I'm John. I am an engineer by day and a guitar nerd by night. This is my personal blog. Here you will find mostly guitar and science stuff with a dash of anti-state politics and personal rambling.

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nicbelor:

What do you do when you have 3 phasers? Stack!
© Midnight Amplification Devices 2014

nicbelor:

What do you do when you have 3 phasers?
Stack!

© Midnight Amplification Devices 2014

Stream This Will Destroy You: Another Language on Pitchfork Advance

pedalspedalspedals:

hallsofsummer:

schrodingersdelaypedal:

pritchsylvania:

slow-riot:

Brace yourself everybody, the essential Fall album has arrived

Hell yeah

Can’t listen until class is over :(((((

sounds perfect

I’m nowhere near finished with this yet, but OH MY SHIT THAT SECOND TRACK IS HUGE

Whole release is huge. I’m smitten. VERY strong AOTY contender.

Fuck Yeah Effects Pedals Compilation Vol. 1, by Fuck Yeah Effects Pedals

nativewildlife:

fuckyeaheffectspedals:

Here it is everyone.

The Fuck Yeah Effects Pedals Compilation Vol. 1!!!

This was a lot of work and I’ve never done anything like this, so I had no idea what I was really doing. However, I got the idea and tried to go along with it. Fortunately a lot of really cool bands thought is was cool enough to contribute a song and a neat write up to accompany the track. Please take the time to give this a solid listen and hopefully you find some neat new bands to listen to. 

Here’s the tracklist:

1. HarborLights - We Will Meet Again In Freedom

2. SPACESHIPS - The Devil/Jesus/Me

3. Blasarius Yonder - The Turner

4. Deathdealer. - Execution Sermon

5. gates - Skyline

6. The Tiny Ugly Germs - Nimbostratus

7. KIND KING - Act IV: I’m With You Rockland

8. Verbosa - Conscience vs The Body

9. Ghost House - Life Destruction Seminar

10. Listen, Earth - Antioch

11. Native Wildlife - Science Fiction

12. That with Tusks - Medicine Shield 

Links to the individual bandcamp pages are available on each track and the write ups are in the info section for each track. 

Thanks again guys for being patient and thanks to all of the bands that contributed. This was definitely a test to see what works and I’d love to do more in the future. So keep that in mind. 

You all rule hard as fuck. 

Too many good bands on this!

The writeup, for reference:

For this song we wanted to create a full, layered sound. The tour split was the first time we incorporated baritone guitar into our arrangements, and the results were compelling. Instead of the layers being rhythm guitar, lead guitar, and bass, the layers in much of the song are higher rhythm guitar, lower rhythm guitar, and bass. 

We use clean amps (Sunn Model A, Ampeg V4) so much of our tone comes from pedals. For John’s rhythm tones, the baritone guitar (Schecter Hellcat VI) was run through an MXR 10-band set up as a low shelf and a Blackout Effectors Blunderbuss, which is a great fuzz for low-tuned instruments because it allows the player to tune the bass response. Adam’s rhythms are a Tele Deluxe run though a modded Metal Zone. Nobody knows what the mods are other than Korey ripping random parts out, but it sounds amazing. We A/Bed it with a bunch of other pedals including a Fulltone OCD and a Walrus Audio Mayflower, and it was the best. For leads, Adam used an Ibanez Artcore with an SD Jazz neck and a BKP Nailbomb bridge and ran it through a Caroline Haymaker, Strymon El Capistan, and Eventide Space depending on the part. John also used a Classic Player Jazzmaster, Caroline Kilobyte, and Fulltone Choralflange for some overdubs.

Stream This Will Destroy You: Another Language on Pitchfork Advance

pritchsylvania:

slow-riot:

Brace yourself everybody, the essential Fall album has arrived

Hell yeah

Can’t listen until class is over :(((((

In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.

A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.

This is the inside of a fuzzrocious pedal and it really doesn’t look good. I am not even that experienced, and my worst build in recent months is cleaner than this. Disappointing. (Photo courtesy of Adam Dasilva.)

This is the inside of a fuzzrocious pedal and it really doesn’t look good. I am not even that experienced, and my worst build in recent months is cleaner than this. Disappointing. (Photo courtesy of Adam Dasilva.)

schrodingersdelaypedal:

Every few months I REALLY want to start a Giles Corey style project/band. Just write really sad acoustic songs and then replace it with a wholly textural arrangement. 

Ok I am finally going to start doing this but I don’t know if it will be an ember wreath album or under a different name. Naming projects is hard.

Every few months I REALLY want to start a Giles Corey style project/band. Just write really sad acoustic songs and then replace it with a wholly textural arrangement.