How to Sound like Mike Campbell from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (on a budget)

I wanna be like Mike


Mike Campbell was the rocking lead guitarist of the Tom Petty & The HEartbreakers band. Although he was not Tom Petty, he was still an important part of the band through the rocking guitar sounds that he made. The HEartbreakers is actually a strange name for the band because the way he played sounded good and was not sad or heartbreaking at all. Many people want to know “How Can I Sound like Mike Campbell from the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Band but on  a budget without spending alot of money on gear?” Well, read this article to find out how you can sound like Mike Campbell without breaking the bank.


Get a Guitar

Mike Played many cool guitars from brands such as Danelectro, however these guitars are far too expensive for the player on a budget. So How can you sound like Mike if you don’t have so much cash to play cool songs such as “I Wont Back Down” and “Don’t Come Around Here No More.” ?

The fact is that while different guitars look different, they all sound the same, so might as well go for something cheap and affordable. Why not try this Black Davison guitar. It’s a very cool looking black guitar that looks like something Mike Campbell would have played to make the rock hits with Tom Petty. And at the low affordable price that this guitar costs how can you resist buying it?


Sleepaway Amp

No great guitar rig is complete without a sick amp to rock your tones. The amp is important because it not only makes the guitar sound loud and not quiet, but also because it can give the guitar a rock kind of sound.

Why not go for this cool Orange amp, which is not only very nice looking but also Orange colored. On Amazon it costs around a little more than $1000 which is not very much when you are serious about  playing the guitar like Mike. It is just top part of amp so you will also need to get the bottom part to make this work. But it is very cool looking and definitely one key to get those Mike tones for playing Tom Petty Heartbreaker songs such as Freefallin’.


Look the Part!

No rocker is complete without a great haircut. Not everyone has the time or stamina to grow out their hair to Mike-length so why not just get a wig on

This Rocker wig has a very Mike Campbell type of look to it so it would be good to use to look (and play like him). It costs a very low price, so why not just get it just in case you don’t have time to grow your hair to Mike length?


In Conclusion

The Tom Petty Heartbreakers were always a great band and sounding like them has always been a very difficult thing to do. However now that you can buy the things from this guide, it’s very easy to sound like Mike and the Heartbreakers band.

How to sound like Father John Misty on guitar (on a budget)

Tone of Indie Legends

Father John Misty is a bearded rocker who took the world by storm with his good and interesting music. He used to play music in the Fleet Fox band but they fired him for not being good enough. After this happened he learned how to be very good at his instrument which led him to the rock success he has today. But how can you achieve his signature guitar tone on a budget? Read on to find out!


First step to sounding like JOhn Misty is to get a good guitar for the job. Most guitars sound the same but there are two main kind which he uses; acoustic and electric. Both are good types of guitars but Electric guitar is more of a rock instrument so it’s better to get one of those.

You don’t need to go for anything expensive. They all sound pretty much the same. Why not go for the Blue Davison Guitar? It has a very good rock tone and is good for making that type of music. It also comes with a little amp and a bag to carry the guitar in, so it wont break when you drop it. With the little amp, you won’t need to waste your money on buying a big expensive one. At such a cheap affordable rate, how could you resist?



John Misty use many pedals in his rig. While he has some very cool boutique items on his board, there’s no point in wasting your money on these products. They will be expensive and cumbersome to carry around because they are very heavy.

We reccomend the Epitome from Electro-Harmonix. It is a multi-effect meaning it has several sounds in the box. This one has reverb, flanger and octaves. these three effects will be the perfect starting point for the JOhn Misty sound. And at under $400, that’s a great value. Many effects can cost $200 and up on today’s market. So why not go easy on the wallet and use the Epitome from EHX to achieve those John Misty tone?



It’s not easy to sound like Father JOhn Misty. He’s a grammy awards winning artist, so you know it’s tough to get his sound. But using this guide and the gear in here it will be a lot easier now.


