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Leo Kottke's California Dunk Tank

Dunk tank

I'm not sure why it's called a "dunk tank" but I suppose it's better than a drunk tank.  Nonetheless, fans of Leo Kottke will be excited to learn that they can spend 5 days this summer learning from the master along with Steve Berlin, David Hildago and Cesar Rosas from Los Lobos.  The event takes place August 4-8 in Cambria  on the California coast.

Looks like a lot of fun and a pretty nice place to hang out.  If you're looking to improve your acoustic guitar chops, this will be a truly memorable vacation.


SaündFraud Skill Killer Pedal

Soundfraud

The always creative team over at Chicago Music Exchange has announced a new pedal that I think will revolutionize the wannabe guitar player market.  Just by pushing one button, the SaündFraud "skill killer" pedal gives your music the style, tone and characteristics of a professional musician who was willing to put in the thousands of hours of practice time even if you can't be bothered.  Frankly, I think if you combine this with the BeatBuddy, you've got a band ready to rock.

Here's a video that shows the SaündFraud pedal in action:

Also be sure to check out their "100 Riffs" video which takes you from Chet Atkins' "Mr Sandman" all the way through "I Got Mine" by The Black Keys.

If you're looking for vintage gear Chicago Music Exchange has got you covered.  They've also got real pedals on sale today.  The Chicago Music Exchange has a sister company called Reverb, which is a marketplace for used music gear.