segunda-feira, 23 de janeiro de 2012

Happy Birthday dear Neil!

Three years have passed since we adopted Neil from Torres Vedras's county inpound...

Today is his (estimated) birthday!


We wish you many more to come...

domingo, 22 de janeiro de 2012


Another one of my tricks...

Pedro Cabral #004, a diy lapsteel

Pine and teak body, a Yamaha humbucker (which I took out of my PAC311 when I fitted it with a Gibson pickup)

More on this project here:

sábado, 21 de janeiro de 2012

The Trimaran sailing home, literally...

After a southwest storm surge, a few years back...

terça-feira, 17 de janeiro de 2012

Need is the Mother of Invention (A Necessidade aguça o Engenho)

I try not to be put down by the "I can't afford it" argument...  Here are some of my latest projects
(Tento sempre não me deixar ficar pelo "não posso comprar". Aqui ficam alguns dos meus últimos projectos:)

A LM1875 based chip-amp. Project case: An aluminium baking tray:
 more on this subject here:

My version of the Beavis Audio Trotsky Overdrive (featuring 2n2222A transistors). Project case: A tea tin.

more on this subject here:

A hybrid headphone amplifier (IRF510 + LM317 + 12AU7)

more on this subject here:

My Fender Champion 600 external speaker cabinet (featuring a salvaged Rocktron Velocity 1x12)

Round and round we go, again...

sexta-feira, 13 de janeiro de 2012


Yamanha PAC311, boosted with Fender and Gibson pickups...

terça-feira, 3 de janeiro de 2012

My Piver Nugget "Fulô"

Sailing upriver from Lisboa to Alhandra