Benjamin Strange

Author's details

Date registered: 7 September, 2012
URL: http://www.ufodeathcult.com

Biography

I am a bassist, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, lyricist, producer, programmer, artist, and guitar tech based in New Orleans, Louisiana. By day, I repair, modify and build guitars; and by night, I play bass for a wide variety of artists on stage and in the studio. During my spare time I write and produce experimental microtonal music under the name of UFO Death Cult, which I release on my own record label, Analyzer Records. Sometimes I also find time to eat and sleep.

Latest posts

  1. Free bone saddles for acoustics in August! — 1 August, 2017
  2. Mr. Fred’s weird banjo thing — 17 April, 2017
  3. Elvis meets Nixon — 7 March, 2017
  4. Benjamin’s Fender Hello Kitty microtonal Strat of Doom™ — 28 January, 2017
  5. Now open on Fridays! — 3 January, 2017

Author's posts listings

Aug 01 2017

Free bone saddles for acoustics in August!

We’re sure you know by now that fretwork is the most important aspect of getting a guitar to play properly – if the frets aren’t perfectly level the strings may buzz or choke. We pride ourselves on our quality fretwork, and we do hundreds of Fret Levels and Refrets every year. As much as people …

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Apr 17 2017

Mr. Fred’s weird banjo thing

Our friend, Mr. PH Fred, always has the oddest guitars, and the oddest requests for modifications of those guitars. Last time, he had us turn an acoustic guitar into a Stratocaster (check it out here: Elvis Meets Nixon). This time, he made what seemed like a pretty easy request, to install a Lollar Charlie Christian …

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Mar 07 2017

Elvis meets Nixon

The most requested document from the National Archives isn’t the Bill of Rights, nor even the Constitution – it’s this photo: Elvis meets Nixon. Yeah, it really happened. A bizarre moment in American history, to be sure – and one that inspired a madcap project here in our shop. Some background: one of our regular …

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Jan 28 2017

Benjamin’s Fender Hello Kitty microtonal Strat of Doom™

I have an oft-repeated mantra at the shop: “Intonation is a social construct”. Over the last several hundred years, western music has largely standardized into an equal tempered system, dividing the octave into twelve notes with a ratio equal to the 12th root of 2 (12√2 = 2 1⁄12 ≈ 1.059463)(12 tone equal temperament is also known as …

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Jan 03 2017

Now open on Fridays!

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By popular demand, we are now open on Fridays!  We’ll be here Monday through Friday, 12-6, making the world a better place, one guitar at a time. Come on down and say hello!

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Dec 23 2016

2016 year in review

No doubt many of us will be glad to put 2016 behind us. This has been a wild year for our world, our nation, our city, and even our tiny little space at Strange Guitarworks. While we know 2016 has been full of negativity and loss outside of the shop’s walls, inside we have striven to …

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Oct 24 2016

Making an acoustic bridge for a vintage Martin

Building a great acoustic guitar is tricky business. One has to find the perfect balance between two opposing ideas: build a guitar that sounds good, or build a guitar that lasts. If the guitar is too solidly built, it won’t have any resonance and will sound terrible; if the guitar is too flimsy, it will collapse …

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Aug 10 2016

Strange Guitarworks welcomes Dunlop Strings!

We are proud to announce that we are now an official dealer for Jim Dunlop strings! We restring a LOT of guitars, and we’ve found Dunlop strings to be among our favorites. They’re built really well, are extremely consistent, are generously long (handy for long scale & hollow body instruments), made in America, and the …

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Jul 30 2016

Rebuilding a vintage Gibson acoustic guitar

We have the greatest job in the world: we play with guitars all day, and oftentimes get our grubby mitts on vintage instruments that we wouldn’t ever get to see as mere mortals. Occasionally we see vintage gear that looks almost brand new, but most times when an older instrument comes into our shop it …

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Jun 17 2016

Fixing a broken headstock for The Revivalists

We do a lot of work for The Revivalists. Three of their seven members play electric, acoustic, and/or bass guitars, and as they seem to play them pretty hard and tour a LOT,  the band keeps us pretty busy. This week Zach brought his old Guild hollowbody in, which had it’s headstock broken and then …

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