My NFS Favourite Things

Here are a few of my favourite things.   Things I will probably never part with...unless of course, you tempt me with trade fodder that i cannot possibly resist :-)

Although, I have been selling off a great deal of my gear recently, I still have tons of old pedals, guitars and amps.

I traded my way into most of my stuff or i could never have afforded it.  In the band, I mostly used a fairly beat '65 SG Jr. with an old gibson humbucker routed into the front and the original P90 in the back which now belongs to Ron Posner (X-Con Ron) from legendary Hardcore band, MDC.  I also have a Yamaha SBG3000 (black w/gold metalflake) similar to Jake Burns from Stiff Little Fingers!!!, an Ibanez AS-200, a Tokai Tele, and a Custom-Made Hammertone (by the Guitar Clinic) Tele.  Last but not least, I have a great Washburn ES-335 copy which was my first guitar.  These particular guitars, prior to the headstock shape being changed were really good guitars.

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I have a bunch of great custom-made instruments made by Todd Hawes.  He does lots of custom finish work and i try to buy everything of his that comes up for sale.   He makes killer stuff.  He redid an old yamaha semi-hollow that was trashed.   It turned out amazing. Todd makes guitars from scratch, but often takes bit and pieces of oldies and reconstructs them into really hip creations. 


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I thought it was pretty cool of Z.Vex to offer these limited edition fuzz factory pedals in a auction with the proceeds benefiting families who lost loved ones in the Sept. 11 tragedy.  So, I bid as high as I could and crossed my fingers.  I was pretty glad to have won as it was a good way to contribute and I got a neat new toy as well.

Check out this killer rehousing of a MXR Sustainer pedal (Courtesy of my good bud, Ian from KWC and Snailface).  Spinal Tap Rulez!!!

...and another from the same culprit.  This time the MXR PreAmp pedal.


Please click to check out the new line of Eastwood Guitars

We are very picky about the product lines we carry here.  They must have great tone, stellar reliability and the right vibe.  Thus far, We are very impressed by all of the manufacturers we deal with .  In addition, the manufacturers we carry all have one big thing in common:  They are all Super-creative People that are fun and easy to deal with!