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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ibanez SM9 on the buy buy

Okay, so yes, there is a crisis and credit crunch, thats the bad news.

The good news is that there are currently 3 Ibanez SM9 distortion pedals for sale on ebay at what I would say is a reasonable cost.

Amazing pedal, you will not be disappointed! Obviously at the extreme other end of the scale of a tubescreamer, but for a medal sound just can't be beat!

Here is a great website where all pedals are sourced and you get the chance to buy those elusive hard to gets...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

James Walsh finally on myspace/music

Jimmy was the owner of the fender telecaster which has become one of my favs.
He is an incredible guitar player and has finally managed to put some of his music to demo which you can find at the link above.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

P90 Gibson would be nice to find ....

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Gibson Pete Townshend Signature

Only built for 2 years, great build, awesome sound from the p90s.
If there was one thing that this guitar can be faulted for, its the fact that the neck tends to want to tip down due to the weight of the Grovers.
My 61 melody maker doesn't have the problem.

A legendary Goldtop.....

Neil Young, take a bow.
Reading an interview with the man, he said the most important thing about playing guitar is enjoying yourself and having the ability to jam and not simply focus on mastering technique.
Well, listen to him live and the man certainly knows how to jam, and use a whole ton of one of effects that really drive his sound. I was actually surprised at how much he relies on his equipment.
His most famous guitar started life as a Gibson Gold top which ended up with a black tarnish.
Then a bigsby was added as well as some metal parts including the pickguard which somehow seems to add up to the feedback monster and microphonic firebird pickup that stuck in the tail.
No idea what the plate in the back is for, probably stash and left behind from the early days...
Regardless, I think you'll agree, it looks the business..

..the '59 grover PAT PENDING USA's

Currently stringing up the Les Paul Custom

Monday, February 2, 2009

Wee, sleekit, cow`rin, tim`rous beastie.........

If you have been looking at some of the guitar pics that I've posted on the blog over the past year, you will have noticed a rather interesting telecaster usually hiding in the background of the pics.

I haven't ever reviewed this Telecaster as until now it hasn't actually been mine to review..until the offer came in from the owner today to purchase this guitar.

Shes an amazing guitar to play. What she is though is another matter.
A workhorse, thats a fact.I will post better pics asap.
Facts are facts though, this G has been modified as a player and to hoots with originality.
By all accounts the body is a 69 apparently, modified to take an extra pup in the middle position. The neck is a whole different story and amazing to play.
..true or false , but the story goes that the person who made this neck also makes the necks for Bruce Springsteens' telecasters. I have no idea, just to say its an amazing neck with jumbo frets by all accounts and no reg number.I haven't removed from body and probably wont either.
The pick ups have been chopped and changed, with a rio grande in the tail and no idea what the other two are.Just a great sound , very country. The body could have been refinished by all accounts.

But this telecaster is a player and has an interesting history. But more importantly the sound is frikken awesome and nothing will be changed or chopped.
By all accounts it could be an early japanese telecaster and I wouldn't care!