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Title: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: rich on March 16, 2009, 12:37:12 pm
I thought this would be fun, just a place to talk about you most recent random purchase.(I don't think anyone's done this yet, have they?)

Two days ago I went to go clothing shopping for spring. I got myself a pair of purple/black tripp pants(they zip off to shorts, great for spring  ;D), a Misfits t-shirt, and a Three Days Grace t-shirt.

Also yesterday at Krogers I purchased a Monster energy drink(thought I'd treat myself ;D). They're magically delicious. :D

So what have you all purchased lately? :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on March 16, 2009, 12:44:18 pm
Justins guitar theory book. :)

Misfits shirt?
The one with the cuts from the crypt cover art?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: rich on March 16, 2009, 12:47:59 pm
Justins guitar theory book. :)

Misfits shirt?
The one with the cuts from the crypt cover art?

No, but that sounds wicked.
Mine has white blood/paint splatter with the Fiend Club face on it.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on March 16, 2009, 12:58:23 pm
Classic. :D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on March 17, 2009, 04:13:44 am
Justins guitar theory book. :)

Misfits shirt?
The one with the cuts from the crypt cover art?

No, but that sounds wicked.
Mine has white blood/paint splatter with the Fiend Club face on it.

Don't buy Jerryfits merchandise !!!
You'll make Glenn and Michale cry !
Also, that skull is called the Crimson Ghost... google it!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: rich on March 17, 2009, 12:39:33 pm
Justins guitar theory book. :)

Misfits shirt?
The one with the cuts from the crypt cover art?

No, but that sounds wicked.
Mine has white blood/paint splatter with the Fiend Club face on it.

Don't buy Jerryfits merchandise !!!
You'll make Glenn and Michale cry !
Also, that skull is called the Crimson Ghost... google it!

Lol thank you Dan Graves.(is your user name perhaps based on the singer (forgot his first name)Graves from the Misfits?)

Lol I hate making Glenn cry,but gotta hve those sexy shirt. To be truthfull I dunno who Michale is.(guitarist or bassist?)

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: bluepingu34 on March 17, 2009, 06:15:15 pm
Rich.... Dan Graves is Dan_G  ;)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on March 17, 2009, 07:32:14 pm
No, Graves is my real given surname (or, at least what's left of it afte rit was "americanised"), unlike singer Michale Graves (who's real name is Michael Emanuel).
You're a sad case though, don't even know the Misfits, yet wear their shirts, and yet you complain about Miley Cyrus wearing a Maiden shirt and claiming she likes them ?
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
(Sorry, that was too easy, i couldn't resist)

Sad jokes aside though, let me sum it up for ya :

Misfits (ex) bandmembers :
Singers : Glenn Danzig, Michale Graves, Myke Hideous, Eerie Von, Zollie, Jerry Only (he sucks!)
Guitarists :    Jimmy Battle, Franché Coma, Rick Riley, Bobby Steele, Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, Dez Cadena
Bassists : Jerry "religious nut/money hungry ****sucker" Only, Eerie Von
Drummers : Manny, Mr. Jim, Joey Image, Arthur Googy, Todd Swalla, Robo, Brian Damage, Dr. Chud, Marky Ramone

And then there's the countless rehearsals they did for all 3 incarnations of the band, which resulted in even more stage names on the list.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: xXForget itXx on March 17, 2009, 07:48:30 pm
Lol, Jerry Only?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on March 17, 2009, 11:07:58 pm
Nerd. ::)  ;)

Rich:
You see, he really is a meanie, a big one.
Have to be a bit careful about what ya say when he is around.
But we love him anyway, just don't feed him.  :-*
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on March 18, 2009, 12:41:26 am
Maybe i should put a smiley with a "don't feed the troll" sign up as my avatar  ;D
And i resent being called a nerd...
I'm a geek.
There's a difference  ;)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on March 18, 2009, 08:17:28 pm
Newest random purchase : some videogames  ;D
And i can has new avatar, so now i want no more complaints that you didn't see it coming if i get snidy with some of you !!  ;) ;D :P
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: rich on March 19, 2009, 12:15:14 pm
No, Graves is my real given surname (or, at least what's left of it afte rit was "americanised"), unlike singer Michale Graves (who's real name is Michael Emanuel).
You're a sad case though, don't even know the Misfits, yet wear their shirts, and yet you complain about Miley Cyrus wearing a Maiden shirt and claiming she likes them ?
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
(Sorry, that was too easy, i couldn't resist)

Sad jokes aside though, let me sum it up for ya :

Misfits (ex) bandmembers :
Singers : Glenn Danzig, Michale Graves, Myke Hideous, Eerie Von, Zollie, Jerry Only (he sucks!)
Guitarists :    Jimmy Battle, Franché Coma, Rick Riley, Bobby Steele, Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, Dez Cadena
Bassists : Jerry "religious nut/money hungry ****sucker" Only, Eerie Von
Drummers : Manny, Mr. Jim, Joey Image, Arthur Googy, Todd Swalla, Robo, Brian Damage, Dr. Chud, Marky Ramone

And then there's the countless rehearsals they did for all 3 incarnations of the band, which resulted in even more stage names on the list.

Did you do that off the top of your head or did you look it up?
Be honest. ;)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on March 19, 2009, 01:36:15 pm
Did you do that off the top of your head or did you look it up?
Be honest. ;)

and how is that relevant?  :-\
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: rich on March 19, 2009, 01:38:31 pm
Did you do that off the top of your head or did you look it up?
Be honest. ;)

and how is that relevant?  :-\

It tells me alot about his personal life.
If he knows it off the top of his head, he doesn't have a girlfriend, perhaps not even a job, at least not a very hard one.
If he Wiki'd it, he still has a chance with the ladies, and perhaps could get that big promotion from fry boy to cashier. :P
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on March 19, 2009, 01:44:29 pm
lol

Dan happens to be a skilled IT'er but haven't you seen his wide collection of skateboards? (the ones he has and had)
that would make him more of a geek than a nerd and geeks aren't doing so bad with the ladies these days ;)

 :D hint: try not to joke about peoples job as you haven't got any either (the fact you're still in school is irrelevant as well now :) )

k on topic: random purchases:
my most recent purchase was a house; so you couldn't call it *random*.
my latest purchase that can be called random is a boss metalzone (MT2?)
it sounds pretty cool combined with some other effects so it wasn't really useless...

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: rich on March 19, 2009, 01:54:00 pm
lol

Dan happens to be a skilled IT'er but haven't you seen his wide collection of skateboards? (the ones he has and had)
that would make him more of a geek than a nerd and geeks aren't doing so bad with the ladies these days ;)

 :D hint: try not to joke about peoples job as you haven't got any either (the fact you're still in school is irrelevant as well now :) )

k on topic: random purchases:
my most recent purchase was a house; so you couldn't call it *random*.
my latest purchase that can be called random is a boss metalzone (MT2?)
it sounds pretty cool combined with some other effects so it wasn't really useless...



The MT-2's are beast. I couldn't play without mine. An excellent purchase.

I dunno if I know the difference between a geek and a nerd?(Explanation anyone?)

An IT? They work on computers right?

Lol LeivenDV you have to first have a life before you can have a personal life. I have neither, so I have nothing to loose from this conversation. :P
I kind of have a job. I mean ya know I make decent grades and stay out of trouble, doesn't that kind of count for something? ;) I just wish I could get a raise... :P

Also congrats on the home man, I'd love to see some pics. If it's not digging to much in your personal life. :P

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on March 19, 2009, 10:14:53 pm
I knew all that off the top of my head.
WE ARE THE FIEND CLUB, NOT YOU !!!  ;D

A Geek = someone who has intimate knowledge of computers, science, music, videogames, movies, Chess, Mathematics, and more such topics *any of the above, sometimes ALL of the above*
Nerd is just derogatory slang for a Geek, although more commonly used for kids in chessclubs with glasses, bad acne and worse looks.

As for my life, i've had the same cosy IT jobs in assembly dept./helpdesk/penetration testing for years now, recently started working in a guitar shop part time because IT business is SLOOOOOOW, and as for girlfriends, i have nothing to complain about   :)
Hell, probably got my first kiss before you where even born  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on March 20, 2009, 03:25:26 am
Congratulations Lieven!
Buying a house is a big step, hope it turns out to be a good one,
wish you all the best for that. :D

Dan:
Skateboard collection? I really was into stuff like that back when i was little,
are there photos?
BTW: I love the new avatar. ;)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on March 20, 2009, 04:46:58 am
http://www.justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=11458.0
 ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: rich on March 20, 2009, 12:44:09 pm
WE ARE THE FIEND CLUB, NOT YOU !!!  ;D



penetration testing


Hell, probably got my first kiss before you where even born  ;D

1)Dude that is really something that you know all the Misfits off the top of your head.

2)I bet you do penetration testing. Way to go man. ;)

3)I wouldn't have mentioned the kiss issue mate, makes you sound up there in your days. ;)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Quark on March 20, 2009, 01:30:39 pm
I was at the Ohio Music Festival couple of weeks ago and bought a used Boss Micro BR DVR for about 1/2 price of what it was new. Had no real desire to own one but for the price I figured I'd go for it. It is quite easy to use and a lot of fun to play around with. Random? Maybe. Impulsive? Definitely! Regrets? None!  :)

W
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: rich on March 20, 2009, 01:34:19 pm
That sounds awesome.
What's the Ohio Music Festivial like?
Is it more about marketing or about musicians(sponsored or just everymna for himself?) coming out to hang out and mess around playing?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on March 23, 2009, 02:53:23 am
Latest random purchase : bootleg DVD of Oingo Boingo's Farewall concert...
I wish they'd re-release the damn thing already, cause i am NOT paying over $100 for a simple concert dvd, no matter how much i love Boingo (and Danny Elfman).
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Quark on March 23, 2009, 09:09:35 pm
Quote
What's the Ohio Music Festivial like?
Is it more about marketing or about musicians(sponsored or just everymna for himself?) coming out to hang out and mess around playing?

It is interesting that it has a wide variety of music acts; blues, rock, folk, country, metal, alternative and I think I heard a choir. I forget its actual origin but it showcases Ohio musicians, just a couple of bucks to get in, and loads of ohio vendors selling their wares. No pressure to buy, although the beer lines were very long! Its a lot of fun.

W
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: rich on March 24, 2009, 05:12:12 pm
Wow that does sound very fun.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on March 26, 2009, 07:16:39 pm
Most recent purchases : New thermal compound for my pc (MX-2), the cpu for my latest pc build (Intel Core 2 duo E8400), 2 sheets of griptape and some paint markers.
Time to finish off my new rig, and time for some creative skateboard decorations  ;D

My god, at this rate, i'll be using up my weekend minutes like nobdy's business  :(
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on March 26, 2009, 07:46:09 pm
MX-2?
Ever tried Liquid-Pro?
Link (http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews.php?type=3&id=87&page=3&desc=battle_of_the_goop_-_thermal_paste_comparison)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on March 26, 2009, 08:32:19 pm
Liquid pro, like arctic silver, conducts electricty.
I prefer MX-2 because it is non-conductive and non capacitive (so IF i where to accidentally spill it on a "live" component, there's no shorts), and it's non curing, non corrosive, and it doesn't "bleed" like other pastes (and liquid pro) do.
And the thermal difference between all these pastes is minimal anyway, and since i'm not an overclocker, i really couldn't care less about a 2°C temp difference.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on May 25, 2009, 05:05:53 pm
Latest random purchase : some Bill Hicks dvd's, and an EVGA Geforce GTX 275.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: BrianInTune on May 25, 2009, 06:48:56 pm
Baked Manacotti. Yum.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Rodrigo on May 25, 2009, 08:34:08 pm
My girl friend got me The Dark Side of the Moon  ;D it was a random purchase by her
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on May 25, 2009, 08:42:55 pm
One of Pink Floyds greatest!
Gratz! :D

Which version did you get? :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Rodrigo on May 25, 2009, 08:50:05 pm
http://www.fnac.pt/pt/Catalog/Detail.aspx?cIndex=1&catalog=discos&categoryN=M%C3%BAsica&category=sacdPop&product=724358213621

 ;D this one xaromir
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Happy Jack on May 25, 2009, 09:00:50 pm
Westons Organic Cider 7.4% alcohol but it must be good for you it's made from apples

 ;DHic ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on May 25, 2009, 09:37:43 pm
Excellent buy!
This is one of the best SACD available,
some say the japanese version is a bit better, but in my opinion there is no difference. :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Rodrigo on May 25, 2009, 09:39:22 pm
havent heard the japonese version, but this one his just perfect
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 15, 2009, 10:38:43 pm
I'd like you all to meet my new friend.
His name's Coli.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2604/3924316688_f51c7eaa1a.jpg)

E-Coli.   ;D

Giant plush microbes/bacteria/virii rule  ;)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on September 16, 2009, 12:03:52 am
Dan:
My first thought was "Flying spaghetti monster!!!" :D
Lets keep resurrecting dead topics. :D
Is that the first edition G15 keyboard?

Not really a purchase, a friend gave me the english version of blues you can use today.
Friday i bought a pack of those translucent blue fender medium picks, i actually like them,
and a jim dunlop 3mm stubby - this one was totally random.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Rodrigo on September 16, 2009, 12:20:53 am
Escherichia coli the most cool bacteria ehehe  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on September 16, 2009, 03:31:36 am
I went to a Portugese bakery(they make the best sourdough bread) and thought while I was waiting for the salami to be sliced for me I would buy an insanely good looking apple turnover.  I was drooling at the chops for this as I don't usually buy stuff like this(willpower) but it was the most disgusting horrible thing I have eaten in a long time.  I took a big huge honkin' bite and couldn't for the life of me taste the apple inside when I looked there were probably 3 measly pieces of apple.  It was like a lump of dough in your mouth.  I threw it in the garbage.  What a disappointment!

Licksnkicks
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Tourniquet on September 16, 2009, 08:26:55 am
A 1000w workshop vacuum. (finally got my shed empty of junk that shouldn't be there... it shall be a workshop.... oh yes...)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 16, 2009, 08:50:31 am
Yes Xaromir, that is a first gen, revision 1 G15.
i also have a second gen G5 mouse that matches the G15 in colour.

@ Tourniquet : vacuum cleaner, or vacuum pump ?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Tourniquet on September 16, 2009, 11:01:00 am
cleaner.
Although vacuum forming looks like huge fun it would take up too much space and It wouldn't get enough use to justify it.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on September 16, 2009, 11:09:13 am
a lottery ticket... €4
... 3 out of 6 numbers right = €2.5 win
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: BrianInTune on September 17, 2009, 04:45:11 am
An Xbox 360.. yes i'm VERY late on buying one.. but I never had the money to buy one, and whenever I did, I'd get guitar gear. Shame on me.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: charlieguitars on September 17, 2009, 04:50:26 am
i salute you for having dedication to your guitar and not buying a system.  But i have to say PLAYSTATION3 FOREVER
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 17, 2009, 11:17:18 am
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b366/DanielGravesNL/GodHatesConsoleFanboysctrlaltdel.jpg) (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b366/DanielGravesNL/GodHatesConsoleFanboysctrlaltdel.jpg)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: BrianInTune on September 17, 2009, 10:29:58 pm
[email protected] DanG  ;D

@Charlie... I had my mind set on the PS3 for YEARS since I never had the opportunity to own a PS2.. but all of my friends have a 360.. so I really got it to play online with them. Still, I don't regret getting it, being that I really wanted to own either system for the online experience mostly.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on September 18, 2009, 12:05:14 am
Buy a used PS2.
It's dirt cheap
A whole lot of fun
And it seems like there are compatibility problems with old PSX titles on the PS3
you can play those on the PS2.
Most games released today is xx--xx anyway.

But what happened to the PC as a gaming platform? I still prefer it.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 18, 2009, 12:17:31 am
Only consoles i've kept, maintained and used over the years is the old ones from Sega and Nintendo...
And my Atari's and Colecovision, but those see almost daily use.

My modified PS2's and Xboxes however, are mostly gathering dust.
Only thing i use my PS3 for is as a bluray player, and my Xbox 360 is a median between my pc and my TV (in other words, i use it as a media center).

Random purchase of the day : some books by "Uncle Fester" (Steve Preisler) : Silent Death *newer revision then my earlier copy*(about use of/instructions on how to make poisons, chemical and natural toxins, wargasses, nervegas, et all), Home Workshop Explosives (what could that possibly be about ? i wonder...) Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture (Wow man, i feel liek the f***ing energizer bunny!), Practical LSD Manufacture (woooah, far out man, heavy...), and Advanced Techniques of Clandestine Psychedelic & Amphetamine Manufacture (  :-X ).
I wonder what the folks @ the Dutch secret service will think of all these "bad books" that i'm importing, but... MEH.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on September 18, 2009, 04:42:09 am
LMAO Dan!  You are a funny one!

Lnk
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: BrianInTune on September 18, 2009, 05:38:12 am
@Xaromir, I agree I prefer the PC over any console as far as gaming, but sadly my computer's outdated and I can't afford to spend a $1000+ for a decent gaming computer. Hopefully in a few more years when I finally get my career sorted out, I'll get a new computer and a lot more guitar gear  :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: charlieguitars on September 19, 2009, 12:30:46 am
Quote
a lot more guitar gear
that is what i want as well.  i figured i'm gonna be spending about $10,000 to get the stuff i want right now.  no way i can do that :(
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Sl8sh on September 19, 2009, 05:20:23 am
I just went to Half Price books and bought AC/DC's live album.  In fact, I'm listening to it as we speak. 

I bought it because it has most of the songs on it that I want to one day learn completely. 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 22, 2009, 05:46:52 pm
Well, not really a new purchase, since it's a trade, but i traded my Orange TT with custom 4x12 cab with 2 V30's and 2 G12's for a...

Wait for it...

Mesa/Boogie Rectifier with a 4x12 recto cab.
I am now officially going to blow the windows out of the rehearsal room this weekend.
Wonder how my drummer will like me blowing him away for a change.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on September 22, 2009, 06:26:50 pm
Mesa/Boogie Rectifier with a 4x12 recto cab.
I am now officially going to blow the windows out of the rehearsal room this weekend.
Wonder how my drummer will like me blowing him away for a change.

right on! :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Leeskiii on September 22, 2009, 06:54:59 pm
Went to pick up my jazzmaster and come out with an Electo harmonix holy grail nano. This usually happens to me.

Last month, i went into currys for a new laptop and cames out with a new flatscreen, home cinema system and a new laptop.

haha
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Quark on September 22, 2009, 07:10:52 pm
Nothing as flashy, but I picked up a monster cable as an impulse buy while at GC this week.

W
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 22, 2009, 07:23:33 pm
Nothing as flashy, but I picked up a monster cable as an impulse buy while at GC this week.

W

Liking it so far, i hope ?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Quark on September 22, 2009, 10:51:09 pm
Actually I do Dan. There had been some minor interference coming through the amp occassionally and this cleared that up right away. And it is probably my imagination but I think my tone has improved as well, seems almost a little smoother. Can't really put my finger on it. But I am happy with it. 

W
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 22, 2009, 10:56:51 pm
The whole smoother tone thing is what i described in my review last year, i think it's an actual "feature" rather then just in your head.
We need to get more folks on the smooth tone train  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Sl8sh on September 23, 2009, 06:32:00 am
Another purchase I had to make this morning was my Political Science textbook which the campus bookstore said wasn't in when in fact it really was and I had to wait an hour for the building to open so I could get in and purchase it.  I also have to go buy goggles tomorrow for my Intro to Chem class. 

College is such stress sometimes. 

But I love the geek pit, as we call it. 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 23, 2009, 02:15:35 pm
Oooh, chemistry.
If you're in luck, you'll get an older professor, and he/she will teach you how to make some nifty little things, like nitrogen triiodide  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Sl8sh on September 23, 2009, 10:09:11 pm
Really?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    :D

I'll have to look up Nitrogen Triiodide.  I had chem at one point, then I chickened out and didn't want to take it in high school so now I'm taking it.  So far, I remember how to write scientific notation which is as far as we've gotten. 

Or I could ask my lovely sibling what Nitrogen Triiodide is.  She's in a higher chem class than I'm in. 

Can I guess?

Is it something highly flammable or explosive?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 23, 2009, 11:15:53 pm
Ammonia + Iodine crystals.
It goes BOOM, and it's even more sensitive then Nitroglycerin.
Then again, you can make this stuff fine enough to be harmless for small pranks, like coating the surface of a table with it.
Then if someone puts something on it, it makes a small bang  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Sl8sh on September 24, 2009, 01:52:48 am
WICKED AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have to keep that in mind for future pranks. 

I really should have taken chemistry in High School.  I won't learn about that stuff unless I choose to take a higher chem class.  But my guess was in the same ball park. 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: TB-AV on September 24, 2009, 07:28:49 pm
Most recent but not so random. Custom wound transform for tube mic modification. Build/Design  AMI(TAB Funkenwerk)/Lucas Eng..



Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: xXForget itXx on September 24, 2009, 09:07:46 pm
Ring bottle opener xD
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Sl8sh on September 25, 2009, 02:43:40 am
YOU GUYS WILL NEVER GUESS THIS ONE!!!!!!!!!

The vending machine that sold/sells the goggles that I need for chem class was broken so I had to go to the college book store and pay $9.95 but if you added tax to that it came out $10.90.  The goggles cost only $10.00 at the machine if was working.  I'm just really frustrated that I had to spend almost and extra dollar on goggles that I'm only probably going to use once in my life. 

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 25, 2009, 02:58:09 am
If you only use them once, you're doing it wrong.
Good practice during any chem test = gloves, protective eyewear, and a means to extinguish a chemical fire and treat chemical burns nearby.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Sl8sh on September 25, 2009, 11:10:37 pm
Once as in just for this quarter.  Not once during the whole quarter.  If it was, then yeah it was a total waste of $10.90 that I could have saved. 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on September 27, 2009, 10:50:24 pm
They get you coming and going!

We bought one of my sons a laptop for Xmas and he just started college but can't use the laptop that we bought him.  College politics!  My hubby and I were furious.  What can you do though?  We had to rent one for him for the year.  NOT happy!

Licksnkicks
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Sl8sh on September 27, 2009, 11:49:09 pm
Ask your son if the the College has Wi Fi that he has to go register for.  That's how my college works.  You can bring your own laptop but you have to have it registered by the College in order to use the Wi Fi.  I haven't registered my computer because I spend more time practicing between classes than doing homework.  And my homework so far is to just read chapters.  No big assignments yet. 

How's your hand doing by the way?  Maybe should have left it for a PM. 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on September 28, 2009, 12:16:26 am
Or he just could hack it.
Shouldn't be a huge problem if i look at how most people, companies and schools secure their w-lan. :D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Sl8sh on September 28, 2009, 11:31:25 pm
OOooooooooooooooooooooo...........................hacking...........hehehehehehehehehe...................

TEACH ME OH WISE ONE IN COMPUTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(my excitement will last mommentarily). 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 29, 2009, 02:04:46 am
That's not hacking.
And i wish people (in general!) would stop referring to all scriptkiddies who know how to use cracking software as hackers.
It's just plain wrong.

As for cracking W-lan, any idiot with a pulse and enough reading skills to read a simple manual can be taught how to do that.
Only problem is it can take a while depending on the key length, key strength (how complicated the keyphrase is) and what kind of encryption was used.
For example, any idiot using WEP is just asking for their connection to be hijacked.

Almost forgot my latest purchases : an electric shaver from philips, some extra RAM from G.Skill, a box (12 sets) of powerslinkies, 2 trays of cheapo energy drink (the stuff from Lidl, which tastes a million times better then red bull, and costs a 5th of the price of red bull per can  ;D ), a box of shrimp noodles (20 packs), and some magic mushrooms  :D
All that for under €170, which means i even have enough cash left to buy me another season of Tales From the Crypt on DVD...
Hooray for smart shopping  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on September 29, 2009, 11:42:16 am
That's not hacking.
And i wish people (in general!) would stop referring to all scriptkiddies who know how to use cracking software as hackers.
It's just plain wrong.
amen :p

btw; the most efficient method of hacking to me is still "social engineering"
it doesn't take much of ICT skills but you need some in order to fake that you are a system engineer.

"Hello dear sir; this is ... from the ... service desk; there's a mixup in security settings due to a bad server synchronisation. this was cause by the ... when the .... and the ... were ...  We need your credentials in order to secure your private files to be exposed. "

when they start askig difficult question or more technical questions, you must be able to improvise with some ICT background knowledge (I still am an ICT'er you know; but that's just acting.. and for peopel like me, acting is easier than configuring systems :)


now on topic:
random purchase...
pasta: pene carbonara witrh extra cheese .. because I FELT like it :p
... ah ok   a small €10K for house renovation,s: central heating and electricity stuff. :p not so very random though



Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 30, 2009, 12:27:24 am
Agreed, nothing is easier than just plain old asking for passwords, and making sure you can throw some names, company specifics terms and some tech lingo around to sound like the real deal.
Kevin Mitnick wrote an excellent book about social engineering called "The Art of Deception".
Must read if you are into psychology or the IT field.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Sl8sh on September 30, 2009, 02:34:59 am
So basically get a computer book, or manual, and learn about the system you are trying to hack into................Hehehehehehehehe............

Random purchase was about three cans of Mountain Dew during the course of the day from the campus vending machine's and a chewy sort of gummy kind of snack whose name and brand just left my brain. 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 30, 2009, 03:17:09 am
So basically get a computer book, or manual, and learn about the system you are trying to hack into................Hehehehehehehehe............

Nice try, but wrong.
That mindset would get you nothing but ridicule amongst serious IT folk.
The idea is to learn the ins and outs of software and hardware, and find ways to improve it, or make it do what you want, rather then just what it's developers had in mind.
That is what "hacking" stood for, in a way : "hacking" away at a keyboard until the machine was doing what you wanted.
There's also the hardware to take into account, the "hacker" spirit as it was viewed traditionally is akin to the kind of thing you see in modern day "overclockers", people who make hardware run beyond it's specificated clockspeeds, voltages etc., or getting "more bang for your buck" from what can be considered "lesser" equipment.
This is all an oversimplification on it's own, as it's really hard to define in a few words.

A good overview of the era in which all these terms first showed up, and which led to the online world as we know it today, is seen in BBS : The Documentary by Jason Scott.
You can watch all of it online, LEGALLY !! as the entire documentary was released under the creative commons license, just check google video.
Hell, i just bought the DVD's, but what can i say, i'm a geek  ;D

Here's a link for the episode about Hacking, Phreaking, Anarchy and Cracking (HPAC for short) : CLICK ! (http://video.google.nl/videoplay?docid=-1088107556582103834#)
You can find the other 7 episodes there as well.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Sl8sh on September 30, 2009, 04:23:31 am
That makes more sense.  Although I do miss it when computers used to have dial tones.  Made it easier to hack into things. 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 30, 2009, 04:34:46 am
You remember dial-up ?
Well then, GO WATCH THAT DOCUMENTARY !!!
Seriously, it's good.
But please, stop saying silly things like

Although I do miss it when computers used to have dial tones.  Made it easier to hack into things. 

That just makes me want to cover you with tar and feathers, and run you off the forum with an angry mob armed with torches and pitchforks.
Or armed with sharp edged pc components and old Dell powersupplies (the kind that explodes if you drop it), to be more techie-correct.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: TB-AV on September 30, 2009, 04:53:49 am
I actually used to associate with a real hacker. I didn't know it for a long time. It was kind of funny when I was finally told where all the knowledge was coming from. He could do it all though. I mean everything, radio, satellite, computers, telephone. He knew how it all worked and could crack, modify and build it to his desire. He has patents for things we take for granted.

Kinda strange to think back to those days now. Really nice guy and a fantastic teacher.

.... let's see.. random purchase... red Locktite  
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 30, 2009, 05:16:32 am
Now THAT would be a real hacker, to me at least.

I have to ask : RED loctite ?
We just get one kind here, what's the difference ?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on September 30, 2009, 08:01:32 am
bought a coffee half an hour ago downstair in the  snackbar because here on the 4th floor (=my job) the coffee sucks.
€1.90 instead of free coffee, just because it's a bit less horrible...
i'm glad that in the railstation of Mechelen they have a small coffee bar that makes REAL espresso :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: TB-AV on September 30, 2009, 02:08:00 pm
Dan, red Locktite is a for a more permanent lock, but actually now that I look closer it's actually green Loctite.

#640 for locking pins, studs, press fit items. Helps restore tolerances, etc. 

It used to be Loctite came in little bottle the color to match the product. But now it seems they like to use red bottles for everything.

I was in one of those discount warehouses that get rotating surplus stock. and saw it for $1. Which turns out to be about 1/3 the regular price.

But generally we used to just get two kinds Red or Blue. Blue if you needed to stay but later needed to take it apart. Red if you just wanted it to stay put.

They have so many different types now it's all done by numbers.
Here are the thread lockers though.
http://www.loctiteproducts.com/products/subcategory.asp?CatID=10&SubID=48

and this is what I ended up with...
https://tds.us.henkel.com//NA/UT/HNAUTTDS.nsf/web/062262D5231164B0882571870000D85C/$File/640-EN.pdf

Which is something out of their industrial line.

 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 30, 2009, 06:15:54 pm
Here we just get some blueish-white goo in a jar with a small brush or a small bottle, that's used to lock threads permanently, and there's a secondary product (just a typical solvent, probably acetone based) to unlock any bonds made with it.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: TB-AV on September 30, 2009, 06:49:06 pm
Never heard of anything like that. That sounds like something you might want to build a permanent fixture with.

Blue Loctite is used for instance on a water pump or brake calipers. Or even guitar amps and such. You want the bolts to stay put but also want to release them periodically with a wrench.

Anywhere vibration exists and field service is likely needed.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on September 30, 2009, 06:59:52 pm
this would have given Bob Marley excellent "Threadlocks" :p

or locking these pesky threads liek "band name game" :p
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on September 30, 2009, 07:05:33 pm
You need a shotgun to kill these kind of posts Lieven. Twelve gauge...... straight to the thread*

Blue Loctite is major cool stuff though. My Honda is held together with it  ;D



*this pun comes pre-groaned
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Sl8sh on September 30, 2009, 10:41:26 pm
Why not shrapnel or a bomb?  That'll really kill it.  In many pieces but it will die. 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 03, 2009, 08:40:41 pm
Why not shrapnel or a bomb?  That'll really kill it.  In many pieces but it will die.  

Because Shrapnel, on it's own, isn't very effective, even when thrown by a pro Baseball pitcher...
And explosives are MY department, so Lieven can't use them here.

Most recent random purchases : latest issue of Fangoria magazine, a new MA-1 flight jacket (green), some new jeans, and some new braces (suspenders for the U.S. folks).
Now i just need some new Doc Martens, and i'll be ready for the upcoming Oi gigs in November and December  :D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Sl8sh on October 04, 2009, 01:58:00 am
I bought a T-Shirt today after going to a Jazz Horn Festival at Cornish.  Learned alot about how to start improvising if you've never done it in your life and how to take little steps to get to how blues and jazz players sound.  I can't wait to ask Justin some of my questions though when he broadcasts next week. 

And heads up to those asking questions on BlogTv:  My username here is the same username there so people will still know who I am so there won't be any confusion. 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on October 04, 2009, 06:50:58 pm
Quote
Now i just need some new Doc Martens

Oi! Oi! Oi!........ Skin'ead!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 04, 2009, 09:24:41 pm
Quote
Now i just need some new Doc Martens

Oi! Oi! Oi!........ Skin'ead!

And a jewish one to boot (pun intended).
 ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on October 04, 2009, 09:45:28 pm

Because Shrapnel, on it's own, isn't very effective, even when thrown by a pro Baseball pitcher...


except when it's done by Topper Harley from hots Shots (II)
check the end of the movieclip (0:57) (some idiotic overbub but just these last seconds matter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vUD2iUr5To&NR=1
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 04, 2009, 10:11:31 pm
Lieven, he threw bullets at them...
Not shrapnel.
But it was an amusing clip  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Sl8sh on October 04, 2009, 10:12:04 pm
All I have to say to that is

Wow.   
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on October 04, 2009, 10:25:47 pm
I bought and Ozzy Osbourne rubber ducky today off of ebay.  1st edition!

Licksnkicks
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on October 04, 2009, 10:51:30 pm
LOL Dan............. We call that one the 'Skin'ead in a polo neck'  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Sl8sh on October 04, 2009, 11:34:34 pm
I bought and Ozzy Osbourne rubber ducky today off of ebay.  1st edition!

Licksnkicks

A rubber duck.  Where are you going to put it? 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 04, 2009, 11:47:57 pm
Well, if it's anything like the vibrating rubber duck my ex-GF owned, i think i can imagine where she'll put it  ;D

LOL Dan............. We call that one the 'Skin'ead in a polo neck'  ;D
Drat, i don't do polo's....
Just workershirts.
Am i doomed now ?  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on October 05, 2009, 01:13:54 am
Well, if it's anything like the vibrating rubber duck my ex-GF owned, i think i can imagine where she'll put it ;)

C'mon Dan now get your mind out of the gutter!  LOL
Slash I'm putting it with the rest of my rock n' roll collectibles on my shelf in my music room converted over from the spare bedroom.

