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Monday, 06 October 2014 19:09

pedal board 14'

A little update on this year's pedal ... 

Thursday, 30 January 2014 01:35

bass di shootout

I'm fortunate enough to try out some great di box in the past few months.  The classic Avalon U5 and the A-Design Reddi

Monday, 26 August 2013 16:48

My home setup - Fall 2013

welcome to my basement.  this is the space where I write, practice, chill, and do some production works most of the time.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 19:05

My current setup - Summer 13'

Here's an update of my current live setup.  From a singing competition gig I did at the Hershey Centre, Missisauga on July 6, 2013.

Saturday, 22 June 2013 17:10

roland fc-300

ok, i swear, this will be the last of the series.  found a used fc-300 midi foot controller at local music store at an attractive price.

Friday, 14 June 2013 16:34

diy stand for vb-99

one of the limitation about the vb-99 (and vg-99 for guitar) is that it's a desktop unit, and in order to get it sit at somewhere convenience during a gig, some mounting accessories is required.  There are alot of people like me who doesn't want to spend $150+ to get the stock PDS-10 from roland and decide to go with their own DIY  I was prepared to do the same, but ended up things are way more easier than expected.

Thursday, 11 April 2013 20:21

Roland VB-99

Latest craigslist hunt in Apr. 2013.  The current ultimate GK modeling multi-effect processor.  This thing can do alot.

Friday, 03 February 2012 20:44

planet waves - ns mini headstock tuner

pw ns
one of my most recent purchase, and this little toy just made my day.   i've been hearing goods about these little headstock tuners that in these days are getting smaller and more accurate.  personally i was never a fan of such kind of gadget and always always go with a pedal(used to have rack) tuners that mutes your guitar, and use smart phone to tune acoustic instruments, until lately.

Monday, 01 October 2012 20:38


byoc tree's tremelofirst attempt on assembling a stomp box.  and this is absolutely fun.

this is the tremolo kit from b.y.o.c. (build your own clone),

based on ea (electronics austrailia) tremolo.  very mild sounding tremolo, even at extreme setting.  true bypass (w/ 3pdt switch).  works well for both guitar and bass.

built time for a noob like me was around 2 hours, the building guide is very well explained and straight forward.  it's not a very complicated kit, total amount of components are less than 30.  lots of fun building  and very rewarding, especially the pedal works on the first attempt.  i'm not very experienced with soldering iron. 


Monday, 04 March 2013 19:17

bn5 - gk ready

fbass bn5 gk-ready

my first thought of the roland gk pickup kit was just about drilling the extra side jack for the 13pin connector and drilling a tunnel under the hex pickup to the control cavity, something that i could mess around with my dremel tool.  apparently i was totally wrong after talking to mr. george furlanettl, the luthier who makes my bass.  and i'm very glad that i live within the driving distance to the fbass shop.

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