Thursday, 4 February 2016

VINTAGE GUITAR magazine reviews GUITAR EXP

VINTAGE GUITAR magazine reviews GUITAR-EXP.
First off the starting blocks is USA magazine Vintage guitar who is the first International magazine to secure a copy of GUITAR EXP and publish a review In their April 2016 issue: These guys have certainly seen it all before, so it is great to get such a positive review. Thanks guys!

Sunday, 31 January 2016

VALENTINE GIFTS for MEN or WOMAN in fact anyone into GUITARS and CLASSIC ROCK music

VALENTINE present for him or her. The Ulttimate guitar collection
is just the perfect VALENTINE GIFT for anyone that loves guitars. Vintage and super rare guitars are the main focus of this two volume box set. 
Each box set weights are nearly 5 kilograms . over 1000 unpublished high quality photographs, nearly 500 pages.
Really . simply the best GUITAR BOOK on the market.
Want to just get it right for VALENTINE....He or her will be
very pleasantly surprised.
Available in store at
CRAZY PIG DESIGNS 38 Short's Gardens.London WC2H9AB ,if you want to save on shipping cost
However we ship daily, worldwide from the official web site
www.guitar-exp.com
GUITAR-EXP is available in two versions.
REGULAR EDITION at £95
or SUPER DE LUXE ( limited edition of only 250 numbered copies, each one personally autographed by ZZ TOP's BILLY GIBBONS and CHEAP TRICK's RICK NIELSEN.) at £495.
For full details, please visit
www.guitar-exp.com

Sunday, 24 January 2016

VINTAGE and RARE GUITARS. GUITAR EXP . The ultimate collection

GUITAR EXP SUPER DE LUXE BOX SET.
Limited Edition of only 250 numbered copies.
Volume one is personally hand signed by ZZ TOP’s BILLY GIBBONS. Volume two is hand signed by CHEAP TRICK’s RICK NIELSEN 
Each box set has a matching serial number inside each of volume as well as on the protective box printed with GUITAR EXP logos and emblems.
Handmade slipcase with black inside liner
The slipcase and each of the two book covers have embossed text and highlights
Volume one has gold edging and gold colour page marker, Volume two has silver edging and matching ribbon.
Each volume has an additional tracing paper page with decorative artwork and text
Armand’s Zig Zag logo printed in high gloss varnish on all end pages.
If you are a collector of vintage guitars, amplifiers, rock and roll memorabilia. Autographs
Limited editions or rare coffee table books...... GUITAR EXP ticks all these boxes.
Only 250 copies available..Please see link below.
www.guitar-exp.com

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

New jewellery designs from CRAZY PIG DESIGNS-LONDON

CRAZY PIG DESIGNS. LONDON 
Here are a couple of new designs that we introduced at the end of 2015 , but had no time to put on line yet.
Here's our 
Small Louvres feather pendant.
and our new 
Small Gothic cross link bracelet.
Details and pricing available later on today on our online store
www.crazypigdesigns.com


Thursday, 14 January 2016

MOTORHEAD, LEMMY a little bedtime story...

MOTORHEAD , LEMMY . a little  story. 
In the eighties I used to rehearse with my band PANAMA at JUMBO studios situated in Dollis Hill, North London . On many occasions we were booked in the same studio as MOTORHEAD straight after their rehearsal.
The studio sound system was rated at 3000 watts. We only used the PA for our lead singer and backing vocals. However every time we followed Motorhead in that room . Phil Taylor’s double 
kit was still fully miked up through the 3000 watt PA. .Yes that is correct, 3000 watts just for the drums!
Smokey and sweaty the room smelt like MOTORHEAD.
On one occasion as I was talking to Lemmy , I told him that we were due to play at the Brunel university and as we had only 10 Marshalls heads , I asked him if we could borrow from him a couple of morel heads,. Lemmy just said “take what you need”
So we did , we got two MOTORHEAD amps, labelled NO MORALS and WAR PIG as seen as these photos Of the Brunel University gig. Thank you LEMMY for the Marshalls and the memories.

Monday, 11 January 2016

MOTORHEAD - LEMMY- THE ACE OF SPADES .


I was not quite sure whether or not to watch any of the many tributes to Lemmy  on Youtube but I did and it brought back great memories of the eighties.  In particular, the days of The Marquee and the usual after gig den "The St Moritz” in Wardour Street. Hanging out with Randy Castillo, Michael Inez, Zakk Wylde. Ian Astbury, Matt Sorum etc.. These were rocking days and  Lemmy was at  the centre of it all as everyone  gravitated around him.
So after watching the memorial and listening to all the stories I thought I’d shared with you another one directly related to Lemmy and Motorhead.
In early 1988 I got a call from Lemmy’s secretary (Gill) would told me that Lemmy wanted a Motorhead ring made and that he was on his way to discuss the design with me. We met in the afternoon and as a designer I was really looking forward to working on his idea.
I asked him to draw the ring on a piece of paper, which he promptly did, (see image 1 on left )
That was Lemmy’s design! 
I then asked "can you draw more of the details?" He sketched the second drawing (on the right) that shows a top view of the ring as well as the front. Again I said that I needed more details if I was to create exactly what he had in mind. So on the third attempt Lemmy drew the Motorhead ring. (2nd Image on the top left of the page). He said to me that he could not remember if the chain was above the head between the horns (see rough drawing) or below, but in any case this was as good as his artwork was going to get. He wrote down his contact number in case I had any questions. Some days later we met again and he brought an image of the Motorhead “Snaggletooth” with added instructions (image 2 on the right).
As I mentioned on a previous post, I eventually made three different versions of the ring following Lemmy’s comments and instructions.
To this day I still  have all three original rings in my possession, I am very sorry, but they are not for sale.


Great memories of a true legend.

Friday, 1 January 2016

CRAZY PIG DESIGN. Ultimate skull ring designer. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016

Wishing you. all the best for 2016:
We will reopen tomorrow Saturday 2nd of January at 10.30- am