Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Acoustics of Archtops

While often used as electric guitars today, the original intent behind designing the archtop guitar was superior acoustic performance. Around the turn of the 20th century archtops were being built because guitarists needed something that would be loud and punchy enough to cut through large ensembles without any kind of amplification. In this spirit, many of today‚Äôs top archtop luthiers are building guitars with astounding acoustic properties–and today I had the good fortune of being able to compare a few of the best. Continue reading

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The Wide World of Moogerfooger

I own the MF-101 Low Pass Filter. After the educational session on connectivity of multiple moogerfooger pedals, I am obsessed with saving up for another. The Ring Mod will be my next pedal of choice. I’ve been getting deep into funk and a variety of rock styles lately, and want to employ moogerfoogers for these styles and more. The ability to connect the CV inputs between pedals to use each others functionality is amazing! These pedals alone produce pure analog tone, in combination; they open up a new world of tweakability that is down-right fun to explore! No other analog effects have this type of connectivity. Continue reading

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