Interesting DIY/Homestudio/Tips and Tricks site.

Alan Ratcliffe-Guitar dude in SA’s site

Alan Ratcliffe’s site


I think he’s got a nice way of breaking down some ideas and making it easy for a guy to get into the stuff that seems daunting.



Topics from the site:

Acoustic Guitar

* Acoustic Pickups
* Preamplifiers for Pickups
* Humidity and Heat

Buyer’s Guides

* Keyboards
* Beginner’s Guitar
* Solid Body Electric Guitars
* Electric guitar tonewoods

Drum Tips

* Tuning Pt 1: Toms
* Tuning Pt 2: Snare Drum
* Tuning Pt 3: Bass Drum
* Damping Your Drums
* Drum Heads

Effects Usage

* Dynamics Processing Part1 - Compressors
* Dynamics Processing Part2 - Gates
* Effect Chain Order
* Parallel Effects
* Parallel Effects Part 2
* Synchronizing Delays
* Guitar Effects 101

Guitar Maintenance

* Electric Guitar Pickups
* Strings
* Tuning Techniques
* Truss Rod Adjustments
* Bridge Action
* Nut Action
* Intonation
* Travelling With Your Guitar
* Ups and Downs of Plectra
* Setting Pickup Heights

Guitar Tweaking

* Electric Guitar Piezo Pickup Saddles & Bridges:
o The Basics
o Amplification (NEW)
o Basic Effects (NEW)
o Advanced Effects (NEW)
o Advanced Applications (coming soon!)
* Electric Guitar Volume Pots
* Electric Guitar Volume Pots 2: Treble Bleed Mods
* Hotrodding a Stratocaster
o Part 1 - Choosing a Guitar to Customise
o Part 2: Modifications To hardware & Setup
o Part 3: Pickups, Wiring & Control Hotrods
o Part 4: Other Wiring Modifications
o Part 5: Refinishing
* Nashville Tuned Guitar

Home Studio

* Acoustics Part 1 - Soundproofing
* Acoustics Part 2 - Acoustic Treatment
* Basic Gear Requirements
* Recording Acoustic Guitars
* Recording Electric Guitars
* Silencing your audio computer
* What Bit Depth & Sampling Rates to Use

Live Sound

* PA 101- PA Basics
* Monitor Systems
* Understanding Mixers Part 1
* Understanding Mixers Part 2
* PA Speaker Impedence

Microphones

* Basic Mic Choices & Techniques

Music Business

* Gig Contracts

Reviews
* Boss GT-PRO guitar effects processor (NEW)
* Cort G-VT Electric Guitar
* Dean Sarasota electric 12-string guitar (NEW)
* Kinman Woodstock Noiseless Single-coil Pickups

Tools

* Delay Time Calculator

Vocal Tips

* Vocal Tips

Workshop Notes

* MIDIGuitar Systems
* Guitar Effects 101

thanks Wihan,thats a cool link man,some of the things ive seen before but some i hadnt,pretty good stuff there,thanks again man

Great website. Thanks for the link.