This is basically a Zen Drive clone with a few very minor tweaks. I mainly drew this up because people said, “You can’t do a Zen Drive clone!! It’s immoral!!” And then I said, “Oh, yeah? Hold my beer!” Keep in mind this was back … Continue readingBodhi — Zen Drive Clone
A very cool scrap metal dumpster out behind my office (industrial site). The wear and tear on this thing is just beautiful. I just assume its name is Dumpster 26; I could very well be way off base. Shot with Nikon D610 (link to used … Continue readingDumpster 26
A beautiful Lake Hopatcong sunrise shot from my kitchen window in Hopatcong Borough, New Jersey. You can’t actually see the lake directly in this image, but trust me, it’s down there at the bottom in the back. 🙂 Shot with FujiFilm X-E2 and Fujinon 18-55 … Continue readingLake Hopatcong Sunrise
Thought I’d redraw the classic AstroTone circuit and tinker around a bit. With some mods, it sort of reminds me of a light-weight version of the Colorsound Overdriver. The schematic in the File Pack below has the vintage parts values (to the best of my … Continue readingAstroClone — Astrotone Fuzz Clone
The Game of Tones is a modified version of the often-cloned Marshall Bluesbreaker^ overdrive pedal. The main differences include: diode clipping to virtual ground (instead of feedback loop), a diode type toggle switch, and the addition of pot to control the high-end frequencies (Presence). Most … Continue readingGame of Tones: Bluesbreaker Clone
Quite possibly the best camera ever made, in my opinion. The Nikon F4s was the first-ever professional camera body to feature autofocus capabilities. It was released in 1988 and still enjoys popularity with film shooters to this day. What a beast of a camera. I … Continue readingNikon F4s – What a Beast
The decayed bloom remnants of a once-beautiful flower in bucolic Cherryville, North Carolina. Shot with FujiFilm X-T2 and Fujinon 23mm f/2. Shot at f/2 @ 1/400 | ISO 200. Used gear is always cheaper, so if you are interested in pickup up an X-T2 (which … Continue readingDecayed Bloom
Some really cool annually recurring orange mushrooms in my front yard in Hopatcong, New Jersey. Shot with FujiFilm X100S | f/4 @ 1/40 | ISO 400. Read my review of the FujiFilm X100S. Or check out used X100S prices on eBay.
The TweakTone Delay is a PT2399-based digital delay with highly filtered repeats and the possibility of very long delay times (and minimal delay line noise). There is also a tone control trimmer to adjust the high-pass cutoff frequency on the repeats. The circuit was originally … Continue readingTweakTone Delay
River Styx Bridge spanning Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey. Right next to Patrick’s Pub and Pavinci Italian Grill. Shot with FujiFilm X-E2 and Fujinon 35mm f/1.4. Can’t find the camera settings just now, but I will updated when I have the info.