I restrung the James Bisset Fiftieth Anniversary Edition tonight and it's working a treat. It's still not particularly loud, but it's clean and clear and sweet.
Oh, and Happy New Year to you too.
Well actually, it arrived yesterday and came complete with one horizontal line of dead pixels across the lower third of the screen.
The fuzz box kit has arrived. My first thought is that I'll have to paint it yellow in honour of my old Tonebender, and design a 'HIT IT!' graphic to ornament the footswitch.
Today I bought a MOTU 828 Mark II and a pair of Alesis Monitor Ones.
So I've bookmarked some cottages that looked like good options for the project and made enquiries about availability early next year.
Well the good news is that I've identified a few cottages which are basically miles from anywhere and about 2 to 3 hours drive from Manchester.
I started this project to celebrate my 50th year and do something definitive with all those years of experience. Then it became obvious that I needed to explain what exactly that experience was.
I bought my nuts and files from Warmoth in the States, who previously supplied the body, neck and bridge for my guitar.
Time creeps on apace etc...