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Title: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on March 30, 2016, 08:33:00 pm
I’ve been meaning to post a Roadcase entry for a while, so I can come back in a few years from now and see if I’ve made any progress. Probably more than the normal Roadcase inaugural entry but at my age if you don’t note things down you  forget.

So put the kettle on, make a brew, open a beer or roll a big one, let see who’s here at the end.

Today seems an appropriate day as it’s my 60th birthday and I got my first guitar – a Fender Squier Strat – 20 years ago for my 40th. I should therefore be celebrating being a guitar player for 2 decades but that would be far from the truth, so today marks 20 years of guitar ownership……………….big difference, And apart from lots of consolidating I can happily say I’ve now completed the Intermediate Modules, my 60th being the target I set when starting April last year.

So where did it all go wrong? Well I was one of those beginners who thought they could learn everything from a few books and playing songs from tabs in the early days of the internet. Yes I could play bits of songs but really didn’t have a clue what I was doing. None of the books I used really covered to fundamentals of rhythm guitar, despite showing strumming patterns and all seemed to end up with an expectation of the student reading music, so I never really go it. Add to that the year before my 40th I’d just restarted martial arts, after a short break and went back to the beginning so I could train with my daughter. This consumed most of my leisure time and we ended up running our own Karate School for 6 years. Despite this I’d pick up the Strat or my Encore acoustic now and then and noodled a few songs I could remember but it was really just stagnation..

Fast forward to 2011 early retirement at 55 and a move from the UK to France………………

To kick start my guitar ‘career’ I got hold of a set of Dummies books (Guitar, Rock and Blues) and my retirement present from work was my Washburn HB30 (Tabaco sunburst ) but.2011 was a hectic year - as not only did I retire but my father passed away, the house sold quicker than we expected and by October we were renting an old French presbytery in Lower Normandie as a base for house hunting, whilst all our belongings including the guitars, were back in storage in the UK.

Mid winter and bored my wife bought me a cheap (35 euros) ‘classic’ guitar from Lidl of all places and I started learning again as I had the Dummies books as pdfs on my laptop. After a few weeks of nylon strings I bought a cheapo Rock Star Academy acoustic from Amazon for £60 but hey it sounded good. Playing wise I rushed through the books to refresh what I thought I knew but more importantly to see if I was capable of playing things, especially specific licks and thought I just might be able to finally play!! We moved into our own French home Feb 2012 and that then became the priority. Playing resumed late autumn.

Then late 2012 I found Justin’s website and got stuck into the Beginner’s Course early 2013. The rest as they say is history. I’ve learnt more in the last 3 and a bit years, than in any of the previous 17 and feel I’m on my way to finally becoming a guitarist. Still not sure what I would call myself at the moment…………not quite good enough to say Intermediate so maybe Advanced Beginner if there is such a thing. Who knows who cares as I can now play a good few songs and been known to record the odd one. Just need to get over the singing hurdle but when you’ve a voice like mine……………….

So I’m here 20 years on and moving into proper Intermediate territory. I just hope that I develop at the rate at which I’ve done in the last 3 years or more while I’ve still some time on this planet.

Strange things started happening last year, when I became sort of creative. Where that sprung from I ain’t a clue but I’ve got 4/5 projects at various stages that I can now take another look at now I’ve ‘finished’ the IM. So watch this space. I’ll list these here in the not so distant future so I can track their progress.

I would like to say that the forum has been a great help and support since I first logged on – never really did forums much before and was getting peeved with Facebook. I’d like to think I’ve made some good friends here and hope I’ve not asked too many inane questions along the way. But it’s been fantastic to have folk to share things with, people to seek assistance from and a kind of peer group/contemporises who started around the same time as me, who I can measure my progress. Some have gotten ahead of me as I stumbled through the BC and have made great progress. Rossco springs to mind as we’ve kinda been parallel for a while and you’ve always been supported and “Hey \m/ Joe”  Jesper as well. Good to see them and others making great progress. And thanks to all those who’ve provided feedback on the recording I’ve posted over the last year. Oh yeah and a few fellow bikers to boot.

Apart from Justin I’ve got to add a special thanks to 4 of the people that I’ve found the most helpful and who given me inspiration to try different things.

Stitch – For showing me the world of yellow boxes and the fretjam website. My world is now full of intervals and my eyes are now open to so many things. Seeing those little yellow patterns have really help my impros and awareness of notes around fretboard and a new appreciation of Julie Andrews !! |Doe A Deer with max gain and chorus / flanger anyone ?

Shadowscott – For always being there with constructive and in depth comprehensive answers to not only my questions but others, who in turn help me learn and understand more than I ever could by following the courses alone. May your mileage always vary.

Close – My go to guy in the early days when I needed to navigate the forum and another knowledgeable member always willing to help and share what he knows. Take his harmonising scales post the other day, top stuff. Now if only I abided to his mantra. Plays songs, play songs, play songs, play songs, play songs, play songs, play songs, play songs and the play more songs!!

TB-AV – Man I used to think this guy was talking Swahili ! None of his replies made sense and then things started to slowly sink in. His suggestions to try certain things and think about why or how they work, of leaving more answers to find, made me think outside the box. Or he’d lead you out of the box – like he did with some chromatic patterns and a few other pointers – leave you there so you could find you way back in. Truly inspirational, so thanks TB. Our own musical Yoda.

So where next ?

Ambitions
Complete the following :
Consolidate the IM
Transcribing – must get my ‘stuff’ together with ear training………..pants at the moment!
CAGED
Blues Rhythm and Lead Courses
Fingerstyle Courses
Rock and Awesome Licks Modules

Find a jam buddy here in Normandie/Bretange

Ultimately to hear something, transcribe it, play it – but reincarnation may have to be a factor in this one!

Play all the songs on my bucket list and more.

My Gear (in order of acquisition - pics to follow)

Fender Squier Strat Black
Marshal Lead 12 Amp
Encore W265 acoustic
Zoom GFX707 multi effect pedal
Behringer GX110 Ultraroc Amp
Washburn HB30 TSB
RSA cutaway acoustic
Washburn HB32 DM
Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Strat TSB (MiM)
Fender Mustang III V.2 and 2 & 4 way footswitch
DAW – Reaper

Oh and an old Banjo up the loft which I must dig out one day.

Bucket List – Songs To Learn/Play – so many many more than these but guess you need to start somewhere. Ok was going to list 20 but could cut these down any further! Too many songs not enough years.

Those marked * I’ve dabbled with in a previous life, way back in Tab World

Lynyrd Skynyrd
Freebird *
Sweet Home Alabama
Born To Run
The Last Rebel                             plus many more

Fleetwood Mac/Pete Green
Man Of The World *
Albatros
Oh Well Parts 1 and 2
Green Manalishi
Black Magic Woman

Deep Purple
Strange Kind Of Woman (MiJ)*
Smoke On The Water (MiJ) *
Highway Star
Child In Time – replace keys/organ with guitar piece

Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here
Shine On You Crazy Diamond

Hendrix
Red House *
All Along The Watchtower
Hey Joe (full version)

Led Zeppelin
Stairway To Heaven 
Ramble On                                     so many I just had to start somewhere.

Iron Maiden
Afraid To Shoot Strangers *
Clansman *
Fear Of The Dark *
Holy Smoke  *           
Seventh Son of A Seventh Son          plus way too many to list here!!!!

Metalica
One
Nothing Else Matters
Mama Said *
Unforgiven

ACDC
Back In Black
Thunderstruck
Whole Lotta Rosie
Highway To Hell         a starter for 4.
 
James Taylor
Fire and Rain
You’ve Got A Friend

Robin Trower
Bridge Of Sighs *
Long Misty Days *

Gary Moore
Parisienne Walkways * oh and the changed name version
Still Got The Blues

Groundhogs
Cherry Red

Iron Butterfly
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – yes all 17 minutes worth !

Staind
Its Been A While
Outside

Black Crowes
She Talks To Angels
Twice As Hard


I could go on and on.

Well If you still here, thanks for listening to the ramblings of an old man and see you again soon.


Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: stitch101 on March 30, 2016, 10:07:59 pm
Glad I could help and looking forward to hearing your new found creative projects.

Quote
My world is now full of intervals and my eyes are now open to so many things.

Those yellow box are to open your ears  ;) to new things.

Cheers and Happy Bday.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: LievenDV on March 30, 2016, 10:11:36 pm
Yes! I -love- a good story and this sure is one!

Kudos for your guitar bravery; holding on to the dream and restarting despite everything.

Really nice of you to use this opportunity to decorate those who booster your journey.
I'm pretty sure they'll feel the same about you as well as you have been a growing yet always constructive and positive vibe for this community.

Some cool songs on that bucket list; biggest smile for "oh well" :)
"Hey Joe" will give you a lot of room for your creativity and practicing "sweet home alabama" will boost your picking. (only recalling what I experienced in these songs ;) )

doing great, now keep up that good work! ..and thank -you- for the cool story, you're a great contributor.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: close2u on March 31, 2016, 12:35:01 am
Great story Toby
Retired at 55 to France ... living the dream right there.
I too learned more here than I had in 25+ years of strumming fron folk song / buskers books.
Keep on keepin' on.
As Neil Young might say:


Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: Shaolindelt on March 31, 2016, 02:22:01 am
Awesome Toby!  Just really joined the forum a few weeks ago so glad to see some successes!

Just curious - what martial arts?


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Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: Joerfe on March 31, 2016, 10:52:09 am
Toby, what can I say other than what a great story. There could very well be one or two songs in there.
Rock on, my fellow ex-karate ka. I did Shotokan for 7 years before wearing out!
\m/
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on March 31, 2016, 02:44:57 pm
Thanks for all the positive comments guys and support. This forum's kept me sane on many occasion when things have not been working or sitting right, so recognition duly honoured. I'm also glad I've been able to help others with what little knowledge I have!

As to my MA time bar a few years break 22 years of Wado Ryu and the dying style of Muchindo (brought to the UK mid 60s....think my old association are the only ones teaching it these days) Kobojutsu and a little Jujutsu. Not one to tout belts and grades but I graded folk to Instructor level at Wado and taught Muchindo and Kobojutsu.

Lieven yep quite a few challenges on that list but I think Oh Well Part 2 is a pipe dream. Part 1 maybe once I improve my embryonic lagato skills.

Will upload some pics this evening as I've just reorganised my 'studio' to accommodate the new gear  :)

Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: Shaolindelt on March 31, 2016, 06:44:05 pm
Awesome ... Been doing martial arts (kenpo) for 30 years.  My guitar expertise is much lower ... :)


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Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on March 31, 2016, 08:00:08 pm
Ok pics as promised. My Gear  :)

My trusty 20 year old Squier Strat Affinity - never been set up and always played brill.

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/1_zpsxx21m2p3.jpg)

Encore W265 which I've had for about 15 years. Set up last year now plays like butter - even barres  ;D
(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/2_zpsyboaodzh.jpg)

Washburn HB30 - My retirement present from work after 38 years service. Nice ES335 clone.

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/3_zpsjz8y7l4x.jpg)

Cheap and cheerful Rock Star Academy acoustic. Kept me ticking while house hunting in France and way better than the LIDL Nylon Classic which does not grace a picture!

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/DSC_0278_zpspfgyvvdy.jpg)

Washburn HB32 Dark Mahogany - a xmas pressie from my wife 2014. Its grown on me and feels great.

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/5_zps8owxigiy.jpg)

Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Strat (MiM). TSB finish with pearl effect guard and 'antique' knobs. Lusted after a proper TSB strat for an eternity and now its mine, all mine. Ha Ha Ha Ha (fiendish lafter).  8)

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/6_zpsrwbeiwsd.jpg)


(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/7_zpsgcmwarmg.jpg)

Fender Mustang III V2 - 100 ferkin W and additional 4 way switch to go with the stock 2 way (still in box)   ;)

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/8_zpsb8sl5rb0.jpg)

Behringer GX110 Ultraroc Amp 30W 99 effects, owned for about 12 years I think ?

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/9_zps67ktfv7s.jpg)

Behringer Xenyx Q802 USB AI. Nice piece of kit, two mic and jack inputs and dovetails with Reaper on the PC.

