Our good friend Tobe is headed out with Alkaline Trio, we recently built him this guitar tech case pictured below. Fully loaded with power, red led littlite, custom 3/8″ hexagrip drawers with red abs faces, red casters, red plush velvet lined work area with powder coated black hardware. We can do any color hardware to give your case the look you want and will stand out from the rest. We also have hundreds of different color laminates to choose from ranging from wood finishes and patterns to coming up with your own custom finish.
For more info and dates on Alkaline Trio check their website at www.alkalinetrio.com or click the pic below. To get a quote on this case or come up with your own color scheme, send us a message to email@example.com
For the month of December we are taking up to 30% off of our guitar boats, brief case style work boxes and our custom guitar vaults. For inquiries and more details send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
This will only last till the end of December, so take advantage of the savings now!
Our good buddy Chuck Ragan has put out a book titled “The Road Most Traveled” that is filled with entries from touring musicians explaining their personal experiences on the road. G.O.M.C. employee and drummer for the band Lit, Nate Walker, has an entry in Chuck’s book. For more info on the book, click the pic to go straight to Chuck’s web store.
The Road Most Traveled is more than just a collection of anecdotes, it’s as much a handbook of how to act on tour as it is a cautionary tale of what not to do if you want to sustain this lifestyle for years to come. There couldn’t be a better person to put together this tome than Chuck Ragan and here he’s collected tales from members of the Gaslight Anthem, Rise Against, At the Drive-In and many more, all of whom share their own unique perspective on travel. The road isn’t always glamorous, but for some of us it’s in our blood. These are those stories.
Collecting road stories and cautionary tales from Berlin to Boston, Hollywood to Helsinki, each chapter offers a unique perspective on travel and how to survive it. Each chapter has its own voice and its own pearls of wisdom, from Greg Anntonito of The Bouncing Souls espousing the importance of sleep and water (“if you are touring for up to nine months a year, you have to develop endurance and a healthy lifestyle. Especially if you are a lead singer”) while internationally-published journalist Jonah Bayer finds sage advice in Bill and Ted (“the most valuable lesson that I’ve learned is simply to ‘be excellent to each other’”). Yo-yo demonstrator Steve Brown urges the need to explore (“No matter how tired you are, how broke you are, how little you feel loved or appreciated . . . go check out that county fair”) while Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon advocates not taking this touring life for granted (“I realized one day I’m going to be too old, or too tired, or just called to something else, so I need to enjoy this now. Live today. Watch everything, absorb everything, breathe it in”). Narratives such as these and many more from Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath, Chunksaah Records president Kate Hiltz, At The Drive-In’s Jim Ward, and many more offer snapshots into a world than many have never witnessed while, at the same time, providing much-needed advice to those actually living that lifestyle.
“This book is dedicated to those who have, and continue to live a life on the road, and to our loved ones who’ve dealt with our absence which is result of this way of life and work,” begins The Road Most Traveled, an inspiring assemblage of stories, tales and anecdotes about life on the road and how to survive it. Told by The Camaraderie Collective which consists of members of assorted punk and indie rock bands such as Flogging Molly, Samiam, Social Distortion, Frank Turner, Joe Gittlemen, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Dropkick Murphy’s Al Barr, William Elliot Whitmore, managers, bus drivers, crews, label personnel, and other folks who lived and worked just as long on the road behind the curtains and the lights. These stories were compiled by consummate road warrior, CHUCK RAGAN who himself logs over two thirds of each year on tour with his long-running band HOT WATER MUSIC, his Americana/folk solo career, and his traveling folk multi-artist ensemble THE REVIVAL TOUR. “I chose the road at an early age,” he writes in the foreward. “Although I found amazing places, stories, and people, I’ve lost just as many. I’ll say, looking back on the course of it all, I wouldn’t change a thing.”
We have an extra guitar vault in stock that needs to go. Holds up to 8 guitars with 2 drawers. Constructed with 3/8″ ABS laminated ply. Recessed handles and latches. We want it out of here, so best offer wins! email email@example.com for questions and pricing.
Matty Lewis from the band Zebrahead just stopped by to pick up his new amp case. Zebrahead hits Europe this summer to play a ton of festivals. Here are just some of the dates. If you happen to be in any of these cities, be sure to check them out and our G.O.M.C. cases! Below is their new video for the song “Nothing To Lose” be sure to check it out! Click the pic to go straight to Zebrahead’s website for more dates, news and info.
06/16/12 Zebrahead in Saarbrucken Asta Open Air
06/17/12 Zebrahead in Interlaken Greenfield Festival
06/20/12 Zebrahead in Rome Traffic Club
06/21/12 Zebrahead in Connegliano Apartmento Hoffman
06/22/12 Zebrahead in Neuhausen ob Eck Southside/Hurricane Festival
06/24/12 Zebrahead in Scheessel Hurricane/Southside Festival
08/10/12 Zebrahead in Oberhausen Olgas Rock Festival
08/11/12 Zebrahead in Eschwege Open Flair Festival
08/12/12 Zebrahead in Rotenburg Taubertal Festival
Aaron Brooks from The Ghost Inside dropped by to pick up his new rack case. With an album due out on June 19th entitled “Get What You Give” and a slot on the Van’s Warped Tour for the summer, Aaron and the guys should be staying very busy! click the pic to check out their site for tour dates and album info.
Chuck Ragan from Hot Water Music recently contacted us for some cases. Chuck just finished up the Revival Tour that he hosts every year that include guests from Alkaline Trio, Against Me! and many more. Be sure to catch Hot Water Music this year when they hit the road. Click the pic to go to Chuck’s website. We look forward to making more cases for Chuck and the guys in the future. Check back often for more updates!
Lit is getting ready for spring/summer touring to support their new album coming out June 19th entitled “The View From The Bottom” New road cases were definitely in order to protect all their gear while the band tours extensively this year. Look at the picture below to see the cases. Two guitar vaults holding six guitars each. Both cases have three drawers and room for pedal boards on the bottom. Another cool feature, both cases come equipped with rope lights inside the vault.
Click on the pic to go straight to Lit’s website www.litband.com Tour dates for the first tour are below as well as a flyer for the new album. Lit will also be a part of the Summerland tour which kicks off on june 28th 2012 in Saratoga, ca featuring Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms and Marcy Playground. All dates on Lit’s website.
Stephen Carpenter from the Deftones dropped by to pick up some cases from G.O.M.C. and was kind enough to snap a shot with a new pedal board case that was made for him. One of G.O.M.C.’s favorites, the Deftones are currently in the studio working on a new album. Be sure to click on the picture to check out their website for news, tour dates and more.
Here’s a video we wanted to share with you guys. Jimmy Pemberton, fellow Vater drum sticks artist as Ed and Nate are who run G.O.M.C., has an online show entitled “Life and Drums” you can find his videos at www.jimmypemberton.com Jimmy is a drum instructor in boston, check out the video and get in touch with him! In the video you can see one of Vater’s employees kenny Isaacs rockin a G.O.M.C. shirt, we appreciate it Kenny! Check out the video and enjoy.