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June 2nd, 2024

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

Chapters
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)


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

April 7th, 2024

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

Chapters
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


Notes
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

May 16th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 142, Tom Bukovac, “Guitar Is Cool”

Chapters
00:00 - Great playing with a little raunch
03:43 - Lost note / Hello, friends!
04:05 - Tube Echoplex
05:06 - Preamp control
06:30 - Demo without
07:24 - Demo with
08:23 - Comparison talk
09:09 - "Smell" pedal / Candles
10:17 - Volume control on guitar / Fuzz magic
14:07 - Holding guitar neck for sustain
15:20 - Herco pick / Back on the road / Twanging notes on a Tele


Notes
A brief look at “sustain” and “gain structure” and “scented candles for guitar nerds”….

“I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And i can picture us attacking that world because they’d never expect it”

Thanks for watching the channel kids

May 12th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 141, Tom Bukovac, “Every One’s A Prototype”

Chapters
00:00 - Intro playing
01:51 - Hello, friends! / Tour
04:00 - Rental gear
04:31 - In Ears vs. monitors
05:00 - Thanks
05:35 - Herco / John Shanks / Gretsch guitars
08:32 - Cmaj7 chord lesson
09:00 - Let notes ring out
09:30 - Em and stacked minor 3rds / Diminished
11:11 - Special "Fuck-Offs" / World's Best Watcher & Arthur Gains (Comments section last 2 episodes)


Notes
Hello friends….ol’ Larry back in the deep south, fresh in from the city of angels. A tour recap and some hot takes regarding crumbling binding.

Paypal tip jar is tombukovac@gmail.com

totally unrelated....this is the coolest video ever
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQqur...
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