May 18th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “A Cool Chopper From The Early Days Of 501chorusecho”

00:00 - Montage
00:17 - Hey, friends! / Special guest guitar player / Talent show
01:55 - Jeff Senn selling Princeton Reverb
02:17 - Jerry Reed - Amos Moses (guitar and singing tangent)
03:36 - '73 Princeton Reverb garage sale

Todays lesson? Amps can be choppers too friends…

Contact me if you want this one that was used in this ancient video you may recall...
of a much younger Larry....without a care in the world....many years prior to "The Great Trilogy Of Pain" ....

Tom Bukovac and his Original Senn Ful...


i am selling this for my friend Jeff, so you will have to meet up with him

It’s probably gonna go quick so as soon after it sells I’ll post and pin a comment saying it’s sold and then, I beg you….after that PLEASE don’t flood me with a million emails after that asking if it’s still available….PLEASE i beg you

Special thanks to all who came out to throw down at the Underdog last night…one of the funnest gigs i have ever played....no shit.
GT is bringing killer live music back to this great city and i am proud to be a small part of it in any way

April 26th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 301, Tom Bukovac “Stairway To Cleveland”

00:00 - Putting some magic into the echo
05:57 - Hello, friends! / "Zombie Channel" / Update, producing, thanks, house with pool
09:09 - Guthrie record
10:02 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Go on the road again? / NFL
12:09 - Uncle Larry's Garage Sale / '62 neck Telecaster
13:10 - Clean '65 Princeton Reverb / 2 of each of everything
14:27 - Thanks and a little insight and advice / Blocking some people like Teddy Boy

Uncle Larry busts back onto the YouTube scene with a vengeance after a hiatus of sorts.

Heres the link to the Guthrie record that comes out May 1st

...and how fucking awesome is this?

Shopping in Stores in 1971: Retro Vid...

April 7th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 299, Tom Bukovac, “Shootout At The Kalamazoo Corral”

00:00 - Hello, friends! / Shootout ('57 Goldtop, '59 Black Custom, '58 Burst, '69 Custom)
00:24 - Notice of the pitch angle
00:44 - Nice day fishing / Disclaimers
01:45 - Shootout setup (Big Jam Distortion, Vemuram Shanks, Princeton)
02:40 - '57 Goldtop Bridge
03:33 - '58 Burst Bridge ("Larryburst")
04:45 - '59 Custom Bridge ("Black Beauty")
05:58 - '69 Custom Bridge
07:03 - Blind test setup
07:48 - Exhibit A
08:20 - Exhibit B
08:56 - Exhibit C
09:34 - Exhibit D
10:16 - Lick A
10:45 - Lick B
11:18 - Lick C
11:48 - Lick D
12:31 - Acoustic A
12:56 - Acoustic B
13:19 - Acoustic C
13:46 - Acoustic D
14:13 - Closeout and VCB (Viewer Comment Bin)
14:35 - Recovering alcoholic viewer / "Thinking..."
16:12 - Q: Sessions sounding out of tune?  A: Takes a lot to build the song; Practicing...we know
17:55 - "Black Beauty" '59 Custom helps drives the player / Inspiration factor
19:34 - Happy fishing

Uncle Larry performs a friendly little bridge pickup only shootout on a few of the more noteworthy items that came from the Golden Age of the Greatest Guitar Company To Ever Exist on this beautiful planet of ours….and a 69 too

This video is for entertainment purposes only…no user serviceable parts inside

Directors note: the guitars were cycled through in the same order in each of the “blind tests”…results will be forthcoming for anyone that actually gives a fuck

Spoiler Alert! - Guitars

A - '58 Burst
B - '57 Goldtop
C - '69 Custom
D - '59 Black Custom

February 21st, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 285, Tom Bukovac “The Top 5 Most Asked Homeskoolin’ Questions”

00:00 - Hello, friends! / Elaborate full production
00:32 - Jacob Collier / "Greatest Night in Pop" (We Are the World)
02:13 - Martin D-45 / "Then I'd be happy" (Black hole inside us all)
03:19 - "What are the top 5 questions?"
  1. "New, cheap guitar as good as old?"
  2. "What New pickups as good as old?"
  3. "Desert island guitar and amp?"
  4. "Will you evaluate my playing?"
  5. "Are new Nobels pedals as good as old?"
04:50 - Today's setup
06:20 - Duesenberg bridge
06:50 - Duesenberg neck
07:09 - Burst with PAFs bridge
07:49 - Burst with PAFs neck
08:21 - 2006 SG Special Lollar P90s bridge
09:01 - 2006 SG Special Lollar P90s neck
09:17 - '61 SG Special original P90s bridge
09:49 - '61 SG Special original P90s neck
10:30 - Fender Tele with '62 and Ellis bridge
11:26 - Esquire with original bridge
12:03 - "What New pickups as good as old?" / Don't know
12:32 - "Desert island guitar and amp?" / Goldtop and Princeton
13:00 - "Will you evaluate my playing?" / Don't always have time / Lessons
13:33 - "Are new Nobels pedals as good as old?" / Nothing as good as original

The title pretty much says it all here kids....

today's test gear...
amp: dead original 1965 Fender Princeton Reverb with original 10" Jensen
pedals: original no-balls ODR-1, strymon el cap slapback, tiny bit of reverb from the amp

full disclosure...i completely forgot to mention that the bridge pickup in the 1954 esquire is actually an original wound fender pickup taken out of a 1960 tele custom, so not original to the guitar, but still over 60 years old.

