Gear How-To: Quick Reversible Mods to the Blackface Fender Pro Reverb.

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.

New Amp Day: 1977 Marshall 2104 JMP Master Volume Lead, 50W 2X12″ Combo in Fawn

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

New Guitar Day: 2016 Fender Limited Edition Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar in Black

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

Acoustic roots run deep, Electrics branch out sky high.

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.

Happy 100th Anniversary, Martin Dreadnought!

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!