Category Archives: toys

Pedalboard as of 06/17/15

This is the latest version of my pedalboard.  The newest addition, my Sho ‘Nuff boost in the bottom right corner.


Here’s a closer shot of my drive section. Below is the complete signal path. Continue reading Pedalboard as of 06/17/15

Walrus Audio Deep Six (Compressor)

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)

My Mini Board

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I know I mentioned that I’d be featuring my new pedalboard in upcoming entires…this is not it.

At some point I realized that my days of acquiring effects resulted in a small stash of pedals that I didn’t use. So I wondered if I’d be able to make a complete and usable mini effects rig out of them. This is what came about from that curiosity. It’s mounted on a Pedaltrain Mini, and is pretty much really all I need to facilitate my style of playing. What it lacks, you’ll see when I feature my full board. Video demo coming soon, hopefully.

What I like about a stripped down set-up is that it sorta forces you to make do with less. This mini board is made up of exactly half the number of pedals of my full rig. Granted, the effects on this mini board are pretty much the ones I have on most of the time when I’m using my full board, I think the novelty of this smaller set-up still being able to pack quite a punch makes this configuration appealing.

Here’s the signal chain:
Morley Maverick
Boss TU-2
MXR Analog Chorus
Lovepedal Amp11
Boss OD-3
Boss DD-5 (w/ Monte Allums mod)

UPDATE: demo below

New Zune?

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so it seems like this is Microsoft’s next offering for their Zune players (confirmed by a small handful of reliable sources). honestly, i think it looks pretty nice. no word on specs yet, but from the looks of it, it’s gotta be a touch-screen device. and the skinny thing that looks like a button might be similar to the ipod touch/iphone’s home button.

i have the first-gen zune and i actually think it’s still a nice solid music player with a very nice UI. i wonder what this new Zune can do…

Micro Heli’s

man has been fascinated by flight for as long as history can tell.
i am a man.

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if you’re into R/C’s and helicopters, you gotta get yourself one of these bad boys. just search ebay for “syma s010” and you’ll find the one i have in the picture. 30 bucks a pop! this is the best one in the $30 range. lots of fun but at the same time very therapeutic.