Three Tips to Prepare You for a Tour of Pearl Harbor

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On December 7, 1941, the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was ambushed by a flight of Japanese warplanes. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who held the Oval Office at the time, declared the disaster “a date that will live in infamy.” As the final straw that led to American involvement in World War II and, ultimately, the moment that shaped the course of world history from the middle of the 20th century onward, FDR’s words were hauntingly true.

Today, Pearl Harbor stands as a symbol of not only what was lost that day, but of the permanent changes that were made to the world as a result. It stands as a reminder of the power of the human spirit and the indomitable resilience of the American people. It’s no wonder why so many people come to the area every year to take cycling tours, education tours, Continue reading “Three Tips to Prepare You for a Tour of Pearl Harbor”

What Your Distortion Pedal’s Controls Do

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It’s not difficult to get great sounding guitar distortion on your amp. All you really need to do is set your bass around seven, your middle around three, and your treble around six, and there you have it. However, many guitar distortion pedals have controls like “tone,” “gain,” and “level,” which makes things a little bit trickier.

In order to get the most out of your guitar distortion pedal, you need to understand what each of these do.


Sometimes called the filter or the contour control, the tone adjusts the treble, middle, and bass in one knob. Typically, your guitar distortion pedal’s tone knob will change the mid frequently and add some bass, but it varies amongst guit Continue reading “What Your Distortion Pedal’s Controls Do”