Sharpen The Axe

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From checking out the latest innovative designs to finding out the backstory behind legends and classics, join hosts Paul Berezetzky and Eric Lucero as they explore the ever-growing world of guitar and bass gear.


Sharpen the Axe Episode 38: Prisma Guitars CEO, Nick Pourfard

Duration: 33

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: Products Shown: Prisma Toledo Custom Electric Guitar, Dave Allen Humbuckers: Prisma Syndicate Custom Electric Guitar, McNelly P90 Pickups: Join us on this week’s episode of Sharpen The AXE on EnterTalk Radio as we welcome Nick Pourfard, Founder and CEO of Prisma Guitars. Nick is here to talk to us about his guitars and the awesome company that he started.

Sharpen The Axe Episode 37: Sharpen the Fiddle

Duration: 00:19 24

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: Aired on: January 4th, 2018 Melissa Barrison Links: Product Sites: Hosts Eric Lucero and Paul Berezetsky talk and play with violinist, Melissa Barrison. Check out EnterTalk Radio’s Facebook page when we go live to contribute to the conversation and we’ll even answer some of your questions. Products Shown: Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive: Fuzzrocious Grey Stache: TC Electronic Quintessence: Source Audio Lunar Phaser: Walrus Audio ARP-87 Delay: MXR M300 Digital Reverb:

Sharpen The Axe Episode 36: Stocking Stuffers

Duration: 00:35 21

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: Aired on: December 21st, 2017 Hosts Eric Lucero and Paul Berezetsky talk about what you can get as a stocking stuffer for Christmas! Check out EnterTalk Radio’s Facebook page when we go live to contribute to the conversation and we’ll even answer some of your questions. Products Shown: Ernie Ball Music Man BFR StingRay HH Electric Guitar, Roasted Maple Fingerboard, Hard Case – Classic Natural: Ibanez TS Mini Tube Screamer Overdrive Compact Guitar Effect Pedal: Walrus […]

Sharpen the Axe Episode 35: Steve Fister, Interview and Pro Tips

Duration: 00:14 23

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: Hosts Eric Lucero and Paul Berezetsky talk with Steve Fister his career, the products he uses, and answer some questions that fans chimed in with! Check out EnterTalk Radio’s Facebook page when we go live to contribute to the conversation! Products Shown: GODIN MONTREAL PREMIERE SUPREME: GODIN SUMMIT CLASSIC LTD:

Sharpen The Axe Episode 33: Glitz and Glamour – G&L Guitars and Basses

Duration: 00:33 27

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: On this episode of Sharpen the AXE, Eric and Paul are previewing oh so cool G&L Musical Instruments Gear with a little Rockaway Archer Overdrive and Moog Chorus Pedal thrown in! Today’s featured products: G&L USA Kiloton Electric Bass, Maple Fingerboard, Hard Case – Blueburst: G&L Tribute SB-2 Electric Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard – Bordeaux Red Metallic: G&L USA Doheny Electric Guitar, Rosewood Fingerboard, Hard Case – Surf Green: G&L USA JB-5 5-String Bass, Fiesta Red, Rosewood […]

Sharpen The Axe Episode 32: A Shoegazer’s Dream – Ultimate Support Pedal Board

Duration: 00:25 32

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: Welcome to Sharpen the Axe, with hosts Eric Lucero and Paul Berezetsky. Join us as we talk about the Ultimate Support Pedalboard and how you can win one of 10 pedalboards we’re giving away. Of course, there’s no use in a pedalboard unless there’s some pedals on it, so come check out these cool effects. To enter for a chance to win the Pedal Board, click below: Today’s featured products: Ultimate Support GSP-500-BK: Electronic Audio Experiments […]

Sharpen The Axe Episode 31: Diary of a Guitar Tech

Duration: 00:09 22

This week, Co-Hosts of Sharpen The Axe – Eric Lucero and Paul Berezetsky – interview Sean Hutchinson of Hutch & Sons Guitar repair, the resident Guitar Tech at Pitbull Audio. You can check them out here:

Sharpen the Axe Episode 30: Killer Effects from T-Rex

Duration: 00:12 29

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: In this episode we take a look at a wide selection of T-Rex Effects Pedals. Products Featured are all available in-store or online at PitbullAudio.com: Shafter Wah, Tunemaster, Neo Comp, Quint Machine, Diva, Vulture, Nitros Hypergain, Moller II, Mudhoney II, Reptile II, Creamer.

