Monthly Archives: April 2010

In-Store Events

Spring is in the air and with it comes the warm weather live music season.  And Fat Tone Guitars is fully participating in the jamming festivities.  Here’s our live music schedule for the spring and early summer of 2010

Saturday May 1 — Circus Bear, a Chicago rock band that is fronted by some local Fat Tone Guitars customers.  Original rock and covers.

Saturday May 22 — Jan King and Medicine Ball.  Jan King has been kicking around the Chicago and Los Angeles rock scene for awhile and now has settled in to what looks to be her forte.  Heavy bluesy rock that you can roll to.  Joined by longtime partner Tami Peden on drums and Keith Wakefield on bass.

Saturday June 5 — Pop Dollys. Mike Cohen is another Chicago based guitarist that’s been cutting his teeth in various musical outlets brings this brand new power pop three piece to the Fat Tone showroom.  Mike sings and plays bass here.

Friday June 25 — Harbingers of Happiness is an acoustic duo from Texas that are coming through Chicago for the first time.  Big fans of the Bottle Rockets, Samuel Burke and Huke Green will bring the wit and chops.  You bring the beer.

After Hours at Fat Tone Guitars

Roger & The Wraybands appearing at Fat Tone Guitars, 2009

There you have it–free music for the masses.


Guitar And Pedal Demos

Many people have said to me that they would never buy a piece of musical gear–guitars or amps or pedals–without trying them out first.  But it seems that many more people research their music gear choices and then purchase on the web.  And a great way to do research on a particular piece of gear is to watch and listen to demos.

Our friend Gearmanndude has seemingly perfected the art of the guitar and pedal demo video.  Gearmanndude combines great gear, played with feeling and some chops with a smattering of humor to showcase cool new pedals, amps and guitars.  We’ve provided him with some gear so he can continue his public service of providing useful demos.

Fat Tone Guitars has entered the world of guitar demos by recording our pedals played through great amps and putting them up on YouTube.  Our demos are short and sweet.  We bypass the humor and in-depth demonstration and stick with simply playing the pedal.  And we typically play a couple common settings so you can hear multiple ways the pedal sounds.

Visit Fat Tone Guitars’ YouTube channel.

Let us know what you think.