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Quiltcaster #2 - trimmed quilt on back of guitar

Creating Quiltcaster #2: Step 7 – Attaching the quilt (back of guitar)

I last left off in Step 6 with the pickup cover plate requiring a little filing for the pickup to fit and having to seal the body.  Now comes the exciting steps where the actual quilt is attached … Read More »

Jonny Fritz and his hand-tooled leather telecaster

QCP #5: Jonny Fritz and his hand-tooled leather Telecaster

Do you like leather?  Well, I caught up with country singin’, airbrushin’, truck-drivin’, Chevy-lovin’, born and bred American, Mr. Jonny Fritz who created a unique hand-tooled leather … Read More »

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Landfill harmonic – inspiring video

Documentary about a 'Recycled Orchestra'.  How students created their own instruments from trash. My wife brought this to my attention and I just had to share it.  This is an excellent little … Read More »

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QC Podcast episode #4: Interview with rock band State Radio’s frontman Chad Stokes about his unique guitar

The rock, reggae-funk band from Boston, State Radio is presently on tour with their new album Rabbit Inn Rebellion.   I caught up with their frontman Chadwick Stokes for an interview about his … Read More »

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QC Spotlight #2: Will we ever run out of music?

Part of this website is to collect great ideas, inspiring musicians and artists and finding cool sites that help educate and...well...just make you think. Found one for QC Spotlight … Read More »

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Creating Quiltcaster #2: Step 6 – Solving a sticky pickup and sealing the body

In step 5 I showed you how I drilled the audio jack hole and routed the edges of the guitar.  Once the edges of the guitar body are routed it really 'feels' like a guitar.  Perhaps I could have used … Read More »

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Guitarkadia, The Atlantic and musician Mark Nilsen – one post for all!

Hello Quiltcasters! As you know by now this site is an eclectic mix of crowdsourcing amateur music production, custom one-of-a-kind gear and a bit of niche music marketing.  Ok, so yes, I've … Read More »

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QC Spotlight #1: Nick’s World of Synthesizers

Mad Synthesizer Man! I'm always amazed at the sheer creative genius some people possess. My buddy, recording engineer Adam Brass, linked me to this awesome website called Nick's World of … Read More »

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Creating Quiltcaster #2: Step 5 – Audio jack and routing edges

Last episode (Step 4) I solved a pickup installation problem with some plaster and ingenuity.  This step I'll show you how I mounted the audio jack input and routed the edges of the guitar … Read More »

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5 reasons to watch a man fall from space!

Ok, ok, I know.  This is a blog about music, crowdsourcing and art.  But I'm also a bit of a science geek too. Just watched a man fall from over 126,000 feet high and fall over 700 mph!  I'm … Read More »

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MIX LAB

Welcome back to the Quiltcaster lab!

Want to be part of a ‘virtual band’?  Here is scratch track #2 in the Mix Lab for the crowdsourcing experiment.

This is just a dry scratch track – think audio outline.  It has just…

  • 2 layers of guitar
  • 1 vocal
  • 1 drum loop
That’s it.  So got some creative ideas?  If you want to be a part of this experiment I’m looking for:
  • Live drums
  • Bass guitar
  • Solo/rhythm guitars,
  • Vocals (backup or better lead than mine)
  • Keyboards?
  • Whatever you think it needs….open to your ideas.

If your interested let me know at Jim@quiltcaster.com

Kingdom of Tools was recorded on my original Quiltcaster guitar using an Ampeg amp at Big T productions.  If you’d like to learn more about Big T productions or my recording engineer Adam Brass check out the podcast.

Provide your feedback, sign-up and let me know your ideas.

I’d like to remind you to sign-up at the website for a free song download, opt-in for the newsletter…which will have updates and content not found in the blog or this podcast.

Also, please feel free to leave a comment and a review.  Many thanks.

Yours in Quiltcasting.  Be bold and be creative!

Jim@quiltcaster.com

Mix lab scratch track #1 Social Suicide

Let’s get this crowdsourcing experiment rolling!

Want to be part of a ‘virtual band’?  I’m tossing up my song ‘Social Suicide’ for you to get your creative juices flowing and perhaps collaborate upon.

This is just a scratch track.  In other words, a very dry (no effects – well light reverb…that’s it), one vocal track, two doubled guitar tracks (played using my new Quiltcaster #2 through a Oahu 1950?s vintage amp) and a basic drum loop (tempo 125 bpm).  That’s it!

I left it basic so you can riff and explore different ideas.  I’m looking for the following:

  • Bass guitar
  • Live drums
  • Solo guitar
  • Backup vocals? (maybe better front vocals than me)
  • and anything else you think it needs.
  • …more cowbell?  Why not.

Check out the song.  If you like it comment away and let me know either via email or with the comment section below this blog that you wish to post some tracks.  We can coordinate the file transfer.

If your interested let me know at Jim@quiltcaster.com

Mix lab scratch track #2 Kingdom of Tools
Here’s another scratch track for the crowdsourcing experiment.
Kingdom of Tools was recorded on my original Quiltcaster guitar using an Ampeg amp at Big T productions.  If you’d like to learn more about Big T productions or my recording engineer Adam Brass check out the podcast.
This track has just…

  • 2 layers of guitar
  • 1 vocal
  • 1 drum loop
That’s it.  I need you’re musical creative ideas.  If you want to be a part of this experiment I’m looking for drums, bass guitars, solo/rhythm guitars, vocals, keyboards…whatever you think it needs.
If your interested let me know at Jim@quiltcaster.com

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