Friday, December 25, 2009

Ho! Ho! Ho! A Christmas Fuzz Face

 Ho! Ho! Ho! Check out this Holiday Fuzz Face that Greg just built! This was a request from a customer, Mitch, who wanted a custom-built boutique germanium Fuzz Face made into a standard Dunlop housing. Greg etched a new board from scratch, and added (at Mitch's request) an external bias knob, on/off switch on the Fuzz pot, and (in the spirit of the season) a green LED to go with that red housing.
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Happy Holidays from the FMO Gear Shop!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

In Memorium: our best pair of wire cutters...

broken wire cuttersGreg informed me recently that our best pair of wire cutters are no longer able to be of service. This great, old-school hand-tool cut miles and miles of wire in its long tour of duty. I'm not sure where they came from, but they're definitely old. I remember them hanging on the tool rack in the basement of the house where I grew up, and they subsequently ended up in my possession. I've used them for cutting guitar strings since I was a teenager, and they were the only ones I ever used when I began my forays into electronics experimentation. I've looked for other wire cutters over the past few years to keep as a backup, but none were quite the same. They definitely don't make 'em like they used to. So long, little buddy...