
    This week we talk to guitarist Craig Chaquico. Gaining international notoriety playing with the Jefferson Starship, Craig's virtuoso guitar work on such classics as "Sara" and "We Built This City" and his songwriting and playing on "Find Your Way Back," Craig has also become very successful as a solo artist and a session pl […]
  • June 08, 2015
    Have you found yourself in a creative rut? Have you gotten "stuck" and feel you are not making any progress in your musical career? In March we had Les and Linda Wise talk about "The Deliberate Musician" an online curriculum designed to get you focused and on track with your music and career. Tonight Les and Linda return to go into more d […]
  • June 01, 2015
    Jim Stubblefield returns to the show he's got a lot to tell us! First, he has installed in his prized Maldonado guitar a new guitar amplification system, the Carlos-Juan Amplification system, which strives to get as close to the natural sound of the guitar as possible. I personally heard it this weekend and it really delivers. We will talk to Jim about […]
  • May 18, 2015
    Country music, a big part of our music history. It has influenced and been influenced other styles. You find its influence in rock, jazz, pop, and even classical music. Tonight we take a good look at country guitar playing: the licks, the tone, the different styles and techniques. Joining us in studio is Steve Trovato, a world class guitarist and master of m […]
  • May 11, 2015
    It's a special night for all you bassists! Scott and Jeff are visited by renowned session bassist and sideman Derrick "Dock" Murdock! You probably have seen and heard him time and time again on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." "Dock" was the bassist for Kevin Eubanks Tonight Show Band and has toured with Kevin. But Derrick […]
  • May 04, 2015
    Artistry and craftsmanship spanning 3 generations of a very special family dedicated to making the best handcrafted guitars - that best describes Candelas guitars! Since the early 1920's Candelas Guitars has been making beautiful classical and flamenco guitars, besides Guitarrons, Vihuelas, Guitarra de Golpe, Huapanguera, Bajo Sextos, Requintos Romantic […]
  • April 27, 2015
    It's time to talk mods!! Scott and Jeff are joined by Don Butler, of Toneman, Inc. Don specializes in mods for pedals and amps. His customers include Robin Trower, John Fogerty, Elliot Easton, Daniel Lanois and Peter Stroud, to name a few. Don is also on the Editorial Board for "The Tonequest Report Magazine," specializing in vintage British m […]
  • April 20, 2015
    This last January we saw all sorts of guitars, amps and effects at NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants. But is the music instrument industry on the upswing, or is it feeling the ravages of our sagging economy? We talk to the man behind the world famous blog, Rock Guitar Daily, Tony Conley, on what he perceives the state of the guitar industry i […]
  • April 13, 2015
    We continue with Part 2 of our study of "Women In Music" and we have some very amazing artists joining us! First is Ilona Europa, international star and host of "Accent On" on LA Talk Radio. She has a Master's degree in music, is a vocalist, producer, teacher, talent agent and also is working with new upcoming artists in developing t […]
  • April 06, 2015
    The legacy of master Luthier John D'Angelico is back with D'Angelico guitars! Tonight we look at New York based company that has been known for their archtop jazz guitars, and, now have come out with several new innovative models. Joining us is jazz guitarist Jimmy Hewitt. Hewitt is an endorser of D'Angelico Guitars and will be in-studio to sh […]
  • March 30, 2015
    Bassist and Pedal Board Design Clinician Ron Moreno and guitarist, composer, producer and session man Ricky Z. return to give us a preview of new upcoming effects pedals. We will be taking a look at the new pedal by Big Joe called the Texas Screamer! It's all about gear and tone!
