superfuzz

Nov 16
ELECTRIC BROWN
The Electric Brown is my favorite overdrive ever. I use it with a Jagmaster laced with lace sensors into a Marshall 1987x. It sounds loud and all kinds of crunchy in all the right ways. Not too bright, not dark. Helps me get feedback when I need it, where I need it. I don’t have to fight for control. It does exactly what I want it to when I want it to. It’s kind of like a dominant submissive relationship. I have a delay running before it. It makes each echo sound amazing. Just enough overdrive and crunch with out being overwhelming. I think this is a pedal that Pink Floyd would have used during the time they recorded Live at Pompeii. I know that sounds pompous, but this pedal is, so… I guess you are going to deal with that. But don’t you want your guitar to sound pompous… and Pink Floydy… and awesome? I know I do… and am god damned glad I found this circuit in my own odd creation.

ELECTRIC BROWN

The Electric Brown is my favorite overdrive ever. I use it with a Jagmaster laced with lace sensors into a Marshall 1987x. It sounds loud and all kinds of crunchy in all the right ways. Not too bright, not dark. Helps me get feedback when I need it, where I need it. I don’t have to fight for control. It does exactly what I want it to when I want it to. It’s kind of like a dominant submissive relationship. I have a delay running before it. It makes each echo sound amazing. Just enough overdrive and crunch with out being overwhelming. I think this is a pedal that Pink Floyd would have used during the time they recorded Live at Pompeii. I know that sounds pompous, but this pedal is, so… I guess you are going to deal with that. But don’t you want your guitar to sound pompous… and Pink Floydy… and awesome? I know I do… and am god damned glad I found this circuit in my own odd creation.

Oct 31
Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Oct 15
i picked up this old harmony ukulele a few weeks back. all i can say is i hate tension tuners but it’s fun to play.

i picked up this old harmony ukulele a few weeks back. all i can say is i hate tension tuners but it’s fun to play.

Sep 28
National Guitars ResoTone

The ResoTone was designed from the ground up as a simplified version of the Resolectric.  Featuring our Hotplate Pickup system utilizing a Jason Lollar single coil pickup with passive volume and tone controls.  This instrument has a solid alder wood body.  The hard rock maple neck has an unbound rosewood fretboard with mother of pearl position markers. The solid angled headstock has a unique shape accentuated by Kluson closed gear tuners. Available in various colors.

National Guitars ResoTone

The ResoTone was designed from the ground up as a simplified version of the Resolectric. Featuring our Hotplate Pickup system utilizing a Jason Lollar single coil pickup with passive volume and tone controls. This instrument has a solid alder wood body. The hard rock maple neck has an unbound rosewood fretboard with mother of pearl position markers. The solid angled headstock has a unique shape accentuated by Kluson closed gear tuners. Available in various colors.

Sep 15
Harmony Archtone H1213 Guitar

Harmony Archtone H1213 Guitar

Sep 07
Super-Duper 2-in-1
Gentlemen/women, start your engines. This pedal is so dangerous that I’m sure I’ll be getting a lot of complaint emails that people have blown up their amps using it. So let’s just start this off by saying I WARNED YOU TO BE CAREFUL. When using this pedal, start off slow, and monitor your amp for potential damage. Don’t have too much fun! OK, have too much fun, but don’t blow up your amp in the process. Unless that’s what you want, of course, and well, gosh darn it, it’s your right. Good ol’ Pete Townsend did it. Well, at least he poked his speakers out. All right, I’ll try to stay on track here.

Ahem. The SUPER-DUPER 2-IN-1 (TM) has two of my infamous but rather delightful Super Hard-On(TM) pedals in one small box, with two switches and LED indicators. HEY! I responded to your multitude of complaints that I don’t put in LED’s! Also, in this SUPER-DUPER 2-IN-1 (TM) (gosh I love saying that) is a Master volume control that lets you use it as an overdrive/distortion with any output volume. My my! How conventional, you say! Well, suffice to say, if it weren’t there, you’d go deaf with both of those channels cranked up. This pedal is dangerously loud. Don’t do what I did, and lean over in front of your speaker cabinet while turning it up. Ouch. Dang.

Super-Duper 2-in-1
Gentlemen/women, start your engines. This pedal is so dangerous that I’m sure I’ll be getting a lot of complaint emails that people have blown up their amps using it. So let’s just start this off by saying I WARNED YOU TO BE CAREFUL. When using this pedal, start off slow, and monitor your amp for potential damage. Don’t have too much fun! OK, have too much fun, but don’t blow up your amp in the process. Unless that’s what you want, of course, and well, gosh darn it, it’s your right. Good ol’ Pete Townsend did it. Well, at least he poked his speakers out. All right, I’ll try to stay on track here.