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/10_zpsohwt3jeh.jpg)

My trusty old Marshal 12 Lead practice amp that I've had for 20 years and it was old then. Still sounds good and gets dusted off now and then..............but now sitting behind the Behringer but accessible.

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/11_zpsftecezru.jpg)

Zoom GFX707 effect pedal. Loads fun with this puppy  :) :) :)

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/12_zpsbbevbmdh.jpg)

AI close up.

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/Behringer%20Xenyx%20Q802%20USB_zpsivwyp53q.jpg)

New 'studio' set up with everything accessible from my desk. Ain't I one happy bunny ? Oh yes  8)

(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/DSC_0275_zps9lt3gney.jpg)
(http://i1368.photobucket.com/albums/ag167/tobyjenner/13_zpsfflkhf8d.jpg)

And that's about it for the interesting stuff. Bye for now  8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: Rossco01 on April 02, 2016, 08:31:09 am
Great story Toby and you're definitely living the dream! Only just read your roadcase as weve been away camping. Congrats on finishing the IM I reckon Ive got another month at it if I focus on it.... songs are just too distracting for me but I do need to press on. Thanks for the name check its a pleasure learning alongside you. Youre diligence to mastering things keeps me in check from moving on too quickly.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on April 02, 2016, 03:56:05 pm
Rossco

Thanks for that, hope you had a nice Easter break.

Yep its been good taking this journey together, so thanks for your support. You always remind me I should be learning more song and finally start friggin singing !! Shame I'm not still in the UK as it it would have been good to hook up but never say never.

Now get on and get that IM boxed off  ;D

Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on April 06, 2016, 07:57:36 pm
Well I have a good few days messing with my new Fender products but have just realized that despite learning quite a few songs over the last 12 months, I've not posted a recording (of me playing) for 5 months !! Looks like too much focus on the IM, so I've been learning Poprocks & Coke the last couple of days and hope to get a recording posted soon. Nice work out for barres and 16th strumming  :) also a bit fast for me so a good challenge.  8) 
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: KasperFauerby on April 07, 2016, 08:30:19 am
Wow, nice setup - that's a proper man cave! Congrats again on the new strat, it looks awesome.
I need to show my wife those pictures, she's convinced I'm having too much gear and too many guitars in my little basement studio ;)

Next on your list should really be a decent set of studio monitors, unless you're ok with headphones only during recording/mixing.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on April 07, 2016, 05:01:36 pm
Kasper

Thanks for that, it was supposed to be my wife's craft room when me moved in but I kinda took over. I've told her the strat is probably the last guitar I'll "need" but neglected to say "want"........as the cheapo acoustic (black) needs to be replaced at some stage.

As the lounge is next door its headphones for me, as she's normally watching tele when I'm playing/practicing. Monitors would be good in the long term but the black item on the desk is a somewhat loud iPod dock (think it puts out about 50W or so with EQ). That's fed by both the PC (for music) and the AI (so I care share with folk if required). I've 80 sq metres of loft space that I'd love to convert at some point and 1/3 or so of that would be a sound studio  :)

 
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: Rossco01 on April 07, 2016, 07:47:28 pm
When you get that studio converted we can all have a road trip to jam out in it and christen it properly!!
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on April 07, 2016, 08:09:52 pm
When you get that studio converted we can all have a road trip to jam out in it and christen it properly!!

Sounds like a great idea. I've been look for some pics of it but can't for the life of me find them - will have to take some more.  8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: suzidownunder on April 07, 2016, 11:50:34 pm
Great read Toby! Well done and happy birthday. Rock on! X

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Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on April 11, 2016, 07:36:32 pm
Just sat down and went through areas I need to focus on when consolidating the IM. Also had a look at the Master The Major Scale lesson pdf and I'm really excited about starting that alongside consolidation.

So with a need to restart both PMT and JUSTIN Method Exercises and learn some new songs, my new schedules is going to look like this for a good few months.

Master The Major Scale
Major Scale with metronome 8ths @ 110 bpm   

Min Pentatonic & Blues Scales Impro    
Major Pentatonic Scale Impro
   

JUSTIN Method BC then IM = BC158   

IM Consolidation
One Minute Changes Barres & Triads
Triad Grips
Legato
Picked Fingerstyle
RUST - Percussive Hit & Chips Spread Splangs, Muted strumming, Bending Strings
Notes On The Neck

New Songs - BSB 1 & 2, RSB & Bucket List

Practical Music Theory
   

Total Practice Session Time   60-75 mins
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on August 02, 2016, 07:30:20 pm
Well after my collaboration with the Schlaffwagen crew (Roman and Leo) I've been meaning to update my Roadcase to share not only the experiences of working with others but a few other things I picked along the way. However, with the family here on holiday things are hectic and it will have to wait for now but hopefully there may some info that might help others new to the recording/mixing game.

So instead here's a video that seemed fitting for the Ascension Day backing track. The tracks creators Third World War are nowadays seen as proto-punk but back in the day in the early '70s would have been seen as just rockers. The group were a true working class outfit and given what was happening in those days, you can see where the lyrics for the song came from. So anyway fast forward 10yrs or so and Thatcher acts to bury socialism once and for all during the 1984 miners strike. Now I'm not wishing to politicize the forum but this is just how it was at the time.





So hopefully you'll enjoy this for now and my update will follow asap.  8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on September 03, 2017, 04:47:17 pm
Been a while since I updated my Roadcase but after a rainy day in Normandy I finally started some initial work on upgrading my 21 year old Squier Affinity. So here's some pics. Soldering to be done later this year when I'm more confident.

Project Affinity & Beyond

Nervously took a hand drill to the scratch plate for mounting the coil splitting mini toggles :

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Mini Toggles in place :

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(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/UC6k_0ULUOGKtxsBDxg3LfWJDC03UeoOb3REAIJR0u0eAhv42zDJJpxLFzNaF5dYrxrcFuYTbYWk_o7gFS6mZVnvCBPELlCfskqq3SLjVm3I9OcervTMbIixfegA4tktiIIyBHcKRZx34SzcIwf717X9LP0X64cNGXoG_qME-nPtjOg1xPUX9QI9G3Pnbsb9-5FQgu41cpWdl-fVDNhe7aW1hi22in7e1ga0ZyYJhAz-s4DE5tsgyqOcd1Z7pas6fvgxgmr9DHG54SFd2aJonxxSZqpiYcwydDPCbjcfGwA_quZspGmSq30SsC95_m94XNNtMjCyW6D8DvTfP7MGou2ZKlC0PxMSlOFVSsnaQba1Ki4pTmYoBFuE4bcKRYOANSPMYzt6reX0khjbJ0UxEP2eGh1ka12tnFIOEuQfsQb1b19RN70el7dnSviraeNSF_I3yzl9tK06TlmnZ-eYsE5RTb6-Za7nvSJcSsLOJkcX1V_Nc2lfWWs9o5BLb3gV0N5-OmxBJhy1_kelUYU78rH5VyaABYe7To3eDnyB0Xf0iG2Z29GSakrcqI5EorbkyW1pYabk2BWI5nnQRZyfbUZU4pPnrXlemlrtIVoh6BEoaa5-e8R6=w840-h630-no)

Pots and 5 way added next :

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/NJpPdlIhMbiKM3QyHm4HQL5bXrwoVf4N-xRAX1SX7gU92DpSUB7f4d6hWWW1q7QNiu2q-7hiQgLZf-uPtobr4UUojZq8610krXrxSsUwVfJoXYoougETZbZnJ_X9UdsthnAiYe77wFgcauJ1znPRWbUt_O87SApWFG28orO0JB5AEZNJ7Euuz3u_QHvJdBPty6CxV_FjtcwQw3kF0588IhuXwS0OSTvLN-JV-1U-kLx2lnQ89z0DS0jJvFwAGoJrpon3io1otfJGjziyZ1ZQ2uBeG1h785g-6jIqrBtkfUMn4eqwDFOWQZ5jPyrXXG1w5zwOWKRZ3RrAXtIRDYADQ6H1Tcg2P-Y12PRU6nELlRD9aJBOwwsUFp3jwjZctVNGZ5yl9CryzWsgQu_5ylA06pwgSxp92_HEHechWe6ftyYkB4O-8hmgi50EKwpY09d6pIWy_5AUSIkEzC7osijnGTXz6wLetSO7kdNIM0VreYLLyMhBedwd9AVKUZoB9_GzaoQxbQWuQLykYFBHDZ3UQQEjn04xbRiRmWAbHnmSlXa-dfEhmxvlrshHOSJuwBLg7YmRoBLPT9aRLJbk0V7EISknOnUOeoXH1ZsiwBrkQW93TWzRDwGg=w840-h630-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/vZ3KP7iM5fBdXgtdF88nAD60LFutL6Xk0sTL4oi_i1piWjL_c6_fttjUGeWj35pV4ZtfXmP-of2z21Leqw9pwQb483Ovq3f7qHJzhKI18TmyH2wqZ8XqdKfAVfJg26O6ozN2Elv_NA-2fZ7RGQaWda1PG7sn0-JQM2A0VTlgAQr5wlv8o-bpk5oV_UcIsGW3caPc-5npoZtNBcIPgrbfHtUNHiRsQVPwdxmvZSHYa6DoNwRg-QTLSDUof-h5FvXXcgMQ9cKc1wBpqjDPumb7iLCHC3Xk3KWn3JkXnMz0N5UI3V1meBq2M0TVyRfAp-ptvcsI75zGAagPuYBVLRuC3vMdfTKtMvPsj3yLpFF28Y_bcArcDA-Q2FI7TXorIxnVJB3t8K6MWVGhZ9e92YOcn0TyhzLVga-nQeAIY_jWBTg0RKdsmp5DJxd9lhcMlepibu1QfRCF_agyKXf7ldop4nbqiudsyvM81QafdSbyr7x0BUPvu_K157s05pz6CFEWAauJBppKbvGdQRMWqovvc-IUhZ-D3CXEjKpyDEX3W7WWYrFi9VJ2xagBns5zy-b-25dUSZ7iJhIopnJn9OsCQAmg1Ws5-ruigzj6ZTK9hp8_bm8bIYJF=w840-h630-no)

Then finally the HSH Pups - Iron Gear Hammerhead HBs & Smoke Stack II single

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/CmUyQ_haPwkWykqkwJueP21enmJKpvfSF3bzatuftB5AK_q2IqmP5UUqaDPAQcgrPFXml5WYxjSRgChTogFNPzLI9igNWN-0wq0toewM929Ff8Tuix4c20Xaf6Uh8JtftMtDzWSrfKzuj11XcT0LT_0aZMk3-OHZxO68rcbQzfZ2F831qALudnWyS1NTkDtbDBqCufaRxQPsa9bw-jrztaF37e9g0QqiEoa3GDOVmLaS5KgErxM-hjLvTm9ZW597Z0yZFYJj4sX1vNQThRugqZQa6huHiiyVVK4IdPPyj4L5GgbQ31BNEA15j45WdhvGqldKZj_Kdk_ArVX3sK0UuH8HoRvZaNIkvJz-YvFX-0H4Youv-ITix1yoI8BouYUjW7KBdpK9iC3-2mn-_h-aL3uNuXe0SWOWW5LI4zhMFCUeViZDuVXMTI-lGNi6Y-UC0VwcaKpLs8wNcUT93D6-vB4yvPHCeMU97dxAyQ56Vz8uYnDSLqIZU7yYvc7gptTnH_rOFpB7s3Jcw302t63Te9rql_QMZOhJDUGsropTTnGl-QlIayK55mM0fyEhYSyCA586JkPc-Sn34hR6Wo9gvYU91R1Mq_e6nQ5qO2y5pRxGiwqz-e5A=w840-h630-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HzmqaV2hHnNrIHS6HAt5LVwUfL_EamrQiHlW-0aBgN0wa1GYjWxr_GrHGehJbNdMHhAoMfBQxX06fIfuKADslgBfoONsqCvahX98F4kXuSgg2_AUQNdl1y_Wsp_3jSwtDEs2iTiLabohAex2iFXXzn_v0aGV7o5hS98LvQ4A5GMKACL-V94NoSr-Ni6dyIiZyrj-Gx-Et6SysEFbqXy-QFfDsVhPijNht8MI3BTSLuCBr_wVnEw7syL2bEqkE4owbd6tEpg0h-0X1Q6lvb_42mfSEjLk_XArwfGSWB9Uj8vba2hlPKtWmdOzjnICNH4gFKHQiGoSrb9ySDm-8lNRbjidY9Q3j-pYK6aCWehlHq0Yxq79W8j1OBrr3vdohqrhlgtXUBiv1bVVj53vhy3gTc9T-Zi23Jg7-6ZAqIr9T5sm86Jh052qDaDDERyQY9JMsOqt3v4Y2q0dChbOHQ7Yrb_LPEmBgwP2soNZHShh_Dairl4fCjwXS8S38wAoBcmFaG-HIQdVYKkN2YdkqR2xPw397LNr2poMqxjRZxXmvrnPG6uZ5_8PHDWwFvTuOBvfkgYuBLJsBoskkH_9bv1z8aQXTHSyBN9zVDfHFc3HUJ-qvZ7QkmpR=w840-h630-no)

Next step - dismantle the Affinity and offer up the new plate to check clearances, before soldering. Going to use the old wiring rig for experimenting and testing. Once that's been de-solder and re-solder to a good standard, I'll wire this all up.

Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on September 03, 2017, 04:50:29 pm
Forgot to add, the bottom Tone knob will be a dummy and used as a blend pot, so both HBs can be used at the same time.

Big thanks to TB and Dan, for advice and answers to all the dumb questions I was asking a couple of months back. Without their input I don't think I'd would have the confidence to take this on. Cheers guys  8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: close2u on September 03, 2017, 05:21:10 pm
Watching with interest. I recently acquired an Affinity Strat and am unsure what - if anything - to do with it.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: Joerfe on September 03, 2017, 08:22:50 pm
Very exciting!
I'd love to being able to pimp my own guitars, but I know myself well enough to not to.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on January 26, 2018, 06:22:55 pm
Thought I'd let folks know that I'm finally making some progress on the ancient Squier upgrade. Its been a few months now but every time I reach for the soldering kit, I start bricking it (quaint English colloquialism) and decide to put it to one side for a bit. Mind you I've been busy with other things but the French Monsoon season has kinda forced my hand, so I've made a start on a few connections and am typing while the iron heats up for round two !!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/p2FubOmuMsGN5Q2n4rM42puL3d-OXX4nJQi0g--7FqxNnAme9WdD9UHLt1SxcQQzij0Wy7VGiGBMTzLWhZtcoCMnlUMvIJ4NFWfuy94k53ca27KRFOOiHR5ETCl9JrwdsA2gnt6cr9rLZzB7LfEpBRB8R6Yp_bG6hVHP2H0Llr2Wt3YhLDtdEq4uN4YrbYJ4oS4bFLbu7F9yuCgoolwqWoRh-_66dfONgrnAEUfakg3v68UQDmuaypU8C3PQ18rhkXZo3petFBnHeABl-NINY9GHiv8ii-_XhvMfWDfTcNfiItAFwIvye_crknR5GV9z2_E67j5SbY-70XQ1RLYiA1llpyAriPQkMkx-lZ4pOzlEwOseyV7e_litxJIQD1iWuFPyID--eraRDue2Lcofw-RKBGwKFg2xUD6RtBzNRJJh1wtuTAbGw8hxYI0H_GXD74u4c4Ivak8oPhaM23Ocgf9avrlYWlkkHNdhQmvMAvQ3woBesIJ7BcELP1EfmGZb7HCFXwdljlSG7uSE6HB2TWiuyolLGEL2vLr7YiqmnHaNkveNczHBw79xq_cECHbK_JBh5gh_OBKow4nlJzSAX0wi7pi8n9X-s1v1bIAIYUl6OVexWGuIXc1F1WrweTPA_ezPcwx98mw9ll5x8wAfNOZyGOeLIvwi=w1116-h629-no)

If there's an award for neatest wiring and soldering, I'd be asked "are you kidding?" but hopefuly function over form will win the day. Biggest ball ache was soldering the micro switch to split all 3 pups but now that's done I'm hoping its plain sailing from here.

If this guitar picks up a signal when I'm done, I'll be friggin amazed but you live in hope. As I seem to be on a roll, I'll keep you posted.

Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: DavidP on January 26, 2018, 07:26:56 pm
Slow, steady and methodical, Toby. Then sure you'll get it right.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: MrBumble on January 26, 2018, 10:15:34 pm
I'm glad you've found time to get on to something practical - it's very rewarding.

Your soldering is nothing to be ashamed of. I've seen worse from supposed professionals!
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: close2u on January 27, 2018, 09:33:21 am
Aha - back to the DIY Toby.
Nice one.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on January 27, 2018, 01:07:26 pm
Thanks guys. Looking more like Spaghetti Junction now  ;D

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/fQgGLUF9XIxAlWT32jatv2h2zmARrI5h_54JYRjvPCcjd9bM_4WLDKs-lYSiwjhxudit_CPqGyBBs_caGh1dlQknYynZGkaHeOnkTV2ws7A0a70eFQfWgfCTIUIPSDLyra6KQ6xET88pqAs9QqHf5c0md-qdtYfBsUP6hLwR_xm883QFX46wrYLuTC2KM2t4eH5NE4FdEqjEMWlegCIHUAsvI1iGGOyD9XuwXW_73mgu8TvteeogRWrmNNYx4MyV0IFiBZ6zeDcU1HKPX5iupeHlw0OvZoXCRVFJMIIjH0tK_2M2SLUzppgM0_GsG1uttqSAmprb-hr7DMMJKn5UydAvYXOLlj1NwNjcUbep8UIBiYkjuwRRCr-c4fiq5BzMC0PSLHvSSZDct6kVkoD6lOuyV6LNFfOX-_CcNHQQmU8CxjCfNnW4tQBTNld49oEBX-zDGPkXs9aX1WLwaNsRARNxlibedCRpJh1LsMcoKfQDq1h5_1eZ1TBOu2HVIx-uWwYCJz36EobSRpE7YI6S9OirFZOg-XbVd7vC1SG45sakw824jlsld0D-od6gNlV4nIV9UFEJrjBJynZdRAhhjwOzd0hU-_YVmDnTDBc=w355-h629-no)

Just need to solder new jack to vol pot and add grounds for it. Then its strip and shield the "strat" solder the grounds and test. All being well if I get sounds it will just be a case of reassembly, restring, adjust and play. Or if it goes to rat's pooh, back to the beginning.

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on January 27, 2018, 07:56:40 pm
Well another step nearer to completing this project. Body needs a good clean before shielding and I may need to trim a small section - neck pup to 2way etc a bit tight.

Pic below is just temporary to see everything went in.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/29VcqVIiMcqGXAjon1uSq4gVmeSoudGN93-8vZt1l6xYNFzn7780gjWhU87T-8OBevKbjo4PPTDHspoHifLX7VliwuFM-zcX3m_qv-lEyeK61B5SFmRdb98XB1x53trYe99Im4ZH8UKij6pUF2tF9sqWs8WGepIClJMoGtTb9i96GpEdshoOLS5LZ9xD5tyBobuCT6yFnANV9d4TdMsFi4T0HoIN7GiST3Qf7L2R5zeQ4CEB5bJ2BJ11RTwSqHUtkJO_K5xXmmhjc0GxsgZxSVqDD4iQwAIk-VGE65oaXh6ukf-py7ENbVJv92gvRJcXOoHKWhuEJmv_0IUfGn9Z2jIIJer8MFcG8BQ3phMLVVJHJyR64-Rqwwf29ZKcXdzejGQOWR3chYYsFQmd7xyZid5pEuIfV2VrEFRBKYG7IOi4bI2xvJTzRTHyJUEpyrxfwnWJeIXYPrlPSFQ5JBppusTvUMyp8O1FbzKrYmkAmQdAnkjS0QH106YgFUianzH3TEtZkJYRV-aOwrH5jgVD0pnjX1yZSrBBwKdayO_zdp7qJac-0wL4WOPfEHC2lRpAoYYA42dshe6GuRqZKsHplhANPtZFZKmXSIjzUlLk48qwGN0gtMnU-jnxdJS-wJz-pJIMhYEKN7fGvnpRas-meEeRC-d9cLkb=w1116-h629-no)

Good news is I have sound after plugging in and taping the pups with a screwdriver blade, even the 2 way coil spliters  seem to be working ! Bad news I attached the jack before realising the wires needed threading through the body first. Doh, first boob so far.

Anyway more testing tomorrow and I'll take my time on the last few stages. How the pro's knock this work out in a few hours I'll never know. But can't wait to play the damn thing now.

Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: DavidP on January 27, 2018, 09:03:26 pm
That's fine work, Toby, and a fine looking guitar.

As for the pros...when you've done 10, 20, 100s of these jobs then you'll do the similar.

Now we can start looking forward to hearing it  ;)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: MrBumble on January 27, 2018, 09:50:25 pm
Bad news I attached the jack before realising the wires needed threading through the body first. Doh, first boob so far.

If I had a fiver for every time I've spent ages soldering up a multipin plug only to realise the cover is still sitting on the bench, or even worse part of the cable clamp, I'd have been able to retire earlier!

It's looking good.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on January 30, 2018, 07:47:58 pm
Finally the last few steps.

Shielding completed though maybe unnecessary.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Y39Mh9d3M9zs1G0WPm9Y211GWXbT7tgw7bOJUjXQmmA2U2Bb6fSupmvJ2D12uamFZufoUa2AHi6L4-Tc8cub_xUk0l56WEu65KZ294j06GkoG-iZ3H4tzuKz-Qf9xeNpAVIU12RNHGNU_jAcpn7oAYrZ8VzpCGjgAqeoGCUceqhuc7zv3utwdKjY8EkmGHLpGybzJdTC5Uv7Yy-Rf4zYuhRTu-S5tSmv5v5yX2_4H-AW0GIfNRiZA-o9KJCsijuvQAN93hCCH0biKEXrB60nDeqpMsLuHwDHWN7NQpl4OufOz2EC15vXjqfti8Tb2TvlS5mG4t-r4C2vyfKxzf9Bj-qCWYgKy9XSuwKgCmdAIUQr2R5qdV8cFEFJsuT1V1E7wNZaH6srEVh94ealcTEwJtcp6JAC4R5Bq8pkJYtvDwP0JWNwzBZ1DYSKy74PZ3rD8IGbLzQD8Z1CoU0TjlhpNBVkQxXUb7qhoRSRluyZYtw72g4mU4tGyLte8ZJIAeO0FdFX-1hIWA-a15g072ye8F_GHGi4YRUCYznIEGperNxpq36LPEUPSFTWajsbx0z9svOtsC6-MR-ileSQ9U6yc_ghIouwUhB2KUgQrhI=w355-h629-no)


After replacing the jack plug leads again and lacing them through, then putting the scratch plate rig back in position, I found the height adjusters for the HB pups were too long.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/SKZjl42dr1nV1K8ZpjC_Wn60xs1ibfI1JGsnlkAHEsV9TVMT1QatKrdU2z5_0M7Tm6Q20BNqb1HRkAIsmwPcse78xOANgeM8CWyvJH0M7vUZ4kfu1UXAO_qOl0rFQIdau8t0SAwsCMgZ_mOh0W5WzO8okUjLX7sRSn2RXv1aThCX4M9fEPShxVuJjRekVKnqFT4CQS4koEPaJrem_Qv0Y8ie-qhWavVMvfUf2PuNu9kmaDXqW3B4OsSZV6b-Abeum7jfMEPCLMpPi12_wq19_yAShC0LjcGTGeBnnFq1WKs-W_LA3R17erdRVMe9a3kP-BX_O3an9WvxJfFYnUwkMVB9brX__uU5Y2ucR0sY7NuIUpBcWFjP7Ug2ctGYWjg-wbuPdWn3t--3CpRC-FUjb9yLB-YykuNAhrOV2-EYoSnJhR6nkGCIPSHmzfv-lZ5-Dr4zdKH0XuQi2gXmkNRk2U4ruCFQN711prWlkfcKap4LBmGmfebgwgm77VabzfiepoJ-2cRI4ZNysjHSZ0EWwcQSLH8m7GwucjTLHikJUCquijQDcoylvEb1hCV1fUN8GI1jMKXoOSA7vEjU2S2LrKtWtRPb7e7CPu0ZoHw=w355-h629-no)

Some tentative hand drilling for the HB pup screws .......