Licksnkicks
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on October 05, 2009, 02:04:53 am
Don't do it dan.
We love you the way you are,
there is no need to raise the bar. :-*

I think i know that ducky, i believe they are named "i rub my duckie",
i think they became quite popular due to their innocent look.
But there are actually better toys,
patchy paul aka paulchen was a huge hit here in germany.
It's a green worm, done by "fun factory", i used to work for them for a short period of time.
Even if the founders are guys, it's actually done more like by women for women,
they don't watch their workers and allow their workers to "steal" them for personal use at home,
without having to ask or somethings like that,
they have a suggestion box specially for their products in the factory.
They are expansive, but are very well done and made in germany, but i think they are also in the US now.
All my girlfriends received one as a present for when i'm not around and they loved them.
They also do some stuff for dudes and couples. :D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 05, 2009, 03:56:42 am
Xaro, methinks you aren't aware that i've had a shaved head for years, the mohawk picture was from when i still had hair up front.
If Flyhead was still here, he'd confirm, he's met me once IRL.
Think he was quite shocked to find i was actually a halfway decent guy  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on October 05, 2009, 07:15:40 am
I can't remember the last time I had hair; which is not to say I don't have any, 'cos i seem to throw a lot of it in the bin each week.

Been a Skin' so long, I start feeling like a hippie if it gets to 5mm :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on October 05, 2009, 08:29:59 am
there are other, more suggestive fora to discuss that kind of rubber ducks.

and why does the topic "Dan's hair" (and the lack of it) always keeps popping up in all the threads?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: JoshLovesMusic on October 05, 2009, 08:38:39 am
What happened to flyhead by the way?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on October 05, 2009, 01:23:10 pm
Sorry lieven. :D
I also don't know why we discus dans hair, but better than having a pure spam topic. :)

Dan:
I'm very aware of the fact that you are a bald fella since i read this topic, but i knew that you are shaved for quite some time,
you told me that before at some point, when i asked you about that (in my opinion) cool mr.t thingy.
Those things i can remember but there is no way that i finally remember who is a girl and who is a dude. *stupid* oi. -_-*
I found the skinhead thing very interesting, but i stayed with punk, i also have a problem with shaving off my hair, a physical one actually. :-X

Last random purchase:
2 dunlop stubby 2mm + 3mm, and a pack of those translucent fender picks (medium)
I <3 picks.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Govendl3 on October 05, 2009, 02:08:41 pm
Ferrarii Challenge
NFS Shift
Fifa 10
all together and what a waste of money  >:(
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 05, 2009, 03:47:39 pm
Shoulda gone with Batman Arkham Asylum and Resident Evil 5  ;D

@ Lieven : people keep asking about my hair because everyone and their grandma has seen that pic of me with the blue mohawk...
So if i mention being bald, they go "HUH?!?!!11!1?!?".

@ Josh : he buggered off to facebook.

@ Wishbone : Oi oi ! 5mm ? that's too long man, i keep it close to "Qball"  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Govendl3 on October 05, 2009, 04:14:37 pm
not much of a RPG or first person shoot up type
Will keep waiting for GT5
 ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Sl8sh on October 05, 2009, 06:40:48 pm
Anybody have an idea of what I can use the remainder of my Birthday money after I spend it on guitar lessons?  I'll have about $10 US left. 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 05, 2009, 06:54:55 pm
Buy a pack of condoms and have some fun ?  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on October 05, 2009, 07:05:13 pm
Donating to justin also comes to mind.
Or save it.

I remember seeing a wedding dress made out of 12.000 purple condoms the other day,
looked rather nice.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on October 05, 2009, 08:30:56 pm
Dan

Anyone ever told you that you have the moral conscience of a cat on a croquet lawn?

You know my 'Don't-say-dat-xx--xx' filters were working so hard they were smoking right there..........

Yours need an upgrade  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 05, 2009, 08:53:11 pm
Wishbone, what'd you expect from someone who grew up on elite sections of the old BBS'es ?  :D
Besides, i don't see what's wrong with what i said, i mean, she's an adult, i'm sure she has feelings and needs too, so i don't see any real issues with my suggestion.
Unles she fancies women, because then she'd be better off with a dental dam and some gloves, but meh, i can't know everything.

 ;D

And yes, i would say such things IRL too, even if there's kids around.
Unlike my fellow Americans (and Dutchies), i don't live by the silly notion that i should be careful not to offend anyone by saying what i'm thinking.
I'm also not part of the mass of morons that seem to think that sex is "bad" or "dirty", but that's perhaps a discussion best left for IRC, MSN or Facebook, because it usually involves religion.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on October 05, 2009, 09:15:22 pm
LOL Dan

Now I'm truly disturbed.......... You almost hinted at an allusion that you could have, just possibly, on the flipside of a very active imagination....... explained yourself there

Step back from the brink Dan, don't do it........ I said what I said for entertainment purposes only.

You know I was messing, right?  :)

Besides, If I'd said what I was thinking, I wouldn't have an account to post this reply with right now  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 05, 2009, 09:23:06 pm
My god, it's Flyhead 2 !!
Hide the women and children !!  :D

And yes, i know you where kidding, i just felt like a more serious reply.
Explaining me though... hardly.
That's a VERY long and complicated story with lots of substance abuse, lots of drama, and a s**load of other sordid things.
The BBS'es are just the tip of that iceberg (although iceberg is an understatement... it's more like the frigging mount everest of all explanations  ;D)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Sl8sh on October 05, 2009, 11:07:54 pm
Buy a pack of condoms and have some fun ?  ;D

Um.........did we momentarily forget that I am a girl?  And I'm glad that your genetals have an opinion vs your brain.  And quite frankly, I'm not that type of girl to begin with. 

Donating to justin also comes to mind.
Or save it.

I remember seeing a wedding dress made out of 12.000 purple condoms the other day,
looked rather nice.

I hadn't considered donating it.  There's a good thought.  And are we going to get off of the condom subject?  And to begin with I'm not that type of girl. 

Besides, i don't see what's wrong with what i said, i mean, she's an adult, i'm sure she has feelings and needs too, so i don't see any real issues with my suggestion.
Unles she fancies women, because then she'd be better off with a dental dam and some gloves, but meh, i can't know everything.

No I don't fancy other women.  I'm not going to play into your little fantasy world.  Keep it in your head, and not here on the forum.  I would feel much better. 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 05, 2009, 11:21:01 pm
*Fails to see why a woman can't be the one carrying condoms with her "just in case"*
But besides that, when will you learn not to take me so serious ?
Seriously...  ;D

And, as a serious question : why so uptight ?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Sl8sh on October 05, 2009, 11:46:22 pm
I don't know you too well and the joke was on a really fine line if it was one. 

I was uptight because I didn't see the point in the joke (if it was one) and exactly how serious you were about it.  Normally I tend to figure out how serious you are about some things its just that this one I really didn't get. 

And Xaromir e-mailed me the dress you commented on.  It's very beautiful, however I don't want to wear it. 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 05, 2009, 11:56:47 pm
Actually, he was on about the dress, i said nothing about it, because i've seen weirder items used to make clothing... liked duct tape.

Mind you, this whole thing wasn't "a joke", i just thought it was a funny suggestion.
And not at all serious.
Hence the smileys.
Only serious part was that i would say things like this IRL, because i do.

A honestly well meant suggestion : take everything i say outside of the equipment forum with a pinch of salt (or a whole 2 pound bag if you feel the need for it  ;D ), if i'm being serious, i'll (over)state it.
Mmmm'kay ?  ;)

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on October 06, 2009, 12:40:33 am
Yeah, she switched our 2 posts around i guess.
That's the dress btw:
http://gizmodo.com/219001/wedding-gown-made-of-12500-condoms

I thought that she got a bit upset about the whole thing so i wrote her,
not to take it to serious. ;)

I found out that there are more dresses made from those,
while googling the dress again.
http://www.funmansion.com/pics/condom_dress.html
http://yesboleh.blogspot.com/2006/08/condom-dress.html

Strange though, there doesn't seem to be anything for guys.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Sl8sh on October 06, 2009, 12:41:25 am
Dan:

M'kay.  We're cool.  And we're good.  Thanks for understanding and clearing up when you are serious and not serious.  I'll keep it in mind for the future.   8) :D

Xaromir:

Sorry for mixing up links. 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on October 07, 2009, 04:20:33 am

A honestly well meant suggestion : take everything i say outside of the equipment forum with a pinch of salt (or a whole 2 pound bag if you feel the need for it  ;D ), if i'm being serious, i'll (over)state it.
Mmmm'kay ?  ;)

Slash I too was taken aback buy some of this forum trolls comments!  LMAO :)  I have learned since not to take things to heart but c'mon guys really, condoms!!  Slash just add a generous sprinkle of salt with everything that has been said.

Licksnkicks
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: VenusBlue on October 07, 2009, 11:47:10 am
I do think that people should carry around condoms, because that's what leads to so many pregnancies and spreading of STD's, Because it's going to ruin the moment to run down to the drugstore and buy some.

Not implying that Sl8sh is that kind of girl, or that it's anyone's business if she is, but that's my own 2 cents.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: PJMCM on October 07, 2009, 04:11:04 pm
I do think that people should carry around condoms, because that's what leads to so many pregnancies and spreading of STD's, Because it's going to ruin the moment to run down to the drugstore and buy some.


Agreed! But you should always take the lady out for a nice meal first. Or, you could kill two birds with one stone at this restaurant....

(http://www.engrish.com//wp-content/uploads/2008/08/cabbages-condoms.jpg)

Peter
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Post by: Xaromir on October 07, 2009, 05:23:44 pm
Actually looks like a nice place.
http://www.cabbagesandcondoms.co.th

But wait, there is more.
How bout hair-bands made from USED condoms from china?
Here they are on snopes:
http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/hairband.asp
On deadline writes they cost around 3cent for 10.
http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2007/11/report-used-con.html

I somehow prefer to use them as intended.
(http://static.pyzam.com/img/funnypics/c/Image7.jpg)
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Post by: Lemming on October 07, 2009, 05:39:48 pm
Most recent completely random purchase...... 2 twix for 80p this morning  ;D

Well I never said it was exciting but I've managed to stay off here for 9 pages so far .......... D'oh  ::)
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Post by: Sl8sh on October 07, 2009, 05:54:08 pm
Getting off the subject of condoms, soon to be random purchase is three guitars lessons with a guy who I want to study under. 
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Post by: PJMCM on October 07, 2009, 06:29:40 pm
And whilst you're 'studying' under the guy, don't forget the..........oh, wait, we're getting off that subject, right?? ;D

Peter
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Post by: Vincent on October 07, 2009, 06:36:52 pm
2 Guitar straps and DR Black Beauties....just because I was in a shop and had $50 burning a hole in my pocket.

Hope the DR blacks work out!
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Post by: MadCat on October 07, 2009, 06:57:46 pm
A 50ml bottle of "Ballistol"-oil (2.80 Euro) for the fretboard of my guitar 'cause my guitardealer had no lemonoil.
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Post by: Wishbone on October 07, 2009, 06:57:55 pm
Peter-

I just about got my snort of laughter out at what Slash wrote, when I scrolled down and saw that it didn't even get to two or three posts before someone said it :)

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Post by: Xaromir on October 07, 2009, 07:06:47 pm
2 Guitar straps and DR Black Beauties....just because I was in a shop and had $50 burning a hole in my pocket.

Hope the DR blacks work out!

I wrote a review on the colored DR strings, maybe you can add to that review. :)

Random purchase...
Uhm... Buns for breakfast? ~.~
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Post by: Wishbone on October 07, 2009, 07:32:05 pm
Totally random purchase? :        A 1ft subway meat feast on brown bread. Probably my entire weeks recommended calorie intake.

Impulsive, random-ish purchase: New set of cycling bib tights, mini pump and long sleeved base layer. Winter's coming and I thought, WTF?
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Post by: Dan Graves on October 07, 2009, 10:32:27 pm
Random purchase...
Uhm... Buns for breakfast? ~.~

Liar, your latest random purchase is a Visualsound Jekyl & Hyde pedal.
It's just not there yet  ;D

@ PJMCM : The question rises though, who would dare to buy any "yoghurt" based sallad dressing there ?  8)

@ Sl8sh : Sorry my dear, it seems the subject does not want to be dropped quite yet.
But feel free to talk about other things while we go on about it in a semi serious fashion  ;D

Latest purchase is a pack of condoms, some razorblades and 4 bottles of deodorant (and i have a receipt for the condoms too, just in case anyone thinks i'm just saying that to keep the conversation on the subject...  :D )
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Post by: Xaromir on October 07, 2009, 11:00:47 pm
Liar, your latest random purchase is a Visualsound Jekyl & Hyde pedal.
It's just not there yet  ;D

Nah, that was 8 days ago. :D
Depending on when you consider it bought...
Good question actually, when is something officially bought? :-X

4 bottles? Are you going to set the world on fire? xD
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Post by: Dan Graves on October 07, 2009, 11:31:49 pm
I consider something officially bought once it's in my posession.
As for the 4 bottles of deodorant, this particular scent is no longer being produced, so i thought i'd stock up and enjoy it while it lasts.  :D
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Post by: Xaromir on October 07, 2009, 11:33:36 pm
Which one is it? O.o
Just being curious. :D
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Post by: Dan Graves on October 08, 2009, 01:13:44 am
Cheapo stuff from Adidas.
No idea what it's called specifically, it's got some kind of orangey colored label, on a black can.
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Post by: Sl8sh on October 08, 2009, 04:33:48 am
Peter-

I just about got my snort of laughter out at what Slash wrote, when I scrolled down and saw that it didn't even get to two or three posts before someone said it :)



Glad you enjoyed it.



@ Sl8sh : Sorry my dear, it seems the subject does not want to be dropped quite yet.
But feel free to talk about other things while we go on about it in a semi serious fashion  ;D

Latest purchase is a pack of condoms, some razorblades and 4 bottles of deodorant (and i have a receipt for the condoms too, just in case anyone thinks i'm just saying that to keep the conversation on the subject...  :D )

That's okay.  My friends give me tough time too when they find something funny and I don't.  But we always work it out.  And then they don't let the subject die either when they have a need to say something. 

Random purchase will be (cause I haven't bought it yet) some blank CD's to put songs on it that I want to learn.  Hopefully before I see my teacher on Friday so I can start learning them. 
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Post by: Xaromir on October 08, 2009, 03:55:13 pm
Dan:
Black can with orange?
Adidas Intensive?
That stuff:?
(http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp26/Xaromir/catalogimageservlet.jpg)

I also use that! ;;_;;
And it's damn great...
I think i will also get myself 1 or 2 cans if i see them...
Where / how did you hear that it's going to be discontinued?

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Post by: Dan Graves on October 08, 2009, 05:26:41 pm
That's the stuff indeed.
I chose the wrong wording though, it's not so much being discontinued as it's been taken out of the assortment by most stores here.
Seems i'm the only one who ever bought it  :-\
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Post by: Xaromir on October 08, 2009, 05:50:07 pm
A bit sad actually, since it keeps everything it promised.
Axe doesn't do that...
I bathed in that stuff but was never chased by 50 almost naked woman...
At least not because of axe. ;D
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Post by: Sl8sh on October 08, 2009, 06:34:56 pm
I don't really want to know anymore, do I? 
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Post by: Dan Graves on October 09, 2009, 01:11:15 am
@ Xaro : agreed, no bull**** here, just does what it says on the can, and smells ok.

@ Sl8sh : He's talking about those silly AxE commercials where, if you spray yourself with AxE, every woman that passes you by starts agressively flirting with you, and won't give up, even if it means chasing you down.
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Post by: Sl8sh on October 09, 2009, 03:57:19 am
I know what he meant, I've seen the commercials I just wasn't sure how far we would jump on that topic. 
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Post by: Xaromir on October 09, 2009, 02:21:03 pm
I didn't planed to start a discussion about being chased by women. :D
But just for those that don't know what we where talking about:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9tWZB7OUSU

Some of their commercials i find a bit offensive to be honest,
some are just stupid, but sad thing is it's breeding another generation of sprayers,
you know... those people that make you leave the elevator and take the stairs,
those people that leave a 5mile long trace of nasal noise and terror behind everywhere they walk.

There also was a axe commercial with john lee hookers boom boom as a soundtrack,
which i found a bit disgraceful, but at least it's not as dumb as their other commercials.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbU_j0bxWpU

I actually bought stuff today.
A power supply for dans pedal which hopefully will arrive tomorrow,
and a lot of picks (white js picks, 2 sharkfins and a teckpick)
http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp26/Xaromir/js1.jpg
I actually really like that teckpick, but i don't really know how to use the sharkfins.
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Post by: Xaromir on October 09, 2009, 03:23:28 pm
Guess what... the jekyll + hyde pedal from dan just arrived. :D
Almost expected it to be the police. ~.~

And 2 more picks! Thanks dan! :D
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Post by: Sl8sh on October 09, 2009, 04:06:07 pm
My breakfast this morning (before going to Blogtv.com) is Barg's rootbeer and a bagel.  The breakfast of champions! 
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Post by: Strat0Blues on October 09, 2009, 05:03:30 pm
Does food count? Cause I was going to get Fish 'n' Chips but at the last minute I decided to buy KFC ;D So it was pretty random :D
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Post by: Dan Graves on October 09, 2009, 07:50:14 pm
Ah, another satisfied customer  ;D


Well, i didn't buy anything today, but i sold the exact same type of pedal i sold to Xaromir to a customer today, and a €4000 Gibson Les Paul that i'd recently restrung, intonated and polished, combined with a Mesa/Boogie Roadster.
My boss was astounded (since i don't officially work in sales ;D ), and i gots me a raise.
Now i just need a new full time contract in IT, and i'll be happy again.
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Post by: Xaromir on October 09, 2009, 08:54:13 pm
Gz dan! :D
That would be stuff worth ~6k you sold today... Not bad actually.
I also would be a good salesperson, i could sell a fridge at the north pole if i wanted to,
but i hate the hours, and seems like you get ass-breath.
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Post by: LievenDV on October 09, 2009, 10:01:08 pm
My boss was astounded (since i don't officially work in sales ;D ), and i gots me a raise.

I'll rename the thread to "last random sale" instead of "purchase" :p
congratz; if he gave oyu a raise, that means you already deserved 2 by now!
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Post by: Sl8sh on October 10, 2009, 04:05:43 am
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha......

I guess your boss was really shocked.  Hopefully it was a significant raise.  It's expensive equipment. 
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Post by: jiggyjohn_guitar on October 12, 2009, 03:21:29 pm
I bought a pair of "Converse All Star" Shoes:)Really cool stuff:)Love it.
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Post by: Sl8sh on October 12, 2009, 05:53:24 pm
Today, I will be buying a pack of blank CD's so I can make a mix CD for my teacher so I can learn songs that I want to learn instead of bringing in a whole heap of albums.  And I'll be getting a whammy bar installed on my guitar this friday.  I need one. 
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Post by: licksnkicks on October 14, 2009, 03:36:26 am
Slash you will have so much fun with your whammy!  I love my whammy.

Licksnkicks
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Post by: Xaromir on October 14, 2009, 04:37:10 am
Bought some new jigsaw puzzles today.
1k chichen Itzà, this one:
http://www.puzzle-net.de/epages/62014102.sf/?ObjectPath=/Shops/62014102/Products/C-30776&ViewAction=ViewProductViaPortal&Locale=de_DE
A bit kitschy but that's ok i guess. :D

And something guitar related.
(http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp26/Xaromir/productimagephp.png)
http://www.jumbo.eu/de/puzzle/animals-nature/musical-mischief
Isn't that thing great?
It's got a guitar and cats, therefore it's 120% pure awesome! :D

I still have some big ones i should do first (http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp26/Xaromir/DSC_8324.jpg) but i just couldn't resist.

I should spend less money but i barely spend anything this year because of the strat i want to have for x-mas. :(
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Post by: Sl8sh on October 14, 2009, 04:46:14 am
Slash you will have so much fun with your whammy!  I love my whammy.

Licksnkicks

Well, we'll see.  The guy who e-mailed me from the repair shop said he'd look for one that would fit.  It doesn't sound like it's going to be easy to find something that fits with a 1983 guitar.  But I will have fun with it once I get it installed. 

Xaromir:

Cool jigsaw puzzles.  I love the one with the cats and the guitar.  Oh, I saw a jigsaw puzzle that was supposed to be one of Esher's pieces of art, you know the ones that defy logic like the one where water goes down a spout but then goes back up and around to go down the spout?  Um......like this:

http://www.globalgallery.com/prod_images/600/esc-e6.jpg

I don't have a puzzle like this but it would definetely keep me busy for more than 3 hours.
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Post by: Xaromir on October 14, 2009, 05:34:14 am
Escher is great.
He had a beautiful mind, but what always got me a bit,
is the feeling that he sometimes just stopped, especially with his early work.
I could write a lot about him but i'm just to groggy today to write a lot.
I think other world is my favorite.
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Post by: Sl8sh on October 14, 2009, 05:40:08 pm
Sad.  That Escher stopped.  I love his art.  I find it amusing to look at.  I think his art is fun in an interesting way. 
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Post by: bobster7 on October 14, 2009, 07:18:38 pm
And something guitar related.
(http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp26/Xaromir/productimagephp.png)
http://www.jumbo.eu/de/puzzle/animals-nature/musical-mischief
Isn't that thing great?
It's got a guitar and cats, therefore it's 120% pure awesome! :D

Its very cute i suppose, but if a cat trampled all over my guitar like this i'd start restringing my classical guitar with good old catgut strings (and no i don't mean sheeps intestine's). You could get quite a few sets of strings out of this little family, save yourself a fortune  ;D
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Post by: Dan Graves on October 14, 2009, 08:35:00 pm
Sad.  That Escher stopped.  I love his art.  I find it amusing to look at.  I think his art is fun in an interesting way. 

Stopped ?
He's been dead since '72, and he worked until his death, he lived in a retirement home for artists where he had his own studio.
One of the few pluspoints of living in this otherwise horrid country : they know everything there is to know about old Maurits Cornelis Escher.
And the palace @ Lange Voorhout (which is about 15 minutes from my house) has a permanent exhibition about Escher and his work  ;D
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Post by: Xaromir on October 14, 2009, 10:04:20 pm
With he "stopped" i meant some of his early work which looks sort of unfinished. ;D
He just "stopped" working on them and left them unfinished.
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Post by: Dan Graves on October 14, 2009, 10:52:11 pm
Ah, i thought "stopped" as in, literally stopped.

In any case, you should visit Holland some time, see that exhibition.
It'll change how you look at his work.
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Post by: LievenDV on October 15, 2009, 08:33:53 pm
He's been dead since '72, and he worked until his death, he lived in a retirement home for artists where he had his own studio.
One of the few pluspoints of living in this otherwise horrid country : they know everything there is to know about old Maurits Cornelis Escher.
And the palace @ Lange Voorhout (which is about 15 minutes from my house) has a permanent exhibition about Escher and his work  ;D

Ah Escher, love that self-portrait in the crystal ball
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Post by: Sl8sh on October 15, 2009, 09:00:47 pm
I didn't know that.  If I ever get to Holland I'll visit the exhibition.  Maybe if I run into you, you can show me where it is. 
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Post by: Dan Graves on October 15, 2009, 09:06:23 pm
Doubt you'd "run into" me, more likely i run into you, and then have to apologise for not paying attention while doing what i call the "pedestrian slalom" on my skateboard  ;D
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Post by: Wishbone on October 15, 2009, 09:53:21 pm
Sl8sh-

He's right you know....... They have a traffic lane for just about anything and everything in Holland.

You have to cross fourteen different lanes just to get to the other side of a bloody alleyway and you know what?......... The Crazy Dutch B***ardsTM never tell you where the lanes are.

For an entire week after I got home from my first trip to Amsterdam, every time I heard a bicycle bell I instinctively flattened myself against the nearest wall in terror  :o

I kid a little, of course, but it takes a bit of getting used to. Traffic there is mental. Saying that, we made the mistake the first trip out of going by coach. We had to spend fourteen hours listening to some gobbo whining that our gang at the back had been, as they say, "Smokin' dat xx--xx up, large portion" all the way from Liverpool to the parking lot opposite the Botel, pausing only to pop the windows and vents open, collect ourselves and crank up our best 'Wot, me boss?' faces for the benefit of HM Customs at Dover. Not that they gave a toss, of course; it's when you're coming back home that you have their undivided attention ;)

Anyway..... Said Gobbo, steps off the coach, spitting feathers and glaring at us............. walks ten feet, slips on a tram rail and breaks his ankle. They nearly had to call a fleet of ambulances........... one for him and the rest for the gang of Scouse stoners who were in absolute fits of laughter at the sight of so much irony concentrated in one place.

The driver had to tell us to..... and I quote..... ' F*** off'.... While he dealt with the basket case, 'cos he couldn't handle it if one of us fell in the canal laughing as well as the whingeing dickhead busting his foot  ;D
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Post by: Sl8sh on October 16, 2009, 03:49:54 am
Hahahahahahahahahaha..............very funny story.  Seriously though I'll keep it in mind.  Didn't know there were traffic lanes just for walking.  I wonder how anyone gets anywhere in amsterdam then? 
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Post by: Xaromir on October 16, 2009, 04:13:23 am
Yeah, holland is fun,
but i have to say that i'm still a bit mad because of the invention of the speed camera.
Reminds me, i still have to overthrow my government,
they want speed-limits everywhere now...
It's like blowing up the reichstag or the neuschwanstein castle - we are famous for that,
the lack of a speed limit on certain roads is some sort of a national monument... :-X
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Post by: Dan Graves on October 16, 2009, 09:04:38 am
The dutch have sidewalks, lanes for bicyclists, and then there are designated lanes for city busses...
But you can assume that anywhere where there's pedestrians, there will be folks on bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, mopeds/scooters.
Folks on bikes always think they own the place, so indeed, either dive for cover if you hear a bell, or brace for impact.
I usually just jump off my skateboard and make sure the mad bike racing f**khead in question hits it and gets a free flying lesson.
After which i usually remark how they should slow the f**k down in pedestrian areas.

Anyway, new random purchase is a new topnut...  Tusq this time.
Accidentally dropped the old one out when changing strings, so it's now in 2 pieces.
Asked our luthier to fit the new one for me, it'll be done once i get off here.
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Post by: LievenDV on October 16, 2009, 09:44:54 am
I just bought 3 donuts in the shop on the groudn level of the office building and gave one away to a colleague : a lottery by trowing gigantic dice on the workfloor. The donuts were great; i'm just finishing on the last one :)
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Post by: Dan Graves on October 18, 2009, 07:17:33 pm
Pearl Jam's Ten, Super Deluxe Edition.
Madness, boys and girls.
Utter madness.

And i got a notice from our shop tech that my 8 string electric bass is done, so tomorrow i'll be picking up a new guitar  ;D
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Post by: Sl8sh on October 18, 2009, 11:46:56 pm
I finally purchased a whammy bar for 8 bucks last Friday.

And after hearing about Amsterdam, I'm not so sure I want to visit.  It sounds like the kind of place that I'll get trampled in on the first visit. 
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Post by: Xaromir on October 19, 2009, 02:33:14 am
And i got a notice from our shop tech that my 8 string electric bass is done, so tomorrow i'll be picking up a new guitar  ;D

A 8 string electric bass?
Dan finally gone mad.
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Post by: LievenDV on October 19, 2009, 08:25:14 am
that 8 string bass tickles my mind too

pics asap! pics asap!
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Post by: Dan Graves on October 19, 2009, 11:03:39 am
Why ?
Google Schecter Omen-8 Bass.
Or have a look at this pic : http://anonym.to/?http://www.acclaim-music.com/live/images/D/d-5883-4203.jpeg
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Post by: LievenDV on October 19, 2009, 11:21:17 am
never seen anything like that...

is that tuned like the regular 6 string guitar but all an octavel ower liek a classic bass?

what kind of wicked fingers /string control you need to play that? :p
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 19, 2009, 11:30:46 am
It's tuned the same method as a 12 string regular : normal string, then an octave higher.
So tuned like a normal bass, and then each string doubled an octave higher.
Example : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr6zBfVdXEs
(Pearl Jam FTW!!)
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Post by: Lucianot on October 19, 2009, 11:42:57 am
I've just bougth online a very cheap LAG Jet JV100 for €100. I'll receive itlater this week. My idea is to use this as test subject in order to learn how to set-up a guitar, check the wirings, the pick-ups, change parts, mods, etc, etc.
Let's see how it ends.

Here is the link:

http://www.waltons.ie/Product/View.aspx?id=10241
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Lemming on October 19, 2009, 12:23:28 pm
Random ~
Batman, the Ressurection of Ra's Al Ghul
Captain Britain & MI13, the Secret Invasion
Judge Dredd, The Art of Kenny Who?
Terry Pratchett, Sourcery (for the 4th time, I keep lending it out & never getting it back !?!?)

Deliberate ~
The Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett  ;)
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Post by: Lucianot on October 19, 2009, 12:31:07 pm
You can't go wrong with Pratchett, that's not random :)
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Post by: Xaromir on October 19, 2009, 12:56:40 pm
Dan:
I was thinking about 8 "individual" strings not 4 x 2 :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf56jYDv2fc

But i remember paul gilberts 12 string bass, like 4 x 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2xmPmEbY48
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Post by: xXForget itXx on October 19, 2009, 04:14:05 pm
Hmmm..
The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (almost done!)
and a box of gingerbread cookies! :D
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Post by: Xaromir on October 19, 2009, 04:18:17 pm
When i see dan brown i will hit him in the face really really hard! With a great big sledgehammer. ::)

But i love gingerbread stuff. ;D
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Post by: xXForget itXx on October 19, 2009, 04:22:20 pm
Relax dude, I've got Alan Campbell on order :P
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Post by: Xaromir on October 19, 2009, 04:43:45 pm
Tomato soup. <3
Sorry, i shut up now. :D
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Post by: Sl8sh on October 20, 2009, 01:11:18 am
WHAMMY BAR!!!  WHAMMY BAR!!!!!!!!!!   WHAMMY BAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






 ;D

I love my new whammy bar.  hehehehe......
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Post by: Dan Graves on October 20, 2009, 12:26:56 pm
WHAMMY BAR!!!  WHAMMY BAR!!!!!!!!!!   WHAMMY BAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






 ;D

I love my new whammy bar.  hehehehe......

*Waits pateintly for the "oh i hate my whammy bar, detunes my guitar so much, it sucks!" comments  ;D *
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Post by: LievenDV on October 20, 2009, 12:47:43 pm
WHAMMY BAR!!!  WHAMMY BAR!!!!!!!!!!   WHAMMY BAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 ;D
I love my new whammy bar.  hehehehe......

*Waits pateintly for the "oh i hate my whammy bar, detunes my guitar so much, it sucks!" comments  ;D *
= saying what I was thinking .. :p
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Post by: schect on October 20, 2009, 12:50:41 pm
Just ordered a replacement neck for my EC Strat. 24 3/4 scale conversion neck, birdseye maple with rosewood board, 10-16" compound radius, stainless steel med frets, thin contour.

The original neck has always been too large for my small hands.

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Post by: Happy Jack on October 20, 2009, 12:50:52 pm
Quote
*Waits pateintly for the "oh i hate my whammy bar, detunes my guitar so much, it sucks!" comments   *

My whammy bar doesn't detune my Strat at all ........ ever



I keep it in a locked box away from my bridge ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Dan Graves on October 20, 2009, 04:22:16 pm
*Slaps jack with a copy of MaD magazine*
Random purchase would be a cd by Kingdom of Sorrow, which is called....



Wait for it...



Kingdom of Sorrow.
 ;D
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Post by: Strat0Blues on October 20, 2009, 05:21:41 pm
Muddy Waters "Mannish Boy" CD, it really sux and I learned another lesson about buying CDs that I have not heard on Amazon ;) I am going to give it away.

Although I rectified the problem and bought Muddy Waters "His Best" from the Chess series, the trusty Chess collection has never let me down ;)
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Post by: Sl8sh on October 20, 2009, 05:22:04 pm
I haven't bought anything yet unless continous morning breakfast counts. 
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Post by: JoeShmo on October 21, 2009, 05:37:27 am
I  just got my first capo.  A kyser of course, and I am having a blast with it.  Who knew it could be so much fun to play stuff you allready know, but with a slightly different tone  ;D
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Post by: Dan Graves on October 22, 2009, 02:18:08 pm
Ah, i just found my fresh copy of Windows 7 Ultimate in the mail.
Now, to wait and see how initial reactions are, before i install it.
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Post by: Xaromir on October 22, 2009, 08:52:51 pm
Ah, i just found my fresh copy of Windows 7 Ultimate in the mail.
Now, to wait and see how initial reactions are, before i install it.
I think i will wait for the first SP. :)
But i like W7.
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Post by: Simonovski on October 22, 2009, 09:33:35 pm
Ah, i just found my fresh copy of Windows 7 Ultimate in the mail.
Now, to wait and see how initial reactions are, before i install it.
I think i will wait for the first SP. :)
But i like W7.

