…to this. @masterybridge equipped, rewired from 2x1meg pots (WAY TOO BRIGHT!) back to stock Telecaster with 2x250ks. Warm, yet sprightly. Love the new guard, too! #guitar #fender #tele #telecaster #teletuesday #seattle #guitartech #masterybridge #yes (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

…to this. @masterybridge equipped, rewired from 2x1meg pots (WAY TOO BRIGHT!) back to stock Telecaster with 2x250ks. Warm, yet sprightly. Love the new guard, too! #guitar #fender #tele #telecaster #teletuesday #seattle #guitartech #masterybridge #yes (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

From this… #guitar #fender #tele #telecaster #guitartech #thinline #seattle  (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

From this… #guitar #fender #tele #telecaster #guitartech #thinline #seattle (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

This freaking Jaguar. Lordy. #guitar #fender #jaguar #offsetguitars #gold #thinskin #seattle #guitartech #wow  (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

This freaking Jaguar. Lordy. #guitar #fender #jaguar #offsetguitars #gold #thinskin #seattle #guitartech #wow (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

More VO work! Doing Awakening 7, playing Cedric and a pixie. Boss! #vo #voiceover #livingthedream #seattle #actor #acting

More VO work! Doing Awakening 7, playing Cedric and a pixie. Boss! #vo #voiceover #livingthedream #seattle #actor #acting

Trying so hard to answer the call of inspiration, so when she shows up unexpectedly, I drop everything. Spent an hour on an idea that popped in my head as I was walking home, and it’s pretty rad. Learning to trust. #guitar #fender #bass #jazzmaster #recording #songwriting #seattle #music

Trying so hard to answer the call of inspiration, so when she shows up unexpectedly, I drop everything. Spent an hour on an idea that popped in my head as I was walking home, and it’s pretty rad. Learning to trust. #guitar #fender #bass #jazzmaster #recording #songwriting #seattle #music

emma-erminia said: Be a lion for Halloween!

YES! My love of kitties and fiercely territorial personality finally combined!

nstratton said: Thanks for the help! I bought a beat up junior as a project so I'm going to be installing a new harness and pickup, just trying to really get "that" sound, specifically that nice woody tone with the volume and tone rolled back. What kinds of pots/caps would you recommend to get that really useful taper like on those 50's jrs. (Or any makers that have drop in harnesses you'd recommend).

I totally thought I replied to this. Oops!

With a P-90, the 500k v/t and .022 cap combo is fantastic, but vintage Jr’s had a 500k Volume, a 250k Tone, and either a .02 or .015 cap. Play around, but I can vouch for the latter setup. Mmmmmmm

crusherdestroyer said: How did you get your start in VO work? I've done voices for a couple animated shorts, but I'd like to get into it more and actually make some money doing it.

Honestly, it started just by knowing some people. I haven’t had to audition too much, but I’m going to start doing so pretty soon. It’s such a fun job, and it pays untold sums. But really, it’s the creativity that attracts me to it, especially character work.

Get out there, make a demo reel, and get yourself out there. Representation can’t hurt, either.

Today, I greeted a customer and he looked at me as if he recognized me, but not my face. “Your voice sounds really familiar. Do I know you?”

I couldn’t immediately think of anything, but Matt chimed in with, “Do you play casual games?”

"Oh yeah! I do voice over work, too." I added.

He confessed that he hadn’t played any of the games I’ve done, but went totally out of his way to make sure I knew that I “should be on the radio or something. Keep doing it.”

It’s nice to be reminded that I like that thing. Voice over work is something I’m really good at, and I needed that nudge today. I’ve been so bogged down with projects that I haven’t given much thought to it. Gotta finish my reel, but I’ve done VO for the following games:

Awakening: The Skyward Castle
Awakening: The Sunhook Spire
Dana Knightstone Series
Botanica
Emberwings: Lost Legacy
Otherworld series

It’s the best.

"Jazzmasters are only for playing surf music." #guitar #jazzmaster #offsetguitars #jaguar #wtf #walkingdead

"Jazzmasters are only for playing surf music." #guitar #jazzmaster #offsetguitars #jaguar #wtf #walkingdead

That’s some fade! #fender #jaguar #thinskin #offsetguitars #seattle #guitar #guitartech  (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

That’s some fade! #fender #jaguar #thinskin #offsetguitars #seattle #guitar #guitartech (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

P-p-p-pickup swap on this incredible Aztec Gold Thin Skin Fender Jaguar. @lollarpickups will make this sing! (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

P-p-p-pickup swap on this incredible Aztec Gold Thin Skin Fender Jaguar. @lollarpickups will make this sing! (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

That feeling when you remember the Les Paul harness you’re building is for a LEFT HANDED guitar. I knew this, but of course it didn’t strike me until I’d built the whole damn thing. That’s what I get for thinking about puppies and kitties instead of my job. Boo. #guitar #gibson #epiphone #lespaul #lp #wiring #guitartech #seattle  (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

That feeling when you remember the Les Paul harness you’re building is for a LEFT HANDED guitar. I knew this, but of course it didn’t strike me until I’d built the whole damn thing. That’s what I get for thinking about puppies and kitties instead of my job. Boo. #guitar #gibson #epiphone #lespaul #lp #wiring #guitartech #seattle (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

You know we love Greco’s Gibson copies, so check out the Guitar Bar’s newest acquisition! This ‘82-83 Mint Collection Greco Les Paul just came in and it IS the coolest. Plays like a dream, sounds like a dream, may in fact be a dream (haven’t slept well for a while and I’m getting looooooopy) and those double-white pickups are staring me down like the bowl of cashews at the end of a maritime-themed dive bar on the wrong side of the tracks in some sub-coastal wannabe destination down with a freak show skeleton as its main attraction in February after a colonoscopy. What? #guitar #vintage #greco #gibson #lespaul #lp #copy #japan #seattle  (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

You know we love Greco’s Gibson copies, so check out the Guitar Bar’s newest acquisition! This ‘82-83 Mint Collection Greco Les Paul just came in and it IS the coolest. Plays like a dream, sounds like a dream, may in fact be a dream (haven’t slept well for a while and I’m getting looooooopy) and those double-white pickups are staring me down like the bowl of cashews at the end of a maritime-themed dive bar on the wrong side of the tracks in some sub-coastal wannabe destination down with a freak show skeleton as its main attraction in February after a colonoscopy. What? #guitar #vintage #greco #gibson #lespaul #lp #copy #japan #seattle (at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar)

mfh780 said: Hey there, I picked up some Lollar gold foils I wanted to install in my fender mustang. Now I dont want to move forward until I had an understanding of the wiring, but I cant find any diagrams online. Do you know of a place I could find such a thing?

You should just remove the old pickups and wire the Gold Foils in exactly as the originals, wire for wire. Easy!