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Eddie Van Halen Frankenstein Guitar
9 Sep 20103 Comments20,512 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 »

Greg Howard, Green Day Stage Right
28 Aug 2010One Comment19,887 views

Here are a few photos from the Green Day show in Dallas, TX on August 27, 2010. Greg Howard, a good friend and very busy man, has been with Green Day for a long time!  I got to inspect the backstage area and take a few pictures of the setup. When Greg isn’t moving gear or riding motorcycles, he is working at his business, 3 Monkeys Amplification.  Check Continue reading »