I have a week off next week.. Which I think I will need, cause 4 or 5 friends decided this is the time for new overdrives/fuzzes..
So I think I will be mostly building:
another Lunar Module or Fuzz Face-ish pedal
OCD (yes, v4.. I tried to advice otherwise, but hey...:D)
Maybe The Depths
And I really, really should get enclosures going. My printer has not been giving me satisfying results printing decals all of a sudden. Cause of that I have been putting it off, but the pile of builds without enclosures is growing.
All pedals I'm satisfied with too :/ Diamond Compressor, Klon, Cream Puff, Russian Muff and the endless list grows longer and longer haha
Afraid my gf has another idea of a week off though.. ;)
well no big plans as such, but I'll be spending some time with my daughter as she's back home from university (In between her flitting about socializing with her friends of course) and I'll probably be experimenting with my hoard of Germanium goodies that arrived from our Bulgarian friend a few weeks back
And I'd like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone for their inspiration, help and encouragement in my first year of building, and to wish you all a very happy, healthy Christmas
Time to box some builds. Since i find boxing the least enjoyable part of this hobby i have a huge amount of pedals needing boxed. On holiday until 10th Jan so hoping to box a few. Also stepkids and famiilies are coming for xmas eve and day so cooking for quite a few. Looking forward to the port challenge tomorrow night. See who can avoid the xmas day hangover.
Well I'm taking a leaf out of Phil's book and learning to layout my own double sided PCBs with board mounted everything. Much like Gavin...I just hate boxing vero. Don't have the patience like most folk here. Plus there's the benefit of making larger circuits 1590B friendly (like some of the Eurorack stuff that I abandoned due to size)
Tried my own SHO layout and it was a disaster haha. Circuit worked fine but the board was too narrow...the jack sockets didn't reach the walls of the enclosure. But I'm getting there anyway
Christmas break usually involves making wood enclosures for some effects in my pile. It's kind of a pain in the ass, but it's an inexpensive way to do it and it allows me to use my woodwork gear.
I'm working on a 5 in 1 sloped enclosure with a 3.5mm jack patch bay for order switching. I expect there will be a wee bit of troubleshooting but there may be a Christmas miracle if/when it fires up right away.
I've got some projects waiting. As most of you guys know I'm going to give the UV paint a go for etching enclosures. Got the fixtures and bulbs on Tuesday, yesterday picked up the wood to make the exposure box, and started cutting and figuring out fitment. Still have to pick up a cheap inkjet and a piece of glass to hold down the artwork. Done s bunch of research and think I've got it figured out, so fingers crossed it works 1st time out.
If it works as planned I've got like 3-4 pedals waiting to be wired up and finished. I'm also planning on building a few new pedals too.
Squirrels, I was planning on going to the clutch show too, but my wife doesn't have off. I'm still debating if I'm going to go solo. Haven't missed a clutch show in the last 2 years, so don't know if I'm going to actual miss this one. They're so good live, never a bad show.
ghost is great live, i've seen them every time they've played the US except 2 shows. i was actually at their first show ever in NYC at the basement of webster hall. none of their other shows have really been as good as that one unfortunately, mostly because what they did you can't really do, and they're were like 50-100 people.
seriously, i never get enough of clutch live. the whole band is so tight, they always sound on point, and neil is like a preacher on stage. he's got one of the best stage presences of any singer now a days, not to mention of all time IMHO. my only complaint is there's like 2 songs i've always wanted to hear them play live, and have yet to.
btw, you hear the last two new albums? both recorded in NJ, east rutherford if i remember correctly, and not one bad song on either. but then again, i feel the same way about all their albums.
Honestly I haven't heard too much of Psychic Warfare. I heard they've been recording in Jersey but wasn't sure where. They're one of the best bands I've seen live. I'm looking forward to seeing them again. Plus the tickets were free.
Clutch is one of the best bands to see live... their live show blows their albums out of the water. I used to live in Baltimore and saw them ~12 times in the span of a few months when they were doing their jam band sets at the local bars and catch them every time they come through Denver now.
Psychic Warfare is a great album all the way through, but I don't like the changes they made to Firebirds between the demo/live and the final recorded version. Kind of took the balls out of the song IMO.
Earth Rocker is pretty great too but I think my #1 is still Beale Street.
Not building any pedals over the holiday but I did get a new TC mini HOF reverb from my bro that I'm going to spend some time dickin around with. I'm not a fan of digital gain pedals but I have no problem with a digital reverb, particularly from TC!
Waiting for 33v charge pump´s parts to squeeze it inside a model T preamp build. I´m also waiting for some water slide decal paper for what´s going to be my first artwork attempt out of permanent pens and stickers...
Merry christmas to all!!!