Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Ephemera, miscellany and cosmic debris

Guitar Pickup Theory #7a: addendum on cover shielding — copper mesh

This is an addendum to this  BLOG POST which was about pickup cover noise levels. I got ahold of some 80-wire-per-inch copper screen to test the effect on noise levels vs no-shield and nickel-silver cover.  Mesh has the advantages of lower

Guitar Pickup Theory #7a: addendum on cover shielding — copper mesh

This is an addendum to this  BLOG POST which was about pickup cover noise levels. I got ahold of some 80-wire-per-inch copper screen to test the effect on noise levels vs no-shield and nickel-silver cover.  Mesh has the advantages of lower

Guitar Pickup Theory #8: humbucker-specific coupled inductance peculiarities and more magnet myth-busting

It has been over a year since my last guitar pickup installment, but I am mentally escaping a few projects by taking a break to work on my coil winder, so I thought I would fill in a few gaps

Guitar Pickup Theory #8: humbucker-specific coupled inductance peculiarities and more magnet myth-busting

It has been over a year since my last guitar pickup installment, but I am mentally escaping a few projects by taking a break to work on my coil winder, so I thought I would fill in a few gaps

Help out some friends: buy some music

I did a quickie mix and master this week for a fun project EP that is being released for a good cause.  They are selling it on Bandcamp at dudeistpriests , with the proceeds going Seth Werkheiser’s family — bass player, music

Help out some friends: buy some music

I did a quickie mix and master this week for a fun project EP that is being released for a good cause.  They are selling it on Bandcamp at dudeistpriests , with the proceeds going Seth Werkheiser’s family — bass player, music

Coil winder pt. 3: Tensioner mechanics and woes

Winding instrument pickups presents a few interesting challenges in terms of wire tension. We will step through all these issues, compare them with available technologies, and propose solutions. SECTION A) – THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES OF PICKUP WINDING 1 – wire

Coil winder pt. 3: Tensioner mechanics and woes

Winding instrument pickups presents a few interesting challenges in terms of wire tension. We will step through all these issues, compare them with available technologies, and propose solutions. SECTION A) – THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES OF PICKUP WINDING 1 – wire

Coil winder Part 2: considering servos for traverse

In order to minimize parts count, cost, and complexity while maximizing flexibility, I have settled on a servo for the winder’s traverse mechanism, rather than the traditional stepper or DC motor. It will I weighed the pros and cons, and

Coil winder Part 2: considering servos for traverse

In order to minimize parts count, cost, and complexity while maximizing flexibility, I have settled on a servo for the winder’s traverse mechanism, rather than the traditional stepper or DC motor. It will I weighed the pros and cons, and

Working toward a 3d-printed CNC coil winder

My recent excursions into the world of Arduino and 3D printing has opened up a whole world of possibilities.  Since I am in the process of retooling my workshop and designing a new winder, I thought it would be a

Working toward a 3d-printed CNC coil winder

My recent excursions into the world of Arduino and 3D printing has opened up a whole world of possibilities.  Since I am in the process of retooling my workshop and designing a new winder, I thought it would be a

Using Apple’s built-in audio conversion and diagnostics

Using Apple’s built-in audio conversion and diagnostics Apple has included several useful command-line programs for audio engineers and programers which are, unfortunately, not well documented. Among these are utilities for checking for clipping, gathering general playback information, and format conversion

Using Apple’s built-in audio conversion and diagnostics

Using Apple’s built-in audio conversion and diagnostics Apple has included several useful command-line programs for audio engineers and programers which are, unfortunately, not well documented. Among these are utilities for checking for clipping, gathering general playback information, and format conversion