NEXT APPEARANCE...


Guns N' Roses

APR 23, 2014
Golden Gods Awards
Club Nokia
Los Angeles, CA



BUMBLEFOOT

APR 26, 2014
Bumblefoot at
WAF JAM
Fundraising jam for
The Humanitarian Water & Food Award
Pumpehuset
Copenhagen, Denmark

APR 28, 2014
Bumblefoot at
Guitarland
Minsk, Belarus

MAY 22, 2014
"An Evening With Bumblefoot"
Vinyl - Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, NV



Guns N' Roses

MAY 13, 2014
Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Bethlehem, PA

MAY 16, 2014
ROCK ON THE RANGE Festival
Columbus, OH

GNR Las Vegas Residency
The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel

MAY 21, 2014
MAY 24, 2014
MAY 25, 2014
MAY 28, 2014
MAY 30, 2014
MAY 31, 2014
JUN 4, 2014
JUN 6, 2014
JUN 7, 2014



BUMBLEFOOT

'GUITAR GODS'
USA TOUR

Featuring Yngwie Malmasteen, Bumblefoot, Uli Jon Roth, Gary Hoey

JUNE 12, 2014
Wilkes-Barre, PA
F.M. Kirby Center

JUNE 13, 2014
Huntington, NY
Paramount Theatre

JUNE 14, 2014
Sayreville, NJ
Starland Ballroom

JUNE 17, 2014
Englewood, NJ
Bergen Performing Arts Center

JUNE 20, 2014
St. Charles, IL
Arcada Theatre

JUNE 21, 2014
Toronto, ON
Phoenix Theatre

JUNE 26, 2014
Seattle, WA
Showbox Theatre

JUNE 27, 2014
Portland, OR
Roseland Theater

JULY 3, 2014
Beverly Hills, CA
Saban Theatre

JULY 8, 2014
Tucson, AZ
Rialto Theatre

DATES COMING SOON!!!


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4 - THE SWISS CHEESE GUITAR


I started working at age 12 painting album covers on the backs of dungaree jackets for $20 each (most people asked for Iron Maiden's first album or Killers) Ibanez just came out with the Roadstar series of guitars, which were Stratocaster copies with a better vibrato bar on 'em. When I was 14 I saved up enough money to get one selling at the store I took lessons at - the wood was cracked, it was last year's model, it was $180. It was a 1983 Ibanez Roadstar RS135BK (bought it July 3rd, 1984) First thing I did when I brought it home was pry the paint off it and sand it down to the wood.

(pic taken Feb 16th, 1985)

This is another guitar that went through alot of changes. Put a humbucker by the bridge. At one point I hung old skeleton keys all over the guitar - made the guitar too heavy. I left it as is for a while. Put a Floyd vibrato and a locking nut on it eventually. I wanted to make the guitar look like someone took a big bite out of the body. My dad had a bunch of drill bits - I drilled away the wood where ya rest your picking arm, and in the end it looked like shit. So I kept on drilling and eventually it looked like Swiss cheese. I went to an auto paint store with a slice of Swiss cheese and told them I need to match that color. They hooked me up and I painted it yellow. In the early 90s, DiMarzio re-wired the guitar for me, with a Chopper pickup by the neck and a Tone Zone by the bridge. They put in a single volume knob and a 5-way toggle switch - 1) bridge pickup, 2) bridge pickup as a single-coil, 3) both pickups, 4) both pickups out of phase, 5) neck pickup.

This was my main guitar until I hooked up with Vigier in '97. When Vigier built the "Bumblefoot" guitar, I laid the cheese guitar to permanent rest.


(pic taken Feb '97)

 

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