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Been hearing this #happysad #melody in my head everywhere I go lately. Feels good to finally take the time to figure out how to play it. It took a bit longer than I would have liked or anticipated because it's in a position I'm not used to playing in but I'm glad to nail it down and practice something uncomfortable. πŸ’… Also feels nice to use the #fuzz pedal that I built from scratch on something #pretty and #melodic instead of heavy and dirty for a change. I never expected to like it or use it so much but it's becoming one of my go-to #guitarpedals. 🀘🏻 I'm #superstoked to be traveling to #austin #texas for the very first time tomorrow to attend the wedding of my beloved cousin @pico_degallo91. I intend to return with a bolo tie and maybe even cowboy boots. Oh yeah and eat lots of smoked meats! Also hoping to see my favorite newlyweds @grahamlikesbeer and @alexandrews207 🀠 Gonna miss you #brooklyn but I'll be back soon. #fingerpicking #fingerstyle #guitarsolo #gibsonsg #fuzzpedal #guitar @gibson @wamplerpedals

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Feeling #sick as hell with congested lungs and sinuses, but at least I got to jam on the #doubleneck for a bit before the input jack ultimately failed. I'd try to fix it myself but I'm not really sure how access the electronics in this thing as it's hollow with no removable panels that I'm aware of 😒 #loop #looper #guitar #bass #wampler #fingerpicking #doublethumb #earthquakerdevices #oddtimesignatures

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#justdoit #ivoted #vote #democracy #newyorkcity #brooklyn #greenpoint

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First mod, accomplished. This thing really needed fret markers. #doubleneck #guitar #bass #guitarmods #whiteink #icanseeclearlynow

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Some new #looping #tunage heavily inspired by and written on my #newguitar 🎸 I bought this #japanese #telestar #doubleneck in the hopes of confirming my suspicions that a half-bass/half-guitar doubleneck was indeed the #instrument of my dreams. The results are in and the answer is yes! #sostoked 🀘🏻 Any doubleneck #guitar, especially with a bass neck, regardless of the brand, is an extreme rarity. After calling every guitar shop in NYC to no avail on numerous occasions, I finally realized that there were slim to no chances of me getting my hands on such a πŸ¦„ unless I ponied up the πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’° to buy one. Unfortunately most doublenecks worth their salt are usually ranging from around $2,500 to a modest $15,000 and so when I saw this on @reverb for $500 I jumped at the opportunity immediately. 😎 This mystical creature was only produced in the late #1950s to early #1960s before the company ultimately pivoted to producing telephones. Go figure. So yeah, this #relic is probably older than your #dad. πŸ‘΄πŸ» I'm starting to get a feel for it, it's a whole lot of fun, and she looks #meanashell but it would take a ton of work to get this thing gig ready. Most of all it needs better bridges, followed by better pickups and then better tuners. Also there's no removable back panel to service the potentiometers or switches, and there doesn't appear to be channels routed out in the front beneath the pickguards either, so any work needs to be done in the constraints of the holes that the components occupy unless the entire front of the body is removed. Oh yeah, and it's a #semihollow which is nice on the back. πŸ”¨ More to come from this little beast. #newguitarday #bass #looper #jamman #doubleneckguitar #doubleneckbass #telestar #antique #riffwarsblues

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Do ur duty #ivoted

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#itsbeenawhile since I got to #jam with my #brotherinlaw @alex.marmor but we jumped into it #justlikeoldtimes 🀘🏻 Wrote this #riff for bass the other day and Alex learned and transposed it to a #harmony in like 25 minutes so obviously we played it on #twoguitars. Makes me wish I knew music theory haha. Still got your chops dude! #brotherlylove #shred #harmony #guitar #prog #progrock #riffwars #gibsonlespaulstudio #epiphonelespauljunior #fingerpicking #chickenpickin

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Gettin #fuzzy about it for #fuzzyfriday 🎸 about to start my 5-day #guitarpedal #hackathon πŸ€“ Pretty sure I'm not using the #oscilloscope correctly, but I didn't read the instructions yet πŸ˜› #rtfm #electronics #diyelectronics #hardware #diypedals #fuzz #lovemyswitches @lovemyswitches #madscientist #gibsonsg #orangeamps