  • March 23, 2015
    Jazz on the FLO Guitar-Enthusiasts! What is Jazz? Tonight we explore what Jazz is and how to play it. And we have some amazing jazz players to tell us all about it! Returning to the show is Les Wise, educator, author and veteran session musician and jazz guitarist. And joining him is legendary jazz guitarist and session musician Ron Eschete. It's a nigh […]
  • March 16, 2015
    Have you ever reached a plateau in your playing and writing? Have you gotten "stuck" and feel you are not making any progress in your musical career? We might be able to help you!! Tonight Scott and Jeff talk to renowned musician, author, and educator Les Wise. Les has been a touring and recording musician for over 30 years and was one of the first […]
  • March 09, 2015
    It's another great night of tone and technique as Scott and Jeff talk with Jeff Watson, best known as one of the founding members and guitarists for the group Night Ranger. But his guitar playing and song writing go far beyond that! Doing guitar work and appearing in the Oscar and Grammy nominated Disney film "Enchanted," Jeff also has compose […]
  • March 02, 2015
    Scott and Jeff have the blues...in a big way! Tonight they talk to rock and blues guitarist Dennis Jones. Dennis is a recording artists whose music has been used in movie and television soundtracks. His knowledge of the blues is so renown that he was asked by the Blues Foundation to serve as a judge at the International Blues Competition in Memphis, TN, as w […]
  • February 23, 2015
    Scott and Jeff welcome Tom Wheeler to the show! Tom was Editor in Chief for Guitar Player Magazine and the founding Editorial Director of Bass Player Magazine. He is also an accomplished author, writing some "must have" tomes for guitar players: The Guitar Book: A Handbook for Electric and Acoustic Guitarists, American Guitars: An Illustrated Histo […]
  • February 16, 2015
    You have great sounding acoustic guitar. But you need to amplify it for your live gigs. How to you capture that great tone live? Scott and Jeff explore one way to make your acoustic sound great live! We are proud to have Lloyd Baggs, of LR Baggs, maker of acoustic guitar pickups and microphones. Originally starting out as a guitar maker, Lloyd and his pickup […]
  • February 09, 2015
    It's more stories from the road! Scott and Jeff talk with Jeff Ousley, actually coming off a world tour, guitar tech for Heart. Since the 1980's Jeff has worked with such musicians as Leon Russell, Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians, The Replacements, George Michael, Pearl Jam, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, David Bowie, Elvis Costello, and Steve […]
  • February 02, 2015
    We ran into Thomas Nordegg at NAMM and he showed us a new guitar he built for Steve Vai. Steve was so impressed with it he named it after "Thomas!" Thomas returns to the show to talk about what he did to this guitar. It does feature a new tremolo system and we have the designer of the "Linear Tremolo," Don Ramsay, in studio to talk about […]
  • January 26, 2015
    The music instrument show, NAMM, has just finished and a lot of new and cool products are coming out! Scott and Jeff talk with Mitch Gallagher, best know as the Editorial Director for Sweetwater Music. But Mitch is also an accomplished guitar player, producer, writer for various guitar and keyboard publications. We talk with Mitch about his impressions of NA […]
  • January 19, 2015
    Legendary session musician and guitar designer Buzz Feiten returns to talk to Scott and Jeff about his Buzz Feiten line of guitars. Buzz spent a lot of time researching what makes a great playing guitar and we talk to him about his research and his conclusions. And we might get a preview of what he is debuting at NAMM this week!
  • January 12, 2015
    NAMM, the biggest music instrument convention, is right around the corner and Scott and Jeff take a inside peak of what to expect. Ron Moreno joins us and brings down some new pedals that will be debuting at NAMM. Joining him, in studio, will be session/touring guitarist Ricky Z. (Josh Groban, Jessica Simpson, Sheila E., Gary Wright, Rick Derringer, and many […]
  • January 05, 2015
    We take another look at pedal steel guitar, with our guest, and Scott's dad, Gary Sill. Gary has been playing for over 40 years and is a dealer for Mullen Pedal Steels and Hilton volume pedals. Also joining us is Del Mullen, creator and owner of Mullen Pedal Steel Guitars! We'll talk tone, technique, tunings and gear!
  • December 29, 2014
    As early as 1969, as a reaction to the perceived excesses of mainstream rock, a new form of rock music developed. Punk rock embraced a stripped down instrumentation, short songs, with political, anti-establishment lyrics. And later in the 1970's another movement developed, embracing some of punk's attitude and dynamics with a techno-electronic twis […]
  • December 22, 2014
    With that opening guitar and bass riff and those in-your-face drums, "My Sharona" by the Knack was one of the most popular songs in 1979 and has become a classic rock song. We talk to one the people that made that song happen. Prescott Niles was the bass player for the group. His bass playing help define the sound of the Knack, and his reputation a […]
  • December 15, 2014
    It's another great show on gear! We talk to David Phillips, a guitar player and designer of pedalboards and effects racks for such artists as Michael Landau, Tim Pierce, Frank Marino, Scott Henderson, Mike Campbell, and many, many more. Joining him is renowned studio guitarist Tim Pierce (Crowded House, Christina Aguilera, Seal, Avril Lavigne, Tracy Cha […]
  • December 08, 2014
    Andrew York is one of today's best loved composers for classical guitar and a performer of international stature. His compositions blend the styles of ancient eras with modern musical directions, creating a unique body of work. Though mainly playing classical guitar, Andrew is also adept and composes for steel string acoustic and electric guitar. Scott […]
  • December 01, 2014
