Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

New Family Member

Posted: October 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

Just thought I’d share a recent addition to my guitar family. This is a Music Man Ball Family Reserve Luke with a rosewood neck. By far the fastest playing and most comfortable guitar I’ve ever played.

Speed Kills

Posted: October 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

This is a pretty impressive feat. FLight of the Bumble Bee at 600bpm. However, at that speed the beauty of the song is lost.

Assisted DIY Amp Building

Posted: September 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

I found this link today through one of my Linked In groups. I’m going to do some investigating and post more on it later.

http://www.custom-amp.com/

Shoot The Sound Guy

Posted: September 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

I saw this on Facebook and had to nab it. This is worse than the idiot at a local venue who had me face my cabs to the back of the stage because he said the acoustics in the room made it way too loud for the audience. Plus he didn’t have great mics so we would have to crank our volumes. Worse sound ever!!!!

Learning to Play with an App

Posted: September 15, 2011 in Uncategorized

Found this site that claims to have an app that will teach you to play. I’ve yet to download it to my iPad to see for myself. It does look interesting however.

rockprodigy.com/

Mixing Business and Pleasure

Posted: September 15, 2011 in Uncategorized

I’m a big Photoshop junkie. In all actuality, I use it practically every day at work as I am a graphic designer. I’m also a life long guitar player. I found this cool little link that mixes the two and thought I would share.

Make a Photorealistic Electric Guitar in Photoshop

My New (old) Tube Tester

Posted: August 10, 2011 in Guitar, Uncategorized

I’ve got a few dozen tubes laying around the house that might work; they might not. I have been looking for a tube tester, a good tube tester, for quite some time now. Ebay has dozens of them but since tube testers are kind of a thing of the past, you have all of these jerkholes listing their testers for a ridiculous amount of money. They add the word “vintage” to it and the price increases to $200. So I decided to shop on Craigslist. I found one in San Jose for $50 and just happened to be back in Salinas. I was about to go get it when I found one listed on the Bakersfield Craigslist. I called up my friend and PayPal’d her some money. I scored. I got me a nice, very vintage, tube tester. Complete with charts and manuals for $50. I have yet to use it. I’m almost afraid to turn it on because its so old. My research has led me to believe that this tube tester was made in the 1930s. I was told it still works and I’m going to go through the manual to make sure I use it correctly. I wouldn’t want to burn it up. I’ll post my results and experiences as they occur.

You can read more about this tester at SupremeInstruments.org.