CHOC'D

Location:
Portola Valley, California, United States

Musical Group:
Band

Instrumentation:
Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals

Music Styles:
Rock & Roll

Members (6):
CHOC'D,Eddie O, Rex Chappell, Warren Hallila, Tracy Chappell, Doug Nichols
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https://www.nmblive.com/chocd
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has added a CHOC'D: LA Trip LIVE! at TOSPSvideo

CHOC'D: LA Trip LIVE! at TOSPS

CHOC'D: LA Trip LIVE! at Theater on San Pedro Square, San Jose, CA, Oct 13, 2015
Posted on Sat., Oct. 31, 2015 - 5:16 PM


See a LIVE performance of LA Trip on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/chocd2011/videos/1001722129891195/

(www.facebok.com/chocd2011 ; www.tinurl.com/choc-d-itunes )
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has added 1 new photo to the album Miscellaneous photos

CHOC'D at TOSPS, San Jose, CA

Posted on Mon., Aug. 24, 2015 - 5:58 PM


CHOC'D

has added Scott Coner as a friend.
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has added 1 new photo to the album LA Trip

LA Trip Cover Art

Posted on Wed., Mar. 11, 2015 - 7:00 PM


The new song, LA Trip, will be live on iTunes, Amazon, et al next week. It was inspired by a Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp CHOC'D attended in LA a bit ago.
Posted on Wed., Mar. 11, 2015 - 6:57 PM


has uploaded a new song


LA Trip

Posted on Wed., Mar. 11, 2015 - 6:46 PM


 

thanks!

Wed., Mar. 11, 2015 - 7:04 PM

has uploaded a new profile picture
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has uploaded a new song


Siri Lies

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With Johny A on lead guitar, Rudy Sarzo on bass.

Sun., Nov. 9, 2014 - 1:09 PM

Eddie O on guitar and vocals; Warren Hallila on drums, and Doug Nichols on keys.

Sun., Nov. 9, 2014 - 1:09 PM


CHOC'D
Just a note: The famous (infamous?) Klon Centaur was re-designed by Mr. Finnegan and offered at the KTR. I've seen and played one in action (courtesy Johnny A). Sounds pretty much like the original early serial Centaurs (I had #1052). But the newer KTRs are now out of stock again, and the resale prices have started to climb: over $400 at last look! Original sales prices for the KTR was $275.


Bill was wise to silkscreen "Kindly remember: the ridiculous hype that offends so many is not of my making." Luckily I've scored a new KTR direct...

Paid for and more by selling my Klon Centaur last year for over $1500!

May the hype live on!

Posted on Fri., Nov. 7, 2014 - 5:40 PM


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has added icepack as a friend.
Posted on Tue., Jun. 24, 2014 - 6:13 PM


 

choc'd, thanx 4 the friend add, icepack

Wed., Jun. 25, 2014 - 12:04 AM

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has added NMB Live Presents... as a friend.
Posted on Tue., Jun. 24, 2014 - 6:13 PM



 
has added 1 new photo to the album Miscellaneous photos

Strat Upgrade

Close up of head stock.
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has added 1 new photo to the album Miscellaneous photos

Strat Upgrade

Close up of body
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has added 1 new photo to the album Miscellaneous photos

Strat Upgrade

After: Texas Specials, blackout hardware, locking tuners, Wilkinson Trem
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has added 1 new photo to the album Miscellaneous photos

Strat upgrad

1989 Am. Std Strat before upgrade.
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has added Robert Machado as a friend.
Posted on Sun., Mar. 30, 2014 - 4:49 PM


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has added JR Mastering Studio as a friend.
Posted on Sun., Mar. 30, 2014 - 4:48 PM


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has added stevo210 as a friend.
Posted on Tue., Jan. 28, 2014 - 2:41 PM


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has added Voodoo Amps as a friend.
Posted on Fri., Dec. 6, 2013 - 5:09 PM


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has added mccabep as a friend.
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has added Fenix Live as a friend.
Posted on Thu., Sep. 26, 2013 - 1:29 PM


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has added dave stewart as a friend.
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has added Ron Levy / Levtron.com as a friend.
Posted on Wed., Sep. 18, 2013 - 11:56 AM


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has added BSV as a friend.
Posted on Tue., Sep. 17, 2013 - 3:11 PM


Great week and Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas with YES as our featured artists: Alan White, Chris Squire, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison, and Steve Howe. What talent lies there in. Great jams with them and a private concert by Steve.