I like it too :) Much better than Vista
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Post by: Sl8sh on November 02, 2009, 05:50:58 pm
Halloween day I bought myself a bag of candy corn to eat because I looked at all the candy bags that we were handing out to the kids and got hungry.  It was my quick solution from raiding the bags and bags and bags of candy. 
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Post by: mbarrett12 on November 04, 2009, 11:16:05 pm
Got Use Your Illusion II and a Beatles poster...just wanted to get something when I was in town and I needed UYI2 to complete my GN'R collection (of original studio albums) and I wanted a new poster
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 05, 2009, 12:27:02 am
I'm thinking of randomly purchasing a Shubb S1, since I already have a capo (Dunlop Trigger Capo). :P
The other random purchases waiting to happen are a bottrleneck and a nut extender. :D
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 07, 2009, 08:05:29 pm
Just sent my order for a Dunlop 212 (bottleneck), Göldo Asnut (nut extender) and a Kyser Short-cut Capo.
Some new toys to play with, heh.
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Post by: Xaromir on November 07, 2009, 08:35:40 pm
Have fun with your slide cue. :)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 07, 2009, 08:42:48 pm
Have fun with your slide cue. :)
Haha, thanks, Xaromir.
I also ordered the Dampit. =D
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Post by: Tourniquet on November 07, 2009, 09:44:54 pm
A bottle of Renovo softtop waterproofing.
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Post by: Wishbone on November 07, 2009, 11:20:35 pm
A music stand from the cheapo Lidl supermarket....... Which turns out to be very robust and well worth the tenner I paid for it.

Beats the crap out of propping my tabs up between my keyboard and monitor, which I've been doing since I bust my last music stand.

If you're printing tabs (or notation or lyrics, for that matter) to read and play from, a music stand takes away all the headache. I can highly recommend these Lidl ones.
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Post by: Xaromir on November 07, 2009, 11:54:44 pm
You are from one of the scandinavian countries, right wishbone?
Haven't seen those here, but i will keep an eye open.
A stand would be really great.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 08, 2009, 12:23:31 am
We have a Lidl here in The Netherlands too.
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Post by: Wishbone on November 08, 2009, 12:29:20 am
Xaro......No mate..... Liverpool in England.

I think just about every Euro supermarket chain has a foothold in Britain now. A good example is the German market chain Aldi. Every Sunday and Thursday, Aldi has a 'Special Buy' offer. There's a little pamphlet in the stores and a webpage as to what goods will be on offer, on each of those days; all in advance so you know when they'll be in stock. I've bought everything from electrical equipment to cycle clothing from them, at rock bottom prices and at a level of quality that makes them a dead cert bargain. Their bargains may not be name brand, but you get your moneys worth and more, certainly.

In Liverpool, Aldi is the more pronounced store, but Lidl is getting there as they've now opened a store in North Liverpool where I live. They seem to be doing the same as Aldi and putting out 'Special Offer' magazines. This month, they're selling electric and acoustic guitars with attendant accessories such as guitar stands, drummers stools and music stands. I wouldn't touch the guitars, but the stands and such are very robust and very good value for money.

I grabbed one 'cos, as I said, I'm fed up cramped up in the same position 'cos I have my tabs propped up between my KB and monitor. I can't complain about this stand; I know I said it was 'robust' but, I xx--xx you not, you could mount a .50 calibre Browning on this sucker.

Dunno if Aldi (or Lidl) do the same in Germany, but it's always worth keeping an eye on the Sunday and Thursday specials.


Edit: LOL...... Just checked the local Lidl special offers online and noticed they're selling a 'Grow your own mushrooms' kit.

I can sense that one's going to be popular :)
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Post by: JC on November 08, 2009, 01:12:55 am
Edit: LOL...... Just checked the local Lidl special offers online and noticed they're selling a 'Grow your own mushrooms' kit.
I can sense that one's going to be popular :)

"Buy two kits and get a free t-shirt"
(http://rlv.zcache.com/intergalactic_transmitter_tshirt-p2357175030638451713ppt_400.jpg)

I recently heard that LIDL made some kind of deal with VW. So You can now buy a new car, quite a bit cheaper, at LIDL stores in Germany.
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Post by: Xaromir on November 08, 2009, 08:16:49 am
I don't know about the vw thing, but i also don't read the commercials,
but the aldi-pc's are legendary, back then when i was younger they got sold out in a 1 or 2 hours in some stores.
My first windows-pc was from aldi. :)

But you have to be a bit careful, they also sell huge piles of rubbish sometimes.
My mother once bought herself a home-trainer, one of those bicycle things and the pedals always got loose,
and i hurt myself multiple times putting that thing together.
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Post by: mbarrett12 on November 08, 2009, 10:14:02 pm
Got the new Flight of The Conchords album "I Told You I Was Freaky" today.  Woop!
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Post by: MadCat on November 09, 2009, 12:49:35 pm
Two additional vibratosprings for my Framus.
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Post by: Lucianot on November 09, 2009, 03:11:05 pm
I'vo bought two guitar stands at Lidl here in Ireland, they do what they are supposed to do and the living room looks much better now with the guitars in their stands, the wife is happy :)
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Post by: zkash_guitarist on November 09, 2009, 03:56:12 pm
  A new notebook. ;D
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Post by: lorezolutions on November 09, 2009, 04:11:52 pm
foo fighters greatest hits. Lets just say the journey to work in the car has just got loud!
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Post by: Wishbone on November 09, 2009, 06:21:14 pm
Lucianot-

The Lidl gear isn't bad, is it mate?............ I was tempted to get a couple more stands, but decided that having two at a time out was enough. Got one for my nephew though and he loves it. Grab a music stand while you can, if you haven't got one already; they're absolutely solid for a tenner.
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Post by: Xaromir on November 09, 2009, 08:38:50 pm
Just looked at their homepage, and we don't have anything like that,
the only thing we got are beginner books for guitar and drums, and a yamaha starter kit for 200€.
I guess i will buy one from thomann with my coupons.
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Post by: JC on November 09, 2009, 09:07:09 pm

Just got me one of these from DV247

(http://www.dv247.com/assets/products/52388_l.jpg)

definitely worth the €22

And on Monday I'll snag one of these  ;D

(http://ct5.pbase.com/o6/84/809884/1/119221197.zrcpZc50.penkopiera.jpg)

so I can get the sticky goo off the pickguard on my new guitar
jeeeez, what kind of super-glue are they using!?? I've never encountered a stickier sticky!   :o

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Post by: Xaromir on November 09, 2009, 09:38:47 pm
I don't really like those, i always have the feeling that i have to place them in the middle of the room.
I think i will buy one of those:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/rockstand_rs20870.htm
I should be able to get at least 5 in there,
as long as i don't buy exclusively acoustics in the next years.

That pen is a good idea, i never knew that such a thing existed,
but i developed my own methods.
If the sticker is sill intact it is possible to heat it up with a hairdryer,
but you have to watch the heat a bit, so you don't melt the stuff the sticker is attached to,
like jewelcases or in this case the pickguard.
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Post by: Damian Murphy on November 09, 2009, 10:55:10 pm
@Lucianot
So it was you that snagged 'em all !! I managed to get one in Tuam (been on the road a lot lately), well worth the money.
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Post by: myBonnie on November 10, 2009, 07:47:06 am
a pair of shoes....(bought picks the same day) :-X
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Post by: Lucianot on November 10, 2009, 08:21:25 am
Lucianot-

The Lidl gear isn't bad, is it mate?............ I was tempted to get a couple more stands, but decided that having two at a time out was enough. Got one for my nephew though and he loves it. Grab a music stand while you can, if you haven't got one already; they're absolutely solid for a tenner.

Is not bad at all, it holds both the electric and the classical very well.
I almost bough the music stand and I regret now I didn't.

Damian: it was me an a colleague, sorry!
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Post by: Damian Murphy on November 10, 2009, 09:44:03 am
I'll need to be quicker off the mark next time Lucianot ;)
 
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Post by: Xaromir on November 10, 2009, 02:57:12 pm
Went to the home improvement store with my mum...
She got herself some paint and wallpapers as intended, i just wanted some packing tape, but...
-Soldering iron
-Solder
-(Manly) Sponges
-Set of 4 (manly) tweezers
-Calliper
-DIY radio kit.
-A very big, manly, masculine drill-bit
*grunt*
But i forgot the packing tape... damn.
At least i feel really manly right now.
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Post by: Lucianot on November 10, 2009, 03:17:26 pm
What is the DIY radio kit?
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Post by: MadCat on November 10, 2009, 03:23:25 pm
Bought a solderingiron, too. At Lidl!
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Post by: Quark on November 10, 2009, 04:12:42 pm
Had to buy a sink. The old one rusted out. BTW, plumbing work is not as easy as it appears. (The floor should be dry in a couple of days :)).

W
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Post by: JC on November 10, 2009, 04:23:58 pm

(http://ct5.pbase.com/o3/84/809884/1/116770897.40S8BeFI.surfer.gif)
weeeeiiihhh!

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Post by: MadCat on November 10, 2009, 04:50:15 pm
Had to buy a sink. The old one rusted out. BTW, plumbing work is not as easy as it appears. (The floor should be dry in a couple of days :)).

W


Why you don't use a plastic sink? They won't rust in a million years!  ;D
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Post by: Quark on November 10, 2009, 04:51:41 pm
Quote
Why you don't use a plastic sink? They won't rust in a million years!

Yeah, well it came with the house. Plumbing is all plastic now though!

W
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Post by: lorezolutions on November 10, 2009, 05:00:33 pm
Bought a solderingiron, too. At Lidl!

how much was it MadCat, I'm thinking of starting to make a few pedals and wanted to start aquiring the necessary equipment
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Post by: close2u on November 10, 2009, 05:03:35 pm
a half price cheese and broccoli quiche, a reduced price carton of custard, some sandwich fillers and a few other bits off the reduced price shelf in the local supermarket ....

several didn't get eaten and ended up in the bin ...

the moral of this tale

don't go food shopping when you're very hungry!!

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Post by: MadCat on November 10, 2009, 05:10:15 pm
Bought a solderingiron, too. At Lidl!

how much was it MadCat, I'm thinking of starting to make a few pedals and wanted to start aquiring the necessary equipment

I payed about 6 Euro. Haven't tried it out, yet.
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Post by: Xaromir on November 10, 2009, 06:22:12 pm
What is the DIY radio kit?


A radio DUNNN DUN DUN!
But i soldered something on backwards, the circuit board is damn small,
i have nothing to undo that, i inhaled a lot of fumes and that's why i have the urge to kill now.
But i will be fine tomorrow.
I just hope i didn't messed up the board or any of the components so that i have another chance tomorrow.
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Post by: Damian Murphy on November 11, 2009, 09:40:52 am
Any other gamers out there? got Call of duty modern warfare 2 for xbox360 yesterday , still have'nt played it.
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Post by: Xaromir on November 11, 2009, 10:41:43 am
Any other gamers out there? got Call of duty modern warfare 2 for xbox360 yesterday , still have'nt played it.
How could you?
This thing is 10€ more expansive than any other full-price game for no reason at all,
and according to the tests it isn't even that good,
in addition to that the customer doesn't get anything more, but even less,
since it needs steam on the pc.
For 10€ more you could buy justins album (LE) or the normal version twice.
Buying that thing will make games more expansive because they will continue making them more expansive,
if it's successful.
Don't get me wrong, i think everyone should be rewarded for good work and fair treatment of customers,
so i do buy games, but this is one i would never buy in my life.
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Post by: Damian Murphy on November 11, 2009, 10:53:21 am
@Xaromir
I got it at the cheapest price here special offer 44.99 euro , most games here in Ireland are 55 euro and up.
Otherwise I just wait and get it second hand.

I bought Justins limited edition album , only regret not getting 2 copies (I believe it sold out?)

I just loved "call of duty:modern warfare"    ;D.....

 
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Post by: MadCat on November 13, 2009, 04:32:56 pm
Bought the new MOB RULES album "Radical Peace" today.
Good melodic power metal!
Every Song is about war or crime!

(http://www.smileygarden.de/smilie/Musik/17.gif) (http://www.smileygarden.de)
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Post by: Xaromir on November 13, 2009, 04:52:14 pm
Crimes rock! ;D
Hmn, bad one, even for my standards - which are very low.

I really used to like their stuff back then, but a bit to much like dragonforce.
Do you know deadlock? A guy named Tom Wylde recommended them to me once.
Wiki calls them melodic death, but it doesn't really fit.
They do some really nice stuff.
Their girl got a really good voice, a little bit thin here and there maybe but really good in general,
can get sort of heavy, but always really nice sounding, never to cluttered.
I like them, except for the fact that they are straight edge.
Check them out anyway.
http://www.xdeadlockx.com/

Damian:
God you are lucky, you can not find that thing for under 55 here,
but mostly it's 59. :(
Maybe the X-Box version doesn't have those ripoff pricing.
But still, i don't really like what they are doing right now. :/
But have fun with the game. :)
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Post by: MadCat on November 13, 2009, 05:11:28 pm
No, I don't know deadlock yet. but I will check them out!

They don't praise war and crime but complain about the whole world, how bad and cruel it is.
One song, "the oswald file" is 18min and 10sec long and deals with... mhhh, guess!  ;)


Edit: Ok, I checked them out and don't like it. The "singer" just doesn't sing but scream something ? in the mic. I just don't like this type of metal.
I'm more into melodic singing, so I can understand the lyrics. :)

EDIT again: Bought a pack of smorebrod today. I never tried it before but it tastes quite good. :)
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Post by: Xaromir on November 13, 2009, 05:51:05 pm
Complaining - one of the great german traditions and pushed to new extremes every season.
I don't really have a problem with promoting "wrong" things in music, i'm not THAT normal,
as long as they stay on the record it's cool with me, i need that sometimes "to calm down". :)
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Post by: Damian Murphy on November 13, 2009, 07:47:47 pm
@Xaromir
44.99 for th others as well , recommended retail here is supposed to be 65 ,which is insane .But the bit I've played has been really good  ;D
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Post by: Simonovski on November 14, 2009, 12:39:32 am
I got my copy of MW2 for £36 (RRP £55), and I heard it was £30 at another shop. Although the RRP is higher than normal most companies are selling it at the standard price for a new game and making less of a profit.

And despite all the hate going round for it atm, I like it :)
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Post by: BrianInTune on November 14, 2009, 09:40:24 pm
@Simonvoski, I love MW2! Special Ops is fun.. I've been busy so I haven't touched multiplayer or campaign, but soon enough.
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Post by: Damian Murphy on November 14, 2009, 10:37:58 pm
I got a tuner/metronome in Aldi , 12.99 euro ,Has an earphone and a clip on for acoustics. Its the c.giant brand, never heard of it before.
Decided to take a chance , and it seems to have worked out fine. They also had electric guitar starter kits with the same brand, they're
probably pants though ;)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 16, 2009, 01:13:15 pm
Got my Göldo Asnut, Dunlop 212 and Kyser Short-Cut Capo today!!!
The Asnut is awesome, works just fine on my guitar, the 212 is just right for my fingers and the Short-Cut is off the wall!
I'll be having a lot of fun with this, heh.

Also got my 'just-in-case' Dampit.
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Post by: Xaromir on November 16, 2009, 02:52:33 pm
Bought my first harmonica today... Sort of a early x-mas present. :)
http://www.thomann.de/gb/hohner_anniversary_standard_edition.htm
Can't wait to get this cute little thing. :-*
Not that i don't have enough to do with my guitar, but sometimes,
i just want to do something different. ;)

My grandpa played a hohner chromatic harmonica, i think my grandma maybe still got it.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 16, 2009, 03:49:16 pm
Hmm I'd like to try one of those too, actually.
There isn't anyone in the family playing it though.
Sick prices on those chromatic ones, by the way.
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Post by: JC on November 16, 2009, 04:44:23 pm
Bought my first harmonica today... Sort of a early x-mas present. :)
http://www.thomann.de/gb/hohner_anniversary_standard_edition.htm

Ha..what a waste of money! ;)


(http://ct5.pbase.com/o6/84/809884/1/119443677.K382jOVP.munspkopiera.jpg)
€3  ;D





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Post by: Xaromir on November 16, 2009, 05:00:13 pm
The price for chromatics seem to be ok actually.
Hohner chromatic harmonicas start at 55€ @thomann, which could be way worst.
But yes, they are a bit more expansive than the diatonics.
Hope this one is any good, that kudzuRunner dude recommends the marine band,
but somehow i'm not really comfortable with the thought of wood sucking in and storing a whole lot of spit,
i rather clean it out every week or so.
The one i got is "only" the "normal" version, there is a chrome one with crystal glass,
and it costs 250€. xD
http://stuff.sonybmg.de/Image/Michael_Hirte/Anniv_chrome_box_opened_p.jpg
If i would have the money i would buy it just for the box. <3

We also don't have anyone in the family that plays, or at least not anymore / not yet.
It's a bit strange, we are a family close to the arts but only 1 musician (guitar/drums),
(i don't count i'm not good at all) but we got a whole lot of painters and some sculptors.
I really have to work on my playing. :(

JC:
Your is 2 things more expansive.
I know it's not the same currency, but still, the number is bigger. :D
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 16, 2009, 05:18:25 pm
I have never thought about it but I'd really like to try a harmonica.
I think my grandpa used to play it too, now I think about it, but I might be wrong.
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Post by: Xaromir on November 16, 2009, 05:58:26 pm
If you decide to do that, try that guy:
http://www.youtube.com/user/KudzuRunner

But i also got a book since his page isn't really as good as justins,
and his lessons seem to be more like individual lessons, not like series like justins beginner section.
If you want i can post some of my learning-experience in my road case.
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Post by: zkash_guitarist on November 17, 2009, 01:13:47 pm
  Another new notebook. ;D
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Post by: Quark on November 17, 2009, 01:54:01 pm
Keith Wyatt DVD.

W
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Post by: Sash on November 17, 2009, 03:02:30 pm
Just made a (hopefully) big Deal on Ebay. Bought myself a
"Brand New Epiphone LP Standard Gold Top" for about 250 €. In shops round here, they are sold at about 500 €.

I'm curious to see, what it really is as it arrives. Fortunately I have a 14 Day Money Back Guarantee. So if it is crappy, I'll send it right back to the Island it comes from...;)
If it's not crap, I'll have myself a very early christmas...;D
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Post by: Quark on November 17, 2009, 03:11:46 pm
Quote
Just made a (hopefully) big Deal on Ebay. Bought myself a
"Brand New Epiphone LP Standard Gold Top" for about 250 €. In shops round here, they are sold at about 500 €.
Definitely would like to see pics of that when you get it.

W
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Post by: Sash on November 17, 2009, 03:35:59 pm
There were several in the auction.

(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy144/soundsgreat09/13371_12517166679GA9.jpg?t=1258147363)

(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy144/soundsgreat09/2527926765839068626.jpg?t=1258147364)

(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy144/soundsgreat09/2825164341245602224.jpg?t=1258147369)

(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy144/soundsgreat09/2527926765839068536.jpg?t=1258147378)

(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy144/soundsgreat09/2527926765839068670.jpg?t=1258147449)

(http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy144/soundsgreat09/2527926765839068846.jpg?t=1258147448)

But we'll see what it really is, as soon as it arrives. Looks okay and the seller has 100% positive comments.
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Post by: Quark on November 17, 2009, 04:08:34 pm
Looks good. Let us know when it arrives.

W
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Post by: zkash_guitarist on November 17, 2009, 04:36:46 pm
  Nice axe. It's the same price as a Pacifica with a maple neck in my country. :)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 17, 2009, 05:22:49 pm
It's the same price as a damn Oktava MK-319. :P
(http://www.vintagemicrophone.com/images/oktava/319V)
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Post by: Xaromir on November 17, 2009, 09:55:22 pm
Gz sash, and good luck with your new baby. :)
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Post by: schect on November 19, 2009, 03:34:49 pm
Nice mic Cue. That would be a waste of money with my voice.

I just picked up a 1960's Japanese build guitar for $79.00 off of ebay. The seller got it at an estate sale and doesn't know anything about guitars and it has no name on it. I'm guessing by the photo that it's a Teisco or one of the variants, probably from the late 60's. I'll post pictures when it comes.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 19, 2009, 03:58:33 pm
I hope to get the mic asap, but maybe my budget at this point will make me have to wait a bit.
It should work on guitars as well as on voice, I'll probably be using it for both. :d
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Post by: Sash on November 20, 2009, 01:34:27 pm
She's here! Arrived an hour ago and she's absoluteley fine. (For me, at least.)

Brand New indeed but, as I assumed, some kind of B-Stock, as there are two enclosuers in the Gold Top, that I think schould not be there. But they are only seen, if you take a very very close look.
The pickguard is a bit edgy on one corner, but that is nothing that could not be fixed with a sharp blade and there are some scratches (very small ones indeed in the chrome finish of the bridge. But for the money I paid, it (right now) seems like a bargain more than ever. There's nothing, that would bother me except the setup. That needs to be done completely... at least it seems like that to me. Anybody ever done a LP Setup? Could definiteley need some good advice with that, as I've never done it before.

I'll post some pics soon, to show you what I'm talking about.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 20, 2009, 01:57:20 pm
Congrats, Sash!
Enjoy your Goldilocks... xD
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Post by: IkBenLief on November 20, 2009, 02:06:00 pm
Just ordered a JamKit from Amazon.com

http://www.pick-smith.com/jamkat.html (http://www.pick-smith.com/jamkat.html)

Shipping takes 8 to 16 business days  :(
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Post by: JC on November 20, 2009, 02:34:52 pm
That needs to be done completely... at least it seems like that to me. Anybody ever done a LP Setup? Could definiteley need some good advice with that, as I've never done it before.

I'll post some pics soon, to show you what I'm talking about.

Congratz! (http://ct5.pbase.com/o2/84/809884/1/118573785.cha03AcW.happy0034.gif)

maybe this guy can help, he does some tricks on both Fenders and Gibsons
http://www.youtube.com/user/300guitars (http://www.youtube.com/user/300guitars)

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Post by: Lucianot on November 20, 2009, 03:20:36 pm
Just ordered a JamKit from Amazon.com

http://www.pick-smith.com/jamkat.html (http://www.pick-smith.com/jamkat.html)


First time I see that product. Has anybody tried it?
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Post by: Xaromir on November 20, 2009, 04:53:05 pm
Gratz sash. :D

About the jamkat thing...
I didn't tried it, but i always wanted to have a little flag on my finger screaming "here i am look at me!"
But it sounds like a (basically) good idea, even though i find the design a bit unintelligent.
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Post by: Lucianot on November 20, 2009, 05:14:31 pm
And what would an intelligent desing then? We can start a business!
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Post by: Wishbone on November 20, 2009, 06:00:44 pm
Sash-

http://www.gibson.com/backstage/index002.htm

Click on 'Setup Tips' in the left hand menu. It's not entirely exhaustive, but it gives you the factory standard setup specs for a Les Paul. Start from there and then work your way toward what's best for you.

Before you start, though, do a quick check to make sure your frets are all on the level.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 20, 2009, 08:20:03 pm
Sash-

http://www.gibson.com/backstage/index002.htm

Click on 'Setup Tips' in the left hand menu. It's not entirely exhaustive, but it gives you the factory standard setup specs for a Les Paul. Start from there and then work your way toward what's best for you.

Before you start, though, do a quick check to make sure your frets are all on the level.

Why can't a robot-LP set itself up? :P
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Post by: Xaromir on November 20, 2009, 08:59:58 pm
And what would an intelligent desing then? We can start a business!
I love sarcasm.
It should be hidden a bit better.
As it is, it's draws a bit too much attention.
This can be fixed by using a different pick, but as i see it,
the point of the product also is that it works with almost every standard-sized pick.
Depending on the springs this part would also be worth over-thinking.
I could come up with something.

I have lots of ideas, if you have the money you have a new partner. :)
Oh, sorry, yeah, forgot about the sarcasm thing.
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Post by: Lucianot on November 20, 2009, 09:37:08 pm
No sarcasm, you left it bouncing there and left without saying what could be improved.
After watching the videos I think it takes some time to grab the pick back, so there is room for improvement.
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Post by: zkash_guitarist on November 21, 2009, 01:39:42 pm
  Congratz Sash! I also have reason to celebrate... I am the proud owner of a Yamaha Pacifica and a Laney amp. ;D
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Post by: MousPotato on November 23, 2009, 12:08:16 am
Well I just lucked upon a really good deal on a fantastic acoustic on Saturday.
I was in just to buy a some strings for my Guild and decided to check
out the guitars.I went into the high end  acoustic room and sitting there
 was a used Yairi Masterworks DYM 95 for $1150 CDN($1075 USD)
 I almost bought this exact guitar about a year ago but it was a little out of my budget
 back then. The sales guy, who I've gotten to know over the years,explained
 that someone bought it shortly after I bought my Guild DV6 and just recently returned it and bought a Martin instead.
I think they normally retail for about  $2100-2300 CDN.
So I played it for about a half an hour(loved the neck and action and sound and .... ;D)
 and checked it for any flaws or major problems. I found none except for really dirty  strings. So I put a deposit on it and rushed home and got my Guild for a trade in while they put some new strings on it.
I don't have any pictures yet but here's a link to it product page.
http://www.alvarezgtr.com/prod_page.php?SeriesID=7&ItemID=5

Also here's some youtube links to the Yairi factory tour in case anyone is not familiar
with them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPRyLPouYZM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky56o9gBDR4&feature=related
I'm a very happy boy.  8)




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Post by: Lucianot on November 24, 2009, 08:34:35 am
What a beauty! Contragatulations.
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Post by: zkash_guitarist on November 24, 2009, 05:05:36 pm
  Congratz to everyone. May those purchases stick with until you're old and frail... ;)
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Post by: MousPotato on November 24, 2009, 06:36:31 pm

What a beauty! Contragatulations.
Thanks. Its a 2006 model but it looks like it just came out of the shop.
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Post by: MadCat on November 24, 2009, 08:05:23 pm
GHS Fast Fret
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Post by: MadCat on December 02, 2009, 06:22:02 pm
*bump*  ;D

an acoustic guitar + a gigbag for my wife's mom
some Dunlop Ultex 1mm plecs (very nice)
a new guitar strap (suede)
2 packs of DR strings
2 packs of Ernie Ball strings
1 pack of SIT strings

my x-mas presents:  ;D
Digitech RP-155
LEARN TO PLAY METALLICA 2

EXPENSIVE!  :o
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on December 02, 2009, 06:38:07 pm
How much did the strings set you back? They're ridiculously expensive here... either that or I just buy expensive strings... :P
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Post by: zkash_guitarist on December 02, 2009, 06:43:46 pm
  So that's a total of THIRTY strings we're talking about? Suede strap:nice man, I got a leather one. Ain't sure about them picks... :-\

  Although I do feel sorry for your wife and your bank account... ;)
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Post by: Xaromir on December 02, 2009, 07:22:45 pm
Good luck to your mother in law!

About books:
That Somogyi guy also wrote 2 books about building guitars,
both are around 300 pages thick as far as i remember, and cost 140$ each.
Something else:
http://www.forbes.com/2007/01/16/most-expensive-books-tech-media-cx_ee_books06_0116expensivebooks_slide_2.html

I bought a bottle of ouzo, i love that stuff.
For my ndaggt recipient i bought small wooden chest,
a pendant made from a purdy stone
a beanie babie, (i used to love them when i was little)
http://www.ty.com/BeanieBabies_home
2 little bags of [secret],
a postcard book of nuremberg,
a 51 piece jigsaw-puzzle,
and 2 prints of pictures i've made.

I thought i better keep some details "secret", in case that my recipient reads here,
he doesn't know that it's him who will receive it.
Don't want to ruin it for the dude.
Except for the ouzo i got all that for not even 12€, that's cool eh? :)
(You only can (roughly) spend what 2 bigmac menus cost)
No b-stock or stuff. I'm a bit proud of what i achieved.
I post a picture when it arrived.
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Post by: MadCat on December 02, 2009, 07:38:22 pm
cue: the ernie balls were 5,50 € each, the DRs 6,50 and the SITs 4,60.
I bought them at Thomann.de.

zkash: yes, 30 strings. I wanted to try the SITs and DR strings out.
Ernie Balls are my standart strings.
My wife started playing guitar last month!  ;D Hopefully she develops a good GAS!  :D
I like these picks more then my old Tortex picks. They are good for fast stuff.

Xaro: My mother-in-law plays guitar already and someone broke her old guitar.  :(



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Post by: Cue Zephyr on December 02, 2009, 07:49:36 pm
I have picks and I don't know which. I took a pick from the local musicstore last Friday, forgot to pay for it after having spent €70 on other stuff (I don't think they care).
Elixirs still cost 14,90 at Thomann.... T___T
I think I'm gonna try DRs too.
I'm a bit afraid of trying new strings though, I love the tone of my guitar with the 013-056 Phosphor-Bronze w/ coating...
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Post by: MadCat on December 02, 2009, 07:57:48 pm
You use coated strings, don't you?

I tried them once but didn't liked them. I think the price is ok as long as they last at least twice as long as other strings and feel good to you.

The ernies cost 8,50 at my local dealer!
The funny thing is, that he sells a single string for only one Euro.  ???
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on December 02, 2009, 08:12:14 pm
That's hilarious. XD

Yeah I used coated strings, these are the very same strings the guitar came out of the factory with if they haven't changed them in the shop it lived in for about a year. They don't lose their clarity and they don't rip the skin off of my fingers. :P
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Post by: MadCat on December 02, 2009, 09:05:46 pm
So you didn't changed the strings since you play guitar?
I have to change them at least once a month! Owning two guitars that gets quite expensive!
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on December 02, 2009, 09:53:33 pm
I've had her for over three months now, and she's 1.5 years old now (that's what her serial tells me). The strings don't change colour, they don't sound dead; they keep their presence, they feel like normal strings (they still tend to cause the screechy sound when sliding over wound strings). I don't think they need a change. Or am I missing the point here?!
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Post by: Linsen on December 02, 2009, 10:32:35 pm
I don't think so. If they still sound good to you and play good, they are good, I'd say. I am pretty sure that you'd hear quite a difference at first when you put new strings on, however. But that doesn't necessarily mean that you'll like the sound more. Also, I would assume that the strings are not as old as the guitar. They might just be only a little over 3 months old, which is not that old for coated strings, I think.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on December 02, 2009, 10:41:51 pm
I think this still is the factory set, because Taylor Guitars puts Elixirs with Nanoweb coating on every guitar they make, and I'm pretty sure I'm playing on these now (or maybe not, I can't tell actually).
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Post by: Linsen on December 02, 2009, 10:57:56 pm
I wish I'd knew more about how strings age. It may be that they don't really degenerate much when they're not played much, which could explain why 1.5 year old strings still sound good. It could also be that the shop re-stringed your guitar within those 1.5 years and used the strings Taylor recommends. It may even be that the shop got that guitar not long before you bought it.

Here's how it went with my guitar: I bought it 2 months ago, just a day or two after the store got it from the wholesaler where they ordered it on my request. Before the wholesaler send it out, they put new strings on it (or maybe stringed it up for the first time). But the serial number on my guitar indicates that it was the 27th guitar built in May 2007.
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Post by: Xaromir on December 03, 2009, 01:09:28 am
Mad:
Sorry to hear that. :/
Watch where you sit down next time... ;)

Cue:
I've also tried some coated ones, didn't really liked them, they sounded strange,
and i didn't had enough "grip".
A exception are actually the DR's which i liked.

How quick stings wear out depends on the person, the sting and how often the guitar is played,
if you feel they are still good after 2 month then you keep them on for 2 month.
But you should experiment a bit, you don't hear or feel it instantly, it's a slow process.
Go out there and try some new strings every now and then when you got a little bit of money left over.
But it makes it so much nicer to try something new every now and then. :)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on December 03, 2009, 01:30:32 am
I'm just afraid that I don't get the tone I have now, because I love it so much.
Obviously, you can't try strings before you buy them, as is with guitars. :P
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Post by: Xaromir on December 03, 2009, 11:27:01 am
Changing strings is nothing permanent, you can always go back to what you had on there before. :)
Don't be afraid.

