It’s been 8 months since my elbow surgery and after a lot of rehab I’m finally feeling good enough to return to my day job. It took longer than I thought (and wished for) but these things take time said the doctor…physiotherapy still continues.
In these 8 months I had a lot of time to read and study electronics and now I feel more confident than ever when it comes to building and fixing pedals & amplifiers (and other things). I also got some cool new tools including an old Philips PM 3305 2-channel memory oscilloscope and a Peak Atlas DCA55 semiconductor component analyser. Both of these have already proved to be real time savers and invaluable in debugging. If only I had gotten these sooner… :) Oh and to complement these I made a small sine wave signal generator based on R.G. Keen’s Quick and Dirty Audio Test Oscillator. Also upgraded my soldering iron to Weller Magnastat TCP soldering station.
I’m really excited that I also finished building my first guitar amplifier (Fender Tweed Deluxe 5E3) and I’ll be writing a story about that later. Amazing little amp. Related to that I put together a Fender 62′ style Stratocaster out of parts gathered from online shops, second hand sellers and some even donated. Story about that one coming later too :)
So as you can see I’m picking up the speed where I left off and this weekend I’ll be rolling out a lot of updates to the website. Greetings from the Texas Quadruplets and have a nice weekend! :)