NEXT APPEARANCE...

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

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

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

DEC 21, 2017
Bumblefoot (one-man show) at
Trees
Dallas, TX
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*All Ages*

DEC 22, 2017
Bumblefoot (one-man show) at
BFE Rock Club
Houston, TX
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DEC 23, 2017
Bumblefoot (one-man show) at
The Rock Box
San Antonio, TX
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*All Ages*

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

DEC 30, 2017
Bumblefoot (one-man show) at
The Funhouse
Seattle, WA
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*All Ages*

 


2018

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

FEB 9, 2018
Sons Of Apollo at
Magic City Casino
Miami, FL

FEB 11, 2018
Sons Of Apollo at
Plaza Live
Orlando, FL

FEB 12, 2018
Sons Of Apollo at
Variety Theater
Atlanta, GA

FEB 13, 2018
Sons Of Apollo at
Cat's Cradle
Carrboro, NC

FEB 15, 2018
Sons Of Apollo at
House Of Independants
Asbury Park, NJ

FEB 16, 2018
Sons Of Apollo at
Town Ballroom
Buffalo, NY

FEB 17, 2018
Sons Of Apollo at
Music Factory
Battle Creek, MI

FEB 18, 2018
Sons Of Apollo at
The Forge
Joliet, IL

JUN 22, 2018
Sons Of Apollo at
Hellfest festival
Clisson, France

JUN 23, 2018
Sons Of Apollo at
Graspop festival
Dessel, Belgium

JUN 24, 2018
Sons Of Apollo at
Teatro Degli Arcimbodi festival
Milan, Italy

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

JUL 1, 2018
Sons Of Apollo at
Ramblin' Man festival
Maidstone, England

JUL 14, 2018
Sons Of Apollo at
Dynamo Metal Fest
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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*TICKETS HERE*

AUG 18, 2018
Sons Of Apollo at
Prog In Park Fest
Warsaw, Poland
Facebook Event page

SEP 22, 2018
Sons Of Apollo at
Ancient Roman Theater
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
*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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