Fun fact:
When i started here, the strings on my guitar where 5 years old. :)
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Post by: zkash_guitarist on December 03, 2009, 11:48:20 am
  Human or dog years? ;)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on December 03, 2009, 02:46:46 pm
Hahaha xDD

Hmm okay, so basically I need a set of 013-056, coated, any ideas?
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Post by: Lucianot on December 04, 2009, 08:34:43 am
Yesterday I got the Marshall  mini-amp, was quite of random but I like it, sounds great...I know, I know, but I just needed that kind of amp right now.
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Post by: zkash_guitarist on December 04, 2009, 11:36:30 am
  Congrats man. Enjoy it, and please do it justice... :)
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Post by: Lucianot on December 04, 2009, 11:59:01 am
Well, it's a kreppy cheap plastic amp, no need to do it any justice at all ;D
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Post by: Damian Murphy on December 04, 2009, 06:22:45 pm
Its good for busking .... you going to be out and about over Christmas ?
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Post by: Lucianot on December 04, 2009, 07:59:13 pm
No way, it's just for home practicing. The day I go out just call the Gardai  ;)
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Post by: Damian Murphy on December 04, 2009, 10:57:38 pm
I had a close call with the Marshall mini , my wife wanted to know why I did'nt get one instead of the blackstar .... had to do some fancy footwork I'm telling you ;)
I was going to take your photo and post it up if I saw you busking , without telling you ,of course :D
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on December 17, 2009, 07:06:30 pm
Shubb C1k and a Dunlop medium thumb pick.
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Post by: zkash_guitarist on December 23, 2009, 03:56:24 pm
  Best of Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations. :)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on December 29, 2009, 03:44:36 pm
A guitar strap and three finger picks!
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on January 06, 2010, 05:43:22 pm
Planet Waves String Winder Pro.
Because I'm lazy. And well, you never know when you might need one.
(http://images.miretail.com/products/optionLarge/PlanetWaves/247448.jpg)

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Post by: Wishbone on January 06, 2010, 07:37:38 pm
That's not lazy mate...... Just using your head, that is.

You only have to restring a few times before you realise what a right pain it is, having to wind them on manually while you're trying to keep the string locked under properly. The winder makes the whole chore a doddle.

I use a cheap xx--xx Dunlop one, with a set of 1/4" wire cutters to trim the strings, 'cos I like to give 'em as close a haircut as I can.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on January 06, 2010, 09:22:59 pm
I restrung only about 4 times on five different guitars. At least this thing has an indent to easily lift out the bridge pins, those things are a pain to take out when they're stuck.
Before I bought the thing I used the 'lever' end of a nail clipper which I used as a lever to lift the pin out. It worked alright though.

Also, would you say I was lazy if I'd want a second guitar to keep in and use for alternate tunings? My main reason is, that I don't like retuning from and to standard all the time. Mostly because it's bad for the strings. I use quite a lot of alternate tunings to learn songs by some fingerstyle guitarists (or at least try). Also looking for a slightly different tone colour.
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Post by: zkash_guitarist on January 07, 2010, 02:14:15 pm
  "Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 2". lol, I finished it twice in the span of 2 days!
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on January 07, 2010, 03:05:05 pm
Dude, you're mad. Haha.
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Post by: Wishbone on January 07, 2010, 04:45:20 pm
Cue-

I want a second guitar for that same reason: One for standard tuning, the other for whichever alternate I'm playing with at the time. You've probably found out by now how much of a pain it is, bouncing your strings from one tuning to the next in your playing sessions. Not brilliant for your strings in a lot of cases, either.

Randomly purchased today:

1x ProPik 'Good Grip' delrin thumb pick and: 3x Propik 'FingerTone' finger picks.

'Cos I was fed up of waiting for the 'ProPik Fast Picks' I ordered to turn up in the post. I wasn't too sure about the open finger design on the FingerTone's, but after a little play they're more comfortable that you think. I recommend trying them, if you haven't already.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on January 07, 2010, 04:57:48 pm
So I'm not as stupid as my cousin thinks I am, and he is as stupid as I think he is (in that sense).
I can just throw on some cheap strings, so it isn't as bad when one breaks on that.
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Post by: zkash_guitarist on January 07, 2010, 06:02:25 pm
Cue-
I want a second guitar for that same reason: One for standard tuning, the other for whichever alternate I'm playing with at the time. You've probably found out by now how much of a pain it is, bouncing your strings from one tuning to the next in your playing sessions. Not brilliant for your strings in a lot of cases, either.
  I use my acoustic for Open G, but I will never change the tuning on my electric from standard(except to Eb).
That's not lazy mate...... Just using your head, that is.

You only have to restring a few times before you realise what a right pain it is, having to wind them on manually while you're trying to keep the string locked under properly. The winder makes the whole chore a doddle.

I use a cheap xx--xx Dunlop one, with a set of 1/4" wire cutters to trim the strings, 'cos I like to give 'em as close a haircut as I can.
  I don't use wire cutters. I just gently tug and shake(or whatever) on the slack, then comes right off, no extra pieces of what I call "String Hair". ;)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on January 07, 2010, 06:44:18 pm
I have over-wound my low E, now it grips itself and doesn't drop down steadily when I tune down. I'm such a fool.
Open G is great, but I'll be using a wide array of tunings, like CCDGAD (Aerial Boundaries), ECDGAD (For My Father and Rylynn), DAEEAA (All Along The Watchtower), DADGCC (Ritual Dance), maybe DGDGGD (Come Together), DAC#EBE (Catching the Light), C#AEG#BE (Mother), just to name a few. At the moment I'm messing with EADGAD, came up with some little usable thingies for my current project (song I wrote a while ago).

I don't understand your tug and shake technique but I'd say thats a bit harder with 013-056 mediums.
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Post by: zkash_guitarist on January 07, 2010, 06:48:25 pm
  Ech, not a lot of people do. :)
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Post by: Xaromir on January 20, 2010, 04:57:42 pm
I thought i revive it again.

Rush - Moving pictures (finally got it)
Rush - 2112 (had to buy it since i always find myself listening to the 2112 overture on the spirit of radio)
Muddy Waters - His best 1947 to 1955 (Blues par excellence)
Robert Johnson - The complete recordings (2 CDs one legend - always wanted it but no store had it, nobody should miss this one - alone the booklet is worth the price - 50 pages of stories lyrics pictures and more,
even his death certificate is there.)

My money for the month is gone but i couldn't be happier. :D
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on January 20, 2010, 07:03:23 pm
I like Rush, I have just about 4 song sbut I like those.
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Post by: BrianInTune on January 21, 2010, 08:28:56 am
Iphone 3G.

Instead of carrying a phone and an ipod (which I always do), got a two-in-one package for relatively cheap compared to what they go for. For some reason, I sense the buyer's remorse kicking in as soon as it comes in the mail.
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Post by: LievenDV on January 21, 2010, 12:29:53 pm
go for. For some reason, I sense the buyer's remorse kicking in as soon as it comes in the mail.

call it "cognitive dissonance" and it only sounds half as bad!
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on January 21, 2010, 03:23:04 pm
This limited pressed EP:
(http://thecincoskis.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/the-taylor-swift-holiday-collection-album-cover.jpg)
And this cajon:
(http://www.musik-produktiv.ch/img-100060894l/drums-percussion-percussion-cajon-schlagwerk-la-peru-cp4021-sondermodell.jpg)
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Post by: rolling56 on January 21, 2010, 04:27:55 pm

I want a second guitar for that same reason: One for standard tuning, the other for whichever alternate I'm playing with at the time. You've probably found out by now how much of a pain it is, bouncing your strings from one tuning to the next in your playing sessions. Not brilliant for your strings in a lot of cases, either.

I bought a cheap lefty (yes i play lefty) Lotus strat copy at an auction for $50 USD a couple months ago just for alt/open tunings. I locked down the tremolo bridge with a piece of wood beings how it didn't come with a whammy bar and the one from my Fender Strat don't fit it. Also has anyone tried to tune to open G from standard tuning and/or back with a tremolo bridge? lol takes awhile to get it to settle down with the springs and strings. What a pain it is  :'(

I recently got back into playing and sold my other guitars when times got tough and i needed the money. Wish i still had them. I only have 2 electrics and one acoustic now but i didn't sell my Fender Twin Reverb  ;D

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Post by: mbarrett12 on January 21, 2010, 08:13:17 pm
Iphone 3G.

Instead of carrying a phone and an ipod (which I always do), got a two-in-one package for relatively cheap compared to what they go for. For some reason, I sense the buyer's remorse kicking in as soon as it comes in the mail.
Yeah...but how big did you get it?  8GB is useless.  I have 24 gigs of just music on my iPod
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Post by: BrianInTune on January 21, 2010, 08:30:23 pm
@LievenDV.. Lol, I love that term. That's definitely how I feel about it.

@mbarret.. I agree 8GB for me is way too little. I purchased a 16GB, and I only have about 12GB of music on my iTunes. I think I'm going to spend a day to sweep through the music I have since a fair amount of it isn't things that I listen to, but songs that my cousins and girlfriend put into it.

I envy your 24GB of music though. I'd love to have that much music that things that I love to listen to and is CD quality and not crappy iTune store or Limewire quality.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: mbarrett12 on January 21, 2010, 10:09:10 pm
4000ish songs.  I only have about 50 CDs.  But I must've borrowed about 20 from my Dad.  The rest is either bought on iTunes or GoMusicNow.com  -  btw iTunes quality is actually better than CD quality, when the CD is transferred to iTunes.
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Post by: Xaromir on January 21, 2010, 10:48:41 pm
You should buy some cds...
I know it all depends, but i bought rush - grace under pressure a little while ago,
payed 5€, itunes want 7€ and i don't get a case, no cd and no booklet.
In case of technical problems it also can happen that you loose your songs.
I know it's rare, but it happens.

Then there once was a guy that got his music more or less stolen by apple which for me would be a reason to shut the whole thing down,
weird al for example also stated once that he gets more if you buy a cd instead of buying it on itunes.
I don't buy a lot there only if i'm interested in one specific song but not the album.

If it comes to quality itunes still is a bit worst.
It can sound ok - no doubt, but a cd in a good stereo will still give you the better experience.
Then there are the good old lps (those big mostly back things) a good lp on a good system will sound godlike.
Then there are dvds and sa-cds, etc etc.
Sorry, but i'm totally lost on that itunes thing.

It's a bit older now, but still quite something - i mentioned this above.
http://torrentfreak.com/pirated-by-itunes-artist-turns-to-bittorrent-080206/

This one is more of a opinion than fact, but still a interesting read:
http://www.downhillbattle.org/itunes/
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Post by: Linsen on January 22, 2010, 12:42:34 am
You should buy some cds...
I know it all depends, but i bought rush - grace under pressure a little while ago,
payed 5€, itunes want 7€ and i don't get a case, no cd and no booklet.
In case of technical problems it also can happen that you loose your songs.
I know it's rare, but it happens.

Then there once was a guy that got his music more or less stolen by apple which for me would be a reason to shut the whole thing down,
weird al for example also stated once that he gets more if you buy a cd instead of buying it on itunes.
I don't buy a lot there only if i'm interested in one specific song but not the album.

I'm really no expert on the matter, but that story about this Flashbulb/Benn Jordan guy is obviously completely skewed. If anything, the record company he was signed with at the time or whoever held the rights for digital distribution screwed him. Either by simply not paying him or through a very bad contract (morally wrong, but not illegal). In any case, it's not really Apple's fault and it's highly unlikely that they 'stole' his music.

And as far as earning more from CD sales than through itunes goes, well, that may be correct (although it would depend on the contract with the label, I suppose), but do you really believe that is also true for a recording that's over a quarter of a century old and now apparantly resident in the bargain bin, like that Rush album of yours? That's more than highly unlikely.

But don't get me wrong, I still buy albums in their physical form occasionally. If I feel it's something special that means enough to me to want to own it in actuality instead of having only some data on my HD. Apart from that, iTunes is so darn convenient, that I now buy most of my music from there. And many artists would probably never have gotten my business if it weren't for iTunes, because I like only a few songs from them.

And one other thing: I'm not 100% sure about this, but I believe that, if you upload your music to iTunes as an independent artist, you get around 65 to 70 cents for each 99 Cent download (Justin will probably know for sure). That's a margin you get with no label as far as I am aware. Well, unless you're the Rolling Stones or U2, I guess.
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Post by: Xaromir on January 22, 2010, 04:04:26 am
For once: If this turns into a discussion let's keep it friendly.

The rush thing was purely to illustrate what you pay and what you get.
I know it's a extreme example but most new albums cost ~10-15€ in the store,
depending where you buy it 9€ on itunes but you still get much more for your money,
if you use itunes ripping it isn't any more complicated than buying it on that platform,
but you still have a cd inkl case and booklet and maybe even something extra.
You can burn the itunes things - sure but you really make a effort there with maybe even printing out a label,
a cover etc etc and it will never have the same quality but it also cost you money,
and the quality is still a problem to me.

About how much artists get:
I can imagine that rush would get slightly more from itunes in this case.
Yes - a artist without label gets quite a bit more but labels are another problem
Please also consider that itunes operates at very low cost compared to your local market,
they could give a lot more back than they do - without having any problems,
or could make it cheaper at their own cost which maybe could increase sales
and in the end also the amount of money the artists gets - maybe even their own profit,
this at least seems to work for steam for example, they sometimes cut prices by 25-75%,
they wouldn't do that if it would hurt them, i think this also could work as a long-term thing.
I like to shortly mention that there isn't only itunes.

Yes - itunes is convenient, but what i often do is buying a album from a artists page or from amazon,
and then download it via torrent or i use youtube if i just can't wait, 24h later i just have to open the door and have the original.
I think no artist will have a problem with that kind of DLing.
This doesn't work for every artist but i have to say it ALWAYS was worth the waiting time.
Just 2 examples:
From the OSC i got a hand written and signed note thanking me for buying and wishing me a lot fun with the cd,
i know it isn't much but it makes it special to me.
Scott Kroeker send me a pick and sign me the booklet he also wrote some encouraging words for me in there,
we had a little chat in advance.
It means a lot to me - it's special.

I feel sorry for those people that are now children and may never buy a cd, if it continues like this.
The memories are something i would not want to miss - every lp, 7" and cd holds tons of them,
stories of life and death joy and misery.
What's on them counts - i know, but it's so good to actually have something physical to hold onto,
even if it isn't much, i wouldn't trade them for anything.
Then there are the record-stores which seem to die out with that "digital revolution".
I remember me just listening for hours there, maybe even having a coke with the guy on the counter,
how we used to chase purdy ladies there... <3 
Beautiful memories.
Comes to mind - how are younger people supposed to get laid without those?
Or at least i've never seen a "chat up a girl" function in itunes.

Am i getting old?
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Post by: BrianInTune on January 22, 2010, 06:21:33 am
@mbarrett.. I usually look at kbps to determine quality since that's how I was taught, so I assume that CD quality is superior because standard is 1411kbps or somewhere around there whereas iTunes quality is 128kbps (I believe). Also, if you rip directly from a CD the size is much bigger... roughly about 30MB whereas an iTunes download is 4-5MB. So by this I just assume that being compressed makes it 'worse' than a CD I suppose because you miss out on minor details that were recorded from the studio.

I know that people really can barely hear these differences and that only a true 'audiophile' can distinguish, but it bothers me that I would spend nearly as much on iTunes for a whole album as a CD and get the compressed file. If iTunes sold the actual rip from the CD, then I'd have absolutely no problem supporting the iTunes store.


And to the artists getting money from CDs. I knew someone in highschool who was heavily trying to get into the music industry. Apparently artists get really little money from each CD they sell. The example was, "Someone like Michael Jackson would get roughly 10 cents (American) per CD sold." He also stated that the way artists really make money is through appearances and tours and such. Of course, this is word of mouth and I have no idea of confirming that so I may be misinformed.

As far as iTunes being convenient, I definitely agree. As of now I can't see where I would be without iTunes. I love having everything I own centralized in 1 program very neatly (I'm anal about neatness). I run all my music from the computer to a vintage solid state receiver from the '70s and I just love not having to swap out CDs or records.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: mbarrett12 on January 24, 2010, 01:58:57 am
You should buy some cds...
I know it all depends, but i bought rush - grace under pressure a little while ago,
payed 5€, itunes want 7€ and i don't get a case, no cd and no booklet.
In case of technical problems it also can happen that you loose your songs.
I know it's rare, but it happens.

Then there once was a guy that got his music more or less stolen by apple which for me would be a reason to shut the whole thing down,
weird al for example also stated once that he gets more if you buy a cd instead of buying it on itunes.
I don't buy a lot there only if i'm interested in one specific song but not the album.

If it comes to quality itunes still is a bit worst.
It can sound ok - no doubt, but a cd in a good stereo will still give you the better experience.
Then there are the good old lps (those big mostly back things) a good lp on a good system will sound godlike.
Then there are dvds and sa-cds, etc etc.
Sorry, but i'm totally lost on that itunes thing.

It's a bit older now, but still quite something - i mentioned this above.
http://torrentfreak.com/pirated-by-itunes-artist-turns-to-bittorrent-080206/

This one is more of a opinion than fact, but still a interesting read:
http://www.downhillbattle.org/itunes/

I know...I normally only buy CDs for bands I really like.  I have all but one Foo Fighters CDs.  I've got every GN'R (original) studio album + Live Era (Spaghetti Incident is DLed) about 5 or 6 Green Day CDs and 4 RHCP CDs.  I sometimes go on CD sprees on amazon because I got Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Californication, Stadium Arcadium and By The Way for I think under €20 once.  They were all second hand but I don't care, it plays - it works - perfect.

Edit: Actually I probably have around 66 CDs as I said 50 and I forgot With The Lights out by Nirvana which is a 3 CD set and then ofc The Beatles Anthology which is 13 or 14 CDs.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Humbuck on January 25, 2010, 09:02:44 pm
My most recent random purchase was a pretty big one.  I went to the guitar store a little over two weeks ago and came out with an olympic white American Standard Stratocaster.  I love the guitar and I got a really good deal for it so I don't regret the purchase in the slightest.  But I definately didn't walk into the store intending to buy anything more than some strings (I was planning on getting a new guitar but that was supposed to be in a couple more months from now).  Pretty girls can sell me almost anything :-[ it's almost a problem...
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on January 25, 2010, 09:20:02 pm
Aww, I want one of those (pretty girl would be welcome too)!
Have fun with it!
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Post by: Linsen on January 25, 2010, 11:25:32 pm
I already posted this in the Happy Squier thread, but I guess it can't hurt to show off my 'most recent random purchase' here, too:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/Linsen/SquierCV_front.jpg)

Admittedly, it wasn't all that random. And neither was the Vox VT15 to go along with it. Oh well.
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Post by: Xaromir on January 26, 2010, 01:42:52 am
Linsen:
Can't see the picture:
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Post by: Shepody on January 26, 2010, 03:45:20 am
I went to the guitar store a little over two weeks ago and came out with an olympic white American Standard Stratocaster.

Got any pictures to share?

My most recent random purchase was Justin's beginner package: the 4 beginner DVDs, Solo Blues Guitar and RUST. I purchased it a few weeks ago, went away with the wife and kids to Cancun for a week of sun and sand, and when i get back, it's waiting in my mailbox.  It's seems a lot better in qualityu and content than the original beginner DVD, which I have as well.
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Post by: Humbuck on January 26, 2010, 04:25:35 am
Here are some crappy cell phone pics.  I'll take some real ones when I'm able to find my camera.  I opted for a rosewood fingerboard as it just felt better to me than the maple.  I got it set up right after work and haven't put it down until I made this post.  Been playing for a good solid 5 hours so far today, but I'm pretty sure if I don't pack it up my neighbors are gonna skin me alive ::).
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac149/ImpurestClub/IMG_0075.jpg)
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac149/ImpurestClub/IMG_0076.jpg)
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Post by: Linsen on January 26, 2010, 10:56:31 am
Linsen:
Can't see the picture:

That's odd... Can you see it if you click this link?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/Linsen/SquierCV_front.jpg

Looks much better in reality, btw. My phone camera is really bad and doesn't quite do that gorgeous Candy Apple Red justice.

@Humbuck: Lovely guitar! I really like the purity of that Olympic White. Looks even better with the maple neck, imho, but feel is more important, of course.
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Post by: Humbuck on January 26, 2010, 02:42:40 pm
;D Thanks!  The maple neck is pretty good looking, but for some reason I just couldn't get into playing on it (could very likely have been the guitar as a whole though since it wasn't in as good repair as the one I picked up).
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Post by: Xaromir on February 01, 2010, 08:32:14 am
A painting by franck de las mercedes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franck_de_Las_Mercedes).
Soil.

I just wonder where to put it, i would love to have it around me.

(http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp26/Xaromir/soil.jpg)

http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp26/Xaromir/soil.jpg
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 01, 2010, 09:57:27 am
Make a t-shirt out of it, then you have it around you. :P
Nice painting. :D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on February 01, 2010, 03:01:18 pm
I got a new copy of Hellraiser in the mail today.
Now i just need to wait for my copy of the Alien Quadrilogy dvd box set and the Aliens VS Predator Hunter (read : deluxe) Edition.
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Post by: knighty 1 on February 01, 2010, 03:41:47 pm
 ;D ;D   had a front tooth knocked out when i was younger,had porcalain  bridge priced last week [1200 quid] ouch!, anyway today i had them done and they look great, and i feel more confident.                       
 
   xx--xx i thought ,thats why we work ,don't we. ;D ;D
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Post by: Xaromir on February 01, 2010, 04:44:26 pm
@dan:
I loved hellraiser, never got them all... lucky you.
But i got the aliens - actually in the alien head edition, and thought about selling them,
but i wussed out.
http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp26/Xaromir/alien-1s.jpg

@Cue:
lol dude. :D
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Post by: Sl8sh on February 01, 2010, 04:47:15 pm
I guess the most recent thing I purchased was two guitar books with some gift cards I got for Christmas.  Other than that, I bought breakfast this morning which I think we all established doesn't exactly count. 
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Post by: Dan Graves on February 02, 2010, 02:42:34 pm
@ Xaro : hot damn, that's one fancy looing box set.
Hellraiser is just the first movie.
And although i've seen them all, i'd never want the collection... everything after part 3 was just toooooo bad.

Latest random purchase is a Cinemageddon hoodie.
Now, i just need to wait until it gets printed and mailed...
And i HATE waiting for stuff.
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Post by: Dan Graves on February 04, 2010, 11:14:44 pm
And now for a truely random purchase : a tuning fork.
I couldn't find my old one anymore  :'(
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 04, 2010, 11:24:20 pm
Haha, dude, I also want one! :P
It's in my shopping cart at Thomann, but it adds up to almost €80, and I'm gonna wait a bit before ordering all that. :D
The cart is now filled with 3 sets of strings, a strap, a bottle of lemon oil and a tuning fork. Yes, that does add up to nearly €80. xD
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Post by: Xaromir on February 05, 2010, 01:54:54 am
Tuning forks are awesome, i love to hold mine against my skull - it's fun!
It actually is quite useful - you can make it work with a electric but it's especially useful when tuning a acoustic.
It's "back to basics" and doesn't need batteries. :)

And yes, it very easily adds up when going shopping...
My yaw also always drops when i see what it would cost,
i mostly end up fighting at least 2 hours till i decided what i should keep.
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Post by: Dan Graves on February 05, 2010, 12:44:34 pm
@ Xaro : i always press mine into the bone next to my ear, then use it to tune the guitar.

@ Cue : let me guess, Elixir strings ?
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 05, 2010, 01:41:49 pm
No no, two sets of Dean Markley Alchemys (medium, both bronze and phosphorus bronze) and one set of D'Addario EXP17s.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on February 05, 2010, 04:47:03 pm
Wow, they must be overpriced @ Thomann then, unles you have a really expensive strap in that shopping cart.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 05, 2010, 06:18:36 pm
They are roughly €10 a set. Coated strings are always more expensive it seems.
As for the strap, yes, it's one costing about €30.
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Post by: LievenDV on February 05, 2010, 06:30:34 pm
about 30 espresso's from the vending machine in the hospital last week
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Post by: rolling56 on February 05, 2010, 06:36:24 pm
Used Ibanez PH7 Phaser peddle for $25 usd to add to my peddle collection.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on February 05, 2010, 07:30:33 pm
@ Cue : Let's just say that with every brand of coating strings, the consumers pay through the nose..
The profit they make here on these things is absurd.
And the Elixirs take the cake when it comes to overpriced @ retail.


but anyway, random purchase for today was a new capo which finally came in (slow suppliers FTL) and a new strap.

The Strap :
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b366/DanielGravesNL/Picture1.jpg)

The capo, and yesterday's tuning fork :
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b366/DanielGravesNL/Picture2.jpg)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 05, 2010, 07:38:00 pm
How much did that G7th set you back?
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Post by: zkash_guitarist on February 05, 2010, 07:44:56 pm
  A new football, in light of my country's victory at the Africa Cup of Nations!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on February 05, 2010, 07:57:12 pm
@ cue : Can't tell you that.
I can tell you that anything over €40 is a major ripoff.
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Post by: Xaromir on February 05, 2010, 08:05:38 pm
Those PW leather straps are quite nice,
one of those is still on my list, but to pricey at the moment,
since i already got a good strap (blue PW satch thingy)
Who knows - maybe my dealer gives me one for free when i can finally buy that guitar. <3
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: TB-AV on February 05, 2010, 08:12:31 pm
@Dan, that must be a really small motorcycle you are building.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on February 05, 2010, 08:36:20 pm
@Dan, that must be a really small motorcycle you are building.

Yeah, i'm going for a Guinness world record.
Hadn't you heard ?  ;D
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Post by: Xaromir on February 05, 2010, 08:41:08 pm
(http://images.loqu.com/contents/642/498/image/2008-10-20/1.jpg)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 05, 2010, 09:31:10 pm
I have seen that G7th for nearly twice the price of any of my capos.

@ TB (and Xaro for that matter!):
LOL!
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Post by: zkash_guitarist on February 06, 2010, 07:07:22 pm
(http://images.loqu.com/contents/642/498/image/2008-10-20/1.jpg)
  Nice one Xaro. :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on February 08, 2010, 07:58:57 pm
Random purchase for today : "A Chorus Of Storytellers" cd from The Album Leaf.
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Post by: Quark on February 08, 2010, 09:22:00 pm
Monitor splitter, so cool. Work on one monitor, play on the other.

W
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on February 08, 2010, 09:23:46 pm
Monitor splitter, so cool. Work on one monitor, play on the other.

W

Why not just use a videocard with 2 outputs so you can just natively dual monitor it ?
Probably less expensive than a splitter.
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Post by: VenusBlue on February 08, 2010, 09:59:29 pm
about 30 espresso's from the vending machine in the hospital last week

Haha sounds like a uhh.... Fun week.
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Post by: Dan Graves on February 08, 2010, 11:06:01 pm
about 30 espresso's from the vending machine in the hospital last week

Haha sounds like a uhh.... Fun week.

He does have a handsome new addition to his family to show for it.
And judging by his facebook, he's quite proud of his achievement.
Right, Lieven ?  ;D ;)
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Post by: Quark on February 09, 2010, 05:12:53 am
Quote
Why not just use a videocard with 2 outputs so you can just natively dual monitor it ?
Probably less expensive than a splitter

Well where the heck were you when the pushy sales geek shoved me down the splitter path?  :)
Seriously, I knew what I wanted to accomplish but not how to do it and you are correct that it probably cost me in the long run for trying to mask my lack of computer savvy. But, at least it does what I want.
By the way, good to see you back and contributing to the education of the uninitiated once again!

W
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on February 09, 2010, 07:56:19 pm
Well quark, you could have PM' ed me or Lieven before buying it...  ;D
Also, i'm not really "back", as i won't post on most subjects anymore, just posting left and right to keep up appearances.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Bootstrap on February 10, 2010, 01:14:31 am
I've recently ordered an American Standard Strat in Olympic White with maple neck and a '52 RI Vintage Hot Rod Tele in Butterscotch. It was time to upgrade my 27 year old Ibanez Strat and at the over-inflated prices we pay downunder, I decided to go for a better deal with a job lot order rather than buying them (eventually) individually. A fool and their money are easily parted  ;D

Hmmm perhaps not so "random" as I've been scheming on this for months.

Hopefully in by end of Feb - can't wait but I may have to change my Matonaholic tag though  ::)

I also received the photo below two days ago - it is of a kitchen that I purchased for a school for kids with a disability and/or children from single mums (or moms for our US friends) in Bangladesh - can't talk Mrs Bootstrap into geting one for our house though.....

This was definitely random, a very spur of the moment decision that cost an amazingly small amount of money (compared to building something like this in Australia) - not much more than a MIM Strat - makes me think I should be doing more.......

I'm blessed in that whilst I'm not really wealthy, I have worked and saved hard all my life, my kids have grown up and are independent, I'm comfortable and I can now spend some money on the things I choose to for a change.

(http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab237/Twopennys/IMG00014-20100208-1354.jpg)

Cheers, Boots
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on February 16, 2010, 09:42:28 pm
Latest purchase, but not so random : Bareknuckle Warpig pickups for my Agile.
Brutal.
Just brutal.
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Post by: licksnkicks on February 16, 2010, 10:02:17 pm
Dan I know that your just a "random" poster(TEE HEE)I know it's just for the sake of keeping up appearances!;) but would you could you grace us with a pic of your Agile.  

Lnk
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Post by: henry b on February 16, 2010, 10:25:30 pm
Line 6 pod express.
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Post by: Dan Graves on February 17, 2010, 08:12:59 pm
@ licksnkicks : this one http://www.rondomusic.com/al3000prestblk.html
It's in the rehearsal room for my little jamgroup/band, with about ¾ of my other gear, so i'm not gonna be able to get some proper pics anytime soon.
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Post by: Xaromir on February 18, 2010, 01:30:32 pm
Carp.

(http://www.hamesbuck.de/gallerie/images/speisen/karpfen.jpg)

*burp*

Thank god for schnapps and especially for ouzo!
(http://www.celebritysmackblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/david-hasselhoff-drunk.jpg)
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Post by: Lemming on February 18, 2010, 05:37:59 pm
Xaromir, did you buy David Hasselhoff !?!?!?  :o
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Post by: licksnkicks on February 18, 2010, 05:52:57 pm
Lemming OMG your too funny!  Is David puking carp?

Lnk
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Post by: Lemming on February 18, 2010, 06:22:44 pm
That might be the one where he had a tad too many hamburgers  ;D

Aaaahhhh, rock stars aint what they used to be  :D
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Post by: Xaromir on February 18, 2010, 06:41:03 pm
At what point in time was he a rockstar?
Annoying person.
He had to much burgers in that picture and quite a bit more alcohol.

Last random purchase:
3x Magic gum with pop rocks.
1x Jawbreaker
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Lemming on February 19, 2010, 12:26:04 pm
I know, it was just a throw away comment cos he once did some pop stuff but dressed in the leather etc to make himself more "RAWK" !?!? \m/  ;D  ... so do you keep him under the stairs then Xaromir  :D

Most recent random for me was guitar Techniques Magazine, but only cos Total guitar isnt out till today & I needed a mag fix  ;)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on February 20, 2010, 12:57:14 pm
but dressed in the leather etc to make himself more "RAWK" !?!? \m/  ;D  ... so do you keep him under the stairs then Xaromir  :D
I thought he did that because he is gay. ???
Well... i just take your word for it. :)
We don't keep him, he refuse to leave.

2x Bottles of doppel bock (beer)
1x Bottle of fine vodka
24x Kinder surprise eggs
1x Dire straits - alchemy
1x Guitar

About time i got that one, i love the long version of sultans of swing.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on February 20, 2010, 04:31:47 pm
I always thought you Germans worshipped the Hoff ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hasselhoff#European_popularity

 ;D

Latest random purchase was like, 5 packs of spaghetti, a whole bunch of tomatoes and some other sordid ingredients.
And one of my friends didn't want the Facehugger that came with his AvP Hunter Edition box, so i now have 2 of those creepy crawlies, one at home, and one adorning my desk lamp at the guitar shop.

The one at home loves to bask in the glow of my monitor, it seems :

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b366/DanielGravesNL/Picture12.jpg)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on February 20, 2010, 05:58:53 pm
AVP, another title that will never be released in germany.
Well... just another game i have to import, i hope they made enough of those box sets,
i'm not going to buy that before may.

Yes we used to like him, since he declared himself führer of germany when the wall came down.
As you may know many germans used to like stuff like that.
Many also don't have a musical taste.
I know, we had for example beethoven, but those days are long gone.
If the fact that we once liked hasslehoff isn't enough, here is some more:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5AM_bVXbXw
Creeps me out...

Personally i love to cuddle, dislike hasslehoff and actually have some good pieces of music in my collection.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on February 21, 2010, 01:34:44 am
Most recent random purchase?................

Bottle of Jack seemed about as random as it got on a boring Saturday afternoon....

Normal service will be reserved as soon as possible

Peace out.....

