1973 Black Fender Stratocaster; or How I Ended Up Making The Edge’s Guitar, Somehow

The last time I had a Strat that I really enjoyed for many years was a 90s Fender Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster, the one with the Lace Sensor pickups.  In fact I think one of the first blog posts I put up here was about that guitar.  The only tweak I did to it was … More 1973 Black Fender Stratocaster; or How I Ended Up Making The Edge’s Guitar, Somehow

Fender “Smith” Strat. Silvertone 1481 Amp. Yes.

Got two recent pieces of gear that have been through the wringer, but after a little TLC have really come back from the dead. Blog-worthy? Yep. The 1982 Fender Standard Stratocaster was quite a funky attempt at returning to form, resulting in a transition model affectionately known as the Dan Smith Strat. Here’s why, better … More Fender “Smith” Strat. Silvertone 1481 Amp. Yes.

How to Stop the Rattling Tuners of a Yamaha BB Series Bass Guitar

Quick intro on why I hunted this info down.  I love Peter Hook’s sound, and he loves Yamaha BB basses:     And this video shows a Yamaha BB1000S in action by Kerrry Hatch, which had the perfect specs for me – neck-through, passive electronics, both a P and J pickup with a P/J mixing … More How to Stop the Rattling Tuners of a Yamaha BB Series Bass Guitar

Play it Loud – the Guitar Exhibition at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art

https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2019/play-it-loud   A few blog posts back I shared pics of my tour through the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.  It’s time for another run at some amazing guitars in the same format, which is just the pics, sir.  So without further ado, here’s the spread.  

Happy Halloween!

Here’s the current rig, as of Halloween 2017: The Tim and Keeley Japanese Apartment effects loop switch box are both turned on their sides so I can quickly switch from using an effects loop configuration to a front loading configuration. If I want to use the Fryette Power Station 2 with the Marshall, I will … More Happy Halloween!