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The Rolling Stones Tour Dates
31 Mar 2015Leave a Comment7,548 views

                        The Rolling Stones are BACK! AEG Live announced the 2015 N. American Rolling Stones tour this morning. 5-24 PETCO PARK  San Diego 5-30 OHIO STADIUM Columbus 6-3 TCF BANK STADIUM Minneapolis 6-6 AT&T STADIUM Dallas 6-9 BOBBY DODD STADIUM Atlanta 6-12 CITRUS BOWL Orlando 6-17 LP FIELD Nashville 6-20 HEINZ FIELD Pittsburgh 6-23 SUMMERFEST MARCUS AMPHITHEATER Continue reading »

How to carry your guitar on a plane
26 Jan 2015Leave a Comment4,033,404 views

So…it’s something we have all been faced with…How to carry your guitar on a plane. Fortunately,  you don’t have to worry about it. What you do have to worry about are the uninformed uniformed attendants that will surely want to challenge you when their main concern is the overhead bin space. You know, the the compartments that most people stuff with luggage for a 30 day trip (that Continue reading »

The Rolling Stones 14 and Counting
25 Jul 2014Leave a Comment4,432,960 views

The Rolling Stones 14 on Fire   Finally home from the Rolling Stones 14 on Fire leg of the European 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 Continue reading »

Rolling Stones
1 Aug 2013Leave a Comment2,644,914 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 Comment14,209 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 Comment3,107,941 views

 Portable Guitar Workstation   We finally found a good supplier for a very useful portable guitar workstation. 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!! Continue reading »

Warfield Marquis for STP
20 May 2011Leave a Comment29,318 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 Comment113,557 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 Comment28,020 views

The Black Crowes gear shots from HOB in Dallas on 9-26-2010. The Black Crowes always put on a great show, and if you didn’t see them in the past, grab a DVD and check it out… 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 Continue reading »

59 Burst
24 Oct 2010Leave a Comment17,282 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 »