april one

I finally got around to putting the SD antiquity IIs in the Jag. To be honest I don’t hear a lot of difference. Of course I haven’t been in a hi-gain, hi amplification situation yet – those times when the CIJ pickups would squeal.
I forgot to age the pickup covers. Rather than putting them in coffee, I was going to smear vegemite on them and see how that went down.
Went back to round-wounds as well. The flat wounds lasted a good six months. Most people would probably change them before then but I’m a bit peculiar with string habits. Nevertheless, they were getting pretty dull and feeling too unweildy.
The round wounds feel rather thin in comparison.

My gear isn’t on the move regularly these days, so no need for the pedal box. And I’m a lazy, lazy man — keeping them on the floor makes the knobs too hard to reach.
A little bit of everything in there; boss, maxon, EH, dunlop, proco, 1 bootick, 1 double-evil dano, and more boss.

aural melange

I’m listening to People Like Us’ Do or DIY — always a good thing, and the g/f is in the next room there with the stereo and she’s talkin chinese – practicing a speech presentation to be given in a couple of days. She’s doing the laughing bits where necessary – the whole shezam.  All sounds rather queer.

I don’t know if it’s apparent but my material obssesions in the last 6 months have been entirely guitar and guitar paraphernalia related. There once was a time when I was computer-obsessed. It’s strange to think about that now. I got this here mac book pro in March and it seems like the end point. I don’t think there’s a more usable computer instrument out there.

Here is my pedal box. I just got it on saturday. Special Agent Cooper used to say something like give yourself a little present each day. I finished study, so this was my present to myself.

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Configuration will undoubtedly change in the coming months, but the starting line up is — tuna for life, vox wah-wah v847a, marshall Guv, biyang tremolo, nano small stone, whizzer modified russian big muff pi, boss digital delay 7.

In the coming future I will review said pedals in that special way that I do shit.