Bill Machrone's Home Page
It's not much to look at, but it's home.
Some things you can find from here:
Testing Digital Audio
Players and Such. So much potential. So many ways to screw it up. Some
players do a wonderful job, some terrible. Here are some of my methodologies and
findings. Some of my latest victims: The 6GB iPod Mini, the iRiver H10, the Dell
DJ20, the Creative Zen Micro.
The Cold Heat Soldering Tool
Some pictures to go along with my PC Magazine column. "It's
Cool to be Cold."
Some Guitars I've Built
Modifications to the Fender Blues Junior:
Before I was a computer geek I was a tube geek. The Fender Blues Junior is a
cool little amplifier, and I've done some much-needed improvements to the older
ones and some useful modifications to newer ones. This is the link to the famous
The Formicaster: A hollowbody made of Formica. It looks like the illegitimate
offspring of a Les Paul and a kitchen counter. It has series-wired Stratocaster pickups
with individual volume controls.
A 5-string semihollow bass. It's made of wenge and maple and it rocks.
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