BY GEORGE PETERSEN
This week had a delightful treasure trove of web-based delicacies, so I figured I’d share a few of the highlights. Here we go, and don’t say I didn’t warn you!
GUITAR SINK? I WANT ONE!
Here’s a cool custom concrete bathroom sink, based on a Fender Stratocaster guitar by Chris Havill of Nova Scotia. The guitar sink mold itself was created from a tracing of an actual Strat and consisted of foam and Bondo body filler coated with resin. The concrete mix was 5000 psi Quickcrete with just a tad extra Portland cement and a smidge of liquid fortifier. Davis black added to the mix provided just the right color. Under the skin, the sink has a full wire and rebar support cage. It was then slurried, wet sanded, sealed and waxed. And the headstock makes an awesome soap dish!
Now you know how, so get out there and make your own DIY guitar sink! And not just Strats… How about Les Pauls? Gibson Doubleneck? Hofner Beatle bass? The choices are many, but I’d think an Ovation roundback would be easiest of all. But no matter how you design it, I definitely want one!
I’VE SEEN THE FUTURE OF AUDIO !
I never thought I’d see this and still can’t believe it, but I’ve finally seen the future of audio, and here it is… Speakers made from cheese could be the ultimate combination of vintage and new tech. Check this out and let me know if you agree…
It’s not only a great idea, but I hear these speakers are also going to be offered in a nacho style for Latin music, blue cheese (for blues, of course), hard cheeses (for metal), Velveeta for easy listening, brie for new age, and a smoked cheese for Phish/Dead cover bands!
THINGS ARE STRANGE…
Ever wonder why things seem strange lately? Well, Mercury went into retrograde this week and will be there til April 4th. Anyway, here’s my band’s take on the whole thing. so here are those famed SF Bay area rockers ARIEL—featuring JJ Jenkins (guitar/lead vocals), George Petersen (drums, vocals), JX Loeb (lead guitar on the amazing Ralph Novax Fanned Fret® ax) and Bryan Weiss (bass)—performing “Mercury’s in Retrograde” a new single from the band’s upcoming JENPET Records CD in this live performance at Rhythmix Cultural Works. But in the meantime, you can click here to check out ARIEL on iTunes.
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Check out George Petersen’s current and archived articles from HDVideoPro/CineSoundPro magazine.
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