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Guitar and Bass Players: Recover Your Amp and Give it a True Custom Shop Feel

The vision for it came to me in my sleep.  You know how it is.  You have a problem you’ve been trying to solve, and the answer comes while you are lying in bed.  My problem was my little Laney LC15 15w tube amp.  I have been playing Laney tube amps exclusively for the past 10 years.  I LOVE them.  The LC15 was no exception.  I loved it’s tone, but the 10″ celestion speaker just didn’t do the amp justice.  I had been plugging it into my Bogner 12″ cube (which sounds like a 4×12) and the tone was awesome. Alas, it looked bad.  Any self-respecting guitarist knows we can’t have that.  “Just don’t use it live”,I told myself  The problem was that it was the perfect rig for wedding gigs where 15 watts of pure tube tone miked up and feeding the house PA was just what the doctor ordered.

Enter my vision:  Lose the speaker and make it a custom shop type head.  I woke up the next morning, Read the rest of this entry

The Most Rewarding Exercise / Training Program of 2011

A new year has arrived and it has brung with it the promise of improvement!   Of course, I am talking about the resolutions many of us make.   I like the idea of regularly reflecting on one’s course in life.  Where am I going? What am I doing?  What am I building my life upon?  Do I need to change course or am I on the right track?

The number one New Years resolution is all about getting in shape or losing weight.  If you made any resolutions, the odds are that you made one in this general area.   I don’t think this surprises anyone.  Our culture values, almost more than anything else, good-looking bodies.  January is the most crowded month at the gym.  EVERYONE comes in January because of the vows they made in December.  But come, mid-February, things are generally back to normal.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not dissing getting in shape….  Read the rest of this entry