    As you know, our show is all about tone, and this week's we really deliver it! But tonight we are also going to experience something else that goes along with great tone - taste, and our guest delivers both! Scott and Jeff welcome back Steve Hunter, who has been one of the most in demand session players and touring guitarists ever, recording and touring […]
  • November 24, 2014
    Yamaha has been making guitars for many years, and numerous artists have used been using Yamaha guitars to define their sound. And Yamaha continues to raise the bar and produce great guitars at affordable prices. Scott and Jeff talk with Pat Campolattano, Master Builder/Designer for Yamaha Artist Services, and Armando Vega, Marketing Manager for Yamaha Guita […]
  • November 17, 2014
    Scott and Jeff welcome Jim "Kimo" West to the show. Best known as the long-time guitarist for "Weird Al" Yankovic, Jim has also composed for film and TV. But Jim's real passion has been exploring and performing "slack key" guitar music. Kimo is a 2008 winner of the Hawaii Music Awards and two-time Na Hoku Hanohano (the Hawa […]
  • November 10, 2014
    Tonight Scott and Jeff talk with David Arkenstone, one of the pioneers of New Age music, a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and an accomplished guitarist. Nominated for 3 Grammy Awards, many have described David's music as the "soundtrack for the imagination," David has composed for film, TV, and video games (World of Warcraft) besides the all […]
  • November 03, 2014
    Fuchs amplifiers have gotten quite a reputation as the go-to amp for a lot of artists: Joe Bonamassa, Pete Anderson, Gregg Allman, Al Di Meola, Jay Graydon, Paul Jackson, Jr. and many, many more. Scott and Jeff talk to Andy Fuchs about his amps and how he developed them. Also joining us is Fuchs amp user Buzzy Feiten. Buzzy is an in-demand session player and […]
  • October 27, 2014
    It is essential for the session musician to have great tone. As an artist, he must have his own sound that people can easily recognize. But as a session musician, he must be able to sound like whatever the producer wants, and, he must always sound great. A perfect example of this is tonight's guest, Snuffy Walden. Having played with such artists as Chak […]
  • October 20, 2014
    Tonight Scott and Jeff talk with Joe Bochar. Joe has been a guitar player for over 25 years and a very good one at that! But Joe wasn't satisfied with what he was playing and started modifying his guitars and, ultimately, started making his own guitars. JB Guitars are known for their great tone and their amazing durability. And, now, Joe has started des […]
  • October 13, 2014
    Those of you that use a lot of effects and pedals, don't you wish you could have one box that could do it all? Well, Fractal Audio might the closest thing to "one box that does it all." Scott and Jeff talk to Matt Picone, of Fractal Audio Systems. Fractal's Axe-FX II XL and their Axe-FX II Mark II are rack mounted units that virtually cre […]
  • October 06, 2014
    Scott and Jeff talk with guitarist Craig Bartock, a music veteran and long standing member of the band Heart. He also has done sessions for Blondie, Seal, Madonna and many more. And, he has scored music for such shows as Dexter, Burn Notice, to name a few! We talk to Craig about his sound, with Heart, and on his solo albums and session work. We will discuss […]
  • September 29, 2014
    Scott and Jeff welcome Chris Hern to the show! Chris is the Vice President of Product Development at Decibel Eleven - a innovative electronics company that makes all sorts of switchers, loop expanders, midi controllers, and even stompboxes!! Decibel Eleven has a lot of experience in electronics. Their engineers developed products for Alesis, Voodoo Labs, Gib […]
  • September 15, 2014
    Scott and Jeff are joined tonight by Solo Dallas and Ron Moreno. Solo Dallas was the one who introduced Angus Young of AC/DC to the Schaffer-Vega Diversity System wireless system. This groundbreaking system was conceived by Ken Schaffer around 1975, and it was the first reliably and beautifully sounding wireless system for musicians. It became standard equip […]
  • September 08, 2014
    Scott and Jeff welcome renowned classical guitarist William Kanengiser to the show! Probably most famous as a founding member of the Grammy winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, William has also explored jazz, Caribbean and Near Eastern music with 4 solo releases. He is also a faculty member of the prestigious Classical Guitar Department at USC. Tonight we tal […]
  • September 01, 2014
    "The show must go on." What must one do to keep it going? Tonight Scott and Jeff talk tech...guitar tech...and how to maintain guitars and amps for the road. Joining us is Tim Miller, currently maintaining all the guitars for the Kenny Rogers tour. He has worked for Uncle Kracker, Kid Rock, Billy Cox, Keb Mo and many others. Also joining us is Stev […]
  • August 25, 2014
    A very special show and a very important cause! We talk to Gary Miller, Creator and Founder of Rock Against Trafficking, an organization established to fight for the end of child slavery worldwide. Gary is producing an album called "Set Them Free," a compilation album of Grammy award winning stars and Rock legends performing the music of Sting and […]
  • August 18, 2014
    It's another night of great tone, as Scott and Jeff talk to Cam Leighton of Oxygen Amps. Oxygen Amps is based in Vancouver and they make some really nice boutique amps. Able to get a Hi-Watt clean sound, Vox cream sound and a Marshall crunch, Oxygen amps can prove quite versatile in a guitarist's arsenal. Utilizing first rate components: transforme […]
  • August 11, 2014
    In their search for great tone, Scott and Jeff talk with Gary Fried of Fried Guitars, an upcoming luthier and innovator of some really nice guitars. Hailling originally from Brooklyn, NY, Gary has been a guitar repair tech for over 10 years and now is based here in Glendale CA. Besides doing full service repairs Gary makes custom electric guitars and basses. […]
  • August 04, 2014
    Tonight Scott and Jeff talk to Frank Falbo. You may remember him previously on our show with Dan Boul. He helped design the new series of distortion pedals 65 Amps are releasing: The Colour Boost, The Colour Face, and The Colour Bender. But there's much more to Frank - he designs guitars, both acoustic and electric. And he has designed a new style bridg […]
