WELCOME! 

Ah! So you have found my Guitar Tool Page. Cool! I have been a life long musician. I compose my own music, have played in performing club circuit bands (Too many memories of bad gigs, no money, and crappy club owners.) I dabble with many instruments but until 2002, Bass was my main instrument. Since July of 2002, I moved from Bass to Guitar.

Picking up the guitar has been awesome. Over the years I have progressed to the point where I feel I am decently skilled. You can't beat doing improv solos to a blues track. So fun.

All of which led to this page. A collection of tools for playing guitar that I use and can get to easily as well as other bits around my music interests. Check it out and have fun! This place lives so come back and look for changes.

-Brock 


Music I am Making:

If you want to check out some of the music I have written - check me out on Reverb Nation or Variable Lost on YouTubeor on my companion page Variable Lost

I haven't published any of my most current music. It is hidden. I am tweaking and refining the best of the best for an album release. It's coming soon...

Or what about this classic video of me playing bass and singing Little Wing with the Deliniators :
( the video ain't much but the audio is pretty good! )


Chord Identifier:

The fret board is shown with the high E at the top, so the head of the guitar would be off to the left. First, turn off any strings that are not played in the chord - click on the tick next to a string to turn it off (it changes to a cross). To turn a string back on, just click on the cross next to it.

Now, click on the frets to show how the chord is fingered - a red dot indicates where each string is held. A string with no red dot is played open (so don't forget to turn any unused strings off, or they will be taken as being open strings by default!). Again, to undo the placing of a dot just click on it to remove it, or click elsewhere to move it.

Once you have shown how the chord is fingered, just click the button to have the script identify the chord!

 




 
Brock's Scale Illustrator Choose the key and quality and click show. The Scale Illustrator shows you all the notes on the fret board for your chosen key.



 

These are the guitars in my stable currently:


Rickenbaker 4003

PRS Custom 24

Squire Telecaster

 Sterling Cutlass

 Fender MIA Stratocaster

 Fender MIA Stratocaster

 Steinberger

 Strandberg Boden

 Fender Stratacoustic

 Parker Fly Classic

 Gibson Les Paul Studio

 Steinberg Bass

 Parker Fly Classic

 Musicman Stealth Black Cutlass

 Fender Mustang Bass

 Fender MIA Stratocaster

 Fender MIA Stratocaster

 Gibson Les Paul Studio

 

My current collection of guitars include, Gibson, Parker, Fender, Musicman, PRS, Steinberg, Strandberg, and others. But I still can't stay away from the Strats. Had a hankering for cherry burst! In November of 2018 I build these new stable mates:

 

 

Final Assembly

 

Electrical Assembly

 

 

 

Parts Orders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I was getting started, I was a total Strat guy. Here are a few I had in the beginning.
They are gone now but I have fond memories of them...

guitar

purchase price

extra costs (shipping costs etc)

Total Out

where purchased

year

type

Serial#

Color

redsix

$550.00

$550.00

Microsoft guy

Oct-91

Plus

N1017744

spider

$575.00

$87.55

$662.55

american music

Sept. 24, 1997(N) -- Aug 3, 1997(B)

Big Apple

N7295352

sundog

$600.00

$52.80

$652.80

american music

1998

std

N8358597

baby

$991.00

$79.48

$1,070.48

ebay

2-Jun-97

std

N6178829

Sonic Blue

champagne

$660.00

$24.41

$684.41

ebay

2001

Big Apple

Z1010336

blue plus

$520.00

$40.00

$560.00

ebay

Dec 24,1992

Plus

N382920

snow

$1275.00

$112

$1387.20

american music

2003

Beck Sig.
119600-805

SZ2200991

805

 


 

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angela.com guitar-parts
Fender Forums
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http://users.powernet.co.uk/guitars/fender.htm
http://www.guitarhangar.com/guitars/fenstratpls.htm
www.webstrings.com
www.warmoth.com
http://angelfire.com/trek/hillmans3/hillgt15.html
what_we_can_learn_from_the_stratocaster.htm
http://www.provide.net/~cfh/fender.html
http://www.provide.net/~cfh/fender2.html
http://www.rockyrecorders.com/qtvr/electrichome.html

 

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