Thursday, April 5, 2012

Father of Loud

R.I.P. Jim Marshall.
So sad to post that today marks the passing of high power audio amplifier innovator Jim Marshall. ...always a gentleman.
You truly have gone to eleven now.
Washington Post

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Straight from the 1983 Sears wishbook catalog, here's their top of the line P.O.S. ; the Kay Effector. My semi-authetic looking Les Paul copy, complete with ultra cheesy on-board effects. Enjoy a step back through time with this link to the original catalog page. These crazy instruments received awful reviews, but collectors seem to love 'em. Check out what they're bringing on ebay these days. I'll take the first $200 cash someone hands me. While campy & cool, the questionable electronics on these rare guitars keep them from ever being reliable stage axes. Still fun to show off cuz they're so weird with all the knobs & switches for Fuzz, Wah, Trem, & Echo.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Patriot

You'd have to be some kind of communist if you couldn't appreciate this fine highly recognizable WK sig Flag strat. These Wayne Kramer models are ultra light weight with super smooth frets. Cuffy Parks of Saint Paul shared this pic, & it's surely one fine axe that everyone would be proud to own. Seymour Duncan® ’59 humbucking middle pickup and a commemorative neck plate engraved with “This Tool Kills Hate" are both unique hallmarks of this guitar. Alder body, lacquer finish, maple C neck with large ’70s-style headstock, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard vintage-style frets, along with hard-tail string-through-body bridge, Fender/Schaller® vintage-style “F” tuners and chrome hardware make it an honorable edition to the collection. Heck, I'd buy it just for the Red white & blue paint job.