Aug 19th 09
So, as requested in another post’s comment section, here are some more pics of my 2009 Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Korina 1957 Reissue. I decided to take it to my studio since I thought it would look good against the aged hardwood floors.
Aug 17th 09
I think I’m going to start a new feature here where Monday’s will be the day I post video of songs I’m learning. Twitter has Music Mondays so why shouldn’t I. I’m not sure I can commit to EVERY Monday, but I’ll try to at least make it every other Monday.
I’ve had a bit of a Black Keys obsession since I first heard them about a year ago. The moment I heard the opening to Thickfreakness I knew this was going to be a band I liked. Well, since then I’d say The Black Keys have accounted for about 80% of my music rotation. One of my favorite songs by them is I’ll Be Your Man off of The Big Come Up… and it just so happens it’s pretty easy to play. When I say it’s easy to play, I mean I can play it for the most part (my apologies in advance to The Black Keys).
Aug 13th 09
Well, I doubt I need to mention it, but today is a sad day due to the passing of Les Paul. I recently watched the Les Paul documentary Les Paul: Chasing Sound and I was absolutely amazed by what he had accomplished musically and technologically. I remember when I was a kid I use to think “why is there a guitar named after Les Paul… who the hell is he?” Of course at the time Def Leppard’s Phil Collen was my idol and if you didn’t have big hair you didn’t exist. But take one look at this documentary and you’ll see why not only was a guitar named after him, the greatest guitar ever made was named after him (there’s a reason I chose a Les Paul for my logo at the top of the page).
Aug 13th 09
I’ve always wondered if I could really tell the difference in sound between two sets of strings of the same gauge on the same guitar. So when I took my new Gibson Les Paul Goltop over to San Francisco Guitarworks to get a proper setup I also had them put on a new set of strings (I could have done it myself, but I was feeling lazy and they were working on my guitar anyway).
But, before taking the Les Paul into the shop I did a quick recording on the current strings so I could compare them to the new strings once I got my guitar back.
Aug 5th 09
After Effects Bay’s post yesterday I wrote about being inspired to check out the EHX Big Muff Pie fuzz box. Well, today I went down to Haight Ashbury Music Center to give it a try along with an Analogman Sun Face NKT 275. I did some research last night on various fuzz effects and after hours of watching YouTube videos, I narrowed my selection down to the EHX Big Muff Pie w/ Wicker switch, the Analogman Sun Face NKT 275, and the Keeley Fuzz Head. The only one I couldn’t test today was the Keeley Fuzz Head as they were out of stock.