  • July 28, 2014
    It's all about gear tonight as Scott and Jeff talk with Andy Babiuk. Andy is the author of the books "Rolling Stones Gear: All the Stones' Instruments from Stage to Studio" and "Beatles Gear: All the Fab Four's Instruments from Stage to Studio," besides the acclaimed "Story of Paul Bigsby: The Father of the Modern Elec […]
  • July 21, 2014
    Tonight Scott and Jeff talk to Bruce Kulick, an extraordinary guitarist who is probably most known for playing with KISS, from 1984 to 1996, but he has done a lot more than that! Bruce has played with Meatloaf, Billy Squier, among many others, and, for the last 13 years, has been the lead guitarist for Grand Funk Railroad. His solo album "BK3" was […]
  • June 30, 2014
    Tonight Scott and Jeff welcome the return of extraordinary bassist Marco Mendoza. Currently touring with the Black Star Riders (former players of Thin Lizzy), Marco has been the in demand bassist playing for Whitesnake, Ted Nugent, The Dead Daisies, among others. We talk tone with Marco - his basses, his Hartke amps, how he gets his signature sound - and mor […]
  • July 14, 2014
    Scott and Jeff explore the Nashville music scene with very special guest Brent Mason. One of the most recorded guitarists in history, you have heard Brent on albums by Alan Jackson, David Gates, Dolly Parton, Neil Diamond and many more. You have heard him on film soundtracks like "A Few Good Men," "The Dukes of Hazzard," "The Horse W […]
  • July 07, 2014
    What is your dream guitar? For many it is a late 1950's Les Paul flame top with a honey or cherry burst finish. Scott and Jeff talk to Drew Berlin, a guitarist most famous for being one of the Burst Brothers, acclaimed appraisers, collectors and sellers of these "holy grail" instruments and other hard to get and sought after guitars. It's […]
  • June 23, 2014
    The demands on guitarists to duplicate their "studio" sounds can be quite demanding. But developments in effects pedals have made it easier to reproduce cool studio effects. But how do you put together the myriad of pedals on a pedalboard to give you the most efficient setup for your gigs? Tonight Scott and Jeff talk to Ron Moreno, a pedalboard des […]
  • June 16, 2014
    Billy Sheehan and Richie Kotzen, of the Winery Dogs, return to talk to us about their upcoming tour, "Dog Camp," new music, their gear and more!
  • June 09, 2014
    Tonight Scott and Jeff talk to Scott Lawing, creator and owner of Zexcoil pickups. Scott has created hum canceling pickups that don't lose that single coil sound. I have put them on the FLO-caster and they are super quiet, but still nice and bright! We will talk to Scott and find out how he gets quiet without loss of highs! Joining us also tonight, in s […]
  • June 02, 2014
    Is the music industry dying? Can a musician make a living at doing what he loves to do - creating music? Tonight Scott and Jeff gets some answers on this important topic! Joining us is renowned engineer/producer, educator, and author Bobby Owsinski. He talks to us about his new book "Music 4.0: A Survival Guide for Making Music in the Internet Age.
  • May 26, 2014
    Dan Boul of 65 Amps joins Scott and Jeff and introduces us to a new line of pedals he is putting out! He has three models coming out: The Colour Bender, The Colour Boost, and the Colour Face, each utilizing Germanium transistors and recreating, and more, three classic and rare pedals - The Tone Bender (Colour Bender), legendary in rock circles, the Dallas Ra […]
  • May 19, 2014
    To continue with our study of microphones, Scott and Jeff talk to Dusty Wakeman and John Jennings of Mojave Microphones. Mojave makes various high quality microphones that are becoming the go-to mic for various producers and artists too many to mention here. Scott and Jeff explore these microphones and demo them live on the show!
  • May 12, 2014
    Shure microphones have defined the sound of music recordings, radio, TV, and film for generations. And they continue being an innovator of microphone technologies. Scott and Jeff talk to Jenn Liang-Chaboud, Senior Market Development Specialist for Shure, Inc. and Zak Rickard, Southern California Shure Representative and guitar player, as we talk about the […]
  • May 05, 2014
    A busy night on the FLO Guitar-Enthusiasts Radio Show! Our featured guest is Marco Mendoza, an extraordinary bass player who has played with Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Ted Nugent, Neal Schon, and is now doing a solo tour and recording with The Black Star Riders. We will be talking to Marco, literally, right off the stage where he is doing a concert! We also wil […]
  • April 28, 2014
    There are all sorts of effects pedals out there in the market. Some strive to recreate that "vintage" sound, some try to take you somewhere else. Tonight we look at a company that tries to do both and, as a consequence, become an important manufacturer of pedals for a lot of professional musicians. Used by the Police, Paul Simon, Los Lobos, Bootsy […]
  • April 21, 2014
    You've heard about the many programs you can get for your computer, tablet, or phone that replicate your favorite or vintage amp and effects. But, tonight we look at a unique approach to getting the tone you want! Kemper has developed a "Profiling" amp that captures the characteristics of an amp and duplicates it! It is not just a software pro […]
  • April 14, 2014
    Tonight we are truly honored to have guitarist Jennifer Batten on the show tonight! Having gained worldwide recognition playing with Michael Jackson on his biggest world tours, there is much more to this accomplished musician! Having played with Jeff Beck, having a guitar residency for the Cirque du Soleil show "Zumanity" in Las Vegas, she also has […]
  • April 07, 2014
    Tonight Scott and Jeff talk to Tracii Guns, founding member of the group L.A. Guns, but also was a founding member of Guns N' Roses, as well as supergroups Brides of Destruction and Contraband. How does he get his incredible sound? We talk tone and we talk gear with Tracii!
  • March 31, 2014
    Matchless has been building amplifiers since 1989 and they have been the choice amp for many players ever since. Tonight, Scott and Jeff talk with Phil Jamison, Chief Operating Officer at Matchless Amplifiers, and find out why Matchless is the choice of such artists as Bruce Springsteen, Dweezil Zappa, Jimmy Vaughan, Brian May, Derek Trucks, Billy Gibbons, B […]
  • March 24, 2014
    How old were you when you started playing guitar? Tonight we have the youngest guest to be on our show, guitarist Nik Kai. Nick is 13 years old and started playing guitar at the age of 9! At the age of 10 he won the LA Music Awards "Rock Guitarist of the Year" for 2011. In 2012 he was nominated for the "Metal Hammer Golden God Awards" in […]
  • March 17, 2014
    When most people think of acoustic guitars, Martin is one of first name to come up. Martin guitars have become an icon in American music and Martin guitars have set the bar for quality guitars and amazing tone worldwide! Scott and Jeff talk to Dick Boak, the Director of the Museum and Archives, and "Special Projects." Dick's background is exte […]
  • March 10, 2014
    Some guitarists are well known for their amazing setups. And these complex systems need a lot of tender loving care to take the grind of the road. Tonight Scott and Jeff talk to Thomas Nordegg, a legend in the industry, a person who has been a guitar tech for such people as Frank & Dweezil Zappa, Missing Persons, Duran Duran, Jimmy Page, Toto, Tears For […]
  • March 03, 2014
    Tonight Scott and Jeff are joined by Thom Salisbury of Sennheiser. Sennheiser has been around since 1945 and they are one of the largest manufacturers of microphones, headphones, wireless systems, etc. Their MD-421 microphone was, and is, a go-to microphone for guitars and drums in many top recording studios for many years. Tonight we talk with Thom about wh […]
  • February 24, 2014
    Tonight Scott and Jeff delve into World Music, with multi-instrumentalist Kenji Ota. Kenji is a guitarist, but he is renown for playing sitar and Tempura. He has studied and toured with the late Ravi Shankar, and is a session musician here in Los Angeles. Kenji will be showing us the sitar, how it compares to playing guitar and he will show us how to play th […]
  • February 17, 2014
    What do you think when you hear Paul Reed Smith? What comes to my mind is great playing guitars, exotic woods, fast necks, great tone. But they are so much more! Besides making amazing electric guitars, PRS makes some extraordinary acoustic guitars and monster amps. Scott and Jeff talk to Alex Grossi, PRS endorsed artist & guitar player for Quiet Riot, s […]
  • February 10, 2014
    Tonight Scott and Jeff talk to renowned bass player Phil Chen. Phil was the bass player on Jeff Beck's ground-breaking album "Blow by Blow." He also played on Rod Stewart's albums and toured with him. He also has worked with Pete Townshend, Brian May and Eddie Van Halen (Starfleet Project), Jackson Browne, Joan Armatrading, and the Euryth […]
  • February 03, 2014
    There are many factors involved to get great tone on a record. Of course your playing has a big part and also your instrument, amp, and effects also have an important part. But, in the studio, the recording equipment and the engineer have a major influence to what you sound like. Tonight we have a unique opportunity in exploring tone! Our guest is Bruce Boui […]
  • January 27, 2014
    NAMM 2014 has come and gone and tonight Scott and Jeff give us a recap of the show. What was new at the show? What direction are amp design, effects pedals, multi-effects systems, recording gear, and guitar construction and design-both acoustic and electric going? Our guest is Mitch Gallagher, Sweetwater Editorial Director. Mitch was former technical editor […]
  • January 20, 2014
    NAMM 2014 is this week, and tonight we are going to get a preview of what Taylor Guitars is debuting at the show! We welcome back Aaron Dablow from Taylor Guitars to talk about their new guitar they are introducing at the show - the T5z!
