[73] Premiere Guitar magazine (again)

Date: February 20th, 2008 | Comments : [1] | Categories: pedals.

Premiere Guitar magazine

I got a mention again this month in Premiere Guitar


[72] Swirl Paint

Date: February 17th, 2008 | Comments : [2] | Categories: DIY.

AMZ swirl paint job

I discovered that it takes at least some minimal amount of artistic talent to use this method… which makes me feel inadequate. Hopefully I will improve with practice.

I first sprayed the box with a coat of Duplicolor etching primer to give a good foundation for the paint. Let it dry thoroughly.

I did not thin the paint as much as Andy suggested and used the end of a craft stick (like a thin popsicle stick) to push the paint around.

I used hot glue to make the stand on which the pedal parts are resting. One craft stick on edge glued to a second wooden stick flat as a base.

I think a small stiff paint brush might be useful with this technique.


[71] Custom Box Finishing Instructable

Date: February 15th, 2008 | Comments : [4] | Categories: DIY.

Wood grain metal boxes

The boxes shown above were made with a metal buffing technique and finished with transparent aerosol paint. Complete details are available:

Box Finishing Instructable


[70] AMZ Online Store

Date: February 12th, 2008 | Comments : none | Categories: pedals.

Big Muff PiA recent email from Amazon said that most of the links on my site were using an obsolete technique that they will no longer support at the end of the month. I looked at the new specifications and could not find a direct link that suited my use…  it may be available but it’s not worth my time to sift through their info to find it.

So, I’ve moved my large collection of books on effects pedals, amps and guitars to a new section.  Take a minute and have a look around in it:

AMZ Online Store


[69] Premiere Guitar magazine

Date: February 7th, 2008 | Comments : none | Categories: DIY.

Premiere Guitar magazine

The latest issue of Premiere Guitar magazine gave my web site (and me) a very nice mention in one of the columns. Thanks to the authors for the plug and their kind comments. Read it online for free at:

A Short History of DIY Effects



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