Peace on......

Peace off.

;)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: StratsRock on February 21, 2010, 03:41:00 am
An FM transmitter for my MP3 player so I can play it in my old car .... Oh, and 2 mice for my snake .... ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on February 21, 2010, 05:11:35 am
FM transmitters are fun.
You can really annoy people with that. <3 ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on February 21, 2010, 06:26:31 am
Not as much fun as my full spectrum radio wave jammer.
Imagine disrupting signals for everything from FM to cellphones and WiFi.
I always bring it with me on public transit, keeps annoying folks around me from constantly spouting pointless nonsense into their phones.

Score for the geek ?  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on February 21, 2010, 08:44:35 am
A full spectrum radio weave jammer?
There is something like that? O.o
God... all the mischief, chaos and evil i could spread with that. :D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on February 21, 2010, 12:09:21 pm
Just a less portable, more elaborate variation of this kind of design : http://www.ladyada.net/make/wavebubble/
Mind you, i can only "jam" one type of transmission at a time, it's not like all radio traffic around me ceases.

It's fun though, if there's some annoying teen girl with a grating voice sitting in front of you telling her girlfriend on the phone about the "dreamy hunk" she met last week/night/whatever, you can cut the whole convo short.
One click and the signal gets effectively denial of serviced.

 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on February 21, 2010, 04:33:03 pm
I really have to make myself one of those. xD
Thanks for the link dan! :D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 22, 2010, 12:59:09 am
Went for it... Here goes!

1x D'Addario EXP17 (medium 13-56, phosphor bronze)
1x Dean Markley Alchemy 2026 (medium 13-56, bronze)
1x Dean Markley Alchemy 2048 (medium 13-56, phosphor bronze)
5x D'Addario PL013 (E)
5x D'Addario NW026 (G)
3x D'Addario PL017 (B)
1x Dunlop Lemon Oil
1x K&M 168/1 (tuning fork)
1x Wittner Metronome Piccolo 838

I hope this will make me feel safer, so that I will not be afraid to retune anymore, and that I will improve my feeling for the beat, and not missing it anymore like I do now. Gonna kill myself if I don't!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Lemming on February 22, 2010, 12:22:39 pm
@Dan ......... He didnt want the face hugger !?!?!? Is he MENTAL ????? Man you CANNOT be serious !?!?!? I suggest you take his facehugger & slap him repeatedly about the head, neck & shoulders with it !?!?!  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Quark on February 22, 2010, 02:47:31 pm
Pulled the trigger and upgraded from Studio One Artist to Studio One Pro. Having played with it all weekend I wonder if it was really worth it.
Live and learn I suppose. Fools..their money...parted, and all that.

W

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Da_Soulman on February 22, 2010, 03:06:32 pm
Picked up an immaculate MII Squier Standard Strat (lefty) Ritter junior gig bag and a long Comfort Strapp, all like new for 50$ CDN
Dude I got it from had also bought an acoustic/electric, fell in love with it, and never played the Squier... and it shows.. there is still remmanents of the protective plastic on the pickguard  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 26, 2010, 04:19:28 pm
Ze parcel haz arrived!
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll229/Dusky1991/stuffibought.jpg) (http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll229/Dusky1991/stuffibought.jpg)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on February 26, 2010, 06:09:41 pm
Nice.
Those metronomes are quite nice actually,
justin doesn't recommend them since you can't go up and down by just one beat,
and can not accent beats, but personally i like them.
They are simple, rugged, don't need batteries, are loud enough, and beautifully stealthy,
but i actually would have taken the black one.
BUT a word of warning:
NEVER EVER screw them open to look inside!
You will not be able to just put it back together again!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 26, 2010, 06:52:38 pm
I like these because they don't accent the beat, so I don't have to wait for the 1 to come around when screwing up during practice.
I don't give a crap about one beat more or less. ;)
I love it's simplicity, just wind it op and give the pendulum-thing a flick and you're off, without batteries. I even hate the fact that my acoustic needs a 9V in her preamp...
And the sound is very distinct, but not annoying IMHO.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on February 26, 2010, 07:05:51 pm
Old fashioned, real metronome !!
Nice.  :)

My lastest random thingemajig will be a second hand EMG SSH set for my Vintage partsocaster, with a new scratchplate.
Now all it needs is a new nut and some locking tuners, and i'll be playing some major metal riffs in C(#)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on February 26, 2010, 08:42:51 pm
And i just bumped into a dude i know who works for Ibanez, he just gave me two demo's for local bands.
One Garage Rock/Blues Rock type thing, and one for a Death/Black Metal band called ICHAOS.
First one's just catchy but slightly generic sleazy rock, second sounds like a mix between Lamb Of God and Cradle of Filth (in a good way).
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 26, 2010, 08:43:35 pm
Talking about old fashioned, I was playing on my cajon when the metronome stopped ticking. xD
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on February 27, 2010, 11:33:13 pm
Mario's picross - 4€ inkl shipping! :D
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario%27s_Picross
(http://www.nesretro.com/mariohistory/images/MariosPicross.jpg)

I discovered a picross at armor games a little while back:
http://armorgames.com/play/338/armor-picross-2
I knew i've played something like that when i was a child,
but couldn't remember, now that i've spend some quality time with google the penny dropped.
I will be reunited with a old love - isn't that great? :D
It's like sex with the ex, but without the consequences and pain! ;D

But i still feel a bit bad actually... everything i used to love is called retro now...
BUWAH i'm getting old.
I better get a coffin and stuff next month. ::)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on March 01, 2010, 06:56:38 pm
I got another book by Clive Barker - Mister B. Gone.
And i have just reserved a dedicated server for Battlefield Bad Company 2  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on March 01, 2010, 07:08:04 pm
I got another book by Clive Barker - Mister B. Gone.
And i have just reserved a dedicated server for Battlefield Bad Company 2  ;D

No xx--xx?
I was thinking about getting BC2, but i'm not sure so far,
since i found bf 2145 to be sort of "medium".
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on March 01, 2010, 11:07:25 pm
Just bought bad company 2. :)
Couple more people and we can make a nice little justin guitar clan. ;)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on March 01, 2010, 11:11:18 pm
My random purchase was almost gonna be a Tanglewood TW170 AS CE but I'm thinking of saving until I can afford an OMC-1E...
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on March 02, 2010, 10:30:48 am
Tanglewood, cue ? you lost your faith in Taylor ?
@ Xaro : i don't do clans.
I work with them, but i NEVER join.
Don't care for clan obligations.
Besides, loyalties shift and fade a lot online.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Lemming on March 02, 2010, 01:11:42 pm
Not random but also not planned ........ clutch for my bl**dy car  ::) It went on Saturday so I was NOT a happy Lemming !?!? Gonna cost nearly £300 to replace  :'(
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: strapp75 on March 02, 2010, 01:23:04 pm
Eric Clapton 's autobiography : €22
Video Game - Far cry : €10

I'm not really a gamer but once in a while i bought a video game. Always take me ages to finish it.

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on March 02, 2010, 02:02:59 pm
@ Dan: The price man, the price!
The Taylor equivalent to the OMC-1E (Martin) would be the 314CE which is about €400 more expensive.
Tanglewood because it's all cheap and cheerful.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on March 11, 2010, 08:58:54 pm
Dunlop Gator Grip .58mm and .96mm picks, because I lost my Nylon .60mm and 1mm ones.
Beside that:
2x Third Hand Capo (thank you Xaromir)
(http://images.miretail.com/products/optionLarge/ThirdHandCapo/224814.jpg)
1x Shubb C7b (3 string partial capo)
(http://www.rockandrollmusic.co.uk/xcart/images/T/C7Breverse.jpg)
1x Shubb C8b (5 string partial capo)
(http://www.rockandrollmusic.co.uk/xcart/images/T/c8b_89a.jpg)

I suddenly thought I would have been better off buying a Dandrea Spider Capo, but it's just as expensive as two Third Hand Capos, so no. :P
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on March 11, 2010, 11:11:20 pm
Capo overkill!
Hope you have fun with those. :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on March 11, 2010, 11:32:17 pm
I love capos just as much as alternate tunings, haha.
If I don't like 'em you can have 'em since I know you like that kinda stuff too. xD

Next time I'm gonna order from Thomann, I'm gonna throw in a spider capo.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on March 11, 2010, 11:43:16 pm
Well if you don't want one of those 2 third hands then i may even buy it from you. :)
But not that month... you know why... *new shiny guitar*
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Sl8sh on March 12, 2010, 05:04:53 pm
Bought a birthday gift for my friend whose birthday is today and we'll be going to see a movie this afternoon after classes. 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on March 13, 2010, 01:40:51 am
Cool. :)
What did you get him?
I would also love to receive a gift now. <3  :D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Quark on March 13, 2010, 05:12:36 am
Purchased an Edirol midi keyboard controller. Loads of fun.

W
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: TB-AV on March 15, 2010, 09:58:32 pm
(http://home.comcast.net/~tb-av/pwpimages/Bundaberg.jpg)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: marcusmarkmus on March 16, 2010, 12:52:57 am
I usually use blue picks, so i randomly bought some green ones just to be a little crazy. Then i got home and realized that those i had bought were even more blue than those i had.   

I guess its a sign, im only going to buy blue from now on! 

 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on March 16, 2010, 01:09:33 am
Local store is out of Dunlop Nylons and I lost two. Now Thomann only has them in packs of 12... *sigh*
I love those grippy nylons made by Dunlop.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: knighty 1 on March 16, 2010, 01:54:09 pm
 ;D
  Well i bought some new teeth, it cost me £1200, but i think its like a car looks better with shiny wheels, everyone thinks i'm mad, cos i keep grinning,gotta get my moneys worth ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on March 16, 2010, 02:01:53 pm
Small Town Eyes. xD
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on March 16, 2010, 02:40:22 pm
Knighty-

Hehe....... I know that feeling, mate. I had a bridge done; the whole front, top four. Before that, people would run away if I grinned at them. Once I had the teeth replaced and had something to smile with, I couldn't stop.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on March 17, 2010, 09:40:43 pm
So, since my brother is getting married next month (for the record, don't congratulate me, the kid has to get hitched because his GF got pregnant, not because he wants to), and his buddies are arranging a bachelor party.
These idiots all pooled some cash together to get a stripper, but they're all a bunch of sissies who don't have the guts to look up and book such a "lewd" showgirl, so my latest random "purchase" is a nice 2 hour show booking for a busty brunette who looks like Dita von Teese and who does burlesque stripping, and more...

Considering some of these geeks make me look like a decent, upstanding guy, i get the feeling this will be one mad party filled with awkward moments.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on March 17, 2010, 10:30:11 pm
Just don't let the donkey Bogart the drugs Dan  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on March 17, 2010, 10:50:57 pm
I got my Tone-Toys order today. They didn't include the Shubb C7b unfortunately...
Shubbs are a little bit fiddly but I like them a lot.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: rolling56 on March 17, 2010, 11:15:34 pm
I use/have a Shubb C-1 here and like it fine.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on March 18, 2010, 12:09:29 am
I have the black C1k and love it too. The C7b is a 3-string capo. I still wonder why I didn't get it. Probably out of stock.



https://www.lynchburgmusic.com/Templates/cart_templates/cart-detail.php?theLocation=/Resources/Product/Martin_Guitars/Martin_1-Series_OMC-1E_Orchestra.xml/
They go for 40% off now
http://www.musicstore.com/en_EN/EUR/Martin-Guitars-OMC-1E-/art-GIT0016401-000
Compare and feel my pain.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: rolling56 on March 18, 2010, 12:41:21 am
 :o ya that's to bad for you
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on March 18, 2010, 12:50:43 am
It's like they're doing it just to make me miserable! I've had this OM-1/OMC-1E in mind for quite some weeks now.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: knighty 1 on March 18, 2010, 10:37:11 am
 ;D
   yeh Wishbone,same as you, bridge on the top three,perfect match .
   the old crown had had it, really carefull now with them, wont even bite an apple ,i'll slice it  ,and pint pots ,really steady :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: lorenzo on March 20, 2010, 11:11:21 am
A pair of Sennheiser HD202 headphones, cheap n cheerful. Forgot to get an adapter jack for my guitar port tho  :P
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on March 20, 2010, 01:53:23 pm
Don't they include those things anymore?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: lorenzo on March 20, 2010, 02:40:54 pm
Don't they include those things anymore?
They might do, but I saw a bundled offer with one included as part of the bundle, so maybe not.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on March 20, 2010, 03:28:25 pm
Very nice headphones, had them twice, but i always broke them at some point,
but i also used them almost 24/7 and wasn't exactly gentle.

I think back then they even put a little remote in there, or was that a different one?
Anyway, sennheiser is trying to save money these days, they also produce more in asia now,
so unless you get a higher end model like the new HD800 or the old "reference" the HD650,
i wouldn't bet that you get anything extra.
With the HD650 you also only get a adapter cable from the big jack to the small jack.
But very nice packaging btw.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvmj15PBMfg
I would so love to replace my HD650 with those, gives me a bit of a semi.
Anyone still remember the Orpheus? God that thing was great, still better than the HD800 actually.
But for that kind of money it better is.

(Yes i used to be a sennheiser fanboy)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on March 20, 2010, 03:47:57 pm
No wonder, I have a pair of Beyerdynamic DT770 headphones purchased back in late 2007
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on March 20, 2010, 05:40:02 pm
 I have some amazing headphones which are the Sony professional(MDR V300) series.  They do sound absolutely incredible.  I just haven't used them with my guitar cuz I too forgot the adaptor.  Must get one!

Lnk
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on March 25, 2010, 11:59:04 am
My Cinemageddon hoodie arrived !
YAY !
My boss was giving me this weird look when he realised i had it mailed to the office...  ;D
Whent home for lunch, so i took a pic :
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b366/DanielGravesNL/Picture18.jpg)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on March 25, 2010, 12:15:21 pm
I think i know that guy from somewhere...

(http://cache.kotaku.com/assets/images/kotaku/2008/06/pyro_achievements.jpg)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on March 25, 2010, 12:17:08 pm
Drat, how did you deduce my secret identity ??  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: rolling56 on April 01, 2010, 07:25:48 pm
Fender American Vintage ‘52 Telecaster Left-Handed Electric Guitar http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-American-Vintage--52-Telecaster-Left-Handed-Electric-Guitar-100409109-i1146357.gc

Priced matched it with http://www.samash.com/p/American%20Vintage%201952%20Telecaster%20Left%20Handed%20Electric%20Guitar%20Butterscotch_-49997753

Ended up paying $1667.79 usd for it including tax. I've always wanted one and now i will have it when it gets shipped to the store Monday or Tuesday  8)



Peterson Strobo Flip. I have Strobosoft but wanted an inline tuner too  8)

They were on sale for $175 usd at the local GC.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on April 02, 2010, 12:32:13 pm
A customer came in wanting to trade in his guitar...
Ibanez (Iceman-esque) PS-10 from 1979.

Take a wild guess as to how fast i told my boss i wanted that guitar, and got it  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Rile on April 02, 2010, 01:10:43 pm
I bought a diet supplement called Revita. It's a lyophilized royal jelly based product, supposedly good for enhancing physical performance and many other things. Can't wait to see if it's really that good  :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Bootstrap on April 02, 2010, 03:25:20 pm
Nice buy @rolling 56 - I have the Hot Rod version with the mini humbucker - sometimes I just look at it and drool :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 02, 2010, 03:36:04 pm
As I said in the other topic, bone saddle and bridge pins from Bob Colosi.
Note that this is just an image from the Image Gallery on his website:
(http://www.guitarsaddles.com/images/Images%20GALLERY%202/Taylor%20set.jpg)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on April 02, 2010, 03:42:48 pm
Cue:
That are some fine looking pins you got there! <3
Boot:
Mini-Humbuckers are cute - like widdle baby wabbit cute.  :-*

I went on a shopping spree since i actually had 1 or 2 € left.
A indiana jones book and one about cats.
Also got get lucky my mark knopfler - i was a bit sad though, i thought i get a digipack,
but it was just the hull with a plastic slider in it, no booklet, while the normal jewel case version
would have cost the same - damn!
I also got a book on handmade guitars, i got it really cheap, but it will take 2 weeks for delivery.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KK8cBn1wL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: rolling56 on April 02, 2010, 03:46:10 pm
Nice buy @rolling 56 - I have the Hot Rod version with the mini humbucker - sometimes I just look at it and drool :)
Thanks and nice Bootstrap , i can't wait to get it and open the case and start drooling  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 02, 2010, 06:13:36 pm
X, those aren't mine. xD
I will get bone pins with abalone inlays. I love abalone. :D
They have been shipped today.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on April 02, 2010, 07:05:21 pm
Imagine a ebony pin with mammoth ivory dots which sit in a gold or silver rim.
Bet even you would take that instead of those. :D

How bout making this topic a sticky?
It's been around for so long now.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 02, 2010, 10:13:36 pm
Hey, that's not for now, that's for later when I'm getting a Taylor PSxx or BTO. Or a Martin...
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on April 03, 2010, 02:42:47 pm
Well, not really a purchase, since i got it for free, but i am now the somewhat proud owner of an SGI Tezro tower, still running IRIX.
Once my friends find out i have this thing, i'll probably be overwhelmed with questions like "can i borrow it to render some FX?"...  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on April 03, 2010, 04:12:14 pm
Whereas I'm just happy with my new tin of GT85 spray.......... The Lube of Legend.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: mickk on April 03, 2010, 04:40:42 pm
Just pre-ordered the Exile on Main Street special edition. Way too much money,I definitely should stop surfing the web.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on April 03, 2010, 06:14:31 pm
Whereas I'm just happy with my new tin of GT85 spray.......... The Lube of Legend.

Isn't that stuff just naphta and some (other) mineral oils mixed together ?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on April 03, 2010, 06:20:38 pm
Will run crysis on that? ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on April 03, 2010, 06:24:15 pm
Quote
Isn't that stuff just naphta and some (other) mineral oils mixed together ?

Aye, Dan:

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      COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS


Hazardous Ingredients: LOW BOILING POINT HYDROGEN TREATED NAPHTHA – NAPHTHA (PETROLEUM)

HYDROTREATED HEAVY 30-50%

EINECS:265-150-3 CAS:64742-48-9

(-) R10;(Xn) r65;(Xi) R66

o PALE SPINDLE OIL 10-30%

EINECS 265-155-0 CAS:64742-52-5

o BUTANE 30-50%

EINECS 203-448-7 CAS:106-97-8

(F+)R12

Great stuff it is  ;D
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Post by: Dan Graves on April 03, 2010, 06:59:28 pm
Will run crysis on that? ;D

If Crysis ran on IRIX and the graphics cards SGI stuck in here, it would probably run great.

@ Wish : i'd personally rather use a sodium polyacrylate based product as a "personal lube".
Or wasn't that quite the use you had in mind ?  ;D
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Post by: Xaromir on April 03, 2010, 07:13:36 pm
It's basically unix there must be a win emulator for that. <3
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Post by: Dan Graves on April 03, 2010, 07:21:44 pm
If only it was that simple...
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Post by: Wishbone on April 03, 2010, 07:51:50 pm
Dan......using that stuff for that purpose would just be cruel and unusual punishment for your junk. I mean......... even the most adventurous masochist would think twice about that :)

I use it for everything else, mind you.............. I swear by the stuff for keeping moisture out of my brake and gear cables, cleaning and polishing frames and wheel rims.......... shifting just about any thread that doesn't want to........ Only thing I won't use it for is chain lube; too thin for that and it washes off too quick in the rain.

There's also another product I can highly recommend: 'Elbow Grease' degreaser spray. It's meant to be for the kitchen, a citrus based degreaser, but it's the dogs bollocks for mechanical degreasing. Go to Halfords and buy a litre of their degreaser, it will cost you a tenner. 'Elbow Grease' is about a quid for a half litre spray bottle and does the same job better. I cleaned up my chain, crank and sprockets yesterday with it and it took ten minutes to get them sparkling and ready to be re-oiled.
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Post by: rolling56 on April 06, 2010, 07:44:24 pm
Used Dunlop Original Crybaby Wah Pedal for $25 us

and a few picks
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Post by: Xaromir on April 06, 2010, 07:59:42 pm
Darn, i also wanted to buy one, but in the end the bids went to high.

Which picks? Picks are addictive, i got tons of them and i don't even use them that often. :D
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Post by: rolling56 on April 06, 2010, 08:52:20 pm
Jim Dunlop nylon .60mm and .73mm. 3 for $1 us. I got 3 of each
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 06, 2010, 09:38:11 pm
I ought to buy some 12 packs of those, I keep losing my picks. The Nylons are my favourite, the grippy ones at least. :D
I think I'd also need a 1mm because of my heavy strings, can't get any decent volume out of it with the .73mm. :P
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Post by: Wishbone on April 06, 2010, 10:42:34 pm
Good deal that, Rolling...........

In a fit of whimsy, I bought a pair of DHB RC Carbon Road Cycling Shoes, a set of Speedplay Zero Stainless pedals and some cleat covers so when I jump off my bike at the cafe in my spiffing new shoes, I don't go sliding across the deck and smash all my front teeth out on the pastry counter.
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Post by: Dan Graves on April 06, 2010, 11:55:58 pm
@ wish : nor will you accidentally slide face first into the nearest woman's cleavage ever again... I'd reconsider if i where you  8)

I bought my kid cousin a Peavey Valveking 2x12.
I couldn´t believe it, but apparently Peavey decided to clean up their act right before they released the Vypyr´s, and now even the Valvekings sound decent (considering the price, that is).
Kid's happy as can be.
Her mom... Not so much, considering i also got her some tabs for Slayer's "Seasons in the Abyss" and "South of Heaven", since she's into that kinda music (her dad's a metal head  ;D ).
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Post by: radarlover on April 06, 2010, 11:58:55 pm
I got a used humbucker pickup, a guitar stand, a capo and a metronome. It's the little things that make us happy   ;)
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Post by: Quark on April 07, 2010, 12:03:56 am
Purchased a mini marshall battery power amp as a lark as it was on a clearance table for $15 at a local flea market. Tried it out and was mildly surprised at the sound. Nice little amp for taking to the park etc.

W
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 07, 2010, 01:35:32 am
@Dan
A while ago I simply walked into the nearest girl's cleavage just because I so happened to walk fast and not look where I was going for a split-second and look right ahead of me again right before I nearly hit 'er. Sliding isn't necessary. :P

@radarlover
Yeah, I can't believe how happy I was when I got my (awesome mecanical) metronome, a boat load of strings and a tuning fork. I'll be getting some more sets of strings upcoming friday, hopefully. Why friday? I'll be going to Andy McKee's concert over in Cologne and inevitably there's the Music-Store closeby. Can't wait!
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Post by: Wishbone on April 07, 2010, 06:56:25 am
Dan-

I have that down to a fine art; I don't so much slide as gravitate with pace. My excuse always being that I was looking for somewhere to park my bike and got my nose stuck ;)
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Post by: rolling56 on April 07, 2010, 01:09:22 pm
I ought to buy some 12 packs of those, I keep losing my picks. The Nylons are my favourite, the grippy ones at least. :D
I think I'd also need a 1mm because of my heavy strings, can't get any decent volume out of it with the .73mm. :P

I already have plenty of 1mm here if you want a few  ;)
 
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Post by: Bootstrap on April 07, 2010, 02:02:58 pm
Admittedly it was during a time when I only played for a few weeks each year - but I had the same pick for over 15 years - I highly suspect my daughter boyfriend of the time "liberated" it.

I now play with 2 picks, 1 tortex and 1 nylon, but I've had the same pair since Feb 2009 - guess I'm just sentimental :)
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Post by: rolling56 on April 07, 2010, 02:18:24 pm
ya i have my Japanese Fender Strat strung with 9's (standard tuning), my '52 USA Tele came with 10's (standard tuning), My Lotus Strat has 11's (tuned in open G), my MIC Tele copy has 11's (tuned in open G) and my Epi/Gibson acoustic has 12's (standard tuning)

so i use different picks on all of them.
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Post by: mickk on April 07, 2010, 06:29:24 pm
I now play with 2 picks, 1 tortex and 1 nylon, but I've had the same pair since Feb 2009 - guess I'm just sentimental :)

I thought it was just me. For some reason it really bugs me to lose a pick!
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 07, 2010, 07:00:22 pm
Bugs me too, €0,50 lost.
And it really bugs me that I can't get any decent volume out of my guitar with a thinner pick. :P
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Post by: Xaromir on April 07, 2010, 09:59:04 pm
I found a pick on the street today. :D
Was it a yellow tortex? ;)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 07, 2010, 10:26:38 pm
I have a light greenish tortex fin. Pretty weird pick, I don't know how to use it. :P
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Post by: Bootstrap on April 07, 2010, 11:08:15 pm
Lol xaro - not yellow - it was a sexy MOP one - I loved that pick...
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 15, 2010, 02:41:25 pm
Got my 5 Propik picks and 1 Fred Kelly pick.
The fingerpicks increase the volume significantly, really clean, clear and loud tone. The two thumb picks seemed way too big for my thumb, but after some metal-bending it fits just perfectly now. Thing that is also cool is that I can still use the pseudo-rasgueado one-finger flick to sound some notes, which I seem to use quite often.
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Post by: Xaromir on April 15, 2010, 04:49:54 pm
Finally a dremel with router-base. <3  :D
Cheap one just with a bag case thingy, i wonder where i can get a proper box for it and all the small stuff.
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Post by: mbarrett12 on April 15, 2010, 05:00:28 pm
Got 24 Dava picks :D and 4 packs of Ernie Balls, I'm set for close to a year
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 15, 2010, 06:28:42 pm
@mb12
You suddenly made me realise I forgot to check for Dunlop picks at the local music store... I bought strings instead. :P
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Post by: Dan Graves on April 16, 2010, 07:21:54 pm
2 pickboy plectrums, 1 made of Bone, the other made of Rosewood (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b366/DanielGravesNL/ce59e4e6.jpg), 2 CTS 500k volume pots, 2 CTS 500k tone pots, and 2 mini toggle switches.
Now i need to make an appointment with my luthier buddy to do a coilsplit (because i'll be damned if i'll be doing any work on my guitar's guts, too messy).
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Post by: Quark on April 16, 2010, 08:25:18 pm
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2 pickboy plectrums, 1 made of Bone, the other made of Rosewood,

Dan, I have never tried the bone or rosewood picks. I suspect that since they are pretty hard you get a fuller richer sound and some improvement on your speed? Also, am I seeing a groove for your thumb? Thats pretty clever.

W
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Post by: Dan Graves on April 16, 2010, 08:44:25 pm
There's a groove for the thumb and index Quark  :D .
The rosewood gives a warm, full sound, but the sound of the pick attack is less pronounced, so it sounds a bit like playing with your fingernails/tips, but without getting as full or muddy.
The bone sounds more like a traditional hard plectrum, but still fuller.

Can't say much about speed, i take things slowly  :D
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Post by: Gamerdude17 on April 16, 2010, 08:46:37 pm
First post in this thread for me.

IBC Root beer and cream soda. It's a lot better than some of the others I have tried.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 16, 2010, 09:37:30 pm
2x D'Addario EJ17 (P/B, 13-56 MED)
1x D'Addario EXL170 (N/W, 45-100 LT)
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Post by: Quark on April 16, 2010, 10:27:09 pm
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The rosewood gives a warm, full sound, but the sound of the pick attack is less pronounced, so it sounds a bit like playing with your fingernails/tips, but without getting as full or muddy

It appears as though I will have to expand my plectrum horizons. Thanks for the insight Dan.

W
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 16, 2010, 11:16:55 pm
Try cocobolo too. It's spectrum appears to be even wider than that of RW.
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Post by: Dan Graves on April 17, 2010, 01:14:00 am
Try cocobolo too. It's spectrum appears to be even wider than that of RW.

Pickboy only does Bone, Boxwood, Ebony, Horn and Rosewood in this series.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 17, 2010, 11:32:56 am
I don't even know what it was about, I just saw 'rosewood' and posted that. :P
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 17, 2010, 04:07:05 pm
The black foam you see in studios. 4 sheets of 1m by 0.5m
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Post by: Dan Graves on April 17, 2010, 05:15:32 pm
What would you want with sound shaping/absorbing foam ?
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 17, 2010, 07:05:05 pm
Get a cleaner recording.
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Post by: Dan Graves on April 17, 2010, 11:13:15 pm
Oh good, i was sort of expecting the words "sound proofing a room".
Lots of Dutchies don't get that THAT is not what the foam is for, good to see you do get the point of the stuff  ;)
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Post by: Wishbone on April 17, 2010, 11:35:19 pm
Auralex........

Used to love that stuff......... You could unload a full forty foot trailer of it inside of five minutes and have it stored away in ten.
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Post by: warlock on April 21, 2010, 12:58:03 pm
I've just ordered used Ibanez Prestige RG2570 in excellent condition  8) 8) 8) I hope it'll be delivered within a week or two ;)

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/5499/guitareibanezrg2570.png)
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Post by: Xaromir on April 21, 2010, 01:25:47 pm
Gratz!
I love the color btw. :)
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Post by: Quark on April 21, 2010, 01:26:00 pm
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I've just ordered used Ibanez Prestige RG2570 in excellent condition     I hope it'll be delivered within a week or two

Awesome. Make sure you post some photos!

W
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Post by: Wishbone on April 21, 2010, 06:47:38 pm
Warlock-

Is that an older one with the Edge Pro?
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Post by: warlock on April 21, 2010, 06:50:59 pm
2003, so yes

I was kinda sceptical about this guitar, i mean i don't know whether i'll be able to get some clean bluesy tones out of it (like those played on my squier strat http://www.4shared.com/audio/4ND5JE8K/_2__srvstyle.html ). But i need a versatile guitar, able to handle many genres since I don't play blues all the time.

I'll experiment with this guitar when it's delivered, If i don't like it, I'll sell it (it was a bargain so i think i'll sell it at a higher price ;)) and try some Japanese made Fender.

But a friend of mine said that this Ibanez can handle almost everything depending on pickup combination, and especially when modified with an option of splitting neck humbucker into single coils (like in Gibson - Jimmy Page signature)
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Post by: Wishbone on April 21, 2010, 07:51:06 pm
Warlock-

Cool..... it's a lovely trem unit, mate.

I have the RG1570, in Suede Black. The stock pickups (V7, S7, V8) were great all-rounders, just that their output was a little on the low side; but they sounded great for Blues. I swapped out the 'buckers for a set of IronGear 'Hot SLags'; I like my Agile for bluesy/Rock stuff, so I wanted the RG to scream a little more and that's exactly what I got.

You'll feel the difference between that RG and your Strat. give yourself some time to adjust to the learning curve that goes with your new floating trem system. I've always found the Edge Pro to be a very stable trem unit; rock solid, in fact. If you need any tips getting it set up to your spec, give me a shout.
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Post by: Dan Graves on April 23, 2010, 08:15:00 pm
I gots me a Splawn Pro Mod with KT88's  ;D
Second hand, i might add.
Buying a new Splawn was a bit out of my budget.
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Post by: Xaromir on April 23, 2010, 09:17:14 pm
Finally 3 weeks after i've ordered my book arrived...
http://www.amazon.com/Hand-Made-Played-Contemporary-Guitars/dp/1579907873

Dan:
Sweet, make us some sound samples! :D

Never really was my sound, but i'm curious. <3
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Post by: Dan Graves on April 23, 2010, 09:22:12 pm
Buy me a Shure SM57 and a mic preamp, then i'll make soundclips  ;D
It sounds like a hotrodded Marshall (and in essence, it's just that: a hotrodded Marshall with a whole bunch of added settings/channel modes).
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Post by: radarlover on April 23, 2010, 10:07:28 pm
Hey, I read Don Felders book Heaven and Hell this last weekend. Very good read. Took what little respect I had for Henley and Frey and flushed it down the toilet. I am anticipating Felders upcoming cd as well. Seems like a really cool dude who got a raw deal for years and years.
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Post by: BubbleDragon on April 24, 2010, 08:06:28 pm
I bought strings today.   :)

I play an acoustic that my husband's mother gave to him as a gift, oh, nearly a decade ago.  He's never replaced the strings.  I've never replaced the strings.

I suppose it's about time, eh?  I've never done this before, so wish me luck.  I also could use the practice tuning.  Yikes!  I can TELL it's out of tune, but me futzing around just ends up making it worse every time.  Lol.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 24, 2010, 08:33:35 pm
You'll do fine! Just, chillax and take your time. What kind of guitar is it? Type, brand?
And which strings have you gotten for it/her/him?
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Post by: BubbleDragon on April 24, 2010, 08:48:15 pm
It's a Fender DG-7.  Makes me happy enough, though it's got some cracks around the sides of the body.  Looks like something may have been laid on top of it or somesuch - probably in one of the moves when hubby was in college.  Plays well enough for my ears.  We're just in it for the fun, though.

