May 14th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 309, Tom Bukovac, “From Dusk Til Dawn”

00:00 - The Blues coming to town
04:10 - Bad jacks / Hey, friends! / Suffering the Summer
05:40 - Cool gifts / Charles Bukowski Envelope Filter
07:38 - Not really a wah or filter user
08:34 - Shit in life that really works (Advil, Dawn, Music City Bridge, etc.)
09:25 - Amazon is making pedals now
10:35 - Base tone sound
11:30 - Amazon Distortion / Liking Amazon
13:00 - Thanks / Building & writing a song
15:40 - Techniques ("devices"), styles, mixing it up
17:30 - Killer show "Rust Valley Restorers" with Mike Hall

Uncle Larry revels in late spring with a 57 PAF goldie and a hot cuppa joe

....and he tries out a coupla pedals too....

more CD's are coming early next week....1500 have already sold and we hastily ordered 1000 more cuz we didn't think we were gonna sell that many

Vinyl coming very soon

thank you for your patience friends

May 13th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Wire Choir ‘75”

00:00 - Amazing chords

Uncle Larry takes a trip back to the 70’s on an old pawn shop Guild 12 string

May 13th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 308, “In Stereo” Album Review (well back half anyway)

00:00 - Downtown Nashville
00:28 - Playing some heavy stuff
01:27 - Ehlo, friends! / Happy Mother's Day
02:10 - Going over "In Stereo" back half of album and thanks
03:04 - "A shopping accident" story (Paragon Mills)
03:36 - Ibanez "lawsuit"
03:48 - Lab Series L5
04:27 - Lab Series L5 demonstration
05:35 - Track #6 and on deep dive

People come to Nashville from all over the world to drink 10 dollar draft beers and hear five different songs playing all at once in the 110 degree open air of Broadway…I mean, who wouldn’t?

if you wanna check out this record here's the link:

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May 8th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Petit Bouche”

00:00 - Intro
00:21 - 1950 Petit Bouche / Django Reinhardt sound (Jazz)
01:28 - Petit Bouche playing / That tone
02:40 - '30 Gibson L-5 (George's loudest ever heard)
03:38 - L-5 playing
04:46 - "I can play Foghat"
05:10 - Comparison of guitars
06:00 - Stromberg vs. L-5
06:30 - What do you like best?

Hello friends…I just wanted to do a quick video with George after I fell absolutely in love with both of these KILLER guitars, even though I have no idea how to play them…

If any of you guys out there play this type of music i can tell you for a FACT that either of these old guitars are a no brainer.

May 8th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 307, Tom Bukovac, “Next Stop, Buffalo”

00:00 - Playing that guitar!
04:43 - Duesenberg Session Man / Fender Pro Reverb
05:29 - Ryman update, Hermanos Gutiérrez / Quiet, instrumental performances
07:17 - Best Duesenberg Session Man / Piezo?
08:35 - "What I really want to say"
10:00 - Dear friend passed away
11:27 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / People pleaser vs. brutal honesty
14:04 - You're supposed to be lost in your 20s
15:40 - In Stereo record / Create something you like / Watching careers wax and wane
18:02 - Big producer story / Taylor Swift and Sarah Buxton
21:13 - Movies to watch: "Being There", "Smoke", "Simple Plan", "Skin"

Uncle Larry plunks on his namesake guitar and regales the Homeskoolers with story time.

May 7th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ PSA “Readin’ and Ryman”

00:00 - Beatles playing
00:41 - Hello and announcement with Hermanos Gutiérrez
02:18 - Ray Renfro - Cleveland Browns (NFL card)

A quick PSA from Larry that might cure any boredom you might incur this evening

May 6th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “No User Serviceable Parts Inside”

00:00 - Strumming along
00:37 - Hey friends! / Gildan
01:26 - '56 Gibson Les Paul Special
02:15 - Strymon Flint Reverb
03:03 - Reverb comparison
03:33 - Back to the guitar
05:21 - Another '58 Gibson Les Paul Special
06:08 - Quarter inch up on the pickup
07:21 - Back to the '56 bridge pickup / Pukey middle sound
08:16 - Bukovac & Guthrie Record

Don’t adjust your set, you are not seeing double…it's just two TV specials from the golden age…

In the video I failed to mention that the neck on the 56 that’s for sale is a good bit chunkier than the one on my '=58.

