1 - I first found out about Toehider by reading on the OzProg Template Forum that Mike was releasing a solo EP. I had known about his previous band "Template" - who I once went to see at DV8... except that we found out that they were scheduled to go on at 3 AM ! And me and my mate turned up at 9:00pm.... and we both had to work the next day... so we left. And never saw a Template gig! But we were both pretty annoyed, so I emailed Mike saying "What the hell" and he apologised. So I figured he must be a cool guy.
2 - After reading on OzProg that Mike planned on touring in Jan/Feb with a new band, I sent him a message saying "WOW YOU ARE AWESOME CAN I BE IN YOUR BAND PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE". Knowing that this probably made me seem like a freak with no credentials I learnt the hard parts in Jesuitmont and sent him a video of me playing it. Apparently it impressed him enough to schedule a meet up at a rehearsal room and where we worked out a few songs off the first original Toehider album. His vocals absolutely blew me away. Never have I met someone who can sing ... Read More ->
For the past couple of months my guitar has sounded dodgy, and it seems like I've always had a broken lead.
Then I finally twigged... maybe it's my input jack?
So I opened up my guitar and had a look... and found out it was rusted and stuffed!
The one on the top is the old one. You can see how it's all oxidised, and there's a big mark where the lead normally connects. The one on the bottom is the new input jack, which I bought from Jaycar for $2! Soldered it up, try to fit the thing back into my guitar... and the stupid thing doesn't fit!
So I went to the guitar store, found the proper Dimarzio one, which is practically the same, except it's $10. BOOOOO! But at least it fits. So I soldered it up: