Friday, December 31, 2010

New Web Site for ZMD

There's been a few tweaks to the Zorro Music Devices web site at It's been updated to have more information on my work in guitar effect pedal repair and pedal mods in the Seattle area. The web site is still a mashup between the pedal mods and my guitar performances. At some point I'll get a new domain for ZMD and split those off.

It was also time to find a new web hosting provider. I'm trying out Webzpro and we'll see how it goes. So far their technical support has been excellent. I actually talked to some helpful people over the phone. Still waiting to try out more scripts and DB back end stuff.

Good way to start 2011!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

ZMD #3 - Russian Fur

ZMD #3 is done and out the door!

This is a clone of a Civil War Green Russian Big Muff Pi. The printed circuit board came from General Guitar Gadgets. Enclosure is a blem from Pedal Parts Plus. The electronics components were purchased from Small Bear Electronics.

This was a big improvement over ZMD #1. The layout was improved and all the internal wiring is shorter and more direct. Still plenty of space for an internal battery. A "starve" control has been added for an old school "dying battery" sound.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Prickly Pear Finished!

The Prickly Pear has been sounding awesome! It's been used live and in the studio.

It was finally time for some hand lettering.

The MODE, VOLUME, TONE, and SUSTAIN controls have been labelled MO' BIG PRICKLY FUZZ.

ZMD #1 is completely finished!