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/PqmFCvoj_keq9_OQPhT2YF-CNd-Oac5yjcrFLrqZfcrfRPzfGe06NbmdjOjRZHOJE2hsR8TaLg8njBHKhswBpGI1CUFmgTX1cED8VQZ8-cLMQsCDYjgj9Cz458yk3HWg1ScgCCTr12DjNNQjyQ2AoAFb_DVl7eGBTx-Uya15MjbOCvnk7mgO3Jr52mbQunMO7gzNF9JUStcweh-y_AmeYI6qsXI1_e6frx8OGWu84pXJAOc74Gv5tA7OhlksnN0W7lIK0Dj3U_4hmCJDV3_DsVW0RFKEnBzWH3_gWtpuvPbJ7oS4cpA5Agd_PUk3byhDIaWQADEp7sxDQtuYeN31WNR7rici5Ku5WPAOs-8MhYfhfyqEX2g1stlIpohkaecpF5jzvKu4FpIcYFSDpa0G27MFVUvFl51rpwjdYDyt2Q4ClnOomJJR6kNXdlyo8GXF1wADxS_Ef_OXA1ZfrpG138-rD2ZEryqZeopSxvKesXMg1fcC0OqARtlymniRqYJLmjuLOZi0oIVB9Oj5XrCzXY_J_4PCT1VviEDXAmc4_3avpLmXI6_IC8P5hm8YZmPsfytuZ5L_-h_jaiznRqttGqmyoyoO6o9TAEliSxc=w355-h629-no)

And everything slotted nicely into place .............. although back plate and scratch holes where slightly off, so the bradl came out.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/8AB8i1_u2INl2HzeJQnMWqjMvRxNHoa9lhVr0QpFHUyPxMSsDy-NyJgv-uIzp2rcBJVZXFKtY9peLNyXZKPfZHcZ4KQPOAs4nRbsERjyO20RoxpmpX-d69rlaFGUy3lea6dNch6BCFdLgYS7ul9HXRP1gVfWsARPhjyDY3VVpMt6iq3Sf2tGfEnnUJtB0S5xHZ-3BZOwTuBBfMUQk0P0teodAHBxLr7wdR3zOc0XTSVmagWAOsEvEPadgSeia1X4P4yJAnd9PzAvagCk70kmKJkgSIIR4G_SGUwQ-HHcCPs0ALtqs_D_b0Cmi9CYU-xp6GOZc2Rer6ryBgKj_ZGc3rPvKdfl6YfcCTK9hUFb0H5joLZtNb49n5C2vEP7rXVS2EXr-HjGhlCiXGIXq1XqhPxgwe8Ob_79u-MTFrVbQpgrcjCTT5PCZ8kJfY5ywatn32aNyftTxZx1H0HoiLNxIvuRwO7x0TJAVoeERbQaTBEaw3eW2aqRi6ypSw19k33yYYe6zRaNRzI3s4aac2Xz5jiHtE_tm6eAUlvuMW-o1gPLHjakkidBu4VctTN8Z7T7ZwfkMGD9VIJR39gHS4sd92cxr0EXLRPQvV2TIC4=w355-h629-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/FdFWWPJATTQb_DyobA0VrEfucydzf7Dmwefc5iPgi5vKbBt78rEVQyZ10gjXl2GlekpzaUa-0u5WvSjFKDVRfABh8nLbrmIDXPrnDc8zRoWoBh10pAIYliW1kigiNrcDI532_aUq3NbQt-6fHqUmnXhdUZWFRGHq0kbRnQph4O3cIFZUauCJjdhQBchrdtw6jv-o9DsWPyB-Jbj-Q7MbyAvju-3U39jjl8JT_4sYVHz2LYeYlbMABJ3U1_C_wK_LkM2nhDT8OMRjG7FcHA2d5IrjKqWQ5oBWFsBiEZ-sGr_sv95-h3gC7DmFCpu2n1t7z9BmANftH0rpw7p6v5g9hTtpkQeZ7ozz9vfOzgFyFIEqAJPSUiHmc3VcS97W6T5gmAqmQs7M_EmYZNXS1m3Lnn5bG-Y4MkOC2QIU-fhjMA8LEPzRarWKtLOiz3MAXoaSA1yEF0wIi_7iym4T9W9nc_HP_xBa-eZzrbGMEuVzPny1mmSnnjw2LnyAJKWdxIvn0ruciIgO8kcmEpsDE9ZVE_Hz8rEwjG3F3x3hjor1hwm59KP5iVeRMYlPuuZ15fBmt3Sx1Spz4lHWQLRXdOM64IW19vmZhneymk_sZOE=w355-h629-no)

So just a case of resoldering the jack plug leads.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/2XsJnV84BepQH8InXth0SAtoTq3lAYM1BKIgrN04kp06Zz15MLZrf_oykiOlp3DOdtMluU7ax_kMa4pEreC2m8LzSzYjF0AvFxXF47dBloT-OKPcmxNBgXBynvpot7OOd2n3weALuownbopwhb4JPXyX9lj4HGKwIVhCMbtgj-hn-q_7_B4Q3w-4nsEodL65KuHo6w0tGP9GDns7IN_2Oe_0Iqvx0SoipEFsGl-kOVb_i4Ak1wxktPQ1itrHUCP4ceupN3QoSURvFL8zOqBayMgDaHEKK8yUVMUiRNeTY0q7lLO4OXlBOK3FUHge9d2aQWG2TfnBgXagvYGZIdYE_czRPbe55O2YoXf4mBqtAncXKW1MCS3bQhG54piKgUcvPkW2QAY6fv8PRh7xj9W_lv3EOggJKwOGlQ6rFDfe5ASc8LnQhl_YMrG1aiRZeWvQlZGjBZAVJ7piAMm6v0uZQPv8ErQ-6BChRan7t_ug5tEM_bF36h-rmFVqXYygdw_qKl_UYw4dTjZBRcQ6e0tSDjcosJwIomq8ef6E8Ia_mqPel3f7ssdSkFxeoyHXLF1l73-BiGOnbQImndfpg-V41-Hf1UGQlJyCB1Txd3E=w355-h629-no)

And then restringing.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/34v4FWfLAiCFW780Y76Zp0OmObNqw2HLWJqp3NNOqMB-L3ncwK72w4LLVZnNUoOWmzPKbDJAVk_G9d-mWdhoY8BCqf6q2jBUVO7ib03IsVmb4jvCd0OBz0B5lWQ9cUlGZeujQoeAfHlvlGN5hf1KQr99qrdXC_ecoqXrS3eB6A9EKI7pRgsw9REhfMIV0aYbrv_6nsp--4PTxBX87AMUI5vEbW-x5tvKpIGc3MEFm2_ozcVVbPKlaMfCtEKVY9forIYLJphHHvQgH_CEZ1RyGYa31YblxMor9khoaDelMGhw-fUjcvCex3_rOoLNTQKpRCSt9699FdYKo8p7h-cYxeypQPpEim4twcNZfipuuEizAKRhuzOZGXejlQlaxXdTci1gSv1gjdFu57hMnfL312MYELRIUsCC9Hykx3Qo4YB-78dhJSxKG5TI9SptSW1HdRCrpj0xc3bYFq1OgWrgfzArNybc7VZ3f5vl45s9ICIN70F4HLjzEH9hcSdXyYvLug-xUh3M3SiVuFLinDyedE3Zv3dKopyPE3p943qIB3F6mIaM-k6qRMN7uRzGxMbEzWY_3NxCaOkn4fTDePfAGvEXb46a34wpotQwAwo=w355-h629-no)

And a well earned beer

So after nearly 22 years of ownership there's life in the old dog. HB sound great and the split coils and may just need some height adjustments. Middle pup sounding a bit weak but maybe just over awed but as my first wiring project I'm pretty made up - surprised it plays - but made up all the same.

So after messing around for what seems an eternity but likely two weeks, its time to get back to playing.

Big thanks to TB-AV and Dan Graves. Without their input and advice this project would probably never got off the ground. Cheers guys!

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on February 01, 2018, 12:57:30 pm
Well everything is now cooking on gas !!

The Hammerhead HBs are hammering and the Smoke Stack II is now smoking hot.

After much thinking about the lack of SSII volume, I sacrificed the new strings to check connections again and found the ground had disconnected. Re-soldered to the volume pot, put everything back together and checked out with a spare Super Slinky 42 - and the mid pup was screaming like a stuck pigs. Relaced a full set of strings and set all three pups to about 4mm.

Sounding good and ready for Justin's latest ACDC lessons. Cushty  8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: close2u on February 01, 2018, 01:00:36 pm
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Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: LievenDV on February 01, 2018, 02:14:16 pm
Now we need audio samples Toby :)
Thanks for sharing, love this kind of stories :)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: DavidP on February 01, 2018, 02:31:31 pm
Good for you, Toby ... have enjoyed following the story.

As Lieven says ... now for some sounds to go with the words and pictures.

BTW, I'm not seeing the final set of pictures.  No idea if that is my local issue or something general.  Would appreciate if other confirm the pictures are visible or not.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on February 01, 2018, 04:50:29 pm
Now we need audio samples Toby :)
Thanks for sharing, love this kind of stories :)

Thx Lieven / David / Close

Yes I'll get some sound bites out once I get back into the swing of things. Just a bit rusty, what with working on this project and a few other things ticking away in the background. But looking forward to applying MTMS and Blues Rhythm modules with the "new" toy. Will most like record a few  "comfortable" tracks for your delight (?), the ones that just fall under the fingers.

Watch this space. NGD ? OGD !

Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on December 27, 2018, 11:20:58 pm
Well Santa has come, so I must have been good and admittedly this has been sitting in the loft for 5/6 weeks but .................... my sweet little Gibson Les Paul Studio Custom is out of the case and ready to rock.

Sorry but I've struggled to drop an embedded link so you can see the pic direct, so apologies for the Google Photos link, anyway the LPSC joins my stable.

 https://photos.app.goo.gl/MGs2YA2HgQyExD4T9


Lighting doesn't do it justice so maybe more pics to follow.

Just a Tele and Bass missing perhaps, a difficult sell to the missus me thinks ;)

Just in time for the solo for the project I'm working on ........ and on and on and on. Soon peeps.

Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: batwoman on December 28, 2018, 01:08:12 am
Nice, very very nice Toby. Looking forward to a few toons.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: DavidP on December 28, 2018, 05:21:29 am
Looks great, Toby, happy guitaring.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: close2u on December 28, 2018, 10:07:43 am
Smoking hot present Toby. I look forward to hearing about your exploits in the world of overdriven rock guitar!!  8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on December 28, 2018, 04:26:24 pm
Finally unfudged the grey matter and managed to post the image below, which is a bit better quality than the first.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/55WB6Dan5595_tfKIPz8o7jzt5xqWx4B07LIG1WtEw-M537dQpNklbyzbN3iPDfypvLsMi82kq5rB1g6fozRaCgTXLO05gC8RP6CO30vLYC16_NjBXdte2kzDNe2VrqcrebSLLlPVg=w2400)


And the original photo ......

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/N5ulMt_8dVli48MetLYRennRHNDtAVA9Pth1f73gBrXm5G047-BIWKRWZhulcpEw2NhrilovQDeNAXyslj7SQ71HG8sW8izBFFwKd41_lh5gnmXvFGaW9BDs_Iiga0hMaxrNA_aitQ=w2400)

Hoping to plug it in this evening, as its been a crazy few days prepping for the family who arrive tomorrow morning.

Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: Rufusragatip on December 29, 2018, 12:50:08 am
Hi,

WOW!
The Fender rebuild is Goofees danglies, Toby, and the Gibson - wow, just wow.
Thoroughly enjoyable read.
Is the gold geeeetar in the rack an Epiphone or a Gibson LP?

Kind regards,
Rufus
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on December 29, 2018, 07:24:26 am
Hi,

WOW!
The Fender rebuild is Goofees danglies, Toby, and the Gibson - wow, just wow.
Thoroughly enjoyable read.
Is the gold geeeetar in the rack an Epiphone or a Gibson LP?

Kind regards,
Rufus

Rufus

Its a Washburn HB30 semi hollow.Kinda Gibson ES335 clone. The mahogany one to its left is an HB32.

Thanks for reading.

Cheers

Toby
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: DavidP on December 29, 2018, 08:37:19 am
Seems like you are a little like Noah, Toby, guitars racked two by two ... 2 acoustics, 2 strat styles, 2 Washburn hollow bodies ... only 1 Gibson LP ....  ;D

Seriously, share a little about the differences between the various guitars ... my curiosity (just for a change) is piqued  :)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on December 30, 2018, 11:28:16 pm
David

I’ve probably not got the ear to give a great description of all my electrics but the Washburn’s fall into the warm mellow vibe of 50 and 60 Blues and Jazz. And as ES335 clones, guess you need to look to Chuck Berry, BB King and T Bone Walker. Both the HB30 & 32 produce similar sound and play like butter. One of these will get a future upgrade to maybe P90s for a Townsend/Santana sound. Both are 24.75” shortscale, so “easier” to play than the Strats. Less string tension.
The Roadhouse Deluxe Strat gives that typical clear, crisp Strat sound but the onboard pre-amp, when in use takes you from super clean single coil Strat sound to a raunchy P90 vibe. So very flexible. Despite my comment on the Washburn’s this is a joy to play and I’m just about getting there “bend wise” but think it will be a challenge if I drop it from 9s to 10s. Normally my go to !!
The Afiinity hybrid mongrel, if you read the project info back in this thread, you’ll see it gives me a super hot HSH set up with the Iron  Gear PUPs I installed. The HB give a medium to mega growl and the double coil central ”single” coil gives an aggressive “clean” sound. But as all three dual coil PUPS can be split I can alternate between clean/crystal/clear and raunchy/loud/good nasty. As my first guitar I always come back to play this old dog but more so since it got pimped.

What can I say about the Les Paul Studio ? Well I just look to the many of my icons who’ve plucked these SOBs and hope I can play a tenth of there tonality. Slash, Page, Marley, Gibbons, Tom Scholz, Gary Richrath, Joe Perry etc. There sound says it all. Just hope I can get some where near that in the future.
As for a second Gibson ? Interesting thought but I’d guess I’d go for the Gibson Byrdland ala Ted Nugent. I think that’s what clicked when I saw the HB30 (despite it being double cut).  Would love to get my hands on something like that but the price range is way out there
https://www.thomann.de/fr/gibson_byrdland_vsb_2.htm?glp=1&gclid=CjwKCAiA9qHhBRB2EiwA7poaeMg3gzTaV9XL7P4V0tIw-2GIW-XY2a4IpGI3FoJDyUXM_n-uwWE_zRoCVg4QAvD_BwE
There is now way I could convince my missus I needed one of these and she was into Ted back in the day. But for now my GAS has been fed and watered and has settled down. No doubt to rise again soon.

Cheers

Toby
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: DavidP on December 31, 2018, 08:12:18 am
Thanks for sharing some more details, Toby. 

I'd forgotten about the upgrade project on the old Affinity Strat.  I did silently follow the project. And makes lots of sense when you talk about a future PUP swap for one of the Washburn's.

I imagine in time when it is safe and appropriate and GAS pressure begins to build then a Tele style would add additional tones into the palette you have.

As for me ... perhaps one day I will play well enough, have developed in recording and arranging to the point where I can make meaningful use of guitars with different PUPs and construction to have a richer range of possible tones ... for now, an EPI LP with coil-split on the HBs is more than enough :)

Have a good one and look forward to hearing some of these guitars soon  ;)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on December 31, 2018, 08:31:50 am
Thanks for sharing some more details, Toby. 

I'd forgotten about the upgrade project on the old Affinity Strat.  I did silently follow the project. And makes lots of sense when you talk about a future PUP swap for one of the Washburn's.

I imagine in time when it is safe and appropriate and GAS pressure begins to build then a Tele style would add additional tones into the palette you have.

As for me ... perhaps one day I will play well enough, have developed in recording and arranging to the point where I can make meaningful use of guitars with different PUPs and construction to have a richer range of possible tones ... for now, an EPI LP with coil-split on the HBs is more than enough :)

Have a good one and look forward to hearing some of these guitars soon  ;)

Thanks David, Happy New Year for tomorrow  8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: DavidP on December 31, 2018, 10:21:01 am
Thanks David, Happy New Year for tomorrow  8)

You too, Toby
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on August 19, 2020, 01:59:42 pm
Hiya Folks

With all the recent NGD activity and new Roadcases, I realised that I had not added my Gibson SG to mine and looking back also my Fender T-Bucket 300. So time to rectify that. Then going back over this thread I noticed that all my previous pictures are no longer visible as they were hosted by money grabbing photobucket. So here's a quick recap of those earlier posts and the recent acquisitions.

Cheers

Toby
 8)

My original Affinity, my first guitar in 1996 then hardly used for the next 15 years !!

(https://i.imgur.com/tVKSMSG.jpg)

Pimped Affinity after HSH make over - story in thread

(https://i.imgur.com/wdN7csI.jpg)

My old Encore W265 acquired about 20 years ago

(https://i.imgur.com/iQx699Q.jpg)

Washburn HB30 - retirement present from HSBC when I jacked it all in in 2011

(https://i.imgur.com/XLRHV5x.jpg)

Washburn HB32 that my lovely wife bought around 2015 not knowing its a clone of the HB30 but looks cool all the same.

(https://i.imgur.com/oCuJHvr.jpg)

This cheap old RSA was bought as a stop gap when everything was in storage while we were house hunting in France. POS but kept me sane and ultimately led me to Justin while trying to relearn from Guitars and Blues Guitars for Dummies.

(https://i.imgur.com/A2sYhgQ.jpg)

RSA has its rightful place in the loft, when it was nudge off the rack by my Fender T=Bucket 300CE

(https://i.imgur.com/lBsG8gz.jpg)

But before the T-Bucket my MiM Fender Roadhouse Strat arrived for my 60th

(https://i.imgur.com/w7lM8ml.jpg)

Back in 2018 my wife did not know what to get me for Xmas, I suggested a Gibson LP.....she said ok ?!?!!
Picture does not capture the depth of that dark cherry red.

(https://i.imgur.com/IbNkrIB.jpg)

Latest acquisition is my Gibson SG, that went up as an NGD post. A thank you from the missus for caring for her after this years 2 MIs. Funny though I recall paying for both Gibsons.....and all the others for that matter.

(https://i.imgur.com/HpA8ZDo.jpg)

And that's the current stable. I won't include pics of all the other gear but its listed at the start of the thread but hey that's where we are in 2020.........................................simples  8)






Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: Joerfe on August 20, 2020, 05:09:57 pm
Nice collection you’ve got going there! - reminds that I need to update my road case as well
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: adi_mrok on August 20, 2020, 05:16:09 pm
Wow very impressive, it's nice to have so many guitars, each and every one carries a story to tell of a precious memory from your past. I am guessing every time you look at one it's like turning a light switch into one of the rooms of your mind where you can sit and reminisce :)

Sent from my SM-G973F using JustinGuitar Community mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=93296)

Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: Majik on August 20, 2020, 06:16:12 pm
It reminds me I should start one.

Cheers,

Keith

Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on August 20, 2020, 07:34:34 pm
Nice collection you’ve got going there! - reminds that I need to update my road case as well

Hey Joe where you going with oops sorry  ;)
Great to see you here, as not seen you post much. Yeah about time you gave us the full story on what you've been up to, should make a great read. As for me, as you can see since we started here what 6/7 years back, I suffered badly with the GAS but luckily have an understanding wife (with her own vices I might add). Hope you and yours are all safe and well take care mate.

Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on August 20, 2020, 07:37:27 pm
Wow very impressive, it's nice to have so many guitars, each and every one carries a story to tell of a precious memory from your past. I am guessing every time you look at one it's like turning a light switch into one of the rooms of your mind where you can sit and reminisce :)

Sent from my SM-G973F using JustinGuitar Community mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=93296)

Adi cheers. Yeah each has its place. Some get neglected more than others but I do try and rotate now and then to let them stretch their legs. Vary rarely play the acoustics but that said just spent a pleasant hour working with the T-Bucket 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on August 20, 2020, 07:38:20 pm
It reminds me I should start one.

Cheers,

Keith

Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk

Well that would be just majik  ;) Thanks for dropping by Kieth, Take care.  8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: close2u on August 21, 2020, 08:02:36 am
Toby - I love the update and the pics.
That is one rocking collection.
:)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on August 21, 2020, 08:09:38 am
Keeps an old man happy ;)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: Rossco01 on August 21, 2020, 09:33:24 am
Very nice collection Joe! I actually feel proud that after all these years I've still only got two acoustics and two electrics (one only bought this year) although I am GASing for a PRS SE Custom at the moment  ;D

I've probably spent significantly more on AMPS and various pedals/multifx/mixers etc. than on guitars.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on August 21, 2020, 10:17:15 am
Very nice collection Joe! I actually feel proud that after all these years I've still only got two acoustics and two electrics (one only bought this year) although I am GASing for a PRS SE Custom at the moment  ;D

I've probably spent significantly more on AMPS and various pedals/multifx/mixers etc. than on guitars.

Hey Rossco we'll find out what Jesper's got if he updates his roadcase. lol. I admire your discipline but that PRS sounds real sweet.  8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: Joerfe on August 21, 2020, 10:39:12 am
Hey Rossco we'll find out what Jesper's got if he updates his roadcase. lol. I admire your discipline but that PRS sounds real sweet.  8)

I’ll Update it asap. Much New stuff to share!
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: batwoman on August 22, 2020, 05:14:08 am
Nice Toby, real nice. Your wife is such a wise woman.

Thanks for sharing the love.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: close2u on January 08, 2021, 09:46:25 pm

... my sweet little Gibson Les Paul Studio Custom is out of the case and ready to rock...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/55WB6Dan5595_tfKIPz8o7jzt5xqWx4B07LIG1WtEw-M537dQpNklbyzbN3iPDfypvLsMi82kq5rB1g6fozRaCgTXLO05gC8RP6CO30vLYC16_NjBXdte2kzDNe2VrqcrebSLLlPVg=w2400)

Oh dear ... time to update your road case in light of today's tragedy Toby.
 :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on January 08, 2021, 10:14:31 pm
Might need a mention in the RIP thread.  8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: JustMe123456 on January 17, 2021, 11:52:39 am
Do you think all those DIY years before Justin was part of your development or did you had to unlearn a lot?
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on January 17, 2021, 12:12:49 pm
Do you think all those DIY years before Justin was part of your development or did you had to unlearn a lot?

In a way. Not so much having to unlearn it was all the crucial bits that were either missing or glossed over in preference to teaching sheet music and by that I do actually mean paper, not circumventing the mods.

What it taught me and what I bang on about here time and time again, is there are no shortcuts, there are no quick wins. And if you do not learn the fundamentals of timing and strumming and feel you will amount to jack. As I said in the other post, those books bounced all over the gaff but never really explained the importance rhythm. Even when I restarted in 2011 before finding this site I bought Guitar for Dummies and Blues For Dummies, much better than past material but still all other the place. Like trying to put the roof on while the cement in the footings is still wet. There is no point trying to learn even a simple melody line if you have no clue about timing and rhythm. Its like handing someone a news bulletin and they read it out flat monotone, its meaning is lost without feel and expression or timbre. And that is what Justin provides, the strongest deepest foundation you will find anywhere. I know some folks learnt from books etc but it did not work for me that's all. Boy if he was around in 96 is all I can say. Simples.  8) 
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on April 26, 2021, 09:41:30 pm
Well as promised the much needed update to this Roadcase.

