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Location: Fremont, Ohio, United States

I am an attorney by day, but that's really just my "backup gig" in case this whole "musician thing" doesn't work out. ;^) I was been blessed with the opportunity to write freelance reviews for Guitar World's Bass Guitar Magazine, and I contributed regularly from the Spring of 2006 up until Bass Guitar Magazine's demise. This was, in itself, a dream come true, and an opportunity for which I am truly grateful. But this was a stepping stone to bigger and better things, and I am now the Editor-in-Chief of Bass Gear Magazine ( Our first issue came out in August of 2008, and we are now the leading bass review magazine, worldwide. Of course, on the topic of my true blessings, I have a wife and two kids, all of whom I greatly adore, so my time for music/bass/songwriting/performing, and yes, even the occasional practicing, is not infinite. Nevertheless, I really enjoy my time spent playing bass, writing and recording songs, and just getting to "play" with all that great gear! This blog is a result of these external interests...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Skjold Lion's Pride Model-A

Here are some shots of my latest Skjold (thanks, Juneau!). It is a Lion's Pride Model-A, with an ash body, redwood top, 3-piece maple neck, figured maple board with redwood blocks, Skjold SD-1 pickups set in the '70's Jazz position, and a custom East/Skjold Deluxe preamp.

I am going to pick it up at Pete's new digs when he moves to Ohio next week.

I'm sure I will post more when I get it my own hands. Man, I can't wait!

I'm really anxious to check out my custom East preamp, too. I had asked Pete if it was possible to get his Deluxe preamp set up vol/vol, but still retain the option to switch to series mode. In series mode, the two pickups act as one big pickup, so you can't have vol/vol. But here's were John East got really slick. You switch to series mode by pulling up on the first volume knob, which then becomes your master volume (and the 2nd vol is inactive in series mode). Slick!



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