Bluegrass Standard by The Dillards with a famous '70s version by JD Crowe and The New South featuring
Tony Rice, Ricky Skaggs, and Jerry Douglas.
McPeake Ole Betsy Banjo ('37 Gibson RB75 replica)
Martin D18 Sinker 'Hog
Eastman 615 Mandolin
Band-In-A-Box Rhythm Guitar, Mandolin, and Upright Bass...
Muleskinner featuring Clarence White, David Grisman, Bill Keith, Peter Rowan, and Richard Greene
was one of my primary influences. Here is a version of the Bill Monroe classic inspired by their version.
Martin Custom Shop D18 Sinker Mahogony
McPeake Ole Betsy 1937 RB75 replica Banjo
I got a new banjo last week (copy of Curtis McPeake's 1937 Gibson Mastertone RB75)
so I did a little recording of the Stanley Brothers classic "Clinch Mountain Backstep" using Band-in-a-Box for upright bass, rhythm guitar, and rhythm mandolin.
This is one of 4 replicas Curtis McPeake built of his 1937 Gibson RB75 "Ole Betsy"
As well as playing with Monroe and at WSM, McPeake was the designated stand-in for Earl Scruggs on The Martha White Show starting when Scruggs was in a car accident in the 50s.
He later did a 20-year stint with...
For years, I have regretted letting a Blue K-Line Springfield get away. (Sold to fund something else).
Picked this up from Reverb
Coincidentally, It matches my Nash T57CC
The only issue is the first string drifts towards the edge as you go up the neck. I will have to get that tweaked
Here is a tune I wrote at 16 and originally recorded 20 years ago.
I wish I had the luxury of sitting at home tracking taking my time
using Garage Band back then!
Guitars: Fender Jazz Bass, Nash Tele, ES330, Les Paul Standard
Band In A Box Drums
Strymon Fender, Vox, and Marshall models
Here is an instrumental I wrote a long time ago for the last girl I let break my heart.
Band-In-A-Box drums, Fender Jazz Bass, Gibson L50 and Les Paul
Strymon Iridium Marshall Setting
8/02-I added some Allman Brothers-style harmony at a few points
Here is a tune I have had around for a long time.
Band In A Box Drums, Organ, Piano
Bass: Fender Highway One Jazz
Melody and Solos: Nash Tele w/ Charlie Christian neck PU
into Strymon Iridium Fender Deluxe
Background guitars: Les Paul into AC30 Strymon Iridium
I picked up a Strymon Iridium for Garage Band and in case I ever do a musical again and want to go direct. I did a demo to a Rolling Stones-Type (Gimme Shelter) groove
1. Grosh Retro Classic Middle Pickup Fender Deluxe Reverb
2. Nash Tele Bridge PU Deluxe Cranked Vibrolux 2X10 cab
Earlier this year I came into a little extra money to buy a few nice guitars so I started
trying to craft the perfect collection. I had arrived at a good place(mostly Eastmans) but I found a 1950s L50 and my vintage/Gibson/Martin lust returned so I put a few things on the market so I could...
Martin D18 Custom Shop Sinker Mahogany
1950s Gibson L50
Sigma 12 String
Farley the Cat
One more with all the rest
Deering Maple Blossom 5 string
Gold-Tone Tenor Banjo
Eastman 615 F-style Mandolin
I put a couple of Eastmans for sale and picked up this
Sounds fantastic! I will try to make a video tomorrow
Edit: Here are some clips
Rhythm Guitar, Rhythm Mando, and Bass are Band In A Box, otherwise, it is me
I found a killer deal on an unbelievably clean 1966(possibly 1968)
175. The pickups, pots, and tuners are non-original, which made it relatively affordable.
Original frets in great condition! (I used to have a beat-up 65 es175 with totally flat original frets that lost its mojo when I got a fret...