July 2015

Monthly Archive

iMazing for OS X – iPad/iPhone

Posted by on 31 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: iOS

If you have an iPhone or iPad, you need to get iMazing. This app will do a ton of things, but the #1 thing it will do is copy files to your iPad faster than iTunes. I mean minutes instead of hours.
The next thing it will do is browse your iPad/iPhone backups directly on your computer. Need to grab one file in an iPad backup? Now you can instead of having to restore the entire iPad contents.
It’s worth the cost.

iMazing Website

The first book that made me understand simple circuits

Posted by on 30 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Effects

I had all sorts of articles and books as well as electronics projects I had tried, but this simple Anderton book was the first one I really understood. For some reason I was able to understand what was in this book. I guess the delivery was really for a beginner.
I still think it’s a great book! Check it out!

DIY Projects for Guitarists!

Cool video of Fender Factory

Posted by on 28 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Early days Fender Factory video!

Tubes for dummies article

Posted by on 28 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Amp/Tubes

Here’s an old article I wrote for beginners to understand tubes a little more – coming from a stompbox perspective:
Tubes for dummies

Vintage Fender amp schematics and layouts

Posted by on 28 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Amp/Tubes

Looking to repair your old Fender amp?
This site has a ton of schematics and layouts and they are cleaned up.
Nice site!

Vintage Fender Amp Repair

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.


Beginner Boost breadboard tutorial by Small Bear

Posted by on 20 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Effects

Want to learn how to breadboard a circuit? Try the beginner boost tutorial and get yourself started with building pedals!

Beginner Boost Tutorial