So some of you may recall back in January, after a wonderful 2 years together, my beloved Wine Red LP Studio aka Cherry had what I thought to be a fatal accident and with all the restrictions and limitations arising from the Covid pandemic, was pretty much consigned to history.

As the Red Queen said "Off with their heads"

(https://i.imgur.com/mr2UBm0.jpg)

On that day the world fell out of my bottom, or so it felt. But every cloud has at least one silver lining.

As it was my 65th this year, my good lady had been constantly asking what I wanted, for what was once a milestone UK birthday (but my state pension now starts next year). So browsing on the Thomann website and loitering on the image of a complete Cherry in all her splendour, such was the disappointment  ;) when a few clicks later revealed a gorgeous Smokehouse Burst Studio LP and my heart melted. It did not take much persuading from my wife, for me to agree it would make a fine birthday present. So although the brown box arrived long before the big day, I waited patiently until the 30th of March before fully welcoming Smokey into my life.

(https://i.imgur.com/wPN07lE.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/puFIvFm.jpg)

Now in the midst of all the chaos and joy Stitch had said Cherry could be repaired if I found a good luthier. I'd had a look around and made some enquiries but my shop in Rennes was in the middle of a covid hotspot zone and Thomann's repair centre seemed to have gone awol since mid January.

So the day after my birthday, with lockdown 3 quickly approaching I decided to look again for a local luthier and blow me down found a Geordie 7 minutes up the road !! https://www.srb-guitars.com/
Having gone round to SRB on April 1st (!!) the day before lockdown kicked off again, the fix was discussed, prices and timescales confirmed and Cherry was left with Doctor Steve.

Today she came home and I am blown way by the job he has done and I am sure if you had not known what had happened, you would be none the wiser, despite some very very minor hairline markers, that were to be expected due to the vagaries of nitro and the nature of the break. So here she is

(https://i.imgur.com/sAHDNTV.jpg)

The damaged headstock veneer is as good as new, it was sheared off right on the top truss rod cover screw

(https://i.imgur.com/dAVRG4j.jpg)   

The paint work has been blended in and could be the original finish

(https://i.imgur.com/if2Q6rA.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/NRvSBY0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/mF4cz3L.jpg)

With the headstock repaired and a new set up done, she now plays like butter and the action is silky smooth.

I am really impressed with the overall work and the set up on Cherry, so will return soon. A set up on its own actually works out cheaper, when I add the fuel and parking costs for visiting Rennes. Plus to be honest Steve's work and care seems to be a few hundred percent better, so at 50 euros a pop, I will slowly introduce him the other six electrics, cos I am pretty ok with the two acoustics. He also runs a couple of guitar maintenance courses each year (he's been building for 40 years and a tech in various UK and French shops), so I might check that out as well, when the corona dust settles, as the man is a mind of information and genuinely good geezer !!

So all is well with the world once more.  :)

So after a nightmare start to my guitar year and the apparent existence of a second silver lining, I can now present my new
Gibson Double Album  ..................

(https://i.imgur.com/VA4QolX.jpg)

because of course with a double album you always got 2 LPs !!

And now one family photo for the album, before I manage to break anything else.

(https://i.imgur.com/wCmuc73.jpg)

So that's it folks apart from this years Open Mic performance and the continued saga of the Madman's Diaries

Now what was I saying about Schecters ....................oh and some one mentioned pedal boards..............

Cheers

Toby
 8)

(https://i.imgur.com/sF9UPkG.jpg)


Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: glpguitar on April 26, 2021, 10:06:49 pm
Well that is a happy ending to the nightmare of a story!

Steve's work is insanely good. I am no expert in guitar maintenance but from the photos you posted, his skills are just amazing.

Loved the group photos and the family gathered together as well!

Looking forward to another chapter from the Madman's Diaries!
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on April 26, 2021, 11:10:10 pm
Thank you Luka, yes all is good and I am hoping to keep the family in better health this year.
I have another slot in the Diary and a song I started at the beginning of the year for the next chapter but the OMs and Livestream seem to have taken over. But watch this space as I really want to get that boxed off and out of the way and move onto something new.

Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: close2u on April 26, 2021, 11:10:45 pm
One word.

Gobsmacked.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on April 26, 2021, 11:12:07 pm
One word.

Gobsmacked.

Truly impressive.  8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: stitch101 on April 26, 2021, 11:25:24 pm
Looks like you found the right guy for the job Toby.  8)
He did a very top shelf job on Cherry. Looks as good as new.
 
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: adi_mrok on April 26, 2021, 11:52:59 pm
Really impressive workmanship here Toby, glad to hear all sorted itself out and now you can enjoy 2 LPs, not 1 - a win win here!

Keep on rockin' my friends

Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: RC23 on April 27, 2021, 12:23:02 am

Wow, what great looking work. Very impressed.

Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: batwoman on April 27, 2021, 01:31:09 am
What superb work Toby. I'm so glad the Cherry chapter has had such a happy ending. Not only that you have the new addition of Smoky, you've found a local luthier/artists/craftsman and he's offering workshops in the future.

Who woulda thunk all those months ago when poor Cherry lay beheaded on the tiles that there would be such a happy outcome.

Glad for you Toby  :)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: frito on April 27, 2021, 03:59:38 am
Wow, what an amazing job.  I am happy for you that your were able to find someone to do such incredible work.

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Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: SS7 on April 27, 2021, 08:30:05 am
Yess congrats Toby! So happy it all worked out in the end. You know after that Schecter thread you started I've been really GASing after a Nick Johnston SSS (huge fan of his) but I realised I have most of the parts on hand to put together a pretty badass Strat partscaster so I'll be doing that instead.

My birthday is coming up though and a particular LP caught my eye so looks like I'll be joining the club soon.

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Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: DavidP on April 27, 2021, 08:58:07 am
What a delight when what initially is a "your world fell out your bottom" (dear me) moment becomes a win in more ways than one.

Now I have to ask ... what do you notice when playing both your LPs. I assume they have the same spec, other than finish. I'd currently not even go to my own good lady who is ever so supportive to acquire a second electric (local store as G&L tele-style guitars) let along another LP-style.

Look forward to catching up with you at the upcoming face-face events and enjoying all else that flows from the Madman's Dojo.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: Lord_Gigabyte on April 27, 2021, 10:48:47 am
That is one hell of a repair. From what i can see on the pictures; if you didn't knew it happened, you couldn't say it did.

That luthier sure knows his job. It's good to see her joining the family again.

Now to keep her safe from falling again..... ;D
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: rwoodlin on April 27, 2021, 10:55:53 am
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: LievenDV on April 27, 2021, 12:22:47 pm
double win bro!

Yes, in many cases, snapped LP headstocks can be repaired, even though it looks like like a fatal accident.

happy to hear this story has a double-happy-ending ^^
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on April 28, 2021, 08:34:16 am
Quick thank you for all the responses and yep it truly is an awesome repair but the big difference, after Steve set it up, was its playability. Late Wednesday evening I spent 80 minutes impro-ing over some good old rock backing tracks, as the best of my abilities allow. But it felt so effortless as the action is sooo good and silky smooth. I am convinced Steve has done a far superior job on the LP, when I compare it to the couple of set ups I had done on my old Affinity and the Washburns. I know they are all different but I suspect he will be able to elevate them to the same level. So one by one I'll be taking all my toys round to SRB with the guarantee they will have the best possible base setting.   

When he restarts the maintenance workshop, I'll take the opportunity to learn how to do thing properly. I have enough knowledge to keep things ticking over but think it will be good to be taught by a pro. On top of that we discussed possible lessons, as he was teaching for 30 years in the UK but has been more focused on the building side over here. So something I'll follow up once the Covid situation improves, as I am at a point where 121 lesson should be a benefit............I hope and he's darned good.

Just a couple of answers to some questions raised.

Ivan - Its your birthday, go for it.  ;)

Stitch - huge thanks for actually pointing out a good luthier could repair the LP.  And Steve would seem to be more than good, given the outcome. And who would thought he'd be right on the doorstep !

Does it sound any different than before the break ? Not that I can tell plays a hell of a lot better.

Doses it sound any different to  Smokey given the only difference is the finish ? Well not to my ears but with any electric it all depends what's in the FX chain. But given I thought Cherry was consigned to the parts bin and Smokey was smokin I just had to have it.

Which also calls for a big thank you to my good lady who has always supported my passions. With her heart issues, its been a difficult 15 months for us both and agreeing to yet another LP for my 65th was I guess her thank you to me for the last year or so. And a day later when I told I had arranged to visit Steve to see what could be done, she told me I'd be stupid not to and to get it sorted. So I am indeed a lucky man.

Like I said, a dog with two tails !!

Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: sairfingers on April 28, 2021, 11:05:13 am
Great to hear such a happy ending to the story Toby. Fantastic that you found a terrific guy locally.👍 The last local guy I spoke to prior to lockdown said amongst other things that it wasn’t a problem if you took too much off a saddle, you just needed to shim it up with a bit of cardboard!
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on April 30, 2021, 08:28:55 am
Hey thanks Gordon and yes there are some scary so called techs out there.

I've also heard about folks using cardboard or paper as shims. I'll be taking the others back for a fettle bit by bit but will need to prioritising. Mim Strat has some selector issues at the moment, especially engaging the neck pup and I am convinced the shop in Rennes cut the "e" groove on the HB30's nut too low, as the string is just a gnats off the fret !! Probably the SG after that but we will see but if they all end up as good as Cheery I'll be well chuffed.

Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: Twin Six on May 06, 2021, 07:48:58 pm
As it was my 65th this year, my good lady had been constantly asking what I wanted, for what was once a milestone UK birthday (but my state pension now starts next year). So browsing on the Thomann website and loitering on the image of a complete Cherry in all her splendour, such was the disappointment  ;) when a few clicks later revealed a gorgeous Smokehouse Burst Studio LP and my heart melted. It did not take much persuading from my wife, for me to agree it would make a fine birthday present. So although the brown box arrived long before the big day, I waited patiently until the 30th of March before fully welcoming Smokey into my life.

(https://i.imgur.com/wPN07lE.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/puFIvFm.jpg)]

Sorry to be late to the party. Now, I'm no fan of burst finishes, but that is truly gorgeous. Congratulations.  You've managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat!
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: stackpop on May 09, 2021, 10:34:20 pm
Fun read, thanks for sharing your updates and gorgeous gear! Congrats on the new LP and the repaired LP. Looks like you've been practicing pretty consistently since 2016 - got any wisdom to share about sticking to a routine or not getting discouraged?
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on May 10, 2021, 08:25:41 am
Fun read, thanks for sharing your updates and gorgeous gear! Congrats on the new LP and the repaired LP. Looks like you've been practicing pretty consistently since 2016 - got any wisdom to share about sticking to a routine or not getting discouraged?

Stackpop

Hey thanks for reading and the kind comments. Now as to the question ........

Let me have a think about this, as its not an obvious answer as I have had many ups and down. I'll round up the positives and let you know !

Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: Rossco01 on May 10, 2021, 07:16:41 pm
Looks fantastic Toby and love seeing the pictures of your overall set-up.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on May 15, 2021, 10:01:55 pm
LONG LONG TIME AGO…………………….

Been meaning to do this for quite a while now but it seems more significant, given how 2021 has started.

So, after 25 years of owning a guitar and many years of pathless wandering before finding JustinGuitar back in late 2012 and starting the BC in March the next year, I have now just completed my third “live” performance!!

The Open Mic initiatives, instigated by Rossco1/Jason have really given me the opportunity to look back and see how far I’ve come. Realistically, I need to discount all those years I was going round in circles, so I’ll measure this from March 2013 when I first started the “Classic” Beginners Course.

If you had asked me back then, if I would ever play to an audience, even an online one, I would have laughed in your face, heck six months ago? Same answer, no way Jose!!

But I have just completed the JGC Open Mic 2 (May 15 2021), which was proceeded by our very first JGC Open Mic Trial (April 23 2021) and just a week ago, the very first JustinGuitar Showcase trial, livestreamed to an in-house YouTube audience (7 May 2021) playing in front of the man himself. Cool!! And the timing is perfect.

