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Little Red Rooster Records Studio Progress Report 

Hi All!!
We are tearing up January of 2013 with energy and new ideas. Our Pro Tools system passed on in December and in exploring the possibilities of repairing it, have come to the conclusion that there are a number of new ways to do things, that are available to us. In this series of podcasts we will be talking about our thoughts and ideas we are having, in discovering the new reallity of recording in the modern world.

1966 Vox Phantom Bass & Vox Caster Special 

Here are some interesting instriments with a great history. The Phantom seemed to have been around the Vox Room since it was new. Being sold and coming back to the store over the years. I aquired it directly from Dick Rossi (Owner of the Vox Room) in 1986. $1200.00. The second guitar is one I had built. It was started by my wonderful freind, Gary Cooper and finished by Jeff Pierson. I call it a Vox-Caster-Special because it has P 100 pickups like a Les Paul Special, Styling and parts from a Tele, and Shaped like a Vox Teardrop. It has a Bixby Vibrato and a Shaller Roller Bridge. $800.00.

60's Vox Ac50's 

Here Are a couple of Vox AC50 Heads and Cabinets for sale The head on the amp shown below was purchased in 1965 and was stored in a closet for 38 years untill I purchased it. The Cabinet that goes with it is the Super Beatle Cabinet that was in the entry way to the Vox Room Guitar Center from 1969 to 1984 when they closed. This set is priced at $3,000.00. The second one was used extensivly by myself from 1969 to present. It has a Trolly with a single 15' Speaker and is a great sounding set up for guitar. It is priced at $1,500.00 Feel free to call me at 916-532-3091 Gene

57 Fender American Vintage Strat Warmoth Birds Eye 

57 Fender American Vintage Strat Warmoth Birds Eye Maple Neck - $1200 (Lincoln Ca)

Beautiful American Fender Vintage Stratocaster 57 re issue with a Birds Eye Maple, Warmoth Neck. One of the most popular instruments in history, the Fender Stratocaster guitar is certainly the most imitated electric guitar ever. 1957 the peak of the maple-neck Strat era was a benchmark year for the instrument, which had evolved from early incarnations into an archetype.

I purchased the guitar with a different neck in 2001, I don't think it was very old at the time. The neck I purchased in 2004 ordered by Encore Music in Auburn. It is a Fender Licensed, Warmoth "Boat Neck " style and had it installed by Sonfather guitars in Rocklin. The pick guard was changed to the anodized aluminum before I purchased it. I then replaced the white pickup covers and knobs with cream ones. The guitar is really striking, clean, and without dings or neck wear, it looks new. Call if you have questions!

Gene 916-532-3091

Blonde 1963 Fender amp $2,500.00 

Here is a fine 1963 Fender Bandmaster amp in Great operating condition. The Blonde Fender amplifiers were produced between 1960 and 1963. These amps included all of the piggyback Fender amps (the Tremolux, Bassman, Showman, and Bandmaster) and a few of the combo amps, including the Twin amp. Two different colors of grillcloths were featured on the blondes, oxblood and wheat. There are several experimental Fender Tweed amps in blonde.

The first time the blonde tolex was used on a production amp was on the Showman. The following quote is featured in "The Soul Of Tone" by Tom Wheeler.

"We didn't really have a wrapping for the amplifier head, but I needed to use it that night and the only thing he (Leo Fender) had was that cream [tolex], and Leo says, "Oh my God, don't let anybody see it because they are going to want it 'cause you're playing on it, but it's gonna stain with coffee and cigarette butts." -Dick Dale
Contact    Gene Thorpe  for more information

Big Changes at Little Red Rooster Studios! 

We will soon be changing to an upgrade in our recording system as our old system has been failing us. Over the last few decades recording has been accessible to anyone who has a musical idea and wants to express it. The unit we like so far is the Digi 003 Rack as we have become used to the 001 I think it will be a sufficient upgrade but still be a tried and proven roadworthy product that there are many experienced users that share info and troubleshooting tips. We will be looking forward to releasing a new tune from this platform. Stay tuned for the next Rooster Studio's update!

Notes on Life! 

C, E-flat, and G go into a bar.

The bartender says, "Sorry, but we don't serve minors." So, the E-flat leaves, and the C and the G have an open fifth between them.

After a few drinks, the fifth is diminished; the G is out flat. An F comes in and tries to augment the situation, but is not sharp enough.

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