In July of 2019 I had to good fortune to take an archtop guitar building class at Nazareth Guitar Institute. This definitely ranked among the top five to ten experiences in my life so far.
A photo journal of my progress on two tele thinline builds.
Knocked this amp out in a weekend. One of my favorite amp builds to date.
Starting off with one of my favorite designs, the Les Paul Junior Double Cut.
Well, 35 years too late is better than never That would be a younger me, second from the left. It’s hard to believe the life this thing has taken on all these years later. Only 500 copies pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Get yours while they are still available.
Vocals: R.B. Korbet; guitar: Robert Weeks; bass: Eric Keil; drums: Jack Rabid.
Tracks 1-13 from the ‘lost’ studio album recorded in November 1981 and February 1982 at 171A Studio, New York. Engineered by Jerry Williams, and co-produced by Jerry Williams, Bad Brains, and Even Worse. Recorded for the also ‘lost’ 1982 Bad Brains compilation album of N.Y. and D.C. punk bands. Tracks 14-26 recorded live from the board at Max’s Kansas City, N.Y., August 27, 1981 (playing between The Undead and Heart Attack), no overdubs. 4-track mixdown and final master by Michael Rozon at Speed Semen Clove Factory, N. Hollywood, CA. (P) Even Worse except 5, 8, 15, 18, 20, 21, and 26 as indicated.
Front Cover photo courtesy of Laura Levine.
I wrote the following after Senator Sanders conceded to Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention. There were a lot of people calling for Sanders supporters to “fall in line” behind the Democratic nominee.
People, especially people of my generation, try to remember what this felt like, and give the DNC protesters you disagree with a little room to figure things out for themselves. Don’t push and don’t belittle.
Put your own fears aside and offer empathy instead of hatred and apocalyptic fear mongering. Stop pushing and listen. Acknowledge the great loss they are suffering. Give them time to grieve and show them the respect they deserve, and maybe then they will be more receptive to your point of view. Some will not, but that is their right. Some who Sanders brought into the party would have never registered or voted without him anyway. Some would have always voted Green or 3rd party. That’s Democracy.
… And these children that you spit on
as they try to change their worlds
are immune to your consultations.
They’re quite aware of what they’re going through…
My current amplifier build.
This without a doubt has been my hardest, most frustrating build to date. It’s also been a great learning experience thanks to some very helpful people in the “Hand Wired Amp House” group on Facebook. At some point I’ll have worked out the bugs and will post a video clip here.
The FB plugin I used for this gallery is borked from time to time. I’ll need to rebuild this gallery manually. Thanks for understanding.
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