June 2nd, 2024

Homeskoolin’ …”An Open Letter To Little Johnny In Nowheresville Nebraska”

00:00 - Strumming the Online Chess song
00:44 - Sunday chilling / Gear questions / Imitation pedalboards appreciated
02:07 - Pedalboard build journey for years
03:29 - Learn how to touch the guitar
04:06 - Each piece of gear on pedalboard was a discovery
05:12 - Side ebay business selling gear / Remembering the gear that works
06:47 - Boss SD-2, Tube Screamers, Rotosphere, Volume pedals, Boss GE-7 (EQ), Line 6 M9 / Making pedalboards
09:00 - 5 different pedalboards and use them all
10:03 - Key components on pedalboard (incremental gain, eq, trail, volume)
10:55 - Pedalboard #1 (mid-size case for demos when don't have cartage)
12:03 - Pedalboard #2 (2nd largest for touring)
13:30 - Pedalboard case
13:44 - Pedalboard #3 (bare essentials)
14:13 - Pedalboard #4 (video making board)

Uncle Larry goes waaaaay off brand with this pedalboard “excursion”

August 2nd, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 233, Tom Bukovac, "An Important Message From Corporate Regarding Your Vibrato"

00:00 - Premium tone
02:42 - Hello friends! / Peter Framton / Boys back
03:41 - Marshall Plexi Super PA head / Boss Chorus Ensemble (CE-1)
04:32 - Robert Keeley is incredible / Other incredibles
06:06 - Lesson: 10ths and 9ths
09:55 - Lesson: Vibrato and paying attention
11:43 - Lesson: Vibrato and how much shake
15:00 - Peter Frampton's studio tour

Uncle Larry gives it to ya straight on in this one...real talk...

i mean let's face it people.... vibrato is like the guitar players "fingerprint" if you will...if you must...

It is one of a very small number of key distinguishing factors that separates one guitar player from another in a police line up of guitar players...

It needs to be paid attention to VERY CLOSELY and, according to some recent NASA findings, most guitar players don't THINK about their vibrato nearly as much as they should...i tend to agree.

a LOT of people have asked me lately where they can go to buy a Homeskoolin t shirt or other sexy ass Homeskoolin' merch...well...this is where you go.

You can make PayPal donations to this address:
You can make Venmo donations to this address:

Believe it or not....i even have a new website where you can see all kinds of weird old photos, you can "ask Larry" whatever you want in an alternative VCB, and you can also purchase a download of the live concert i did last December if you like.

There are still a few more of the hand signed limited edition Uncle Larry prints that Ziggy O'Leary did left....if you wanna check one out go here:

A lot of these very same new viewers don't seem to know that Uncle Larry made a couple records that they could potentially listen to... one is an instrumental solo record called "Plexi Soul" that is available here:

another is an instrumental collaboration with his dear friend Dean Deleo (originally from the Stone Temple Pilots organization) that is available here:

December 7th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 178, Tom Bukovac, “Blues For Don Ho”

00:00 - Most Rock 'n Roll scream (Ann Wilson, Sean )
01:45 - Gibson Roy Smeck playing
02:35 - Gibson Roy Smeck guitar
04:07 - 50th birthday party / George Gruhn story
07:20 - Football cards
08:58 - Baseball card set story
10:49 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Electro-Harmonix & Boss pedals
14:13 - Vignette
14:42 - Cool sounds / Rules of recording
16:50 - Microphones & get creative with mics
18:28 - Digital world
18:47 - Oz Noy
20:13 - Favorite phaser?
21:25 - Ann Wilson & recording
22:29 - Lesson: Slide playing
23:40 - Football concussion and crash test

Uncle Larry deep dives into some uncomfortably non music related musings….and sings the praises of the greatest pedal company of all time.

Here's a video you might get a kick out of:


Here's a story you might get a cry out of:

October 28th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Update…PLEASE read the video description below!

00:00 - Mini pedalboard build

Bandcamp links:

As soon as i know the link to the bandcamp website where the album will be posted for sale, i will pin it on the comments for this video.

Dearest Nathan from Duesenberg proposed a brilliant idea. In an effort to include EVERYONE….we are gonna do it this way. Everyone who buys both copies of the record will automatically be entered into a drawing that will most likely happen on Christmas morning….the winner will receive a new Duesenberg Session Man guitar.

I want this to be a two part contest type deal…I'm thinking part one is the drawing where EVERYONE who buys both versions of the record can win….part two will be for all the players out there…where we will give away an Ebo Customs amp to whoever wins the playing portion.

This is all still being put together and nothing is carved in stone here. I will present all the final details about the contest situation as soon as they are officially cemented I swear.

I want to sincerely thank my dear friends at XTS pedalboards here in Nashville for throwing this killer little fly board together for me on VERY short notice…these guys are the absolute greatest and i appreciate them so much.

Stay tuned for the link to my silly record guys…thank you SO MUCH for your continued support of the channel.

I can’t express how much i cherish the heartfelt comments many of you have sent about how i have helped so many of you get through covid with these lessons…it means the world to me and i hope you all know that.

Rock on brothers

August 8th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 109, Tom Bukovac, “Mr. Blackfinger”

00:00 - Amazing mixed jam
04:21 - Hello, friends!
04:40 - Open strings / Deblocking chords
07:20 - EHX Blackfinger

A brief chat on chords and a look at one of the most overlooked effects in pedal history…..

Todays sound courtesy of a 1960 Stratocaster and a 64 Vox AC40 top boost. Reverb courtesy of a Boss RV-6.

Homeskoolin merch available at www.guitarhouse.net
Paypal tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com
Venmo tip jar is @Tom-Bukovac-1

June 30th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 48, Tom Bukovac, “Cord Of Life”

00:00 - Omnichord intro
00:06 - Welcome
02:03 - Garage studio / Brad Paisley story
03:33 - Repeated question / Looper pedal
04:40 - Looper pedal lesson (Do You Feel Like We Do)
05:47 - Attempt 2 (Bass guitar)

A brief illustration on how to use a looper pedal...and some other rambling

PayPal tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com

April 6th, 2020

Corona Lessons Volume 20, Tom Bukovac, "Option Anxiety"

00:00 - Country-esque playing
02:15 - Welcome to the Corona Lessons / Contest
02:52 - Duesenberg Double Cat / Multi-Benders
05:24 - Bender lesson
09:32 - The subject of "gear" / Tone is in the fingers
10:52 - Old pedal companies / How to decide what to use? / Option Anxiety

Good morning everyone...don't worry I'm not "poundin' rocks" quite yet...I actually recorded this yesterday afternoon. I apologize for all the noise and constant distractions....family man.


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