Wednesday, August 28, 2013

more sketches

Music of the week: I listened to many concerts on the radio this week, there's a band that I knew already but that I would really like to see on stage, it's the Savages, a 'siouxsian' all-female quartet full of energy. I really need to see more noisy music on stage, since I'm in Vienna I only went to baroque music concerts...

Thursday, August 22, 2013

more sketches

Music of the week: I recently discovered French jazz saxophone player Guillaume Perret, a powerful and creative musician who's first album was released by Tzadik in 2012, for good reasons... my next CD.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

new pedal board and stuff

Having acquired some new pedals lately I have to rethink my pedal board - and eventually I have to double it - I need to put about 15 pedals on it and keep it transportable, I don't know yet how I will do that...

The Hardwire Supernatural and the Empress Tape Delay really changed my sound and the way I play, I relay now on the sole Inductor Guitars MP-1 for drive/fuzz, I start to use regularly the Montreal Assembly Wrong Side of Uranus bitcrusher though I still don't really understand how it works, and as you can see I failed to re-house my Dan'o Rocky Road faux-Leslie, and though it's uneasy to use I do like its sound a lot...

I also just bought a channel switcher that allows me to organize all that and clean my sound, and I'm waiting for a new repeat percussion (a kit, gotta heat my soldering iron)... I'm getting ready for my new music project about which I'm quite excited.

Something else, David from Michigan having noticed that I changed the pickguard of my Paul Westerberg signature First Act and looking for an original 'ugly plaid one' for his, asked for mine, and I sent it to him (I still have to etch the alu one I made).

I take the opportunity to suggest to you to have a look at and support former Replacements guitarist Slim  Dunlap, who suffered a stroke and lives in the glorious US of A, where real people cannot afford insurance.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

more sketches

Here are a few models I re-sketched for a guitar design competition - the winner will have the selected model built by Berlin-based luthier Leo Lospennato. Of course I'd love to see one of these existing for real, in wood and metal... 

Music of the week: in France there are many music festivals in summer, and a lot of them are jazz ones, and the French public radio plays a lot of exclusive high quality live music. I've listened amongst others to 2 concerts of Ahmad Jamal and I've been as usual delighted by his music...

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