Saturday, October 29, 2011

Julian Lage


just a few days ago I discovered the young guitarist Julian Lage. Just in case you haven't heard of him yet, check him out! He is only in his early twenties but he sounds like he's been playing for a few hundred years. His sound, musicality and technique are totally amazing. He is a great player with a small ego (judging from what I can see and hear), what a combination! Just as a teaser:

Enjoy and keep practising!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Vanillewijs theater show in Nijmegen

Hello everybody,

last weekend we played another theater show, this time in the Lindenberg in Nijmegen. Everything went very well, the sound was very good and the audience was enthusiastic. The show was sold out and we had a lot of fun doing what we do best. Also this time John Maasakkers joined us on drums and percussion.

It was the first show with my new Laney Cub 12 amp. I wasn't really worried anything could go wrong, but the amp did better than I expected. Its volume was more than sufficient (despite its 15 watts), and I really liked the sound (and so did everybody else). I'm really happy about this little amp!

That's it for now, write to you soon!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New amp: Laney Cub 12R

Hi guys,

just wanted to let you know that I bought a new little amp, a Laney Cub 12R. I had been looking for a small amp for quite a while, because my little studio is in the attic of my house and I got tired of hauling my Koch Twintone (25kg) up and down two flights of stairs for every rehearsal, recording session or gig. So what I wanted was a lighter, but still good-sounding tube amp. I've tried quite a few amps in the last months but none of them made me really happy. Either they sounded good but they were almost as heavy as my Twintone, or they were light but their sound didn't convince me. After trying all those amps I concluded that I needed a tube amp with a 12 inch speaker. Many smaller and lighter amps come with 10 inch speakers but somehow they don't give me the sound I need. So I finally found the Laney Cub 12 with a 12 inch speaker and an incredible weight of just 11.5 kg. Its power of 15 watts is enough for most rehearsals and it's even enough for smaller gigs. And that's what it looks like: