Monday, January 13, 2014

My Hey Joe It's Friday Tune...

Working the shift I do makes tomorrow Friday for me. Sometimes after I get off all I am really good for is playing loud sloppy electric guitar. Seems to help clear my mind and free my soul to prepare to enjoy my days off.

Someone told me after viewing my recent news segment (ok, money compliments and publicity time) that some one else said to them "I did not know he could play electric guitar." Maybe I'll make this little "it's Friday" series a weekly upload. Not that it's all that great an example of electric guitar playing but gives me something to practice on and maybe one day I will have something nice come from all this time in my room with my scales.

I recorded the old folk standard Hey Joe. What started this is the fact that I arrived home today to find Miguel's made in where else but Mexico Fender Stratocaster laying in the floor of the record room. It's the wine red one in the photo and it's made in 2001. It's the rhythm guitar and the first lead. The second lead is the sonic blue made in Indonesia Fender Squier Deluxe. This guitar is from 2009 and although Squier is considered the budget line it has some upgrades that make it a nice little instrument. It was won in a charity auction by sister in law Margaret. She gave it to Pop who gave it too me. If ya'll ever need it back I am taking good care of it as you see.  The last lead and it's using a slide is my black on black 1976 American made strat. It's a hard tail, no whammy( I'll never buy another guitar without a talent lever) bar.  I have owned this guitar since 1982. Interesting story, I drove to Dallas one weekend because I wanted a strat. I looked in the want ads of the Dallas paper and saw this one. I drove over to the guy's house (this was before GPS) and bought it cash on the barrel head. It could also be called a Mexican made strat because being located in Southern California Fender's work force has always been predominantly Hispanic. 

The bass is a Fender Precision I bought new in 1984. Some one told me it's a 1983 serial number. Hard to believe I have had that guitar 30 years now. The looped bass part is using the little red Fender Frontman amp. Electric guitar is through the Fender Champ II. Lot's of various wah, tremolo, phase shifted delayed distorted goodness to go with it. Hope you like it. 

By the way, if anyone has a telecaster I would be willing to give it a try.   Posted by Picasa



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