  • January 13, 2014
    The NAMM Show is just a week away, and this year's show promises to bring us many new and exciting products! Tonight, we talk to some of the manufacturers about what they expect to see at NAMM and we get a sneak preview of what they are bringing to the show. Joining us tonight is Rick Skillman, North American OEM Sales Manager for Celestion UK, LTD., Ch […]
  • January 06, 2014
    Tonight Scott and Jeff talk to Jamie Stillman, and American pedal designer, musician and owner of Earthquake devices. We take a look at the broad range of pedals Jamie makes and the FLO will be demonstrating some of them live in studio during the show. Whether it's distortion, delay, reverb, modulation effects, or something different, Earthquake makes i […]
  • December 30, 2013
    Since 2008, LSL guitars have become the choice of such guitarists as Carl Verheyen, Johnny Moeller (Fabulous Thunderbirds), and Ray Parker Jr. Tonight we talk to the man behind the company, Lance Lerman, and learn how he got into the business, and how he makes some incredible guitars!!
  • December 23, 2013
    While Scott is on vacation, Jeff is joined by guitarist/guitar tech Monique Caravello welcoming guitarist Rowan Robertson to the show! Rowan, at 17 yrs. old, played with Ronnie James Dio and his guitar playing was showcased on Dio's "Lock Up The Wolves" album. He also has played with Violet's Demise, DC4 and VAST, besides doing a lot of s […]
  • December 16, 2013
    Tonight Scott and Jeff talk to Pat Quilter, of Quilter Labs. Pat designed guitar amps back in the day and was one of the first to make a solid state amp that had a great distorted sound. He moved into pro audio amplification with QSC and made high end power amps. But Pat couldn't keep away with his love for music and has designed some fantastic new amps […]
  • December 09, 2013
    A very critical part of great tone, especially when recording, is the microphone you use. Tonight Scott and Jeff talk to Wes Dooley, President of AEA Microphones. Wes has an amazing collection of ribbon microphones and his company is famous for his high quality ribbon mics. Wes will be bringing some of his mics, both old and new, and the FLO will be bringing […]
  • December 02, 2013
    Scott and Jeff explore one of the iconic instruments of Country Music - the pedal steel guitar. And they talk to one of the legendary steel players, Jay Dee Maness. Having played pedal steel for the Byrds seminal country album "Sweetheart Of The Rodeo," the list of artists Jay Dee has played for is extensive: Herb Alpert, Glen Campbell, the Carpent […]
  • November 25, 2013
    Tonight we explore a different pursuit of tone, and, perhaps, a more difficult one. We talk about those situations when you are called upon to "sound like" another guitarist. Whether you are in a tribute band, or in a session where the producer wants you to sound like so and so, it all comes down to tone. Scott and Jeff bring a roundtable of musici […]
  • November 18, 2013
    Tonight Scott and Jeff talk to legendary guitarist Richie Kotzen, presently the guitarist for the power trio Winery Dogs, with Billy Sheehan and Mike Portnoy, and a solo artist in his own right. Having built his career playing with such diverse artists and groups as Mr. Big, Poison, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White, and 20 solo records under his belt, Richie h […]
  • November 11, 2013
    Scott and Jeff get a blast from the past as they discuss Rock History with tonight's guests: Dan Boul and Tony Conley. Dan, owner and creator of the great 65 Amps, has been on our show and featured on some of our videos. Tony, another guitar player and tech (Having worked with artists as Iggy Pop, Bobby Womack, Michael Schenker, to name a few.) is the a […]
  • November 04, 2013
    Tonight, Jeff and Scott get down! Get down low! Our guests are David Ellefson, bass player for Megadeth, and Frank Bello, the bass player for Anthrax. Both are known for their heavy driving sound and we talk to them about how they get it. Both David and Frank use Hartke Amps and cabinets, and we will talk about that, and the basses they use.
