February 6th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 275, Tom Bukovac, “You Go On TV With Hair Like That?”

00:00 - Strumming some Heavenly tunes
03:15 - Hello, friends! / That Pedal Show / Episode 275
04:23 - Gibson Doubleneck and some sounds
05:06 - Jimi Hendrix - Castles Made of Sand
06:52 - Toby Keith, RIP
10:00 - Rick Beato video
10:22 - Epiphone rabbit hole
11:22 - Lesson: Cool lick / Gibson Doubleneck sounds
12:09 - Movies: Mighty Wind & Best In Show
13:25 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Ever get nervous? / Don't read music
15:23 - Nervous about getting sick on stage / In charge of a gig and something going wrong
16:50 - Andy Gellison rework of Doubleneck
17:30 - Mortified at past recordings at all?

bed head Larry plays ya' a little early morning blues and pays tribute to a dear old departed friend

tube amp and guitar tones straight from 1958…amazing how believable the sounds were back then, even without the modelers...

and now for some fucking GENIUS comedy...

February 5th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 274, Tom Bukovac, “Poser”

00:00 - Epiphone P90 rockin' into AC/DC
01:50 - Hello, friends! / PAN aramic amp
02:26 - Drawing guitars / Larry hello and giving time
03:15 - Guthrie birthday / Nashville hangouts
05:35 - Mysterious characters / Ebo
08:00 - Love of Epiphone guitars
10:36 - Epiphone Crestwood
12:06 - Epiphone Wilshire
13:35 - "When is enough?"
14:00 - "Who has the most Soul?" / Ray Charles
14:57 - "How do you approach fills?"
16:06 - Official fills chart and mixing it up...no bullshit
18:10 - Carl Weathers send off (R.I.P.)

Uncle Larry extols his great adoration of Epiphone guitars of the 50s and early 60s…

February 5th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 273, Tom Bukovac, “Soul & Bowl Revue”

00:00 - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Tuesday's Gone nice rendition blend into Beatles ending
03:28 - How's everyone doin'?
04:40 - Galavanting Nashville / Gruhn's / Brett Papa collaboration
05:52 - Horshoe Bigsby on '62 Crestwood
07:02 - Nicky G show
08:47 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Guitar temptations NAMM
10:50 - Lesson: Playing slide w/o slide
13:15 - Wedding gigs hate / Twist and Shout
14:30 - "G string 'out of tune'?"
15:30 - 100,000 subscribers and plaque
16:30 - Lynyrd Skynyrd phaser?

Uncle Larry gushes about his life eternal love of the “horseshoe Bigbsy” and recaps some details of the weekend.

and...if you can't feel something from this, you might wanna go to a doctor and have him check real carefully to see if you are still alive...

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man

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February 2nd, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Bird Of A Different Feather”

00:00 - Rockin' the Super Eagle

Uncle Larry takes a Saturday stroll on some Hawaiian Acacia Koa from 1977

There’s a certain guitar sound that I refer to as the “covers off” tone….every lifer rock and roller knows that thing a good humbucker does when there is no pickup cover to impede its world domination efforts.

February 2nd, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The Art Of Guitar Repair & Restoration”

00:00 - Followup Episode to Goes to Gruhn's Volume 5 about a '59 Burst repair

As promised…a follow up video on a 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard that had a very hard life…

I first showed you guys this guitar 4 months ago in a video called “Homeskoolin’ Goes To Gruhns Volume 5”

Sadly it was chopped to pieces by a previous owner.

Tony Nagy and Greg Voros give it to you straight about what separates the men from the boys when it comes to guitar repair and restoration.

