Nov 12, 2017

Spray painting an enamel burst finish guitar (the right way)

The guitar business is one deeply entrenched in a sort of mysticism surrounding the "right" paints for the "right" sounds, and what's "right" is inevitably old lacquer or some even more cancerous alternative.

But if you're reading this, you probably already knew that - my SEO isn't terribly great so you'd have to be looking long and hard for someone so charming and modest, or at least devoid of snooty preconceptions about guitar paint.  On to the helpful part!

Oct 23, 2017

"Get Schwifty" Obey Logo

Get Schwifty Rick and Morty Obey Logo

          Sometimes, the world asks you to create something insightful, something useful or interesting that in some small way makes the world a better place.  This was not one of those times, but you might enjoy this Shepard Fairey-inspired Rick and Morty logo all the same.

Oct 17, 2017

List of English words - Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, adverbs - 10,892 total

I've recently gotten into computer programming and was looking to create a wild "Mad Libs" type of word generator.  Maybe you're looking to do something similar, maybe you're training word generators, or maybe you have some other higher calling necessitating some large unformatted lists of words - I ain't going to judge.

However, I didn't find it as easy as hoped to get some convenient lists of words sorted by type, so after assembling a few collections of my own, I figured I might as well share them and save you the trouble!

Aug 6, 2017

Tender Surrender by Steve Vai Guitar Tab

Pretty self-explanatory - here are the tabs for Steve Vai's "Tender Surrender", reformatted and optimized for printing.

Aug 3, 2017

Spray Painting a Guitar With the "Dish Soap" Trick

It's surprisingly easy to get this squeaky-clean guitar finish.  All it takes is spray paint, dish soap, a water bottle, and a guitar body you don't mind possibly messing up, just a little bit.

Jul 29, 2017

A bit of jazz improv / Lightswitch Strat demo

Some mediocre (but perhaps slowly improving?) jazz improv, focusing on the tension of flatted fifths and major sevenths, and demo-ing the sights and sounds of the fabulous Sparky.

Jul 22, 2017

Making a simple wood guitar rack

A fun little weekend project recently was building a guitar rack out of a plywood board and a dowel rod.  It's not difficult, saves money, and the end product is something that you can customize and be proud of building yourself.