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Strymon El Capistan Overlay is Done

Previously I did an overlay for the Strymon Deco, because it's hard to remember how to use it without a manual. The El Capistan has a similar problem. It's kind of worse in that based on the tape head option you select, the mode does something different. I suppose some people could memorize all this, but I'm not those people. The one I did is green. I had to do a solid color because there's no...

The Exhaustive List of Good Applications for Pickup Rings

Hollow body guitars. That's all folks! I can't tell you how many times I've looked at a guitar that was gorgeous, EXCEPT, they drilled 8 (or more!) pointless holes into the top just for the sake of some cheap piece of plastic that makes mounting pickups 5% easier. Builders that charge you THOUSANDS of dollars for "10 tops" or "Private Stock" or whatever other name they are throwing out these...

Strymon Deco Secondary Functions: Making Them Easier to Remember

update: if you want me to print one of these and send it to you, they are available here: https://reverb.com/item/51025191-overlay-sticker-for-strymon-deco?utm_source=rev-ios-app&utm_medium=ios-share&utm_campaign=listing&utm_content=51025191 The Strymon Deco is one of my favorite pedals that anyone has ever made. The Tape Saturation side makes a lovely warm boost and overdrive. The...

Green Meanie!

If you're remotely cool, you have no idea what the Green Meanie is. If you're a super guitar dork, you know exactly what it is. Should you be unfamiliar, the best encapsulation can be found here: https://d2emr0qhzqfj88.cloudfront.net/s3fs-public/2020-11/TheBirthOfTheGreenMeanie.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1tp29cgIr_LwpQ88arDvtoLmc9xqhu4xoJRRc8RusQzjQ4YYZwl5huuQg It's a guitar everyone has a slightly...

Trying to Make My Perfect Guitar

My favorite guitar for over 20 years has been my Tom Anderson Classic. I got it from a friend who really should never have sold it. It's been through a lot with me and has been tweaked and whatnot to fit whatever whims I've had along the way. But the essence of it, as a super well built strat that plays like a video game on "easy" mode has remained. It's not perfect, however. I've painted it a...

What’s With the Pedalboard These Days?

It's been a minute, so I may as well share what's going on at the moment. Everything below is in order of signal path. Arrows on the photo help make sense of which way it's moving. Basically a backwards "Z". Click to see this larger Snark Tuner. It tunes. It's fine.JHS Pulp N Peel. V4 I believe. I don't know why I wanted V4. It has a bunch of features I don't care about. But it's a really nice...

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Strymon El Capistan Overlay is Done

Previously I did an overlay for the Strymon Deco, because it's hard to remember how to use it without a manual. The El Capistan has a similar problem. It's kind of worse in that based on the tape head option you select, the mode does something different. I suppose...

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Strymon El Capistan Overlay is Done

Previously I did an overlay for the Strymon Deco, because it's hard to remember how to use it without a manual. The El Capistan has a similar problem. It's kind of worse in that based on the tape head option you select, the mode does something different. I suppose...

read more

Strymon El Capistan Overlay is Done

Previously I did an overlay for the Strymon Deco, because it's hard to remember how to use it without a manual. The El Capistan has a similar problem. It's kind of worse in that based on the tape head option you select, the mode does something different. I suppose...

read more