Saturday, January 7, 2012

Lots and lots of little projects

I've been having a blast fiddling around on a number of small projects. 

This morning, for example, I fixed a pair of AKG headphones I've had for, gosh, twenty years or more.  This past week, the right earpiece went flaky on me. A quick search on the internet yielded  advice on how to take them apart.  Some fun with the soldering iron and I was back in business:

My brother and sister-in-law sent me a replacement humbucker pickup for my Import Hamer Standard.  Armed with my soldering iron, a bottle of contact cleaner, and an assortment of adjusting wrenches and screwdrivers, I've found the true sound of what was before a dull, if good looking, guitar:

I've been tweaking sound here and there; adjusting pickups, tweaking truss rods, fixing short circuits in wiring, cleaning and setting and re-stringing.  The blue light on the black-box below is a bluetooth receiver lined into my stereo.  Now my phone, my computer, and the iPad can broadcast their sound into the speakers.  Fun!

Isn't it fun when you've got all your toys arranged "just so"?