Crawls Backward (When Alarmed)

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Mi paquete de El Salvador (por Tonepad.com) llega!

One of the greatest things about the Internet is how it has made the world smaller.  By that I mean the fact that anyone with a computer and an internet connection can communicate and share ideas and information with people all over the world, on an immediate basis.  Truly amazing.

And of course, other than sharing information, it's much easier to trade goods and services on all sorts of levels - from large to small and personal.

Case in point.  I just bought some circuit boards for a couple of effects pedals from Tonepad.com.  Turns out one of the site's owners, Francisco Peña, is in El Salvador.  So I come home from work yesterday and find a small package from him with my circuit boards!  Seeing the package and the stamps is what got me musing about the changes the internet has brought to the world.

I now have two nicely made circuit boards based on classic American effects pedal designs, from a guy in Central America who has them on his web site.  How cool is that?

And if you read some of the "build reports" on the site, you'll see that folks from all over the world have built these circuits and contributed to the knowledge base as well.  The world seems like a smaller place, indeed.

 
 
 
 

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  • Hal said...
    April 13, 2011 at 12:30 PM
    That looks like a chorus (small clone?) on the right; what is the one on the left? From the complexity, I think I'm going to guess a boss clone.
  • Yr Fthfl Blggr said...
    April 13, 2011 at 4:04 PM
    Wow, good catch!

    The board on the right is indeed for a Small Clone (does that mean mine will be a Small Clone clone?). I'm planning some mods for it and am very interested to see how it turns out.

    The one on the left is for a phaser similar to the Small Stone, but uses different ICs.

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