Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The answer to the bad stone
Your stuff looks too good.
One of my biggest pet peeves
Is when people list pedals on eBay with good prices, but then have like a $30 shipping charge.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Damn it. It’s calling meeeeeee.
It’s ridiculous how much this guy can fit inside an enclosure.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Probably the most satisfying setup I’ve ever used. (at Cosmic Jams)
This shot was posted by @nickb_boy This is some collection! Can you spot the RML Clean OverdrivR with a vintage meter? #cleanoverdrivR #pedalporn #guitarfx #pedalboard
Not really a pedal, since there’s nothing to step on. This is a completely passive Varitone-style control designed to extend a guitar’s tonal range without modifying the instrument. It goes first in the effects chain, making it part of the guitar’s resonant circuit (placed after a buffer or used with active pickups, it does nothing — it relies on interacting with the LCR network formed by a passive pickup and controls). The knob is a 5-position rotary switch that selects a capacitance value to place in parallel with the guitar’s output. The 3-way toggle switches between high-range, low-range, or bypassed.
Guitar tone controls are a fixed capacitance in series with a variable resistance. They allow you to control the height of the pickups’ resonant peak. This control allows you to control the frequency of the resonant peak instead. Kind of like an X-axis to the tone control’s Y-axis. It’s pretty much the same as changing your cable length to alter the guitar’s high end, but far less kludgy and with much greater range and precision. You just stick to a reliable, low-capacitance cable of a convenient length, then dial in the peak from there.
I wouldn’t use it with most humbuckers, since it can only lower the resonant frequency, not increase it. But it’s very useful with bright pickups, particularly when trying to match them with different amps to eliminate harshness in the clean sound, or increase clarity/attack in overdrive.
Who makes this?
That is really, really cool.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
I’m hearing some of the best lead tones ever tonight, and they’re coming from an NYC Big Muff through a Peavey Bandit.
I’m having to reassess everything I know about sound tonight.