Playing with Gear


I just fell into playing semi-seriously a couple of years ago. Before that it was high school bands (I even got a grade 12 credit for that, but those were the glorious early 70's) and then occasional folkie strumming when the lights were low and the bottles full.

That all changed when I was invited to join Spontaneous Combustion and began, for the first time in my life, to actually practice. With the music came the desire to amass a collection of toys to tweak the sounds of my instruments. Being rather income deficient this became mostly a DIY excercise as I tried to turn broken bits and pawn shop jewels into something usable. I quickly learned that there is no excuse for half steps - good sound costs real money.

However, some of the things I have made I still use, and I play all of my collection of half-junk guitars. Maybe there is something here to inspire or interest someone else.





Hagstrom Rebuild



Roland GR switch

Finger Switch

Roland GR 202 Rebuild

Roland G808 Quickchange Bridge

Pedal Board DIY

Monitor DIY


Celestion Solution