Wednesday, 23 September 2015

maybe the time has come

does anyone out there have the need to rebuild a guitar to their concept of new guitar design? based on what I have suggested? I am getting close to a year doing this. just let yourself go. what do you want? throw me a bone.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

my question is this - are we ready for this?

now I have had a great deal of pause for reflection lately.

wondering how to advance this new guitar design beast.

plus it gives me an excuse for a shameless plug of an awesome invention 

the Nu pickup. here's one

 here's six of them together

to get the full story on what is happening with this wonderous beast

click here

plus go look at the entire history of the development of this amazing pickup.

my question is - are we ready for this?

It is all very well and good that it exists but how have other technologies developed that could enhance this design?

MIDI? standardized in 1983. 32 years ago!

ZIPI? remember that?

click here

looking WAY too far into the future. but not without merit.


click here 

implemented to a point but died a horrible death. I love the fact that someone could make an entire song without a bog standard guitar cable in sight.

the latest USB? I am thinking that I really can't comment on this because we really need to get rid of the MIDI aspect of it.

look at this pickup - in detail. how can we respect this design? 

and move on to the "new" part of new guitar design.

I am so bored by this problem. I have begged the inventor of this pickup to think about guitar synth tracking - and his associates. but what is the standard?

can we advance beyond this?

enough to give an aspirin a headache!

Friday, 18 September 2015

the challenge revisited on steroids

without mentioning something specific that is going crazy right now on so many mediums, what is this elusive creature? new guitar design?

I never wanted to talk about new effect processor design
I never wanted to talk about new amp design

but I am a hypocrite - to a point

I reveled in the design concepts of Paul Vo.
I relished the whole provenance of the Ebow.

plus there were so many other things

How do I draw the line?

If I wanted to go down the easier path, I would have gone down the new effect processor path. 

but I didn't sign up to that club and that is like a full time job.

I am thinking about the new guitar design variables - that is the root of this.

talk tomorrow.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

the challenge

here it is

I knew it would arrive

I have not the slightest clue

and yet I have to explain

hang in there...

this is AWESOME!!!

Monday, 13 July 2015

a new guitar design house!

Bigrock Engineering

for the site

click here

a force of new guitar design

are you happy with one new guitar design feature?

are you happy with more than one new guitar design feature?

are you happy with more than one new guitar design feature that incorporates with another?

all the food groups are represented here

want your 6 or 12 string to be re-stringed as easy as an electric?

plus enhanced sound?

power pins 6

power pins 12

I am amazed no one has thought of it sooner

an A/B comparison? watch this

an easy tool to remove those obsolete pins

so how about an ergonomic pick?

how about turning your existing pick into an ergonomic pick?

you put a little convex plate on either side of your pick - or both sides

plus there are combinations I would never have thought of.

go have a GOOD look around.

if nothing appeals to you - I can't help you

really amazing

plus there is a secret ingredient I haven't mentioned.

combining at least two of these designs has to improve guitar-


Friday, 10 July 2015

Welsbach revisited

Carl Auer von Welsbach

 studied under Bunsen

I.E. the Bunsen Burner 

found three elements on the periodic table

including the rare earth magnet


 gotta love a Neodymium magnet!

so there is a new an interesting way of using this magnet

in a new and interesting way

the  Submarine pickup

this is so new it hasn't been made in full production.

there are elements to this design that send me off into hyperspace

1. more than two strings (not invented yet)

2. a pickup that embraces strings beyond the E A strings, or in the top register, based on my tuning, C F.

 3. more than two Submarines (invented)

so go to the crowd funding site and have a look around

a simple concept

octave pedals on the lower register submarine

octave pedals on the upper register submarine


 are you confused?

 that is great!

 now go get two.

then add effects two the two pickups. 

plus whatever to the other strings or overall guitar output.

 click here

 I love being involved in a Kick Starter campaign that I endorse

based on mystery.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

the future was awesome back then...if only - part 2

Roy Smeck

take some time to research this musician

if he has nothing to do with the future

don't subscribe

let alone listen

tapping from when?

so to get a perspective, who has learnt from this person?

go to the tube and check out Elliott Sharp.

he went on to check out Fibonacci tuning.

the genesis of an individual music.

and Tom - I KNOW it is a Ukulele!

this is earlier than the Italian guy everyone talks about.