STUFF I USE AS OF APRIL 2014
sell one, buy one
have a home studio up in Harlem plus my space in Brooklyn. PLUS I CONTINUE TO SELL STUFF OFF SO IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING.
TRUE! I try to come off all slick but I’m a big geek for equipment so if you want to talk about that
TRUE! It’s a bit sad; we all should be out helping others survive, and here we are fetish-izing shit on the internet, having spent the last 10 years in our bedrooms, doing endless hammer-ons.
TRUE! I need tighter parameters, I’m going soft, so I’ve been streamlining my shit. Soft synths have gotten to the point where…it’s just easier. I’m sorry, and as you’ll see: I’M AN IDIOT
Here’s some machines I use at home to make music, upon which I’ve spent far too much money (and so have you if you’re reading this boring-ass page)
HEAR ME NOW! I still seek to make new, fucked up, and beautiful sounds, people!
Here’s what I got, past and present…new section I’M AN IDIOT documents stuff I’ve sold:
ANALOG: i love and have:
2 Wurlitzer 200a student models, 110 and 220v for both sides o the ocean
I’M AN IDIOT – I love and have sold:
Akai- AX-80 / Fender – ARP/ Rhodes Chroma, Chroma Polaris 2 (underrated as well) / Roland- Jupiter 6, Juno 60 (VERY STUPID. LOOKING TO BUY ANOTHER RIGHT NOW) / DSI Polyevolver keyboard / Oberheim Xpander , Matrix 12/ ARP: ARP- Odyssey, AXXE, 2600/ Sequential Circuits- Prophet 10, Prophet VS (fucking brilliant and underrated)/ An Optigan! Explore this exclusive club of freaks and losers at their website www.optigan.com.
drum machines/ beat boxes:
Maestro Rhythm King, Rhythm Jester, Acetone Rhythm Ace, ELI Compurhythm (my fave), Synare (a la “Whip It“), Yamaha RY30, Roland 505 (sucks but that’s good sometimes), Boss Dr. Rhythm, Seq Cir TOM, Oberheim DMX
’50s Deagan Vibraphone
Swedish-made pump organ, circa 1900
standup Baldwin piano
trumpets, percussion, piles of stuff i can’t really play. A Latvian lute of some kind. A dulcimer from the ‘20s. Harmonium, bought in New Delhi off the dude who made George Harrisons sitar. True!
Korg MS2000, Micro X, MiniKorg
AKAI MPK 88 controller
– Avalon (V737)
– Manley VOXBOX
– 4 Empirical Labs Distressors
– UA 1176 remake
– set of racked Neve 33135s
– RNC and a RNL
– HHB Radius 10
– Rolls Mini Micpre
– Lexicon MicroVerb
– Oberheim/ Gibson Echoplex
I have, uh, lots of guitars.
….though I am slowly selling them off! Make me an offer! Sold pieces marked SOLD
Ampeg Stud (Tele-copy, Ô70s?) THANKS MARC!!
Dobro lap resonator, recent
Fender Telecaster, 1965 with factory Bigsby
Fender Telecaster Custom, 1972 , black
Fender Telecaster Custom, 1972, cream SOLD
Fender Telecaster reissue, Black, mexican and cheap (somebody in NYC has it but I forgot who; i should be more careful with my shit)
Fender Telecaster Custom Shop , Bronze, early 90’s SOLD
Fender Mustang, old and all fucked up
Fender Jazz bass, sunburst, Ô70s SOLD
Fender Telecaster Bass, yellow / white 1968
Fender Lapsteel, lovely, from the 40Õs
Gibson Les Paul Custom, cream, late 70s MY FRIEND MARC HAS IT
Gibson Les Paul All-Gold , 1955 (? this is actually my wife’s )
Gibson SG, Les Paul Custom reissue, 3 pickups, ‘80s reissue, white SOLD
Gibson SG, black 1996 with Ô72 S-100 Guild humbuckers
Gibson ES335, 1976, walnut with Bigsby
Gibson ES345, 1972 , stereo, white refin SOLD
Gibson Firebrand ES-335, 1981 (?) , maple? w Bigsby – these rock and are underrated!
