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(Zoals ik)


Paar jaar geleden gemodificeerd. De solid-state plaat er uit laten halen en sinds dien klinkt hij als een oude twin. Een versterker die voor iedereen aan te raden is die wel eens op een groot podium te vinden is. Voor de kleinere optredens heb ik de versterker die je hieronder ziet staan.



Sinds de zomer van 2020 ben ik in het bezit van deze Kemper Profiler. Wat een waanzinnig ding en een goede optie voor de gigs waar je alles paraat moet hebben staan. Van een akoestische sound tot een clean of rock klinkende gitaar. Alles is mogelijk!!! Voor zowel de kleine als de grote gigs dus erg handig!



In 2015 deze gitaar laten bouwen door René Meulmeester van Otentic Guitars. Deze gitaarbouwer is nu gevestigd in zijn eigen muziek winkel genaamd Sommer Music Store in Gorinchem. Waanzinnige service, met liefde gemaakt en respect voor het instrument en de gebruiker ervan. 

De gitaar heeft de volgende specificaties:

- Alder body 2 piece champaign sparkle
- Lefty Maple nek met Pau Ferro toets 

- Jumbo frets

- Lefty tremelo Gold  

- Geschroefde trem arm Kluson Gold tuners
- Mama Texas special type pickups
- Pearl white slagplaat 

- Hardware (Gold)
- Bone topkam

- Graph Tecs Grafiet zadels 

Ook heb ik deze gitaar toen af laten stellen op .13 dikte snaren. Naar mijn mening de ideale dikte voor een blues gitaar met veel sustainability en warmte. Helaas ging de kwaliteit van de snaren te snel achteruit dat ik naar elixir moest afwijken. Hele fijne snaren maar gaan maar tot .12 - .56 en niet tot .13. En dan heb je bij elixir ook nog last van een gewonde G snaar. 

Onlangs de nieuwe .12 setjes van d-addario geprobeerd. Hele fijne snaren maar gaan er ook nog steeds te snel doorheen. De coating van elixir is nog steeds niet overtroffen voor zo ver ik weet. 



Deze gitaar lijkt oud maar is toch echt in 2017 nieuw gekocht in de winkel.

De specificaties:

Ibanez Artstar Vintage Series

Body shape: Ibanez ASV

Back & sides: laminated curly maple

Top: laminated curly maple

Neck: 3 stripes mahogany/maple, screwed

Neck profile: Artstar

Neck thickness: 1st fret 0.91" (23 mm), 12th fret 0.95" (24 mm)

Fingerboard: Ebony

Fingerboard inlays: Acrylic/Abalone Block

Fretboard radius: 12" (305 mm)

Saddle: Bone

Saddle width:11.69" (43 mm)

Scale: 24.75" (628 mm)

Neck pickup: Ibanez Super 58 Humbucker, Alnico, passive

bridge pickup: Ibanez Super 58 humbucker, Alnico, passive

Switch: 3-way toggle,

Controls: 2x Volume, 2x Tone (Neck with Push/Pull Coil Split)

Bridge: Ibanez ART-1

Tailpiece: Ibanez Quik Change III Tailpiece

Mechanics: Ibanez Die-Cast

Hardware: Antique Chrome

Finish: Yellow Sunburst Low Gloss, artificially aged

String thickness ex works: .010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046

including Ibanez case



Vintage Sunburst

Ik mag sinds maart 2022 zeggen dat ik de eigenaar ben van een geweldige Gibson Hummingbird met een Vintage Sunburst Look. Wat een sound, wat speelt het makkelijk. Als het aan mij ligt, een gitaar voor het leven!

Body Shape: Hummingbird

Finish: Vintage Sunburst

Dimensions:Width: 406 mm - 15.98"
Depth: 124 mm - 4.88"

Body Material: Solid Mahogany

Top Material: Solid Sitka Spruce

Bracing: Scalloped X-Bracing

Body Details: Cream Binding, Black/White Purfling and Rosette, Hummingbird Pickguard

Neck Material: Mahogany

Neck Profile: Round

Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius:12"

Neck Details: Cream Binding, Mother of Pearl Parallelograms Inlay

Nutwidth: 43,8 mm - 1.73"

Scale Length: 628 mm - 24.75"

String spacing: 56 mm - 2.2"

Bridge: Rosewood

Tuners: Grover Rotomatic

Pickup: LR Baggs VTC

Travels in: Hardshell Case


Guitar Pedals and stuff....

