||[Jun. 3rd, 2015|12:05 am]
Phrembah (a potato-like mystery)
One of my favorites is oxygen-free silver-plated power cords. What happens when you get to the wall? Oops, better use a gold plated plug and make sure that any socket where you might plug your amp or stereo in has gold-plated connectors. Oh, crap, what about the connection to the power pole out back? And that transformer up there. Can we be sure it was wound with silver wire on a pure nickel core by barefoot virgins in a shaman-blessed convent in the Pyrenees? Actually, we better just use pure gold wire all the way back to the power station.
One thing to keep in mind is that much of the "classic rock" we revere today (Hendrix, Clapton, Page, etc., etc.) was recorded by people who knew what they were doing on equipment built by people who knew what they were doing, but none of these people were superstitious; they used what they thought sounded good and didn't break very often. Do you think the limiter-less cassette recorder that Kieth Richards used for a fuzz box for a time used metal film resistors and hand-wound polypropylene film capacitors? Experiment! See what works.