Sharpen the Axe Episode 29: Silent Fluencity

Duration: 00:26 23

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: Welcome to Sharpen the Axe, with hosts Eric Lucero and Paul Berezetsky. Join us as we talk Fluence Pickups, demonstrate a couple guitars equipped with them, and play them through some awesome pedals. Come in to Pitbull Audio and grab these pickups! Today’s featured products: Fishman Fluence Tosin Abasi 7-String Modern Humbucker Set: Fret King Corona Fluence Electric Guitar: Electro-Harmonix EHX Hot Wax Dual Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal: Horizon Devices Precision Drive Guitar Effects Pedal: Mooer […]

Sharpen the Axe Episode 28: Marty Friedman & the Wall of Sound

Duration: 00:55 24

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: Tickets to his San Diego show: Source: Marty Friedman began his career as a Shrapnel solo recording artist and later joined forces with Jason Becker to form the unrivaled dual guitar unit, “Cacophony”, who have a strong influence on today’s top guitarists. Amassing worldwide acclaim as a guitar superstar, he came to the attention of Megadeth. Racking up sales of over 10 million records with Megadeth, Friedman continued to record solo records, often embarking on adventurous […]

Sharpen the Axe Episode 27: Moore Basses with Founder Marty Moore

Duration: 00:23 23

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: Darkglass Electronics Duality Dual Fuzz Engine Bass Guitar Effects FX Pedal: 3 Leaf Audio Proton Envelope Filter Guitar Effects Pedal: Electro-Harmonix EHX Bass Clone Analog Bass Chorus Guitar Effects Pedal: Pike Amplification Vulcan XL Bass Preamp and Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal: On this episode of Sharpen the Axe, hosts Eric Lucero and Paul Berezetsky are joined in the studio by special guest Marty Moore: owner and luthier for Moore Basses! They also check out some bass […]

Sharpen the Axe Episode 26: Iconic Custom Guitars with Founder Kevin Proctor

Duration: 00:26 31

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: On this episode of Sharpen The Axe, hosts Eric Lucero and Paul Berezetsky are joined in the studio by special guest Kevin Proctor: owner, chief builder, head of marketing and design, and all around shop lackey for Iconic Custom Guitars! Today’s featured guitars and basses are: P5 5-String Bass Olympic White Nordstrand Audio Pickups Standard Evolution – Evolution Series Cobalt Pearl, paint made from a water-based poly Evolution S Limited Aztec Gold Lollar Pickups Evolution S […]

Sharpen the Axe Episode 25: Pedal Board Basics

Duration: 00:17 18

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: On this episode we look at pedals around $100 from BOSS, Hotone Audio, Ibanez Guitars, Mooer , and TC Electronic. This is a nice mix of stomp boxes that can form a solid foundation for a good giggable pedal board. Less about boutique unicorns and more about real world utility, we give you some ideas on where to start when building your board.

Sharpen the Axe Episode 24: Vibrato Drawer

Duration: 00:26 29

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: Today’s demos: TC Electronic Shaker Mini Vibrato Guitar Effects Pedal: TC Electronic VV Viscous Vibe Vibrato Guitar Effect Pedal: Malekko Heavy Industry Corporation Vibrato Omicron Series Analog Vibrato Guitar Effects Pedal: DigiTech Ventura Vibe Rotary/Vibrato Guitar Effects Pedal: Voodoo Lab Micro Vibe Uni-vibe Vibrato Guitar Effect Pedal: Nux Roctary Rotary Speaker Simulator & Polyphonic Octave Guitar Effects Pedal: Today, we’re going LIVE with Sharpen the Axe hosts Eric Lucero and Paul Berezetskyto as they look at […]

Sharpen the Axe Episode 23: Wren and Cuff Fuzz Effects with Founder Matt Holl

Duration: 00:25 34

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: On this episode, they will be talking to Matt Holl, the Founder and Designer of Wren and Cuff, as well as demoing some of their pedals, including: Wren and Cuff Your Face 70’s Smooth Silicon 70’s Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal: Wren and Cuff Eye See Pi Small Foot Muff-Style Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal: Wren and Cuff White Elk Small Foot Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal: Wren and Cuff Box of War Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal: Wren and […]

