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February 20th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 283, Tom Bukovac, “Hot Marshall Sundae”

Chapters
00:00 - SG Rock 'n' Roll tone
01:00 - Old Uncle Larry on Plexi Sunday
02:00 - "Favorite Homeskoolin'?" / "Hate everything I play"
03:00 - Jeff Steele and Scott Bagman
03:45 - Foreigner and "Corporate Rock" formula
04:35 - "Crazy-ass lick" to torture someone
05:00 - Lesson: Pull-off
06:00 - Dio - Holy Diver (demon bleat)
06:45 - Joni Mitchell - Chalk Mark in a Rainstorm (Lakota Indian chant)
07:15 - Hot Rod Lincoln (George Frayne)
08:35 - "What rockstar that died early would you like to see to continue?" / Jimi Hendrix
09:38 - Rush
10:35 - Drummers interested in old guitars? / Greg Morrow and vintage drums
13:30 - What guitar do you want?
14:01 - '68 Marshall Plexi Super Tremolo 100W


Notes
Uncle Larry explores the absolute zenith of humankind’s experiments with tube amplification...the late 1960's Marshall Plexi panel....

File this one under "stuff Uncle Larry thinks is really fuckin' cool"...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMEuibX4c04

so we have a lot of new viewers recently and here's the real inside shit folks...for realz.

i NEVER ask anyone to subscribe or "smash that like button"....

if you do indeed learn a lot of stuff from this channel and feel like it is indeed helping you as a player, all i ask is that you just throw a little something in the tip jar...


and where is this tip jar you say???

You can make PayPal donations to this address:
tombukovac@gmail.com
You can make Venmo donations to this address:
@Tom-Bukovac-1


a person could potentially purchase a myriad of Homeskoolin' related merch..including several different extremely comfortable and nice feeling T-shirts and some beautifully constructed coffee mugs for those afflicted with thin lips...i pride myself on having the comfiest t shirts on earth...no scratchy bad fitting horseshit here people.. check it out at
https://dvg-inc.shoplightspeed.com/merch/tom-bukovac/

AND....believe it or not....i have a new website people....an actual proper website.
https://thesessionman.com

You can see all kinds of weird old photos there, you can also purchase a download of the live concert i did last December if you like.

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:
https://tombukovac.bandcamp.com/album/plexi-soul

another is an instrumental collaboration with his dear friend Dean Deleo (originally from the Stone Temple Pilots organization) that is available here:
https://tripthewitch.bandcamp.com/album/trip-the-witch

November 25th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 259, Tom Bukovac, “The Black Cup”

Chapters
00:00 - Yes - Starship Trooper / Steve Howe - Close to the Edge
04:44 - All about flange / Ibanez, Electric Mistress / Nervous talk
06:00 - Blue Electric Mistress
07:08 - Green Electric Mistress
08:36 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Old photo of the 'mailbox letter burst'
10:27 - '62 Gretsch White Falcon
11:29 - New neon light
12:25 - Guild guitars
15:26 - Old Marshall amps (Plexi) hard to find
16:10 - Name Versus Game (vs.)


Notes
Uncle Larry takes a look at some 70s analog flanger pedals and answers some VCB

September 28th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Cereal Box Blues Mach II”

Chapters
00:00 - Nice feedback, slide guitar


Notes
Larry being driven around by one of the cleanest late 50’s Danelectro U-2’s a man could ever find after a long day of sessioneering.

August 3rd, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus, "Brand New Marshall"

Chapters
00:00 - Amazing playing intro
04:08 - Hello friends! / Marshall JTM Studio
05:29 - '67 Epiphone Al Caiola
07:37 - Selling some amps and info
08:20 - New JTM Studio
09:15 - New Marshall cab
09:25 - '67 Epiphone Al Caiola
10:27 - '60s Epiphone Zephyr
10:55 - '60s Ampeg ET-2 Super Echo Twin


Notes
Hello Homeskoolers....I want to send out a HUGE thank you to my old pal Hugh Gilmartin for sending out this killer new Marshall JTM Studio amp for me to try....man, what a cool amp.
These are BRAND NEW models that Marshall just released...they are available in head/2x12 cab or 1x12 combos.

Also, as you can see, i have a few items for sale in this video....as always these items are being sold on a "first come first serve" basis, kinda like the tickets were at that Who concert at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati back in December of 1979....

