The Black Squier–Update

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

More pressing of words, less booking of faces. This is an update to an earlier post about my beloved E-series Squier Strat from 198something.  It might be of use to you if you are thinking of modding or rehabbing a Stratty guitar. Since that post, I’ve done the following: Started playing in a band called […]

Reverb replacement for the Fat Boy

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

A few months ago, I noticed that the Accutronics 1BB2A1B reverb on my mighty Carlsbro Fat Boy suddenly started to sound terrible.  I just replaced it yesterday. Yeah, you read that correctly.  I noticed this a few months ago, and only did something about it in the last 24 hours. If this gear belonged to […]

Guitar repair/mod – The Black Squier

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

My friend Richard has had a lot of music gear, and much of it has been pretty interesting. A lot of it has been so interesting that, when he’s decided to sell it, I’ve bought it. I played guitar in Richard’s band for a couple of years. After decades of playing bass, it was my […]

Guitar repair/mod – Festus the Mystery Guitar

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

One of my many annoying habits is sending emails to my musician friends about instruments I know they will: a) love and not be able to afford. b) completely hate. I sent a link to a Craigslist ad for a guitar to a bunch of my friends. The guitar in the ad had started life […]