NEXT APPEARANCE...

USA

OCT 18, 2017
Bumblefoot (one-man show) at
Vamp'd
Las Vegas, NV
*FREE Admission / Age 21 & over*

OCT 19, 2017
Bumblefoot (one-man show) at
Whisky A Go-Go
W. Hollywood, CA
*TICKETS HERE*
*All Ages*

OCT 20, 2017
Bumblefoot (one-man show) at
The Merrow
San Diego, CA
*TICKETS HERE*
*Showtime: 10:30pm / Age 21 & over*

 


ASIA

OCT 28, 2017
Guitar workshop at
Guangzhou Music Factory
Guangzhou, China

OCT 28, 2017
Bumblefoot concert at
Guangzhou Music Factory
Guangzhou, China

OCT 29, 2017
Guitar workshop at
Guangzhou Music Factory
Guangzhou, China

 


EUROPE

NOV 15, 2017
guitar workshop at
Duycker
Hoofddorp, Netherlands
*TICKETS HERE*

NOV 16, 2017
Bumblefoot / Thank You Scientist
Poppodium Nieuwe Nor
Heerlen, Netherlands
Facebook Event page
*TICKETS HERE*

NOV 17, 2017
Bumblefoot / Thank You Scientist
Paard van Troje
The Hague, Netherlands
*TICKETS HERE*

NOV 18, 2017
Bumblefoot / Thank You Scientist
L'Orient Express
Caen, France

NOV 20, 2017
Bumblefoot / Thank You Scientist
Le Petit Bain
Paris, France
Facebook Event page
*TICKETS HERE*

NOV 21, 2017
Bumblefoot / Thank You Scientist
Le Jas Rod
Les Pennes-Mirabeau, France

NOV 23, 2017
Bumblefoot at
Reflektor
Timisoara, Romania

NOV 24, 2017
Bumblefoot at
Doors Club
Constanta, Romania
Facebook Event page

 


USA

DEC 14, 2017
Bumblefoot (one-man show) at
Hard Rock Cafe
Pittsburgh, PA
Facebook Event page
*TICKETS HERE*
*All Ages* (Under 21 with Parent / Legal Guardian)

DEC 15, 2017
Bumblefoot (one-man show) at
Top Fuel Saloon
Braidwood, IL
Facebook Event page
*TICKETS HERE*
*All Ages*

DEC 16, 2017
Bumblefoot acoustic show at
The Firehouse
Richmond, IN

DEC 21, 2017
Bumblefoot (one-man show) at
Trees
Dallas, TX
Facebook Event page
*TICKETS HERE*
*All Ages*

DEC 22, 2017
Bumblefoot (one-man show) at
BFE Rock Club
Houston, TX
*TICKETS HERE*

DEC 23, 2017
Bumblefoot (one-man show) at
The Rock Box
San Antonio, TX
Facebook Event page
*TICKETS HERE*
*All Ages*

DEC 29, 2017
Bumblefoot (one-man show) at
Liquid Joe's
Salt Lake City, UT
*TICKETS HERE*
*Age 21 & over*

DEC 30, 2017
Bumblefoot (one-man show) at
The Funhouse
Seattle, WA
Facebook Event page
*TICKETS HERE*
*Age 21 & over*

 


MUSIC CRUISES

JAN 21-25, 2018
Performing w/ "The Stowaways" All-Star band at
Shiprocked Music Cruise

FEB 3-8, 2018
Sons Of Apollo at
Cruise To The Edge Music Cruise

 


JUN 29-30, 2018
Sons Of Apollo at
Be Prog! My Friend festival
Barcelona, Spain
Facebook Event page
*TICKETS HERE*

 


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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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