Schematic of Ampeg B-15na B-12na

Ampeg B-15na schematic B-12na portaflex

 Ampeg B-15na Schematic B-12na While borrowing a friends Ampeg B-15 portaflex, it started to cut out and the output tubes (6L6’s) had the lovely blue arc. It’s time to fix her up. I have my suspicions on what is wrong with her, but that is another post. Anyways I take her apart and low and […]

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MP-1 sound samples

Here are some sound samples of the MP-1.  Recorded with a Telecaster with a 60 something Ampeg Fliptop. Shure SM7 in the grill and a Beyer M500 about 2.5 feet away. MP-1 Slight remix <- sounds better MP-1 Get the MP-1 now for $147 at the pre-order pricing!

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Rickenbacker Refinishing Final

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Rickenbacker Refinishing

And it’s finished. (Pun intended) After 2 coats of oil/wax and a light buffing,  it’s all put together. It’s a 100% improvement, god damn I hate thick poly finishes.  Why not just make the body out of plastic resin with a faux wood grain decal underneath? Seriously pics don’t do this bass justice. Marc is […]

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Rickenbacker Before refinishing

Rickenbacker Refinishing part 1

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Rickenbacker Refinishing

Yet another refinishing project. So my friend Marc at Bassline-shift has a 1990’s Rickenbacker bass with a terrible divot (for a lack of a better word) on the neck. There was a section on the neck where there was no poly finish. It affected the playability.  This is how it came from the factory! Really? […]

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Long time no post

It’s been awhile since my last post. I’ve been busy with sucking solder fumes. I should have my first product released in the beginning of Oct.   I will also be posting another refinishing project, this time a Rickenbacker bass.   Stay tuned!  

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An Incidental Kill artwork

League of Virgins EP Artwork

Joe found and scanned the artwork of our EP – An Incidental Kill. The audio can be found here: League of Virgins EP The artwork was done by Marc Ludena. You can reach Marc on twitter @basest or his website Bassline Shift (I stitched the images together but didn’t do a wonderful job.)

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Heavenly Music Eff the Tea Party

So this song has been brewing since about 1990 when I found/stole a cassette tape of this minister preaching against homosexuals. The tape is from 1984/5. The tape contains an almost humorous (if it weren’t so typical of the times) misinformational speech. I worked on this song during the beginning of the Bush the second […]

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