Wednesday, August 09, 2006

More Techno Ecstasy!!!

This is my vast stable of hand made devices. I have other things that I've done but these are specifically my "stomp boxes" or effects.

From the top left (uncompleted circuit boards): Tri-wave Pico Generator, 4-stage phase section-kluge, Noise Swash, Forgot what in the hell that was going to be.

Second row from left: Jordan Bosstone Fuzz clone, Mutron III Envelope Following Filter clone (for that funky porn sound--it goes up and down!), Fulltone '69 Fuzzface clone/clone (King Bee), Kompressor (Opto-isolater controlled compressor--very transparent), Four Fuzzes In One (crammed into an Altoids tin).

Third row from left: Cool Chorus (Clones both CE-2 Boss and Electro-Harmonix Small Clone--selectable), Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster clone (Clapton's "Beano" tone), A very naughty Downward Expanding Limiter--won't work, Enphaselope--super cool and unique--a clone of nothing (more on that later), Two Altoids Tin pocket guitar amplifiers (just add a good speaker cabinet and you'll be shitting yourself in amazement at how good these things do sound).

Fourth row from left: Big Muff Pi clone (Very dense thick and bushy sustain and wave distortion--David Gilmore's distortion of choice--it can explode speakers), Octave-Up Sick Box (exactly what it sounds like--ultra exotic and nasty as hell--oh, the squeals!), Ultra flange (sounds okay), Marshall Plexi 100 in a box--this son bitch sounds great!

Okay, that is the run down. I'll have to profile a couple later and give them the whole erotic treatment.

Me geek! Geek on!! Show us your geek!!!

9 comments:

Gentleman-hobbs said...

I look at these and realise why I need a bigger shed so that I too can invent.

goldennib said...

They look like a candy box.

Logophile said...

Sorry to leave you exposed out there all alone but you have not just outgeeked me, you left me waaaaaaay behind. So when you get back I'll be here by the pool having a mojito...cuz that is what the cool kids are doing today.

"K" Fingerett said...

Wow... Grunt Man in public, Grunt Man/Geek at home?... or something...

I don't even know what half of what you said meant- but I read it anyway... Noise Swash? Fuzzes? ... I'm so lost.

Your hand writing is something else though.

In the end, this stuff is pretty cool, Mr Grunt Man.

How long did it take to put those things together?


~K

Güggs said...

the only thing i recognize from your picture are the altoid tins. I guess I'm no geek in this category.

But ask me who won wimbledon in a certain year, I can probably tell you.

vera said...

I like the altoid conversions. It's a "Curiously Strong Sound"...
Way to go Grunt. Embrace thine geekiness! Soon you will become a leader amongst us. I am a geek, as you already know. Just not of the hands-on-sound variety... I have other areas of schpeshiality...

Mayden's Voyage said...

You are like...

MacGuiver! (however you spell his name!) lol! :)

My geeky stuff has to do with knitting and making albums...and photography :)
Oh- and cooking~ lots of gadgets for cooking...

Chris said...

OK, where does the soda come out?

The Grunt said...

From the top:

G-Hobbs~Labratories are essential for a man's downward spiral. I practically walled myself in technology for three years. I was more than obsessed--I was possesed. But, now I have tons of goodies to tinker with. Mad Grunt, indeed!

Goldie~They do look good enough to eat, don't they? My favorite part of building these was painting them.

Logo~are you being totally diode with me?

"K"~Each one takes as long as it takes. If I'm in assembly line mode then it is about eight hours. This is, of course, after I've done the circuit boards. That's were you put a design on a peice of copper clad composite board, etch it, then you are left with the circuit in the remaining copper. You drill the holes for the parts to go through and viola! It is a total time consuming pain in the ass and it stinks to high heaven. You likey my weirdo hand writing, eh?

Guggs~I respect your geekiness.

Vera~Yes, I am curiously geeky, yet don't let it get in the way of being an all out King!

Cora~Sure, you don't have to do stuff like this to be a geek. Geek on!

Chris~Just plug and play. The soda will fall from the sky!!!