BELOW: here is 'my little corner' shot from a little farther away
BELOW: here is a picture of my guitars. TOP ROW, left to right: Lotus electric w/ dual humbuckers switchable as single coil, Fender La Brea acoustic electric w/ cutaway, Stella Harmony acoustic. BOTTOM ROW, left to right, fake Alembic bass (Hernandez?), Unknown strat type body with 2 single coil pups and added bridge humbucker and left handed arbor neck strung right handed, Epiphone strat (red), Fender Squire Strat (dark blue)
BELOW: here is a picture of my patent pending pedalboard on a piece of "BIG ASS PLYWOOD", I kid I kid. On the top, left to right, vintage Big Muff, Ibanez Super Chorus. The large white box contains the circuitry for my homemade A/B switch. Bottom left is the ZOOM 2100 effects pedal used mainly for delay / reverb / flanging, but it's got a lot of other stuff in it too. To the far right is an old Maestro Fuzz-WAH-Phaser-distortion-volume pedal. The piece of channel steel has two foot switches, the big red one is wired to the Maestro pedal to kick in the distortion/high gain, the left switch controls my A/B circuit.
BELOW: I couldn't call it a jam room without a set of drums. These are on loan from a friend and don't look like much, but they get the job done. You can't see the cymbals up top, but they're there, and yes, the 'throne' is a couple of upside down 5 gallon paint buckets, hey, whatdya' want for nuddin'?
BELOW: Here is a Fender Blues Deluxe tweed amp (top) that belongs to a drummer friend of mine. It's there for visiting guitarists friends, but I play straight through it now and then usually with my 'arbor strat', with the neck pickup it delivers an awesome throaty sounding blues. Underneath it is a Yamaha B-100 bass combo amp pawn shop prize I bought a while back, it's very nice, although I haven't figured out what, if anything I'm supposed to do with the two parametric equalizers it has. Also pictured is a pawn shop prize Fender Jazz bass I spotted in another pawn shop, I don't know if it's the real deal or a MIM reissue, but a friend who wanted to learn bass grabbed it and it's been hanging around ever since.
BELOW: Here is a picture of the most obnoxious little guitar amp known to man, I kid you not!!! It's the pignose 30/60, made sometime in the early 70's I believe and fairly rare. This little bitch will even have the drummer screaming to turn it down and only a fool would sit directly in front of it, how pignose managed to put a tornado in a cabinet that's barely knee high I'll never know. It has only 2 modes, Off, and obnoxious. A wannabe metal heads dream come true I'm sure, but I hardly ever use it.
BELOW: Well, I figured as long as I was making this page I might as well take a picture of myself hamming it up.
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