Entries by Richard Cleaver

New Amp(s) Day

We got the call yesterday during one of the worst snowstorms of the winter. “Your Kemper is in” was all that I needed to hear. Time to brave the snowstorm. It wasn’t easy, but we made the drive to the guitar shop and sure enough, there it was. My new Kemper Profiler and remote. I […]

Collings 360 LT M

  Sure. Keep sending me emails about your new guitars. But really, Collings Guitars, I’d rather you stop sending me the emails and send me just the new guitars. Unfortunately I can only afford a couple of them. I received an email update from Collings on the new 360 LT M. I almost bought the original […]

Viva Las Vegas

I hit 60 years of age last week. Not quite sure how I feel about that marker. Seems old. My wife thought I needed some cheering up and so she planned a special birthday getaway for the two of us. Off to Las Vegas. Well, not quite Las Vegas. A little bit outside of Las […]

Larry Coryell

Sad news. One of my guitar heroes from my youth has passed away at age 73. Larry Coryell led the charge in pioneering the jazz fusion guitar. He was an amazing player.

Kemper Profiler Rack

  I ordered a Kemper PowerRack last week along with the Kemper Remote. These products should come in sometime over the next few weeks. I’ve been looking at modellers and profilers over the past several months. Lorraine and I are starting to get ready for retirement in this machine: We will be spending at least […]

Higher Wattage

Nothing like spending some time with the Doctor. In this case, a virtual doctor, using Rubber Gloves to check on my progress. I had to go full out for 20 minutes on the bike this morning. And by full out, I do mean full out. At my age, 60 in a few days, my maximum […]

Certificate of Completion

With the Tour of Sufferlandria having finished, I will start my 10-week training plan for the outdoor riding season. Although, with luck, I hope to be back on the roads late March or early April. Two days of recovery before some light spinning tomorrow. Back into harder efforts this weekend.

Bob Wood

My son had passed me a link to a video of Bob Wood playing in a guitar shop somewhere in Nashville. My son knows that I am struggling a little bit with turning 60 and he knows that I am a bit concerned as to how much longer I will be able to play guitar with […]