If you guys are getting something useful out of these ridiculous videos please feel free to visit the tip jar...

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

Thank you for watching...and i TRULY mean that. Uncle Larry realizes that you have PLENTY of other choices when it comes to Youtube travel.

April 2nd, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 206, Tom Bukovac, "Disclaimers Are A Sign Of Weakness"

00:00 - Tinkering around / Loop
03:09 - Hello, friends! / Beer cans / Old stuff and born out of time
04:11 - Old neck, new body Telecaster with Ron Ellis pickup / Thanks
06:30 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin)
07:10 - Original 10" speaker in Princeton (Jensen)
07:50 - Nobels pedals and no disclaimers / Mini
10:00 - The Klon thing
10:34 - Use your ears not your eyes and blindfold test
11:40 - Klon value
12:47 - Pedal video
14:00 - Randy Rhoads tone
16:20 - Billy Sims (NFL)
16:45 - Todd Sharp - Vacuum Tube Loop Driver


Uncle Larry gets busy on a Ron Ellis tele bridge pickup through a device that Todd Sharp made into a device that Leo Fender made.

and...just try to get through this whole video without bawling like a baby.


February 27th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 194, Tom Bukovac, "The Unseen World"

00:00 - Some plucking around
01:30 - Hello, everyone!
03:11 - Senn guitar
03:22 - Paper or plastic / "Save the planet"
04:25 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / '60 Tweed Princeton / Strat and pickups
05:54 - Lynyrd Skynyrd thanks
06:25 - New pre-scribers / Rotten apples and hiding users
07:23 - '58 Gibson EMS 1235 Hollowbody Doubleneck / Story
10:54 - East Ohio thanks
11:36 - Lesson: Tablature chord Dmin7 / "Instant Larry"
12:51 - Shameless plug
14:25 - Outro playing


Monday morning coffee talk and VCB with Larry.





and our boy ziggy at ziggysartstudio.com has a little something special planned to commemorate the 200th Homeskoolin' episode

and totally unrelated.....as ludicrous as this is....i GUARANTEE you won't be able to stop watching it til the end

February 10th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Raunch Dressing”

00:00 - Rockin finger pickin / Full-blown rock
03:22 - '60 Fender Tweed Princeton
04:00 - Pedalboard look
04:27 - 80's Super Champ
04:50 - '63 Gibson SG

Hello friends….contact me at tombukovac@gmail.com if you want the 63 SG (11.5k) or the Super Champ (1400.00)

Gonna be a week or so until the Super Champ is ready to go (unless you fix amps yourself)…it has a noisy tube that i would like to have fixed before i sell it.

Larry don’t sell no bullshit.

Buyer must pick up in person. Cash deals only. No shipping….unless of course there wa$ $ome kind of con$iderable incentive to do $o.....

January 12th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 186, Tom Bukovac, “13”

00:00 - Little mellow strumming
02:32 - What's up Homeskoolers / Greetings and Jeff Beck
05:09 - Game: Name tracks from an album / That's who you are (age: 13)
08:38 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Vince Gill and session knowledge
11:45 - Did you ever play football?
13:00 - Stolen guitars?
15:26 - Bring on the Night - Police / Cover songs
16:10 - Thanks and learning from lessons / Stealing knowledge and uniqueness
18:47 - Tinnitis
20:25 - Live stream setup?
20:55 - Amp mainly used? Princeton Reverb
21:38 - Yes - Fragile

Uncle Larry discusses the important formative years of the typical lifer musician...and more specifically the "magic age"....13

Thanks for watching dear Homeskoolers...

Donation links:
Paypal is tombukovac@gmail.com

Venmo is @Tom_Bukovac-1

and it's cold out there...getchya a hoodie

June 29th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 154, Tom Bukovac, “Plex Soul”

00:00 - Some rockin' intro playing
01:58 - Hello, friends!
03:39 - '65 Firebird red
04:26 - Playing keyboards
05:51 - Lesson (Echoplex gain) / Contest

Uncle Larry in a brand new green Homeskoolin’ t….damn this thing is soooo comfy…it’s like wearing a cloud.

A brief dissertation on the power of blowing up the input of an old Fender amp with the right stuff.

Totally unrelated, one of my biggest pet peeves in this world is this… when you see a thumbnail for a youtube video that has some kind of amazing photo….but then when you actually watch that video there is not a single thing in the video that even shows the photo they used in the thumbnail.

I fucking HATE that false advertising bullshit….there should be laws against this.

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