The Tym Spitting Cobra Fuzz

It's been a bit of a rough time of late and when things get a little ..... uneasy, I tend to try some creative things to take my mind off it. Somet...

Late 60's Firstman Barons

I've written plenty about several brands that came from the Teisco-Gen-Gakki factory in the late 60's including Firstman, Idol, Excetro and Honey, ...

Excetro Ric copy

I've written about Excetro before with my Mosrite copy, which is one of my favourite Mosrite inspired guitars from Japan and, like the Mosrite vers...

Suzuki Mosrite inspired guitar from the late 60's. Part 2.

As discussed in PART 1 of this story this particular guitar was built in at least one other form by an as yet unknown Japanese guitar factory in th...

Tym Fuzz Box FY-2

The wonderful Shen-Ei FY-2 has been a long time favourite of mine. It was an early fuzz I built after the BUZZrite and the FUZZ. Like the Fuzzrite ...

Tym Dead Mud

With the shop (mostly) closed due to COVID-19 I've been going through boxes at the workshop looking for things I can build while some of my supply ...