A couple of years ago I bought myself a Songbirdfx Birdcord, a little device that converts a 5v signal from a powerbank battery, like one you might charge your phone with, into 9v so you can power effects pedals with it.
I left it, and the 10000mah powerbank I bought elsewhere, in storage for...
Believe it or not, there was a hit song about problems getting groceries and other domestic upheavals.
From way back in 1967, this one will make you laugh, wince or relate, but well worth a watch/listen.
I'm planning to jump into modeller world in a few months.
For the last few years I've been happy enough recording at home on my iMac with an IK Multimedia iRig HD interface.
My question: is the iRig HD gonna work with the Iridium, or am I going to need a non guitar specific interface like a...
Firstly, please excuse Rod's rear-end proximity to the camera at the start of the following clip.
Keith Richards guested for at least one gig with The Faces in late 1974, prior to Woody joining The Stones.
Was it one gig only? A few gigs? A tour? Does anyone know, or is there further info on...
At the start of the year I decided to make my more portable B-rig (honestly, life is too short to not have a B-rig) really portable and remove the power supply.
I now power the 7 pedals from a rechargeable powerbank via a Songbirdfx Birdcord 5v-9v upconverter.
I'm loving how quiet and...
A few weeks ago I acquired a rather lovely Bacchus BFV-K Classic Series from 2012.
I needed to adjust a few things to really dial it in, and one of the first things I did was contact Mick Brierley to make some new pickups for it.
The stock pickups were ok, but I sensed there was a lot more...
Just got myself a lovely 2012 Bacchus BFV Korina '58-style Flying V.
It did come with a case, but like many cases, not much room for a strap in there.
The case it came with is flat-ended like the Stagg or ProRockGear ones on Ebay, and the 'block' that goes between the V's fins inside the case...
I bought a lovely 1980 Tokai Reborn Old LP-type six and a half years ago, that has been my main instrument ever since.
I knew when I bought it that it had had a recent headstock repair. This has never bothered me, and the guitar's tuning has been very stable.
Recently, however, I have noticed...
Occasionally you hear a song and the writer basically telegraphs that they couldn't think of anything to say, so they'll say anything to fill the space;
Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) wrote "Why do I find it hard to write the next line?" (True).
Bernie Taupin wrote "Well a few of the verses, well...
I'm amazed nobody seems to have mentioned this - released last Friday.
A remaster. A remix. A 5:1 mix. Bonus tracks.
I only found out about this a few days ago, eagerly...
I'm always on the lookout for ways to get utmost clarity from the neck pickup in my Les Paul.
One thing I did recently was to swap out the 500k volume pot in neck position with a 1meg. The difference is nice, but subtle.
I do, however, seem to be getting a quiet but noticeable high-pitched...
About a year ago I bought a nice Faber ABR-1 bridge for my 1980 Tokai Reborn Old LP-type guitar to replace the slightly bowed original.
I needed to turn one of the saddles around to intonate the guitar, but in the process lost the tiny retaining clip. Oh well, string pressure keeps the saddle...
Over the years there seem to have been mentions of a 'split cathode' mod for these amps.
Here's one: https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?posts/5981852/
A bit thinner on the ground is anyone actually having done it and reporting back.
So here I am, asking on behalf of anyone curious...
I luvs me little Marshall. Little powerhouse, full of tone, so good.
I've been carrying it around in a duffel bag/overnight bag, but I'd like something a bit more form-fitting and protective. I'm not a fan of the tea-cosy style covers, I'd rather have something to put the amp inside than...
I've owned a few Ibanezes (Ibanezii?) in my time, LP copies, Rocket Roll Sr's, Destroyers, even a Roadstar II at one stage.
With the exception of the earliest LP copy, the necks on the Gibson-ish designs were perhaps the best of anything I've owned. Apparently the template was copied from a...
Hi, we're oceandeep. We've been working on this one for awhile, Kristel (vocalist) shot and edited it, I'm working the promotion side of things and trying to get us airplay.
You can find out more about us at www.oceandeep.com.au or http://about.me/oceandeep
Thanks for watching!
So, my heavily modified early 00's (or before) Vox Wah has finally stopped quacking.
One of the two mounting pins has fallen off the inductor, and no amount of soldering is going to reattach it.
I replaced the original black inductor years ago with a red Fasel, then replaced that with a...
I love the YES albums from the 1970s, CTTE, Relayer, GFTO, Yessongs, even TFTO has two transcendent sides to it in my book. And Drama has some spectacular moments.
Not so much a fan of Tormato, but would love to hear a thorough remix to warm things up.
Maybe it's just my ears, but it seems...
Here's the first song released from my songwriting project 'oceandeep'.
iTunes will be available shortly, or you can get the song from Bandcamp:
a song by OCEANDEEP
I've been using Lava ELC cables for my rig for the last few years, and I do love em, but they aren't the most flexible cables in the world. They're always curling in different directions and won't lay flat on the floor.
Maybe I'm expecting too much - are there cables that sound good, are...
The latest iteration of my board:
As you can see, I changed the knobs on a couple of pedals; my diminishing eyesight means I can't read the writing on my pedals during a gig, so a black knob means VOLUME and a contrasting knob is the key effect parameter I'm likely to want to change...
I'm running a Bogner International Series Mojado amp, 15 or 18 watts, and always wrestling with the sweet spot volume-wise. Gigs are fine, but in the rehearsal room, it's either too loud or not enough headroom when I turn it down.
I know the Celestion G12H30 speaker is very efficient, what...