Overdrive addict...

I’m absolutely addicted to overdrive pedals, especially those boutique ones everyone dreams about but are hard to get because of multi-year waiting lists. So far, I’ve always been lucky.


Why overdrive pedals? I’m not a big fan of distortion. I need control over the sound I create, and I get that much more with overdrive pedals. You can use them as a boost, crank up the gain for a rock and roll rhythm part, and set them up perfectly to blend into the mix when I solo.


Have I mentioned I’m crazy about overdrive pedals?

New to the family

I was recently at The Fellowship of Acoustics and thought, could the stories be true? Is this the pedal I need??? Unfortunately, it's true... (Poor wallet) So, I just had to take it home with me. I couldn't resist...


This overdrive is everything in one pedal. While the King of Tone has a very distinct character, this one is incredibly versatile. It does exactly what you ask of it. If you're in doubt, let me tell you – you need this on your pedalboard. You don’t need to try it in the store, take it from me... You want this pedal!

Multi effects, Reverb, delay etc...

As you might have guessed by now, I'm quite the gear freak and love having the latest gadgets. From analog to digital effects, I’m curious about everything because I believe my sound needs to be as versatile as possible for the work I do. It also has to sound just right – a thick, fat tone that shakes the entire venue.


These digital effects contribute to that. My Timeline is always on as the backbone of my sound, and I use the H9 for all the sounds I need on the fly, whether it's a tremolo, a Leslie, or a chorus. For the past few years, I've always had a small pedalboard. I didn't need more than that. That’s why I haven’t used my BigSky and M9 for a while.


Sometimes you just want to sound dirty. Well, these fuzz pedals will definitely do the trick. I'm really proud of my Octavia because it has the exact same circuit as the one Jimi Hendrix used in the '60s, from the same brand. It genuinely sounds like it's straight out of the '60s.


The Vemuram fuzz pedal is also a new member of the family. What's so cool about it is that it can sound really clean with just a touch of dirt – sometimes exactly what you need. Plus, it gives the necessary boost and creates a sound that makes you, as a guitarist, just a bit more unique. And I think every guitarist should be on the hunt for that unique tone.


The Oxfuzz is a pedal that was specially made for Philip Sayce, and I had it custom-built by the maker himself in Canada. It's a simple pedal running on a 9V battery. Nothing more, nothing less. Just like a Germanium FuzzFace.

Also new in the family

Normally, I'm not really into compressor pedals. But for this one, I wanted to make an exception. It's versatile. It gives that extra push over the cliff when needed. It can also be easily dialed in for subtle settings. That's why I wanted to give this one a chance. And it was totally worth it!


There's nothing quite as essential as a tuner on your board. I'm a big fan of the PolyTune from TC Electronic. That's why I have the full-sized, the mini, and the clip-on tuner. The way the screen displays the tuning is really great. For that reason, the Boss TU-3 doesn’t work for me. I use the Clip-On Tuner for jam sessions and when I'm playing clean during a jazz gig.

Power Supply's

Every guitarist and bassist needs a good power supply for their guitar effects. Both power supplies are great. The MXR just became too big for my small pedalboard that I'm currently using. That's why I bought a flat Strymon.

Studio Gear

Several pieces of my studio gear are worth featuring on the website, including my Apollo Twin X Quad. What a difference compared to a Focusrite sound card. My Kemper Profiler sounds so much better through this sound card.


But! My Adam A7x speakers also contribute to that. The clarity of sound in these speakers is remarkable. I'd say.. A match made in heaven.


Additionally, I also use an SPD. I'm not someone who's good at creating grooves with MIDI instruments on a MIDI keyboard. Since I started as a drummer, I find it much easier to create a certain feel when using sticks. That's why I recently got an SPD. Plus, the drum sounds and other percussion sounds that you sometimes really need are of such quality that you can definitely go far for a demo and some live gigs.

Some other stuff...

Here are some pedals and things that I use less frequently. The AirTurner is pretty cool, especially when you're a session musician and have to read a lot from your iPad.

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