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hakkolu asked: Hi Mark, what is your principle regarding trade or sale? I am interested in your J100. I have a few high end acoustics myself.

Hi Hakkolu and sorry the delay in responding. Between Facebook tumblr and gmail I’m terrible at keeping track. I am always interested in trades and sales depending on price etc. the J100 is the only acoustic I have left these days. All my others are electrics or arch top electrics. Where you looking to trade? If so let me know what you have in mind. Thanks and all the best! Mark

Blissful love triangle…..

Blissful love triangle…..

Jet Weston and his Atomic Ranch Hands are heading to Arizona for some official Gretsch business! Two fun gigs in one weekend. Uh oh!……Tempe Guitar show?…….better make some room in the overhead for the trip home.

mmguitarbar:

A big thanks to that lovely family that dropped off our first-ever Fender Mustang piñata! Matt takes it for a spin… #guitar #fender #mustang #piñata  (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

Southpaw piñata! Nice.

mmguitarbar:

A big thanks to that lovely family that dropped off our first-ever Fender Mustang piñata! Matt takes it for a spin… #guitar #fender #mustang #piñata (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

Southpaw piñata! Nice.

"One of these things is not like the others, one of these does not belo….." scratch that. 15 watts of British sounding fun….this thing belongs just fine!

"One of these things is not like the others, one of these does not belo….." scratch that. 15 watts of British sounding fun….this thing belongs just fine!

Tonight’s gear of choice. It’s gonna be a Mersey night in Jersey!

Tonight’s gear of choice. It’s gonna be a Mersey night in Jersey!

Gretsch Twang-O-Rama - August 17, 2013. Cream City Music

Jet Weston and his Atomic Ranch Hands had the pleasure of playing at the Gretsch Twang-O-Rama. We opened for Mike Eldred and head liner Paul Pigat. It was a fun filled day in ole Wisconsin! Great music, great people, great guitars oh and great BBQ! Cream City Music is a stellar guitar shop btw.

Dipinto Mach IV with cool mod

Decided to redo my customized Dipinto wiring. I was determined to get the most out of the two single coil bridge pickups. I figured out a cool wiring scheme using two push/pull pots that provides a “humbucker” in series or parallel using the two bridge pickups, Plus either bridge single coil separately. This together with the neck pickup gives 9 total combinations!  You know you need them all! I have provided my wiring diagram. Enjoy!

A pair of Rickenbacker guitars….left handed of course.

A pair of Rickenbacker guitars….left handed of course.

My new Gretsch 6121 Chet Atkins ‘55 reissue looks just swell hanging with the rest of the gang. Plays like a dream….. a twangin’ dream.

A trio of Gibsons
Left to right: 1968 Gibson Byrdland, 1968 Gibson ES-330 and a 2005 Gibson Custom shop ES-135. Hanging together on the Gibson wall.

A trio of Gibsons

Left to right: 1968 Gibson Byrdland, 1968 Gibson ES-330 and a 2005 Gibson Custom shop ES-135. Hanging together on the Gibson wall.

Not sure what is cooler, Roy Clark’s Gibson Byrdland or his chartreuse leisure suit and cowboy boots on the cover of this 1971 LP “The incredible Roy Clark”. I saw this record and had to buy it to hang next to my left handed 1968 Gibson Byrdland.

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deebeeus asked: Hey Mark, thanks for your reply! The last bit got cut off though. You said "if they are as deep then try a..." and that's where it got cut off! Don't leave me hanging Mark! ;)

Sorry about that. I’m way too wordy ;-)  try scrapping a bar of soap (or a candle) on the pot shaft. Not too much, just enough to help the pot slide on all the way. BTW, Your photography is STELLAR! Keep up the superb work!

It occurred to me that hanging the 1964 Jaguar next to the 1969 Mustang is better Fend shui. Despite being 5 years apart in age, they share cool 60’s styling, a 24” scale and now flank the limited Edition LP released by CBS in association with Fender guitar and amplification equipment manufacturers. Titled “It’s Happenin’ Here! At Fender!” This unopened record is from 1965.

It occurred to me that hanging the 1964 Jaguar next to the 1969 Mustang is better Fend shui. Despite being 5 years apart in age, they share cool 60’s styling, a 24” scale and now flank the limited Edition LP released by CBS in association with Fender guitar and amplification equipment manufacturers. Titled “It’s Happenin’ Here! At Fender!” This unopened record is from 1965.

Albert Einstein is quoted to have said that the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. My definition of insanity is “doing this Boss DS-1 distortion pedal mod project encompassing the swap out of 16 assort diodes, capacitors & resistors in the space of a pack of cigarettes and expecting it to actually still work when I’m done let alone sound better.

Albert Einstein is quoted to have said that the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. My definition of insanity is “doing this Boss DS-1 distortion pedal mod project encompassing the swap out of 16 assort diodes, capacitors & resistors in the space of a pack of cigarettes and expecting it to actually still work when I’m done let alone sound better.