GM Arts – Music Guitar Science

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. ..”

GM Arts - Music Guitar Science

 

Electric Guitar

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

Elliott Sound Products – The Audio Pages

There is a very wide range of power amplifiers, preamps, guitar/ bass amplifiers, studio equipment, effects, and other projects to build, including loudspeakers, subwoofers, and many others

Elliott Sound Products – The Audio Pages

Elliott Sound Products - The Audio Pages

  • Projects – Complete listing of ESP’s free project and design articles
  • Articles – Informative articles about audio, building projects, and electronics in general
  • Buy PCBs for ESP Projects – boards supplied have very comprehensive documentation.

ESP Resource of Rod Elliott –  The above pages has many useful ideas and practical tips – delabs

It is by Hobby and DIY – Do it Yourself, Education Starts even without books. Then you need to read to enhance your abilities to Design your own.

In order to compensate or enhance your education, you need to work at a small shop as an apprentice even as a student, not for the sake of project work alone. An Evening job at a factory or a home mini workshop-lab is very essential for obtaining the skills – Solderman 1702

Ozitronics – Electronic Kits

“Audio Amplifiers, Voice Recorders Clocks, Counters & Timers, Data Acquisition & Control Educational Kits, Test & Measurement ”

Ozitronics – Electronic Kits

K1001 – 8 Channel Serial Servo Controller, Assembled & Tested

ozitronics servo kit

K1001 is an 8-Channel Serial Servo Controller based on the Atmel 89C2051 microcontroller. It accepts RS232 or TTL serial data from a computer or microcontroller and outputs PWM (pulse width modulated) signals to control up to eight RC servo motors (as used in radio-controlled model airplanes, cars, etc.). Unused servo pins can be reconfigured for digital output to drive on/off devices.

Up to four controllers can be multi-dropped on a single serial port for controlling up to 32 servo motors – more on request.

Dontronics – PIC and AVR Kits Shop

Dontronics World’s largest range of Microchip (PIC) and Atmel (AVR) Hardware and Software. They have many kits for Embedded SBC from small ones to the powerful types that run Linux.

Dontronics – PIC and AVR Kits Shop

They supply many boards from Olimex. One is shown here. MCU: PIC18LF8490 16KB Flash memory, 768 B RAM memory, LCD driver, 10 bit ADC, PWM, SPI, I2C, EUSART, TIMERS, COMPARATORS, up to 40MHz operation.

PIC-LCD - PIC18F8490 SBC

PIC-LCD – SBC Board with PIC18F8490

AVR Risc processor = Alf (Egil Bogen) and Vegard (Wollan) ‘s

Dontronics produced the very first commercial prototype boards available for the AVR family, and was involved in setting up the first list server chat group for AVR’s.

Atmel-AVR and 8051 Information & Links

Tone generation using 89C2051 – AirBorn

This is a nice educational reference project based on 89C2051, an 8051 derivative. This uses the Uses analog switches to steer test tones and results. Programmed in assembler to produce pure 1khz tone.

Tone generation using 89C2051 – AirBorn

Tone generation using 89C2051 - AirBorn

Using a multimeter

“The example meter that we are demonstrating is typical of many economical digital multimeters that you can purchase, hopefully these instructions will be of some use to you no matter what brand or type of meter you use. “

My Notes

Students and Hobbyists can study all the example projects and tutors in this site to become more skillful. They have pages that show how a PCB is made and things like Circuit Design and Prototyping. This Site also happens to be one of the oldest resources in the web for Electronic Embedded Designs.

Electronics Australia – EAT

Electronics Australia – EAT – Files

“Here you will find a wealth of electronics-related software, covering everything from PCB layout through to loudspeaker design suites.

Electronics Australia - EAT

Electronics Australia and EA Today are no longer being published. SILICON CHIP is now the only electronics magazine published in Australia. It is available each month from your newsagent or directly mailed from the publisher by subscription.”

  • Technical Software – electronics-related files.
  • EA Project Software – software for one EA projects

Electronics Australia and EA Today

Electronics Australia was one of the longest running and most respected electronics publications in the world.

Electronics Australia & Silicon Chip Magazines

Dave now supports the only remaining Australian electronics magazine – Silicon Chip.

EE Video Blog EE – David L. Jones

Off-the-cuff video blog and Podcast of interest to anyone involved in electronics design. Electronics professionals, hobbyists, hackers, and makers will find something of interest here.

EEVblog – Electronics Engineering Video Blog

David L. Jones is an electronics design engineer based in Sydney Australia. He has over 20 years experience in the electronics design industry.

EE Video Blog EE - David L. Jones

If you are into electronics, computers, or anything else remotely technical, then I’m sure there will be something of interest for you here. There are various electronic projects,

TRONNORT Technology – Electronics Resourse Site