On Saturday, I organized a Gear Afternoon to spend some quality time in a rehearsal studio with some fellow backstagers playing and testing each other's pieces of gear (guitars, pedals, amps, etc.). It was a lot of fun to have this Special Event in this unstructured format.
Album photo of this Gear Afternoon
Here are some photos taken during this afternoon. We had a couple of guitar amps up and running and we took turns playing with the gear available and exchanging our opinions about the sounds :
Benjamin evaluating the effect of the Deeflexx on the diffusion of the sound with a guitar amp:
Benjamin really digs the Gibson Blackburst Collector's Choice #34 upgraded with original pickups from the 60s as well as original bumblebee caps. A very cool guitar indeed:
A superb 1983 Vigier guitar, Arpège model:
Philippe playing the White Special he built for himself. I will review this guitar very soon:
Benjamin playing my Monster Relic Strat through my pedalboard:
A very nice Japanese Fender Strat just bought by Benjamin:
Plugging and un-plugging pedals was a big part of the afternoon:
Philippe, one of my backstager, brought a true tape echo he restored and repaired himself. I will review it soon:
The Guitar Channel pedalboard I brought for the occasion:
Some more cool pics taken by Benjamin
Not only Benjamin Marcus plays guitar really well but he also has quite some talent to take some photos. Here're some images he took on Saturday:
Snapchat Story video
To give you an idea, here's a short video compiling snaps taking during the event. Add pierrejournel on Snapchat to get the updates live.
Until the next Special Event, keep on playing the guitar!