Sharpen the Axe Episode 22: Suhr Guitars & Electronics, With John Suhr

Duration: 00:16 25

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: Sharpen the Axe hosts Eric Lucero and Paul Berezetsky, and special guest, John Suhr, C-Founder of John Suhr, INC, comes on for an interview. On this episode, they will be reviewing and demonstrating the following products: Classic JM Pro Electric Guitar, Sonic Blue Finish: Eclipse Dual Channel Overdrive/Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal: Badger 18 All-Tube Amplifier Head, 18-Watt, 120V:

Sharpen the Axe Episode 21: Enjoy-A-Joyo Pedal

Duration: 00:20 22

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: Today Eric and Paul explore some of the cool new gear from Joyo at Pitbull Audio. Featuring Mini Amps, Guitar & Bass Pedals: JOYO BanTamP Jackman Tube Guitar Amp 20 watt – Red: JOYO BanTamP Bluejay Tube Guitar Amp 20 watt – Blue: JOYO BanTamP Meteor Tube Guitar Amp 20 watt – Gold: Joyo JAM BUDDY Dual channel 2x4W Pedal Guitar Amp – Orange: Joyo JF-331 F.O.H Bass DI Ironman Series Mini Guitar Effect Pedal:

Sharpen the Axe Episode 20: Prisma Guitars – Made from Recycled Skateboards

Duration: 00:17 15

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: Catalinbread Galileo Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal with Patch Cables: Foxpedal Magnifica Deluxe Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal: In this episode we take a look at Prisma guitars, an amazing company that incorporates wood from used and broken skateboards in their builds, and talk with Prisma founder Nick Pourfard. We also take a look at the Catalinbread Galileo distortion pedal and the Foxpedal Magnifica Deluxe Reverb.

Sharpen the Axe Episode 19: Pettyjohn Electronics, Digitech and Paradox Effects

Duration: 00:14 30

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: Eric and Paul preview the latest from Pettyjohn Electronics, Paradox Effects and Digitech. Paradox Ionizer Clipping Fuzz Sequencer Guitar Effects Pedal DigiTech FreqOut Natural Feedback Creator Guitar Effects Pedal PettyJohn Electronics PettyDrive V2 Iron and Chime Combo Guitar Effects Pedal PettyJohn Electronics Fuze Distortion/Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal Neunaber Immerse Reverberator

Sharpen the Axe Episode 18: Paul Reed Smith Limited Run Guitars

Duration: 00:45 23

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: PRS Guitars: PRS Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 Electric Guitar, 10 Top, Pattern Thin, Hard Case – Orange Tiger (2015): PRS Paul Reed Smith S2 Vela Electric Guitar, Rosewood Fretboard, Gig Bag – Vintage Cherry (B-STOCK): PRS Paul Reed Smith McCarty 594 Electric Guitar, Flame Maple 10-Top, Pattern Vintage, Hard Case – Satin Faded Whale Blue: PRS Paul Reed Smith CE 24 Special Run Limited Edition Electric Guitar, Pattern Thin Neck, Quilt Maple Top, Gig Bag […]

Sharpen the Axe Episode 17: Mayones Guitars, Electro-Harmonix and Wampler Pedals

Duration: 00:10 28

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: In this episode we are featuring Mayones Guitars, Electro-Harmonix, & Wampler : * Mayones Duvell Elite 6 Master Builders Collection 2016 * Mayones Custom Pi 3 Slap Machine Wojtek Pilichowski Bass * Mayones Regius 7 * Electro-Harmonix Synth 9 * Electro-Harmonix Canyon Delay and Looper * Wampler Dracarys Distortion

Sharpen the Axe Episode 16: Thinking Outside The Stompbox With Ernie Ball/Music Man

Duration: 00:16 22

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: On this episode of Sharpen the AXE we are featuring Ernie Ball Pedals and Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars and Basses, Powered. Guests: A.J. Bramam from Ernie Ball Music Man and Angelo Lavorgna from Ernie Ball Products Featured: * Annie Clark St. Vincent Signature Model (Starry Night Edition) * Cutlass (Starry Night Edition) * Caprice Bass * Ambient Delay * Expression Overdrive

Sharpen the Axe Episode 15: Dwarfcraft Devices with Founder Ben Hinz

Duration: 00:09 19

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: On this episode we take a look at the insane sounds concocted by Dwarfcraft Devices. Products Previewed: * The Great Destroyer * Pitchgrinder * ARF (Attack Release Filter) * Necromancer * Happiness * Wizard of Pitch Dwarfcraft Devices:

