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Archive for the year 2011

Wooly Mammoth

I built a clone of the Z. Vex Wooly Mammoth for a friend. Mimi hand painted the enclosure with acrylic paint. It looks and sounds awesome.

Nickelback Through the Years

Really I didn’t actually go and listen to all these albums, but I feel pretty safe in assuming that Nickelback never rose above Nickelback. Although I will admit, I really like the title track off Dark Horse!

Pedal Art

Worked on the designs for all my pedals. Reworked not only the design for the outside of the Tube Screamer (now Green Skreamer) but also the mods. I got rid of the 808 to 9 switches as they didn’t do much and replaced it with a starve control that starves the circuit of power, essentially [...]

A Little Circuit Bending

At the same time I started building guitar pedals I bought a bunch of toys with the intention of circuit bending them. Unfortunately I really haven’t gotten around to them, so they have just been sitting in my closet collecting dust. I have done a few simple little things though. Mimi got me this little [...]

Tape Machines

I just got two tape machines for free! Unfortunately neither of them are working, but hopefully fixing them shouldn’t be too much trouble. The larger one is a TEAC A-4010s and the other is an Ampex 800. I have already started on the TEAC, everything powers up and the transport works fine it just needs [...]

If I had a Tattoo it Would Be

- On the knuckles of my left hand the letters H.A.T.E., on my right H.A.T.E. – A whole tribe – On my lower back: “waiting for marriage” – barbed wire around my nipples – A to scale tattoo of my baby’s face, on my face – “GOD BLESS AMERICA” in kanji – clues to the [...]

A Green Box

This is a modified Tube Screamer that I built for a guitarist I did a recording project with earlier in 2010. So what is it? This is a Tube Screamer 808 clone with a set of simple mod switches. The 3 knobs on the left and the circuit inside are the same as a Tube [...]

My Favorite Albums of 2010

Écailles De Lune – Alcest As with many albums that came out this year, this one shows Neige growing musically and really finding his sound. Where Souvenirs D’un Autre Monde seemed a little rough around the edges and Amesoeurs got it mostly right, Écailles De Lune really feels like it is a completion of the [...]