Archive for March, 2012

If you’ve ever browsed an guitar internet forum, you may have seen NGD or GAS or something similar in the thread title. This usually stands for New Guitar Day or Gear Acquired Syndrome. Essentially its a new piece of kick ass gear for you to check out!  Ive been lucky enough to have been bought a new guitar by my long suffering wife to be and here it is!

My New Fender Blacktop

Id always fancied a Fender style strat so I was super keen on these when I saw them about a year ago but never got round to trying one out. Thankfully, I had the chance and it was like a match made in heaven.  As you can see from my other gear, I tend to be a bit of Ibanez fan boy so going for something as traditional as Fender would be a total change from my norm. However, this guitar covers my missing blues/rock part of my set up. It also plays amazingly AND looks proper rock so Im very happy.

However, the rule in my house is one in, one out, so I am saying goodbye to my white Ibanez Roadstar 2 which has gone to live in Barry. However, it’ll have a great life there and I can always visit.

In other news, I was very excited and honoured to be asked to help out at The Great British Show in Birmingham over the last weekend (24/25th Feb).  Lots of excellent guitars to be looked/drooled over as well as hearing some great guys play, Chris George of Marshall fame being one of them. If you didnt go this year, make sure you go next year and book early 🙂

Hope you guys are all practicing and keeping your chops/licks/riffs and other cliche terms sharp!


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