November 7, 2005

He's Mr. Hundred And One...

by Chris Randall
 



Actually, it occurs to me that our foreign readers won't get the reference in the title. Neither will anyone under the age of, say, 25. So it's pointless, really. But that aside, meet Mr. Heatmiser. Above is his brain, prior to hooking up leads. It only took about 20 minutes to make, and that's with messing a couple things up. The second one will probably take half that.





Here's the centerfold. (I originally typed "here's the split-beaver shot," but I couldn't bring myself to say it. "Centerfold" seemed like an altogether better alternative.) You'll note that I didn't use the original cloth-covered power cord like I intended. The fact is that it was just too nasty, and I didn't trust it. The power supply is a bog-standard Radio Shack 12V 500ma model, right off the shelf. Nothing to see here. Move along...





Here's the money shot. I found, in using it, that it really sounded much better with effects/pedals than without. Dry, it is really plonky and muddy. After some experimentation, I found that Parker->DOD Classic Tube pedal->Univox EC100 (which you see in the picture) actually sounded really fucking good. I'll make some samples tomorrow, when I figure out the best micing technique for this little fucker. It is much louder than I thought it would be, I'll say that much.


Total cost was $13.00 for the parts from Small Bear, $14.95 for the speaker, and $3.00 for the heater.

 
 
 

5 comments:

 
 

 
Nov.08.2005 @ 10:57 AM
D' MacKinnon
That's pretty damn inexpensive for a unique amp.
 
 

 
Nov.08.2005 @ 3:58 PM
dm
I'm 28 and from the US of A, but I don't get the reference in the title.... Then again my memory sucks

Sincerely,

confounded in New York

 
 

 
Nov.08.2005 @ 5:03 PM
Chris Randall
"He's Mr. Heatmiser. He's Mr. Hundred and one. He's Mr. Green Christmas, he's Mr. Sun."

That stop-motion animation Christmas special? Doesn't ring any bells?

-CR

 
 

 
Nov.08.2005 @ 5:25 PM
dm
gotacha now. I would have either a.) remembered the name of your amp from the previous post, or b.) rembered the title of the post through the time I got to the second sentence of the entry. neither is an option.

Sincerely,

self loathing.

 
 

 
Nov.09.2005 @ 7:20 AM
inverseroom
Sweet! Fits perfectly on top of the tape echo...
 
 

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