I got Martin strings, "Light" weight.  Holy crap, shiny.  The ones on the guitar now look like... well, an old bronze statue, ya know?  The thinnest ones are black, bleugh.

Hubby drug an old electric out that my brother had given to me (and I, then, never played.  It's an Ibanez, I think.).  (Isn't it funny how these things get passed around?)  And it's got a broken high E string, so he bought some Ernie Ball Slinkies.

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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 24, 2010, 09:12:14 pm
DG7? Cool!
Once had a DG4 in for restringing and neck re-setting. It sounded a bit hollow but after I put on new strings it was much better (Elixir 80/20 bronze w/ polyweb coating, custom light). Fine guitar that was!

Edit: How funny, that thing is just a Martin copy! XDD
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Post by: Dan Graves on April 24, 2010, 10:38:55 pm
I just bought a cheapo JVC camcorder and 2 SDHC cards.
Don't expect me to go and film around the rehearsal room where i stash my gear though, the boys would kill me with the mess we have in there.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 24, 2010, 10:52:27 pm
What are you going to film with it then (don't bother answering if it's private...)?

Now thinking of purchasing a John Pearse armrest.
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Post by: Dan Graves on April 24, 2010, 11:09:02 pm
Some songs @ home, maybe some skating sessions, my upcoming trip to amusement park De Efteling and some private stuff  ;)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 24, 2010, 11:16:30 pm
Yay, 'De Efteling'!
Is that far from your place? I'm about half an hour away from it.
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Post by: Dan Graves on April 25, 2010, 04:56:40 am
Yay, 'De Efteling'!
Is that far from your place? I'm about half an hour away from it.

From Den Haag to Kaatsheuvel, (or the Loonse/Drunense duinen if you will) so...
About 2½ hours worth of travel by bus and train.
Each way.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 26, 2010, 04:37:04 pm
Ordered some stuff again...
Martin MSP3200 (80/20, coated, medium 13-56)
Martin MSP4200 (P/B, coated, medium 13-56)
DR Sunbeam RCA-13 (P/B, round-core, heavy 13-56)
GHS Infinity IB40M (80/20, coated, medium 13-56)
D'Addario EJ18 (P/B, heavy 14-59)
Shubb C5 banjo capo
Taylot TW57 Strap HO (suede, honey-coloured)
Planet Waves CP02NS (dual-action, black)


Edit: Also bought Antoine Dufour Transcription Set 4 (Mother, The Heart Of The Matter, You and I) and Ewan Dobson's Transcription Set 4 (I Know Your Pain, Jig of the Burning Heart, Bounce). Gonna be learning You and I first, I think.
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Post by: Dan Graves on April 27, 2010, 06:47:04 am
Cue, seriously, how many capo's do you have by now ?
You starting a collection ?  ;D
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Post by: Xaromir on April 27, 2010, 07:10:38 am
Looks like it, but if he is like me he is hardly using them. :D

Went to the hardware store, i got myself a proper half-mask respirator since i'm tired of eating shellac,
which apparently consists mostly of crap from the "kerria lacca"
some small saw and razor blades and one of those fancy japanese saws, it's like a dozuki but without the back,
so no annoying depth-stop. :)
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Post by: Dan Graves on April 27, 2010, 07:17:52 am
Ok guys, i've got some bad GAS, and i need yall to stop me here...
I want to buy one of these guitars : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqKbQd7t1pQ and then drop in an SD Invader or a Warpig.

Can you guys pleae give me a bunch of reasons why i shouldn't do this, beyond how funky that thing looks ?  ;D
(i am kidding obviously, and i will buy the damn thing regardless, then drop in an SD Invader or BKP Ceramic Warpig and go all out)
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Post by: close2u on April 27, 2010, 08:13:15 am
because if you weren't careful you could put someone's eye out on them spikes !!
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Post by: Xaromir on April 27, 2010, 08:29:03 am
You will not have a sex-life if your significant other finds out.
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Post by: Dan Graves on April 27, 2010, 10:32:41 am
That last one wouldn't apply; i gave her my Omen 8 string bass, so she's ok with me buying a new toy.

And yay for putting someone's eye out... Next idiot stagediver that won't jump fast enough gets his eye poked out, thanks for the good idea  ;D

I do get the feeling neither of you read that teeny tiny line of text at the bottom though  :D
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Post by: Xaromir on April 27, 2010, 11:06:23 am
Maybe that's because it's to small to read and elderly people like me maybe even haven't seen it xD

Well... happy buying. But why does it have 6 strings? I thought doyle never used more than 3 of them. xD
Question would be: Will you also replace the fretboard?
A good quality nicely polished and oiled ebony fretboard would look rad.
That stuff can look like black glass! <3
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Post by: Bootstrap on April 27, 2010, 11:26:34 am
As an old mentor of mine used to say about motorbikes.... "If you can't go out to the garage and say yeah, that's the bike I want to ride today, then ride it and say yeah, that IS the bike I wanted to ride today then you might as well sell it".

Same goes for guitar - life is too short not to be playing the guitar you want <----- old Bootstrap saying :)
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Post by: Dan Graves on April 27, 2010, 11:28:44 am
Xaro, dude, i'm like 6 years older than you  :P if not more... elderly people... pff  :)

But jokes aside, no, i wouldn't replace the fretboard, too much work, and too expensive, time/material wise.
The pickup however, i would always replace, considering Doyle always used an SD invader which is already hotter than that silly stock pickup.
Wonder how it'd sound with one of them ceramic Warpigs though...
Now THOSE are some hot pickups, almost 27k i believe.

@ Bootstrap : i agree  ;)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 27, 2010, 01:25:09 pm
Cue, seriously, how many capo's do you have by now ?
You starting a collection ?  ;D
Yes. :P
Looks like it, but if he is like me he is hardly using them. :D
I realy like my C8b 5-string capo! And sometimes I even use my C1k full capo AND my C8b. On one guitar, yes. I found out the hard way that I don't really like the trigger type capos. I do like the Kyser Esus4 capo but it's more hassle to put on than the C8b. Tone-Toys still owes me a C7b 3-string capo, and I asked them if they could throw in a harmonic capo when Shubb eventually sends them the C7b (it was out of stock) again.

===

Another random purchase:

Antoine Dufour Transcription Set 4
consisting of: You and I, Mother and The Heart Of The Matter

Ewan Dobson Transcription Set 4
consisting of: Bounce, I Know Your Pain and Jig of the Burning Heart

I was almost gonna buy the set of Don Ross that contained Klimbim and Michael, Michael, Michael, but I quickly realised that's too hard on my brain right now... :P
I will get those eventually, they look really challenging.
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Post by: Quark on April 27, 2010, 02:13:57 pm
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life is too short not to be playing the guitar you want <----- old Bootstrap saying

Excellent saying! Now I have written testimony to give to my fiance to back up any purchase of the 1954 Strat I really want to be playing.  :)

W
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Post by: marcusmarkmus on April 28, 2010, 11:15:37 am
Bought a bass guitar....DOnt really know what to do on it, buT I guess ill work it out :)
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Post by: BubbleDragon on April 28, 2010, 12:52:40 pm
This doesn't really count as "random purchase" but my dad gave me a hand tooled leather guitar strap for my birthday yesterday!  It's awesome, turned out really nice.  I love hand made gifts.

We took some leather carving classes at Tandy a while back - I guess I could've made one for myself, but it's pretty special to have one made by my dad.  :)
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Post by: Bootstrap on April 28, 2010, 01:01:18 pm
@Marcus - you can use it to beat off all those groupies :D

@bubble - that is awesome - as someone who no longer has a Dad, I can tell you its value will only increase over thime.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 28, 2010, 02:53:52 pm
@Marcus
I use my uncle's old beater bass guitar, it's quite fun! I use it for recording now. And I can only play in time with a pick. :P

@BubbleD
Happy belated birthday and that's a really cool gift indeed!
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Post by: marcusmarkmus on April 28, 2010, 03:12:43 pm
Haha, good idea, countless times ive been facing hordes of fans wanting to rip off some part of me to take home....annoying..... 8) .........( i wish...)  but now i can bassh their heads ;D

No, but bass is fun  :D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 28, 2010, 04:41:18 pm
You can eat the bass too.
Wait, that's a different bass (http://pond.dnr.cornell.edu/nyfish/Centrarchidae/smallmouth_bass.jpg)...
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Post by: Xaromir on April 28, 2010, 04:42:41 pm
Carp is still the only way to go...
I wonder how those cute coi things taste like. <3
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Post by: Dan Graves on April 28, 2010, 04:52:20 pm
Haha, good idea, countless times ive been facing hordes of fans wanting to rip off some part of me to take home....annoying..... 8) .........( i wish...)  but now i can bassh their heads ;D

No, but bass is fun  :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UekqD2eQJ0o
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Post by: Bootstrap on April 28, 2010, 11:10:19 pm
It could end up looking like xaro's axe.....
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Post by: Xaromir on April 29, 2010, 02:22:05 pm
Hrhr the list of victims is growing.

Just bought a pack of dAddario chromes 11-50, a pack of martin silver plated nylons with balls 28-43.
Those poor strings do not know what's coming their way,
they will be used in the rebuilding of my parlor - poor strings. :)
Pack of cheap-o bridgepins.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 29, 2010, 03:22:06 pm
Chromes? Chrome what?
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Post by: lorezolutions on April 29, 2010, 03:29:17 pm
i just picked up 59 seconds by Richard Wiseman. It was only £3 in asda and I thought "mmm, looks interesting"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GScbQyUwpDk
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Post by: Dan Graves on April 29, 2010, 05:11:54 pm
Got me a cd by Michale Graves - Illusions Live - Viretta Park , and a book called Advanced Techniques of Clandestine Psychedelic & Amphetamine Manufacture by Uncle Fester  :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: warlock on April 29, 2010, 05:16:01 pm
OK i've finaly got my RG2570  ;D First impression - 'omfg this ain't guitar for me, the action is too low and the output signal from the pickups is way to high'. But I grabbed my screwdriver, lowered the pickups, increased the string action, and now it plays like a dream ;). Enough gain to play metal and sound that's sweet enough to play blues.

http://www.4shared.com/audio/Gt5ML6rL/ibanezRG2570LabogaRad3.html

And this is 3/10 drive  :D

The neck pickup however (not used in the audio sample) has too high output for me, gonna have to replace it with lower output one.
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Post by: Xaromir on April 29, 2010, 05:17:05 pm
Chromes? Chrome what?

http://www.thomann.de/gb/daddario_ecg_24_flat_wound.htm
Those.
Strings.
Plonky soundy things. :D

Love them, very mellow sounding. <3

I also had the nylons on my little parlor already btw. <3
This thing will sound sweet.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 29, 2010, 06:03:57 pm
OH Flatwounds! I see!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Quark on April 29, 2010, 06:20:22 pm
Some Dr. Stringfellow and a pretzel bread ham melt sandwich from The Wildhorse Saloon. Pretty cool place.

W
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Post by: radarlover on April 30, 2010, 07:01:18 am
Going on reviews and total faith I just plunked down some dough for a cherryburst Yamaha FG730S. Got a couple of stands for the kids, a tweed case and a humidifier. My car is getting mad at me, that is the interior carpet, sill plates and headliner. It will just have to wait a bit longer  8)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: zkash_guitarist on May 01, 2010, 03:33:55 pm
  Just bought the AC/DC Ironman 2 soundtrack, and new football boots. :)
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Post by: Wishbone on May 01, 2010, 04:25:31 pm
Zkash-

I need new boots meself. We've just switched our Friday night games to a place with a new, synthetic surface and it had been raining. The difference was shocking, as my knees can testify.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 01, 2010, 04:50:55 pm
Football creeps me out. And come to think of it, that lovely girl I mentioned earlier in another topic plays football. I'm such a dork. :P
Thinking of purchasing Antoine Dufour's latest release, "Convergences".
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Post by: Lemming on May 01, 2010, 05:05:40 pm
The Boys, vols 5 and 6, by Garth Ennis (just finished vol 4 & now re-reading Preacher while I wait for my Amazonian delivery  ;D )

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett (again) cos I can't find the copy that I KNOW I have somewhere  ??? And if I lent it to someone i'm b*ggered if I can remember who !?!?!

Catwomans Dead by Will Pfeiffer, already got Crime Pays & the artwork is really good !?!?
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Post by: Wishbone on May 01, 2010, 05:29:14 pm
Lemming-

Ha! ...... Pratchett and footie on the same page...... you read 'Unseen Academicals' yet?

Also, if it's any consolation, I'm on my fourth copy of 'Reaper Man'......... But hey!..... Spread the Discworld love, tree brother....

OOK!

Cue-

Here's what you do:

Go out and buy 'The Greatest Premiership Game Ever'. This is a DVD of two games between Liverpool FC and Newcastle United, April '96 and March '97 respectively. Watch them repeatedly in a state of awe and rapt amazement.

Then.....come back and rap some heavy footie s**t with myself and Irish about those games. In this way, you will earn yourself some very serious footie kudos. This may pave the way toward you getting seriously laid.

Even if you don't......... you'll learn a lot about two games that had not so much to do with the end result (which, I admit, from my perspective as a Liverpool supporter was pretty cool), as it did with how football should be played ;)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 01, 2010, 06:34:32 pm
Argh, I'm not interested in football, I'm only interested in the me 'getting seriously laid' part! :D
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Post by: Wishbone on May 01, 2010, 07:20:33 pm
Trust me, young padawan............ Do not underestimate the power of footie in getting one's leg over.

Especially as she plays..... You can bet if she walks the walk, she can talk the talk......

Speak the same language and get one's 'Arfur', as they say ;)
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Post by: Dan Graves on May 01, 2010, 07:44:11 pm
Argh, I'm not interested in football, I'm only interested in the me 'getting seriously laid' part! :D

Zwarte Cross.
'Nuff said  ;D
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Post by: marcusmarkmus on May 01, 2010, 07:44:38 pm
Argh, I'm not interested in football, I'm only interested in the me 'getting seriously laid' part! :D

I think its good that you are not interested in football if she plays, because chick-football...its...hmm...like....cows on a horse race track. So be glad you dont know anything about it. Make her interested in music instead  :P
Quote
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 01, 2010, 07:49:04 pm
No need to, she writes, sings and 'plays guitar'.

To get back on topic a bit...
I'm gonna have like 10 sets of strings (13-56 mediums) in not too much time... as well as 8 capos! OMG.
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Post by: Wishbone on May 01, 2010, 09:08:49 pm
Well....... Seeing as I'd like to stay on topic (for a bloody change), I randomly purchased a bottle of John Daniels today.

I think there's a few snoots left; I haven't really looked, considering how much fun I've been having all day with my RG, with nothing but a Micro Metal Muff between my axe and my amp. I think this new setup is kind of growing on me.

Dunno about you lot in the US and the continent, but we in Britain have this thing called a 'Bank Holiday'. Basically, it means that, not only do we (mostly) have a weekend off work, but we also get the Monday off work too; just like a long weekend holiday.

So I've had a few. Deservedly so, after dropping the tank on the car and replacing the fuel pump this arvo (Aussie nomenclature: see Bootstrap for translation).

Apparently, according to the PC crowd, I'm a 'binge drinker'.

Haven't touched a drop in seven weeks, but I'm on a binge............. Viva La Revolution!*





*This will not be televised
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 01, 2010, 09:14:49 pm
Still GAS'ing for a Furch. Would you guys travel over 7.5 hours through multiple countries just to try the full line of one guitar brand and above that save €400 on a purchase of one?
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Post by: Wishbone on May 01, 2010, 09:16:26 pm
Cue-

Think of it as an adventure ;}
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 01, 2010, 09:32:49 pm
I could also travel about 1.5 hours, try about half of the range and not save the 400 bucks... Wait, that would be stupid, I can throw in a bunch of pick-ups for that money!
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Post by: Bootstrap on May 02, 2010, 12:30:41 am
Lol Wish - good to see you had a productive "afternoon" :)
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Post by: Dan Graves on May 02, 2010, 09:06:18 am
Well, not a "purchase" per sé, but my old boss had some software packages lying around that he couldn't sell (or return), so i am now the (not so) proud owner of a whole bunch of Adobe software, Sony Vegas, 3 AVS and Firewall licenses, and i've been given his last subscriptions for some security testing suites.
Rockin'  8) :)
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Post by: lorenzo on May 02, 2010, 09:36:01 am
Well, not a "purchase" per sé, but my old boss had some software packages lying around that he couldn't sell (or return), so i am now the (not so) proud owner of a whole bunch of Adobe software, Sony Vegas, 3 AVS and Firewall licenses, and i've been given his last subscriptions for some security testing suites.
Rockin'  8) :)
Geek Stimulation, so to speak?  ;)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on May 02, 2010, 10:20:18 am
Well, after installing some of this convoluted, overcomplicated Adobe and sony ****, it's more like geek Aggravation.
Ye gods, to think i just want to adjust the volume levels of my mpg videos....

You'd need an advanced degree in computer science just to get through the menu's, and then you'd need a master's degree in video editing to use all this stuff.

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Post by: Wishbone on May 02, 2010, 11:29:37 am
Dan-

It's been a while since I needed to tit about with video files, but wouldn't it be easier to demux the mpeg, adjust the audio levels and remux?

Vegas is far too involved for a job like that. There are probably loads of freebies on the 'net that are much more minimalised and will do what you need.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 02, 2010, 12:18:18 pm
I like Adobe software.
I sync up my audio recording with my camera's videos with Premiere (because my camera's audio quality sucks and my webcam doesn't work).
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Post by: Dan Graves on May 02, 2010, 02:48:36 pm
Dan-

It's been a while since I needed to tit about with video files, but wouldn't it be easier to demux the mpeg, adjust the audio levels and remux?

Vegas is far too involved for a job like that. There are probably loads of freebies on the 'net that are much more minimalised and will do what you need.

I know, but i want to use the fancy software on one hand...
Ahw bollocks, you're right.
TMPGEnc and Dgindex, here i come.
[edit] Damn, stupid lithium must be turning my brain to mush, i already own a copy of TMPGEnc, even had it installed... and here i was trying hard to find a copy online.... *Facepalm* [/edit]
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Post by: zkash_guitarist on May 03, 2010, 02:50:17 pm
  Hey Wishbone, are you a Nike or Adidas man? Those boots I got were the new mercurial vapors, and they have differnt stud types for sale(glass fiber, the one with the traction thingy), and there's supposed to be one that's made specially for artificial surfaces.


BTW: Why would Stevie G do that backpass?!?!?!  ::)
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Post by: Wishbone on May 03, 2010, 03:55:32 pm
Zkash-

I play five- or seven-a-side usually. I play a few 11 side games in the summer, but nothing regular. Boot wise, I like the Nike First Touch; the only problem being that they're so bloody thin. There's no protection at all in them. I've had four pairs of them so far, but this time 'round I've opted for a pair of Puma's which are a bit more solid. I've had too many knocks and turn overs on my left foot, to the point where it's permanently sore; so....... thicker clogs until it heals 100%.

Wasn't that Gerrard pass a beauty?......LOL...... I was at a christening in a social club and we had it on a big screen in the bar. You'd probably have to be a Scouser to understand why it was so funny, in a room with 100 or so of us in there and we all cheered when Drogba scored. We know we're screwed in the league and for that fourth place; but we can take some small satisfaction in screwing it up for ManUre. I understand Ferguson almost choked on his chewing gum :)
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Post by: zkash_guitarist on May 03, 2010, 04:06:32 pm
  Well, it was really a beautiful backpass...
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Post by: warlock on May 03, 2010, 05:48:12 pm
@WISHBONE

That Ibanez is AWESOME, i've spent some time regulating it and adjusting tone in my amp and now it's a BEAST ;) Check out how it talks with the tube amp ;) http://www.4shared.com/audio/3-n2Q0Ig/ibanez_prestige_rg2570__laboga.html -> rewind to 0:50 for more agressive pickup :)

It's really low volume playing so there's not much saturation from power tubes, but still i love my tone now :D Microphone is way too crappy to capture full tone, but you'll get the idea - guitar is plugged straight to the amp
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Post by: marcusmarkmus on May 03, 2010, 06:29:18 pm
Good stuff warlock, Ive been lookin at some ibanez prestige's in the stores lately, I really want another guitar, with a whammy bar! And ibanez prestige seems to be a good choice, decent guitars without me having to sell my house and girlfriend to afford it. Havent played one yet though..
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Post by: warlock on May 03, 2010, 06:50:04 pm
Should fit your musical style perfectly, it's great for fast rides especially if you lower the string action (i've set mine higher - it's harder to play fast but strings sit firmy on your fingers when bending).

The neck pickup is too hot though, doesn't fit my style, i'm gonna have to replace it, mb with DiMarzio PAF Pro or Merlin PAF (polish pickups). I'm hunting for more 'quacky' type of a humbucker, like those in Les Pauls. Mine sounds too modern and technical for my taste, I need something bluesy, sounding as if there was a wah-wah pedal enabled and set in one position ;)

And to be totally objective - i've never played on more comfortable neck/fingerboard.
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Post by: Wishbone on May 03, 2010, 06:50:39 pm
Warlock-

Lovely guitars aren't they mate?...... Sounded even better when you switched pickups..... nice crunchy tone. The RG's feel a little wierd getting used to, but you just need to get 'em set up to fit you and your playing. Looks to me like you've found the sweet spot with yours.

Marcus-

You get a lot for your money with them. It's only when you start looking at the signature series guitars that the prices start looking a little ridiculous. Check out the price tag on a Jem7V, for example. Lovely guitar....... but for that sort of money I'd be buying something else.
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Post by: warlock on May 03, 2010, 06:58:30 pm
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Sounded even better when you switched pickups.....
Like I said, that's because the neck pickup is pretty crappy ;). I love the bridge pickup though, it's 'quacky' (i don't know if that's the word for it ;)) and it doesn't have razor sharp treble output (that's the pickup used after 0:50)

The amp sounds like 50% better when cranked up, the preamp distortion can't be compared with power tube distortion. Can't way to get an opportunity to play it loud.
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Post by: Wishbone on May 03, 2010, 07:17:04 pm
The stock pups on my 1570 were a bit like that for me when I got it; Ibanez V7 and V8 set. Only it was the bridge pickup I hated; too thin with no real bite. Changed 'em both out for a set of IronGear Hot Slags and now I love playing either.
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Post by: warlock on May 03, 2010, 07:21:09 pm
I've got DiMarzio/IBZ as stock pickups, so different pickups are considered crappy in our cases  :D

But honestly, such an expensive instrument should have something better installed.

Pickups can be replaced though, but an overall feeling of the instrument is priceless  ;) I'll spend some time and money on customizing that guitar, it will sound awesome, i'm sure of that ;)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 03, 2010, 08:34:27 pm
Antoine Dufour Transcription Set 6
consisting of: Ashes In The Sea, Catching The Light, Into Your Heart
Don Ross Transcription Set 4
consisting of: Klimbim, Michael Michael Michael, The Thing That Came From Somewhere

Jeez, I can't wait to learn Ashes In The Sea and Michael Michael Michael. xD
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: radarlover on May 04, 2010, 12:01:04 am
I bought a Conn ST-11 last night. It looks to be in mint condition. Pics showed the wheels spinning too so maybe it will be a good machine. For some unknown reason I bought a broken ST-8 with the crystal mic. Maybe its just a tube or something and I can fix it and sell it.
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Post by: Dan Graves on May 04, 2010, 09:37:37 am
Just ordered a few irongear pickups for a customer, and added a set of singlecoils and a humbucker (pig irons and a rolling mill) for myself.
And now, i wait...

Also bought me a Gorillapod for the vidcam.
Very nice little tripod.
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Post by: Lemming on May 04, 2010, 05:49:10 pm
Lemming-

Ha! ...... Pratchett and footie on the same page...... you read 'Unseen Academicals' yet?

Also, if it's any consolation, I'm on my fourth copy of 'Reaper Man'......... But hey!..... Spread the Discworld love, tree brother....

Yep, read Unseen Academicals & the ending really bugged / threw me, not what I expected from him...... I need to re-read it to get round it again .....

This will be my second Going Postal, also 2nd Last Hero (can you believe I gave away a SIGNED copy of that !?!?) & my 4th Sourcery cos I keep lending that out & never getting it back, it's got to be my favourite one though  ;)

also got Colour of Magic & The Light Fantastic twice now I come to think about it !?!?!?
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Post by: Wishbone on May 04, 2010, 06:16:01 pm
Lemming-

Quote
'Bloody hell, Virrid,' said one of the wizards nearby, 'that was a good one.'

Hehe.....

Pratchett is like that........ Sometimes you have to go back and re-appreciate........ and  then do it again..... then perhaps some more......

;)
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Post by: Xaromir on May 05, 2010, 04:16:20 pm
Ebony. 15kg of it.
(http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp26/Xaromir/ebony-1s.jpg)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 05, 2010, 04:23:28 pm
Wow! Nice paperweight you have there!
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Post by: rolling56 on May 05, 2010, 04:32:11 pm
That's a hillbilly door stop isn't it?  ;)
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Post by: Wishbone on May 05, 2010, 05:56:40 pm
........ Or the biggest chunk of sticky black ever scored  ;D
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Post by: Xaromir on May 06, 2010, 02:21:56 am
........ Or the biggest chunk of sticky black ever scored  ;D

Ask the super market next door... not much left to eat in that xx--xx. ;D
*nom nom*
I wish...
Well, ebony is a start. :)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 06, 2010, 12:18:54 pm
Ebony is cool, wish the bridge of my guitar was made of it. Yeah, my '08 110ce has a rosewood bridge while the '09 and up models have ebony bridges. And they cost like 150 bucks more f*s.
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Post by: Dan Graves on May 06, 2010, 08:37:43 pm
I think i know that guy from somewhere...

(http://cache.kotaku.com/assets/images/kotaku/2008/06/pyro_achievements.jpg)

(http://28.media.tumblr.com/4193518_500.jpg)

 ;D
Sorry, randomness is random.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 06, 2010, 09:45:48 pm
Today I bought four Dunlop Tortex picks and three Dunlop Nylon picks.
I'm good to go for some time. :P
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Post by: Dan Graves on May 06, 2010, 10:03:38 pm
Pics ?
Or pics of pics ?
Or pics, of pics, of pics ?

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b366/DanielGravesNL/3bcf8b16.jpg)

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b366/DanielGravesNL/da972933.jpg)

 ;D
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 06, 2010, 10:29:26 pm
Don't pick on me.
Guess I'll pick it up from there...
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll229/Dusky1991/IMG_0097.jpg)

;)
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Post by: Xaromir on May 06, 2010, 11:32:29 pm
I've recently tried to pick my nose - it got stuck.
I should have fingerpicked.

(http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp26/Xaromir/picks.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/mangospanker/rock_into_mordor.jpg)
Boromir - xaromir - heck... what a bad joke that would be. xD
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 07, 2010, 12:07:08 am
I've got to get more picks! Lol.
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Post by: Xaromir on May 07, 2010, 12:14:02 am
I share if you want. :3
(But i only share those that i have at least twice)

Dunno why i have so many, i'm mostly finger picking these days. :D

We just spamified this topic i guess.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 07, 2010, 12:49:33 am
Yeah, I'm great at spamifying topics. Well if you tell me how much you want for 'em and I'd agree then there's another random purchase... :P
It's funny because I mostly fingerpick too.
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Post by: Xaromir on May 07, 2010, 03:26:38 am
Since i'm going to be very famous one day, i have to collect a fee of 50€ per pick,
collector value and stuff.

Nah i would have said sell not share if i wanted money, you live around the corner anyway,
so i guess the shipping will not kill me.
I love to try picks, but i play mostly fingerstyle and for my picking needs i usually have one type of pick.
(At the moment mostly 1.14 ultrex triangles)
But usually i have to buy 6 - 12 if i want to try some,
while i really only need 1 or 2 of them so they lay around without being used,
so i sometimes give some away. :D
Picks are fun, and actually useful - never can get have enough of them,
and i always like to share small stuff like that.

I can send you a wild mix of ~5 to 10 if you like, mostly medium to heavy, since that's what i use.
Fresh ones ofcourse. :)
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Post by: radarlover on May 07, 2010, 03:47:36 am
Any specific shape or type of pic that lends itself to speed? I just have a bunch of planet waves tortoise shell looking pics in .7mm They are all I have ever used so far. I see tons of them for sale but dont know which shape or type to take a gander at.
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Post by: Simonovski on May 07, 2010, 04:41:58 am
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y119/mangospanker/rock_into_mordor.jpg)

(http://geekpadshow.com/files/2009/08/128821275270715574.jpg)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 07, 2010, 12:54:31 pm
Then I would like something that works well for acoustic. I found the Tortex to be really great, sound clearer than the Nylons, but only miss the grip.
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Post by: Xaromir on May 07, 2010, 01:37:04 pm
Rad:
I found that picks with a very round edge give you less volume, but more speed,
they sort of "slip" over those strings without to much effort,
some find a sharper edge still better though.
Thing is, 90% of your speed is skill and learning.

Cue:
No pick will explode on you when using it on a acoustic. ;D
But i guess i give you 2 of those red PW translucent ones then,
they are medium / medium-thin, there is a thing on the grip,
and you should find those a bit more grippy, also should be brighter than your nylons,
haven't tried them on acoustics so far though.
Just send me the address i should send them to via pm,
i will see to it that they go in the mail next week then.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 07, 2010, 05:41:25 pm
Just throw them, very hard. :P
You sure it wouldn't be cheaper for me to just get them myself?
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Post by: Xaromir on May 08, 2010, 01:36:21 pm
I doubt that. xD
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 08, 2010, 01:58:55 pm
Wait, that's true, Thomann charges €8 shipping costs and Music-Store probably doesn't have them. Hold on...
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Post by: Xaromir on May 08, 2010, 06:15:03 pm
8 > 0 :D
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 08, 2010, 07:22:10 pm
Sounds good, :P
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Post by: Lemming on May 11, 2010, 12:23:14 pm
Maybe not so random cos I've been wanting a new guitar for ages, but ........ seeing as I wasnt looking for this one, it counts as random, plus, I'd only just been told about the shop & called in on the way to somewhere else ........ so my recent random purchase is ....... a Rally Moon River guitar, rockabilly style, semi hollow body, Bigsby Trem ...... hmmm, lovely  ;D I pick it up saturday  :)

Can't remember how to post pics though, do I upload to Photobucket & then put the link on here ?
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Post by: Bootstrap on May 11, 2010, 01:36:21 pm
Nice one Lemming - yep photobucket and then just copy and paste the image source address.
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Post by: lorezolutions on May 11, 2010, 04:06:24 pm
I just bought one of these - http://www.digitech.com/flash/EX7Demo.php
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 11, 2010, 05:03:54 pm
@Lemming
Cool! Curious to see your new axe. Yes, just upload it to PB and get the IMG link. ;)
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Post by: Quark on May 11, 2010, 07:45:11 pm
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just bought one of these - http://www.digitech.com/flash/EX7Demo.php

What do you think of it?

W
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Post by: licksnkicks on May 11, 2010, 08:47:12 pm
Went into the local coffee shop and they have a roll up to rim win contest.  Bought a coffee and lone behold I rolled up the rim and won a $100 gift card.  I have coffee every morning for the next little while.  Nice fresh hot coffee.  One of my little guilty pleasures in life.

Licksnkicks
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Post by: lorenzo on May 11, 2010, 10:29:57 pm
Congrats, I love Coffee. Nowt better than putting a nice pot on an picking up the Guitar  ;D
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Post by: licksnkicks on May 12, 2010, 02:29:22 am
Lorenzo do you have a favorite coffee? 

Mine is Baileys Irish Cream or Irish coffee with a shot of whisky and a dollop of whipped cream.  If I have to I will just take a cup of hot joe black.  That's only if I'm desperate.

There's a coffee place in Canada where they make the most horrible coffee.  Just the smell of it makes me gag.  It's called Starbucks.  They are famous for all of there designer coffees.  Chai Latte, whipped Frappacino, Mocha java, stuff like that.  Well  la de da da!  Not a $7 CDN a pop though!

Lnk
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Post by: Xaromir on May 12, 2010, 02:49:51 am
GZ! :D
Just don't drink to much at once. xD
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Post by: licksnkicks on May 12, 2010, 06:20:13 am
GZ! :D
Just don't drink to much at once. xD

Can't even get past the first mouthful of Starbucks.  It's sort of like drinking Italian expresso.  So gross and disgusting but then the caffeine kicks in and your good for the whole day.

Lnk
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Post by: Wishbone on May 12, 2010, 06:49:10 am
Not a great coffee drinker; the instant crap isn't good for much more than a kick start in the morning. Much more of a tea tank, myself; PG tips for the usual, Assam or Darjeeling for a bit of a change and Earl Grey for when I have time to sit down and really contemplate the inherent 'teaness' of the universe. The latter three all Twinings teas, of course.

