I LOVE this time of year! First of all, it’s close to my birthday (March 8th) and just starting to hint of spring, which means touring season is starting!
The first thing to do when this time comes is to make sure all the gear is up to touring condition. So as you notice in the photo above, I had to send one of my pedals out for repair. The pedal in question is an Electro Harmonix POG 2. I use it for the intro to “You Give Love A Bad Name” which calls for an octave above and below the played note. It unfortunately suffered a broken fader last year while on tour. The pedal still worked, but I started to not trust it as time went on.
I have also added a new Morley Bad Horsie 2 wah pedal to the party. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a working Wah pedal. My last Morley kinda folded due to some not-so-
strong metal fatigue. Luckily my pal Bill at Morley took care of me and I can see that this new one is WAY better and stronger built than the last one.
I have also added a little clean-boost pedal to help throw my solo channel over the edge. It’s an EP Clean Boost, my first clean boost!
My ’88 American Strat with a newer Tele neck.
Tradition MIM model
Next are the guitars. I took my two touring electrics down to Steve Finley at The Guitar Repair Centre for him to work his magic. I’m always shocked at how much wear & tear these things go through, and totally unnoticed, I might add. Apparently I was on the verge of having a complete instrument breakdown! Crisis averted!
I didn’t bring in the double neck as it was just set up before we brought it on the road and only used it for a few gigs before the end of the season. Also, it came out of it’s case IN TUNE still!! So I think that one’s a keeper.
Well that’s about it, if you have any questions about my set-up or want to see a video demo of any of my equipment, please let me know by posting a comment!
Well if you’re reading this; Congratulations! You survived the end of the world!
Nothing left to do now but celebrate the season and look forward to an awesome 2013!
I would also like to thank you for all your support over 2012 and to show my appreciation, I would like to give you a free song download, my version of the Christmas Classic “Joy To The World”! Just throw me your email address via the form on the right side of the page and I’ll send it right over!
Stay tuned in 2013, it’s going to be a great year! I’ll be releasing some more music and there will be some great videos coming your way too!
Hey everyone! I would like to announce new partnerships with InTune Guitar Picks and SIT Guitar Strings. We are so proud of our endorsement partnership with:
I want to thank Bert LeCato and everyone at In Tune Guitar Picks for making the ordering process so easy! Their quality, service and dependability blew me away. They have a killer selection and a wide variety of shapes, thicknesses, colours and materials to choose from. Their custom guitar picks are manufactured and printed in house to provide a high quality product with extremely detailed and durable printing.
I look forward to receiving my new orders from these companies and will have a full review of the gear once I have it in my hot little hands!
I want to thank ALL the crazy partiers who came out to our show at the New Cowichan Convention Centre in Duncan on Vancouver Island on July 31/2010!
We knew it was going to party hard when we arrived and there were three bars set up in this 1200 seater. No sooner did we notice the arrangements when Daniel Wesley came out and announced to his band that “The beer is on it’s way!” I like a musician after our own hearts!
This being the first event in the new establishment, it wasn’t without a few audio problems. While the 1000 plus audience managed to soak up some of the sonic thunder, our more than capable sound man was no match for the flat surfaces of new drywall.
All problems aside however, the event went off without a hitch. A great time was had by all and we can’t wait to get back to Duncan as soon as we can!
Here is our new video, shot at The Factory Studio which is at the site of the old Little Mountain Sound. This was a one day shoot with lots of hot models and a killer production team. Thank you to everyone involved!!!
HELLO!!! Welcome to my new web site. I hope that you will bookmark this page and come back again and again to see what’s going on in my world!
I will have all sorts of cool stuff here including free music downloads, video messages, downloadable video lessons, all sorts of cool resources and anything else I can think of to give away! Also, if there is anything you would like to see on here, please let me know and I will try my best to facilitate your request!
I am just in the process of getting a welcome video together so stay tuned for that. Take some time and sign up for my newsletter and I’ll reward you with a couple of free music downloads.
Thanks again for visiting and I will talk to you real soon!