Gibson Les Paul Signature (goldtop) , 1973 SOLD
Gibson Les Paul Signature bass (goldtop) , 1973 SOLD
Gibson EB-0, 1966 white refin SOLD
Gretsch 6120, 1958
Gretsch 6120 Solidbody, 1956 (the one that looks like a Roundup but isn’t) SOLD
Gretsch Duo-Jet, 1964, black with Burns tremelo
Guild Starfire V, 1976?? , PINK!!
Guild S-60D, black, ‘77….these rule! New to me! Why didn’t I know this??
Guild S-70D, white, ‘79 if you have a black one you gotta have a white one
Guild S-100, 1972, black, Bigsby….my main shit!
Guild S-100, 1974, natural with oak leaves and acorn inlay SOLD
Guild S-100 Polara, 1965- white refin, swapped out the single-coils for some HBs
Guild S-300-D, white, ‘79 twin humbuckers, rad
Guild S-300-D, white, ‘79 why not have 2
Guild S-100 Polara, red, Frankenstein, maybe ’65-68?
Guild Jet Star 1 bass-black, 2 pus
Hagstrom I , 1966, white on white, rad with the vinyl padded back made in SWEDEN
Hagstrom I bass, 1966, white, companion to above guitar.
Hagstom 1 bass, 1965, black….yin yang
Hagstrom I bass, 1964, violet , lovely! perfect for a girl
Hagstrom 1 bass, 1962, red/black
BC Rich Mockingbird, natural and brown, mid 70s and rocking your ass, dont dis this
Danelectro RI Baritone, pinkish? cheapo and good
Danelectro RI Baritone, black, cos you can’t have just one
Danelectro RI dual lipstick pickup jobbie, Black , cheapie, with whammie bar
Danelctro RI blue sparkle 6 string Hodad SOLD
Electra, Les Paul shaped, red with built in effects cartridges, maybe early 70s? (somewhere in the city)
Trussart Steelcaster, rusty with the hole-y back, 2001 SOLD
Goudin Les Paul copy, mother-of-pearl, 2000ish?
Gibson acoustic, Hank Williams JR. reissue from the early 90s
Martin 00-17 Orchestral, new
Martin D-15, new
Vox teardrop Stingray bass , red, 1964
a couple nylon stringers, cheapos
I was mostly using an 80 watt Bogner Shiva 1 x 12 combo for loud rocking, with a single-speaker extension cab, but it blew up and now I just have the cabinet
Marshall JMP 100 watt head MK2 w matching cab, 1978
Marshall plexi combo, 1972 SOLD
Ampeg Reverbarocket 2, blue tolex, 1963
Ampeg Jet II, 1964?
Fender blackface Bassman w Tremolux cab, 1965 SOLD
2 Fender blackface Princeton Reverbs, 1965 and Ô64
Fender blackface Pro Reverb, 1966 SOLD
Fender Deluxe Reverb, ‘70s
2 Fender blackface Vibra-Champs, 1966 and 1964
Matamp 150 watt head (like Orange), late 60Õs?
Vox AC-30, late ‘60s
Gretsch 6125 from Ô63?
Harmony 2 x 12 (like Supro Royal Reverb)
Polytone 102, ‘70s RARE AND RAD
Ah fuck it, this list is partial
MOBILE SETUP with little Akai controller and an Apollo Twin, so I can pop and lock on the plane.
I am working on both Pro Tools 10 and 11 in Harlem running off a Intel quad-core and in Brooklyn a Intel Duo core. I have a UAD QUAD as an interface.
Plugins and such too boring to list…
How do you do your thing? Tell me stuff, trade with me, because….
Still I seek unidentifible magikal sounds. Still I desire machine-control thru pure thoughtpower.
Don’t you, hot ones?