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Made a #timelapse of my first legitimate #soldering project a few weeks back. I'd been running all the simple circuits for controlling the power / directional lights / fans on my custom prototyping rig via the breadboard. But I need space on the breadboard for actual prototyping! So, I drew up my very first #schematic, spent quite a bit of time on #cablemanagement, dry-fitted the wires to a blank #pcb, and then made the #circuit permanent! Soldering is very fun when you have a nice iron and sub-1mm gauge solder wire! The backing track is just some simple #looper #improv so its not just #fastforward sounds for a whole minute. #electronics #diypedals #hardware #noob #hackaday

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Super psyched to be playing with my #talkbox for the first time since I moved to #greenpoint. Sorry, I'm very rusty and not that good to begin with! A bunch of friends pitched in to get it for me as a Christmas gift a few years back, but I havent been able to use it since I moved here last October. The talkbox requires sitting between an amp and a cabinet because it's super #oldschool and draws power/signal from your head. Then it plays your guitar signal out a tiny speaker, up through a plastic tube into your mouth, where you filter the waveform by manipulating the shape of your mouth / throat. Then, a microphone picks up the sound coming out of your mouth, and plays that out of a separate speaker, with a small part of the original guitar signal still coming through the amp. Phew! Got all that? Since all I have in my place is a little 15watt @orangeamplifiers combo amp, for a while I thought i was SOL. But thanks to all of my adventures in #electronics, I've become way less nervous about #tinkering. I made a minor #modification to my amp by adding two switching jacks between the amp and the speaker, so I can plug in the talk box when I feel like it, and not have to worry about connecting the output/input jacks to each other when I'm not using it. #hacking #ampmods #talkboxtuesday #wah #gibsonsg #orangeamps #hackaday #funk

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We're teaching our #officedog Walker how to ride a #skateboard. It's going surprisingly well! 🀟🏻 #dogskateboarding #skateboardingdog #defmethod #dogtraining #babysteps

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Been a long, heavy week, but I finally had a few minutes to play with my #circuitry. Breadboarded my very first #fuzzpedal, based on the simple #bazzfuss circuit. 🀘🏻 It's only got one control pot for #volume, and it seems to be picking up #churchradio signals unless the volume is at exactly 9.5/10, and even then you can still faintly hear a scratchy choir unless I'm wailing on it (like in this video). She's not very well made, but I love her because... Well, I made her. 😻 In this video it's using one #redled for some super #squashed #asymmetrical #waveform #clipping, but I'm excited to try out new #diode combinations and see how they sound. πŸš₯ #diyguitarpedals #diyguitarpedal #guitarpedals #fuzz #fuzzpedals #fxpedals #learning #riffwars #gibsonsg #guitar

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Been fallin’ deep down the #electronics #rabbithole these past few weeks. Building myself a #diyguitarpedals / general purpose #prototyping rig. Got an assortment of linear/logarithmic #potentiometers for ease of testing different values effect on circuits/tone. Made some #helpinghands and directional lights with LEDs, alligator clips and LOC-LINE hose. Threw in a de-fuming fan for health, although it’s going to need a 12volt PSU to be effective. Next steps: 1. build a sine wave generator as a constant signal source. 2. Turn the output jack into an audio probe for debugging. 3. Solder all the rig’s switches / circuits onto a compact PCB to declutter the #breadboard so it can be used for prototyping purposes only. 4. Build my first fuzz circuit. Here goes nothin’

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Now no one will call me Jesus for a few months #freshcut #freshshave #selfie #spring

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It's that time of the year again! #humanbbq #pilambbq #pilambbqxl #muttonchops #byebeard

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Really enjoying the #texture of combining #wah + #delay. Here's some noodles with my most cherished piece of #art in the background. #partyfriends #dreamy #ethereal

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Twisting knobs to create some #psychedelic #vibes for #partyfriends transitions. #digitechjamman #holygrail #outerspace

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I did a #speeddrawing of my friend Bryant as a #gnome. #sharpie #portrait sunglasses

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It's a #foggymorning in #greenpoint. Ferry still beats the subway though! #weather #nyc #nycferry #commute