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Someone finally made it – small and convenient!

Posted by on 22 May 2017 | Tagged as: Effects, Guitar Related, Misc Music Stuff

So you have an analog synth with no effects…. what do you need?

You have an acoustic guitar… what do you need?

You have an electric guitar with a fantastic overdrive/distortion… what do you need?

Anything with no effects sounds better with….

Previous to this, you had to have 3 pedals or one big bulky pedal. NO MORE!
Someone finally did it!

No O-rings needed for tube dampener

Posted by on 10 May 2017 | Tagged as: Amp/Tubes, Guitar Related

Over the years I have used O rings to dampen microphonic tubes. But I read online about using silicon “glue” to do the same. So I found this RTV Silicon Gasket maker and it will withstand temperatures to 650 degrees which should be fine! You can apply it in any thickness you want and it works great!

Acoustic Gig Bag

Posted by on 03 Apr 2017 | Tagged as: Amp/Tubes, Guitar Related

Got this as a gift and it’s pretty cool! Nice bag!

Love this book! Was very easy to understand!

Posted by on 03 Apr 2017 | Tagged as: Guitar Related

This is a good read and very easy to understand!

Useful guitar electronics book

Posted by on 17 Nov 2015 | Tagged as: Guitar Related

Another useful book if you want to modify your guitar electronics.

Nice new auto-ranging meter for under $35!

Posted by on 23 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Effects, Guitar Related

My old trusty Radio Shack multimeter broke recently. I’ve had it for about 15 years and it has been a workhorse! I loved using it to build my stompboxes and debug my amps. The resistance function broke recently and it was time to find another. I have a number of meters but I wanted another one that was like my old Radio Shack meter. It had True RMS and other functions and it was accurate.

Well, I searched on Ebay and locally and I found a newer model with auto-ranging and true RMS and even a computer interface. I just received the meter and it ROCKS! It seems much better made and almost everything from the display to the information shown to the probes and the extra fuses make this a great deal for under $35! I have a hard time imagining a better meter at this price. I think you will probably like it as well for building stompboxes!

You can find it on eBay with this link.


Free lessons with D’Addario Guitar strings!

Posted by on 22 Aug 2007 | Tagged as: Guitar Related

I found a card inside my guitar strings. You enter a code and get free guitar lessons for a week. There are some nice videos in there for learning new things on your guitar. I believe it also has keyboard and bass lessons as well.

The Blue Guitar

Posted by on 24 Apr 2007 | Tagged as: Guitar Related

Steve Ahola’s site has been great resource over the years. Check it out!

L200 vs. L280s pickups

Posted by on 23 Apr 2007 | Tagged as: Guitar Related

Here is a sound sample comparing the 2 Bill Lawrence pickups. L200 vs. L280s

L200 is the first 16 bars. Then the 280. At then end its 200 followed by 280.

Bill Lawrence Pickups

Posted by on 23 Apr 2007 | Tagged as: Guitar Related

Most of my guitars are equipped with Bill Lawrence pickups. Whether it’s the L90 or L280s or the new L200 or L298, I love the clarity and the output of the Bill Lawrence pickups!

Check out his website!