Hope you enjoy

February 2nd, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 272, Tom Bukovac, “Hit It Maestro”

00:00 - Statesboro Blues into Bad Company into Led Zeppelin - No Quarter into playing
03:03 - Classic Rock tone Maestro Accordian Amp / Ebo cosmetic magician
04:43 - Back to playing that Rock sound / Thanks
05:50 - Party fun and Black Jack
06:30 - The Cliffs
08:45 - Playing to remember
09:13 - Rebelling against the YouTube Police / Genius of Allman Brothers Band
10:30 - Lesson: Ghostly move from bend to next note
11:58 - Allman Brothers greatest guitar shit
13:10 - Lesson: Half-step slides

Uncle Larry explores the creepy ghostly qualities of the much overlooked half step slide.

By the way that matchless is sold...

The model of the amp i am playing in this video is Maestro GA-45T with four gold 8" Jensen speakers in it, listed in the original catalog as a "Maestro Standard"...circa 1960....apparently harp players love these amps....harp, accordion...reeds...get it?

Bub always knows about the cool shit.

February 2nd, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Gear Bonus “Quality Control”

00:00 - Playing the Gibson Theodore again
01:13 - Follow up video about the Ted guitar
01:45 - Gibson Theodore - Bridge pickup and acoustically / Music City Bridge impending
03:33 - Gibson SG - Comparison acoustically
04:11 - Gibson SG - Bridge pickup
05:48 - Gibson Theodore again
06:53 - Gibson SG again
07:45 - Gibson Theodore again
08:00 - Matchless Chieftain
08:25 - Gibson Theodore - Neck pickup
08:50 - Gibson SG - Neck pickup
09:25 - Gibson Theodore again
09:57 - Gibson Theodore cleanup
10:31 - Gibson SG cleanup
12:08 - Gibson Theodore - Neck pickup, cleanup again

A very rare gear-centric Homeskoolin' episode for ya.

however, this little opening tune goes out to my dear old friend Carmen Vandenberg.

As promised, Larry does a follow-up video after raising up the bridge pickup so you can hear this new Gibson Theodore as it is supposed to sound..…and while he was at it, he thought maybe he should compare it with some ancient golden age Honduran Hog. ...so maybe then we might all learn somethin'....

Let Larry know what you guys think in your comments.

Apologies as usual for the shit iPhone recording...corporate clearly realizes that it makes critical listening a bit "challenging"

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venmo is @Tom-Bukovac-1

if anyone wants to take over ownership of this 1995 Matchless Chieftain 2x10" combo they can do so my emailing me at tombukovac@gmail.com
i am only asking 3200 cash....pretty fair for some old Samsonite people

the amp has spring reverb too praise Him

February 1st, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Red Ball Train Blues”

00:00 - Sliding that Country in

This one goes out to my dear friend Tom Britt…thank you for showing me the way 30 some years ago

January 31st, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 271, Tom Bukovac “Orange County Blossom Special”

00:00 - Intro playing
01:39 - Starship Trooper from Cleveland / Dan Auerbach / Thanks
03:03 - LA Duesenberg trip
04:25 - Shitty glasses
04:54 - Joey Landreth / Duesenberg Germans
06:00 - Rick Beato / Lovers and haters / Teddy Boy & Silviu
08:12 - Gibson Theodore
09:45 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Peavey Amps
10:20 - How loud do you like to play? / Tinnitus / 100W Marshalls (Valve Power)
11:15 - "Music sounded better when I was younger" / Shawn Colvin - Polaroids / Frank Zappa
13:07 - Pedal reviews / Hologram - Chroma Console
14:00 - Today's guitar player (need more rhythm and balls)

Uncle Larry takes you through the last week or so of life as a session man and makes a psychic prediction about the future value of the world’s latest “lawsuit guitar”….

so we have a lot of new viewers recently

here's the real inside shit folks...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...

i'm not gonna lie people, it helps pay for beer, food for me and the boys, bills, and old guitars...that is truly all i use it for....oh, and maybe the occasional football bet...

where is this tip jar you say???

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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

AND....believe it or not....i have a new website people....an actual proper website.

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:

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

January 31st, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Leaving Las Vegas”

00:00 - Taking songs to the next level

Remember that scene where Nic Cage is cleaning out the booze aisle with a shopping cart while Mike McDonald kills it in the background?


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