Chris Buono
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  • Jan3

    Rick Toone rolls out a new Spearfish model six-string that I wasted no time in working with. After some consideration we decided to go for a piece that best showed its range as well as its tone. The latter was ensured by miking my two prized ’64 Deluxe amps with SM57’s off-axis of their respective British-made Celestion Vintage 30’s. The only other part of the signal chain was a Strymon BigSky set to a Room reverb. The piece is a solo arrangement of Monk’s solo piano classic “Ruby, My Dear” originally recorded in 1947. My rendition features complex harmony that was made a little easier to play given the slight fanning of the frets as well as the aluminum neck’s thin, yet completely playable profile. What’s more the incredible tuning consistency on all strings throughout the entire range of the neck allowed this piece to sound its best.

    This part of a continued effort between Rick & I where we put his art in my hands so I can create my art for all to take in. I’m beyond honored and excited to be able to do this and look very forward to the next project.

  • Sep15

    Rick Toone’s latest build – an 8-string Ultimate Shred Machine – was put in my hands last Thursday. Yesterday we shot this video where I played a new tune called “The Thrill of the Hustle” that was born from improvised jams I was texting fellow Toone enthusiast Tosin Abasi right after Rick left on Thursday. Tuesday was the day I tightened up one of the jams, composed a B section with compounding three note chords that cluster, worked out the Infinity Looper parts and dialed in the tone on my Axe-Fx II XL.

    This all part of a concerted effort between Rick & I where we put his art in my hands so I can create my art for all to take in. I’m beyond honored and excited to be able to do this and look very forward to the next project.

  • Sep28

    EBT_The long-awaited new release from Elijah B Torn – Biological Deadline – featuring yours truly on two tracks has been released. Drenched in delay and sliced and diced at the hands of a formidable electronic music producer these tracks (as well as the whole album) were well worth the wait. The release also features Elijah’s father – pioneering sound sculptor, David Torn. Given what I do with a guitar and sound it’s a real honor to be included on this album alongside both father and son. EBT_head

    Click over to the Discography page and/or the Biological Deadline page to learn about what I used as well as jumping over to EBT’s Bandcamp page(s) to have a listen and purchase. Or, shoot right over to Bandcamp right now and dig the tune-age!