November 22nd, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Rare Gear Review

00:00 - Ruby Tuesday intro
00:40 - 'Hot pedal review' explanation
01:28 - Recommended pedal Chroma Console
04:00 - Good stuff

This morning Larry discussed the Hologram Chroma Console and more importantly, shows the genius of Brian Jones

November 21st, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 257, Tom Bukovac, “Common Chemistry”

00:00 - Blue Grass mountain strummin' and a pickin'
02:10 - Get your fingers moving
02:58 - Brett Papa, free lessons, and proper subscription
05:10 - Cooking episode comments
06:20 - Not a religious program, nor pro-Aleister Crowley
07:45 - Gibson GA-83-S online / NFL
10:00 - Flight of the Conchords
10:24 - George Benson - Breezin' background cookin' music
11:30 - Plea for a cook ("Cool old woman" not "creepy dude who wants me to give him pedals")
13:00 - Travis Bean Wedge
13:30 - How can you hate anything Bruce Springsteen?
13:55 - Lesson: Springsteen

Larry talks about gridiron ergonomics and finding a cook.

cool voice...

November 19th, 2023

Bachelor Cooking With Uncle Larry (Episode 1)

00:00 - Pork chops, Cream of Chicken, Cream of Mushroom, Ranch seasoning

Wait…so it only takes 2-3 minutes to make…and it’s amazing???

Sign me up!!!

You’re welcome bachelors

November 19th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Hey Kid, You Like Music?”

00:00 - Larry gets Heavy, chunking Heavy Metal into light playing
00:35 - NFL favorite team
01:20 - Laugh out loud, funny comments
01:50 - Foreigners cannot comprehend Buck-ees
02:15 - Led Zeppelin cool stuff vs. cover band / Keith Richards low 6th
02:40 - Lesson: Open G tuning (Led Zeppelin) / Satanic sound
05:47 - Hated songs continued - Cheap Trick, Aerosmith....
08:05 - Film music?
08:30 - Guitar case for Les Paul...what is it? / More hated songs - Roxanne, Breakfast at Tiffany's
10:30 - Amp cannot find? Gibson GA-83-S
11:52 - Guitar cannot find? Lake Placid Blue Stratocaster turned green
12:30 - Remastered songs

Larry gets a major kick out of perhaps the most enlightened comment section in all of the Youtoobz...good stuff friends

Thank you guys for all the kind words and generous donations.

Happy Sunday folks

if you are a football fan and you haven't seen this already, you are in for a treat...cuz this is some funny ass shit right here...

November 18th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 256, Tom Bukovac, "Remake/Remodel/Remaster"

00:00 - Developing some sounds
05:51 - John Lennon guitar playing
06:15 - Day at Gruhn's
07:25 - Gibson Burst / "Beat the Burst" / Pulled from pain
08:45 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Buck-ees - "The most American thing"
10:25 - "Worst songs in Rock history?" / Statlin Bros., Elton John, Clapton - Forever Man / Clapton
12:20 - Lifting, stealing, borrowing songs (Led Zeppelin, Taurus, 70's)
13:17 - Remastered records thoughts? / Thank yous!
16:20 - Greg Voros checking out the Burst

Larry discusses the "great trilogy of pain" and plunks on his old very lightly flamed 1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard and answers a few questions in the VCB

my PayPal tip jar address is
venmo is @Tom-Bukovac-1

thank you friends

November 17th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Nashville Thursday”

00:00 - '63 Gibson SG Special just bought
00:40 - Music City tailpiece replacement
01:30 - Acoustic guitar repaired
02:55 - Duke Levine in the studio
04:07 - Back in the kitchen playing some nice tunes with the new SG

Three parts for ya in this vid....

1) a nice peek at the LOVELY guitar repair work of my dear old friend Nick Drushel at Glaser Instrument Repair in Nashville…615-298-1139
Nick is a gifted repair man…he uses his boundless creativity and skill to solve any problem I or anyone else can ever come up with.
He loves a challenge and ALWAYS finds a way to make it work in the end...mad respect bro.

