"Back in the garage with my bullshit detector Carbon monoxide makin' sure it's effective People ringin' up makin' offers for my life I just want to stay in the garage all night We're a garage band, (oh) We come from Garageland, (oh) Twenty-two singers, but one microphone Back in the garage Five guitar players, but one guitar Back in the garage" "Garageland" - The Clash
Garageland is where I work when the factories and offices are closed.
Garageland is where I go when the clubs and the pubs and the venues are gone.
Garageland is where I can do it myself. Build it myself. Play it myself. Be myself.
In normal times, Garageland might be a business or a service – but the world of work has changed, and I’m doing things more for myself these days. In other times, other circumstances, I might be a technician, or do this professionally – but now’s not exactly the time. If it was all about the money – then I suppose I could always buy and sell, wheel and deal, import and flip, but I’m not into all that. I’m always happier in the moment, and I know there are countless others out there – just like me…
…Happier playing. Happier learning. Happier making actual things. There’s nothing quite like building your own guitar, to begin to find out just what makes it sound the way it does. Build it yourself – do it yourself – play it yourself.
Another lockdown? If it’s all the same to you – I’ll be in the workshop.
LATEST BLOG POSTS
A properly cut bone nut is one of the keys to great tone – but cutting one properly can be a challenge. Even with the right tools and a refined approach – it can take a while. But it’s well worth the effort.
Swapping out the nickel hardware on a Fender ’65 Re-issue Jaguar neck, for a replacement set, in gold.
I’ve already done a dry-run assembly. So – now that the body has been finished and polished, piecing my JagStang build together again should be an absolute breeze…
“The disgusting stink of a too-loud electric guitar;Frank Zappa
now that’s my idea of a good time.“