Author Archives: Karl

About Karl

I play the guitar. Birds are good. More forthcoming.

A note on links to the RF diary

So DGM Live finally got a major overhaul! However, while that is a good thing it also means that there may be issues with the existing links from this site to RF’s online diary which is frequently used as a … Continue reading

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Update: New guitar day!

It is not a very common occurrence but RF was recently treated to an NGD! See the KC8 part of the Guitars section for further information.

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Robert’s new guitar

In this “What’s on the bench” video from Crimson Guitars we get a brief sneak preview of RF’s next guitar. I will leave it to Crimson Guitars to give more exact specs but what we can see/hear is that it … Continue reading

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Update: reorganisation!

I have been working on a new layout for the various sections for a while and the changes have now gone live. It made more sense to order the information by type rather than period to keep things clear. Hopefully … Continue reading

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Update: small stuff

By pure coincidence I stumbled across an old familiar fuzzbox at a much later date than expected (see ’90s section); the Vox guitar is under reconstruction (see 2000s).

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Update: Rig tour

In an online article for MusicRadar, Trev Wilkins details Robert Fripp’s entire rig for the 2014 King Crimson Elements Tour of the US, even including a helpful flowchart that traces the signal path(s) from beginning to end. I will add … Continue reading

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Update: RF shows his rig – briefly!

KC8 page updated with a video of RF giving us a quick overview of the Sirius Probe.

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Update: new page on KC8!

Things were getting very wordy and hard to keep track of over at the ’00s page, so I added a new one about the latest developments from the first preparatory rehearsals, and it is my intention to keep track of … Continue reading

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Update – old amplifiers

Today’s update concerns the two ’70s pages: Added information on RF’s first amplifiers Added information on recording with Eno in general and the Heroes album with Bowie in particular. Many small fine tunings on the ’70s, ’90s and 2000s pages.

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Update: rack upgrades

Updated the 2000s section with news from an early March rehearsal session with Jakko Jakczyk. At last, Fripp goes Fractal! I have also realised to my own mortification that the apostrophies in the section names have all been placed wrong. … Continue reading

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