NEXT APPEARANCE...

USA

AUG 23, 2017
BUMBLEFOOT at
The Iridium
NYC
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AUG 25, 2017
BUMBLEFOOT at
Mexicali Live
Teaneck, NJ
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ASIA

SEP 3, 2017
Guitar workshop at
Ban×Kara Zone-R
Tokyo, Japan
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SEP 3, 2017
Bumblefoot acoustic show at
Good Heavens
Tokyo, Japan
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SEP 5, 2017
Bumblefoot acoustic show at
Ban×Kara Zone-NY
Nagoya, Japan
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SEP 7, 2017
Bumblefoot acoustic show at
Twice Cafe
Osaka, Japan
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SEP 9, 2017
Bumblefoot acoustic show at
Jesters Care For Kids Gala charity concert
Hard Rock Cafe
Pattaya, Thailand

SEP 12, 2017
Guitar workshop at
John Lau Guitars
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

SEP 15, 2017
Bumblefoot concert at
***Venue TBA***
Dhaka, Bangladesh

 


EUROPE

SEP 17, 2017
Guitar workshop at
Nerve Centre
Derry, N. Ireland

SEP 19, 2017
Guitar workshop
***Venue TBA***
Athlone, Ireland

SEP 22, 2017
BUMBLEFOOT at
Filarmonica Paul Constantinescu
Ploesti, Romania

SEP 23, 2017
BUMBLEFOOT at
Form Space
Cluj Napoca, Romania

SEP 24, 2017
BUMBLEFOOT at
***Venue TBA***
Romania

SEP 25, 2017
BUMBLEFOOT at
Fabrica
Bucharest, Romania

SEP 26, 2017
Guitar workshop at
The Gate
Iasi, Romania

SEP 27, 2017
Bumblefoot show at
***Venue TBA***
Chisinau, Moldova

SEP 29, 2017
Bumblefoot acoustic show at
Miejski Dom Kultury
Bochnia, Poland

SEP 30, 2017
Guitar workshop at
Copenhagen Guitar Show
Copenhagen, Denmark

OCT 1, 2017
Guitar workshop at
Copenhagen Guitar Show
Copenhagen, Denmark

OCT 2, 2017
Guitar workshop at
Guitar Academy
Nimes, France

OCT 3, 2017
Guitar workshop at
ATLA music school
Paris, France

OCT 4, 2017
Guitar workshop at
***Venue TBA***
Tours, France

OCT 5, 2017
Guitar workshop at
***Venue TBA***
France

OCT 7, 2017
Bumblefoot w/ Pat O'May at
Salle Bleu Pluriel
Tregueux, France

 


USA

OCT 14, 2017
Bumblefoot (one-man performance) at
The Token Lounge
Westland, MI
Facebook Event page
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OCT 19, 2017
Bumblefoot (one-man performance) at
Whisky A Go-Go
W. Hollywood, CA
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DEC 21, 2017
Bumblefoot acoustic show at
Trees
Dallas, TX
Facebook Event page
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DEC 30, 2017
Bumblefoot (one-man performance) at
The Funhouse
Seattle, WA
Facebook Event page
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MORE SHOWS COMING SOON...

 


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

 


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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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