Archive for the ‘Gear’ Category

Fender Marcus Miller Sig Jazz Bass

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Scored one of these from Dave’s Guitar in Wisconsin. Didn’t get much time to play the bass yet (maybe b/c I was cleaning annoying packing peanuts off my floor all night, ahem!) but it’s got a ton more sounds than my current MIM Jazz V and playing the 4-string is a lot nicer/easier feeling than the 5. I’ll post pics and a more detailed review shortly.

P.S. I couldn’t let a full year pass befoe updating my blog. 😉 So this time it’s only 361 days since my last update. w00h00! Slacking rules!

5-String Fender Jazz Bass!

Sunday, May 15th, 2005

I impulsively bought a bass on ebay last night. I can’t wait for it to arrive. I’ll need to get a cheap bass amp right away too, but for the time being I’m pretty psyched to check out playing some bass. I’ll post pics in the gallery once it arrives and I’ve had a chance to give it the once over. w00h00!

Don Grosh Bent Top Custom – In The House!

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

Check my gallery for some pics of this awesome new guitar UPS delivered today. I purchased it from a real stand up guy named Eugene from TGP. I had been admiring the guitar for some time and finally decided I wanted to go for it. Luckily someone bailed out of the transaction and I was able to strike an agreeable deal for it.

My one concern was that the mahogany/maple combo would make for a strange sounding strat, or at least not the real bell-like vintage sound I’ve been craving. After trying about two different positions of the 5-way switch all my fears were allayed. This thing’s 100% strat, but with some added versatility owing to a Fralin unbucker and Grosh’s exceptional tone/blender button. I’ve yet to really put the guitar to the test, but 20 minutes of playing it through my Rivera Jake have made me very happy.

My one complaint is that the guitar is so beautiful that I’m kinda’ scared to give it the beating up a good guitar should get. I’m sure I’ll get over it and play the hell out of this thing, but it’s just getting over the fear of tarnishing something so nice that’s so hard.