Things & Stuff


In August 2007, my friend Andy and I climbed over the edge of the 100m high balcony of Euromast Tower in Rotterdam. [nggallery id=7]


My band played a headlining gig for Monsters of CoverRock in LVC in Leiden. [nggallery id=8] photos courtesy by Purkel 2009.

Working on a new website

Over the past few months I’ve turned into a complete WordPress fanatic, so I’ve finally decided to give Joomla a rest: I’ve built five websites in two months, designed templates and programmed widgets (plugins), and enjoyed most of the work involved. Sooo.. please check back regularly, ’cause you are always Welcome in the Realm. Update […]

Samson PB11

A 19inch, 1U rack-spaced power regulator. I bought this after hearing horrific stories of amps blown up by short-circuited PA system. Every place where they’ll REALLY let you rock out loud has a potentially short-circuiting PA-system. Or it should. Anyway, I took a long look at all the gear I’ve come to luuurvve so much and […]

Sennheiser EW 300 IEM

A bit of a dilemma: I am guitar player in a Hard Rock band, where the volume goes UP, so I need to use ear plugs to protect my hearing. Ear plugs suck arse (they do, seriously, because all the niceness of the guitar buzz gets lost), and, when doing vocals, I’m only guessing where […]

Behringer FC1010

MIDI foot-controller, featuring two expression pedals, ten banks of ten presets each, two relay switches (jack), MIDI-in,-out and -thru. I love this unit, although you’d have to be a bit of a nerd to get the most out of it. Suppose I am ;p  

Hughes & Kettner Warp 7

4×12 inch, 100W speaker cabinet, entirely black (even the logo!) for killer looks. the black metal grill protecting the speakers is actually made from plastic. The cabinet is loaded with four 30W Celestion Rockdriver Junior speakers. I’ve owned this for almost a week, using it live just once. The speakers weren’t quite able to handle […]

Marshall 1922

2×12 inch speaker cabinet, loaded with 75W Celestions. This particular one has tiny wheels attached for added convenience. Like the 1936, it weighs almost nothing, making it a joy to play elswhere. [rating:4.0]

Marshall 1936

2×12 inch speaker cabinet, loaded with 75W Celestions. This one (well, mine) sounds slightly better than my 1922, with more bass and better defined highs. It can easily be carried with one hand, due to its small size and the fact it has only two speakers. On the other hand, it’s hard create a stable […]

Marshall 1960A

Marshall’s most famous 4×12 inch speaker cabinet, and with good reason! [rating:4.0]