Take A Chance On Something Beautiful [It’s Not Just Another Worship Record]

It feels like there’s a new worship record coming out every week these days. With so much material out there, it’s really easy for new-comers to get lost in the noise. Most folks stick to the big, established names that they trust- Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfill, Hillsong, etc. With our daily schedules being so busy, why even bother with the names you’ve never heard of? It’s a big hassle. Here’s the thing- I’m one of those new-comers to the worship scene and I’d like to ask you to take a chance on me and listen to my album and share it with your family and friends. I need some grass-roots support to get the word out and you’re exactly the person I need!

TAKE A CHANCE…

Here’s a little history: back in 2007, I was in a band with American Idol top 10 finalist Chris Sligh- the band was called Half Past Forever. We toured a decent amount through the region and Chris and I produced a record. It was basically us sitting in an attic with a computer and a ton of microphones and guitar amps making music for six months. Continue reading “Take A Chance On Something Beautiful [It’s Not Just Another Worship Record]”

Les Paul Jimmy Page Re-Wire

The first time I tried to wire the Les Paul with Jimmy Page style wiring, I burned out the internal wipers in the volume pots (the volume was either full-on or only partially down – it wouldn’t cut completely off). Plus, I had some ground buzz problems. I was content to live with these issues for a little while – I mean, for most rock guitarists with a Ernie Ball VP Jr. (passive volume pedal), who needs to turn off the volume anyways?! A few months of this and I couldn’t take it anymore. My OCD tendencies took over and I had to shield and re-wire everything. Here are a few things that I’ve recently acquired that made the job infinitely easier:

Xytronic 168-3C Soldering Station – the best solding tool available for guitarists (be sure to get some quality resin-core solder and 26 gauge wire)

Copper Shielding Tape – makes shielding the control cavity almost too easy

A Good Wiring Diagram – I’ve found several fantastic graphical wiring diagrams from Seymour Duncan – check out their complete free database

A Cardboard Jig – use this to aid in wiring everything but the grounds and pickups before installing (cut a piece out of the shipping box for the soldering station – recycling, ftw) Continue reading “Les Paul Jimmy Page Re-Wire”