Saturday, September 4, 2010

new pedal! (thanks Owen)

I just got a new, custom designed ring modulator from my good friend Owen Osborn at Critter and Guitari. Owen and I have been friends since we were five, which I think might officially classify him as my oldest friend. He builds all sorts of insane synthesizers, instruments and pedals which you can see here. I'm very excited because this is the first new effect pedal I've gotten in over ten years. I just tried attaching an mp3 of what this thing sounds like, but kept getting error messages so I gave up. Oh well...
I do plan on trying it out at Barbes this Tuesday and Wednesday.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

new guitar

I finally found the perfect travel guitar! It sounds great and fits nicely in most overhead bins. Just what I needed as the airline restrictions are getting worse and worse. It's an old United Code from 1958, with a Premier body and a Guild headstock. Thanks to my friend Robbie who found it for me and helped me immensely through the whole search process. And thanks to Elliott for all his help as well! I don't know much about gear, but I've learned quite a bit in the past few months.
The guitar is with me in Vancouver right now, and it's first two gigs were the Anthony Braxton 12+1 tet and Sonic Genome project. Both mind blowing experiences...
Left: mapping out "war" strategies during Sonic Genome. Mine was group 10...