Tuesday, December 29, 2009

more sketches

Saturday, December 26, 2009

more sketches

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

more sketches

Monday, December 21, 2009

what is Kickerkonzert?

Again, this blog is about guitar making, but the object of guitar making is guitar playing, so here is a glimpse at my last music performance, an piece for improvising guitars, grand piano, and electronically sound-enhanced table soccer game (kicker in German, foosball in American English, babyfoot in French...)(and the first concert for my new Epiphone Dot).
A great piece of art as much as a great piece of fun! We do it again in spring with a video streaming to the World Wide Web...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Rosewood pickguard

Too busy lately to update this blog regularly, but since I'm busy playing guitar and bass for a series of very cool performances, I won't complain about it!

Anyway, I still found some time to order a rosewood pickguard (and some wood picks) for my Epiphone Dot Studio (that I was playing on stage one hour ago) at Woodguarden.

Friday, December 11, 2009

more sketches

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Crackle guitar project at STEIM.org

A little bit more info about the crackle guitar project on STEIM project blog.

Monday, November 30, 2009

crackle guitar session 2

Our working process has been quite chaotic, so I kept the pictures in complete disorder - would have been pointless to pretend that there's been a logical progression... The key thing that happened is at least that our expectations that the crackle box would work as a filter for the guitar pickups are fulfilled - see the video...

Next session and achievement of the crackle guitars should be next February in Amsterdam!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

crackle guitar session

The last week-end was dedicated to the conception and making of 2 crackle guitars (yes we do it Sonic Youth style, each of us has his own personalized model) - these are the more or less definitive sketches of the guitars.

There's been a few modifications of the original projects, a. o. with the introduction of stroboscopic LEDs than can interfere with the crackle circuits and add rhythmic patterns, and of little speakers to respect the original spirit of the crackle bow, that is to be independent from external amplification (but there are outputs too of course).

Photos of the working process in the next post.

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