Even Worse on Vinyl

Even Worse - The lost album

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.

18 watt Marshall 1974X clone build

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.

From 18 Watt Marshall build. Posted by Robert Weeks on 1/05/2016 (11 items)

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I’ve probably played this song 10,000 times. I’m sure it’s etched into the minds of everyone in this house. I’ve worked out different ways of playing it and I can pretty much play it with my eyes shut *unless* you put me in front of a video camera. So that’s what I spent my time doing tonight while my wife and kids are out at the Hurricanes game. For some reason I freeze up in front of the camera. Anyway….. This take was the best of the bunch tonight. I built the amp, a tweed Fender Deluxe clone and the reverb unit, a clone of a Fender 6G15. The guitar is a Gretsch DuoJet and I run it through a Klon KTR and a tc electronic delay setup as a slapback echo. It’s only a few minutes long and worth watching for the blooper I put in at the end of the video.

Got Gretsch?


My G6120SSU Brian Setzer Nashville & G6128TCG Duo Jet

My G6120SSU Brian Setzer Nashville & G6128TCG Duo Jet


As I’ve gotten older I find myself moving away from the standard Gibson and Fender guitars to Gretsch guitars. I wish I had discovered these years ago, especially the DuoJet. I’ve never played a guitar that felt so right in my hands before. It’s been one of the nicer things about growing older.

Mojotone Fender 6G15 Reverb Clone

“From Wikipedia: “The Fender Reverb Unit (6G15) was a tube, spring reverb-equipped effects unit made by Fender. The Reverb Unit was originally introduced in 1961. It was discontinued in 1966 and was replaced by a solid-state model, the FR1000.[1] The unit features three controls: Dwell, Mix and Tone and is run by two pre-amp tubes and a power tube. Physically the unit looks like a small amplifier head and since the early ’60s the unit has become synonymous with surf music”


From Mojotone Fender 6G15 Reverb Clone. Posted by Robert Weeks on 9/25/2015 (12 items)

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(Mojotone Fender 6G15 Reverb Clone; 11 photos)

Tweed Deluxe Amp Build

From Tweed Deluxe Amp Build. Posted by Robert Weeks on 8/04/2014 (16 items)

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(Tweed Deluxe Amp Build; 16 photos)