PHOTOS: Patent pending Element™ neck on Spearfish™ 6-string guitar nicknamed Ocelot. "Ocelot" seems appropriate given the colors and figure of the guitar as well as who will be playing it onstage...
Luis ~ Would it be helpful for Daniela to have a second Spearfish guitar to borrow for the two big arena shows?
I'm thinking it would be good safety in case she breaks a string, etc.
I believe I can ship the Spearfish to a friend in Texas. Could you send someone to pick it up from him?
The guitar would be the same as hers, but in beautiful curly maple. She will be able to get the same sounds she is currently used to...but with a little more aggressive bite and also Strat tones.Please let me know your thoughts. (Rick Toone)
OMG, that would be amazing!!!!!!!!! and of great help of course!!!!!!!!!!! Daniela is going to cry literally.
Thank you so much for this and for everything Rick, I only wish that you could come to Monterrey and watch them play live, I hope you can consider this in the near future, mi casa es tu casa and you are always welcomed here.
Rick, are you going to send it by UPS or FedEx? I can go personally to pick it up the same day it arrives.
THANK YOU SO VERY VERY MUCH!!!! (Luis Villarreal)
PHOTO: When the road ahead looks like this, consider turning around.
Rick, the guitar is safe in Monterrey, the day before it arrived we had major storms all the way from South Texas to central Mexico, the unthinkable happened our highway to Texas was underwater, and on top of that part of the highway was ripped off by the water, that highway is one of the busiest of Mexico, is were all the trailers with export goods enter the USA. Well I got stuck in a line of 15 miles of those big trucks, after 7 hours the federal police managed to start returning all the vehicles to Monterrey. Anyway, I couldn't get the guitar that day or the next because of that, (even the Rio Grande overflowed) but I asked my brother to travel there and he picked it up last Saturday, we will be using it on The Mother of All fest. I'm so sorry that you shipped it ultra fast and I wasn't able to get it, it was out of my hands, this had never happened before in the 25 years that this highway has. (Luis Villarreal)
PHOTOS: In sequence. This is how a professional recovers. I love the facial expressions!
About the issue at the past festival, wasn't the guitar at all, it was a mistake made by Daniela with the pedalboard mostly, and she also forgot to tune back up the guitar as Copper bullets is in drop d and Survive isn’t. So it was a double mistake, she practices this several times a week but in the heat of the moment……
When we return to Monterrey we are going to rehearse change of guitars so she can do it onstage efficiently because in festivals the staff doesn't permit you to go over your time at all, we tend to do the setlist 3 or 4 minutes shorter to be safe and not have us muted on the middle of a song, thats why she knew she could restart the song this past festival, because she had those 4 extra minutes.
It has been an intense 5 days for sure! Today we had 12 hours of press touring. We are excited to open tomorrow for Def Leppard, and they are inviting us to open for them in Guadalajara on Thursday, but this is unofficial yet as we still have to figure out the travel logistics without putting any possible danger to the Mother of all fest presentation, we are really trying to figure this out because it would be another great opportunity to play in a part of our country where they don’t really know the girls. We will know by the end of today.
We are happy one way or another, hopefully this will lead to other great presentations in the near future, the girls are super happy, Paulina actually had cried in the last couple of days with disbelief, she is overwhelmed, we all are.
Sorry about the super mega long email my friend.
Greetings all the way from Mexico City! Hope you can come to one of this big presentations one day! Would be an honor to have you and you really need to watch them live! (Luis Villarreal)
PHOTO: Taking Mexico (City) by storm. You have been warned.