Thursday, February 16, 2012


Steve Pritchard of Maple Grove has a massive troop of Ibanez guitars to recruit from when it comes time to select an axe for a bombastic battle of guitar mayhem. This one is a RG570 custom, & the JAWS shark fin inlays pop right out at you. I've got one of these RG570's, & the necks are ultra slim for fast playing. The pick-ups have tone & sustain like the JEM. Everything gets locked down on these before battle, so you're assured great pitch when returning from a deadly dive bomb mission with your squadron. Don't be deceived by the title of this post. This guitar is definately a overachiever. Check out Steve's cool band: The Underachievers on Facebook, or find him through the website.

Rock with me & the Rockittes Friday February 17th at G B Leighton's Pickle Park in Fridley.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


This guitar is a Yamaha Attitude Billy Sheehan signature series, in sea foam green. It has a Hipshot range extender key, & custom gauge Rogue strings. Brett Ahlgren, bassist with metal giants Eternal Voyager plays this through a Hartke HA 3000,the Hartke 410 transporter series cab with aluminum cone speakers. Nady 1001 MK2 wireless system allows the necessary freedom of movement to rock. Boss HM-3 Hyper Metal distortion, Boss CH-1 Super Chorus, & Dunlop Crybaby Wah for the studio, & Morley Maverick wah for stage provide all the variants to keep him happy while laying it down. Check out their cool live videos on YouTube.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Vee is for:

Freak of the Week
Gibson Reverse Flying Vee. For as cool as these are, you'd expect to frequently see a local player rocking one of these classic axes around town. But alas, they're priced out of the practical range by Gibson, making them somewhat of a spectacle for a sideshow attraction. Unfortunate, considering their beauty... These really should be shown off.