Sleep Apnea Erotic Fiction Story

Jason Edwards had recently been diagnosed with OSA, Obstructive Sleep Apnea. At 25 years old, he was glad that he had caught on relatively early. Many had complained about his snoring, so it was a relief to know that he could tackle the problem head on now. He was a very fit and muscular fellow with a lean build, 6’5 tall with an angular face and long blonde hair. Women turned to look at him everyday as he would walk down the street without his shirt on, wearing only a cowboy hat, cowboy boots and a pair of Levi’s 501 Jeans. He had no dress code because he was a self-made man. An entrepreneur who had gotten rich mining Bitcoins, Jason now had his money spread in various Hedge Funds. But today he was dressed more conservatively, because he had an appointment to be fitted for his CPAP machine.

Jason stepped out of his luxury Hudson Valley cottage ranch and into his Ford Truck. He waved goodbye to his horses, who he would miss dearly. He had to drive into the Big Apple, New York, to pick up his CPAP. He went through the Lincoln Tunnel and pulled into the first parking garage he saw. Money was no object. “That’ll be $200 for the day” the Valet said. Jason passed him $400. “Keep the change,” he said.
Jason nervously strolled down Delancey St. and passed all the classic eateries, bagel shops and bars. Typically he would have delighted in a fresh New York style Bagel, or reveled in a friendly brunch and morning Bloody Mary with a date, but today was different. He was off to resolve a very serious and life-threatening health condition for once and for all.
As he entered the gray doors of the medical supply company, he caught the eye of the receptionist Daisy. She was a plain woman in her mid 30s wearing a Green sweater, black stockings and a brown skirt. Her curly blonde hair was unique and quirky, just like her. She looked up from her computer to see Jason. She was taken aback by his bold and handsome appearance. He couldn’t help notice the way she looked at him. “I’m here to pick up my CPAP machine and get a fitting for a mask” Jason said. Daisy stammered. “Do…You….have an appappointment?” She was overwhelmed by the sexual energy he emanated. “God, I sounded so foolish just there” she thought to herself. “Yes, I have an appointment for 11am” Jason responded.
Daisy nervously remembered that the doctor was out for the day. She would have to perform the fitting for Jason. While this was extremely exciting (she’d get to touch him!!), she was also intensely nervous. “A small town girl like me could never get with Jason Edwards! He’s one of those big time Bitcoin players!” she thought to herself.
“Yes right this way Mr Edwards!” she stumbled and showed him into a room that had an array of CPAP machines, nasal cannulas, nasal pillows, tubing and all other variety of CPAP paraphernalia.
“What is your preferred mask type?” Daisy asked. “I have no idea” Jason said bluntly. He realized his terse and cold response might frighten Daisy. He decided to warm her up with his charm. “Look m’am, I’m new to this whole Sleep Apnea thing, so if you could give me some advice on where to start I’d appreciate it.”
“Sure!” Daisy said. “Oh God! I sounded too forward and excited” she thought to herself.
She grabbed a Nasal Prong CPAP mask. “Alot of people like this one!” she said.
“Well let’s try it on then!” Jason said excitedly.
She gently placed the straps around his head and caressed the prongs into place beneath his nostrils. His coarse skin turned her on immensely. She wished he would just confess his love to her right then and there. “Snap it out of your head! Jason Edwards is a bigshot! He has no interest in you!” the voice in her head told her.
“How does that feel, Mr. Edwards?”
“Not bad at all Daisy, not bad at all.”
“You look cute with the mask on” Daisy blurted out.
“You’re at work! You can’t talk like that to a CLIENT!” the voice inside her head stated.
“Haha, many thanks…you’re not so bad yourself” Jason said.
He got up and touched her hand. She withdrew it instinctively.
“I’m sorry.” said Jason
She flung herself at him. She stroked his face and ran her fingers over the tubing coming from the Nasal Prong mask.
“Should I take this off?” Jason said as they fell to the floor together.
“No, it makes you even sexier” she exclaimed as she felt his rock-solid chest.
They made passionate love for the better part of an hour. Daisy had never felt anything like it before.
Jason put his clothes back on and packed up his new Nasal Prong mask and CPAP machine, the Dream Station from Philips Respironics.
“Well, it’s been lovely” Jason said.
“Will I see you again?” said Daisy
“I have a feeling I’ll need to be fitted with a new mask real soon” said Jason.
He winked at her and walked into the bustling traffic of the New York streets.

