Or a Jack of all Trades, or some kind of monster Jack hybrid: I guess I’m a major gearophile. Pretty much played the field, then tried to mash it all up into one thing. What are the ingredients? Well, a strat. The last one I had was this Clapton, that maple neck and carve were … More 2005 Fender Stratosonic – Many Links to the Past.
http://fenderguru.com/amps/pro-reverb/ So that’s a good page for some mods, some more invasive than others. Well, I’m not into amp invasion, so I tried two of the easiest reversible mods – Tube Swapping, and Normal Channel Reverb Control. Back in my audiophile days, we called it tube rolling. The first step is to know … More Gear How-To: Quick Reversible Mods to the Blackface Fender Pro Reverb.
Just looking at that title makes me tired, what a long name. But not as tired as my back after hauling it to the curb in Williamsburg, where Main Drag Music did right by me – in fact, they took better pictures than I ever could, so here they are: 4 of the original … More New Amp Day: 1977 Marshall 2104 JMP Master Volume Lead, 50W 2X12″ Combo in Fawn
Ok, for details about the 1981-1985 Gibson ES-335, this blog does it better than me: http://www.es-335.org/2010/05/17/by-popular-demand-the-81-85-es-335-dot-reissue/ 8.3 Pounds of Retro 80s Glory. The Ebony ones are a bit rarer, so I was very happy to bring this one back to the USA from its residence in Canada. The former owner must have been a heavy … More 1984 Gibson ES-335 Dot in Ebony
When Johnny Marr tweeted a pending limited edition color (black) for his Jaguar, I posted a little Pet Shop Boys inside joke from a song on Behaviour, an album Johnny played on: This is the Jag I’ve waited years to get. Now I’ve gotten it. Gearheads of the world, unite! http://shop.fender.com/en-US/electric-guitars/jaguar/johnny-marr-jaguar/product-0116400.html If you … More New Guitar Day: 2016 Fender Limited Edition Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar in Black
I noticed an odd thing today after getting my new guitar, the very futuristic Teuffel Tesla 6 Hardtail. Tell me if you see the trend. My Electric Guitars, from oldest to youngest: 1972/5 Gibson LP Custom ’54 RI 1979 Rickenbacker 360-12 Jetglo 2001 Gibson Pete Townshend Signature SG Special 2003 Matt Artinger Blondie Jr. 2005 … More Acoustic roots run deep, Electrics branch out sky high.
http://blog.martinguitar.com/blog/celebrating-the-100th-anniversary-of-the-martin-dreadnought So I swung by Matt Umanov’s today, and read the literature on this milestone. Looked it up and found the blurb above on Martin’s blogpost. Hey now. For such a momentous moment in gear history, I think we should celebrate it too! Here’s mine, a 1972 Martin D-28S. It’s my understanding that the current … More Happy 100th Anniversary, Martin Dreadnought!