June 30th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 322, Tom Bukovac, “Turn Me On, I’m A Sideman”

00:00 - Rockin out
06:05 - "Ebo" Tweed Deluxe / Magic settings / Granny wisdom
07:33 - Update
08:14 - Get on The Gear Page / Tendency to rush guitar playing (BobbyS) / Practicing "rests"
10:49 - Afraid of the holes and space in music
12:34 - Class Presentation turn out
13:40 - Tiny little world / Vice President (String Locker)
14:38 - Rick Beato interview
16:12 - Pompus in reviewing someone's guitar player
17:42 - Fix something on the house

Uncle Larry gives you some more deep early morning thoughts and heats up the tubes on a whipped old super late tweed deluxe (1961) that looks like someone peed on it.

if this channel is indeed a consistent source of musical ideas and concepts you regularly steal, please pay the toll at
tombukovac@gmail.com (paypal)
@Tom-Bukovac-1 (venmo)

it all helps my friends....i'm going broke trying to get the boys moved into a house that they are actually gonna want to invite their friends to when they are all old enough to drive and smoke weed out of a toilet paper roll with a hole punched in it...

now i need that grill that all the brats are gonna get cooked on...and the cut up vegetables that get grilled with a little olive oil and salt inside the tin foil....you know what i'm sayin'...

February 9th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 276, Tom Bukovac, “How To Be Great At Guitar In 15 Minutes”

00:00 - Rockin'
00:41 - Session Man Rule #1: "Never write a lick you can't play."
01:11 - Pantera and Lamb of God
02:28 - Roll out of bed episodes
03:15 - '58 Gibson Les Paul TV Junior
05:54 - Gibson Doubleneck photo recognition / Historian (Eric Ernest) / Original owner
07:30 - Nick Drushel / Gibson SG break and restoration with CNC
09:04 - Argent - Hold Your Head Up / Organ madness
10:30 - Lesson: Lots of techniques & over the I
11:11 - Listening to the amazing solo
12:44 - Lesson: Guitar part
13:35 - Musicians are better now? [heavy sarcasm alert]
14:25 - "The Panteras"
15:15 - Common thread between listeners / Family playing / Malcolm Young
16:15 - Pickups (PAF, P90, minihumbuckers, etc) / Favorite pickup of all Gretsch Filtertron

Hello friends, several YouTuber friends of mine have recently suggested that I should start experimenting with clickbait video titles and thumbnails to get more views…so I thought “how to be great at guitar in 15 minutes” would REALLY get some people’s attention…even if the video has nothing to do with that

…and then I’m gonna find a picture of some really delicious looking cheesecake to put in the thumbnail…I mean, they HAVE TO click on that right?

December 16th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The F Chord, Is It Even Necessary?”

00:00 - Soothing sullen playing with loop
05:22 - Checking in / Movie trivia
06:30 - '59 TV Junior
06:44 - NFL Cards
07:36 - Lesson: Cowboy chords / Least amount of movement / Thumb
09:21 - Lession: Having fun with the F Chord / Low third

Deep morning thoughts with Uncle Larry.

August 24th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Bridge Over Troubled Junior” (Music City Bridge Stud Finder)

00:00 - Intro and basic install of new bridge
15:53 - Intonating the new bridge
22:39 - Demonstation of what the old original bridge sounded like for comparison

Ok guys, this video could conceivably be extremely boring to some "casual viewers", so it comes with a warning.

Unless you are interested in a 23 minute video of what a DRASTIC improvement swapping out the original bridge of an old 50s Les Paul Junior with a new Music City Bridge Stud Finder bridge makes, do NOT watch this.

This video is ONLY intended for the truly hardcore vintage guitar nerds out there…i repeat…DO NOT watch this unless you are a total vintage guitar nerd.

There are 3 segments…
1) intro and basic install of new bridge (
0:00 to 15:52)
2) intonating the new bridge (
15:53 to 22:38)
3) demonstation of what the old original bridge sounded like for comparison (
22:39 to end)

if you want one of these check these bad boys out for yourself click here

Thanks for watching guys

August 22nd, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 159, Tom Bukovac, “Window Or Aisle?”

00:00 - Pink Floyd - Mother play through (David Gilmour)
00:46 - Finally home / Thanks
02:19 - Listen to actual song / Compare
03:28 - Lick lesson
05:10 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin)
05:40 - "One who dies with the most toys..."
06:49 - "Don't be sad" / Spider-Man
07:35 - Montage / Old gear
12:20 - Podcast - Tony Lucido, Paul Moak
12:59 - Epiphone Casino / Gibson SG / Les Paul Goldtops
16:45 - Old Rickenbackers and surgery / Bass cap (old Marshall)

Lord it’s good to be home…sweet Jesus.

Check out the Amazing Dawgs Tony and Paul on this podcast here if you're bored…pretty funny stuff

June 19th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Round, “Dog Ears & Dog Years”

00:00 - Rockin' the P-90s
03:50 - '55 Gibson Les Paul TV Junior

Hello friends….just thought you guys might get a late nite kick outta the tone genarated by this gnarly old P-90 that has recently floated across my transom (hello Janine).

I truly wish this beat up old gig warrior from a distant world could talk….i wonder what this student model golden era Gibson has witnessed in it’s life….

i tried to ask it, but it just stared at me, mocking me with it’s stately limed mahogany countenance.

To be continued….


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