Recently took my Lapstick on vacation – see iPod for size. It even fits right inside my smallish suitcase! I spent a lot of time with it on my mini-break learning some fiendishly difficult Allan Holdsworth licks – made easier by the Lapstick’s short scale length.
Archive for December, 2008
A colleague of mine wants to sell her Squier Stratocaster – it’s in fairly good shape except a bit of rust on the bridge screws and some dirt here and there but otherwise ok. I said I’d restring and clean it for her and get it shipshape for sale.
It also had a missing pickup selector switch so I dutifully went down to Davis Guitar at Peninsular and picked one up for a Buck. The problem was that it was bright clean virginal white and the pickguard was a kind of stained yellow – like to teeth of a Gauloises-smoking Parisian Cafe owner.
Ah-ha! I exclaimed. I can soak the new little white knob in a strong solution of tea and coffee for that ‘Aged-by-Tom-Murphy-of-Gibson-Custom’ look. I ran to the pantry, quarter filled a stryofoam cup with hot water, dropped in a shot of espresso, dunked in a Lipton teabag and left it over the weekend in my desk drawer so the cleaning troll wouldn’t throw it into the trash.
Monday morning – I checked back and FAIL. No difference whatsoever. The thing is still whiter than the collective bleached underpants at a Neo-Nazi rally.
Forwarded to me by a buddy who found this on The Gear Page.
It’s obviously bullshit – everybody knows Hendrix hated green (he was robbed of his candy as a child by a green clown), and the strings are upside down. Additionally it is not recorded anywhere that Hendrix ever visited Nuremberg.