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The Rolling Stones 14 and Counting
25 Jul 2014Leave a Comment2,572,767 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 »

Warfield Marquis for STP
20 May 2011Leave a Comment25,219 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 Comment81,892 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 Comment25,807 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 Comment15,987 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 Comments23,095 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 Comment23,754 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 »