Modding A Single Coil-Tap Guitar to A Dual Coil-Tap (Step-by-Step Video)

Dedicated Page: Here Cost of Mod: $17 Replacement Parts: 2x Bourns 500k 10% accuracy potentiometer with DPDT switch (logarithmic/audio taper) A step-by-step video showing how to change any single tone control (guitar) with a push/pull (coil-tap), into a dual volume push/pull (2x coil-taps). This allows for greater tonal flexibility, giving 8 pickup selection options vs. […]

The Mullard/Philips MiniWatt Brand of Mustard Caps! (Very Rare) Datasheets Given

  I want to introduce the latest release of vintage parts from Hallman Labs, the ultra-rare MiniWatt Mullard/Philips Mustard capacitor. I’ve never before seen these capacitors prior to my acquisition of a large lot of Mullard/Philips capacitors, both NOS and used.  When I began to sort through this pristine lot of capacitors, my jaw dropped […]

Potomac AA-51 Audio Analyzer – Calibration Procedure, Service Manual, Ref Images — Early Version of Upcoming Page (Work in Progress)

I decided to go ahead and publish what I had ready in a blog post until it is ready for its own page. The AA-51 is what is holding me up on publishing my findings in the BlackGate™ Article! Some of the requirements for calibration aren’t easy and I’m having issues with getting the unit […]

XMOS : BlackGate vs. SILMIC ARS “Super Gold” Capacitors (& Others) Direct Comparison (testing in progress) – Photos and a Preview

I was able to acquire another USB XMOS FUN01 modules (SU-1 Clone), with the exact same HW as my BlackGate™ module (aside from a few little changes). From the various XMOS and Amanero modules I’ve tried, the “FUN01” is my go to version for under $200 with CAT6 and AES/EBU outputs. This price does not […]