Jimbo Guitar – Boss MG-10 Amplifier – Distorted, Dirty, Overdrive, Warp Tones!

I made a video recently about having a go at exploring some of the dirty or distorted sounds you can get from the Boss MG-10 amplifier. Triple gains! This amplifier has three controls that contribute to the level of distortion you can get out of the amplifier. Two are potentiometers, one labelled “Gain” and the […]

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Jimbo Guitar – Can I Play My Old Riffs? “Repeat” by Small Machine

This is another video where I see if I can still play one of my old riffs. In 2009 I joined a very loud rock band called Small Machine, and I played the bass. I heard them on MySpace and I became a massive fan, so it was really exciting to get the chance to […]

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Vehicle Derek on French Podcast

From the department of “looking for something else”, really, exactly what it says on the tin (okay, exactly what it says in the title of this blog post). 2nd track in, and it’s “one of mine” too 😀 They also play a track by a band with a similar name to one of our support […]

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Recollecting A Broken Brandy Glass

A memory I buried for a long time. An emotional moment that I wanted to just forget about. It seems like I had more of those when I was younger than I do now as an adult. There were numerous times when something stirred my emotions to turmoil and I couldn’t handle that. Maybe I […]

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OMG

There is an LP that I own, and its spatial sound, the sound of the mix of all the songs and its lush, reverberating production remind me of a time and a place that I experienced “between lives”. The place and the time are combined, though the place existed long before the time. The time […]

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Farewell Dad

13 years ago today I was in a kind of strange no-mans land. I absolutely knew my father was dying, imminently, but he wasn’t dead…yet. We had the call from the care home on the Monday night that he had been taken very ill with pneumonia and went up to the hospital, saw him conscious […]

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Jimbo Guitar – Can I Play My Old Riffs? “Things We Did” by Vehicle Derek

In this video I try and see if I can still play one of my old riffs – the song “Things We Did” which I wrote the riff for some time in 1988 when I was about 17 and playing in a band called Vehicle Derek.   We were a fast hardcore punk band and […]

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Merry Xmas!

Geseende kersfees! Καλά Χριστούγεννα! Joyeux Noël! God jul! क्रिसमस की शुभकामनाएं! Merry Xmas! ¡Feliz Navidad! С Рождеством! Wesołych Świąt! Feliz Natal! 圣诞快乐! Күңелле Xmas! Mutlu Noeller! میری کرسمس! ਮੈਰੀ ਕ੍ਰਿਸਮਸ! ‘Tis the season and all that! I hope you are having a nice time, and if you need an animated GIF for the season, here […]

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1986

There’s a teeny bit of my town that just resembles 1986 Why do I say that? Well, in 1986 you had a group like Level 42 who represented a nice clean way of living. Level 42 were…a Ford Fiesta XR2 or a Ford Escort XR3i. They were a house on a modern estate at the […]

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