Which is not to say I won't drink coffee; I just prefer a good percolated pot of the good stuff and never find time for it. Preferably Lyons or Douwe Egberts blends, with strength ratings that read something like 'where's the party' ;)
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Post by: Dan Graves on May 12, 2010, 07:59:35 am
or Douwe Egberts

Ye gods, that's not coffee, that's pure, undiluted, flavour enhanced "au de trollette".
AKA It's not so much coffee as it is just black ichorous caffeine syrup, with a touch of /B/ thrown in as flavouring.
Which, when drunk straight, gives you the impression you're trying to strain sewage with your teeth...
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs29/f/2008/121/a/1/_projectilevomit__by_Abfc.gif)
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Post by: Xaromir on May 13, 2010, 03:15:54 am
I'z has a feeler gauge! :3
One of those funky little things:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feeler_gauge

StewMac sells them for 25$ which does not include about a gazillion$ for shipping,
i got mine for 5€ + 3€ for shipping, i measured mine with my caliper and it's spot-on
over the whole length of each blades, sure - my screw-wheel-thingy is plastic not metal,
but 11€ for a screw? Screw you mate!
And mine got the values in inch and metric on the blades, unlike stews and mine goes from .0012 to .040,
stews doesn't and mine got 32 blades instead of just 11,
so i can even use it to set up my jointer if i ever get one and other machinery, and what not.

I'm very pleased with this buy.
I know stew got some great stuff, and the quality is great, but sometimes i really ask myself why it must be so expansive,
especially when there is a whole lot of competition around, and the shipping can be horrendous.
How much more precise can stewmac's be if mine are spot on?
I may not have a ultra fine 10000€ feeler gauge measuring doohickey but it's sufficient for the job at hand,
and my caliper never let me down so far, it shows exactly what's printed on the blades.

Enough ranting for today. :)
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Post by: radarlover on May 13, 2010, 04:39:56 am
My random purchase of the day were two sets of concert tickets.
June 16th-Iron Maiden at the Pavilion in Albuquerque NM
June 29th-Rush at the Pavilion in Albuquerque NM

 :D
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Post by: Xaromir on May 13, 2010, 04:51:58 am
My random purchase of the day were two sets of concert tickets.
June 16th-Iron Maiden at the Pavilion in Albuquerque NM
June 29th-Rush at the Pavilion in Albuquerque NM

 :D

Those are 2 of my favorite bands...
Want... really really bad! >.<
I envy you mate.
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Post by: Quark on May 13, 2010, 05:09:37 am
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June 29th-Rush at the Pavilion in Albuquerque NM

Nice! that is a band I have always wanted to see. Should be awesome.

W
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Post by: Wishbone on May 13, 2010, 06:51:37 am
Feck!..... Damn internet outage...... Some navvy put his shovel right through our local feed...... dumb ****. Been cut off for almost 18 hours; not cool.

Dan-

Yeah..... that instant xx--xx is...... some of the percolated blends are actually quite good, though I prefer Lyons usually. They do a good Klatchian Red Mountain ;)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 13, 2010, 12:17:46 pm
...about a gazillion$ for shipping,
i got mine for 5€ + 3€ for shipping,
Oh my goodness... looks like the decision has been made for me. Road trip to Czech I gues... *sigh*
Gratz on the purchase though!
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Post by: Sl8sh on May 13, 2010, 04:35:16 pm
The European version of Slash's album.  I can't wait to get it when it comes!!!!!!  And a couple of magazines that talk about how slash went throught this process.  And yes, I think I've gone a little over the bend. 

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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 17, 2010, 12:38:12 am
This will be delivered sometime next week:
MARTIN GUITARS MSPLUS 4200 COATED
MARTIN GUITARS MSPLUS 3200 COATED
DR STRINGS SUNBEAM RCA-13
GHS INFINITY BRONZE IB40M
DADDARIO EJ18
SHUBB BANJO C5
TAYLOR TW57 STRAP HO
DEAN MARKLEY HELIX 2083 MED
DANDREA SPIDER STANDARD CAPO ACOUSTIC
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Post by: Dan Graves on May 17, 2010, 01:00:43 am
You should really try those Peavey strings i mentioned Cue  ;)
Latest random purchase is a whole ham from Parma, Italy.
Should be here in 2 days...
Can't wait (http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs12/f/2006/340/f/1/_drool__redesign_2_by_Chimpantalones.gif)
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Post by: licksnkicks on May 17, 2010, 05:41:28 am
Bought some Chevre in other words goat cheese which was rolled in dried cranberries.  I'm telling ya, it's a party in your mouth! Nice treat but way too expensive to buy all the time.  Very decadent!

Lnk
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Post by: Wishbone on May 17, 2010, 06:54:52 am
Dan-

Not exactly kosher   ;)

The deli counter in the back of the local supermarket has a gorgeous bavarian smoked ham on at the moment. I got a 1/2 pound of it on Saturday for dinner. It went straight on some nice light, brown bread, with some vittoria tomatoes and a bit of crisp lettuce.

Not just a sandwich, that. There's a certain kind of sigh, one of absolute foodie satisfaction, that comes after a sarnie like that  ;D
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Post by: Dan Graves on May 18, 2010, 12:00:34 am
Meh, kosher my ***.
I stopped keeping kosher when i was like, 12, i think.
Haven't regretted it yet.
As for Bavarian ham, 'tis good indeed.
Nice tall glas of icey cold whole milk, little bit of bacon on the side, maybe a boiled egg.... HMMMM..

@LnK : goats cheese ?
Well, whatever rocks your boat, i guess.
I hope it's not the soft, unpasteurised kind though.
Whenever i see people eat that stuff i get the urge to scream "Good luck with the Listeria or Brucellosis" at them.
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Post by: licksnkicks on May 18, 2010, 02:43:18 am
Pasteurised!

It's an exotic and erotic cheese!  I love the silky smoothness of it!  It's kinda tangy and the taste is so unique. I honestly get goosebumps on my face when I eat it.   It's definitely not your boring everyday cheddar.  Only one other cheese compares and that's a really ripe bleu cheese.  Absolutley divine!

Lnk
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Post by: TB-AV on May 18, 2010, 03:01:00 am
Actually that is good stuff. I haven't had any with the cranberries lately. I cook with it all the time. Especially in a seafood pasta with some red pepper flakes.

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Post by: Dan Graves on May 18, 2010, 04:23:11 am
Hmmm, it seems that my boss decided that getting my vacation pay to me early (probably because otherwise, with Pentecost this weekend, it'd be late) was a good idea, so i'm going to be going on a minor shopping spree in the ever so lovely city of Utrecht today  ;D

Expect my next post to be completely mad (and perhaps incoherent because i've been awake for far too long by then... insomnia FTL).
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Post by: Xaromir on May 18, 2010, 01:56:03 pm
As long you have fun. :)
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Post by: Quark on May 18, 2010, 02:41:55 pm
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Expect my next post to be completely mad


Studies have shown however that after 72 hours of sleep depravation the hallucinations become 3D. That's a plus.  :)
W
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Post by: Dan Graves on May 18, 2010, 04:25:04 pm
Well, no madness yet.
I did buy a ****load of stuff though, so get yourself a drink, this will be a long post...
Ok, i'll admit it, it won't be that long at all, but meh.

I bought : a Marvel U.S. import t-shirt with Spiderman on it, in his Symbiont outfit, with his normal costume lying in front of him.

Some Chaos! comics  (All Evil Ernie or related to him) that where missing from my collection, or needed replacement : Fear Itself 5,6 and 7, Vengeance 2 and 3, both Smiley the Psychotic Button comics, Straight To Hell 3 and 4, Depraved 1 (all 3 different cover versions! shocking. and all pristine), and a copy of Evil Ernie Returns 1.  

And some dvd's : Cannibal Holocaust, The Driller Killer, Evil Dead II (present for a friend), His Name Was Jason, Maniac Cop 3 : Badge of Silence, Night Of The Creeps, The Thing.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b366/DanielGravesNL/8a9b9295.png)
New Achievement Unlocked !!  ;D
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Post by: Xaromir on May 18, 2010, 06:02:08 pm
Oi - cannibal holocaust is strong stuff.
Isn't that the one where they chop open the head of a living monkey, and butcher the turtle,
or do i confuse the cannibals?
How ever, i also went on a shopping spree just now.

(http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp26/Xaromir/sup-1.jpg)

3 saw horses 2 sheets of ply, a replacement blade for my saw,
some knifes a new tape measure and a spirit level...
Some of it is for milling my lumber.

And my peterson and the prs is still on the way and not yet payed for... BUWAH! >.<
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Post by: Dan Graves on May 18, 2010, 06:37:26 pm
Oi - cannibal holocaust is strong stuff.
Isn't that the one where they chop open the head of a living monkey, and butcher the turtle,
or do i confuse the cannibals?


Yes, that movie.
They also killed some other animals.
Hell, when it was first released they thought it was a snuff film.
But, you COULD also be thinking of Cannibal Ferox, because they also killed animals in that film.

And what, they still don't have the PRS or the Peterson ?
What kind of **** distributor are they using ??
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Post by: Xaromir on May 18, 2010, 07:16:34 pm
Nah i got it now, i think i still got ferox, but i easily confuse them.
I have to say, they've been pretty entertaining but i'm not a friend of animal snuff,
it's ok to kill them for food, but killing for fun sounds wrong to me.
I'm not sure about ferox anymore though, i remember they had that little bear dog thing fighting a snake,
but did they really kill them as in holocaust? Not sure, but i don't watch them very often.
I just ranted about cannibal terror but decided to edit it out because it's of no importance. xD

Well i've ordered the peterson at the beginning of this month or so, they apparently deal with peterson directly.
The PRS is something that is really starting to annoy the hell out of me,
especially now that i had to buy loads of tools etc
i really would have loved to have the payment for the guitar behind me.
I guess it's imported by meinl and then distributed to the resellers by them,
but it's not only my dealer, and i guess thomann also got something to do with that.
Those PRS seem to be quite popular and even thomann is mostly out of stock,
and i guess thomann got slightly higher priorities than my little local store,
so i guess smaller dealers get a bit overlooked a bit at the moment.

But i'm very happy that it's mostly the red and the yellow one that are out of stock,
so i guess they look a bit better than on the pictures. :)
But you already said that anyway.
Thomann is expecting the next shipment for the 31. this month, i guess when they have them,
i also should check back with my dealer again. :3
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Post by: Quark on May 18, 2010, 07:26:32 pm
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And some dvd's : Cannibal Holocaust, The Driller Killer


Was Driller Killer written by that guy Albert Ferra who also did New Rose Hotel with Christopher Walken?

W
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Post by: Dan Graves on May 18, 2010, 07:39:14 pm
Yes Quark, that guy.
But he not only wrote and directed Driller Killer, he even starred in it.
He also did Bad Lieutenant, King Of New York, The Funeral, MS.45...
His name is Abel Ferrara though  ;)

Ah, New Rose Hotel... With Asia Argento... RAWR !
Love that woman, and i also love her father's contributions to the Giallo genre.
Remember seeing her in Trauma and later in La sindrome di Stendhal... (http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs6/i/2005/113/6/6/_love__by_N_Style42.gif)
Had the biggest crush on her as a kid.
Then again, the same could be said about my odd love for Mila Jovovich.
Anyone else here remember "Return to the Blue Lagoon" ?  ;D
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Post by: Wishbone on May 18, 2010, 08:01:13 pm
Heh........ Driller Killer....... That was banned for years in the UK; Classification : Video Nasty....... Anyone remember them? Banned until the BBFC and government realised we all had our own copies and had been watching them for years and reclassified them as "Oh... why do we bother?!".



King of New York....... one of my favourite films..... Wot a classic!...... Walken was brilliant ("There are some things....I don't do" ), but I loved Laurence Fishburne; 'Jimmy Jump' was one psyched out mutha f***a.

With you on the Milla Jovovitch thing Dan. Been digging her (oo-er!) since 'Fifth Element'. Hell...... she's the primary reason I watch the Resident Evil films  ;D
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 18, 2010, 08:17:09 pm
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll229/Dusky1991/guitarstrap.jpg)
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll229/Dusky1991/newstuff.jpg)
I'm content for the next couple of weeks!
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Post by: Lemming on May 18, 2010, 08:42:11 pm
(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o60/Lemming750/ALIM1696.jpg)

Hopefully this has worked & you can see my new baby now  ;D

I reckon I should get onto this roadcase thing you have going & put all my stuff in there !?!?
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Post by: TB-AV on May 18, 2010, 08:50:27 pm
Nice! What is it?
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 18, 2010, 08:56:25 pm
Hey Lemming, nice axe ye got there!
Think the headstock says 'Rally' or something.
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Post by: Quark on May 18, 2010, 09:50:38 pm
Lemming that is pretty cool. Rally? Is that made by Gretsch?

W
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 19, 2010, 12:00:07 am
Probably made in China too. :P
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Post by: Xaromir on May 19, 2010, 12:59:41 am
Looks really purdy though. <3
The greaser in me wants one like that. :D
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Post by: radarlover on May 19, 2010, 04:22:35 am
Vox amPlug AP-LD, 4" lutehole soundhole cover, Korg chromatic tuner, some various picks, 3 sets of Elixir nanoweb strings, pegwinder, another planet waves humidifier.
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Post by: Quark on May 19, 2010, 05:28:17 am
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His name is Abel Ferrara though 

I stand corrected! Those are some memorable flicks.

W
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Post by: Dan Graves on May 19, 2010, 06:59:59 am
Heh........ Driller Killer....... That was banned for years in the UK; Classification : Video Nasty....... Anyone remember them? Banned until the BBFC and government realised we all had our own copies and had been watching them for years and reclassified them as "Oh... why do we bother?!".



King of New York....... one of my favourite films..... Wot a classic!...... Walken was brilliant ("There are some things....I don't do" ), but I loved Laurence Fishburne; 'Jimmy Jump' was one psyched out mutha f***a.

With you on the Milla Jovovitch thing Dan. Been digging her (oo-er!) since 'Fifth Element'. Hell...... she's the primary reason I watch the Resident Evil films  ;D

What, those Resident Evil films wheren't just made so us male viewers could have another good gander at Mila's "assets" ?  ;D

As for the video nasties... i have a whole bunch of them pre-cert on video, and now, with this dvd copy of Driller Killer, i have all of them either on VHS, Betamax, Dvd or Avi.
On a side note : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYp6OOBkyYQ  ;D
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Post by: Lemming on May 19, 2010, 12:21:08 pm
The guitar is made by Rally & the model is a Moon River (no comments !!), apparently they make guitars for Washburn as well as a couple of others ...... I had a good look around it first & all the binding & finishing seems to be top notch so I'm really happy with it  ;D .... Now I just got to learn some of those Rockabilly licks to do it justice !?!?!

Sounds a lot "brighter" than my others, more shimmery .....
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 19, 2010, 12:30:22 pm
Ah crap, I forgot about my order from Tone-Toys. Now I have anoter two capos coming in... a Shubb C7b 3-string capo and a harmonic capo.
That makes 10 capos...
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Post by: Dan Graves on May 19, 2010, 01:44:01 pm
Well, not a random purchase, but rather a random sale : i just sold a whole bunch of my guitars and amps.
Sold my Agile and Vintage guitars, 2 Mesa amps, the Splawn, and i will be selling my H&K statesman too.
Reason is simple : i need to downsize because my insurance costs where getting too ridiculous for both @ home and the rehearsal room (aka the drummer's garage).
And, i really don't need all the guitars and amps, if i'm honest.
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Post by: LievenDV on May 19, 2010, 03:03:18 pm

And, i really don't need all the guitars and amps, if i'm honest.

respect.

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Post by: TB-AV on May 19, 2010, 04:49:22 pm
Well it's not like you sold anything that can't be easily replaced.

That's the other beauty of good quality inexpensive gear like Agile / Vintage. The quality is so consistent you can buy it in great shape, use it, and sell it easily for what amounts to basically a rental fee.

I've never heard of a Splawn but the Mesa's and H&K are also replaceable.





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Post by: licksnkicks on May 20, 2010, 01:44:52 am
Oh Lemming she's really pretty. I would love to hear what she sounds like.  What is the finish on the body?  Next a vid a on Youboob right? 
I can just imagine how happy you are.  I know you've been looking for a new guitar for a while.  Doesn't it just up your motivation a notch?

Lnk
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Post by: Dan Graves on May 20, 2010, 02:44:41 am
Exactly TB, and there you have the reason i usually buy semi-budget gear : easy replacement.
And selling it for what amounts to the loss of a rental fee ?  :)

I made a killing on this stuff, because
A) i keep my gear in next to new shape
B) i can sell it through the shop without losing (much) money
C) we have a lot of "local" artists and regular guitarists with too much cash and time on their hands.  :D

For example, the Agile cost me about €850 with all the parts, sold it for €900.
Customer came in, saw it, asked me how much, i told him 'make me an offer' and he put down €900 and said 'if i like how she plays, would that cover it ?'...
Told him 'sure'.
He played it, asked if i could drop the action, i did, he played it again, and asked if he could get a bag with it  ;D
Gave him the hardcase it came in and explained it was part of the deal.
So much for keeping stuff in good condition. 
€50 profit. That's another box of Powerslinkies :)

Mesa's aren't all as replaceable ATM though, with the Mark IV being fased out (the main reason i kept mine this time), all i'm seeing these days are the Mark V's, and i'm not as charmed with those as with the Mark IV's.

As for Splawn : http://www.splawnguitars.com/
Great little Marshall mods, very versatile.
I'll probably buy one again at some point.
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Post by: TB-AV on May 20, 2010, 03:12:18 am
Yeah, I actually figured you probably broke even or so being on the inside.

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Post by: Xaromir on May 20, 2010, 09:41:24 am
Cool stuff mate, i also try to keep my stuff in ok-ish shape but the smoking apparently is a problem.
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Post by: Dan Graves on May 22, 2010, 11:35:59 am
Just bought a complete pack of the original F.E.A.R. on Steam for €9.
Time to woop some Replica ***  ;D
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 26, 2010, 02:21:49 pm
Got my Shubb C7b which totally kills off the Kyser Short-Cut.
And the Harmonic Capo which is so much fun to play with!
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Post by: Xaromir on May 26, 2010, 03:54:15 pm
So tone toys finally delivered?

Dan:
Wasn't available here. O.o
DAMN YOU INTERNET WITH YOUR IMAGINARY BOARDERS!
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Post by: Quark on May 26, 2010, 05:08:22 pm
Picked up some D'Addario's today, and a marshall foot pedal (must be getting lazy).  :) Anyway, there went my budget for the month!

W
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Post by: Simonovski on May 26, 2010, 05:43:13 pm
Dan:
Wasn't available here. O.o
DAMN YOU INTERNET WITH YOUR IMAGINARY BOARDERS!

Unlucky! I didn't buy F.E.A.R. but I do seem to end up buying a lot of the steam deal things recently. Some of the prices are just ridiculous.
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Post by: Xaromir on May 26, 2010, 06:16:04 pm
Unlucky! I didn't buy F.E.A.R. but I do seem to end up buying a lot of the steam deal things recently. Some of the prices are just ridiculous.

Indeed, some of those are reasonably priced. But the opposite applies most of the time.
If a game costs 49€ in the store then it costs exactly the same there,
i remember a time when they had bioshock for 15~ while it was available in stores for 5€.

There once was a time when the prices where the same all around the world,
so i would pay 49$ instead of 49€, but they changed that. :(

I usually only buy via steam if it's cheap or not available anymore, everything else is a once a year thing at best.

But i have to admit it's sort of comfortable to not need a dvd etc anymore.
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Post by: LievenDV on May 26, 2010, 06:16:46 pm
yeah; bought the jedi knight pack lately    it's just a steal
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 26, 2010, 06:18:57 pm
So tone toys finally delivered?
Yes! Then I had the C7b and C8b (which I got from TT earlier) set up like this: 055533 which sounded very cool. :P
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Post by: Xaromir on May 26, 2010, 08:04:52 pm
You are wired. xD
But yes it sounds good. :)
Still can fret that with my hands though.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 26, 2010, 08:52:43 pm
Oops, my bad, it was 022244. Anyhoo, you can probably still fret that.

Try fretting this:
076422
I can't do that without those capos lol.
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Post by: warlock on May 27, 2010, 12:59:08 pm
(http://images.thomann.de/pics/prod/205416.jpg)
Artec SE-PEQ - it's the only parametric EQ in a form of a stompbox that i've found available  :o Seems nobody makes them anymore, don't know why, it's such a useful tool.

Will be delivered tomorrow, I hope i'll be satisfied, it was kinda risky purchase as I have no idea about the quality of Artec products (there's no EQ test anywhere, but the distortion pedals and delays sound really good for the price).

At first I was aiming at BOSS GE-7, but it doesn't have the proper frequencies to boost (I have to get something to boost the frequency of 1000-1200, which is my favourite range for MIDS, and the BOSS pedal has 800 and 1600, there's nothing inbetween).
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Post by: marcusmarkmus on May 27, 2010, 01:55:15 pm
Looks atleast cool warlock, be sure to make some audio samples when you get it!  :)
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Post by: Bootstrap on May 29, 2010, 12:39:34 pm
I got one of those 3 headed Hercules guitar stand thingees - I can now have the Strat, the Tele and the LP (copy) out at the same time :)
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Post by: Quark on May 29, 2010, 02:42:22 pm
Quote
got one of those 3 headed Hercules guitar stand thingees - I can now have the Strat, the Tele and the LP (copy) out at the same time


Those are cool! I bought one awhile back as well. The "Hydra" as I have affectionately dubbed it, has not failed me yet.
I do want to share a horrific event however. I was out watching my cousins band last night. His friend put his guitar (Gibson Custom ES-355) on a "cheap" stand which was on a raised platform at the back of the stage area. I heard a crash, a "gut-wrenching-you-know-something- just-went-horribly-wrong" crash, followed by a primal scream the likes of which I had never heard before. Apparently the stand was "brushed" by some "unkown force" (read as "another band member") and the guitar went over sideways crashing to the floor (2 1/2 feet down) causing severe damage to the body and neck. (not to the unknown band member but to the guitar :)).  Not a good night for my cousin. I guess the moral here is that a stand is only as good as the people around it.

W
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Post by: Xaromir on May 31, 2010, 04:28:41 pm
Just made a subscription with those:
http://www.akustik-gitarre.com/

Now it will get delivered to my doorstep every 2. month by chubby naked cocaine addicted strippers,
aka the post men.
I has a happy :3
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 31, 2010, 05:39:21 pm
I hope to win at least one auction. I'll update when I do eventually win something. :P
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Post by: Xaromir on May 31, 2010, 11:45:52 pm
Would have been nice to know what kind of product you are actually bidding on. xD :D
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 01, 2010, 12:35:54 am
Ha ha, nice try. :P
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Post by: Xaromir on June 01, 2010, 01:01:36 am
DAMN YOU! (http://e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/shakefist.gif)
Well i guess i just wait.
I bet it's a old guitar. :3
Or a bucket of Vaseline. ;D
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 01, 2010, 01:17:26 am
Not as much of an old guitar as a discontinued guitar... :P
And some microphones. ;)
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Post by: Xaromir on June 01, 2010, 01:50:38 am
Interesting actually.
Can't wait to see what you got if you win. :3
Good luck dude.

Last time ebay didn't ended up so good for me.
I had a look at a guitar from around 1800 - 1850, top condition, like new to be honest,
aside from the slightly dull shellac finish and some minor signs of use...
100€ i was getting ready to bid and some people decided to have a little last minute ebay battle.
200, 300, 400, 500 and climbing.
As a guy that is right now eating a egg that gone slightly green i can't afford it.

I would have really like that guitar, even had strings on it.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 01, 2010, 05:55:37 pm
Well the guitar is over my budget now, it was the Takamine EAN30C.
Still have another mic and guitar to win.
The last-minute price-battle is called 'sniping'. :P
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Post by: radarlover on June 02, 2010, 01:47:34 am
Alright, I am absolutely, positively done now. Alvarez AJ60SC12. I just had to get a decent 12 string to round out the stable.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 02, 2010, 01:56:40 am
I still want a 12 string... That 655ce won't be mine for a loooooong time though.
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Post by: radarlover on June 02, 2010, 02:04:29 am
I still want a 12 string... That 655ce won't be mine for a loooooong time though.

Wowser   :o  3 Grand! Super sweet looking guitar though. I wish I could afford guitars in that realm but not to be. If I could afford a 3k guitar it would be a les paul.
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Post by: Xaromir on June 02, 2010, 03:36:17 am
Sure you want a 655ce?
I'm not sure if it would fit your style with it's maple back and sides.

Good luck with those other auctions btw. :)
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Post by: mattinoz on June 02, 2010, 05:00:52 am
A couple of lunch time random purchases....
Guitar stand.... didn't really need, but at least now I have 3 matching ones  ;)
Shubb C1 capo.

 
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Post by: Quark on June 02, 2010, 05:28:31 am
Mattinoz, How do you like the Shubb C1?

W
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Post by: mattinoz on June 02, 2010, 05:53:29 am
Mattinoz, How do you like the Shubb C1?

W
Will let you know tomorrow..... back in the office working the afternoon away atm...  ;)
I've heard good things about them & am looking forward to trying it out tonight.

Cheers, Matt.
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Post by: VanGilse on June 02, 2010, 01:02:19 pm
I want to buy a strap (is that what its called? to hang your guitar around your neck?).

I have one, but the guitar hangs almost between my belly and chest. So I want to buy a good other one. Not extremely good, if my Squier would brake I have a great reason to buy a new guitar ;-)

Not guitar related: I bought a new bed and have been sleeping like a baby on alcohol
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 02, 2010, 01:14:47 pm
Sure you want a 655ce?
I'm not sure if it would fit your style with it's maple back and sides.

Good luck with those other auctions btw. :)

What I thought, but I picked it up and LOVED it. The jumbo body felt really comfortable even though I'm not all that big. It was more comfortable than a dread, even. I also tried an Eastman AC622CE that same day, which had AAA spruce top and maple back and sides (all solid), sounded really, really good as well. Maple tends to limit the low end a bit, and have very clear and bright but not tinny or annoyingly 'twinkly' highs. It also is a bit less generous on the sustain, but the note separation and volume is great. If I don't like either the Furch G-23-CR or G-24-SR I'm gonna try in a couple of days, I might just like the G-23-SF that they don't have in stock...

And thanks! Might have a stereo mic in a couple of hours!
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 02, 2010, 08:23:27 pm
Got some DVD's, a cd and a book.
In order :
Bløf - Platinum.
Friday the 13th parts I-VIII and the remake.
Saw IV
And "The Gospel Of The Flying Spaghetti Monster" by Bobby Henderson.
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Post by: Xaromir on June 02, 2010, 08:58:03 pm
I'm getting annoyed by saw, i was hoping the time of all those huge series' where over.
I got all the f13's though, hope you made sure they are all uncut if some of them are the german versions.
The gospel is a fun read actually. :3 
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 02, 2010, 10:08:31 pm
I got a mic for a 100 bucks off eBay!
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Post by: Xaromir on June 02, 2010, 11:08:31 pm
GZ cue! :3

BTW: Have you ever tried the K&M capos?

(http://www.musikhaus-mueller.de/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/1/4/14550-000-01_1.jpg)

(http://www.musikland-online.de/pix/onlineshop/KM-Kapodaster-14530-mattverchromt.jpg)
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 03, 2010, 12:46:09 am
I'm getting annoyed by saw, i was hoping the time of all those huge series' where over.
I got all the f13's though, hope you made sure they are all uncut if some of them are the german versions.
The gospel is a fun read actually. :3  

Saw was supposed to be the way it is, the story won't be done until at least part 8, it was written that way from the start.
I have a Fangoria interview from around the time the "Pilot" version of Saw 1 was being dragged around to show off it's potential.
Even back then the dudes said that the story would, if not killed off due to lack of interest, span at least 7-8 films, because of the depth of the story of JigSaw's web of trustee's/victims/ex victims.
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Post by: Quark on June 03, 2010, 01:02:02 am
Quote
The Gospel Of The Flying Spaghetti Monster" by Bobby Henderson


Ahh...Pastafarianism. Plate of pasta created the universe. Why not?

W
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 03, 2010, 01:10:18 am
Thinking of getting a Kodak Zi8. So my mom can use the Canon SX100is.
Anything else out there?
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Post by: mattinoz on June 03, 2010, 02:06:53 am
Mattinoz, How do you like the Shubb C1?

W
I like!
The only other capo I have is a Kyser which I also like, but I've found that it can knock the tuning out a little especially when I put it on up around the 5th fret. The Shubb with it's ajustable pressure should mean that no retuning is needed.
To me the Shubb is really easy to use, maybe not quite as easy to use as the Kyser but it's not far off.
Add to that it's a great looking unit.  8)



 
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Post by: Aluch on June 03, 2010, 02:20:00 am
how does the Shubb works?
do you have to adjust the pressure every time you change fret position?

My last purchase was Planet Waves string winder with wire cutter, not bad, a bit expensive though
I found the normal two bucks string winder is too cheap and lousy material
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Post by: mattinoz on June 03, 2010, 02:46:14 am
how does the Shubb works?
do you have to adjust the pressure every time you change fret position?

The idea is that once you set it up following the intructions you're good to go & it shouldn't require any re-adjustment.
Basically to set it up you start with it @ the 3rd fret, set the tensioning screw, then move it around to the 2nd, 4th & 5th making any small adjustments if needed. That's all that's involved with the setup.



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Post by: Aluch on June 03, 2010, 03:15:26 am
it sounds easy this way, I thought I would have to set it up everytime I change on a differtn positon

thanks for your response and help, I will check it out
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Post by: Quark on June 03, 2010, 05:19:56 am
Quote
like!
The only other capo I have is a Kyser which I also like, but I've found that it can knock the tuning out a little especially when I put it on up around the 5th fret. The Shubb with it's ajustable pressure should mean that no retuning is needed.
To me the Shubb is really easy to use, maybe not quite as easy to use as the Kyser but it's not far off.
Add to that it's a great looking unit

Cool. I am going to have to check one of these out. Thanks for the info!

W
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 03, 2010, 12:28:49 pm
I thought everyone had a Shubb. My bad. xDD
I have 4 of them.
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Post by: A on June 03, 2010, 12:35:21 pm
Milk.

Oh, before that - "Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Live at the El Mocombo" DVD!
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 03, 2010, 12:41:33 pm
Quote
The Gospel Of The Flying Spaghetti Monster" by Bobby Henderson


Ahh...Pastafarianism. Plate of pasta created the universe. Why not?

W

Seems just as plausible as some of the other suggestions, right ?  ;D
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Post by: Xaromir on June 03, 2010, 01:32:16 pm
Ramen.
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Post by: A on June 03, 2010, 01:52:07 pm
Gave in to tempation and just purchased Practical Music Theory! Think i'll destroy some ink and print it out.
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Post by: Aluch on June 03, 2010, 03:10:49 pm

[/quote]
The Shubb with it's ajustable pressure should mean that no retuning is needed.
[/quote]

I checked the musis shop website, and there are two models of Shubb capo, both for steel string guitars.  One with Brass material, the other is stainless steel, not only the material is different but one has different looking-screw than the other!
here is the pic
http://www.long-mcquade.com/departments/15/filter
Now which one is you have? and what is the difference between the two?
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Post by: MadCat on June 03, 2010, 03:57:48 pm
Some different picks, including 2 dava plecs, 2 Jazz II and a tortex 1.14mm.
And the new selftitled album of slash! My God, Fergie has such a nice rock voice!  :o
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 03, 2010, 05:08:58 pm
You have Shubb C1s with different finishes.
nothing = nickel
a = antique
b = brass
k = black
L1 = lite
S1 = deluxe, with a roller system
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Post by: Quark on June 03, 2010, 05:33:11 pm
Quote
Seems just as plausible as some of the other suggestions, right

Indeed.
I have, however, found myself more focused on those that recently  predict/predicted the end of the world (hey stop snickering, you never know right?) Anyway, I have lost my faith in some of these like the SubGenius group for their false predictions ( I think they were the folks that said aliens were going to destroy the earth back in 1998 or something) and now all the focus on the Mayan calendar ending and its interpreted (or misinterpreted) meaning. Just makes you want to pull up a chair, play the guitar, a nice cold beer at the ready and watch.

W
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Post by: A on June 03, 2010, 08:35:07 pm
Just makes you want to pull up a chair, play the guitar, a nice cold beer at the ready and watch.

We're going to need more beers.
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Post by: Quark on June 03, 2010, 08:42:27 pm
Quote
We're going to need more beers.

LOL!

