Sunday, October 28, 2007

Guitar websites

Here are a couple of sites that I have stumbled on over the last little while.

Blues you can use is a site by the author of the books of the same name. There are about a dozen on-line lessons with more to come. I've only had a chance to gloss through them but they are pretty informative.

Vanderbilly is a great site I found through a mention on Guitars Canada. Really well done videos that, to my eye and ear, are pretty bang on. Vanderbilly himself does a great job on copping the tone and feel of the songs he demonstrates. It's more songs lessons than theory lessons but an excellent site nevertheless, especially for Zeppelin fans.

Monday, October 22, 2007

A little history

is sometimes a good thing. I finished a book on the history of pickups that I found very informative. A good look into the major players in the 40's and 50's. There was also some information on technical considerations when designing and winding a pickup. It made me re-think my approach to magnet and winding combinations. Went into some detail about magnetic field shape and it's effect on tone. I felt it was an excellent book that can only have a positive impact on my pickups.

I have also started the auctions again now that I am caught up with some orders that I have had since August.

It's not on my site but I have started making 7-string pickups. I've made 3 or 4 sets so far with great results.

Fleetwood Mac - Homework (live in France, 1968)

I love finding these old clips. Peter Green is in fine form. This is from before the drugs and psychological problems started to take their toll. Danny Kirwan looks like he is on another plane of existance. Everybody looks pretty into it and happy to be there.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Trews - Poor Ol' Broken Hearted Me

I really like this tune. This is the first relatively new band in a while that has caught my ear.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Head and cabinet

Here are the photos I received from Steve at Trinity:

It looks really sweet. I'm glad I opted for the red instead of the purple. I'll have them by the weekend so I'll have this puppy ready to go.