How to get the Phil Manzanera and Roxy Music Guitar Tone (on a budget)

Dr. Phil

Roxy Music is one of the most sick and cool Glam Rock Bands that existed. Featuring the vocal stylings of Bryan Ferry and also Brian Eno (before he left), there was also a very sick and original guitarist in the band whose name was not Brian. It was Phil Manzanera. His unique rock guitar tone took the world by storm on classic records suck as Country Life, Siren and For Your Pleasure. You may think it would be difficult to achieve the Phil-tone on guitar without spending lots of money, however that’s not true. Using this simple guide you can sound like Phil & Roxy music on a budget.

Get a Guitar

The first step to sounding like Phil is to get the right guitar. He plays expensive guitars such as a Gibson Les Paul, a Fender Stratocaster along with his signature Gibson Firebird VII.  These guitars likely cost over $500 each and are clearly out of the price range for the aspiring guitarist on a budget who wants to sound like Phil. So why not go for something a little cheaper? All guitars sound the same, so it won’t make a difference if you get a cheaper one.

Why not try this 38″ Black Acoustic Guitar Starter Package from Best Choice Products. It’s a cool looking sleek black guitar that looks like something Phil would probably play. It is small, only 38″ which is less than 4 feet, so you can carry it around with you. It also comes with a great set of accessories, including a Pitch Pipe which is a thing you blow on to find the notes you supposed to tune to. It’s much easier and more convenient than a digital tuner and doesn’t require batteries or power. For less than $40 you can sound alot like Phil Manzanera.


Rock guitarists need amps to make the loud rock sounds and amplify the guitar signal to make it loud and fill the stadium with their noise. Everyone from Phil to Steve Vai and Eddie Van Halen has used amps to amplify the guitar sound they made.

Why not go for the classic, the Marshall JCM800

It’s the classic “Phil” sound in a box, and at under $3000 that’s a price that cannot be beat. This is the amp, but you will also need to get a cab for this too. But once you get it you will sound very, very loud and fill out all the rooms with the Roxy Music songs you are playing.

Cleanliness is next to Godliness

Phil’s guitars are always nice and shiny so you’ll want yours to be that way too.

Get the Ernie Ball guitar polish to make your new Best Choice Products acoustic shiny all year round. Don’t embarass yourself with a dusty guitar facade. This is a big no-no among people in the music industry.


You Are What You Eat

If you want to be like Phil, part of that will involve eating foods similar to what he would eat. Since he’s an Englishman from London, why don’t you get your hands on some Baked Beans, Hot Dogs, Tomatoes and Eggs (and that’s for breakfast).

For dinner, you should have either Fish and Chips or a Yorkshire pudding

All of this and more can be found in the recipe books on British cooking.

In Conclusion

Following these steps and picking up this gear will help you to be more like Phil and sound like a Roxy Music type of sound.

How to Sound Like KYUSS on guitar (on a budget)

Can’t Find My KYUSS!

Just about everyone who has ever listened to KYUSS immediately wanted to sound like them. The music they make is very good and has a good sound to it. They made and album called Wretch, along with many other one. Then later they broke up. It seems like to achieve the Josh Homme type of sound it would be a difficult task, but actually it’s a quite easy one with the right tools to sound just like him! Read the article to find out how you can do that.


Get the Guitar

Image result for josh homme guitar

Josh Homme uses a plethora of guitars from Danelectro, Gibson, B.C. Rich and other very cool guitar companies. The only problem is that these guitars are very expensive and cost way too much to be affordable for the aspiring guitarist on a budget.

Luckily, all guitars sound the same so why not try the Davison Black Guitar. It’s a cool looking electric guitar that looks like something Josh might use. Pick up this bad boy, and immediately KYUSS and QOTSA style sounds will spurt forth from your amp. Also it comes with everything you need. An little mini amp (which is good because then you can’t get very loud, which could disturb others), a case and straps and other stuff. It also is sold for a very cheap, low price.


