first picked up a Bell Custom in late 2010 while on
tour with Green
River Ordinance. Jamey Ice is a big
fan (of Bell Custom Guitars) and insisted I try his
Jazzblaster. I am a collector of guitars, with my preference
being older vintage models, so I was skeptical to say
the least. Don't even get me started on the lights and
acrylic body. This would never work for me! But I gave
it a shot.
sound! It was like combining some of my favorite classics
into one guitar. And I was surprised how comfortable
it felt in my hands. It wasn't cold or artificial. It
felt worn and familiar and I was hooked.
I have two, with a third on its way. Miggs
is about to enter the studio with legendary producer
Phil Ramone (it would be an insult to even list his
credits after 14 Grammy Awards!) and he will be seeing
the Jazzblaster a lot. I expect his jokes to last about
as long as it takes for his ears to hear the first waves
of the sweet tone.
I seem to be carrying on the sacred tradition of Bell
players everywhere. We insist every guitarist we meet
give it a test drive. It's nice to think we're all connected
by another Bell enthusiast...
Don - Miggs