This morning I came across another great post by Otis Bartholomew (@otisserie). I always assumed that Otis was J’s guitar tech, but now I understand that is incorrect. He posted this photo showing Marc Seedorf (who is the guitar tech of J) showing off J’s new updated ‘flying’ board.
If you’re familiar with Dinosaur Jr. and J, you know he rides with a lot of pedals, but on occasion he literally needs to fly for a gig or special guest appearance. When that happens, he can’t take the full set up. So this mini board provides him the bare essentials for Dino tone.
I love seeing a board like this when you know what the full set up is all about. It shows what is important, and shows what the best options are in the mini set up.
J Mascis Flying Board (Mini-Board)
On the Instagram post, there were a couple of questions regarding the position of the Polytune. Typically, the tuner would be first, but on this board it is last. Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth fame) asked this and Otis replied – “otisserie: @leeranaldo yup for more Fuzz Gnar, try it you’ll like it Lee!”
Let me know what you think by commenting below!