If interested email me at

to buy the Guthrie Trapp "In Stereo" record click here friends

May 6th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 306, Tom Bukovac, “In Stereo” Album Review” (well, first half anyway)

00:00 - Sliding and a pickin'
00:20 - Good morning / "In Stereo" record deep dive setup
01:27 - Coffee and not giving a fuck
02:45 - Folgers Classic Roast is the Gildan of coffee
03:33 - Beer snobs / Being picky
04:04 - "In Stereo" talk
05:10 - Tracks listing order, dissection
06:05 - Track sequencing

Uncle Larry goes through the first few tracks of the new album with you ….

If you haven’t heard the record yet you should save this video to watch later…seriously

here is the link to buy the record

Unrelated, if any of you guys are looking for a bangin 56 les paul tv special I have one here for sale. A friend brought it over…he wants 15k plus domestic US shipping for it

It’s a damn nice guitar

Old Grovers clearly put on a million years ago, original keys not included

Refretted with slightly larger than original sized frets

Comes in a 70s Gibson les paul case

Nice comfortable weight

Beautiful fairly worn original TV finish with no overspray and no repairs whatsoever

Big chunky kick ass neck

It’s already got a music city bridge on it

all original parts otherwise

This guitar plays great, sounds great, looks great

Email me for photos at

May 4th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The Most Pimp Gibson Amp Of All Time”

00:00 - Robots, bikes, Schwinn, Brett Papa
03:18 - '60 Gibson GA-83S
06:13 - Playing the GA-83S
07:28 - Back in the day (Ebo)
08:05 - Switching center speaker off / Leslie

If you can stick around through the opening “collage” you can cast thine orbs upon the rarest unicorn of an amp that ever rolled out of Kalamazoo

The 1960 Gibson GA-83S stereo tube amp

6BQ5 (EL-84) power tubes
5 speakers
one 12” and four 8”
stereo “vib-trem”…which is like nature’s univibe….

Uncle Larry has been actively hunting one of these exotic beasts for probably 15 years…previous to this one, he has only seen one in real life in his 55 years on this planet

This was undoubtedly Gibson’s alltime flagship amplifier and certainly their most indulgent design statement in the history of the Gibson amp line-up…they probably made less than 100 of these total …and I’m pretty sure they were all built in 1960

Magical times back in these days…the crazy things that these brilliant engineers were doing with vacuum tubes at companies like magnatone, fender, marshall, valco, danelectro and vox…

Gibson and Gretsch both pushed in all their chips banking that stereo was gonna be the wave of the future…but the future had other plans.

May 3rd, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 305, Tom Bukovac, “That Confounded Bridge”

00:00 - Rockin' some chords
02:20 - Far out pickin' pattern
03:08 - Yo'! / Gibson Maestro GA-45
04:07 - Song form (very important) / "Fixing a broken song"
08:15 - Lesson: "The Middle Eight"
09:43 - Best bridges of all time: 38 Special - Caught Up In You
12:00 - Back half of the bridge / Low harmony
12:33 - Working with Donnie & Johnny Van Zant
13:11 - Bridge is even better #2: Badfinger - Baby Blue
14:50 - Best bridge of all: Uncle Kracker - Drift Away (Reggie Young)
16:53 - Good bridge: Aerosmith - Living On The Edge

Uncle Larry gives ya a little look into the world of song form….and a magical device that the British call “the middle eight”

Oh, and the click bait thumbnail has absolutely NOTHING to do with this video but I just thought some of you motorheads out there might dig takin a gander at the 71 396 Camaro I owned for a while back before my dear boys were born

If you like these silly videos then maybe something in the tip jar…

If you hate them, then don’t…

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