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In July, 2000...
...Don Adamczyk started recording the songs you will hear on this website today.
Melodie Somers joined the project in 2005.  Employing state-of-the-art, digital recording equipment, and a mixture of vintage musical instruments and modern computer technology, Don has spent seventeen years meticulously, digitally recording each song.

Once the finished version of each song is complete, he revisits it and removes the lead vocal and guitar tracks. Those parts, that are removed, are performed "live" along with the pre-recorded background parts.

This is, by no means, karaoke!! In an effort to keep the show a "true live performance", he's personally recorded every note you hear!

    


The Guitars:
1965 Fender “Hockey Stick” XII String;
1966 Fender Jaguar;
1967 Fender Mustang;
1967 Fender Coronado;
1967 Fender Coronado XII String;
1967 Gretsch Viking;
1969 Fender Kingman Acoustic;
1971 Ibanez 2350;
1974 Gibson Les Paul Signature;
1974 Greco SG;
1975 Ibanez 2392 Les Paul Custom;
1976 Aria 2352 Telecaster:
1976 Greco TL-500;
1977 Ibanez 2405 Custom Agent;
1977 Ibanez 2355M:
1977 Ibanez 2350, Bill Lawrence PU;
1978 Gibson ES 335TD w. Bigsby;
1978 Ibanez PF 300:
1978 Ibanez Musician MC 150PW;
1978 Gibson L6-S;
1980 Ibanez AR50 OX4 pickups:
1981 Greco TL 500:
1982 Ibanez Musician 150PW:
1984 Ibanez Roadstar RS135COG;
1985 Ibanez Proline PL-1770CM;
1985 Aria TA 61;
1991 Valley Arts California Pro;
1991 Aria TA-61;
1991 Epiphone Riviera 12 String;
1996 Heritage H-575;
1996 Yamaha APX-9-12 Acoustic;
1997 Epiphone Les Paul Signature;
1998 Guild F65CE Acoustic;
2001 Fender Telecaster '52 Reissue;
2001 Ibanez Artist AF-120;
2001 Ibanez Artist AS-200;
2001 Dean Chafin Del Sol;
2002 Rickenbacker 660;
2003 Gibson ES-137;
2004 Line-6 Variax 500;
2004 G&L Asat Z3;
2005 Fender Telecaster '52 Reissue
2007 G&L Asat Custom "S";
2007 Line-6 Variax 700;
2007 Line-6 Variax 600;
2007 Line-6 Variax 700 Acoustic;
2008 Heritage H535 with Duncan 59s;
2010 Gibson Les Paul, P90;
2011 Fender Jazzmaster:
2011 Gibson SG, P90s;
2011 Gibson ES-359;
2012 Gibson Les Paul Studio;
2013 Gibson Les Paul Recording:
2015 Line-6 Variax JTV-59;
2015 Fender Korina Nocaster;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Keyboards:
1950 Hammond C2 Organ /
Trek II Percussion / Leslie Model 47 Speaker;
1988 Charles R. Walter Acoustic Piano;
1996 Yamaha PSR 7000 Synthesizer ;
2001 Roland JV 1010 Sythesizer;
2001 Roland PC 300 Keyboard;

Computer “Stuff”:
Steinberg CuBase VST 32 5.1;
Roland DR 660 Drum Computer;
Antares ATR1 Autotune Vocal Processor;
Antares AVP1 Vocal Producers <2>;
Tascam USB-428, 96 KHz Digital I/O;
Tascam USB-600, 96 KHz Digital I/O;
T.C. Electronics Voice Prism Harmonizer,
Pitch Shifter & Vocal Formant Processor;
Gateway 2000 1.4 GHz PC, 512K Ram,;
Dual 40 Gig HDs;
Native Instruments B4;
Panasonic CF-51 Laptop;

Amps & “Stuff”:
1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb;
Line 6 Guitar Pod II;
Yamaha EMX 2000 Mixer;
Yamaha EMX 5000 Mixer;
Yamaha MG 124CX Mixer;
Yamaha MG 82CX Mixer;
Mackie 1204 SubMixer;
Crown CSX 1100 Amplifier;
DBX Digital Crossovers;
Dual ART Microphone Pre-Amps;
Yamaha SR-15 Speakers;
JBL EON Speakers;
JBL 18" Subwoofers
Cerwin Vega V-23 Speakers
Cerwin Vega PSX 153 Speakers
Bose L1 - 1S PA System;

The Basses:
1961 Fender Jazz Bass;
1970 Rickenbacker 4001 Stereo;
1985 Kramer Ferrington;
1992 Fender Jazz Bass;
2007 Line 6 Variax 700 Bass;

Microphones:
Rode NT2 Condenser;
3 Shure SM 58s;
Shure SM 57;