The pedal board is bordering on finished! Since I last updated you on the status of it, it has been painted, and velcroed. BOOSH!! Eat your heart out Bob Vila, you bearded… carpenter… guy, you! Sadly, I had to settle for velco strips that were smaller than the width of the boards. But no matter, as long as the pedals adhere to it, that’s all that matters. I also tried out one of those 1-Spot daisy-chain power supplies. In regards to that, I can say this: if you have anything more than 3-4 pedals (which I do), save your money. Those things are horrifically noisy!
I have also swapped out the unweildy (screw you WordPress, it is spelled correctly) MXR flanger unit for a DOD FX-75B which aside from not requiring a dedicated plug and being far more compact in size, also has the wonderful distinction of having an optional stereo output. Think of the sonic possibilities – I can flange in stereo! Before the completion of the board I still intend to get my hands on an EQ pedal, a reverb pedal, and a tuner. Being a low-budget kinda guy, I will likely keep my eye on the used market for these. I mean, let’s face it – most guitar pedals are built like tanks anyway! Oh, and screw boutique pedals. I have yet to hear one that sounds like it is worth the absurdly high prices that boutique pedal manufacturers want for it.
But let’s get to why you are really here. You like my music (or at least think it is strange enough to be worth your interest). And as such, you want more of it. And you want to be given the opportunity to get one of my CDs (or a couple of my CDs) before everybody else, right? Of course I’m right. I mean, you’re obviously not here for your health.
<<< Last week, I promised that I would be giving you puzzle pieces to help decipher the track list from the upcoming album. The puzzle pieces are now dropping like bombs! There are 19 puzzle pieces in total (yeah I know it’s a weird number, what did you expect from a weirdo like me?!) and I highly doubt the album is going to take me another 19 weeks to finish mixing and mastering, so I will likely be releasing one or more puzzle pieces each week until I have the physical copies in my caffeinated little fingers.
Remember the clues I have given you so far: 10 tracks in total, and 6 of the 10 tracks are done and have been identified in previous blog posts.