Author Archives: emarsk

Xorg dependency graph (BLFS)

I’m in the process of building (again…) a Linux From Scratch system (and writing some scripts to automate the process a bit). My base system (LFS proper) is done, and now I’m in the BLFS part. After a couple of … Continue reading

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How to cross-strap your bass or your guitar with 2 regular straps

I have a couple of heavy bass guitars which really hurt my left shoulder after a while, so I looked for a way to balance the weight between both shoulders. I tried some commercial cross straps but the best solution … Continue reading

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Les Paul mods: “treble bleed”

Hi folks. Another post about Les Paul circuitry customization: this time I’ll show the effect on the tone of the so-called “treble bleed”, a mod that many people consider a good enhancement. The rationale for this mod is that when … Continue reading

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Les Paul mods: “independent volumes” wiring

Another post about Les Paul circuitry customization: this time I’ll show the difference between the standard “modern” wiring and an alternate wiring I found here with “independent volume controls”. The rationale about this mod is that with the standard wiring, … Continue reading

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Les Paul mods: 500kOhm vs 250kOhm volume potentiometer

Another post about Les Paul circuitry customization: this time I’ll show the effect on the tone of substituting the volume potentiometer with a 250kOhm one (the standard being 500kOhm). The graph shown is a logarithmic plot of the frequency response … Continue reading

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Les Paul mods: 47nF vs 22nF vs 15nF tone capacitor

Hi folks. If you own a guitar, you are probably aware that there are a bunch of customizations that you can do with the passive circuitry of your favorite axe. There are lots of websites that shows and explain different … Continue reading

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