Month: May 2018

The Fallacy Of “Strong” People

Friday night, during the recent storms, there was a car accident on Courthouse Road. A car got T boned. The car struck; that guy was very lucky to be alive and walk away. The girl in the other car was sitting on the road when I arrived, bleeding from her right leg. I’m no doctor, Read More …

Today’s Office…

I put my pedalboard and setup on Jenny Craig today because I am visiting some students at Thornburg Middle School and William Wassum’s class. To quote my friend Jared Lees; like most fad diets, this won’t last. Only the RC2, RC300, Vapor Trail, eBow, NSCR5M and the mighty Blue Spector Euro6LX in tow. Could be Read More …

DIY Jazz Bass in Platane

My DIY fretless is on walkabout making friends. The Flying V bass rebuild is in the home stretch. Wiring work on the Steampunk headless is underway. And THEN…one of my very, very talented bass students comes in with this badass DIY Jazz bass. Stats; Platane wood with a boiled linseed oil finish, Wilkinson jazz pups, Read More …

Lady Bass Gear Update

These are now getting packed up to go on walkabout with me. There’s a nicely diverse selection of materials involved in making this bunch; wood beads, stone beads, polymer clay, laser cut vinyl records (shaped into guitar picks), African trade beads, bone beads, wood burned pendants (courtesy of Greenwood Creations), leather, ebony guitar picks, zebra Read More …

D’Agastino Flying V Bass

We’re in the home stretch with the mods on this. When this bass came in, it had a cracked nut, a broken 3 way switch, a warped backplate, a missing knob, no shielding, some interior wiring done with twist nuts….(yikes)…you get the idea. Good intentions, poor execution. A previous owner pulled the original pups and Read More …

Creative Source

A parent came in yesterday; cool fellow. He’s been following my stories of DIY exploration on Facebook. He told me about a bit of drama that unfolded last weekend. On a major evening. PROM NIGHT. FOR HIS DAUGHTER. AND THE CAR BREAKS DOWN. This is BAD folks. He’s telling me the story of the ordeal…and Read More …