I really like that the Mexican Strat maintains such modest prestige, yet it’s my favorite guitar to play at the moment. Over the weekend, I did my first modification(s) to it. Keeping the upgrades modest for the most part, this is what I installed: Continue reading First Upgrades
If you follow my blog…who are you? Anyway, what I was saying is…if you follow my blog, you know that I’ve owned this pedal before in the original mint green. I was really excited to try it out. But long story short, it didn’t really do it for me. I sold it. (I’ll go into some detail about how it sounded to me below) Continue reading Walrus Audio Voyager (Pink Edition)
TC Electronic Polytune
Guitarsystems Fuzz Tool Jr.
Walrus Audio Deep Six
MXR Micro Amp
So I spent the better part of this past Saturday swapping all the parts of my bike back to my old Kilo TT frame. The difference of the geometry between the white frame and this one is slight, but I like this one a bit more. It’s getting warmer and I can’t wait to ride again.
Following my new-found appreciation for compression placed post-dirt, I decided to redo my mini rig. I also swapped out the TU-2 for the Polytune I had sitting around. To my surprise/delight, the rearrangement even allowed me to cram in one more pedal (added Hall of Fame reverb). For some funny reason Jesus’ miracle of the feeding of the 5000 came to mind…
Here’s the signal chain:
TC Electronic Polytune
MXR Analog Chorus
Boss DD-5 (w/ Monte Allums mod)
TC Electronic Hall of Fame
Here’s my new compressor pedal. I really like it. Previously, I had a Boss CS-2 on the board, which is regarded by most as a pretty great compressor. I agree. Before that, I had a MXR DynaComp. I even had it modified by JHS. But it just wasn’t doing what I wanted. As great as the CS-2 was, I was really intrigued by the idea of having a blend knob on a compressor, which the Deep Six has. So I’ve finally gotten my hands on one for a good price. Continue reading Walrus Audio Deep Six (Compressor)
Not sure when it all started, but some time this year I started to be really drawn to the sound of fuzz. I’ve spent a good many years tinkering around with overdrive and distortion boxes and have pretty much made up my mind about what it is that I like. I always thought fuzz just wasn’t for me…that it was merely an extension of the “overdriven sound” spectrum that only resided on the crazy end of things. Then I came across this video and listened to Sam Vilo noodle around very expressively on nothing but a fuzz pedal. It didn’t blow my mind to pieces, but it opened up my ears to what a fuzz pedal was capable of achieving. And as time progressed I slowly started to be able to distinguish what was fuzz and what was overdrive/distortion from my own music library. It was kind of a neat realization. Continue reading Fuzz – GuitarSystems Fuzztool Junior