Month: April 2018

More Pedalboard mods

‪ No tweaks to my tone or pedals today; this mod was purely to make me smile. #diypedalboard The LEDs add a little bit of noise to the signal chain; but it’s barely noticeable when playing at volume, and certainly not noticeable in a rock setting.

Student bass build

Poor me. A student built this fretless…..he asked me to take it, play it this week, and give him feedback. I hate playing and evaluating prototypes, bass builds, and new gear. It’s the worst. *laughing* Thank you for trusting me with your bass Andy. It will be a fun week. The other students are checking Read More …

Pedal board rebuild

This seems to happen every 6 months…the pedalboard undergoes another evolutionary step. Or an experiment happens. Either way, it’s a good thing, ultimately. I’m sure this board will go on a diet (which we all know…those never last..LOL), or perhaps I’ll endeavor to put together a pair of travel boards at some point. Before: After: Read More …

Progress on the Steampunk Bass Build

Last summer, I left this bass off with new parts. I managed to concoct a coat of paint that was a blend of copper and bronze, so it would simulate aged copper. However, I didn’t really know how to get other aspects of the look I wanted. Like the reflective surface of copper and the Read More …