This week I field questions about my guitars, the ones I’m taking to the Indiana Guitar Show as well as the amps and pedals I’m taking to sell. Email feedback shows we have at least one listener in Finland! On the topic of “keeping it in the family” there are changes coming to the amp I found in my father-in-law’s barn; the Getchell Chicago Deluxe, a bit of background on my family’s musical roots & a Washburn Les Paul…
RIP Chuck Berry
I can’t let this episode pass without addressing the significant loss to the guitar world with the passing of the legendary guitarist who defined rock guitar: Chuck Berry.
Episode 148 – Mo Gear or Mo Lessons? Something to ponder the next time you’re dreaming about new gear; more gear to feed the g.a.s or invest in your skills? I talk a little about a Toadworks pedal and the upcoming Indiana Guitar Show!
I just created two videos illustrating the depth of despair the amp was in and the effort required to bring it back to life and keep it’s mojo. Big thanks to Bobby Getchel at Getchel Amplification who recapped and wired the amp. It also needed a new output transformer. Check out the videos below and see how this 1951 Gibson GA-20 Rehabilitation came back to life!
Once again we have another listener feedback show! We get some follow-up from Travis who shares a photo of his G&L Skyhawk (which is in much better shape than mine I might add! I got some negative feedback on iTunes I’d like to share.
Daniel writes in asking about the different models of Les Pauls. I am more than happy to talk about the different models (basics from the 50’s on, not the whacky stuff going on now) and differences in the 70’s Gibsons (Norlin Years) as opposed to other eras.
I also answer a question about using an attenuator.
Big news is the Indiana Guitar Show is back and I went and had a great time!