Who doesn’t love the sound of a good Telecaster? Played through a Divided By 13 FTR37 it is even better. Turn up the reverb and do a few surf tunes! And so we did. The arrangement is from the movie Back to the Beach where Dick Dale plays his classic tune, Pipeline, with Stevie Ray Vaughan. Dick was known for playing very loud and employing a rapid picking technique, heard here toward the end of the tune. The vibrato at the end is done by bending the neck, no whammy bar required.

Recorded on November 13, 2012 during our practice for “A Blues Yule” here is the Consultants of Swing version of Pipeline.


Bill Kirkpatrick – rhythm guitar
Carl Strempler – lead guitar
Adam Halstrom – bass
Greg Boettcher – drums
Gary Brenner – keys

Noise Control Prepares for “A Blues Yule”

So, “A Blues Yule” tickets for Dec 4th and 5th sold quickly but we will still let you in if the the crowed has thinned a bit and the fire marshall isn’t complaining. Come one, come all!

As usual, I’m recording the bands and giving that to them to help hone their parts. We were having such a blast this week in the Noise Control Practice. Here is a “little” sampling…

Paul O’Rourke – vocals
Dave Singleton – bass
Carl Strempler – guitar
Leith McLeod – drums

Little Sister

The rig I’m using for this event is a Divided by 13 FTR37 amp. My signal path is a Fender Custom Classic Tele (with a OC Duff Nancy pickup) -> Durham Sexdrive -> Amp. For the lead I am using a Diamond Boost-EQ pedal instead of the Sexdrive. Of course I’m controlling my pedals with my GigRig.