RG550 Jam!

My 1987 RG

Ibanez RG-550 ZCat Hold Reverb jam

4 minute jam with my Ibanez RG550 (1987) and Marshall JVM Satriani amp. Drone provided by ZCat Hold Reverb pedal. Recorded October 2016.

Pedalboard Upgrade – March 2019

Replaced a few old favourites including Tech21 Flyrig RK5, Strymon Flint, Boss CE-2, Xotic EP Booster & Pitchblack tuner & have taken my first taste of Helix with a Line 6 HX Stomp – well impressed initially & so much more experimenting to do – both with & without an amp. Kept some old favourites on board though – CS-2, Mini Dejavibe & have my old faithful Diamond Memory Lane Jr in the Stomps FX loop…

Gibson SG Standard – New addition! – July 2018 – Black Beauty

Delighted to get my hands on a nice Gibson SG again – this one’s a 2016 Standard.  I said bye to a nice strat (as a trade) but to be honest I’m preferring Tele to Strat this weather. Until now! – this SG is a dream to play.

Tele & SG for the foreseeable!

2019 – Deacci Upgrade!

SG upgraded with Deacci Pure Vintage ‘Zero’ (neck) & ‘Two’ (bridge) pickups

The Deacci’s have sparked the guitar into chimey phat clear goodness – cheers to Declan Larkin for working his magic again!
http://www.deacci.com

12th May 2018 – A milestone & a new addition

Big thanks to my lovely wife Claire for getting me this custom built Telecaster for my ‘big’ birthday. It was built by Jay’s Custom Guitars in Co. Meath (cheers again Jay!) and styled on an American Cobra car – I put Deacci Teletone Z pickups in it & have been using it non stop since my birthday.

Jay kindly customized it for my birthday too – his builds are fantastic and his attention to detail on the paintwork is astounding – highly recommended!

Presentation day with Jay!

 

Thanks Matthew!

Big big thanks to my son Matthew for coming up with this double quick. WordPress kept coming up with a message about ‘no logo’ so I mentioned it to Matthew & asked could he design a guitar oriented logo for me – fair play he had this ready in 20 minutes – thanks son!!

The Morning After – charity fundraiser gig 28/12/2016

Lough & Quay, Warrenpoint – CMRF / Guitarist Ireland fundraiser night

Every year at Christmas time, the guys and gals at the ‘Guitarist Ireland’ Facebook page organise and run a raffle to raise money for Crumlin Children’s Hospital, Dublin. This year it was suggested that bands might run an event to try and help out so The Morning After decided to give it a go, on short notice.

With the help of The Lough & Quay Warrenpoint, the girls who helped with the raffle (couldn’t have done it without you) and everyone who turned up on the night, we did the gig on Wed 28th December and were happy to report that we managed to raise £710 for the CMRF Charity fund.

The total amount raised by Guitarist Ireland was over €20,000 so a fantastic effort from the GI admins & organisers, sponsors and everyone else who helped.