Some of these once “inferior” musical instruments are really nice!
This short video shows the results of several decades of musical instrument construction of Yamaha guitars; a Japanese company that transformed the art and science of copying The Standard to Surpassing The Standard in terms of quality and innovation. The Standard(s) were The Gibson Les Paul and The Fender Strat & Tele guitars. There are many other examples in other industries.  Can you think of any?
This is what happens when the craftsman, designers, and engineers who created The Originals–which became The Standards, eventually forgot to innovate for the future.
Well, why should they?
How about because they progressed from skinny to fat, poverty to riches, sharp to dull, hmm…? 
Perhaps it makes little difference anyhow if we juxtapose this in consideration of the BIG PICTURE OF LIFE.
(A parenthetical note: Be sure to search google for the meaning of that ten-dollar word I just used: “juxtapose.”
And what does the BIG PICTURE OF LIFE tell us?
THE BIG PICTURE OF LIFE tells all of us that time is NOT on our side and that ANYTHING we do “under the sun” will eventually turn from SHIT TO SHAT!!
History is THE Great Teacher. History tells all those who listen, and are interested in lifelong learning, that we can’t play king of the hill for all eternity!!  History tells us that it’s simply a matter of time for all of us who believe we can play king of a particular hill for all eternity, that one day the skinny kid at the bottom of the hill will be standing right before us: mono E mono, face to face, nose to nose, and yes–stinking bad breath to stinking bad breath!
He will not be a skinny gimp anymore, so it is likely we would not recognize him at first.  But then we will soon realize that while we were standing at that top of the hill all those years playing the King; We got weak. We got fat. We got dull!
What the phreaking hell was it, you may ask, that made him so strong? Same as it ever was; the difficult and dangerous mountain assent.   
According to God’s Word, in the Book of Ecclesiastes, we should all consider “The Futility of All Endeavor, The Futility of Pleasure and Possessions, The Futility of Labor, The Folly of Riches”, and eventually, “The Futility of Life.”
1:3-11 What advantage does man have in all his work which he does under the sun?
A generation goes and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever.
Also, the sun rises and the sun sets; and hastening to its place it rises there again.
Blowing toward the south, then turning toward the north, the winds continues swirling along; and on its circular courses the wind returns.
All the rivers flow into the sea, yet the sea is not full.
To the place where the rivers flow, there they flow again…
That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done.
So, there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there anything of which one might say, “See this, it is new”?
Already it has existed for ages which were before us.
There is no remembrance of earlier things; and also of the later things which will occur, there will be for them no remembrance among those who will come later still.

It’s been way too long since the last post, but I’ve had a few technical problems with the domain for this site; I had to buy it back because it had expired! Anyway, it’s taken care of now…

The subject of my last post on 12/5/11 in the projects section had to do with one of my many projects I was working on. That one was/is a G&L project guitar with vintage pickups. I’ve temporarily set that one aside in order to complete many other projects.

The most satisfying project used one of the G&L vintage F-100 pickups from that project by placing it into the neck position of an excellent G&L ASAT semi-hollow Deluxe guitar. It was a beautiful project. Please check out the projects section here https://alvarolupinacci.com/projects/ for details about that and a few other things that I’ve recently completed.
Thanks, and enjoy!

Just a quick post about one of my older G&L basses that had a bad coil in the neck position and a plug for Sentell Pickups…Basically, what happened is that I had recently aquired an older Series E L-2000 from EBay and found out that it had several electronics problems–one of these was a bad coil, and the other one was an odd (and very rare) circuit design “flaw” that some of these basses had in the old days before there was a modification.  You can read about that here at the basses by leo forum: http://www.bassesbyleo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=127&start=30

 Anyhow, I just want to make a suggestion for people who need to have guitar or bass pickups rewound by a professional at a great price and quick service as well. 

Consider Jerry Sentell for all of your pickups rewinding needs.  He had my pickup rewound to specs and back to me within a week! 

Check out Sentell Pickups here: www.sentellpickups.net

I’ve added a new song to the Song Samples area on 9/13/10.  I’m calling it “Burn it!” in light of the recent events about people burning korans (Qurans for the politically correct) and bibles like one gigantic pissing contest to see who can burn the most “holy” books and cross the finish line–disgusting!!!  I’d like to do a video with this music in the background and a large tribe of idiots dancing around with a heap of burning garbage in front of them. 

What a wonderful world we live in!

I just uploaded a walking bass “ditty” …it was sure fun recording…Check it out on the Song Samples page with today’s date 4-14-10…there is one area that clipping occured (power surge) toward the end, but I didn’t want to redo it…Enjoy! It’s just a demo anyhow…

I’ve added a new subpage from the main page of Equipment.  To navigate to it from the main page, look at the right-hand side of the main page under Equipment and select “New Equipment.”  I’ve been thinking about adding this for a while.  Add comments or suggestions if you like….

I’ve added yet another instrumental meandering jazz improv to the Song Samples tab. It’s titled “JazzImprovAgain.mp3.” Check it out! It’s here: https://alvarolupinacci.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/jazzimprovagain.mp3

A fan sent this to me recently.  It’s a very short film (about 15min) by Kurt Kuenne.  We are in the new year, and it’s a great time to smile for the future–It’s whatever you make it!


A fan from Germany had this to say about the Urban Connection CD by Alvaro Lupinacci featured as an artist on Jango.com: surprising new music experience after 30 years of pop/jazz/funk/rock and fusion. never heard about this artist. Check out some of the tracks from the CD here at the artist web site or at http://www.jango.com/music/alvaro+lupinacci  Individual tracks or the complete CD can be purchased in digital form from iTunes.

The streaming audio widget for the CD by Alvaro Lupinacci: Urban Connections has been moved to the audio samples page on this site.  It can be found here:


The distributors have also finished posting the digital and physical media versions of the CD around the internet. Check the link above for those as well.

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