Effects, Effects, Effects

Josh use many effect on his pedalboard, such as MicroPog from Electro-Harmonix, Digitech Whammy, M0ogerfooger Analog Delay, Roland Space Echo and a Fuzzrocious Demon among many other cool ones. If you were to buy all these pedals it could cost you over $300, which is way too much for the guitarist on a budget.


A good alternative is to get the Donner Guitar Modulation Effect Pedal Digital Mod Square 7 Mode pedal. It is sold for a very cheap price and has 7 effects in the box, so you can just use the ones in there to get the KYUSS sound. Including phaser, flanger and others

Essential Extras

One overlooked aspect of any guitar rig is the extras that people just don’t think about. If you ever need to do maintenance on your guitar, like changing a pickup or giving it a basic setup, you’ll need a towel to lay the guitar on so the back of it won’t get messed up. So make sure you have a towel.


Look the Part

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KYUSS were around in the 90s when people looked like Grunge rock. So make sure you try to look like them. Many had long hair so you can get a wig if you don’t want to grow it out. IN the pic pictured above thay are wearing boring t-shirts and crappy jeans, which can also do:


Some Levi 511s


A nice Slayer t shirt.

In Conclusion

Following these guidelines will help you to achieve a KYUSS-like tone on guitar in no time. It’s not easy to sound like KYUSS, but with this guide it just got a whole lot easier.

How to Sound Like Sufjan Stevens (on a Budget)

King of Folk-Rock

When Sufjan Stevens hit the scene with his sick debut album A Sun Came in 2000, people knew that he was a great and very cool artist. People immediately wanted to sound like him, but achieving that was not so easy to do. How can one sound like Sufjan Stevens? From back in early 2000s to now, with his brand new 2017 song song “Tonya Harding” Sufjan Stevens has been a great player in the world of music and played many different types of sounds on his songs and albums. But how can you sound like him? It’s not easy to do so, but following this guide will show you how to do it.


Sufjan plays everything from lo-fi rock to folk to electronica so a versatile guitar is extremely important in achieving his signature tone. He uses many different very cool guitars to achieve the sound that he plays including a Harmony Bobkat electric guitar, a Fender Stratocaster and a Martin D-28. He use both acoustic and electric. However these guitars are far too costly to use and buy so it’s much better not to do so.  The Martin guitar costs almost $3000! The good thing is that all guitars do sound the same. The only difference is cosmetic looks. SO better to go for a more affordable option.

Why not use this Davison Black Guitar? At a very cheap and low low price it is a perfect Sufjan Stevens tool to sound like him and make and produce good music. It also include a amp in the box so you can amplify the guitar sound more than its normal volume.



Sufjan Stevens uses many pedals in his arsenal such as an Electro Harmonix Cathedral, a Digitech Whammy and a ZVEX Fuzz Factory. These are all very cool pedals, but their price is very high and it will cost too much to acquire these pedals, even though they are pretty cool. Not to mention if you buy all of them and create a pedalboard it will be very heavy and cumbersome to carry that around everywhere.

A better option is, why don’t you buy this Zoom G1xon pedal which has all those sounds in the box there. At a very low affordable price, it’s a perfect pedal to start sounding like Sufjan Stevens.



In order to sound like Sufjan Stevens you will need a mic to sound like him. Why not try this classic mic, the Shure SM57 which is a mic that will make you sound a lot like Sufjan, because he used one before.


In Conclusion

Sounding like Sufjan is not an easy task to accomplish. However with this guide it just got a whole lot easier to sound like him easily and well.




7 CPAP Machine Life Hacks to Help You Sleep Better with Sleep Apnea

Vicious Cycles are Hard to Break

Are you trapped in the vicious cycle of Sleep Apnea? You can’t sleep well without your CPAP machine, but you can’t sleep with your uncomfortable, loud and cumbersome CPAP. Well turn that Sleep Apnea Frown Upside Down because these Life Hacks will turn your CPAP machine from a nuisance to a new sense…. of comfort, stability and restful sleep.