My pics are here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10201622680718789.1073741845.1531786566&type=1

Posted on Sat., Jul. 20, 2013 - 8:18 PM


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has added Horizon III as a friend.
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has added Sophia Daniz as a friend.
Posted on Thu., Jul. 11, 2013 - 6:35 PM


JBD200 "Red Viper"

JBD200 "Red Viper" build by Bruce Bennett at JBACKLUND.COM for Eddie O of CHOC'D

Posted on Tue., Jul. 9, 2013 - 5:51 PM


Retronix R800B: 4 string bass, body close up

New bass from jbacklund.com from their Kickstarter project!

Three single coil pickups with Strat like 5 way selector.

Metallic (Pearl) White

Posted on Tue., Jul. 9, 2013 - 5:14 PM


 

these basses can really get some great tones

Tue., Jul. 9, 2013 - 7:49 PM

Retronix R800B: 4 string bassb

New bass from jbacklund.com from their Kickstarter project!

Trhee single coil pickups with strat like 5 way selector

Metallic (pearl) white.

Posted on Tue., Jul. 9, 2013 - 5:12 PM


Retronix R800T close up of body

New guitar from jbacklund.com from their Kickstarter project!

Tremolo, two Draciowyre humbucker pickups with coil split availabe from 5 way selector.

Metallic Purble. (my n...

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Posted on Tue., Jul. 9, 2013 - 5:09 PM


 

These tremolo units are just stellar!

Tue., Jul. 9, 2013 - 7:46 PM

It s a special design made just for us, but they are based on the Hipshot Contour models we use on our USA made J.Backlund Design guitars.

Wed., Jul. 10, 2013 - 8:48 AM

Retronix R800T headstock

New guitar from jbacklund.com from their Kickstarter project!

Tremolo, two Draciowyre humbucker pickups with coil split availabe from 5 way selector.

Metallic Purble. (my n...

View more
Posted on Tue., Jul. 9, 2013 - 5:06 PM


 

LOL. This photo makes me very glad that I decided to spend some extra setup time, on re-dressing ALL the truss rod cover edges. they were not quite as clean as Would have liked from the
factory. looks like it was a good decision.

Tue., Jul. 9, 2013 - 7:45 PM

Now you just need to make another special one (or two: I have the R800B as well) that say "Eddie O" !

Wed., Jul. 10, 2013 - 6:01 PM

Retronix R800T

New guitar from jbacklund.com from their Kickstarter project!

Tremolo, two Draciowyre humbucker pickups with coil split availabe from 5 way selector.

Metallic Purble. (my n...

View more
Posted on Tue., Jul. 9, 2013 - 5:04 PM


has added new gear
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Thanks for adding us!
Posted on Mon., Jul. 8, 2013 - 10:12 PM


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has added Sundlof Guitars as a friend.
Posted on Mon., Jul. 8, 2013 - 10:11 PM


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has added Alexx ONell as a friend.
Posted on Sat., Jul. 6, 2013 - 5:19 AM


Just pulled the trigger on a Roy Blankenship Princeton Reverb type amp and extension speaker: will be in a Super Narrow Panel Tween slant cab, the extension in a straight cab and stackable. The usual Princeton preamp and amp (15 watts, 2x6V6), but with a darker tone stack and 6 position rotary "sweet" switch; line out available, and possible "silent recording" switch as well that puts the power amp on standby, with the preamp active (ala Marshall JVM series amps).
http://www.blankenshipamprepair.com

Posted on Thu., Jun. 27, 2013 - 6:00 PM


CHOC'D is learning some oldies to add to our set list: I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better (Byrds) and Hotel California (Eagles). That's the problem with getting out a Ric 12 - you just have to use it!
Posted on Tue., Jun. 18, 2013 - 9:21 PM


