The recent rabbit hole I've been going down...mic mods....

I've been teaching a live audio class again.  There's always great stuff that happens during these classes....things that you learn from a group of people working together...little discoveries that this website for example....

I've been down with doing guitar and bass mods for years.  But mic mods?  OMG, this turned into my new favorite obession over the last 24 hours.

Already hunting down a broken MXL 990 to do a cartridge swap on, just to start experimenting with some of these ideas.

Love those moments when you see and feel new possibilities for your world.

Other bits of geekery...

Adding French flavor to the pedalboard!

Many thanks to Alex Rodríguez for this photo.

"LOCUSTOM is all about that lady !
She has so much talents to bring to the French Connection : she is a creative and solid bass and double bass player, a devoted teacher and a very demanded clinician all around the states.
We are proud to Welcome you Brittany FROMPOVICH !"

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RFS is performing as part of the Heart concert on July 28th!

If you are local to Northern Virginia, tickets are now on sale for Heart, performing at Celebrate Virginia Live on July 28th. My Rock for Strings group will be performing as part of this event. I don't have our stage or performance times yet, but we will be involved in this show. Get your tickets and catch two great shows!

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Attending the Warwick & Framus Showroom opening in Nashville

I've got a lot to be grateful for this week. First off, what a terrific trip to Nashville with traveling companions Chris Welborn and Jake Ryan Coleman. Many thanks to Chris for driving through the night and getting us home safe....all so we could spend an extra day in Nashville and still be back at work today. It was great catching up with monster musicians Kira Small and Scott Fernandez. Thank you both for showing us some great restaurants.

It was great seeing Andy Irvine, and meeting Jon Giroux for the first time. Really enjoyed the new Warwick/Framus lounge....what a great space with a great energy! I really enjoyed trying the LWA1000 out with various potential cabinet combinations.

Grateful for the SuperVan. She's a trooper. Long may she run.

Came home at 6 AM Wednesday morning. Hit the ground running with a full day of lessons starting at FAYM and Forte Music. Got some great news from the mighty Michael Dimin about my tour up into New England in April....more on that shortly!

And very stoked to see my Rock For Strings group at Forte Music Studios growing! I took Monday off, and I came back to a group that has literally doubled in size! We are now larger than some of the local high school orchestras. I'm extending a hearty welcome to all our new and returning members. Thank you for joining the group this's an honor to have all of you in the group.

Very grateful tonight.