1. CPAP Machine is Too Loud

Recent studies show that 99% of Americans don’t get enough sleep. One of the common culprits is a pesky critter of a condition, known as Sleep Apnea. The most effective treatment is a CPAP Machine. But they come with a host of problems. One of the most common problems people have with CPAP Machines is that they’re far too loud and liable to keep you awake. One simple hack is to solve this problem just involves placement of the machine. Most people keep it next to their bed. If you put it under the covers with you, your blanket will dull the harsh noise, allowing you to sleep better.


2. Messy Messy

The Mask for a CPAP Machine is covered in filthy germs when you leave it resting on the floor, or even your night stand. It’s a magnet for grotesque and unseemly bacteria. When you place the mask on your face you are breathing in that harsh and dangerous bacteria that could give you diseases or bacterial infections. To prevent this, purchase a styrofoam head to place on your night stand. Rest your mask on the head when you’re not using it. It also makes an artful decorative sculpture that will impress visitors to your bedroom

3. Tangled Cords

Many people complain about the octopus-like tangle of cords that get you wrapped up like a kidnapping victim in an 80s film as you sleep. No one wants to experience that. It’s messy and feels restrictive.

Luckily you can purchase one of these stands which keeps your cord up and untangled. It’s called a Hose Buddy and yes, it’s a friendly device.

4. Whose is it?

Many couples suffer from Sleep Apnea together. This creates a host of problems. “Whose mask is whose? “”This is my cord!” “Where did you put my nasal pillow?”

These conflicts can create marital strife, which increases stress, further disrupting your sleep patterns. There’s nothing worse than getting in a non-physical altercation with your partner, only to have nightmares about it later that night. Why not avoid these problems by color coding your Sleep Apnea Gear.

A pink mask for the Mrs. will easily solve any of these sorts of conflicts. Blue for the boys is standard, but pick whatever color best represents you and your spouse. Be creative. SnuggleStrap has got your back.

5. Clean Up Clean Up Everybody Do their Share

There’s nothing worse than a filthy CPAP Mask or nasal Pillow. Get some CPAP mask wipes to rid the mask of germs and bacteria so you’re not breathing in the poison of disease during your sleep. This delicious Citrus Scented CPAP Mask Wipe comes in a bottle of 62. If you use 1 wipe per day that means you’d only need to buy 6 bottles per year!

6. Ditch the Bitch

Dogs are a CPAP machine’s greatest enemy. The hum of the machine makes the dog bark. when you’re not home, the dog is liable to knock over the machine and get distilled water all over the floor. Put your dog down, or donate it to an animal shelter to avoid these easily preventable problems.

7. Get your eating and smoking in early

If you’re like me and wake up every few hours to smoke a cigarette and grab a snack, you’ll find it difficult to set up and dismount your CPAP machine repeatedly each night. So you have two options. One is to smoke alot before bed to get your fix in. Another is to wear a Nicotine Patch during your sleep so you won’t need to get up and smoke. Once you wake up in the morning you can smoke again. For midnight snackers, I recommend eating a very heavy dinner every night, which will tire you and make you rest easier. If your tummy hurts a bit that’s good. It means you will be too full for a midnight snack.


Bang For Your Buck

These cheap and easy Hacks will make your sleep life a lot easier. Wearing a CPAP Mask has turned from a burden to a blessing. And that’s a good thing.


Guide to Sounding like Michael Franks with Music Gear

Smooth Operator

Michael Franks, affectionately known to his fans as SOJG (Some Old Jazz Guy…but more on that later) has made fans the world over with his buttery smooth vocal stylings and innuedo-laden jazz lyrics. He is widely regarded as a great singer and songwriter, whose extensive catalog includes the hit song ‘Popsicle Toes,’ famously covered by Diana Krall along with a host of other smooth and sensual hits up through his last album ‘Time Together,‘ which includes a great song called ‘Mice.’

But how can you sound like Michael? You may think it’s hard, but it’s easier than you think.


Jazz History

Before dipping into Michael Franks style songwriting, you’ll need to learn about Jazz and Jazz history and Jazz theory. So you need to watch this Ken Burns’ DVD series about Jazz. It is sold for a cheep price.

Here you will learn about Bird, Diz, Monk and the rest of the guys who invented the jazz sound that MIchael use to make his music. So get the DVDs and that’s a good place to start.


