I was in Chennai over the weekend. Here are few things about the trip.
1. Pro-Music is reducing their exposure in selling Music Instruments. There was only 1 Yamaha Pacifica Electric and 3 or 4 Givson, Gibtone Acoustic Guitars. When I asked them about their poor stock, they told me that they are changing their focus to selling Recording hardware / software, Home Theater systems and are slowly reducing their exposure in Music instruments. What a sad thing to see such a good music instrment store going off.
2. There's a cable brand called BEPESCO. It's Italian and VIPER cables are from them. The cables are also sold in loose. It costs Rs.55 to Rs.85 per metre and Rs.125 for the pin. It cost me Rs.415 for a 3 metre cable. Came home and soldered it. The cables are amazing. The construction itself is so good and very well shielded. It's pretty clean noiseless with my AMT Fatal Tube turned up on Gain and Drive all the way up, My Chorus On and also the Clean Boost up to a moderate level. That's amazingly clean. VIPER sells at Rs.565 for a 3 metre one. This is a cheaper alternative for that. Consider BEPESCO cables next time you wannt buy good imported cables. Pro-Music had extensive range of ready made BEPESCO cables but most of them cost around Rs.900.
3. Jimi Hendrix Wah and GCB95 Wah are available at Musee Musicals. It Rs.6000+ and Rs.5700+ for these. Didn't try them but now I am giving this info for Chennai guys who might be interested to try or buy.
4. Came back alive !!!! I was at 110 kmph in the Chennai Highway and all of a sudden the cleaner of a lorry who wanted to take a test drive of the van got of the van perpendicular to road in front of me. I thought it was the end of me and luckily I managed to pull off the vehicle just it time, so that the van banged me on my left doors. My doors were badly damaged and window glass broken but I escaped unhurt at that speed. I narrowly escaped hitting him head-on on his side.
Left the place and I was total shock and was driving to Chennai with a phobia for any vehicle coming in my side. Reached Chennai and picked up my new bunch of gear + my DiMarzio Norton, so that was a console for me to come over the shock. Got the car secretly tinkered and replaced the glass. Just have to get it secretly painted. I retunred back safely in my car, safe enough to try out all the new gear.
I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to. - Hendrix
If you can remember the '60s, then you weren't there. - Unknown
I'm shopping around for something to do that no one will like. - Jerry Garcia
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got. - Janis Joplin
On stage I make love to twenty five thousand people; and then I go home alone. - Janis Joplin