I happen to own a beautiful jazz guitar that sounds and plays really great. It is made in China, but make no mistake, instruments and music gear made in those regions can be of very high quality. Design and engineering may take place in Europe or the US, and then they are made in China. For various reasons, maybe a sloppy quality check, or just the change of temperature and humidity, you can sometimes experience poor sound or noise. But such things are easy to fix. As long as the material, design, and parts are high standard, there is no reason to reject such a good instrument. Let´s see how I fixed the rattling noise on my Hagstrom.
In version 1.8.5 of Connectbot (perhaps earlier versions too) there´s a feature that I´ve really missed in earlier versions of this Android app: How to actually do auto-complete when selecting files, and scrolling up and down in a text file. (Sorry, for some reason I cant make screenshots when the Connectbot keyboard is visible. You … Read more
The recent Android vulnerability “Stagefright” look really scary. I would say that until a patch is released, Android users are pretty much defensless against it. All they need is your phone number. A specially crafted media file delivered by MMS, and it´s over. And the worst part is that if the attack is successful, you … Read more
I just downloaded and installed the Windows 10 beta. It´s possible to download the ISO file and install as a virtual machine, or some spare hardware if you got one. I´m one of those guys who constantly say no to bungy jumping, swimming with sharks, and doing direct beta tests on a host that just … Read more
If you care to google translate this Swedish webshop, you will find great deals on Antivirus, backup software, PDF software and personal firewalls. Brands such as Emsisoft, AVG etc. All prices are in Swedish krona but that also translates well at checkout if you use Paypal or Skrill as payment option. No boxes or CD´s … Read more
If you own a Blackstar distortion or overdrive pedal, you may get the feeling that there´s even more “tone” to get from these pedals than what´s delivered from the factory. Yes there is, and the solution is to replace the cheap 7025/12AX7WA Sovtek tube (or valve) that came with the pedal. In my case it´s a HT-Dist. Maybe Sovtek isn´t a bad brand, but I guess Blackstar didn´t pick these from the top shelf..
While we´re at it, why not clean the pots? You may experience crackling scratchy noise, and there is a solution for that too.
And by the way – this guide shows how to replace the tube the hard way..from the bottom. When following this guide you will probably agree that in this case, the hard way is also the right way.
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