My New Front Door... Out Of Control

This is what happens when you open the flood gates. It started out with thinking about buying a little above ground pool. Then after edging up to a larger oval pool... Did you know they are more expensive because they require more structural support?!?! Well. A little in ground pool isn't a huge amount more... And then there is the heater... Just a little more to give us a longer swimming season.... Oh a three foit walk around the pool is to small, how about four foot for an up charge. Well the deck is really in bad shape... Maybe we should take it down and put in a patio... That back little bump-out has a single door that opens in, why don't we square it off and put in a sliding glass door which will give us more room in the kitchen.... The kitchen really needs a new floor which connects to the laundry room. We should have that closet taken out, it makes the laundry room more usable... How about new appliances and countertop to finish it off. They're between 15-18 years old and on their last legs. Patio guy says he can give us a good price on fixing up the front porch and walk also... Well since we have the workman coming for the back door and laundry room, why not have him put in that awning over the front door we always talked about.... Oh and replace that front door that was almost torn off in that wind storm last year....

The Red Tele Is Done!

Well actually it's been done for weeks, but this the first I've had a chance to take some pictures to post.  As you recall I picked up an American Standard Telecaster to be my FrankenTele....  I lucked out and found a beautiful one that played and sounded great.  I almost didn't want to toy with it, but I did.  You can see my short troubles with the first whammy bar here.  You can see the work order to my tech for all the requested mods here.  I did have a little trouble at first.  The P90 magnetics were not aligned the same as my Tele so there was nasty phase cancellation.  Lollar modified a set of P90's so that they would the rest of the pickups in my Tele and it sounds great.   So here are the pictures of the finished FrankenTele.   I took it with me to my labor day gig and couldn't be happier with how it played and sounded.  I'm really loving the Bigsby B5.  If your wondering about the weird bar attached to the Bigsby, it's a Chet Atkins Bigsby arm that I swapped in from Guitar Parts Resource.   The stock arm fell right across my volume  and tone knobs.  I found that when I installed the Chet Atkins bar and reversed the "kink" in it up instead of down, how Chet used it, the new bar felt comfortable and fell in a perfect spot.  Enjoy the pictures... Hopefully I'll get some time in the future to post some sound samples of the P90 in this configuration.