This site is offered in the hope that readers will better understand electric guitar technology, leading to creative use of your musical tools. Of course, only practice will improve your musical vocabulary and articulation….
GM Arts – Music Guitar Science
“Hello World! I live in Adelaide, South Australia, and my interests are electric guitar, playing live music, writing MIDI sequences, programming in Visual Basic, dabbling in electronics, with a casual interest in popular science. I have some years of experience in these fields, and use these Web pages to share my knowledge freely. ..”
Most musical instruments and their amplification systems, such as those used for public address (PA), recording and hi-fi are designed to reproduce sound as accurately as possible. Electric guitar and its amplification is completely different: every item in the guitar signal chain is designed to modify the raw guitar signal in some way.
- Guitar Amplifiers – valves vs transistors, some overdrive circuit ideas.
- Guitar Pickups – get the most out of them alone and in combination,
- MIDI Music – A guide on MIDI messages, circuit for a PC-MIDI interface.
Related Resources –
- Pickup Winder Web Page
- Overdrive schematics – partial designs
- Pickup wiring and switching ideas
A Typical Hardware Hobby Enthusiast is a Hacker when he starts learning, it is sometimes given the name of reverse engineering in another context. The Hardware Hobby Freelance hacker is better off, he is doing it for Learning and Education. Students should be given new and challenging projects in well equipped labs, to augment their skills and make them productive in their jobs from day one.
Hobby Projects – Insulation tester, LED Circuits, Meters.
We all learn by breaking up things, to see how it works, then Fix things around Home etc. Later Create and Innovate perhaps, thats the way to go. To Invent something someday.
Circuit Diagrams Archives Reference
Here are some people doing just that, inspire you to create useful things for your Home. We should never become over dependent on others for everything, this will erode our knowledge base, skills and freedom.
Silicon Chip – Electronics Hobby DIY Magazine, Projects to Build and Kits too.
Nuts and Volts – Aimed at the electronics hobbyist, with articles covering amateur radio, cellular. communications.
HacknMod.com – Led Projects, Arduino, DIY & Hobby Circuitry, Free Energy Ideas.
Hackaday – Breaking Gadgets, Gizmos and Equipment to learn how it works.