Billy G checks in to share some behind the scenes happenings on a rare, non-performing day which proved to be a superb opportunity to slide over to Santa Barbara and catch up with a cool visit to the Seymour Duncan Research laboratory and visit Mr. D and his in-house electronics experts who create the pickups for ZZ Top’s range of gear for stage and studio.
And here’s the gang seen taking refuge at El Ranchito Cafe Mexicano on Santa Barbara’s main drag!
The girls at the pickup winding post
Success…! Another super-powered “Pearly Gates” special for BFG’s
“Bolin-ized” Fender Esquire
Sunny skies outside the lab
Backstage overlooking the beach…!
Special “Thanks” to the Seymour Duncan production staff for a total groove during the day off!
Photos by Cary Davis