Ahem. The SUPER-DUPER 2-IN-1 (TM) has two of my infamous but rather delightful Super Hard-On(TM) pedals in one small box, with two switches and LED indicators. HEY! I responded to your multitude of complaints that I don’t put in LED’s! Also, in this SUPER-DUPER 2-IN-1 (TM) (gosh I love saying that) is a Master volume control that lets you use it as an overdrive/distortion with any output volume. My my! How conventional, you say! Well, suffice to say, if it weren’t there, you’d go deaf with both of those channels cranked up. This pedal is dangerously loud. Don’t do what I did, and lean over in front of your speaker cabinet while turning it up. Ouch. Dang.

Sep 03
Metasonix D-1000 Drum Machine

The first drum machine made with vacuum tubes since the Wurlitzer Sideman of 1959.

Unlike the Sideman, it’s a “modern” primitive device—with plenty of inputs, outputs, and flexibility.

Even though it has only four drum sounds — two tunable drums, a tunable “snare” drum (harder sounding than the others), and a cymbal — control voltage inputs give great flexibility.

Each of the tunable drums is made from a vacuum tube ringing bandpass filter, and can be tuned to sound from below 20 Hz to over 2 kHz. They are also tunable with external control voltages, allowing complex patterns to be built up with external CV or pulse sources. Resonance of each filter circuit is set by internal trimpots. The cymbal sound is an extremely primitive circuit, with white noise gated by a pentode tube. The cymbal’s attack is knob-variable and CV variable. The four outputs mix to a single tube preamp that allows for overdriving via the mix-level controls.

In keeping with the primitive nature of the soundmaking section, the pattern sequencer is extremely simple. Unlike early drumboxes, we won’t subject you to preset nonsense like “waltz”, “foxtrot”, “swing” or the like. Instead, there is a single 8-pulse sequence with separate enable switches for each drum sound—set a toggle switch up to get the sound at that point, down for silence. Great for house, hardcore or other simple 4/4 patterns. The internal clock is settable from 60 BPM to over 1000 BPM. There is also a “roll” clock signal built-in, to generate a faster drumroll on any drum sound by pressing a button (speed is preset with an internal trimpot). If you don’t like the internal sequencer, there are separate trigger inputs for each of the four sounds (the trigger pulse must be 0 to +5v, and less than 40 mS long). These trigger inputs operate in parallel with the built-in sequencer, so the D-1000’s sounds may be triggered by its internal sequence and external pulses at the same time. As a bonus, the three tunable drums can also be used as tunable bandpass filters, by feeding a line audio signal to each trigger input.

Ample inputs and outputs: mix output (with overdriveable tube preamp), separate outputs for each drum sound, external trigger inputs for each drum sound, and a main clock input/output (0-5v) for slaving external generators to the internal clock. Setting of RUN switch determines if the D-1000 uses an external clock or the internal clock generator.

No, it does not sound like a TR-606. It’s a beast you have never seen or heard before.

Metasonix D-1000 Drum Machine

The first drum machine made with vacuum tubes since the Wurlitzer Sideman of 1959.

Unlike the Sideman, it’s a “modern” primitive device—with plenty of inputs, outputs, and flexibility.

Even though it has only four drum sounds — two tunable drums, a tunable “snare” drum (harder sounding than the others), and a cymbal — control voltage inputs give great flexibility.

Each of the tunable drums is made from a vacuum tube ringing bandpass filter, and can be tuned to sound from below 20 Hz to over 2 kHz. They are also tunable with external control voltages, allowing complex patterns to be built up with external CV or pulse sources. Resonance of each filter circuit is set by internal trimpots. The cymbal sound is an extremely primitive circuit, with white noise gated by a pentode tube. The cymbal’s attack is knob-variable and CV variable. The four outputs mix to a single tube preamp that allows for overdriving via the mix-level controls.

In keeping with the primitive nature of the soundmaking section, the pattern sequencer is extremely simple. Unlike early drumboxes, we won’t subject you to preset nonsense like “waltz”, “foxtrot”, “swing” or the like. Instead, there is a single 8-pulse sequence with separate enable switches for each drum sound—set a toggle switch up to get the sound at that point, down for silence. Great for house, hardcore or other simple 4/4 patterns. The internal clock is settable from 60 BPM to over 1000 BPM. There is also a “roll” clock signal built-in, to generate a faster drumroll on any drum sound by pressing a button (speed is preset with an internal trimpot). If you don’t like the internal sequencer, there are separate trigger inputs for each of the four sounds (the trigger pulse must be 0 to +5v, and less than 40 mS long). These trigger inputs operate in parallel with the built-in sequencer, so the D-1000’s sounds may be triggered by its internal sequence and external pulses at the same time. As a bonus, the three tunable drums can also be used as tunable bandpass filters, by feeding a line audio signal to each trigger input.

Ample inputs and outputs: mix output (with overdriveable tube preamp), separate outputs for each drum sound, external trigger inputs for each drum sound, and a main clock input/output (0-5v) for slaving external generators to the internal clock. Setting of RUN switch determines if the D-1000 uses an external clock or the internal clock generator.

No, it does not sound like a TR-606. It’s a beast you have never seen or heard before.

Aug 28
Boss Pocket Dictionary Vol. 1

Boss Pocket Dictionary Vol. 1

Aug 23