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has added Thomas (Tommy) Meierl as a friend.
Posted on Fri., Jun. 14, 2013 - 10:56 AM


I was talking with a good friend of mine who does recording and production, as well as being a fine guitarist and singer in his own right (toured with Timothy B. Schmit last year): Hank Linderman. He turned me on to an amp building in LA who Hank says makes the best Princeton clones available. Besides building proper clones with and wiring, etc., Hank got a couple of mods he swears by:

a marshall style tone stack (not quite as bright as the Fender design),

and a power supply with a multi-tap transformer, so you can run 4 ohms of speaker load without stressing the original design output transformer. The Fender Princetons specify no less than 8 ohms total and the internal speaker is 8 ohms, so an external 8 ohm extension gets you to 4 ohms. I suppose you could use a 16 ohm extension (12 ohms total), but that cuts the power output of the amp.

I don't have one, but thought I point my numubu buds to it: http://www.blankenshipamprepair.com/price-list

Posted on Thu., Jun. 13, 2013 - 4:05 PM


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has added Jeremiah Yusef as a friend.
Posted on Mon., Jun. 10, 2013 - 12:48 PM


CHOC'D

has added Ant Glynne as a friend.
Posted on Fri., Jun. 7, 2013 - 11:08 PM


CHOC'D

has added Ant Glynne as a friend.
Posted on Fri., Jun. 7, 2013 - 11:08 PM


I have no skin in this company, but there is a web site, reverb.com, that is a used gear buying and selling site, from the look of it associated with Chicago Music Exchange (but I don't know that for a fact). the audience is not as large as eBay (duh), but the seller fee is less; for example, I've listed a Klon Centaur there at $1500 "buy it now," and the commission would be $53 if it sells for that; the quoted eBay commission would be about $150.

The audience is likely to be all musicians, so it's worth a shot if you have gear to sell.
Posted on Fri., Jun. 7, 2013 - 11:06 PM


 


AWESOME, hey Eddie, I need some tubes! Know a good place that sells em?

Thu., Jun. 13, 2013 - 12:55 PM


@scott: king amplification ... Val can recommend proper tubes for your devices.

Thu., Jun. 13, 2013 - 3:59 PM


Great idear Ed! Thank you. I'll call him.


Thu., Jun. 13, 2013 - 6:17 PM
Who are those guys? I think I've seen them before, rocking with Simon Kirke from Bad Company and with Brian Wilson/Jeffry Foskett? Yeah, that's the band...rock on Rex, Tracy, Warren Eddie, Doug! You guys are the best. Mojo is in da house!
Posted on Mon., May. 27, 2013 - 4:09 AM


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has added Buzz Hummer as a friend.
Posted on Tue., May. 14, 2013 - 4:26 PM


Thanks for the Add ! all the best, Pete Rave On !
Posted on Mon., May. 13, 2013 - 7:45 PM


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has added The Crickets Sound Project as a friend.
Posted on Mon., May. 13, 2013 - 7:44 PM


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has added Larry Donn ( Shelby Donn ) as a friend.
Posted on Fri., May. 10, 2013 - 7:03 PM


Great Rolling Stones show last Wednesday in San Jose; guests included John Fogerty, Bonnie Raitt, and Mick Taylor! Old time Rock and Roll!
Posted on Fri., May. 10, 2013 - 5:02 PM


 


Ma old pall Alvin Priestly and me once played in the Bay, we got all shook up and then went on to sing and wiggle our hips to, the girls just went plain crazy fer us till our old ma and
Pa turned up...

Fri., May. 10, 2013 - 7:07 PM


I think there's a lyric there ...

Fri., May. 10, 2013 - 7:15 PM


Johnny Lee Lewis was another boy I hung out with a lot growin’ up, he ad a chune or three and even the odd lyric I wrote him

Fri., May. 10, 2013 - 7:22 PM

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has added Sonuus as a friend.
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CHOC'D

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has added Steve Morin as a friend.
Posted on Wed., May. 8, 2013 - 7:00 PM


 

Thanks for the friendship! And welcome to this great site....Numubu!

