Time for an overhaul – Again…
My previous board did not match very well with the new band I started in last november. I had a clear need for an easier way of switching between electric and acoustic pickups and amps. With my previous board, I had to make too… Continue reading
[Article updated October 29, 2017 with some clarifications]
If you, like me, occasionally use a high gain distortion pedal, you know that these are notoriously noisy when the pedal is on and you are not playing. At one point it just got too much for me and I decided to… Continue reading
The list below represents my accumulated experiences with building pedal boards through the last 15-20 years. I do not make any claims that the list is anywhere near complete, but if you follow it, you should not be too far off.
This list also applies to most commercial pedalboards (Pedal Train, Emma Amarhyll, T-Rex Tonetrunk etc.).
In December 2012 I decided my pedal board needed an overhaul. I had also acquired a few new pedals that I wanted to include, and there was not enough room on my old board. So I decided to build a new board. Click on the images to zoom.
NOTE: THESE OPERATIONS ARE PERFORMED AT YOUR OWN RISK. DO NOT perform this operation if you are not 100% sure of what you are doing. I do not take any responsibilities for any damage caused.
My Parker guitar is a Parker Fly Classic from circa 1997. Parker might have changed… Continue reading
I performed a lot of mods on my Strat.
The Strat is a sunburst 1996 American Standard Strat w/rosewood fretboard. Originally it had a white-black-white 3-ply pickguard.
1. I changed the machine heads to staggered Sperzel Locking Tuners
2. The pickups have been changed to Fender Custom Shop Texas Specials… Continue reading
This article describes how I modded my Fender Blues Deluxe amplifier. My amp is a 1996 model (the original). However, this mod will work fine for the later reissues as well.
The background: For many years I have wanted to get my hands on a blackface (or silverface) Fender… Continue reading
Welcome to my page. This page contains misc. guitar related stuff that I have done including descriptions of how I did it. Feel free to browse around!
Please note that I do not take any responsibility for any damage you may cause from following my instructions!