Sunday, September 27, 2009

Esquired 2

I while back I wrote about converting one of my handmade Fretshop Phil Telecasters to a single pickup Esquire style
guitar here in a post titled Esquired.
I did get the guitar done and it looked cool as hell. Sounded pretty damn good too.

I was really excited about the custom Callaham control plate with no switch. Bottle Rockets main man Brian Henneman, who had just gotten his long lost Esquire back, reminded me that I might
be missing one of the coolest Esquire settings. Not the muffly, bassy filter thing but the "Tone Control Bypassed" setting.

It didn't take me long to wrap myself around his way of thinking. I took the guitar up to former Sodowsky ace Norio Imai to
have him instal a pull pot on the tone control. Knob up...... Tone in


Knob down.....straight to the volume

Esquire straight to the volume

At the recent Yayhoos gigs Dan Baird beta tested the guitar which also received a Norio setup which made it feel happy like it had been to the chiropractor. As you can see from the show of teeth below Dan liked it.

Thanks to everybody who singed up as 'followers' here on Blogger/Knucklehead.
Having a little difficulty with the widget blocking the right side of the photos so I bailed
on the 'follower' widget. You can still click 'follow' up at the top.

Have a good Sunday whether you are watching Sports or not!

iPhone Yankee Stadium Pano pic I took.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Thanks to Yayhoos fans, Bloodshot, Robbie Fulks, Bottle Rockets and more

Took me a while to recover from the short Yayhoos weekend over Sept 5-6.
Our gig at the Mercury and the Bloodshot one in Philly required a crazy amount
of pre planning but ended up going exceptionally smooth.

Thanks so much to the folks that came out to the shows. Really impressive
collection of Yayhoo minded Yayhoo fans at the Mercury on a holiday weekend
late at night. Very impressive. We gave 'em the personality show including
a couple songs we bailed on. To explain the no encore thing... I'm the youngest
Yayhoo and we were all just plain finished, not mad:)

On Sunday the 6th we went down to Philly for the Bloodshot party/mini fest and Google
Maps sent us through Staten Island so Dan could see the Sopranos Bridge. We got to
Philly about an hour early.

We had fun watching the bands. Terry saved the ass of the Deadstring Brothers who's drummer
had quit the day before. We had a great time watching the Bottle Rockets kick it out on their new songs
(read a UK interview with Brian Here)
and then we got to do "50 Minutes".
I'll tell you what, the Yayhoos can do "50 Minutes"
On the way down I told the guys that I had drafted the Robbie Fulks to join us for our last song "Signed, Sealed,
Delivered" dedicated to you know who. Robbie was great. He had the happy feat and it was
a blast to let him "drive the car" for a tune.

If any of you bootleg types find a recording of us w Robbie let me know. I'd love to have a copy

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

You know I like to see some band play Brown Sugar