  • October 28, 2013
    Most people know John 5 as an incredible shredder, having played with Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, and David Lee Roth, to mention a few. But John 5 is also a very versatile session guitarist, having toured with k.d. Lang, and done sessions for diverse artists such as Wilson Phillips, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Ricky Martin. And John, as a solo artists, continues to […]
  • October 21, 2013
    Rocktron has been producing innovative products since 1983, and one of their most famous products was their "Hush" noise reduction system. Single ended, not needing an encoder and decoder, like Dolby and DBX, at the time, Rocktron provided a way for guitarists to keep the noise levels down using echoplexes and strings of stompboxes. But they did mo […]
  • October 14, 2013
    Grant Geissman is probably most known for his brilliant guitar solo on Chuck Mangione's hit "Feels So Good," but he is much more than that! A renowned session guitarist, Grant has recorded for artists like Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello, Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks, Paula Abdul, Ringo Starr, Keiko Matsui, Julio Iglesias, just to […]
  • October 07, 2013
    Scott and Jeff talk to Brian Campenella and Gale Estrada from Jensen Loudspeakers. Jensen speakers have played an important part in the history of electric guitar. Leo Fender used Jensen speakers in his amps, and Ampeg, Gibson, and many other major amplifier manufacturers used Jensen speakers as standard equipment in their amps. Jensen makes a variety of spe […]
  • September 30, 2013
    It is rare to get to meet and talk to one of your influences in music. Tonight's guest has been a big influence on the FLO's guitar playing! From being an engineer on Buffalo Springfield's landmark album "Again" and producing and playing on their final pivotal work "Last Time Around," Jim Messina, with Springfield member Ri […]
  • September 23, 2013
    The boutique guitar industry is booming and there are a lot of great luthiers out there making amazing guitars. The bar is high and Scott and Jeff talk to Glenn Sweetwood, of Sweetwood Guitars, who is one of those luthiers that makes high quality guitars. Glenn takes special attention to the woods used for both appearance and resonance. Glenn sent us a proto […]
  • September 16, 2013
    Tonight Scott and Jeff talk to Thomas V. Jones, founder of TV Jones Pickups. Having started working on Brian Setzer's Gretsch guitars in 1993, Thomas became interested in the Filter'Tron pickup that Gretsch was using, and decided to improve on it. This led to Thomas becoming an independent consultant to Gretsch and, in addition to pickup and guitar […]
  • September 09, 2013
    Effects. Whether they are stomp boxes or rackmount studio devices, we have all used them. And some of us like to use a lot of them! But then, what's the best way to chain our effects together? And how to we minimize signal loss and noise? Tonight we have the pleasure to talk to Bob Bradshaw. A legend in the industry, Bob has designed pedalboard and rack […]
  • September 02, 2013
    Jeff and Scott talk tech! We have brought together three prominent guitar techs in the industry to talk about what they do and what they face with guitars, both old and new. Joining our group is Monique Caravello, who was on our women in music show, and a luthier and guitar tech, doing work for such notable players as Slash, Peter Frampton, Jerry Cantrell (A […]
  • August 26, 2013
    Tonight Scott and Jeff talk to world renowned bassist Billy Sheehan. Known for his incredible bass playing for David Lee Roth, Steve Vai, Mr. Big, and, now, the Winery Dogs, Billy has developed a unique style and sound that has changed bass in rock and influenced a whole new group of bassists. We will talk to Billy about how he gets his sound and his bass te […]
  • August 19, 2013
    Today, we see a lot of women picking up the guitar, and really playing some amazing music! We have seen how much the music industry has changed, but how has it changed for women? We have brought together women to talk about this subject: guitarist and guitar tech Monique Caravello, multi-instrumentalist and producer Liza Carbe, actress-writer-producer-bassis […]
  • August 12, 2013
    Scott and Jeff talk tonight to Dan Boul, co-founder and president of 65 Amps. A professional guitarist, graduate of Musician's Institute, and having gigged throughout Atlanta and London, Dan developed a line of amps that got that "big" amp sound at lower volumes on stage, and 65 Amps have become the go-to amp on concert tours and studio work w […]
  • August 05, 2013
    Tonight Jeff and Scott talk to legendary guitarist Steve Hunter, who has worked on some of the classic albums in rock history by such artists as Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Alice Cooper, Julian Lennon, and many more! We will talk with Steve about his signature tone, the guitars and amps he used and is using, and how he gets that signature sound that has made hi […]
  • July 29, 2013
    Tonight we Scott and Jeff talk to studio guitarist Jason Sinay. Jason has worked with such legends as Neil Diamond, Jerry Lee Lewis, to name a few, and also plays with his own band, Ape. Jason is also a collector of some fine instruments and he will be bringing, in studio, some nice guitars and a great little blackface Princeton! It's all about tone ton […]
  • July 22, 2013
    Tonight Jeff and Scott talk to the Progressive Jazz Fusion group Oui'3, featuring Bill Wiseman on guitar, Lou Castro on bass, and Jim Xavier on drums. Combining all sorts of styles and genres of music, Oui'3 has developed their own unique sound. We talk gear, guitars, (drums with Jim), and how they approach and get their sound!
  • July 15, 2013
    Tonight we take a look at a close relative of the guitar, the ukulele. The 'Ukulele (pronounced "oo-koo-le-le") was introduced by Portuguese immigrants who migrated to Hawai'i, in the late 1800's. Ever since then, this instrument has enjoyed popularity all over the world. Scott and Jeff talk to Joe Souza, owner and master luthier of […]
  • July 08, 2013
    Tonight we talk to Frank Marino, the amazing guitarist from the band Mahogany Rush. Frank has always been known for his amazing tone, and tonight find out how he does it!
  • July 01, 2013
    Tonight Scott and Jeff talk to Andy Winston, Product Specialist for Samson Technologies. Andy will be telling us about Samson's new condenser microphones, wireless systems, and headphones.