2) a quick look at the session I’ve been in the last two days at Curb Studio in Nashville on a Wade Bowen record.
Been having an absolute blast playing with Duke Levine and the rest of that amazing band.
Check out the little call and answer thing between him and I on that intro.
i play the major 7 riff and then he does those bad ass slide down answers... the end result sounds like one big awesome guitar.

3) a little late night Buk jam for all you night owls out there…been fine tuning and tweakin' this old SG after getting it back today from a killer refret by Nick.
Those offset conversion posts he designed to be able to put an ABR-1 on your old Gibson using the original stud holes are gonna be a game changer for everyone when they come out.
Check the music city bridge website people...

November 14th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 255, Tom Bukovac, “Hey Man, Got A Pick? “

00:00 - Playing a loop, showing off some gifts from viewers
02:34 - Back to playing
07:22 - Hello, friends! / Thank yous to the viewers / BC Rich expert / Appreciations!
09:11 - Lots of cool picks
11:22 - Furious Slides / Guthrie Trapp record
12:22 - '62 Fender Stratocaster (best sounding) for sale
14:11 - "What is it about the slide?"
15:22 - War on Drugs guitarist?
16:08 - Ring vs. Pinky slide
16:22 - Lesson: Tom Britt and keeping that slide straight
17:22 - Picks / Folkway Music

details about 1962 Stratocaster for sale...

i asked several of my vintage dealer buddies what the current fair market price is.

i got several responses ranging from 34k on the low side to 40k on the high side. true Uncle Larry fashion...i'll go with the low side.

34K plus actual day shipping costs (which will probably be 500.00) is the price people.

i just weighed it, it's waffling back and forth between 8.0 and 8.2 on my digital postal scale.

nice big chunky neck...beautifully refretted a while ago by Greg Voros.

also includes the original case candy fender book in case pocket that i'm told is worth over 500 all day long.

as you guys know i've owned hundreds of pre-cbs strats... this is by far the best sounding one i ever had, which is why i always kept it.

email me at if you are interested

November 13th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 254, Tom Bukovac, “Deluxe Rentverb”

00:00 - Nice pickin' n slidin'
05:00 - Hello, friends! / Back home / Monday Night Football and the unders
07:12 - Furious titanium slide / Joe Walsh
10:25 - Nathan East (Bass)
11:13 - Alienating my audience / Pissing people off
11:57 - Paul Kossoff
12:58 - And we're off playing
13:19 - Lesson: Tucked pick, hybrid picking (Em7, G, Asus, C)
15:00 - Gibson SG P90 expressiveness / 'Deluxe Rentverb'

Uncle Larry talks about road life and rentals….and titanium slides…

November 13th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “I Have A Mansion…”

00:00 - Getting ready for the show

The unmistakable sound of Joe Walsh…it has NOTHING to do with any gear. I have personally witnessed him play through literally 500 different amps and about 1000 different guitars from five feet away or closer…and it always sounds EXACTLY the same.

So keep that in mind regarding any upcoming gear purchases you may be considering.

Having an absolute ball out here in San Diego kids…fun and crazy rehearsal yesterday.

So great to see all these old friends and have a blast playing some killer old rock and roll songs.

This little video stars sweet Nathan dear old pal Joe Vitale, sweet Victor, Mark Reis, and Joe’s wife, sweet Marjorie.

She makes my whole day when I see her out there in the crowd dancing and boogyin’ her ass off during rehearsals…such a great vibe, kinda like Stills….not

I have also come to really look forward to the inevitable moments when our friend Stephen (undoubtedly the most thoughtful joyous well adjusted person in rock and roll history) comes out to the gigs where I am hired by the person in charge to play guitar, and then kicks me off the stage before I have even played a note…always a highlight for me.

If he would just be nice to me for 5 seconds I could help him fix whatever is going on with those re-everythinged old tweeds that look like they got puked on by Hendrix Himself that he struggles with…hahaaa

but as a wise man once said to me many years ago (in a slow southern drawl) “Tommy, you just can’t help some people”

November 11th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 253, Tom Bukovac, “The Two Things I DESPERATELY Try To Avoid”

00:00 - Blues in the hotel room

Uncle Larry gives us a primer on a new genre of guitar playing called “thoughtful blues”….

The use of the tiny practice amp and extremely low volume also makes this a a good illustration of how a guitar player breathes when he is playing haha


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