Switzaly

Last week I went to Lugano, Switzerland to play at the Palazzo dei Congressi with A Vision of Elvis (www.avisionofelvis.com).

Lugano is a very nice place, and it was sunny, which is a pleasant change from English rain.

The gig went well, despite a few technical issues with the rented equipment during sound check, and the audience really seemed to enjoy everything. I had a great time on stage, and wandering around the city.

I travelled light and took a MXR / CAE MC404 Wah; Keeley C4 Compressor; Xotic EP Booster; Strymon El Capistan; Strymon Flint

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O2 Academy Bournemouth 8/11/13

Last night I performed with Suspiciously Elvis at the O2 Academy in Bournemouth.

After a long drive down, it turned out to be a great gig and I really enjoyed it. We were even joined on stage by a random girl who wanted to try to copy our dancers, which was a little awkward.

I took my larger Trailer Trash pedalboard, but the sound was pretty much just my 52 Hot Rod Tele (with a new Seymour Duncan Vintage Stack bridge pickup) through the Keeley Compressor, a little slapback delay, and a Suhr Badger head and cab.

I also saw this Jimmy Eat World poster in the dressing room – I heard they were good this week.

After sound check at the O2 in Bournemouth 8/11/13

After sound check at the O2 in Bournemouth 8/11/13

Just about to go on

Just about to go on

Jimmy Eat World were here...

Jimmy Eat World were here…

New Amp and Cabs! Suhr Badger 30

Picked up a Suhr Badger 30, Suhr 1×12 and Suhr 2×12 today.

Fantastic amp and cabs. First gig with them will be this Friday on an Elvis tribute show, so will see how they perform. I expect them to do very well.

I will take my TC Electronic Nova System along with the 2×12, which will make for a great small rig.IMG_3644 IMG_3673

Fender Vintage Hot Rod ’52 Tele

Picked up a 52 Hot Rod Telecaster. Like a regular American Vintage 1952 reissue, but with a 9.5″ radius fingerboard instead of 7.25″ – easier to bend on; medium jumbo frets as opposed to the smaller vintage ones; Seymour Duncan Mini-Humbucker (SM-1), in the neck which is basically a Firebird pickup, and a different more gutsy bridge pickup.

It’s great.

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Pedalboard 14/11/12

This is the updated pedalboard for my original band

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Sonic Research Turbo Tuner
MXR / CAE Wah
MXR 74 Vintage Phase 90
MXR Custom Badass Modified O.D.
Xotic Effects EP Booster
TC Electronic Shaker
TC Electronic Flashback

TrailerTrash 18×16″ Pedalboard
George L’s Cables
Voodoo Lab PP2+