If you want one of these items please email me at tombukovac@gmail.com

1967 Epiphone Al Caiola guitar with case. $5800.00 shipped domestic US

Both of these amps are 1500.00 apiece and will be sold local pickup only...no shipping

1960s Epiphone Zephyr 1x12 combo

1960's Ampeg ET-2 Super Echo Twin 2x12 combo

Compare to prices on Reverb and you will see those are VERY fair prices

Ok, thats it for now kids

August 2nd, 2023

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

Chapters
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


Notes
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.
https://dvg-inc.shoplightspeed.com/merch/tom-bukovac/ 

You can make PayPal donations to this address:
tombukovac@gmail.com
You can make Venmo donations to this address:
@Tom-Bukovac-1

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.
https://thesessionman.com

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:
https://www.ziggysartstudio.com

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:
https://tombukovac.bandcamp.com/album/plexi-soul

another is an instrumental collaboration with his dear friend Dean Deleo (originally from the Stone Temple Pilots organization) that is available here:
https://tripthewitch.bandcamp.com/album/trip-the-witch

April 12th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “TV Larry”

Chapters
00:00 - Kelly Clarkson show taping (behind the scenes)
02:51 - Sound of the room


Notes
On the job site

Doing one song with Caitlyn Smith for the Kelly Clarkson show that airs May 11th

March 16th, 2023

Homeskoolin' VOLUME 200!!!! "A Special Treat"

Chapters
00:00 - Intro 200th episode / Pacifico and wine
03:08 - Homeskoolin' thanks / Dann Huff as a producer
06:18 - Collaboration and dictatorship / No right way to finish line
12:24 - Moment knew when making big
15:45 - Dann's take on guitar tone
18:00 - Dann bought Tom's pedalboard
18:53 - No greatest tone / Leslie West story
21:00 - Van Halen (tuning)
23:15 - Midrange / Small guitar tones
27:00 - Cool Dann story (Van Halen)
30:50 - Bass content with guitars
34:00 - Most genious overdubbing
35:50 - Great guitar tones / Billy Gibbons stories and Guthrie Trapp
38:19 - Great tones continued / Billy Gibbons - Jesus Just Left Chicago
41:16 - Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile
43:08 - 50% more distortion / Distortion and guitar
47:22 - Marshall Plexi tone / Foreigner - Hot Blooded / Greatest power chord Foreigner - Juke Box Hero
53:45 - Roxy Music - Love is the Drug solo
55:55 - That one note of Steely Dan
58:10 - Cooper Time Cube - 100 ft of garden hose (doubling effect) / Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good
63:10 - Steve Miller Band


Notes
One of my favorite humans on this planet

Sweet Dann Huff

September 21st, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “A Small Miracle”

Chapters
00:00 - Session gear and Marshalls


Notes
When something virtually impossible happens to you, you just HAVE to share it with your friends right?

September 14th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 165, Tom Bukovac, “Flutter And Wow”

Chapters
00:00 - Hello, class! / Video intro about loop building lesson / '62 Strat
01:17 - Loop: Starting the loop
02:04 - Loop: Changing loops
04:02 - Get the bass / Tuning
05:38 - Lesson: Chords and progression
07:30 - Harmony H22 hollowbody bass
07:56 - Loop: Bass recording and play along
10:49 - Getting ready to solo / Looper
11:40 - Loop: Practice soloing
13:00 - Marshall 50-watt Combo Amp / Cleaning it up
13:45 - Loop: Restarting the loop for solo
16:35 - Tone (pickup, pedals)
17:34 - Loop: Take 1 soloing
20:33 - Summarizing


Notes
Uncle Larry takes the class along on a leisurely stroll to looptown….with a cameo appearance by his son’s old Harmony H-22 hollowbody bass.

Ampluhmicatiun provided by a ‘78 Marshall JMP 50 watt 2x12” combo with master volume.

If you guys are indeed learning and enjoying these meager low cost tutorials…the tip jar is just a click away…and it’s TOTALLY on the honor system.

paypal is tombukovac@gmail.com
venmo is @Tom-Bukovac-1

if you wanna buy some Homeskoolin merch go here...
https://dvg-inc.shoplightspeed.com/me...

if you wanna buy my album "Plexi Soul" go here...

https://tombukovac.bandcamp.com/album...

if you wanna buy the album i made with Dean Deleo go here...

https://tripthewitch.bandcamp.com/alb...

I GREATLY appreciate all the past donations my good people….a couple bucks here and there makes this all make sense, and it keeps the old fridge stocked.

Thank you for watching friends, i mean it

July 8th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Session Update “Everybody Loves Danny”

Chapters
00:00 - Back stage gear tour
04:00 - Danny Dugmore


Notes
Day two of a three day odyssey….special guests, our beloved Bryan Sutton and the legendary Dan Dugmore…check out his credits on allmusic.com kids…a true session man.

