Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Deluxe Mini Fuzz Face

Small version of the Fuzz Face with Jimi/Mayer mods.  Has Volume and Fuzz controls, plus input bias control (front chicken head knob) which lets you clean the fuzz up and helps to get the fuzz working ok with a wah wah pedal.  AC-128 Germanium transistors used.  Recording made with my 1960's Audition electric guitar, listen here.

Friday, May 23, 2008

1 knob Hing Hon EK-001 'Vortex'

Minimal 1 knob version of the 'Vortex' Hing Hon EK-001 modification.  Once again a totally different layout to the innards of this version of the classic analog square wave synth, only one control needed to take this toy keyboard into a very dark place!  Audio here.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

1960's Kay 'SG' Bass

My trusty Kay short scale bass!

4 knob GE Bass Fuzz Face

Fuzz Face with input and output capacitors optimised for Bass (sounds great with guitar as well), plus input and output bias controls giving more control over the sound of the fuzz.  Overall volume and fuzz control as well.  So from left to right = Volume, input bias, output bias, and Fuzz.  Features AC-128 Germanium transistors.  Bass soundclip here.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Interesting Ebay 2

Interesting version of the Speak and Read on Ebay. Haven't seen one with a custom keyboard before!


Going to see Seeland at the Hare and Hounds tonight.  They are a good band from Birmingham featuring Tim and Billy (ex Broadcast and Plone).  Also Neil the bassist from Windscale has now started playing for them!

Stuarts Tonebender MK2

Stuart sent me some pics of the Tonebender mk2 I made for him in action.  Stuart says "i am plugging my guitar directly into the fuzz pedal then into my trusty Vox Wah pedal...i havnt stopped playing this combo since i got the tone bender it sounds so great."

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Colorsound Wah Fuzz Straight

Had this in to check over, a very nice Colorsound Wah Fuzz straight.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Ampeg Scrambler

Just finished this clone of the legendary and very rare Ampeg Scrambler. A very distinctive fuzz sound with octave up capability plus ring modulation, and very responsive to playing dynamics. Features Balance (mix wet and dry signal) and Texture (different shades of fuzz) controls.  Guitar soundclip here, and Bass soundclip here.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Interesting Ebay 1

Saw these 4 pedals on Ebay from HH.  Clockwork Concubine is such a great name for a pedal!

Monday, May 5, 2008

echo switch box

Simple switching box for live use with my echopet, enabling the echo and spring reverb to be switched on and off at will just like using a guitar pedal.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Windscale live this friday 9th May

Windscale are playing live this Friday for the 444 club at the Rainbow in Digbeth, Birmingham. We will be set up at the side of the stage and are playing at the start AND between all the bands as well.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

1 Knob Fuzz for The Mummies

Custom 1 Knob Fuzz order for Trent from The Mummies.  Should fit in well with their surf/garage music! Soundclip here.