Wed., May. 8, 2013 - 7:02 PM

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has added Earl Tutu as a friend.
Posted on Wed., May. 8, 2013 - 6:49 PM


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has added Sons Of Cream as a friend.
Posted on Wed., May. 8, 2013 - 5:26 PM


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has added Peter Penhallow as a friend.
Posted on Wed., May. 8, 2013 - 4:55 PM


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has added BruceBennett as a friend.
Posted on Wed., May. 8, 2013 - 3:28 PM


has added new gear
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Great mixers for smaller venues. They have a profile here as well: www.numubu.com/allenheathofficial

Wed., May. 8, 2013 - 12:46 PM

Looks like you've already found them. : )

Wed., May. 8, 2013 - 12:49 PM

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has added ALLEN & HEATH as a friend.
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has added Bernie Landry as a friend.
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has added AEX Labs as a friend.
Posted on Wed., May. 8, 2013 - 12:21 PM


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has added Oliver Wakeman as a friend.
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has added 1 new photo to the album Miscellaneous photos

Death metal guitar design?

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has added 1 new photo to the album CHOC'D CD Art

CHOC'D Poster

Posted on Tue., May. 7, 2013 - 12:14 PM


That's it, I'm blocking my site from potential spammers from the Penninsula! Welcome Ed and Rex, Tracy and Doug. Get your "Mojo" working...you have finally made the big leagues. Lol. Glad to have youz guys. Mojo
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Yeah, well, ... Happy Anniversary!

Tue., May. 7, 2013 - 2:02 PM

Yeah??? Well...Happy NuMuBu dayz, ya, ya...rok maniak

Tue., May. 7, 2013 - 2:36 PM

CHOC'D

has added Scott Goldberg as a friend.
Posted on Sun., May. 5, 2013 - 8:39 PM


CHOC'D

has added Clifford S. as a friend.
Posted on Sun., May. 5, 2013 - 12:19 PM


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has added Soulvation as a friend.
Posted on Sun., May. 5, 2013 - 12:19 PM


has added new gear
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Pretty much the studio standard; I use their guitar cables as well.

Sun., May. 5, 2013 - 12:59 AM

has added new gear
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has added new gear
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Nice analog "sound." Easy to use, too.

Tue., May. 7, 2013 - 2:06 PM

has added new gear
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has added new gear
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has added new gear
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has added new gear
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I have their G-System for studio and serious gigs, the Nova System for more portability (it has built in overdrive/distortion), and the G-Force for my studio rack for post effects that are sometimes better than the DSP ones ProTools can offer.

Tue., May. 7, 2013 - 2:08 PM

has added new gear
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Earthworks makes GREAT mics and mic-preamps for recording, and even live use. This is a drum kit set and was used to record the CHOC'D EP Walkin' Back; the individually mic'd drums were added in for accents a bit, but the overheads and kick were used pretty much exclusively. They are great.

Sun., May. 5, 2013 - 12:58 AM

Here's there website: http://www.earthworksaudio.com

Tue., May. 7, 2013 - 2:11 PM

has added new gear
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has added new gear
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has added new gear
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has added 1 new photo to the album CHOC'D CD Art

"Walkin' Back" CD Book Left page

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has added 1 new photo to the album CHOC'D CD Art

"Walkin' Back" CD Tray Card

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has added 1 new photo to the album CHOC'D CD Art

"Walkin' Back" CD image

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has added 1 new photo to the album CHOC'D CD Art

CHOC'D CD Cover Art

Posted on Sat., May. 4, 2013 - 3:22 PM


has added a It's All Rightvideo

It's All Right

CHOC'D performing "It's All Right" at a private party in 2010

Posted on Sat., May. 4, 2013 - 3:14 PM


has added a video

"Walkin' Back"

CHOC'D performing "Walkin' Back" at a private party in 2010

Posted on Sat., May. 4, 2013 - 3:14 PM


 

Rock on Eddie O and gang. Say hello to the boys!

Mon., May. 27, 2013 - 4:05 AM

has added new gear
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has added new gear
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has added new gear
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has added new gear
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Nice

Sat., May. 4, 2013 - 4:21 PM

has added new gear
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has added new gear
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