An Engineer’s Tips For Selecting Your First Guitar

A guilty pleasure of mine is to sit in the ‘acoustic room’ at a national chain guitar store and play expensive guitars.  When I was growing up, we had no real opportunity to see and hear, even less to touch and play, expensive guitars. Nowadays, it’s easy to have unfettered access to so many models…

Fender Hot Rod Deville Combo Workmanship Problems

The more this amp was played, the stranger it sounded and the worse the noise from the speaker became. What’s up with that? The Unbrokenstring Crew to the rescue! A quick walk-around the amp revealed a nice nameplate with ‘just the right amount’ of road wear and mojo. See the mojo? Removing the covers reveals…

Vintage Electro-Harmonix Memory Man Pedal Refurb

A good friend of UnbrokenString wanted this unit checked out. After some years of dis-use, it was time for this pedal to get ‘back into the loop’ as it were… One never sees this style of construction anymore.  The sheet metal box has given way in favor of the die-cast boxes used today.  An attached…