Saturday, November 19, 2011

Shellacing tweed

I'm building a clone of a 5e5a pro right now for an old friend who has gone on to bigger and better things .
I was working tonight and realized that my tweed finishing process has evolved fairly radically over the years and it is now almost a science. The process is too long and convoluted to type out and probably takes more time than it should to remain financially feasible but, it's something i enjoy and money's not everything, right ? :)
I'll be posting pictures of each coat as i go along so you can sort of see how it works.
coat 1 :

coat 2:

coats 3 and 4 :

and then here we are at our final color:

This took upwards of 7 coats (with inbetween steel wool treatment)But the results were fantastic and the new owner is overjoyed with his new amp.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Flowery compressor for sale

Like compression,flowers and hand picked components? Well, have i got the pedal for you.....

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Time Flies.

Things have been weird since the last and sanity comes and goes in spurts but, there are a couple of new things on the breadboard and a few amp things on the bench that I'll post about in the near future.
The pedal being constructed right now is for a super nice guy that wanted a bit of a warmth with some hair around the edges for his bass.I've got the circuit worked out and the board soldered up and as soon as i can get some time on the drill press it will be getting wired up and sent to its' new home.
I figured a little zombie love was way over due..

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

what do you do when someone needs a utilitarian pedal to solve a specific problem?

You give it a quirky name, paintjob and call it something silly and hope they love it.
I present to you the a/bee switch...