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07/12/19

the girls

Some hot weather we've been having. I see these gals racing for the little pool at the end of their pasture as I'm coming home from work.

The way they're standing in a bunch, all facing different directions, it's difficult to tell where one cow ends and the next one begins. This is their perfect defense against wolves and lions.
07/04/19

Continuing along the effects pedal path.

subnup

This was used at GC, only I thought I was buying the larger version. The larger version has another knob, and allows you to choose between three patches with a toggle switch. Do we still call them patches?

No matter- this little one has the same guts. The patches can be customized via TonePrint , which is amazing, as it can transmit program changes to the pedal from the speaker of a cell phone through the pickup of a guitar. I hadn't heard that modem sound in a long time- might have to sample that.

Those TC folks have been nothing short of amazing since I first heard of them, with the 1128 digital equalizer in the 90's. At Clair Brothers we helped them develop a user-friendly interface that acted like the typical graphic eq. Wish I had one of those gadgets now...

I was a little disappointed at first when I saw that my pedal had only the three knobs, for dry, sub 1 and up 1 signal levels, but the TonePrint software lets me adjust everything in the box from a computer, including what the knobs on the pedal control. It has the capability to do three seperate bands of octave shifting, interval shifting, distortion, eq, and modulation, and it's easy to dial in tones from the editing software, because the changes you make update in real time when connected via usb. You toy with it until you get the sound you want, then save that patch to the pedal and/or computer. Really easy.

Add the true bypass feature and this is a lot of bang for the buck. I never knew what I was missing with these octave boxes!