Describes a USB-powered pedal board for acoustic guitar. Includes an USB rechargeable battery, 5-to-9 volts power converter, Zoom A3 acoustic guitar mixing preamp and effects pedal, and TC Electronic Ditto X2 looper pedal.
My Takamine TF740FS steel string guitar fell off the chair on the stage after the concert, hit the corner of the sound monitor and got a tuning key broken. I either had to fix the tuning knob, or replace the tuning machines. After the failed attempt of fixing the knob, I pulled the trigger and installed the Waverly’s tuning machines with very nice Shakewood knobs. This blog post lists the top 10 resources I used In the selection process and describes the reasoning behind the decision.
In this video review below, I put Snark and Peterson StroboClip guitar tuners side by side on a nylon string guitar and captured the tuning process. The results of the comparison are not so straightforward. I don’t want to tell which tuner is better and which one is worse. They both good, and they are good for different scenarios.
The easiest way to power up the Takamine Cool Tube CTP2 from the external power source is to use Takamine DI+. It provides several essential DI functions, plus it works as an external power supply for CTP2. It’s retail price is around $200. However, I didn’t need a DI and thought that $200 is too much for a power supply function. So, I decided to find a less-than-$20 and easy-to-do DIY (Do-It-Yourself) solution.