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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is the catch-all name for all of my future pedal builds and whatever else I come up with. I’m going to make it all formal soon but first I have to go place a giant order at Mammoth Electronics. 

theoutlawalbum asked
Hey man, I would be really into trying that fuzzy reverb if you're taking orders. Always down to support cool people doing cool things. Just let me know!

That means a lot! I’m just in the concept/schematic drawing stage (I have like 4-5 different candidates for a distortion circuit on the reverb, not to mention I have to learn how to work with a DSP brick) but I will definitely keep everyone posted. I’m making a dedicated blogspot page for pedal stuff that I’m going to launch in the next month or two. 

atomiumamps:

Not really a pedal, since there’s nothing to step on. This is a completely passive Varitone-style control designed to extend a guitar’s tonal range without modifying the instrument. It goes first in the effects chain, making it part of the guitar’s resonant circuit (placed after a buffer or used with active pickups, it does nothing — it relies on interacting with the LCR network formed by a passive pickup and controls). The knob is a 5-position rotary switch that selects a capacitance value to place in parallel with the guitar’s output. The 3-way toggle switches between high-range, low-range, or bypassed.
Guitar tone controls are a fixed capacitance in series with a variable resistance. They allow you to control the height of the pickups’ resonant peak. This control allows you to control the frequency of the resonant peak instead. Kind of like an X-axis to the tone control’s Y-axis. It’s pretty much the same as changing your cable length to alter the guitar’s high end, but far less kludgy and with much greater range and precision. You just stick to a reliable, low-capacitance cable of a convenient length, then dial in the peak from there.
I wouldn’t use it with most humbuckers, since it can only lower the resonant frequency, not increase it. But it’s very useful with bright pickups, particularly when trying to match them with different amps to eliminate harshness in the clean sound, or increase clarity/attack in overdrive.

atomiumamps:

Not really a pedal, since there’s nothing to step on. This is a completely passive Varitone-style control designed to extend a guitar’s tonal range without modifying the instrument. It goes first in the effects chain, making it part of the guitar’s resonant circuit (placed after a buffer or used with active pickups, it does nothing — it relies on interacting with the LCR network formed by a passive pickup and controls). The knob is a 5-position rotary switch that selects a capacitance value to place in parallel with the guitar’s output. The 3-way toggle switches between high-range, low-range, or bypassed.

Guitar tone controls are a fixed capacitance in series with a variable resistance. They allow you to control the height of the pickups’ resonant peak. This control allows you to control the frequency of the resonant peak instead. Kind of like an X-axis to the tone control’s Y-axis. It’s pretty much the same as changing your cable length to alter the guitar’s high end, but far less kludgy and with much greater range and precision. You just stick to a reliable, low-capacitance cable of a convenient length, then dial in the peak from there.

I wouldn’t use it with most humbuckers, since it can only lower the resonant frequency, not increase it. But it’s very useful with bright pickups, particularly when trying to match them with different amps to eliminate harshness in the clean sound, or increase clarity/attack in overdrive.

Hear The First Song From Sleep In 20 Years

abloodymess:

oldtobegin:

all problems solved

I couldn’t help but notice the Sinsemillian reference in this new song. Is “The Clarity” a lyrical follow-up to Dopesmoker?

"The Clarity" is a lyrical follow-up to a lifetime of marijuana enjoyment.

Moist excelanto. Any prospective projects of particular interest?

I have a concept for a really clear-sounding overdrive and then my take on fuzzy/distorted reverb. We’ll see where it goes though!

Ok, I’m making this pedal thing more legit. I have way more interested/supportive friends than I thought. 

Aviator Premiere 'Head Noise' via The A.V. Club

michaelalfredrusso:

nosleeprecords:

Aviator have premiered their new track ‘Head Noise’ via The A.V. Club, you can check out the song here.

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Aviator’s new album Head in the Clouds, Hands in the Dirt will be available August 19th. Pre-order a copy now here.

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Aviator will be heading out in August on a record…

Another jam from our upcoming LP. This one was real fun to write. Check it out!

phurlz:

This is my favorite scene of Bob’s Burgers ever.

(Source: spattergroit101)

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boobslyn:

you are everything i want cause you are everything i’m not 

(Source: calm--reposed)