My ’62 Strat – Not Fade Away…!

Teaj's '62 Strat, cartooned

It shouldn’t have happened. It should never happen. But it does. Tho’ it’s not a pleasant topic to discuss for those of us that appreciate, respect and take great care of our music gear, occasionally the unthinkable happens and we are parted from our dear investments. For me, such a separation occurred in my early …

The Jay Turser Serpent Guitar – FEEL the Flames!

Noela Evans wrote: “Challenge is a dragon, with a gift in its mouth – tame the dragon and the gift is yours!” Since 2012, I’ve made a musician’s addendum to that: Tame a dragon and your MUSIC WILL SOAR! That’s because I am the glad owner of a Jay Turser Serpent Electric Guitar, model JT-200! I call …

EVH Guitars – For Clean or Mean Streets, They’ll Drive You Wild!

The shot heard ’round the world.   That’s what some have called the guitar solo that Eddie Van Halen performed in Sunset Studio 1 in Los Angeles on September 8th, 1977. Forty years ago last month. It’s called “Eruption”.   If you’ve never heard this piece, go look it up now, and really give it …

Guitar Strings – The Changing of the Colorless Guard!

We’ve all heard it: a famous musician from the classic rock era comes to town for a concert, sells out the arena, and puts on a great show. We either hear them at the show or on some new live recording shooting up the YouTube charts. But… that voice. That’s not the voice you remember …

Bass Mods Bass Review – It’s Pointy! It’s Moldy! It’s Got Alien Grooves!

In 2007, I was in need of another bass. Yes, G.A.S. had struck again, but this time I really did need ‘the right tool for the job’. My only bass at that time was my Steinberger clone which I talk about in THIS ARTICLE. Though I still use it and find it really applicable for certain …

Handmade Acoustic Guitar Makers – Gods Come to Earth?!

“And it came to pass that the Earth was devoid of inspiration and pleasure, and all was grey and silent drudgery beneath the sun. So did the gods decide, ‘Let us descend to Earth, and take upon ourselves the mantle of handmade acoustic guitar makers, that we may lighten man’s load, and bid them make …

PRS Guitars Rock! The Story of my Favorite Axe

For those of you who are not familiar with the now 32-year-young Paul Reed Smith guitar company, hang on to your whammy bars…it’s about to get wild in here! Right outta the gate, let me say that I am not dabbling in hyperbole when I say that this is my favorite guitar that I own. …