In order to song-write, you will need a music instrument such as a guitar, which MIchael use to write his songs. There’s no need to cut corners, go for a good one. This Martin guitar costs just under $4000 but is worth every penny.

Once you get this guitar you will start playing and sounding like Michael.



In order to sound like Michael, you will need to use a Mic like he  uses. Why not try this classic mic, the Shure SM-57, which Michael probably used at some point. Plug it in, play the guitar and your voice, and you are on the way to the Michael Franks’ type of sounds.

Under the Tahitian Moon

After you acquire the recommended gear, you’ll need experience to compose Michael Franks-esque lyrics. We recommend booking a trip to Tahiti so you can write a song similar to his Tahitian Moon song. And you can’t go on the trip without a travel book.

Lonely Planet’s Guide to Tahiti and French Polynesia is a great starting point. If you can’t afford a trip to Tahiti (it is quite pricey), why not pick up a bottle of Kelis Polynesian Sweet-n-Sour sauce. It’s the taste of Tahiti without the expensive travel tickets, and perfect inspiration for writing a Michael Franks style song.


You could also go for the much larger 72 0z bottle if you plan on making alot of food. It goes for a very reasonable price.


Along those same lines, you could try becoming a vegetarian and stop eating meat, because that’s what Michael does.

In Conclusion

Sounding like Michael Frannks is not easy, but with these tips it just got a whole lot easier to sound more like he sounds.

How to Sound like Ty Segall with guitars and pedals (on a budget)

Rock Man

Ty Segall’s psychedelic rock music took the world by storm when it came out. People heard the sweet rock sounds he was making and loved the songs he made. His unique guitar and rock tones are very interesting and great, but how can you achieve those tones? “It must cost alot of money to do so with all the guitars and pedals” is what you probably are thinking. The fact is, it doesn’t have to. This guide will show you how to get the Ty Segall sound on a budget.

Rock Guitars

Ty Segall plays heavy rock guitars and even sings about playing guitar on his 2017 album with the song “Break a Guitar.” But hopefully he’s not breaking any of his guitars that he owns, which are all quite expensive ones. He uses a Fender Telecaster, a Fender Jaguar, a Gibson Les Paul and a Hagstrom II among many others. THese are all very expensive and costly pieces of gear and probably costed more than $400 each, which is too much money for the aspiring guitarist on a budget. Fortunately you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for a Ty Segall style guitar.

The fact is that all guitars sound the same and the differences are just in branding and cosmetic looks. So why not try the Davison Sunburst guitar? It costs a very cheap low price online and will be a good option for sounding like Ty Segall and his band with the weird rock music.


Ty uses all kind of heavy, loud amps from Fender and Music Man but these amps are firstly, too heavy to carry anywhere. THey might sound very good and very cool because they are loud rock amps, but the reality is they are too expensive to buy when you are on a budget and too heavy to carry without also paying for an expensive gym membership to get strong enough to carry them.

Why not try something cheaper and smaller?

The Pyle Pro Home PCA 30-Watt Stereo Amplifier features a very good sound coming from the box. It’s a great little amp, and the very low price makes it an even better one. Just plug the guitar into there and hear the Ty Segall tones coming from out of the amp.

Pedals–Important for the Sound

One element that’s very important to the Ty Segall sound is the pedals he was using–which there were many of. To achieve the psychedelic rock sound he used Electro-Harmonix Big Muff fuzz pedals and Electro-Harmonix Small Stone Phase Shifters along with some very, very expensive Death by Audio pedals such as the Fuzz War and Octave Clang. These pedals might be very cool sounding (and looking) but for the guitarist on a budget these are not options.


The key to Ty Segall’s sound is the use of loudness and being loud rock music. SO the best option is to get a classic Ernie Ball Volume pedal. This pedal makes the guitar louder when its pressed all the way. So press it all the way, and hear as the guitar gets louder. And for the unbeatable price, how could you go for something else?


In COnonclsuion

Ty Segall’s music has a very good sound which is hard to achieve, but with these gear suggestions it’s much easier to sound like him.