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
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
Dontronics is a small family owned business run by Don McKenzie, and operated from Tullamarine Australia.
Products Sold Include Codevision AVR C Compiler, Xbee Boards. ARM, Atmel and PIC Microchip Evaluation and development boards.
Arduino and Breakout Boards with many types of interfacing connectors and cables, Conversion cables for Serial, USB and Other Interfaces too. Regular parts and tools too.
Don McKenzie. P.O.Box 595, Tullamarine 3043, Australia.
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
- 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