About my name is james duke and this is where i write about my life. i am a husband, father, son and a brother. i am a musician. i am a quiet one. Share this:ShareTwitterFacebookRedditPinterestTumblrLike this:Like Loading... 29 comments February 28, 2009 - 2:30 pm Ben Hey dude, Can you tell me more about the divided by 13 joyride pedal? I am looking into getting one. I’ve tried so many overdrives and what not and was looking for that would sound full and round. Thx, Ben Reply March 23, 2011 - 6:15 am Phil Martin Hi – I have ur album, someone lent it to me and i want to buy it, but i live in england. can i buy mp3 direct from you? i don’t want to buy on itunes coz i know u’ll only get like $1 for it! thanks, love the tracks! x Reply March 24, 2011 - 8:17 am jamesduke you can purchase a hard copy off of our website if you want. but itunes is fine too. Reply March 23, 2011 - 2:03 pm Adrian Gamba Hi, James! I just bought (all the bright light) cd, and its really amazing and inspiring! I’m making a small personal project, is just a short film, I would love to use one of the songs on it. my email is: email@example.com Reply April 5, 2011 - 3:09 pm Tim Weaver Hey, James. I’m a big fan of seeing everything you’re doing on the blog and, a guitarist for some various people myself, I was wondering how you got into all this. I’ve seen you help out with Elevation Church and Jason Upton and it seems like you’re kinda everywhere. Any tips for a fellow guitarist who’s looking to do some work with artists? My email’s firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks! Tim Reply April 28, 2011 - 6:46 pm Brandon James, Huge fan of your music with All The Bright Lights! I love every track… they are super powerful! I am looking to use some of the tracks for some video work for a non-profit organization. I was wondering if you could e-mail me and we could talk a little more about it. My email: email@example.com Thanks, Brandon Eckhardt Reply May 6, 2011 - 8:02 pm Jack hey man, i have been playing around with slide here and there in my worship band at church. and i was just wondering how often you use alternate tunings or if you just play standard. Reply May 10, 2012 - 4:48 pm wumbologist He uses standard. Reply August 9, 2011 - 2:26 pm Megan McElveen hello(: I am a student at Elevation. I go to the Matthews Campus and I have been going to elevation for almost 4 years now. You are my favorite Elevation band member. I love your playing style! I take lessons from Lance Gatch for guitar and you are a huge inspiration for me. Reply August 12, 2011 - 9:53 pm ROD ESCOBAR Hey James I come here no to talk about pedal nor guitar crap, I just want to thank you for being so cool, your style is so gnarling that my vocal chords want a glass slide that could play them. Not only thank you but also thank God for your life man, you really inspire people with your kicks. Reply October 18, 2011 - 6:01 pm onevoiceinc Hey James, Performed with Dan “the cool pedal-building man” this weekend, and he was telling me about All The Bright Lights. I finally got to take a listen. I dig the tunes. Sweet ear candy. And I always love reading your thoughts. You are at least as much a minimalist as I am (ie. focus on using what you got rather than searching for what you’re not, as I would say). Very cool. Anyway, just wanted to give a shout out… and if you’ll excuse me, I’m going back to listen to your tunes. Keep on rocking, always! – Joe Reply November 14, 2011 - 2:21 pm Seth Richard Graham Hey man idk when or if you would reply to this but I have a quick question… I run a dd-20 and love it. How often are you using it on your songs with JM and or ATBL? and what are your go to settings for it? Reply November 18, 2011 - 10:25 am jamesduke i use it all the time on both. usually dotted 8th on the analog or tape settings. then i tweak them depending on the song. Reply March 2, 2012 - 1:50 pm matt purdy James, Just curious, how do you pull off all the parts live for your ATBL stuff? Do you use a looper, or are they triggered via computer, or something else magical? I really, really, am a fan of your style and humility. Keep it up. Matt Reply March 30, 2012 - 9:46 pm jamesduke hey matt. it’s not always easy. i do have some guitars in the tracks to make it bigger sounding. Reply March 28, 2012 - 1:43 pm Samuel Borgognoni James, Your sound blesses my heart! God bless you brother. Keep going for it! -Samuel Reply May 7, 2012 - 4:07 pm Ricardo Hey Duke! I’ve seen that you have used a couple of different compression pedals, like the walrus deep six and jhs mod dyna comp. I just wanted to know which one you would recommend. Reply June 20, 2012 - 11:05 pm jamesduke hi. it depends on what you are looking for. i’d say the walrus audio deep six is the more versatile compressor. Reply May 10, 2012 - 3:49 pm Ryer Flaker Hi James, if you had to choose between your morning glory or voyager which would it be. I’m trying to decide between the two and I really dig them both but unfortunately I can only afford one. Cheers Ryer Reply May 24, 2012 - 1:44 pm Trevor Hallam James, I absolutely love ATBL and JMM. Your work and your tone is awesome. Tell me, where can I find one of those Matchless amps? Price range? Reply August 17, 2012 - 12:41 am Rich So, When are you coming down to the Bad Cat Factory in Irvine, CA and check out some of the many great amps?? Reply September 12, 2012 - 5:12 pm Tom Seiple James, thanks for filling me in on your gear man, I’ve been building a sound and a guitar around that work you do with JMM, and I love all the attention to detail you give with your stuff. It’s great brother, keep playing and jamming for Christ. Reply October 7, 2012 - 5:05 pm Sebastian Obara Hi James. Yours music is awesome. I would like you to come to Poland with John. Talk with Him. : ) Ps. Who is your music influences ? : ) Reply January 10, 2013 - 11:04 am Robert Kortus Hey James. First just wanted to thank you for the great music that you’re putting out there. It’s a real inspiration for guitar players like myself. Second, I wanted to talk about gear! I saw somewhere on here a rundown of your pedalboard. I had a couple of question: 1) You said you run your Tubescreamer and Comp on all the time, why is that? Do you control your dirt with your volume knob? Is the comp before or after your dirt? 2) I notice you’ve used a few different volume pedals over the years. What’s your favorite and why? Reply January 10, 2013 - 9:20 pm jamesduke i control the dirt with the gain on the tubescreamer. i don’t know why i keep my comp on all the time. i just always have. no other reason really. Reply January 14, 2013 - 1:49 pm Paul Hey James, I’ve made some pedals I’d love for you to try out/critique. Shoot me a message if you’re interested & I’ll get them sent out. Reply February 26, 2013 - 11:48 pm Steven Michael Vega I’m looking forward to the new album James. Can’t wait to see you guys open for Coldplay..or explosions in the sky.. Reply March 1, 2013 - 1:41 pm Kyle Marks Hey James, I noticed on your pedalboard you have a few different overdrives (jhs morning glory, walrus voyager, and TS). Would you mind describing how you use each of these? Are any used just as a boost? Thanks from an aspiring guitar player! Reply April 15, 2013 - 2:06 am Braidan Springstun I second that. I’m very intrigued by both JHS Morning Glory that suggested to me by a good friend of mine, who is not only a incredible guitar player, but-in your terms-my guitar ‘consultant’. We’ve been working together now, and I’m chasing a tone that I’ve been slowly developing for a while, and I the love style you bring through your pedal work. Now, I’m choosing between either, the JHS Morning Glory, or the ‘Full-tone Full-drive’ pedal. The Full-tone gives a nice strong, and punchy sound that I really like, but I would like to know how it has helped you! Thanks! -Braidan Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of follow-up comments via email.