I have the pleasure of owning several TK Smith pickups and one of his Telecasters. Several months back TK sent me his Summertone pickups to try. They are a Bigbsy inspired design/tone that drop in a P90 Dog-Ear route. I have been waiting to find the right guitar to put them in and decided on a Baritone! This was not a drop-in! I had a luthier route the body and the pickguard to accommodate. The results were phenomenal. I wrote this little ditty below with the Summertones. It is an appropriate tune!
Had the great opportunity to throw down a few examples using the Carr Rambler. I had about 100 gigs with this amp this year, giving me many opportunities to get to know it. From Huge Tin Roofed Texas Dance halls to really small packed bars I was able to get absolutely killer tones from this amp. The quintessential gigging amp as it is know for. A Modern Classic!
I have recently had the privilege of working with Michael Tuttle Guitars as an artist. It is a real honor. Michael makes very high-end instruments. Classic, but refined. Known as one the best ‘fret’ men in the business. My own guitar was made to my specs and is a beautiful example of modern vintage. 2 tone burst Classic ‘S’ style with a humbucker in the bridge. A few touches like roasted neck and stainless frets are further examples on his exemplary luthiery.
I have a few video examples on the site and on my instagram page here: Rodney Gene Junior Instagram
From a recent session for Carr Amplifiers – Watch in HD!
Recently had the opportunity to write an original ditty for Grez guitars for an Vintage Guitar exclusive video. Barry Grzebik is a California luthier. he makes unique high-end archtops based on the original RC Allen molds. He has a real gift for acoustical balance. Visit Barry at grezguitars.com
The Effective Musician Mindset
I offer one-on-one lessons for non-beginner players (basic chords, fundamentals and note names required)
$49 per hr via Skype or in person – Austin Texas.
My primary focus is genuine improvement as a complete musician. These are all real-world ideas that have supported my own development and rapid progress as a professional musician. They will support you as well.
- Style Technique: Country / Blues / Rockabilly / Fusion / Soul
- Skill Building
- Focus and Follow-through Techniques
- Working with Backing Tracks
- Song structure – Song building
- Professional Mindset
- Success Mindset
- Gear Consulting / Choices
- Tone approaches
- Embracing / Understanding your individual talents and strengths
- Rapid learning concepts
Please email info @ rodneneygene.com to schedule.
All payments made via Paypal. All lesson appts. are paid 24-48 hr. in advance to maintain time slots. Thank you!
A recent user tutorial for the Ethos Overdrive… this is the performance only sections from the video. We lost alot of sound quality in re-formatting the video as it was quite lengthy. But it was fun to play some of these tunes as well as a couple of original grooves.
For more info on the Ethos overdrive and to see the full tutorial on the Dumble tones visit: www.customtonesinc.com