I love guitars, and everything around them (amplifiers, pedals). I play the guitar mostly to relax at the end of a long day at work.
One of my passions is to make my own pedals. I have build many for myself and friends, choosing carefully components of good quality for the best sound, using projects I have found online. I talk about these projects in the Pedal Making page.
Leveraging my experience in software development, in the last few years I have then moved my workflow into Eagle first, and KiCad later, pushing my designs to incorporate microcontrollers and developing my PCB from scratch. I talk about these projects in the Pedal Development page.
My latest projects include:
- an 8 loops compact pedal switcher with MIDI (called “Loopy”)
- an optical tremolo with digital LFO
I also own several pedals (way too many), but I have recently enjoyed playing with the pedals of my great friend at Kuro Custom Audio, who makes some incredibly beautiful pedal: check those out!
Between December 2006 and March 2007, I have built 3 Soldano SLO-100 clones (one of which I still own). It was a long work, but very rewarding, as I have told in several blog posts on these pages. I haven’t built any more amps since, but I am sure this is a chapter I haven’t closed for good.
I pair my 100W head with a Marshall 4×12 w/ Celestion V30, a combination I am very happy with.
However, I currently mostly play with a Mesa Boogie Mark 5:35 1×12 (still loud, but better for the life in the flat).
I currently own 6 guitars: