Monthly Archives: September 2011

Remedios The Beauty at Columbia City Theater 9/29!

Not that I intend to use Leading Tone’s blog for my own personal interests, but this is too exciting to keep to myself! If you’re not busy Thursday, September 29th, have I got a suggestion for you! Remedios The Beauty, … Continue reading

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Shane’s (Badwater Fire Co.) Highly Modified Stratocaster

A while back, Remedios The Beauty (my band) had the opportunity to share a bill at the High Dive with an amazing band: Badwater Fire Company. This group of musicians sets itself apart from the pack by not only writing … Continue reading

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C. 1964 LG0 Restoration Pt. 3: Bridge Boogaloo

Since we’ve already determined the guitar needs a bridge replacement, we went ahead and ordered a pre-cut bridge. This bridge wasn’t terribly expensive, but we had no idea it would come finished, and disappointingly at that. That overly dark satin … Continue reading

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Fleet Foxes’ ’67-ish Martin 12-string!

We’re extremely fortunate here, to have worked on a few instruments of select prestige. This one is doubly so, not only being one of the “last of the Brazilians”, as good friend Joel Tepp put it, but being a touring … Continue reading

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C. 1964 LG0 Restoration Pt. 2

Hey! Sorry for the extreme length of time between updates. We’ve been so busy in the shop lately that while I’ve done some work on this guitar, there hasn’t been time to write. I plan to remedy this now. Having … Continue reading

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“Take a look and see what just breezed in the door.”

This guy just walked in with his new Craigslist score: A 1982-83 Gibson Challenger I in a beautifully checked Tangerine finish! As the story goes, he traded an Egnater Tweaker head- a very cool amp indeed- for this puppy, and … Continue reading

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Installing a Lap Steel Pickup for Skyler of Fleet Foxes

Isn’t that the greatest sight in the world? A super heavy-duty road case with “Fleet Foxes” written on day glow green tape on the lid hinting at the treasures within. My bestest buddy and coworker Mike Ball has had the … Continue reading

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Leading Tone in a Bid for Local Fire Station! WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Leading Tone has outgrown its current space at 3404 NE 55th Street and needs a new home in order to better serve the community. Since opening a year ago we have realized that there is great demand for a quality … Continue reading

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