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.
Friday, December 25, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Greg 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...