... not a major cool, but cool for me, from my perspective. My blog, so deal with it.
I ordered a "cool" new distortion pedal a couple of weeks ago. When I asked when I was going to actually GET the pedal, they canceled my order since apparently when you give someone $230 on the Internet you aren't allowed to ask when you're actually going to get your stuff. Odds are the "cool" pedal doesn't exist, and wasn't going to exist until the guy got bored of playing video games and decided to make it... although magically the money disappeared from my account in 30 seconds, and the refund will only take a week, dipshit Dennis at "Pro" Tone Pedals needs a couple of months to make a pedal. Like I told those idiots on Twitter, I can easily deal with professional companies who actually have a pedal to sell me TODAY, not childish idiots who take your money and then maybe give you a pedal someday when they feel like it.
Anyways, I was trying to tweak the rest of my gear to work and give me what I was hoping that Dennis-the Dipshit's pedal was going to give me, until the refund goes through and I can get a REAL pedal from a REAL company... and as usually I use my wife to judge. I don't only trust my ears, I let my wife serve as a second opinion.So I'm running through various riffs, and I notice my wife is looking at me funny. I ask her why, and she basically says "Wow, you're actually pretty good!"... which she's been saying to me on and off for the last couple of weeks, come to think of it.
Makes sense. We've been mostly apart for the last few months, between her temp jobs and her new job here while I was packing up our stuff at the old place 1800 miles away. It has been hell on both of us. But along the way, she also forgot how much better at playing guitar I am, compared to when we first met 10 years ago. It didn't hurt that she was sitting between two cranked tube amps in a small room... it was heavy metal thunder plus 1000. :)
So good times, even in sort of not great times. Still looking for a new pedal, will find one in stock from a company that can make more than one pedal ever couple of weeks. I've built a do-it-yourself pedal. It takes an hour for me, and I'm shitty at it. What sort of professional company pretends that it takes weeks?