January 4, 2020

Pedalurgy: Recovery Effects Dirty Murals v3 Delay+Reverb

Graig Markel at Recovery Effects creates so many wonderfully quirky pedals. So it’s hard to imagine the latest version of his Dirty Murals rabid tape delay evolving into an almost a normal pedal. The emphasis is on the almost, since Dirty Murals v3 retains that Recovery Effects uniqueness, despite its downright practical usability as a go-to, always-on delay+reverb.

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December 8, 2019

Pedalurgy: What’s a Belton Brick reverb?

The definitive article on reverbs built with the Accutronics Digi-Log module.

Various Belton Brick ReverbsVarious Belton Brick Reverbs

Spring reverbs that are built with Belton Brick modules are often maligned, as well as heavily praised. Every day there seems to be another reverb on the market that’s built on this chip set. The article below will answers your questions about Belton-Brick reverbs and suggest pedals based on your needs.

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November 26, 2019

Microstock Report 2: Are you “peopleing” your photos to get them sold?

I’m definitely not a people photographer. I have no problem snapping people, I just find myself more often than not shooting photos without humans in them. If that’s you, below you’ll learn why adding people to your images will improve sales and how you can add humanness even without people present. On the other hand if you are a people photographer, you’ll learn what aspects of people shots boost sales.

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November 12, 2019

Hacking the Kershaw Pub knife.

The Kershaw Pub is a sturdy little keychain knife and multitool. The simple design and construction makes it one of the most hackable EDC (everyday carry) knives out there. Below find out how to hack your handle and more.

November 8, 2019

What’s a vegetarian? The FAQ.

Euro Veggies have their own logo. Damn.

Maybe vegetarians will always be looked at as weirdos. I’ve been one for 25 years and find acceptance by non-vegetarians to be little different now than when I stopped eating meat. When I walk into McDonald’s and ask for a “Big Mac, extra cheese, hold the meat” I still get looked at as if I asked for a live turtle on a sesame-seed bun.

For those curious about us curiously-odd vegetarians, the following explanations might help you understand why people choose to be vegetarian, why their diets may differ and even why there’s fake meat. Use the handy index below to find your answers.