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The Rolling Stones 14 and Counting
25 Jul 2014Leave a Comment88,003 views

Finally home from the 14 on Fire leg of  The Rolling Stones Tour.  Had a great trip and got to see some amazing places and amazing gigs.  I am very thankful to have had this great opportunity to travel with such a great group, both crew and band.  One of the more memorable gigs was in Tel Aviv, Israel. It was extremely hot, on an outdoor stage that Continue reading »

Rolling Stones
1 Aug 2013Leave a Comment100,173 views

Derek Phelps just returned from the 2nd leg of The Rolling Stones 50 and Counting Tour (GRRR!) taking care of Darryl Jones. What a great experience and an awesome group of people to work with, both crew and band. “I’m very happy to be home and have a pile of repairs coming my way in the next few days which will keep me quite busy”. Check back for Continue reading »

Guitar Techworks Interview
21 Nov 2011Leave a Comment5,504 views

  Guitar Techwork’s founding member Derek Phelps, is featured in the November issue of Total Guitar.  Total Guitar caught up with Derek Phelps and The Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson in London during their recent European Tour.   Rich gives you a candid interview on the current album and the band’s future plans.  The ultimate bonus:  Derek gives you a two page spread of photos and details offering a one Continue reading »

Portable Guitar Workstation
21 Jun 2011Leave a Comment8,918 views

We finally found a good supplier for a very useful road/portable tech work station. Suitable for checking as baggage, or easy transport to local gigs, whatever your case may be. This work station has 4 compartments, 3 small and 1 large that is under the body support. AND the best thing about this area is it’s deep enough to hold a roll of gaffer tape!! Dimensions are: 17″ Continue reading »

Warfield Marquis for STP
20 May 2011Leave a Comment6,820 views

Back on stage for the Stone Temple Pilots show at the Warfield on November 1st, 2010. Two instrument techs take care of the Deleo brothers throughout their powerful, body pounding set of well crafted Rock & Roll. STP are one of the finest – and few – true Rock acts in the World. Our thanks to STP, JETSTREAM, management and staff for their hospitality, and for welcoming Guitar Continue reading »

Joe Walsh Amps
2 Feb 2011One Comment22,218 views

In our latest addition of “Stage Works”, we bring you photos from the latest Eagles tour. These were shot at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California on September 2, 2010. With over a dozen guitar trunks you’ll see that the band’s four guitar techs have their hands quite full. Special thanks to The Eagles, Victor Rodriguez, and all the Eagles crew for letting Guitar Techworks come down for Continue reading »

Black Crowes
2 Nov 2010Leave a Comment15,195 views

Here are some recent Black Crowes gear shots from HOB in Dallas on 9-26-2010.  Great show as always, you should really try to catch this band if they are anywhere near. I had the privilege of working for Rich Robinson for 6 years as his tech which gave me the ability to see the world, work with great people and great guitars.  It was good to work with a Continue reading »

59 Burst
24 Oct 2010Leave a Comment7,524 views

Here are a few photos from the AGS 2010.  A lot of traffic, but not as much on Sat due to the baseball game. Everyone expected bigger numbers on Sunday, and got them.  We have seen a lot of cool guitars, a lot of new builders and met some really cool people.  Our neighbor, had a 1960 Les Paul Burst that we have a sound clips and videos of. Continue reading »

Eddie Van Halen Frankenstein Guitar
9 Sep 20103 Comments10,144 views

Imagine being told that you are going to be doing some work for the most pioneering guitarist to date. In 1985 I heard these words, and then the most recognizable guitar in the World was delivered to Tom Anderson’s shop. Our job was to bring “Frankenstein” back to life. While in our care we would end up moving the bridge to where it belonged, and fabricating a custom Continue reading »

8 Sep 2010One Comment5,427 views

Let us take a look and listen to your amplifiers and check your tube bias.  Biasing is a very necessary maintenance item that gets overlooked or left out most of the time.  Your guitar is number one in the chain of good tone, and your amplifier finalizes the message.  You can only experience the best tones and performances when both elements are working together  in perfect harmony.  Some amp upgrades could entail Continue reading »