venerdì 26 novembre 2010

Japan Vintage


Recentrly bought a left-handed Westone Concord II-t for a very affordable price. Great guitar, Fender '62 slabboard neck, nice feeling and balance.
Pick-ups are weak, and tuners are Fender-like (then, shit).

martedì 9 novembre 2010

Kashmir


Just bought a Danelectro 59 Reissue, made in '90's.
Great cheap instrument, a kind of plastic toy guitar, sweet sounding and with a very nice look.
Lightweight, very comfortable neck, somethin' different for people tired of Fender/Gibson dictatorship.

mercoledì 3 novembre 2010

ROG Uber Alles


Another jewel from Runoffgroove. Very simple to build, lots of gain, transparent and also good in light crunch.
Two suggestion: try with different in/out capacitors, according to taste, and put in the place of the tone switch a standard tone control (pot/grounded capacitor).
Simplicity is power.

martedì 21 settembre 2010

Sweet crying


Are You bored by your guitar guru's discussion about inductors (red fasell, yellow fasell, standard US units...)?
The solution is Colorsound inductorless wha! One transistor and an ultra-simple schematic for a sweet, funky wha you can drive in many ways (Zack Vex drive it with a proximity sensor circuit).
I choose the couple led-photoresistor in order to avoid crakles.
Inductor? Ah ah ah...

giovedì 9 settembre 2010

Brown Sound in a Box III?


I don't trust in J-Fet emulators, but everywhere in the net this one is claimed like the perfect crunch machine.
Two tonal options (Plexi and JCM800 like), and the same two Mu-amp stage for voltage bias control.
I will try to build it to implemente my new pedalboard. Overdrives are like candies...

mercoledì 1 settembre 2010

The same old story


Claimed as a copy of Orman's Son of a Screamer, It's quite different (in clipping section and in second op-amp configurations).
Another variations of the Tube Screamer, without buffers and with improved parts. The original is fuckin' expensive and poor in assembly quality, but It sound good, with less middle spikes of TS and better in bass range.
The box is too ugly and bald to be considered a boutique pedal, fuck...

martedì 3 agosto 2010

Nordic twilight


Tuesday I will go in Oslo for my (short) holidays. I will have a personal tourist guide (my sweet colleague Katja) and I will attend at this rock festival on thursday:


Rock'n'roll in the north, perfect for relaxing my mind after seven months of hard work.
See You soon.