Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tatsumi's minimal guitar

Saw yesterday in the gallery -able a noise concert by Tatsumi Ryusui and Kyota Koyama - and here are a few pictures of Tatsumi's home made guitar, plus some of the effects and other sound generators he uses.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Melobaritone project: gear

I had the opportunity to acquire this  B-stock Steinberger-like tremolo that will fit perfectely to the Melobaritone project - yes it is now a concrete project, I decided to go for it (have to find a better name though, this is not a Melobar copy anymore)! 

I've been thinking about the aluminium neck (with some help from the  Aluminium T-beam Guitar blog) and consider a.o. a tubular neck - since a fretboard is unnecessary -, a little bit like on a Gittler guitar.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

more sketches

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

more sketches

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Melobaritone project 2

I started to work on the Doppelcaster but my brain is still busy with the Melobaritone idea... I did put some more thinking on it, and updated the project (I want a new instrument, not just a Melobar copy).

First I would do it with an aluminium neck - there's no need to build something as complicated as a regular wooden neck with a truss rod, and I've always been interested in alu neck, so building an alternative guitar is a good opportunity to try it. Also I would put a Floyd Rose trem (with an headless system) - I used one for the first time last month and really enjoyed it.
One would object that a trem on a slide guitar is superfluous, this is true if you play old school blues, but for me it's more like a two-in-one instrument - for a noise maker such as I am, the sound of extremely distended strings is very interesting, and since I wouldn't purchase a guitar just for its Floyd Rose, I'll take this occasion.

I could easily put in this project all the gear I bought for the neckless guitar - it's been on stand-by for months now - and make it my next project after the doubleneck one...

Monday, August 2, 2010

Z. Cat auto-wah pedal

Got myself a Z. Cat auto-wah pedal - I've noticed this brand of hand-made pedals from Latvia a while ago, and decided to try this one - and I'm not disappointed. I still have to play it on a tube amp but so far it has a beautiful sound with overdrive - I will have to find the right settings for clean sound but I don't use this so much anyway...

So I keep feeding noise music with psychedelic vintage analog effects and I'm quite happy with it!

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