Saturday, September 12, 2009


I had my brother visit today. We set up our respective gear in the lounge room and jammed for a bit. Him on his lovely black Ibanez with Marshall amp and I did a combination of my Vantage and the Gibson L6S.

Lots of fun.

One of the things we did was an earlier version of "How Can It Be over", where he set up the Ibanez with some nice warm distortion to play the original riff that "made" the song when I wrote it. Really nice to get the feel of that one again. I backed off to my original finger picking style to play against him as against how I do it solo now.

He has spent so much more time getting to know his guitar and working on his technique. It puts me to shame at times; but the great thing is that he loves to jam against the music I write, so we have a ball. Maybe I should get him on some of the recordings that I'm doing at home :)

The bad news was that I think my old practice amp has a small rip in the speaker. The nice thing to know was that my big amp (The Jade twin 130) sounds as good as ever and I really had to watch the levels in the house. Especially with the electric acoustic as I couldn't find my feedback buster quickly. At a later time I'm going to try running the full mix into the jade to see if it might work in a pinch for a small PA.

Also got to muck about with a few ideas that I had and progress them a little.

A great day for jamming.


  1. Small Note: Guitar is an ESP Ltd KH-203 :)


  2. Next time I can have an Ibanez to jam with .... the new JEM 7v ... though it is white :P You HAVE to have a play on it. I have trouble putting it down :)