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Jocko

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  • Just discovered that Richie Castellano is currently playing with Blue Oyster Cult.
  • I know. I spent almost two hours watching him record all the parts to "I Get Around", earlier this morning!
  • Thanks to ESBlonde for introducing me to John Castellano and ultimately Band Geeks and Richie Castellano. So how about this?
  • I have a list made out and with Mrs Jocko as to who is to get each of the 10 guitars when I finally take up the harp (and I don't mean mouth organ!),
  • I gave his brother a fancy watch for his 21st, but Ciarán is registered blind, so a watch was not a great idea! His brother got one of my self builds when he graduated last year.
  • And the good thing is, that's me down to "Ten Guitars".
  • We all know that the finish of a guitar affects the sound. I suppose the colour pigment subtle affects the finish so there could be some reason behind it. Perhaps if you are so musically attuned you may notice the difference. Personally I struggle t…
  • Mahogany Strat weighs in at 9.5 lbs. (4.3 kg)
  • Well that is the guitar finished, set up and shaken down. I have played it constantly for a fortnight, so this evening I polished it up, wiped it down, and put it in its Gator Case. That is it ready to pass on this coming week. I dug out my American…
  • Should do a screen grab and get a colour picture to keep.
    in Must Watch Comment by Jocko November 14
  • Decided on Option 2. The cheaper option. I am going to purchase the necessary parts, plus a new pickguard, build it, then fit it to my American Standard Strat. I can always swap back if I get fed up with it, or prefer the original set up. All I have…
  • It'll be interesting to see if you've turned the guitar into a keeper. It certainly won't be a keeper as far as I am concerned. The reason I have done the recent work to it is to pass it on to someone else, but I am sure the recipient will definitel…
  • Well, that is the update to the Stratru-caster complete. An amazing range of sounds available but how many will be used I wouldn't like to guess. Currently, with the new Fender Super Bullet 9's fitted, there are some wonderful bell like tones. I'll …
  • Well, that's the Stratru-caster stripped. Just to transfer the parts over to the bespoke pickguard. I'll leave that until tomorrow evening.
  • My no load pot arrived today so I wired it into the circuit, and it works a treat. I have just to remove the bespoke pickguard from the guitar and swap the circuits over. I say swap them, but I think I will just bin the Squier electrics. Doubt I wil…
  • A lovely piece if music. And beautifully played.
  • And and least it is an easy swap, with only a couple of wires running to the pot. Especially as the pickguard is still lying on the bench! I'll wait until it is swapped before installing on the bespoke pickguard. At least the guitar is complete and…
  • Just ordered a CTS no load pot. I am still a month away from needing it ready, so I may as way do it right.
  • No problem, but the switched pot would be ideal. I will know how much of an influence it has when I play some music with it.
  • Wired up and tested the pickguard this evening, complete with Blender pot. If I was building another I would probably go for a 500KΩ Blender pot (or the no load type mentioned), as the 250KΩ doesn't quite stop all the "blend". All I have to do is st…
  • That segue sounds similar to the problem I am having. I am learning Desperado and The Girl From Yesterday (easy number) at the same time. However, they are both in G, but the easy chord runs are partially in the opposite order. I keep slipping from …
  • Working on "Desperado" at the moment. Got it pretty well sussed, G9 and Cm6 included. Where I do slip up is the odd Em7 instead of Em or the one D/F# that appears in one Bridge section and not the other. Neither is noticeable to the casual listener,…
  • Did the mechanical assembly of the new electrics onto a spare Strat pick guard. I will build it, wire it and test it, then swap it all over onto the proper, bespoke pick guard. That way I avoid doing any damage to that guard or the guitar body. I'll…
  • Yes, it was a wonderful guitar. Just too big for my fat belly! My nephew has it now.
  • can't have people throwing guitars into skips, when what they need is just a bit of tlc from someone with your skills. As I said to Lester, there was nothing wrong with it when it was thrown into the skip. It is only the last couple of weeks that th…
  • This is the info Gordon-Smith Guitars (the originals) gave me when I enquired about it. Serial No. 01668 is a Gypsy 2 in Wine, built Mar 1985. Records that old are a bit sketchy, but looks like it was probably made from Brazilian Mahogany with a Ro…
  • Pulled out my Stratru-caster today. Thought I'd play it for a week or so before modding it and putting it away for my grandson, but it sounds so p*sh after the cheap Strat clone I stuck it back in the case. I'll start building the new electrics in t…
  • Well, after playing the Gypsy 2 for three weeks I have changed my opinion of it somewhat. Once I began getting used to the neck I started to like it. It is still not my favourite guitar but I do love the coil tapping in the two pickups. Being able t…
  • Hope the rehearsal went great and that you fitted in. Best of luck for Saturday.
  • Fitted the Super Bullets and set it up. I had to add a bit of relief back into the neck as the guitar appears to have been set up professionally at some time in its past. The nut is beautifully cut with minimum headroom at the first fret. My straigh…