Muso Snob Ramblings and Instrument Porn


#41

Knobs on this.


#42

Thanks YT, was pondering possibilities of this earlier.
Much more difficult than I’d imagined, melody carries one.
No-one thinks snaketime easy, then some bastard with a guitar nails it. :slight_smile:

Many thanks to the quiet #burtonac, whosoever you may be.
Splendid. :thumbsup:

His timing is spot on to the oddment, check the others.
They’re good, but less precise with snaketime, ime.

Time for a watchmaker’s thread? :slight_smile:


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#45

Latest gear alert!
New pair of Adam monitors in dedicated studio shock!
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#46

This week I’ve been rekindling my love for fuzz with the help of a Fuzz Face clone bought on that eBay and experimenting with noise in the style of mogwai, swans and my bloody valentine - which fuzz just happens to be perfect for. Fuzz is like vanilla distortion but served up in big syrupy globs of filth and splutter, which I like. Dialled back and immediately you get into Hendrix-ey 60s type sounds. I hadn’t appreciated how versatile it is before, for a pair of clipping transistors.


#47

I have a bunch of germanium transistors, which I was wondering what to do with. They seem quite popular in these kinds of things.


#48

The germanium transistors have the mojo because they were used in the earliest fuzz circuits (like the 60s Fuzz Face). Silicon came afterwards. Don’t chuck ‘em! There’s definitely a market among pedal builders assuming they’re the right type.


#49

Yeah, will hang onto then. Need to some research on them. Let me know if you wasn’t singe to play with.


#50

I’ve been having yet more fun with pretending a bass is an aksherl lead guitar…


#51

Feels like I’ve been booted up the ass. :thumbsup:


#52

" I think like a band."

Those moments when you realise you’ve spent your life playing in the foothills.
The big peaks are in the far distance.


#53

She’s gone down hill since the soft core epics of the 70s!


#54

Probably composed as film music (1924), shortly before the composer died.
Microtonal guitar.


#55

What I like about dividing the octave by more than 12 is the ridiculously silly interval names arrived at. Because everyone knows their tridecimal augmented third from their lesser undecimal neutral second and septimal diatonic semitone. Wot? :thinking:

Also makes for some interesting and unique sounds and instruments.


#56

Couldn’t attempt a technical descriptions of the altered intervals.
But do like some of it to keep the ears alert. :+1:


#57

Sounds like a tuneful Derek Bailey!


#58

And here’s my monthly fiddle… Bit rough round the edges due to lack of time, but it has to meet the Basschat compo compo deadline!


#59

i.e. Not like Derek Bailey. :slight_smile:


#60

This week I’ve stared to learn Konnakol which is way to vocalise rhythm using a series of syllables. The technique comes from South India. This introduction by Florian Bronk is the one I found easiest to understand.

Ta
Taka
Takita
Takadimi
TakaTakita
TakaTakadimi
TakadimiTakita
TakadimiTakajuno
TakadimiTakatakita