Strange day here, somehow the greyness of today’s sky together with the summer warmth are imposing a weird relented mood on this day. I started to read Palahniuk’s Fight Club, just to face this early-summer day stillness, this book seems to be really cool, has anyone of you already read it?
Anyway, last Saturday we had a really nice gig here in our town, it was a festival named ‘Festival delle Periferie’ where we met a lot of great bands from Italy. One of those that really impressed me was Maak from Turin, here’s a video:
Just before ending this post, I know many of you readers are not musicians, so if you’re not intrested in guitarist’s nerdish gear updates you can stop reading this post right here, I won’t blame you! :D See you next time on this blog!
So, for those who are nerds of R’n’R, I am testing a brand new set of handmade guitar pickups made by Jaime Campbell, owner of the one-man company “The Creamery” based in Manchester, U.K.
I was looking for some cool new pickups for my guitar and I ended with buying The Creamery’s Swing-O’s, awsome filtertron styled pickups, with the retro “H” cover you expect from this kind of toy, but with a tone that goes further my expectations!
These pickups has all the brightness I wanted, a wonderful Setzer-ish twang that turns my 335-styled semi-hollow in a perfect machine for rockabilly, surf, country and all those cool retro “Pulp” tunes that I love. But the good news is that the bottom end of your sound is still there, you finally don’t have to sacrifice the body of your sound to have all that awsome sparkle! But that’s more, just a little turn on your tone knob, and here’s a classic humbucker sound for your rock-blues riffs and licks, but I use them wonderfully even in jazz tunes, giving me a little more attack to get through the mix than standard jazz-boxes, thing that I really appreciate. Yeah, you read it right, no compromises from now on!
Anyway, just to dispel any doubt, I wasn’t given any money or something for what you read :D I really like these pickups (actually I payed for those! they have reasonable prices btw, take a look) and Jaime is a really nice guy!
Well, for those who managed to read till here, that’s all folks! See you next time on these pages!