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Jason from Pedal Monsters gave me a stutter switch last sunday.  I threw it on today, just to see what would happen.  I think i’ll keep it around, makes for cool rhythmic swells (that’s right james duke!  stutter swells).  GOMAL (get on my ambient level).  The strat + the switch + vintage setting on my timefactor = radness.  Here’s a pic of the strat and the switch!  I’m in love with this guitar, even if owning a fender brings out my inner Duke

Board, pre stutter switch

I decided not to add a reverb pedal.  I don’t want to rely on shimmer/mod reverb when i can achieve a similar effect by stacking multi-feedback delays ( a digital reverb is nothing more than high mix- short feedback delay algorithmic stacked and stacked and stacked and stacked).  I may make a few changed to the drive section, and add some sort of analog, or at least analog voiced, delay.  Something about what Jack White says about limitations and creativity definitely changed the way I approach FX. http://youtu.be/eH4NhlxSrOw

 

Power was still out after the weekend’s Derecho so I was forced out of the house.  Spent the morning with my mom and younger brother in Annapolis, our state capitol.  Very charming little town

My mom and dad lived right on the water in Annapolis before they made the move to Los Angeles.  She knew her way around very well

Lots of Colonial-style architecture

“Equal Justice Under Law”

Mediocre shot of espresso from http://www.49westcoffeehouse.com/

Thankfully, our electricity was on by the time we arrived back home.  Thank God for AC

Spent the morning before the storm in Georgetown with my dog.

It was ridiculously hot so we ended up at the new fountain at Washington Harbour.  Gorgeous piece of accessible architecture.

On a hot day, it’s quite the spot.  There was even another golden doodle running around.  I love what they’ve done with it.

Ended off the morning at Dean and Deluca’s walk up espresso bar.  Iced chai latte with a shot.  This is a perfect example of why I love this city.