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Coil Tap Results

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Over last weekend, I went and installed a coil-split on my guitar using a push/pull potentiometer. Here are the results between flipping from the full output of the humbucker to the more nuanced and snappy single coil pickup. There’s a ton of info out there you can find just by using Google but, the best […]

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Broadway Style Vanity Mirror

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So this project was for a Broadway style vanity mirror. I found them online for $250-600 so decided to try and see if I could custom build one. All the materials I got from Home DepotĀ for about $200. It was pretty easy actually, I sketched out about what I wanted to do on a piece […]

Music

Chicken Picken’ and Country Guitar Basics

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Chicken Picken’ is a guitar style of quick country runs and banjo style rolls. A mix of bends, double stops, slapping and popping the strings and a twangy guitar is standard for ay country tune from the beginning. These are a few licks from a youtube video I found that goes over a little lesson. […]

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NHL 13 Dekes

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With the start of hockey season, you have to step your game up if you’re playing online with EA Sports’ NHL 13. The hardest part is mastering all the Loose Puck Deke moves. By hitting the L1 button (Left Trigger), you can pull off all the fun, impressive moves that you bought the game for. […]

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D.I.Y. Coil Split Project

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A guitars pickup is what takes the vibration of the string and makes it an electrical signal that can be amplified. Origianlly guitars had one single coil pickup. These single coil pickups, like those found on a Fender Strat or Telecaster, are noisy. Along with the guitar strings, they amplify electrical disturbances, which creates a […]

Food & Drink

Velveeta and Beef Burritos

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This weekend there was a sale on Velveeta and Ground beef so why not make the most of it. This whole meal cost about $40 and that included the 30 Pack. It’s cheap, easy and it will last a few days so you can make burritos, enchiladas, tostadas, nachos…. and on and on. Ingredients:

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Guns and Roses: Live at the Ritz ’88

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You can’t go wrong with old school Guns and Roses before Slash left and Axel consoled himself with chimichangas and lard. This concert from back in ’88, 24 years ago. It’s So Easy Mr Brownstone Outta Get Me Sweet Child of Mine My Michelle Welcome to the Jungle Night Train Paradise City Rocket Queen Knocking […]

Movies

Django Unchained

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Finally got to check out Django Unchained and I thought it was a great movie. It clocks in a bit over 3 hours which is ass numbing long but there are a ton of great scenes. Samuel L Jackson totally steals every scene he’s in with just the looks he gives and his lines are […]