Friday, June 21, 2013

acoustic setup complete

quite some time back
I named this thing
long division
(wreckers will get it)

because it was a royal pain in the ass
well, now it's done

Thursday, June 20, 2013


channeling srv...
big laugh follows

acoustic beautiful backside
ready to be strung up an fine tuned

Saturday, June 15, 2013


apparently I'm a fan of the tobacco burst
go figure

Friday, June 14, 2013

sattaday nite is made for fighting....

but it's fridey
fridey nites are made for wrockin'

Sunday, June 9, 2013

westone dimension IV

despite looking goofy to put it nicely
this is a whale of a guitar
available in '85 and '86
indicates that it is 28 years old
and in damn fine shape

when I got it it was covered in stickers 
which I removed
revealing the gaudy body decoration shown above
all original components
save the six screws I added to the tuners

two MMK45 humbuckers w/ single coil middle pickup
push/pull pots coil tap the neck p/u
activate the middle p/u 
phase switch the bridge p/u

I did a full fret job on it
i.e. removed and replaced the old frets
sanded the rosewood neck down to buttery smoothness
lemon oiled it and leveled crowned and polished the new frets
finally replaced the graphite nut w/ a bone one

this thing is a howling beast
one guy refered to it as
"one of the sweetest guitars ever"
and my brother said it was
"twice the guitar" of the strat pictured below

pretty high praise

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

snarly dawgs

they bark and bite
rio grande muy grande pickups
highly recommended

Saturday, June 1, 2013

really? REALLY?

oh I looked at my stats today
found out no one's reading
that sucks I guess 
though everything I say and do is all about me
and not about you

so it's time to 

I've been far too busy and spent to fuck w/ the intertubes
so I haven't
but guitars are kinda cool, aren't they?

someday once again I'll go fishing
and tie some flies
build a rod or two


wherein wishes are fulfilled or something like that

the other day in wrock school
a kid asked me
where's my arty picture you took of me
like the one you gave alex?

I answered that happens when it happens
and it hasn't happened for you
it's largely a matter of fate
karma serendipity luck

so yesterday I shot a few pics of him
one of which I liked
not arty but still kinda cool...

you tell me...

that's justin and his hagstrom