Friends, Clients & Players of Fatdog's Custom Guitars

The Most Distinguished, Mr. Freddie Roulette

in the shop with Fatdog
Fatdog thinks this guy is one step away from God --
He's known Freddie Roulette since the 60s and believes
he takes the guitar someplace else....

Mr. Freddie Roulette and his treasured lapsteels

Freddie working in the shop

One time "Mr. X" -- Dave Lindley -- gave Fredie an 8-string Stella after something unfortunate happened to Freddie's. Freddie came in for parts; I just said, "Help yourself." That was the beginning of it all.

Freddie popped by today to do some work on another lapsteel. And what a pleasure! As I was working at my workbench, listening to some ole (Chess) Buddy Guy, I got to hear Buddy and Freddie, playing together.... Nuthin' better

For thirty years Subway has been a main stop for hundreds of touring bands and world-class acts -- a station for the 60's S.F. bands and a Mecca for many Afro-Beat, reggae, blues and jazz artists, folk and punk entertainers. We're a prime source for instruments and repairs. The following is a partial list of some of our friends, clients, and players of our custom instruments.

Taj Mahal
Grateful Dead
Sly and the Family Stone
Moby Grape
Beau Brummels
Mother Earth
Doobie Brothers
Pablo Cruise
Eddie Money
Sammy Hagar
Romeo Void
Norman Greenbaum
Jonathan Richman
Dead Kennedys
The Tubes
Graham Central Station
Huey Lewis and the News
Mark Knopfler
The Uptones
Tommy Tutone
Greg Kihn
Night Ranger
Digital Underground
Faith No More
4 Non Blondes
Mr. Big
Third Eye Blind
Stroke 9
Creeper Lagoon
The Donnas
DJ Shadow
Lauren Hill
T-Bone Burnett (Oh Brother!)
Ray Obiedo
Frank Black
Harvey Mandel
Jack Bruce (Cream)
Steve Miller
Frank Biner
The Residents
Joy of Cooking
Sons of Chaplin
It's a Beautiful Day
Art Ensemble of Chicago
Tom Petty
Steve Soliah
Dave Lippman
Daryl Cherney (Earth First!)
Wavy Gravy
Ry Cooder
Charlie Hunter
Steve Cropper
John Lee Hooker
David Lindley
King Sunny Ade
Jackson Browne
Bob Dylan
Joe Louis Walker
Eric Clapton
Buddy Guy
Jimmy Page
Green Day
Elton John
Peter Buck (R.E.M.)
Robert Cray
Credence Clearwater
John Satriani
Boz Scaggs
Angela Bofill
The Gospel Hummingbirds
Billy Bragg
The Gipsy Kings
Bachman Turner Overdrive
Big Brother and the Holding Company
Van Morrison
Jefferson Airplane
Tower of Power
Darryl Hannah
Pete Townsend
Los Lobos
Amos Garrett
Chris Isaac
Robert Crumb
Jack Elliott
Kate Wolf
Clifton Chenier
Bob "Bobcat" Goldthwait
Elvin Bishop
Quicksilver Messenger Service
Lincoln Goines
Johnny Otis
Alex Skolnick (Testament)
Country Joe MacDonald
Michael Franti (Spearhead)
Sonic Youth
K C Douglas
Dan "Teisco del Rey" Forte
Etta James bandmembers
Roy Rogers
Brownie McGhee
The Chills
Tom Verlain

Danny Kalb/Blues Project
Ray Charles Bandmembers
Joaquin Lievano
10,000 Maniacs
Parliament - Funkadelic
Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste/Meters
Freddie Roulette
The Radiators
Charles Brown
Henry Kaiser
Greg Kihn
Wavy Gravy
The Buzzcocks
Commander Cody
Reba McIntyre
Floyd Westerman
Mike Stevens (luthier)
Black Crowes
Ronnie Montrose
Paul Malvedries
Joe Gore
Phil Alvin (The Blasters)
The Muffs
Gatemouth Brown
Elvis' Bandmembers
The Paladins
Dan Hicks
Greg "Smokey" Hormel
Blue Cheer
Archers of Loaf
Robbie Shakespeare
The Rubinoos
The Avengers
John Trudell
Kandy Kane
San Francisco Mime Troupe
Dick Bright's SRO
Dr. John
Camper Van Beethoven
John Fahey
Mazzy Star
Joseph Hill (Culture)
John Wesley Harding
Duke Robillard
Son Volt
Big Brother Soul
Gene Loves Jezebel
Sunny Day Real Estate
Lee Michael
Bill Gibbons (ZZ Top)
Pat Martino Band
Scoop Nisker
Sheryl Crow
The Ventures
The Loading Zone
Flamin Groovies
Romeo Void
Flash Cadillac
Counting Crows
Lowell Bergman
Larry Graham
Darryl Jones (Miles, Sting)
David Murray
Nine Inch Nails
Cheap Trick
Trace Ellington (of The Family)
Josh Kornbluth
Rob Cavallo (Producer)
Ben Goldberg
Hux Brown (Toots and The Maytals)
Architecture in Helsinki

(to name but a few!)

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1800 Cedar Street
Berkeley, California 94703

(510) 841-4106
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