April 14th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Play Along With “Plexiholic” Loop

Chapters
00:00 - Loop going into a building wall of Marshalls


Notes
Thought i would give you guys a shot at this before i wiped it.

My god i wish you could hear what this sounds like in the actual room…this iphone mic is picking up about 10 percent of it….one of the sickest tones i have ever dialed up in my life. 67 marshall plexi pa 50 head into a 68 4x12 with original 30s with 55 hz bass cones on the left….68 plexi super bass 50 into an ‘87 2x12 silver jubilee cab on right.

Chords

Verse
F add 9 to G back and forth (four times)

Bridge
Eb X6808X
Bb6 X,13,15,0,15,X

Last chord Bb6b5 X,13,14,0,15,X

Enjoy!


Paypal tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com
Venmo tip jar is @Tom-Bukovac-1

April 13th, 2022

Homeskoolin Volume 138, Tom Bukovac, “Plexiholic”

Chapters
00:00 - Slow, beautiful, raunchy loop playing
03:36 - Hello, class! / Thanks / Nashville floods
04:45 - 1 year anniversary
05:19 - View Comment Bin - Trigger Hippy days
07:23 - Joan Osborne
09:03 - Favorite Twight Zone?  The Shelter
10:37 - Overcoming Red Light Fever?
12:39 - Guitar or amp you never had?
13:35 - Crazy prices of instruments
14:02 - "Uncle Larry" amp / Ebo Customs
15:00 - Recent addiction to Marshall Plexis


Notes
A brief look at the VCB and the wonders of the old MXR Stereo Chorus.

Thanks for watching people


Paypal tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com
Venmo tip jar is @Tom-Bukovac-1

March 28th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 135, Tom Bukovac, “Sympathetic For The Devil”

Chapters
00:00 - Playing the double-neck with bliss resonance
02:42 - Hello, friends! / Guitar show
03:50 - Son into guitars / Inspirational message about kids
05:36 - Deals at guitar show
05:54 - 1958 Gibson EMS-1235 hollowbody double-neck
07:07 - Demonstration
08:36 - 1967 Marshall PA 50 watt plexi
09:00 - Pedal trading / Pre-Rocked Pedals / Lessons coming


Notes
A brief chat on sympathetic string vibrations on double neck guitars….fatherhood…and the virtues of vintage guitar shows…

Companies mentioned in episode are
Pre-Rocked Pedals
Diablo Guitars
Abalone Vintage

In this video Larry is plunking a 1958 Gibson EMS-1235 hollow body double neck through a 1967 Marshall PA 50 watt plexi.

Thanks for watching the show friends

December 19th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 121, Tom Bukovac, “Birthday Rock”

Chapters
00:00 - Scorching intro playing!
02:11 - Happy Sunday, class! / Titans
02:45 - Marshall cab / '58 Les Paul
03:10 - T-shirts
03:54 - 53rd Birthday tomorrow (Happy Birthday Tom!)
04:19 - Paul Davids response (YouTube Link) / Homeskoolers
05:24 - Vintage guitar freaks / guitarhq.com
07:35 - Henning Vahlbruch pedals
07:56 - Plexi Soul CDs
08:36 - Viewer Comment Bin / NFL thoughts
09:10 - '58 Les Paul
09:53 - P-Bass loop, guitar lesson


Notes
Uncle Larry is gonna be 53 tomorrow kids….
Todays distortion tone courtesy of an old Multivox Big Jam Distortion that my dear old pal Bubba sent me…slapback by Henning Vahlbruch.

New t shirts designed by Ryan Conover…our resident graphic design genius….thank you sir Check out www.guitarhq.com for more AMAZING and accurate vintage guitar info than you could ever handle.

Go to www.guitarhouse.net for new shirts and other Uncle Larry merch

Uncle Larrys Paypal Tip Jar is Tombukovac@gmail.com

March 31st, 2020

Corona Lessons Volume 13, Tom Bukovac, “Session Man”

Chapters
00:00 - Nasty blues playing
03:03 - Interruption / Intro
03:37 - PRS "Cleveland" story
04:55 - Sessions and playing
05:35 - Freedom in playing / "Red Light Fever"
07:32 - Aggressive vs safe playing
07:45 - Steely Dan story / Rehearse / Explore
10:52 - Session musicians and experiences
13:18 - Skillset needed to be session musician


Notes
A trip through the triumphs and the horrors of the worlds second oldest occupation.
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