Tuesday, January 19, 2016

New Pedal Paint Jobs

 Finally got some paint on the Harmonic Fucker (aka Harmonic Percolator Clone).  I made it a nod to Big Black's "Songs About Fucking".  It sounds as nasty as ever.  I also managed to find a use for some low output germanium Russian transistors (MP37).  I made a hybrid silicon/germanium fuzz face, with a switching option for full germanium or half.  Basically a high gain output, and low gain.  I call it "the Hige Fuzz".  Hige meaning "facial hair" in Japanese.  I think it turned out nicely.  I made a few for some friends as Christmas presents.  I've got an order to make one for sale soon as well.  You can check out how it sounds with my crappy demo video below.I'm hoping to finish up a large much-option auto-wah.  With attack-wah, auto-wah, and cocked-wah options.  We'll see.  On paper it seems like a good idea. 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

2016 and Shows Coming up.

Man 2016 has been a bummer so far.  First Lemmy then Bowie.  Hard to sum up the impact those guys have had on me and millions of others.  We're going to try to put together some sort of musical tribute to Motorhead at our(Godzilla Snacks) next show (Jan30th @Marcus).  Inoue from Folk Enough has put together another festival April 29th at Utero.  Probably about 17 bands in 12 hours, just like the last one.  We had a blast at the last one.  

Hopefully the band will have a second CD done, and I'll finish a solo CD finally in 2016.  We'll see.  It's probably going to be a busy year.