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Graduate level software engineer with a love for guitar, and have played for many years. I never made it big in the music space, but I have lent my "skills" for a couple of studio sessions for some friends. Now instead of concentrating on "making it" I enjoy writing and recording the music that is my passion. I have an abnormal obsession with gear of all kinds, and I have spent a couple of years tweaking what I have until it sounds exactly the way I want it to :D.

I've also built my own amps/pedals/guitars, and heavily modified the stock one's I own. I'm an electrical engineering nerd--although I don't think I could handle it as a profession--I still find the physical properties of guitars/amps/effects fascinating. You can find me on twitter at the address below.

http://www.twitter.com/jduv2683


Jul
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comment Trying to get that tube sound from a gainclone amp
It really depends on what you want to actually do with it. If you reword the question to be a little more pointed I think we could possible give some guidance. It's a bit like asking "Is there any sense in painting my lawnmower pink?" ;)
Jul
2
comment What Does a Compressor Pedal Do?
Good expansion on attack.
Jul
2
comment What can I build into my guitar and use the “tone pots” buttons to adjust?
Good caveat. You can also install volume kits (a resistor + a treble bleed capacitor) to offset the mellowness if you wish. I've done this on several of my axes and I love it.
Jul
2
accepted Recycling guitar strings
Jul
2
comment How can I get that flanger effect from “The Pretender” by Foo Fighters?
It's a phaser :).
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Jul
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comment Where to put guitar Harmonizer in effects chain?
@Hubert Dr. Mayhem nailed it. I've never seen a harmonizer placed in a modulation block on all the boards I've worked on, built, or scoped at a concert for the reasons stated by both Dr. Mayhem and my original post. You're free to put it wherever you want of course--but the nature of the effect lends itself to being placed first as I explain in my answer.
Jul
18
comment What are the advantages of point to point (PTP) wiring?
I prefer eyelet's as well ;). Nothing makes me happier than to get a new pedal in the mail, open it up, and find a nice, tidy build with everything where it makes sense. Thanks for the answer.