Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Bass Project

Unfortunately I didn't post pics of the build however I have them on facebook so I we will always be able to check back there :)

Anyway: last week I picked up a cool Squier P-bass which I'm in the process of refinishing. I decided to go with a newspaper collage type finish!
Just started grain-filling a couple of minutes ago!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Been a while since I have posted and I thought it was time, the build is going well and I have some pics.


Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Smoke On The Water Instrumental Jam

Ive finally finished editing the footage I of the recent gig so I thought I would put up one of the songs.
You can find the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u78Ac0HyzKk
Listen to those awesome sax riffs!
Hopefully I'll finish editing "Wonderful Tonight" soon so I can put it up on the YouTube channel as well.

Upcoming Build

Been a bit since I've posted and I've got an exciting new project coming up: a custom build! I finally scraped together enough cash to afford the parts for my next project guitar. Since its my first build from scratch so I thought I would keep it simple and stick to a fixed bridge, with a "Black-Tusq XL Nut". Ive decided not to go crazy with the electronics (smaller cavity=more resonance) so the layout will be 2 humbuckers, 1 volume, 1 tone and a 3-way switch. Humbuckers will probably be mounted direct to the body however I've ordered mounting rings just in case.
There will be plenty of pictures and hopefully video's to document every step of the project.
I have 6 months to complete the build so there is no rush and since I have ordered a neck from Stew-Mac I will have plenty of time to make changes or maybe even have a go at building a neck from scratch.

For now I'll have to wait around 3 weeks for my "Planet Waves Pedal Board Cable Kit" to arrive however the parts for the project should arrive in a couple of days (thanks to Stew-Mac's excellent service).

Saturday, 20 August 2011


Back to the blog,
The gig with "Second Coming" went great: I played lead for wonderful tonight and the audience seemed to like it so we broke out into a instrumental jam of "Smoke On The Water".
I didn't really get to check out the gear everyone was using but I was given the opportunity to play through a Vox ToneLab EX. This was my first experience with multi effects and I was pleasantly surprised: With barely any time to setup or tweak my sound I had 2 basic clean tones assigned to Foot-Switch 1 and 2 while foot-switch 3 gave me a nice thick "Marshally" tone.

Another great feature of the ToneLab is the fact that the expression pedal's default setting is a volume pedal meaning live tweaking is as simple as lifting your heel an inch or so! This came in handy when I needed a bit of a boost for a riff or maybe back off a bit so the Sax wasn't overpowered.

After playing through the ToneLab EX Im sure that at some point in my life ill probably pick it up as a back up to my pedal board or maybe I could use it for traveling since its literally plug and play (just don't plug into the wrong countries power because it will play with your ToneLab in a bad way).

Thats it for now but I hope I will be able to get an in-depth look at Vox's ToneLab series.
If you want check out the ToneLab EX or the smaller ST go to: http://www.voxamps.com/us/pedals/tonelabex/


Friday, 22 July 2011


This post will not be a something that occurs regularly since this will mainly be about gear and stuff. Regardless I thought it was something worth blogging about. Tomorrow my uncle's band was kind enough to let me sit in for a song at their gig. Im quiet nervous about the whole thing since I am in India and none of my gear is with me. At least I have Whiskers with me. Speaking of Whiskers he will be requiring a refret very soon since most of the frets above the 12th on the high E string seem to be choked when I bend the string. not only that but the 21st fret is choking all the string at that position. To make matters worse ive forgotten the chord progression to "Wonderful Tonight" which ive only practiced with the band 3 times so far.
I pray that things will go well since I dont want to screw up the show for everyone since we are playing to a paying audience.
Anyway worst case scenario is that I run backstage in tears wishing I had a teddy bear, hopefully I wont have to resort to that.


Wednesday, 6 July 2011

SKB Instrument Cases

Just wanted to give a quick shout-out to SKB since they have to be the best case manufacturer in the world. SKB are the best at what they do without a doubt.
Im not just saying that, all my electric guitars have SKB cases and they have been thrown around by airport baggage handlers who seem to be blind to the BRIGHT RED FRAGILE stickers that I plaster my cases with. Most of the guitars arrive at the destination in-tune.
Plus SKB's newer cases all come complete with TSA approved locked meaning you can keep thieves out but let Customs in (without drilling through the latch).
Not only do SKB build guitar cases, they also make military cases: if we are willing to put our axes into SKB cases the army can definitely rely on SKB for protection during transportation as well as in the field.
SKB also build pedal boards and sports cases.
Check Out SKB: "Here"

Whisker's new case: