March 16th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 201, Tom Bukovac, "Pedalmania!!"

00:00 - Some raunchy guitar
01:45 - Hi, friends! / Many videos and thanks
03:20 - Gear review demo / Pedal nuisance
05:30 - Empress - Compressor / Greer - Black Mountain / Eastside Music Supply - Brown Amplification Atom / Coppersound Killswitch
08:00 - Base sound (amp and reverb)
09:00 - Brown Amplification Atom
10:15 - Black Mountain Crunch Drive / Lightspeed
13:20 - Proud of this channel and Positive energy
13:55 - Roger Mayer Voodoo
14:30 - Compressor
17:10 - Killswitch

Uncle Larry makes an exception to his long standing rule of not doing gear demos on his the's Friday in my mind.

March 16th, 2023

Homeskoolin' VOLUME 200!!!! "A Special Treat"

00:00 - Intro 200th episode / Pacifico and wine
03:08 - Homeskoolin' thanks / Dann Huff as a producer
06:18 - Collaboration and dictatorship / No right way to finish line
12:24 - Moment knew when making big
15:45 - Dann's take on guitar tone
18:00 - Dann bought Tom's pedalboard
18:53 - No greatest tone / Leslie West story
21:00 - Van Halen (tuning)
23:15 - Midrange / Small guitar tones
27:00 - Cool Dann story (Van Halen)
30:50 - Bass content with guitars
34:00 - Most genious overdubbing
35:50 - Great guitar tones / Billy Gibbons stories and Guthrie Trapp
38:19 - Great tones continued / Billy Gibbons - Jesus Just Left Chicago
41:16 - Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile
43:08 - 50% more distortion / Distortion and guitar
47:22 - Marshall Plexi tone / Foreigner - Hot Blooded / Greatest power chord Foreigner - Juke Box Hero
53:45 - Roxy Music - Love is the Drug solo
55:55 - That one note of Steely Dan
58:10 - Cooper Time Cube - 100 ft of garden hose (doubling effect) / Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good
63:10 - Steve Miller Band

One of my favorite humans on this planet

Sweet Dann Huff

March 16th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus "Fat Cowboy"

00:00 - Slow cowboy pluckin'
06:38 - Lesson: Target note | Ending note
07:35 - Lesson: Lower frets focus / Chords (BbMaj7, [1 1 0 2 x x]), (Fm6, [1 3 0 1 x x]), (E, [4 2 2 1 x x])


Here's how you get cowboy chords to sound fat as hell.

All your friends will be amazed at the next camp fire.

Oh and good morning

March 15th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Scenes From A Wednesday”

00:00 - Editing in the studio
01:23 - Chatting with the man Billy Gibbons
02:10 - Driving through a hydrant, HA!


Fun day today friends…getting close to finishing this little record i am making with Guthrie….it really should be illegal to have as much fun as we have been having the past few days.

A day of legends…getting to hear Paul Franklin burn it up on a little number i made up in my lonely kitchen is one for the memory books…

and then the Reverend came by for a bit this afternoon and we were all talking about potential names for this project GT and I are doing…which naturally turned into me asking him how he came up with that name you might have heard of called “ZZ Top” (partially captured here)

I also threw in a somewhat surreal moment from the drive in to work this morning

Thanks for watching guys

March 14th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 199.5, Tom Bukovac, "Municipal Stadium Blues"

00:00 - Little light playing with feedback
02:44 - Just ole Larry Bukovac / Bob Feller
04:35 - 1940 National New Yorker
06:24 - Bobby Gatewood
07:09 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Best record no one's every heard - I am Shelby Lynne
08:09 - "Uncle Larry"??
09:08 - Terrible writing blues / Sweep picking
09:44 - Log of all the sessions?
11:45 - Starting your own cult? / Koolaid
12:30 - Special 200th episode (Special guest?)
13:00 - Lesson: Cool chord E add 6 9 / tablature: [0 9 6 6 9 0]


Uncle Larry tries to put out several blazing hot VCB fires in one swell foop....whilst relying slightly less than usual on "the corporate eye"...

totally unrelated....this melody is so satisfying to checks all the boxes of pleasing harmony and time in my brain...

March 14th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus "Super Echo Twin"

00:00 - Jamming away on the Silvertone
02:35 - '64 Ampeg Super Echo Twin ET2


You gotta admit...people really knew how to name shit back in the 50's and 60's...

I mean..."super echo twin" bad ass is that???

Fender Stratocaster and Telecaster

Vibrolux and Tremolux

Think about what Ford was coming up with:

Ford Galaxie 500...Mustang...Falcon....Fairlane

and then there was

Camaro (which a lot of people don't realize is a little used Spanish word for "friend")

AMC Rambler

Buick Skylark

Pontiac Tempest and GTO with fuckin' Tri-Power Ram Air

Plymouth Barracuda and Fury

Dodge Coronet with a goddamn Hemi Six Pack

I'm talking some bad ass names for some seriously awesome shit right here people.


Chris Craft

You get what i'm saying.....

or maybe it was just that all the cool names weren't already taken back in those days.

Now we have "Veloster"..."Tiguan"...."Prius"..."Swift"

We are doomed

and totally unrelated...

If you want to relieve some of the massive burning guilt that has built up inside you from learning and stealing SO MANY of my licks and ideas for free, then i suggest you visit the Homeskoolin' PayPal tip jar at
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March 13th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 199, Tom Bukovac, "The One Before 200"

00:00 - Rockin' it
03:00 - Uncle Larry home coming / Guthrie studio
05:08 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Ziggy prints
06:15 - Studio session
06:57 - Favorite show of all / Thanks for this vehicle to deliver
08:30 - Having albums of your own
09:50 - Firebird 5 and models
11:21 - Album joke with guitar terms as song names
12:20 - Prediction of 1,000,000 subscribers / Keeping it real
13:20 - Return of Rolling Rock, but prefer beer in general
13:45 - YouTube is the only one worth as shit part II / Mercedes clock
15:10 - BTPA cables
15:28 - Cream & Eric Clapton / How music makes a person feel
17:18 - New viewers and comments
18:00 - KISS / Ace Frehley - Rip It Out
19:20 - 200th episode / Going from Major to minor


Uncle Larry reminisces fondly about today's studio happenings and stuffs his arm way up inside the VCB pipe to remove some clogged comments.

Thanks for watching the show people...we got a pretty good thing going here.

...and speaking of good things, check out this bad boy

Steve Cox....a dear old friend from Cleveland,
He taught a young Uncle Larry some very valuable musical lessons back when Larry was just a mixed up kid living in some shit rental house with a carpeted kitchen in Antioch.
I owe Steve a lot.....i still use some of the things he showed me on a daily basis...and ol' Larry never forgets anyone who helped him anywhere along "the journey".

March 12th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 198, Tom Bukovac "Ember Red Destruction Machine"

00:00 - Boogie with some Rolling slide guitar
02:20 - Just Larry / No NFL / CD Collection / 80,000 Subscribers
03:39 - Michael Rhodes funeral
05:20 - Guthrie and album completion
05:55 - New Morgan Wallen record
07:00 - Favorite question: Every band or artist everyone likes except you?
08:38 - BTPA Cables - really cool
09:25 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / CDs / David and David
10:58 - Reaching far for an audience / YouTube is the only Social Media outlet worth a shit
12:00 - Newfoundland customs agent story
13:42 - '66 Gibson Firebird, non-reverse, P90, destruction machine
14:22 - 3rd & Lindsley remix DVD coming out


Uncle Larry gets busy with a tweed big box Tremolux with the channels jumped by a high quality BTPA cable.

and totally unrelated....great example of what I'm always talking about in terms of getting on a cool part and STAYING WITH IT...if you ever deviate from it there better be a DAMN GOOD reason.

March 12th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Sunday Bonus, “Thrill To The Crisp Clean Sound Of The Compact Disc”

00:00 - Tour of collection of CD albums


Larry shows the results of a little Sunday afternoon light organizing.

I encourage all of you out there with young children to keep a small boom box cd player in the bathroom so your kids can listen to records while they take their baths before bed.

It’s been a crucial part of the music learning experience for my boys.
I have noticed that they seem to listen more intently than usual when they are chillin’ in the tub.
If you haven’t tried it with your kid, give it a shot….ol’ Larry wouldn’t steer ya wrong people.



March 10th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus "Blues In A Squeaky Chair"

00:00 - Puttin' out some special tunes

Uncle Larry tries to foul as many players as possible on the basketball court....otherwise known as a typical Friday.


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