Saturday, July 23, 2011

Another From The Vault - "Paranoid"


Another excerpt (the video got cut off after the solo) from a Battle of the Bands from January of 1985.

I was 16 years old here playing an '83 Lotus Explorer through a 60 watt Crate amp.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I've Got Finished Wood!

And here it is:


1982 Ibanez SB-70


2 1/2 months later, here's the finished product. To review, here is what we started with:


It was sent to my buddy Heff down in Alabama for his custom treatment. My God, what is he doing to it?


Anything left?


WTF? That's not blue!


Ok, was that really necessary? Yeah, I probably don't mind that.

So there you have it. I ordered all new guts from Stew Mac a month or so ago and last Wednesday I brought it up to Jerry at Player's Guitars in Worth, Illinois to finish it and set it all up for me. I decided to leave the neck alone for now as I'm diggin' the character of it.  My nephew Jon was kind enough to pick it up for me yesterday afternoon as he was in the area and I just got it back to my Music Lab an hour or so ago to put it through it's paces. And yes, it plays as good as it looks. Total investment, approx. $375. Wil is pleased. Thanks again to Heff, Jerry and Jon for everything. Thanks also to Donna for rubbing herself all over it for mojo and from what I heard doing something with the neck that's probably illegal in most states.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Another Closet Classic - "I Won't Be There"


Here's another classic from January of 1985. The sound is absolutely horrible being recorded with a camera from 1985, LOL. That and the fact that we were probably really loud and if I recall the only things that were actually miced and going through the PA were the bass drum and the microphone. I tried to fix the sound a bit but ended up giving it a little too much bass. Oh well, you get the gist of it.

I was 16 years old here playing a stock '79 Monaco Yellow Fender Stratocaster through a 60 watt Crate amp.