Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wrong Side of Uranus

It took a few months (out of stock, then holidays, then out of money, then address confusion...) but I finally received today my Wrong Side of Uranus, a wicked bit-crusher/LFO by Montreal Assembly and I'm really not disappointed. It's a complex little machine and I just tried random settings but it has terrific sounds (all the metalheads with ominous names for their distortion pedals should listen to its scary shrieks and have the genuine feeling of having their brains torn into pieces, then they'd learn about real ferocity).

It has so powerful outbursts that this afternoon I lost more neurons than in the last ten years (since I quit pepper vodka!) Anyway, I finally found a pedal after my heart, and I will try to record a demo of it next week!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

more sketches

the Doppelcaster in the Guitarz calendar 2012

GL Wilson from the Guitar blog just released a guitars calendar for 2012, and he chose the Doppelcaster to put on the cover; you will also find my Musima Eterna (that I actually never showed on this blog now that I think of it) inside! 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Mystery project

No I'm not building my fuzz-box, I started instead a mystery project, you will know more about it very soon...

Monday, September 5, 2011

My first DIY pedal project

Another project to add to my (too long) to-do list, another domain I know nothing about and need to explore: I got myself a little fuzzbox from Das Musikding - apparently the best e-shop for this kind of things on continental Europe... 

Here again I feel so helpless when it comes to technology and making things, when I relay on this all the time, and I wish I'd learned all this in school... Not too late to start I guess - and I hope I will show the process in the coming days (already had to buy a smaller iron and realized that there are very different kinds of pots and knobs)...

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