Check out this cool new Strat from Fender. Designed by Ed O’Brien from Radiohead, this Strat is packed with cool features. And since it’s made in the Ensenada factory, the price is reasonable, too. Looking forward to checking one out. Be sure to read the interview with Ed O’Brien at Music Radar.
I still can’t decide!
New pedal from Boss! They took my favorite pedal (the Blues Driver) and made it even more versatile. First time they have collaborated with another pedal company. Check out the Boss video below and the demo after the jump!
Holy fuck this setup is nuts. And I never knew Josh played with PJ Harvey. Cool.
Totally want one of these.
James Wilsey posted this on his Facebook page yesterday. Pretty cool!
All of the Stratocasters I used in over 13 years playing with Chris Isaak.
I started with the black one, it’s a 1966 I purchased in Missouri for $200. When we got a record out and started to tour, I got the sunburst 50s made in Fullerton. They never quite matched very well sound wise, the sunburst was always darker sounding.
In 1987 I decided to retire those and go with a matching pair of reissues. I talked to my friends at Fender and had them hold the next two white 62 reissues. I got them to be less concerned about wear and tear (and potential loss) I’d be facing on the road again. And I wanted two that matched better sound wise, and might as well match the color too.
I went down to Fullerton and picked them up in the warehouse, it was a fun day. The guitars were really nice and sounded great. I could not tell them apart. In the studio, I did a A/B test of the new guitars against the old ones. The new ones sounded better by unanimous vote.
I recorded the next album with the new white guitars, “Wicked Game” used one of them, not sure which.
In this one he discusses his ’59 Tele, goes through some of the settings on his Princeton amp and finally pulls out his signature Custom Shop Telecaster–one of just two done in “semi-orange.” Also shows off some of his favorite chords. Watch!
This guy scored a fairly butchered ’66 Tele off Craigslist and did a full restoration himself. Check out the epic photo thread on TDPRI. Amazing workmanship!