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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

from the weekends open mic session....

Monday, November 16, 2009

Gilmour Strat in the mix...well #3 bolt

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Rickenbacker 360 - Peter Buck

If your like me and not a very accomplished guitarist (yet, remember its a 20 year project..)you'll be fortunate if, like me, you like punk music.Basically, and as Steve Jones proved with the Pistols, its not very difficult as long as you can shuffle up some good chords together.Just like Dylan said and did, you only need a handfull of chords and you can do a hell of a lot.Add distortion and voila, punk/rock.
So, here is one of my top ten favorite open chord masters, Pete Buck of REM.These guys can obviously write a tune, but whats most impressive is just how simple he strings the chords together.Obvioulsy easy is "easy"..I aint no Buck, but he has opened up a huge repetoire.
Then of course, his guitar which was gonna be a Gretsch but ended up a $175 rickenbacker 360 jetglo.And the rest is history.

And just as I was closing shop, I had this pick of anotehr great band and of course Hendrix, sporting a Rickenbacker..