Solid wood

26
Aug/09
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I don’t now know much about how guitars work, I have no problem admitting this. But I am fairly certain that solid wood is way better than plywood and a humbucker is way better than a single coil.

My trusty Telecaster copy is made of plywood and has two single coil pickups. And it is a Telecaster, so it sucks in three ways already.

On sunday I bought a new guitar off eBay. Solid Alder body, two closed (whatever that means) humbuckers, Les Paul form, sunburst. I love it.

The new guitar

The new guitar

It plays wonderful, it’s heavy (compared to the plywood Tele) and absolutely nothing is written on the headstock. Let’s see how long the headstock will be like this.

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12th grade, here I come!

16
Aug/09
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I’ve had a few Es on my report card this year. Four of them, to be honest. A friend and classmate of mine failed with only three, but I was given the chance to pass by doing a geography test, which was last friday.

I got the geography stuff from another classmate who had a B in geography and within the last few days I worked through it.

Well, what can I say? It worked.

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Hama Mini Speaker

16
Aug/09
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I was on holiday. Not since my last post, but two weeks later. And I realized the post that was scheduled has not been released. Less awesome right now, WordPress. Way less awesome.

Anyway. We went to a city called “Kappeln” (for those of you who are unaware of this: I live in Westerkappeln). It has been a five hour ride from here to there and I did not even have internet access there. However, one day we went to Flensburg, which is a bigger town right at the border to Denmark. We went into a one euro – store and there we found – guess what – speakers. 20 Watt speakers for 1 euro each. We bought two, one for my dad and one for me.

Those speakers are small blocks of 6cm by 6cm by 5cm and they weigh about half a kilogram. I bet even the whateverthatis that makes it so heavy is worth more than one euro.

They work this way: The sound is coming from the bottom of the block – without a membrane. The block forwards the sound to whatever it is standing on, best working is a table. The table starts to vibrate and make the sound it is supposed to. Awesome, eh?

I was bored (as always) and so I opened up blender and I started modeling this speaker:

Hama Mini Speaker

Hama Mini Speaker

It’s as accurate as it can possibly be. That speaker is so small, there is no more room for any fancy details!

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