Friday, December 9, 2011


Daphne blue Mark Hoppus signatue Fender precision bass, featuring the unique combination of the offset Jazz style body with the traditional P style split pick ups. Note the single Volume knob (no tone control). This bass owned by the incomparable Danny Grossnickle, caught playing the low tones for the long time local entertainers, Monarch Band while doing a outdoor gig at St Tim's Summerfest in September. You can catch the next Monarch show on December 30&31 at the Champlin Legion, 8:30-12:30 pm. You may have seen Danny perform with other cool shows around town like the Rhythm Kings, Shaw-Allen-Shaw, or Beautiful Noise.

Rock with me this Saturday Dec 10th at the Main Street bar in Hopkins.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Smokin' Hot Guitar

Carl Bailey lost his two tone 80's Charvel this past weekend during a break in at his home while he was away at a gig. It's has a unique burgundy & blueburst finish, with a bound neck, shark tooth inlay, & Floyd Rose tremolo, as pictured. In the mean time you can probably catch him playing his Flying V, as seen in this video on YouTube with his band Lady Luck. Spread the word about this stolen guitar & give a shout back if you have any info that will assist in the recovery.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Horse Feathers

Here's a shot taken last Friday on the new stage at Povlitzki's in Spring Lake Park. Darren Hensel from the reincarnated Iron Horse is showing off his two color sunburst Fender Stratocaster, a nice vintage reissue with pearloid pickguard. Check the Iron Horse band schedule to find where you can hear Darren jam & ask him about his stage axes.