Over the last few days, I have gone back over the recordings I have made, since being here and have finally compiled a catalogue of my efforts.

Boy there are some rough ones right at the start and I’m glad to say it gradually got better, well at least in my opinion. There is still a long way to go and I have so much more to learn but this year and the last couple of months, draws a huge line in the sand. I feel I can call myself a guitarist…………..kind of !!

So, this is where my recording “career” started back in September 2014 using Audacity and about three quarters of the way through the old “classic” Beginners Course. Things have changed a hell of a lot since then but here is that first little acorn.

https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=35469.msg301863#msg301863

AOVYP Recordings Since 2014

1.   Tears Of The Dragon ( September 25, 2014)
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/tears-of-the-dragon

2.   Tears Of The Dragon Overdub
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/3-min-tears-of-the-dragon-overdub

3.   Power Chord Abuse - Basket Case
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/power-chord-abuse-basket-case

4.   What's Up 4NB
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/whats-up-4nb

5.   Whats Up Recording 2
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/whats-up-recording-2

6.   Call Me The Breeze First Cut ADE
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/call-me-the-breeze-first-cut-ade

7.   The Cranberries - Zombie
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/the-cranberries-zombie

8.   Wear Did You Lose It Stitch (a very bad Zombie)
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/wear-did-you-lose-it-stitch-1

9.   Fly Away
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/fly-away

10.   Another Man’s Cause
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gluhQGRJp9c

11.   Murder By The Seine (Parisienne Walkways first cut, no Backing Track)
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/murder-by-the-seine-no-backing-track

12.   Murder By The Seine (Parisienne Walkways mash up)
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/murder-by-the-seine

13.   Holy Smoke
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/holy-smoke

14.   Funky Tears Of The Dragon
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/funky-tears-of-the-dragon

15.   Normandie Noddle (Impro In D)
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/normandie-noddle-impro-in-d

16.   Malice Aforethought - Delay Driven
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/malice-aforethought-delay-driven

17.   Hotel California Speaker ReMix
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/hotel-california-speaker-remix

18.   Like These Times
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/like-these-times

19.   Like These Times Take 3
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/like-these-times-take-3

20.   I'll Be There - PR & C
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/ill-be-there-pr-c

21.   Inside - A Schlaffenwagen Production
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/inside-a-schlaffenwagen-production

22.   Schlaffenwagen The French Connecton Aka Ascension Day (First ever singing recording)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15GTBRiSgzg
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/schlaffenwagen-the-french-connecton-aka-ascension-day

23.   House Of The Rising Sun -  Schlaffenwagen Mix
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/hotrs-schlaffenwagen-mix

24.   An Irish Pub Song Cover
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/an-irish-pub-song-cover

25.   Bridge Of Sighs Final Mix
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/brigde-of-sighs-final-mix

26.   Hey You Get Out Of That CAGE(D) - Justin Guitar G Major Impro
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/hey-you-get-out-of-that-caged-justin-guitar-g-major-impro

27.   Beautiful Soft E Minor Impro (that was the name of the backing track not my playing)
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/beautilful-soft-e-minor-impro

28.   The Reaper (Original) Lots of musicians passed either side of Christmas 2016, Lemmy, Bowie etc. So a reflection on life
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/the-reaper

29.   Turn The Page Hybrid
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/turn-the-page-hybrid-090320-tj

30.   Born To Be Wild (Vocals Only Cagn and Roman did the hard work)
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/born-to-be-wild

31.   Behind Blue Eyes Hybrid
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/behind-blue-eyes-hybrid

32.   Attestation Blues (Original)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-YeGRyNgQE
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/attestation-blues

33.   Investigating Private Noodles
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/investigating-private-noodles

34.   Maiden Voyage (Rough n ready snippets - a taste of the future)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2sbms0fn33onys7/MV%20I.mp3?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2qswpeq4n3d37t5/MV%20II.mp3?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/b17s5zxqktvz4lf/MV%20III.mp3?dl=0

Christmas Colabs with the Kookaburra Krew
2019- Schools Out - Alice Cooper (part of the “Kookaburra choir”)
https://soundcloud.com/schlaffenwagen/schools-out
2020 – Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade (vocals only)
https://soundcloud.com/schlaffenwagen/merry-christmas-everybody

Pre-Madman’s Diary/Dipping Into Singing/Playing and Recording on Video

1.   Streets Of Pain (First trial of singing and playing)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5rOMlKo4fM

2.   Waiting For A Friend The Pretty Reckless Cover (first full song sung and played.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTzOpP0xRbk
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/waiting-for-a-friend-the-pretty-reckless-cover

Madman’s Diary Series
Which all started with this tale of woe, which could have been called The Death of a Mustang.

https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=48043.msg432767#msg432767

In short Diaries are an AOVYP post with a short(ish) video intro, as it saves me typing !! Plus 2020 was a year in which folks needed a little humour and fun.

1.   Streets Of London Cover (Chapter 1 Nov 2020)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNhHGl1D7y8 Intro & Song
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/streets-of-london-cover

2.   Tears Of The Dragon Acoustic Cover (Chapter 2 Dec 2020)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKZu_p54ibo Intro & Song
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/tears-of-the-dragon-acoustic-cover

3.   Rock N Roll Suicide Madman Cover (Chapter 3 Jan 2021)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMJr-qZIbos Intro Only
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgaQlxxFZXw
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/rock-n-roll-suicide-madman-cover_0

4.   Madman White Rabbit Cover (Chapter 4 Feb 2021)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-p0Z6JhifAk Intro Only
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OvyeTzkQWo
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/madman-white-rabbit-cover

5.   Smokey And The Mixo Kid (Chapter 5 April 2021)
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/smokey-and-the-mixo-kid

JGC Open Mic/LiveStreams
1.   Knockin On Heavens Door (OM 1 Trial 23 April 2021)
2.   Feel Like I’m Fixin To Die (OM 1 Trial 23 April 2021)
3.   Waiting For A Friend (OM 00 LiveStream Trial 7 May 2021)
4.   Behind Blue Eyes (OM 2 15 May 2021)
5.   Times Like These (OM2 15 May 2021)

https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=49041.0

So, 43 recordings and 3 “live” performances. It’s been a long 25 years but glad I never gave up.

The Madman’s Diaries Series will be back soon, watch this space.

 
Last Updated 15 May 2021


(https://i.imgur.com/vR0bgPR.jpg)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: glpguitar on May 15, 2021, 10:22:37 pm
Thank you very much for sharing Toby and providing me with a soundtrack for tomorrow's long day at work!
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on May 16, 2021, 10:06:30 am
Luka

Those early recordings come with a government health warning. I cringe when I go back to listen to the ones from 2014. But hey, we all had to start somewhere and look where it took me !!

If you play them all, apologise to any colleagues you are working with, if not wearing headphones !

Thanks for the comments.

Cheers

Toby
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: DavidP on May 16, 2021, 10:19:29 am
Good job on the catalogue,  Toby. I remember many of those posts.

I've slowly been clearing my SoundCloud account since switching to YT. Maybe I should consider putting all the audio files in a GDrive folder. Even the very first recording of a single verse of Hallelujah which I made my own LoL by playing in 4/4 rather than 6/8.

Long live rock n roll
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: sairfingers on May 16, 2021, 02:33:07 pm
You’ve got a great collection there Toby. Of course the earlier ones are not what you might wish for now, but the whole point of the Road Case thing is to compare then and now and you must be really pleased with where you are now.

Great stuff last night btw!
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: Twin Six on May 16, 2021, 03:40:42 pm
Well done, Toby!

Especially love your White Rabbit cover. Since first hearing Jefferson Airplane's extended catalog in an appropriate state of mind, I've been a die-hard fan. Thanks for the inspiration.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on May 16, 2021, 03:47:53 pm
@David - I have a folder on the PC where I keep all the project songs, so I can then deleted their folders from my main Reaper folder when done. There area few from early days I did not post but kept as reminders. I still have quite a bit of room on Soundcloud as I went for the paid option a couple of years ago and have included the audio of the videos I have done. But moving on it will fall under the MMS banner, so YT and SC. I will probably move it all to the cloud somewhere when SC fills up but it will do for now.

@Gordon - Like you say those early ones just show the journey as it unfolds. I will no doubt look back on the some of the more recent work and have a similar view in a few years time, once I start moving forward again, especially the impros. Thanks for your support last night. There will be a slot available on OM3 !!

@Jonathon - Thanks for that ! Yep JA were a great band back in the day and I just love Grace's vocals. The intro was the hardest part but a great song
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: glpguitar on May 16, 2021, 04:34:15 pm
Toby just a quick update: halfway through, so far no complaints from anyone nor damaged hearing!
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: adi_mrok on May 16, 2021, 04:55:53 pm
Wow what a fantastic catalogue of songs you have gathered Toby throughout the years. Besides seeing your improvement in playing it also shows that with every recording you were getting more and more confidence ehich led you to publishing first video recording. It just shows that dedication, hard work and motivation can make person do things one couldn't imagine before. All the best my friend.

Keep on rockin' my friends

Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: close2u on May 16, 2021, 07:04:04 pm
Holy Mary mother of you know who ... Toby that is a stellar collection.
Bravo and kudos for curating it all.
From where you were then to where you are now ... to infinity and beyond ... a truly inspirational set.
You may have inspired me to do similar.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on May 16, 2021, 08:13:54 pm
Toby just a quick update: halfway through, so far no complaints from anyone nor damaged hearing!

You must have started at the wrong end  ;)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on May 16, 2021, 08:19:41 pm
Adi/Richard

Thanks guys. It was certainly confidence boosting even a couple of years ago, to go back and replay the early days. I meant to start putting the catalogue together then but life events got in the way. To some degree I am glad I left until and posted it to include all the "live" performances. Although its for my record and a reflection of my journey, I hope it inspires others to do like wise. And something for newbies to look at and see what can be done. But as I said in the intro, I have more to learn so more to add.

Cheers
Toby
 8)
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: Rossco01 on May 17, 2021, 04:19:33 pm
That is pretty cool Toby and quite a thing to put together. I've slowly cleared down a lot of what I had on my soundcloud so probably the more cringeworthy has gone...although I did endeavour to keep most of milestones moments so my first - three little birds - recording is still there, alongside some of those I spent months on recording, layering and mastering (only to have forgotten now). It's nice to see where you've come from and although the OM seemed like a high bar to take part in ACTUALLY I think most people were reasonably comfortable the last time. Just about pushing the boundaries each time.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on July 23, 2021, 10:57:23 pm
OK I just went back to edit my catalogue entry to add Chapter 7 of the Madman's Diaries and found it was too old to edit. So skip the waffle and drop down to the end in bold. Oh and I had also added Chapter 6 to the Diaries list since the first catalogue post. So that's now 45 recordings !!

Cheers Peeps

Toby
 8)


LONG LONG TIME AGO…………………….

Been meaning to do this for quite a while now but it seems more significant, given how 2021 has started.

So, after 25 years of owning a guitar and many years of pathless wandering before finding JustinGuitar back in late 2012 and starting the BC in March the next year, I have now just completed my third “live” performance!!

The Open Mic initiatives, instigated by Rossco1/Jason have really given me the opportunity to look back and see how far I’ve come. Realistically, I need to discount all those years I was going round in circles, so I’ll measure this from March 2013 when I first started the “Classic” Beginners Course.

If you had asked me back then, if I would ever play to an audience, even an online one, I would have laughed in your face, heck six months ago? Same answer, no way Jose!!

But I have just completed the JGC Open Mic 2 (May 15 2021), which was proceeded by our very first JGC Open Mic Trial (April 23 2021) and just a week ago, the very first JustinGuitar Showcase trial, livestreamed to an in-house YouTube audience (7 May 2021) playing in front of the man himself. Cool!! And the timing is perfect.

Over the last few days, I have gone back over the recordings I have made, since being here and have finally compiled a catalogue of my efforts.