Sharpen the Axe Episode 14: Supro Amps, Guitars and Pedals

Duration: 00:27 25

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: Supro 2020-BM Island Series Westbury Electric Guitar, Rosewood Fretboard – Ocean Blue Metallic: Supro 1582V-JB Americana Series Coronado II Vibrato Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar – Jet Black: Supro Fuzz Guitar Effects Pedal: Supro 1303 Boost Guitar Effects Pedal: On this episode of Sharpen the Axe, we check out a few different Supro products: the Island Series Westbury, the Americana Series Coronado II Vibrato, the fuzz and boost pedals, and the 1964 Reissue Series 1622RT Tremo-Verb. The Westbury, […]

Sharpen the Axe Episode 13: Joyo Ironman Series Pedals

Duration: 00:21 21

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: Sharpen the Axe Radio Show demos the JOYO Ironman Series Pedals. Featured on Today’s Show: JOYO JF-305 (Ironman Series AT Drive) JOYO JF-316 (Ironman Series Future Chorus) JOYO JF-325 (Ironman Series Molo-trem Tremolo) JOYO JF-327 (Ironman Series Raptor Flanger) JOYO JF-304 (Ironman Series Time Magic Delay) JOYO JF-320 (Ironman Series Purple Storm Fuzz) JOYO JF-310 (Ironman Series Orange Juice Amp Sim) JOYO JF-323 (Ironman Series Wooden Sound Acoustic Simulator) JOYO Audio UK – Guitar Effect Pedals […]

Sharpen the Axe Episode 12: ESP, Way Huge Effects, & Electro-Harmonix

Duration: 00:49 36

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: Join hosts Eric Lucero and Paul Berezetsky, as they explore the ins and outs of guitar gear awesomeness! Today’s Gear Focus: * ESP EC-1000QM Dark Brown Sunburst * Way Huge Russian Pickle fuzz * Way Huge Conquistador Fuzzstortion * Electro-Harmonix Blurst Modulated Filter NAMM Celebration Ultimate Guitar Rig Giveaway Click Here to find out more: Announced at the 2017 NAMM Show, #MissionEngineering in partnership with #PitbullAudio & #EnterTalkRadio present the coolest collection of guitar gear given […]

Sharpen the Axe Episode 11: NAMM Celebration Guitar Rig Giveaway

Duration: 00:34 36

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: Sharpen the Axe Radio Show’s coverage of the NAMM Celebration ULTIMATE GEAR GIVEAWAY! Click here to enter the contest: Listen LIVE for more information on the Mission Engineering, Inc. MEGA-GEAR GIVEAWAY CONTEST, partnered with: Line 6, ESP Guitars, Supro, Strymon, Eventide, Paradox Effects, Empress Effects, EarthQuaker Devices, #Pedaltrain, and Best-Tronics Pro Audio! Join hosts Eric Lucero and Paul Berezetsky, as they welcome Mission Engineering President, Paul Shedden! Today’s Gear Focus: * Paradox: Fuzz-E Cat * Strymon: […]

Sharpen the Axe Episode 10: Riversong Guitars Founder – Mike Miltimore

Duration: 00:14 31

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: Sharpen the Axe Radio Show featuring Riversong Guitars “The Art of Acoustic Craftmanship”. Eric Lucero and Paul Berezetsky talk with Riversong Guitars CEO, Mike Miltimore. ***New Contest to be announced*** Exclusive Guitar Preview Tradition 2 Stage Riversong Soulstice Deluxe Riversong Tradition 2 Performer: Riversong Tradition 1 Performer: Tradition Canadian SE Performer: Tradition Canadian SE Uke

Sharpen the Axe Episode 9: Paradox Effects – Art, Sound & Innovation from Tijuana

Duration: 00:15 17

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: Featuring: – Orinic Pseudoaleatory Delay Modulation – Architect Fictional Space Reverberator – Fortissimo preamp/booster – Fuzz-E-Cat Feline Fuzzing Modulation – Defribillator Reanimating Shock Fuzz We also talk to the founders of Paradox, Fernando Servin and Efren Castro about their company, the emergence of effects makers in Mexico, and Paradox’ approach to their craft.

Sharpen the Axe Episode 8: “Stocking Stuffers”

Duration: 00:13 18

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: In this episode we take a look at some gift ideas under $100 for the guitar player in your life. From basic effects to cost effective loopers and delays to battery powered practice amps – there are tons of toys to make a nice guitarist sound more naughty.

