Friday, October 14, 2011

Hydra Power

On the left: Tom Schulz collection, Minneapolis MN. This BC Rich is a USA model. 22fret, Ibanez Gotoh Floyd bridge, Grover Tuners, Dimarzio pickup. You probably won't ever see another like it, but one never knows. On the right: EVH collection, Pasadena CA. The original early Charvel Hydra.

Tom & I rocked the twin cities stages together in the nineties, & he's a world class talent. Known for his work in the Blondes, Maniac, Tony Kamona, Raven Wolfe, & the Mixx, Tom is a very sought after performer. As for Eddie, well, Michael Anthony got the gig in instead of me back in 73, cuz his mom knew Eddie's mom; but you've all heard that story before... }:-D-

Monday, October 10, 2011

Dynamic Duo

These early Charvel Hydra guitars are just about as cool as the guys that played them. Enter Johnnie Donaldson & Dugan McNeil from famed midwestern regional act Chameleon. The first time that I got my hands on these axes was back in '83 at the old Palms Ballroom in Renville with my band WYZDOM while sharing the stage with this legendary act. So many pick ups & knobs on these rock machines; it looked like you were flying the star ship Enterprise. The six string non-reverse had been repainted black as it's shown in the picture. The reverse 4 string is a little harder to come by, as I believe it to be a custom from the Knut. If you know where either of these two axes may have ended up drop me a line.