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Ok, that’s it. I’m building a tiny tube amp.

April 24, 2008

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Ridiculously overpriced DIY and affordable tiny tube amp, that is. Two reasons: The DRRI is WAY TOO GODDAMNED LOUD at 22ish watts RMS (into an 8ohm Jensen 2×12 cab with Webers), even for just recording in the basement. (Perfect in a power trio club gig, though!) 1950’s era NOS Brimar 6v6s sound fat, grindy, and […]

士無故不徹琴瑟。

April 18, 2008

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…a gentleman does not part with his qin or se without good reason… See the source: Guqin at Wikipedia.org If you read 中文 (as I tragically do not), see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classic_of_Rites I’ve decided to reapproach my guitar; more on this as it develops. Some inspiration: Joe Pass: http://youtube.com/watch?v=lcUhJbkTwDc&feature=related 春風: http://youtube.com/watch?v=xaIkkwIHGj0&feature=related

Ali Farka Touré: Niafunké

November 19, 2007

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I still say this is one of the best albums of the last ten years. Eternal thanks to Riva, who introduced it to me. NOBODY plays guitar like this guy did…and he was so unbelievably good, man, he made a Roland Jazz Chorus sound good. There are about four people on the planet who can […]