Sharpen the Axe Episode 7: “ORGAN-ized” – Keys Emulators by Electro-Harmonix and Earthquaker Devices

Duration: 00:14 22

Presented by EnterTalk Radio: Electro-Harmonix B9 Organ Machine Guitar Effects Pedal: Electro-Harmonix KEY9 Electric Piano Machine Guitar Effect Pedal: Electro-Harmonix MEL9 Tape Replay Machine Guitar Effects Pedal: Sharpen the Axe Radio Show previews the Electro-Harmonix B9, Key9 Mel9 and EarthQuaker Devices Organizer! Also tune in to find out about the Mission Engineering, Inc. Guitar Pedal Giveaway:

Sharpen the Axe Episode 6: Bassbreaker Amps, Baritone Jazz Master & Mustang Guitars

Duration: 00:18 35

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: Fender Bassbreaker 15 Head – 15-Watt Guitar Amplifier Head Gray Tweed: Fender Mustang 90, Rosewood Fingerboard, Electric Guitar – Olympic White: Squier Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster Electric Guitar – Antigua: Sharpen the Axe Radio Show previews the New Bass Breaker Amps & Mustang 90 and Squire Vintage Modified Baritone Jazz Master Guitars. Also tune in to find out about the Mission Engineering Guitar Pedal Giveaway just in time for Christmas!

Sharpen the Axe Episode 5: Iconic Custom Guitars with Founder Kevin Proctor

Duration: 00:25 26

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: Iconic Custom Guitars Crazy Diamond NOS Electric Guitar in Aged White Finish with Arcane Pickups and Hard Case: In this episode we chat in-studio with Iconic Guitars founder Kevin Proctor about his line-up of custom guitars, how he got started as a builder, what inspires his designs and what separates his customs from standard production models and other custom shops. Many of Kevin’s guitars are modeled after famous iconic players’ axes and we take a look […]

Sharpen the Axe Episode 4: “The Devil’s Tonage” – Electro-Faustus Effects With Founder Eric Kessel

Duration: 00:33 20

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: Electro-Faustus Noise Devices Guitar Disruptor Overdrive/Octave/Oscillation Pedal: Electro-Faustus Blackfly Spring Activated Instrument Pedal: Electro-Faustus Noise Devices Guitardämmerung Guitar Effects Pedal: In this episode, we explore the fuzzes and crazy noise and modualtion effects from Electro-Faustus. If Jimi Hendrix were to do a rendition of the Star Spangled Banner to capture today’s sense of cultural and political upheaval, these would very likely be his pedals of choice. We take a look at the Electro-Faustus Guitar Disruptor, the […]

Sharpen the Axe Episode 3: “Any Colour You Like” – Keeley Pedals and Fender Offset Guitars

Duration: 00:14 17

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: Fender Mustang Bass PJ, Rosewood Fingerboard – Sonic Blue: Fender Duo-Sonic Electric Guitar, Maple Fingerboard – Torino Red: Keeley Tone Workstation Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal: Keeley Dark Side Multi-Effects Guitar Pedal: Keeley Delay WorkStation Guitar Effects Pedal: This Episode is all about Keeley Pedals, Fender Offset Guitars, and Basses.

Sharpen the Axe Episode 2: “Express Yourself” – Mission Engineering President Paul Shedden

Duration: 00:32 28

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: EarthQuaker Devices Transmisser Resonant Reverb Guitar Effects Pedal: In this episode we take a look at the Mojo Hand FX Rook Overdrive pedal, the Cusack Music Tap-A-Whirl V3 Tremolo, the Earthquaker Devices Transmisser reverb pedal and the Mission Engineering EP 1 expression pedal, which we use with the Transmisser to modulate frequency. We speak with Paul Shedden, President and Head of Sales for Mission Engineering about how the company got its start, what separates their expression and wah-wah pedals from their competitors and the symbiosis […]

Sharpen the Axe Episode 1: Billy Sheehan – Bassist with Mr. Big, David Lee Roth and Steve Vai

Duration: 00:19 23

Powered by EnterTalk Radio: Billy Sheehan was the bassist of choice for David Lee Roth when Roth left Van Halen in 1985. He joined David and Steve Vai for the platinum Eat ‘Em and Smile album and tour. In 1987, Billy went on to form his own band, Mr. Big, achieving a #1 Billboard Hit as well as the bands “Niacin” with Steve Vai and Dennis Chambers, and more recently “The Winery Dogs” with Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater.
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