Boy there are some rough ones right at the start and I’m glad to say it gradually got better, well at least in my opinion. There is still a long way to go and I have so much more to learn but this year and the last couple of months, draws a huge line in the sand. I feel I can call myself a guitarist…………..kind of !!

So, this is where my recording “career” started back in September 2014 using Audacity and about three quarters of the way through the old “classic” Beginners Course. Things have changed a hell of a lot since then but here is that first little acorn.

https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=35469.msg301863#msg301863

AOVYP Recordings Since 2014

1.   Tears Of The Dragon ( September 25, 2014)
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/tears-of-the-dragon

2.   Tears Of The Dragon Overdub
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/3-min-tears-of-the-dragon-overdub

3.   Power Chord Abuse - Basket Case
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/power-chord-abuse-basket-case

4.   What's Up 4NB
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/whats-up-4nb

5.   Whats Up Recording 2
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/whats-up-recording-2

6.   Call Me The Breeze First Cut ADE
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/call-me-the-breeze-first-cut-ade

7.   The Cranberries - Zombie
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/the-cranberries-zombie

8.   Wear Did You Lose It Stitch (a very bad Zombie)
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/wear-did-you-lose-it-stitch-1

9.   Fly Away
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/fly-away

10.   Another Man’s Cause
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gluhQGRJp9c

11.   Murder By The Seine (Parisienne Walkways first cut, no Backing Track)
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/murder-by-the-seine-no-backing-track

12.   Murder By The Seine (Parisienne Walkways mash up)
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/murder-by-the-seine

13.   Holy Smoke
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/holy-smoke

14.   Funky Tears Of The Dragon
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/funky-tears-of-the-dragon

15.   Normandie Noddle (Impro In D)
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/normandie-noddle-impro-in-d

16.   Malice Aforethought - Delay Driven
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/malice-aforethought-delay-driven

17.   Hotel California Speaker ReMix
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/hotel-california-speaker-remix

18.   Like These Times
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/like-these-times

19.   Like These Times Take 3
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/like-these-times-take-3

20.   I'll Be There - PR & C
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/ill-be-there-pr-c

21.   Inside - A Schlaffenwagen Production
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/inside-a-schlaffenwagen-production

22.   Schlaffenwagen The French Connecton Aka Ascension Day (First ever singing recording)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15GTBRiSgzg
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/schlaffenwagen-the-french-connecton-aka-ascension-day

23.   House Of The Rising Sun -  Schlaffenwagen Mix
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/hotrs-schlaffenwagen-mix

24.   An Irish Pub Song Cover
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/an-irish-pub-song-cover

25.   Bridge Of Sighs Final Mix
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/brigde-of-sighs-final-mix

26.   Hey You Get Out Of That CAGE(D) - Justin Guitar G Major Impro
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/hey-you-get-out-of-that-caged-justin-guitar-g-major-impro

27.   Beautiful Soft E Minor Impro (that was the name of the backing track not my playing)
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/beautilful-soft-e-minor-impro

28.   The Reaper (Original) Lots of musicians passed either side of Christmas 2016, Lemmy, Bowie etc. So a reflection on life
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/the-reaper

29.   Turn The Page Hybrid
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/turn-the-page-hybrid-090320-tj

30.   Born To Be Wild (Vocals Only Cagn and Roman did the hard work)
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/born-to-be-wild

31.   Behind Blue Eyes Hybrid
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/behind-blue-eyes-hybrid

32.   Attestation Blues (Original)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-YeGRyNgQE
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/attestation-blues

33.   Investigating Private Noodles
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/investigating-private-noodles

34.   Maiden Voyage (Rough n ready snippets - a taste of the future)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2sbms0fn33onys7/MV%20I.mp3?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2qswpeq4n3d37t5/MV%20II.mp3?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/b17s5zxqktvz4lf/MV%20III.mp3?dl=0

Christmas Colabs with the Kookaburra Krew
2019- Schools Out - Alice Cooper (part of the “Kookaburra choir”)
https://soundcloud.com/schlaffenwagen/schools-out
2020 – Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade (vocals only)
https://soundcloud.com/schlaffenwagen/merry-christmas-everybody

Pre-Madman’s Diary/Dipping Into Singing/Playing and Recording on Video

1.   Streets Of Pain (First trial of singing and playing)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5rOMlKo4fM

2.   Waiting For A Friend The Pretty Reckless Cover (first full song sung and played.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTzOpP0xRbk
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/waiting-for-a-friend-the-pretty-reckless-cover

JGC Open Mic/LiveStreams
1.   Knockin On Heavens Door (OM 1 Trial 23 April 2021)
2.   Feel Like I’m Fixin To Die (OM 1 Trial 23 April 2021)
3.   Waiting For A Friend (OM 00 LiveStream Trial 7 May 2021)
4.   Behind Blue Eyes (OM 2 15 May 2021)
5.   Times Like These (OM2 15 May 2021)

https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=49041.0

So, 43 recordings and 3 “live” performances. It’s been a long 25 years but glad I never gave up.

The Madman’s Diaries Series will be back soon, watch this space.

Madman’s Diary Series
Which all started with this tale of woe, which could have been called The Death of a Mustang.

https://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=48043.msg432767#msg432767

In short Diaries are an AOVYP post with a short(ish) video intro, as it saves me typing !! Plus 2020 was a year in which folks needed a little humour and fun.

1.   Streets Of London Cover (Chapter 1 Nov 2020)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNhHGl1D7y8 Intro & Performance
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/streets-of-london-cover

2.   Tears Of The Dragon Acoustic Cover (Chapter 2 Dec 2020)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKZu_p54ibo Intro & Performance
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/tears-of-the-dragon-acoustic-cover

3.   Rock N Roll Suicide Madman Cover (Chapter 3 Jan 2021)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMJr-qZIbos Intro Only
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgaQlxxFZXw Performance Only
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/rock-n-roll-suicide-madman-cover_0

4.   Madman White Rabbit Cover (Chapter 4 Feb 2021)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-p0Z6JhifAk Intro Only
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OvyeTzkQWo Performance Only
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/madman-white-rabbit-cover

5.   Smokey And The Mixo Kid (Chapter 5 April 2021)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZd9NGChCSs
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/smokey-and-the-mixo-kid

6.   The Madman’s Diaries – Bon Jovi Blaze Of Glory (Chapter 6 May 2021)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3qV41Lb9so&t=7s  Full Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trploZ-fWNM Performance Only
https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/blaze-of-glory-bon-jovi-cover-single-guitar

7.   The Madman’s Diaries – Bad Company Seagull (Chapter 7 July 2021)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_DqUShhFdc Full Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-8Uu7K0PKk Intro Only
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bec1I4rX_8 Performance Only
      https://soundcloud.com/tobyjenner/madmans-does-bad-company-seagull



“Madman’s Diary Series” YouTube Playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLL3Ur4AkmxhbSguH4vkGWT9gsy3BbyBkz


Last Updated 23 July 2021


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Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: DavidP on July 24, 2021, 07:43:38 am
Isn't it an unbelievable feeling to look back to lesson 1 stage 1, the moment when one finally found the teacher, the path, the way to becoming a musician. And then to reflect on how much further one has progressed beyond what your wildest dreams were back on that day.

That inspires me to continue to learn, practice, and make music, be it originals, covers, or live performances. And now I know that when it comes to playing (even singing to a degree) if I dream it I can ultimately do it with enough time and practice.

I hope people just starting out with the first Beginner Course modules and having doubts read this and take inspiration from your story, mine, Jason's (shared on his RC recently), and many others who sound so impossibly good on AVOYP. Know that everybody was filled with those doubts as they struggled through the early days, weeks, and months. But patient, persistent deliberate practice pays off and you'll do similar in time.

Thanks again for continuing to inspire as you share your story Toby and light up the Forum as the Madman from Normandy.
Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on July 24, 2021, 08:32:12 am
Isn't it an unbelievable feeling to look back to lesson 1 stage 1, the moment when one finally found the teacher, the path, the way to becoming a musician. And then to reflect on how much further one has progressed beyond what your wildest dreams were back on that day.

That inspires me to continue to learn, practice, and make music, be it originals, covers, or live performances. And now I know that when it comes to playing (even singing to a degree) if I dream it I can ultimately do it with enough time and practice.

I hope people just starting out with the first Beginner Course modules and having doubts read this and take inspiration from your story, mine, Jason's (shared on his RC recently), and many others who sound so impossibly good on AVOYP. Know that everybody was filled with those doubts as they struggled through the early days, weeks, and months. But patient, persistent deliberate practice pays off and you'll do similar in time.

Thanks again for continuing to inspire as you share your story Toby and light up the Forum as the Madman from Normandy.

Sometimes its just surreal, when I think back to my fumbling around 25 years ago and the wasted time between and before JustinGuitar !! And yes I hope some newbies read this and draw inspiration. There has been a lot talk about "can't do that" or "I'll never be able to do this" and I know there are folks out there with physical limitation but the biggest obstacle to progress is the thing between your ears. If you are willing to put the time, effort and focus and be patient anything is possible. A year ago I was pretty much resigned to the fact I would never be able to sing and play but like a dog with a bone, I was not going to give it up. And for whatever reason at the end of last year it clicked and boy did click some more over the last 8 months. I hope the Madman's Diaries reflect that and show if you are a stubborn old git anything is possible.

And its great to see updates from the likes of you and Jason etc, who have all trod the same path and are a testament to "ITS DOABLE!!"

So come folks, just get on and do it !

Cheers

Toby
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Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: sairfingers on July 24, 2021, 05:32:01 pm
Great update Toby and what a terrific catalogue of songs too! Well done.

Time, effort, focus and patience. Absolutely that’s what it takes and I think us of a certain age grasp that more than some others.
I follow a lot of the threads on the forum and all too often it’s “I’ve been playing for 6 weeks and getting nowhere”. “What stage should I be at after 6 months?”

I don’t know if Justin Guitar will be around 30 years from now, but if it is, I suspect the very same posts will be made and the very same advice will be given!

I too hope others will take inspiration from your story/journey.



Title: Re: TOBY JENNER’S CAS DE LA ROUTE / ROADCASE
Post by: tobyjenner on July 24, 2021, 06:04:25 pm
Great update Toby and what a terrific catalogue of songs too! Well done.

Time, effort, focus and patience. Absolutely that’s what it takes and I think us of a certain age grasp that more than some others.
I follow a lot of the threads on the forum and all too often it’s “I’ve been playing for 6 weeks and getting nowhere”. “What stage should I be at after 6 months?”

I don’t know if Justin Guitar will be around 30 years from now, but if it is, I suspect the very same posts will be made and the very same advice will be given!

I too hope others will take inspiration from your story/journey.

Gordon

Thank you my friend. Patience is THE key word but oft ignored in this instant gratification era. If I can't shred two weeks after buying this darned thing I give up !!

I just recently found some practice routines outside of JG that I am finding useful - dexterity, finger and picking control kind of sums it up - in my desire to up my game with lead and impro. They come from a couple of sources but one gives a simple 4 finger chromatic walk up across 4 frets but keeping your fingers in place from their starting position. He advised that you need to do this for a minimum of 30 days before it will begin to be imbedded in your play, the goes on to say some techniques will take 2 years before thay are truly absorbed physically and mentally.

Doing that first exercise I found I could not move my ring finger from E to A it was stuck, super glued. As an angst riddle wotsit in a previous life I would have said, screw this I am off down the pub !! But I persisted and after 2 days 4 or 5 times a day, the fingers started moving !! and moving independently, which is what it is all about, control and flexibility. For 3 days I could not get the 5th string to ring out clean as I moved each finger to it slowly, it was all thunk thud yuk. Day 4 and another few attempts and oo less mute. Onwards and onwards taking baby steps. I know this will improve my playing along with the other 6 exercises I am now doing daily but I have the patience to know it will take time, a looonnnggg time. So I'll stick to it. There ain't no magic wand and if some one shows you one they are probably a politician not a guitarist. No short cuts, lots of hard graft and a shed load of patience. Blimey Guns and Roses wrote a damn fine song about it.





If you are just starting pay attention. Its a long hard road but every step will be a wonderful experience, ask Lau Tzo.

“A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step”

Cheers

Toby
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