Saturday, July 30, 2011

Bard Song recordings

Big studio work today. The winners of the Blind Guardian ebay auction came to our studio today to re-record the Bard Song with us. Andre and me already did our takes and in the moment one of our Canadian friends is recording the bass. I'm curious about how the final version will sound like.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Fates Warning

After playing I don't know how many shows ourselves over the last year today the time has come to be a fanboy again and see one of my alltime faves live: Fates Warning. I didn't see them in ages and I am really looking forward to the show!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Full Contact Hardware

Some time ago my friend Frank Aresti told me about a company called Full Contact Hardware, which offers replacement bridges for many guitars and basses. Their concept sounded very interesting, their bridges have full contact to the guitars body, which should definitely inprove the tone and the sustain, on top of that you have much more options to adjust all the settings, like individually changing the string action for every single string. I got very curious so Frank got me in contact with the guys and they sent me one of their bridges which I installed on one of my Les Pauls. My first thought was "Oh god, it looks like a Floyd Rose, with all the little screws..." but as soon as I installed it I loved it! Installation is pretty easy, adjusting the settings is no problem at all and most important, the tone definitely improves, not to mention the sustain. I still have to get used to the different look a bit, but I can definitely recommend this bridge. If you got interested, check out their homepage at