  • June 24, 2013
    Taylor guitars...if one thinks of great tone, a lot of players using Taylor guitars comes to mind. A relatively young company (1974), one thinks of Taylor as one of the great American guitars ever made! Innovators of design, and the use of exotic woods, Taylor has taken acoustic guitar to another level. Tonight Scott and Jeff talk to Aaron Dablow, the North […]
  • June 17, 2013
    Tonight Scott and Jeff talk to the legendary Norman Harris, the owner of Norman's Rare Guitars. Besides having one of the most amazing guitar collections ever, Norman has been the "go to" guy of legendary guitarists for vintage guitars and amps. And he is all around great guy! We will ask Norm about what makes a great guitar, how to pick that […]
  • June 10, 2013
    Latin guitar and world fusion group Incendio visit Scott and Jeff tonight in the studio. With their soon to be released new album, "The Shape Of Dreams", these amazing musicians, Jim Stubblefield, Liza Carbe, and JP Durand, push the bar up a notch with an album that explores new sounds, new instruments, and new musical vocabulary. We talk to them a […]
  • June 03, 2013
    Tonight Jeff and Scott talk to Mike Piera, aka "Analog Man." Mike does mods and makes pedals used by many renowned artists, like Aerosmith, ZZ Top, David Gilmour, just to mention a few. Mike will be talking about what makes the vintage pedals so good, what he does to get that "sound" with his mods and pedals, the advantages of pedals vs. […]
  • May 27, 2013
    Scott and Jeff go back to school!! Tonight we talk to Nick Stoubis, Assistant Professor of Practice of Studio/Jazz Guitar and Popular Music, and Allen Hinds, graduate of the Berklee College of Music and Musician's Institute, and is a faculty member of Musician's Institute and new school Cornel School of Contemporary Music. What kind of programs are […]
  • May 20, 2013
    Tonight we talk to Anthony Lucas, Senior Lab Tech for Eminence Speakers. Eminence Speakers has been around almost as long as rock n' roll, and has been a significant part of it's sound! Jeff and Scott talk to Anthony and find out more about Eminence's expansive line of loudspeakers, discussing the development of Eric Johnson's signature a […]
  • May 13, 2013
    Tonight Scott and Jeff talk to Brian Wampler, owner of one of the most successful guitar effects pedals companies, and maker of some the most popular guitar effects pedals, Wampler pedals. Famous for his various distortion and overdrive pedals, Brian also makes some a whole line of chorus, delays, compressor, and reverb stompboxes. We delve deeper into Brian […]
  • May 06, 2013
    Tonight we talk to extraordinary guitarist Jim Stubblefield, of Incendio, about his sound, his technique, and his expanding of musical colors by incorporating electric guitar into his solo efforts and the upcoming Incendio album. We also play clips from his solo album "Inspiracion" and his just released single "Reaching for Infinity," whi […]
  • April 22, 2013
    The Wrecking Crew were a group of Studio Musicians in Los Angeles in the 1960's who played on the hits for the "Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny & Cher, Jan & Dean, The Monkees, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, The Mamas & The Papas, Tijuana Brass, Ricky Nelson, Johnny Rivers, and were Phil Spector's Wall of Sound. Jef […]
  • April 15, 2013
    Tonight we talk to Rick Skillman of Celestion Speakers. Rick will tell us about the different models Celestion makes and how it affects your tone!
  • April 08, 2013
    Scott and Jeff talk to Lou Walker, a versatile guitar player and scholar, who is active in the classical guitar scene internationally and also plays guitar in several big bands. Lou will discuss transcriptions - adaptations of various music to play on classical and electric guitar - who does them and where you can go to get them. He will also discuss how he […]
  • April 01, 2013
    Jeff and Scott talk with Jean Pierre Durand and Liza Carbe, members of Incendio, about their solo careers, producing other artists and composing and producing music for television. We play clips from Liza's new album "Wait For The Spring" and J.P. and Liza's blues-rock band The Red Mystics album "Back In Your Arms Again," and we […]
  • April 29, 2013
    One of the first, and biggest, manufacturers of guitar effects, Electro-Harmonix, is our guest for tonight! We talk to John Pisani, the Head of Engineering for Electro-Harmonix and also play some excerpts of an earlier interview with Founder, President, and the man who started it all, Mike Matthews!! What does go into making an amazing guitar pedal? Tonight […]
  • March 25, 2013
    Scott and Jeff talk to Bruce Clement, owner of BC Audio and designer of some amazing amps. Bruce uses some unique tubes to get his sound.
  • March 18, 2013
    Tonight we talk to Josh Childers, of Atlas guitar stands, and Loni Specter, maker of Lapdancer lap steel guitars and creator of the LA Amp show, the LA Guitar show, and the upcoming Pedal Expo.
  • March 11, 2013
    Tonight we talk to Andy Brauer, guitar tech to some of the most renown guitarists around, including Slash and John Fogerty. Andy talks to us about great tone, and how he gets it.
  • March 4, 2013
    On our premiere show, we have Del Casher, inventor of the wah wah pedal, as our guest. He brought down his prototype wah wah, and his Ecco-Fonic, one of the first stand-alone echo chambers, and tells us how the wah pedal came to be, how Leo Fender made him a custom Stratocaster, and more! Check out the photo gallery from Del's visit on our Facebook page […]