26 November 2007

Update on my Gear

It’s been a while since I’ve written and since some folk are actually interested in what gear I play. Ok, you asked... On the electric front I play a G & L Tribute S500, with hand wired G & L Custom Shop 8000 wound humm-buckers with a coil tab switch between the pick-up selector and the volume knob (they look like single coils, but they’re not), my Hagstrom Deluxe-F, which is just gorgeous and my preferred acoustic is still my Babicz Dreadnought. As far as amps are concerned I mostly play small, all-valve Fender amps, in my case a Champion 600. I love to drive this little baby. It only has 6 Watts and when I’m driving my Grainger 4 x 12 cab it just sounds awesome. Oh - and in the studio I play more often than not my old Pignose. More on my gear at a show near you next spring. Hang loos Possums!...

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And why Scotland...

In 1987 I was travelling around Europe when while in the South of France I came across a couple from Scotland. I liked them immediately and they said that I must go and visit the place. I didn’t even know where Scotland was, and I had absolutely nothing planned, so I said: “ok, why not, lets go and check the place out”. I didn’t go back to Germany for 5 years.

So, why Scotland, you may ask?... I think it’s the place, the people, the wilderness and all the things you just can’t find anywhere else. I love it!