Author Archive | erik

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

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 […]

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Rickenbacker Refinishing part 2

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Rickenbacker Refinishing

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Rickenbacker Refinishing  This is how the Rickenbacker looks after sanding off the poly. It is down to bare wood. This was much faster to sand than the Tele due to the fact that the Rick doesn’t have any pore/grain filler. I did not sand down […]

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Rickenbacker Before refinishing

Rickenbacker Refinishing part 1

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

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Rickenbacker RefinishingYet 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 […]

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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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