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 […]
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 […]
I made this video recently going through some of the clean sounds that the Boss MG-10 amplifier can make. I’m playing through my original one that I got in ’89 and I’m also using a Steinberger Spirit guitar which I got in about 2001. I’m not using any effects between the guitar and the amp […]
Since my site is quite popular with amplifier fans, I wanted to show you this video of the Squire SP-10 amplifier, which is a little 10 watt amplifier made by Squire (who are of course related to Fender). I thought I’d post about the amplifier because I’m going to mod this one beyond recognition, […]
My mate gave me a task on Facebook: choose 10 vinyl albums that greatly influenced my taste in music. One album per day for ten consecutive days. No explanations, no reviews, just album covers. So far I have done three in the last three weeks and…so…well I am not really sticking to the rules in […]
Update! New videos out now of Boss MG-10 sounds, both clean and dirty! Scroll down for more! From what I can tell, I get a fair few hits on this site from people wanting to know more about the Boss MG-10 amplifier, and since I have had one since they came out in 1989 (and […]
It’s raining and I have the day off work. I am trying to make sense of this lot. I always knew I “kept all my tapes” but it has been a long time since I have dealt with them and making sense of all of these cassettes is quite something. There is the content for […]
With some spare-room-reconfiguration this weekend briefly revealing my very early 70’s HH IC100, I thought I’d make a quick recording of Harry, my electrified acoustic guitar being strummed through the 100 watt weapon of mass destruction that is the HH IC100 guitar amplifier. For those of you familiar with the HH IC100, it’s on the […]
A few years back my brother built me this little valve (tube if you live across the Atlantic) amplifier, based on the Firefly circuit. I say based as I don’t know exactly how he did it, but I know it has an extra valve in it for a boost circuit, which is what I am […]
This morning, on the bus to work, a song came on my music player on “random”. This evening, on the way home and passing the same place, the same song came on. A small moment of randomity for a foggy evening. The song in question incidentally was “Abacab” by Genesis.
My earlier posting about my modified acoustic guitar is quite popular as far as content on this blog goes, and part of that appears to be because I posted a video of me playing it through a Boss MG-10 amplifier. I’ve made other videos of this amp with other guitars that I’ve modded. Here’s one […]
I don’t expect you’d consider a guitar like this to be matched with an amplifier like this but I have done this and can attest that they sound good. The Boss MG-10 is a small solid-state amplifier that gives a very good clean sound and some far-out distorted sounds. I bought mine in 1989 and […]
Recently been scanning a batch of cassettes that I acquired and then let go. There’s a montage here… …and individual scans here 🙂
Just in case you are wondering, I modded my Encore guitar a few years back and made this video about it. I’m playing it through a Danelectro French Toast octave distortion pedal and a Boss MG-10 amplifier.