W
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Post by: Xaromir on June 04, 2010, 07:11:03 pm
Mr.Bean box set!
Was on my wish list forever, finally i get it! (http://e.deviantart.net/emoticons/d/dummy.gif)

http://www.amazon.de/Mr-Bean-Serien-Mini-DVD-Mini-Box/dp/B000UC21JQ/

Can we steal some emotes from deviantArt plx? (http://e.deviantart.net/emoticons/m/meow.gif)
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 04, 2010, 08:20:56 pm
Mr.Bean box set!
Was on my wish list forever, finally i get it! (http://e.deviantart.net/emoticons/d/dummy.gif)

http://www.amazon.de/Mr-Bean-Serien-Mini-DVD-Mini-Box/dp/B000UC21JQ/

Can we steal some emotes from deviantArt plx? (http://e.deviantart.net/emoticons/m/meow.gif)

Smiley Xtra.
Google it.
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Post by: Wishbone on June 05, 2010, 12:20:10 am
1000 x mixed value, metal film resistors
10   x 2k trim pots
5    x 2n5088 Transistors
10   x 1n914 diodes
1    x JRC4558 IC
1    x TL022 IC
1    x MN3101 IC
10   x 2n3904 transistors
1    x MN3007 IC


...... 'Cos it seemed like fun.............  ;D
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Post by: Xaromir on June 05, 2010, 12:58:32 am
What the heck are you planing to do with 1000 resistors? O.o

(http://cavigelli.net/images/stories/Widerstand%20Zwecklos.jpg)

Dan:
Thanks mate! :3
I try that first thing tomorrow.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 05, 2010, 01:15:38 am
@Xaro
LOL!
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Post by: Xaromir on June 05, 2010, 01:37:12 am
;)
I should have added a translation.
"Resistance is futile"
It's not that good, and pretty obvious, but it always make people giggle somehow. :D
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Post by: Wishbone on June 05, 2010, 01:49:58 am
Hehe....Xaro.... Restocking, mate.

For years I had tons of junk PCB's lying around and I'd strip what I needed from them and buy what I couldn't salvage. I threw 'em all out a few years ago, but now I've found an interest in building clone pedals I need some bits again, so I thought I'd buy new in bulk rather than start hoarding old boards again.
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Post by: Xaromir on June 05, 2010, 02:32:57 am
Then 1000 should last quite a while. :)
Have fun! ;) I can't even put together a simple radio. :D
But i would really like building my own pedals. <3
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 05, 2010, 02:58:06 am
1000 x mixed value, metal film resistors
10   x 2k trim pots
5    x 2n5088 Transistors
10   x 1n914 diodes
1    x JRC4558 IC
1    x TL022 IC
1    x MN3101 IC
10   x 2n3904 transistors
1    x MN3007 IC

...... 'Cos it seemed like fun.............  ;D


Bought them from Mouser ?
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Post by: Wishbone on June 05, 2010, 11:51:21 am
Dan-

No mate...... from stockists I've used before on Ebay.... 'LittleDiode'....... and a couple of others I haven't used before. Mouser are ok, same with Rapid Electronics, but they haven't got those IC's. That and they're a bit expensive; it's not too bad when they exclusively have something you need, but for resistors and most bog standard components I can shop around and get better deals, usually combining the shipping and making a saving too.

Xaro-

It's not as hard as you think, mate. Populating and soldering PCB's can be learnt with decent equipment and a bit of practice and the learning curve isn't that steep. Making the PCB's themselves is a bit more involved, but not beyond anyone once you get the basic equipment together. I use something called 'Press 'n' Peel' paper; it's a blue coated film and you print the circuit layout in reverse onto it with a laser printer. Then you put the print over your prepared copper clad board and iron it on. After a few minutes, you can dump it in water to cool it down and peel the film off (press 'n' peel.....get it? ). The printed cicuit layout stays on the board. After that, you can dump it into your etching solution of choice and watch the excess copper get munched off the board. Once that's done, you just wipe down the PCB with a good solvent and remove the toner print to reveal your nice new shiny PCB underneath.

All you have to do then is drill the bugger. For this, a decent PCB drill and stand are a must. The drill needs to be fast and it needs to come straight down through the PCB, so having it in a drill stand is perfect. It's also better to use tungsten carbide bits. Resin bonded boards not so much, but fibre glass boards eat cutting tools in a short time. This is also why it's better to have the drill stand. Carbide bits are hard, but they're brittle; if your drill deviates from true, or has a wobbly bearing even, they'll snap and that can get expensive.

After that, though, just solder your components on, wire up any offboard components (pots, jacks, switches, led's etc...) and you're ready to put it all on a box. Enclosures no different to the ones your favourite pedals are built into can be had for just a few Euros. All you have to do is measure them up, drill out the mounting holes, stick your new pedals guts somewhere convenient inside and away you go.

If I make it sound simple, it's 'cos it is. This is an a-b-c-and so on, process. Once you have your basic equipment, it's the same process every time. I hadn't etched PCB's in years, using transfers and pens, so the idea of the Press 'n' peel system appealed to me. I got an old HP1100 laserjet for nothing and it cost me about £25 - £30 for a roller kit, USB to Parallel cable and a reconditioned toner cartridge of Fleabay. I already had a rotary drill, so I just bought a stand for it for £35. A basic etching kit, with a couple of extra copper clad boards, cost me about £15 from Maplin. I paid £25 for 20 different sized Tungsten Carbide drill bits that will last me a long, long time.

So far, I've made two boards using this system. One for a Fuzz Factory clone, one for a Boss CE-2 clone and I'll be cutting another for a Ross Compressor clone later. The first two boards turned out absolutely perfect first time 'round, 'cos I did a lot of reading and got my process right first time 'round and that won't change from here on in.

Obviously, there's a bit of an initial outlay for equipment, but after that all you're spending money on is components. That's a different thing altogether. There's a thriving market in NOS and vintage components; some you have to look around for, some very rare and expensive, depending on what it is you're building and whether or not you're prepared to use an alternative. There's also choices to be made in which type of components you use; eg: do I spend £1 on a handful of ceramic capacitors, £2 on metal film caps, or £3 on the same valued silver mica caps? There's a lot of info to help you with those choices if you look around, as long as you're wary of the inevitable purists who'll spend top dollar on parts for an absolutely unnoticeable gain in sound quality compared to the cheap parts.

All in all..... I've spent just over £100 in the last couple of months or so, putting together my 'pedal building kit'. Not a bad outlay for what I'll get back from it...... which also includes the fun I get from mucking about with this stuff :)
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Post by: TB-AV on June 05, 2010, 01:41:18 pm
I just added a link to pre-made circuit boards in the effects INDEX.


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Post by: Wishbone on June 05, 2010, 02:35:42 pm
TB-

Good link, mate.......... What I especially like, is that they include an enclosure drilling template in the PDF's. I know a few people who know their way around drilling holes, but aren't so imaginative when it comes to marking them out so things are tidy and symmetrical. That's a good idea, that.
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Post by: Xaromir on June 06, 2010, 01:23:36 am
Wish:
You can not comprehend the hugeness of my stupidity.
Gosh my english is bad today...
How ever, i failed to put together a radio kit with instructions and pictures, very simple stuff actually,
but i still messed it up. xD I think dan heard the full story but i will NOT post that in public. xD
Plus, the only thing that's left of the tip of my soldering iron is some sort of wire,
no idea what i've done wrong and my hardware store doesn't have tips, and no un-soldering pumps.
Didn't go down well for me to be honest. :( I have to try again some day,
in the end - i want to build guitars, and you can't really do that without being able to solder stuff,
and i still have plans and stuff for a maestro fz-1 around - satisfaction xx--xx! :-*
But i really wonder how they got that fuzz to sound so "sophisticated" in satisfaction.
Interesting stuff you posted there btw.
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Post by: Bootstrap on June 06, 2010, 02:03:02 am
A long long time ago, in a land far far away (in my mind anyway) I was an electronics tech.

My final exam before I was let loose to actually solder something that really mattered was to make a 4" cube out of copper wire and then suspend a 2" cube inside of that and then a 1" cube inside of that! Of course when it got to the 1" cube the previous joint just soldered would melt as you tried to solder the next joint. As the exam was unsupervised (we were left to complete the job and drop the finished product to the instructors office) we all cheated by spraying freon gas on them before attempting the next joint - even then about a third of the class couldn't finish it. The instructor was amazed as he had never had a class with more than about a 10% success rate :D

That was nearly 30 years ago now but if I squint through my ageing eyes I can still detect the scars on my fingers - let alone what damage inhaling all that freon did to my lungs....
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 06, 2010, 02:21:27 am
I bought a Tanglewood TBF travel guitar!
It's a bit damaged at the bottom of the lower bout (on the side), but it had a pick-up fitted, so I think I got a pretty sweet deal.
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Post by: Xaromir on June 06, 2010, 03:51:59 am
Maybe you can fix it. Mind showing that to us? :)
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Post by: Wishbone on June 06, 2010, 10:32:31 am
Boot-

You have no idea how curious I am now as to how I'd go about making that cube. My mind is ticking away already :)
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Post by: Bootstrap on June 06, 2010, 11:45:58 am
Lol Wish - well here is a tip - you have to use Pythagoras Theorem to work out the length of the suspension bits :)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 06, 2010, 01:56:15 pm
Maybe you can fix it. Mind showing that to us? :)
Here:
(http://www.helmut-diefenbach.de/XXX/tangle.09.04.jpg)
I might be going to Malaysia (Borneo) this summer holiday and I HAD to have a travel guitar. I might have spent too much on this one since it's only 150 euros new from Eagle Music. I paid 120 bucks for it. It does have a pick-up fitted, though.
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Post by: Aluch on June 06, 2010, 02:15:42 pm
@cue,
do you notice that the action on the Tanglewood low? I heard this before.

The damage doesnt seem to be so bad.  What the advantage of having a travel guitar? how shorter is it from a regular size?

I checked with some airlines and they said they would allow a guitar in its case if it is total of 1 meter.  Things change though

thanks
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 06, 2010, 03:40:09 pm
Yeah, all Tanglewoods have low action. I even tried one with too low action, it just buzzed the hell out of this world.
The damage doesn't look like much indeed. It's not a part that helps with the tone, pretty sure it doesn't vibrate at all. The advantage with a travel gutiar is that the scale is pretty normal, as well as the nut width. The box is significantly smaller. The lower bout of my Taylor is 16" wide, whereas the TBF comes in at 12".
I don't have a case, and I think it would be multi-benificial getting a travel guitar (small body, ideal for Nashville high-strung tuning).
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Post by: Wishbone on June 06, 2010, 04:16:50 pm
Cue, you could get a jack plate, like the ones they use on Les Paul's, and fit it in place of that socket and you'd hardly notice the damage at all. It's also possible you could get a combination strap button / jack socket to go in that plate. That way you can remove that gold coloured one that's very much on the wrong place on your Tanglewood ;)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 06, 2010, 05:06:58 pm
So no one thinks I paid a liiiitle bit too much for it?
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Post by: MadCat on June 06, 2010, 05:14:40 pm
Ok, Cue:
Don't you think, you paid a little bit too much for it?  :P
Does it have the pu from stock or was it installed afterwards?
Looks like someone screwed the intallation of the output jack.  :-\
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Post by: Xaromir on June 06, 2010, 05:19:45 pm
Aww that makes my heart cry.
Such unnecessary damage.

I'm against the idea of damaging a guitar to cover up damage,
and screwing a plate on there definitely is damaging it in my opinion
You could carefully fill the rest of the minor cracks with some epoxy or even just woodglue,
mixed with a bit of sawdust from the same wood.
It's not that purdy but if you are careful it shouldn't be as noticeable as now.
I would also get rid of that strap button and just get a button for the input jack.
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Electronics,_pickups/Components:_Jacks/Fishman_Gold_Endpin_Jack_Strap_Button.html
You can just simply screw those on.
This one costs 8$ but i'm sure you can find something for less than that.
You can fill the hole of the old strap button the same way.

If you payed a bit to much or not depends on the pup, but i guess it's borderline but ok.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 06, 2010, 06:50:06 pm
It's an aftermarket pick-up, and since those can be quite expensive too, I wanted it. Not really sure if I can get by sawdust from that wood, but it's ovangkol. Anyhow, for 30 bucks more I could have gotten a new Tanglewood from Eagle (shipping costs not counted). I can't wait to get it though!
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Post by: Xaromir on June 06, 2010, 08:25:45 pm
Well, you could ask someone that sells that stuff, or works with it if there are any small scraps,
quality doesn't really matter, and size also is not that important.
A little 1x1cm cube should be more than enough, then you can just grind that stuff down with coarse sand paper.
:)
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 06, 2010, 09:01:49 pm
Not really sure if I can get by sawdust from that wood, but it's ovangkol.
If you can't, Indian Rosewood is a good substitute.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 06, 2010, 09:36:21 pm
I can really laugh about myself wanting to have that guitar so badly. :P
I'll think of something to stick on it, thanks.
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 06, 2010, 11:13:40 pm
Randomest purchase EVAR : Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers on Steam.

And to think i stopped with my Magic : Online account and sold all my cards IRL...
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Post by: Xaromir on June 06, 2010, 11:52:18 pm
Don't be so sure, i bought pokemon leafgreen recently.
I already have my 3. badge and almost 30 pokemon! Awesome eh?

I always liked magic.
Any more info on the game?
Plain simple game conversion or do i actually have to do stuff?
DLC / cards for money ripoff or will i actually be able to play it once i've bought it?

You can not be geeky or nerdy till you've drooled over a friends black lotus collection...
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 06, 2010, 11:59:49 pm
http://store.steampowered.com/app/49400/

It's basically just a bunch of pre-designed decks and earning cards by defeating opponents.
Cards are all free, and for the rest it will work with expansion packs that have new cards, opponents and such.
See here : http://www.wizards.com/magic/digital/duelsoftheplaneswalkers.aspx

Can't give you any hands on info, it won't unlock until the tenth...
But hey, it's €9.
I figured i could risk it  ;D
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Post by: Xaromir on June 07, 2010, 12:19:14 am
Sounds good.
I think i get that when they have a deal on it... or maybe sooner who knows.
I wish they would do another good catan.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Settlers_of_Catan

There is one but it will not work properly on vista / 7. :/
Boardgames are fun and on the pc i don't have to deal with real people,
which are usually very annoying if it comes to board games.
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 07, 2010, 12:25:49 am
If you buy it later, you'll probably have to pay for the expansion.
Right now, you get it free.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 07, 2010, 04:34:56 pm
I just bought two sets of D'Addario EJ38H high-strung Nashville tuning strings for when I get my Tanglewood.
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 08, 2010, 02:37:29 am
Well, since Justin couldn't make it to the meetup in Amsterdam i didn't go there on Friday, but today i decided that with the crappy weather we're having, it'd make an excellent, fairly calm shopping opportunity there.

So i got me some stuff :
Some new cargo pants that will soon be cut down to ¾
New Independent FW trucks.
An Independent sweater (for a friend of mine, his got ripped last weak during session in the vert).
New baseball cap (no logo's or anything, plain black)
Some cd's by Black Flag, Minor Threat, Mike V. and The Rats.
And some condoms.


Ok, that last item might stir some controversy.
If you're uncomfortable with this topic, do yourself a favor, skip the rest of this message.
I mean that, really.

For the rest of you : hang in there, this gets interesting...
There's a little shop in Amsterdam called the Condomerie (http://www.condomerie.com/).
They sell condoms in all shapes and sizes.
And that last bit baffled me, because (probably) like most people, i only knew of the standard and extra large things that durex sells, next to standard sized cheap stuff, and more "exotic" brands.
Turns out that these people have a simple philosophy about this : like with shoes or gloves, different people need different size rubbers.
So they have what seems like at last 50 different brands, and different sizes, and they divised a measuring standard to figure out what's right for you.

Long story short, i found out some interesting things about this subject today, and as someone who's all pro safe sex, i really think these people have a good thing going here, trying to take away the social stigma regarding sex (and the practice of safe sex), and taking away some of the shame people might feel about it.
Rep AAA++ for these fine folks.
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Post by: Xaromir on June 08, 2010, 03:38:57 am
I don't see the problem with those, i don't really know shame if it comes to sex anyway.
It's the 21 century! People marry plants and like ladieboys - besides - it's a great invention, you don't necessarily have pump your gf full
with chemicals and hormones and it's still pretty save, the alternatives before that where guts of animals,
fish skin and linen bags, i've had one of such bags in my hands once and xx--xx that must have been painful,
but then guys back then where gentlemen and hopefully used them anyway.
Female condom sounds interesting, but lol that looks like it's for horses or something. xD
Interesting stuff.
Fitting condoms are important, i could give a example but i don't feel like pushing my luck right now.

There is a famous clip of a german dating show, beautiful young woman introduces herself,
as "tanja stoß" born in "geildorf" she works in the "condomeria" in frankfurt.
I'm not translating that, find it out yourself, i'm not making that up.
This really was hilarious back then.

Thought about buying a new troublemaker shirt, but i once again noticed that it's mainly nazi-wear.
It's sad really, i wish all people would collectively decide to abuse their symbolism, just as they abused about everything else.
You just can't wear a t-shirt with "Kategorie C" on it here in public.

€dit: HOLLY ZOMBIE JESUS!
They have the glowing ones! :D
Thanks for pointing us to that shop dan! xD
I should wear them all the time just so i can show off in the mans bathroom or the sauna! :D
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Post by: Wishbone on June 08, 2010, 06:55:46 am
Xaro-

Which always reminds me of this film scene:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky5u6vm44ak

 ;D
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Post by: Xaromir on June 08, 2010, 12:26:47 pm
Sweet. :D
Didn't remember that one, but i knew i've once seen something like that. ;D
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 08, 2010, 12:28:17 pm
I immediately closed the tab when I read the title, haha.
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Post by: A on June 08, 2010, 02:11:55 pm
This forum is so random!
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 08, 2010, 02:44:11 pm
I think it mostly depends on the topics you read... :P
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Post by: Xaromir on June 08, 2010, 04:28:42 pm
I think it mostly depends on the topics you read... :P

Also depends on who participates, if i write something there my sister eat the dogfood, now we have to eat the cat,
i don't have a sister.
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Post by: A on June 08, 2010, 09:23:12 pm
I love it though.

You know how when you're drunk, you suddenly start having really deep conversations with either a friend or a complete stranger? Well here, a straight-forward topic such as "How 2 turn on my amp??" can instantly turn into the most intricate discussion about the transcension of metaphysics beyond the ultraflux space-time-continuum theory hypothesis conbobulation.

Pure brilliance!
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Post by: VanGilse on June 08, 2010, 10:04:25 pm
Funny how things develop. I have been playing 2 months or so, maybe a bit longer.

I always thought I wanted a Fender, now I really start to love the Gibson sound too.. (my teacher has a e355 or something like that, beautiful, big mahfakking guitar with a wow-sound)

Good thing I bought a beginners pack, and a different amp.

I have nooo idea with what guitar I will end up in a couple of years!!
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Post by: Wishbone on June 08, 2010, 10:05:23 pm
A-

It's turtles, all the way down, mate...............



....... Except when you get to the bottom............ then, anyone looking will believe it looks just like a negative reality inversion.............   ;D
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Post by: A on June 08, 2010, 10:20:44 pm
TURTLES?! Wishbone, what happened to The Architect and the white room? It sounds like you have an extraordinary tale to share! :o
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Post by: Xaromir on June 08, 2010, 11:15:32 pm
Dan becoming more and more like a luxurious girlfriend but without the sex,
each time i come in contact with him i somehow spend money.
No i'm not really complaining... :D
Just got magic the gathering game thingy and a little jump and run thingy from steam.

Still would love a new shirt from troublemaker...
Well i wouldn't have got one anyway because of the political associations.
Damn those people!
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 09, 2010, 12:41:48 am
TURTLES?! Wishbone, what happened to The Architect and the white room? It sounds like you have an extraordinary tale to share! :o

Architect ?
White room ?
What in the blue blazes are ye on about now, ye scurvy dog ?!
There be only one architect, and that be the Flying Spaghetti Monster, AAAAHHRRR !
 ;D

@Xaro : don't blame me you silly krautboy.
Blame your capitalist economy.
And blame the people who keep banning all the fun games and movies from your country   8)
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Post by: Xaromir on June 09, 2010, 02:45:04 am
Well... chewie.
Don't really have much to say, just wanted to finally post that one. :D
(http://www.fuenf-filmfreunde.de/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/chewie.jpg)

Yes yes, the banning stuff etc, but that's what the netherlands are for,
what ya think where i get my stuff if i'm really desperate? :D
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Post by: A on June 09, 2010, 02:33:02 pm
There be only one architect, and that be the Flying Spaghetti Monster, AAAAHHRRR !

LOL!
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Post by: Simonovski on June 10, 2010, 06:46:46 pm
There be only one architect, and that be the Flying Spaghetti Monster, AAAAHHRRR !

LOL!

As a Pastafarian, I find your laughter at my religion offensive.
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 10, 2010, 09:02:18 pm
There be only one architect, and that be the Flying Spaghetti Monster, AAAAHHRRR !

LOL!

As a Pastafarian, I find your laughter at my religion offensive.

RAmen, brother, RAmen.
I see a bright future for you as a preacher in the mighty church of FSM, dude.  ;D
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Post by: Simonovski on June 10, 2010, 09:06:33 pm
It's a shame that so few have been touched by his noodly appendage.
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Post by: Xaromir on June 10, 2010, 09:15:50 pm
Got myself some micromesh pads and a scraper - i forgot the glue again as always.
Work on the guitar will hopefully soon continue.

BTW - Dan:
Didn't you say magic would be released today or do i mix something up?
Well at least it's going to get unlocked this month, but the least they could do
is posting a more specific release date in the steam shop.
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Post by: A on June 10, 2010, 09:17:35 pm
My sincere apologies.. such insolence is totally inappropriate during these hard times, especially considering the religious conflict between the Pastafarians and the Muslims.

I mean, if Al-Qaeda have hidden bombs in tins of Alphabet Spaghetti and they go off.. it could spell disaster.

Now that's no joke, is it?
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 10, 2010, 09:24:18 pm
Got myself some micromesh pads and a scraper - i forgot the glue again as always.
Work on the guitar will hopefully soon continue.

BTW - Dan:
Didn't you say magic would be released today or do i mix something up?
Well at least it's going to get unlocked this month, but the least they could do
is posting a more specific release date in the steam shop.

Was supposed to at first, but they had to set it back to the 15th.
Seems you get a free REAL magic card if you preorder, and maybe a starterdeck, and they needed more time to set that up.
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Post by: Wishbone on June 10, 2010, 09:27:24 pm
[email protected] A.......... Smart xx--xx ;)

And actually on topic............ which, by my usual record, is absolutely feckin' astounding......... I bought 30 x 8n2 Mylar capacitors. I spent 2 bloody hours trying to find 'em and, when I did, they were cheap enough that I thought I'd just buy a bunch of 'em; 'cos it's odds on that as soon as I use the couple I need, I'll need a couple more.
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Post by: A on June 10, 2010, 09:49:14 pm
I bought 30 x 8n2 Mylar capacitors.

I'm too lazy to actually Google that gibberish then act as if I know what you're talking about.

So.. i'm naturally going to assume you're a Jedi Knight who has crashed upon the baron wastelands of Tatooine during your wary travels, and has ventured into the closest residential outpost to fetch spare parts for your ship.

Then you popped into "Ree-Yees Interweb Hut" to inform us of your successful bartering news.
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Post by: Xaromir on June 10, 2010, 09:54:35 pm
Was supposed to at first, but they had to set it back to the 15th.
Seems you get a free REAL magic card if you preorder, and maybe a starterdeck, and they needed more time to set that up.
I've heard that x-boxers get a free promotional card, never knew that steamusers also get something. :D
Foily Foily :3
But i doubt that they will give away a starter deck, those run for 6€ or something like that at the moment.
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Post by: Wishbone on June 10, 2010, 10:05:40 pm
Hehehe........ I'm currently scouring the interwebs for parts, for a couple of clone effect pedals I've got the notion into my head to build. I've discovered this along the way: Maplin are rubbish, even for standard components. I can get transistors that were produced in 1968 within two minutes on Fleabay, but I can't get a couple of the right value resistors from Maplin........ It's almost depressing.

Well.... it would be if I gave that much of a toss.......


...... Even though I've stood in Bantha s**t............
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Post by: A on June 10, 2010, 10:33:53 pm
Kid, if there's one thing i've learnt about buying effective resistors from those punks, it's that you don't buy 'em!

*He proclaims, throwing back a shot of strange green liquid*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaPf-MRKITg&feature=fvst
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Post by: VanGilse on June 10, 2010, 10:43:54 pm
I bought some new clothes, I man needs to wear the right stuf you know

Sometimes I feel like a hippie/pirate, i don't know

A pirate would probably not buy his clothes though, he would kill somebody and take the clothes
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Post by: Simonovski on June 10, 2010, 11:52:19 pm
A pirate would probably not buy his clothes though, he would kill somebody and take the clothes

Hey, even pirates have standards. In fact pirates are the original and most pure of all races, according to the teachings of my religion. So I think they deserve a little respect.

Today's random purchase; got a few death sticks from a guy down the pub.
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Post by: VanGilse on June 11, 2010, 12:13:44 am
A pirate would probably not buy his clothes though, he would kill somebody and take the clothes

Hey, even pirates have standards. In fact pirates are the original and most pure of all races, according to the teachings of my religion. So I think they deserve a little respect.


Fair enuf, one love
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 11, 2010, 12:53:17 am
Kid, if there's one thing i've learnt about buying effective resistors from those punks, it's that you don't buy 'em!

*He proclaims, throwing back a shot of strange green liquid*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaPf-MRKITg&feature=fvst

Lay off the nyquill you nut  ;D
Or are you doing shots of Absinthe ?  :-*

@ Wish : if you ever build a decent Marshall Shredmaster clone, sell it to me  ;D
Still need to build one, but i never have the damn time to do it...
Or the paypal to order the [long string of profanity] parts off the [longer string of profanity] internet.
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Post by: A on June 11, 2010, 10:30:28 am
Kid, if there's one thing i've learnt about buying effective resistors from those punks, it's that you don't buy 'em!

*He proclaims, throwing back a shot of strange green liquid*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaPf-MRKITg&feature=fvst

Lay off the nyquill you nut  ;D
Or are you doing shots of Absinthe ?  :-*

I bloody hope it was Absinthe! Wishbone will be having words with Wuher the Bartender if it wasn't...
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Post by: VanGilse on June 11, 2010, 11:17:28 am
tonight I am going out. I can already tell you what my most random purchase was, it probably has something to do with weird coctails

Aslong as I don't wake up in my livingroom floor I gues I should be alright

No absinthe for me though, jezus... that xx--xx is heavy


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Post by: close2u on June 12, 2010, 07:38:53 am
.... No absinthe for me though, jezus... that xx--xx is heavy 

I've never had it myself but I have been given to believe it can intensify and enhance the feelings of love that you have for another ....

"absinthe makes the heart grow fonder"


 :D
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Post by: Bootstrap on June 12, 2010, 08:22:00 am
Oh dear....
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Post by: VanGilse on June 12, 2010, 01:08:18 pm
I survived it
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 13, 2010, 05:18:30 am

New Independent FW trucks.


I am an IDIOT.
These are not FW's, they'd come up short, dip too far and give me major wheelbite.
Not to mention i should know by now i always get MFW's.
So they are MFW's.
Not new **** either, NOS FTW !

Epic fail.
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Post by: Wishbone on June 14, 2010, 06:59:22 pm
You know............ They should take my debit card away me.

Well...... if they could, that is.

Just bought a full set of Alpha push/pull pots, a couple of Orange Drop caps, a chrome jackplate and some amber speed knobs for the Agile.

Why?....... 'Cos I was bloody bored.

I mean.....really?........ Is that a justifiable reason to spend 32 quid on guitar parts?

(http://kyril14.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/678_big_grin.gif)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 14, 2010, 08:04:18 pm
Hey, I spent fricken 50 bucks on a saddle an pins, sure it's justifiable, I was bored too, but it actually improved my tone! ;)
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 15, 2010, 04:56:23 am
You know............ They should take my debit card away me.

Well...... if they could, that is.

Just bought a full set of Alpha push/pull pots, a couple of Orange Drop caps, a chrome jackplate and some amber speed knobs for the Agile.

Why?....... 'Cos I was bloody bored.

I mean.....really?........ Is that a justifiable reason to spend 32 quid on guitar parts?

(http://kyril14.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/678_big_grin.gif)

Pfah, i'd spend almost £250 on pickups alone.
Go buy yourself one of them roller bridges for that agile, you know you want to.
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Post by: Wishbone on June 15, 2010, 06:43:27 am
Yeah, Dan........... But I don't reckon I could randomly spend a couple of ton of pickups............. I'd think about it first; so it doesn't count  ;D

Funny you should mention the roller bridge............ I was mooching at the Schaller's just last night and thinking that one of those would look just dandy on my Agile.

All you're doing is encouraging me :)
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 15, 2010, 06:56:52 am
I was considering one from Wilkinson for my Agile before i sold it  ;D
And only because i fitted a madly customised 90's Epiphone Les Paul with one a while back.
Customer was so stoked about those things (i fitted several of his guitars with 'em) i tried it out extentsively after putting it on.
Made sustain better, intonation easier, played smoother, and : no more need for graphite on the bridge.
Saving on nutsauce FTW.
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 15, 2010, 07:06:57 am
Ah, mailman just dropped a parcel : i imported some tubes of Neosporin from the U.S.
Couldn't have come at a better time : a calus on my foot came off after blister formed under it after too much skating...
What a gory mess that turned into :o
Ruined a pair of new socks too :-\
No more Dettol rinse and iodine drenched bandaids for me now.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 15, 2010, 01:05:37 pm
Got my Tanglewood TBF travel guitar yesterday.
(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll229/Dusky1991/127_0081.jpg)
Gonna check if I can get this repaired. It wasn't a deal killer since it had:
- Upgraded tuners (Schaller)
- Fitted pick-ups (2 Schallers, one magnetic and I think the other one is an SBT)
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 15, 2010, 04:07:10 pm
Ohw FFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...
I just blew a tube in my Statesman.
And no tubes left.
Well, i guess i'll be ordering a pair of JJ 12AX7's and a pair of EH EL84's...
 :'(

(and the reason i'm ordering both pairs is because i never just exchange 1 tube, if 1 goes, i replace all of them)
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Post by: A on June 15, 2010, 04:12:15 pm
You know............ They should take my debit card away me.

Well...... if they could, that is.

Just bought a full set of Alpha push/pull pots, a couple of Orange Drop caps, a chrome jackplate and some amber speed knobs for the Agile.

Why?....... 'Cos I was bloody bored.

I mean.....really?........ Is that a justifiable reason to spend 32 quid on guitar parts?

(http://kyril14.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/678_big_grin.gif)

Mate, there's nothing wrong with that! After looking at that extortionately expensive EMG-DG20 pickup set and getting over the hype, i'm already looking at a £479 Strat after having my one for just 2-3 months!
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Post by: Wishbone on June 15, 2010, 06:29:31 pm
Cue-

A little bit of TLC and one of these, mate:

(http://www.axesrus.com/Electronics/Sockets/LongReach/LongReachEndpinJack.jpg)

One bit of hardware does the whole job for you. My acoustic has one of these on and it's never presented a single problem that I can remember and I've had the bugger for 8 years.

Dan-

Try the JJ ECC83s/12ax7's if you ever feel like experimenting. They're just like naughty schoolkids...... like to break up early :)

A-

My brother has gas for the Dragonfire clone of that DG20. If it lives up to expectations, then £130 or thereabouts to buy and import from the US will be a good price.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 15, 2010, 09:31:55 pm
@Wishbone
What is that?
It needs some serious repair, because I found out there's a slight crack to the left of the output jack, and I don't want that to crack more than it already is. I already contacted a former luthier if he could fix it for me, as well as maybe set-up my Taylor (I don't dare messing with the intonation).
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 15, 2010, 10:22:39 pm
@ Wish : re-read my post dude, way ahead of you there  ;D
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Post by: Wishbone on June 15, 2010, 10:56:06 pm
Cue-

That is a jack socket and strap button all in one piece. Not only will it allow you to get rid of that extra button, but will also strengthen the guitar body around that jack hole once the wood damage is repaired.

Dan-

Yeah, I saw that mate.... Just didn't know which 12ax7's you were partial to ;)

I love my ecc83's............ perfect for Blues/Rock....... Those and a set of matched el84's made my amp really come alive...... well..... those and the Celestion V10 I slung in it did  ;D
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 15, 2010, 11:14:33 pm
Ok, now you're lost me...
I stated i was getting JJ's, so what's the confusion ?
Or are you (perhaps) not aware ECC83 is the Mullard-Philips designation for 12AX7's ?
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Post by: radarlover on June 15, 2010, 11:20:35 pm
Man, that Alvarez AJ60SC12 showed up today. Its junk. The guy stored it with the strings tight and let it dry up. Buckled at the soundhole, neck lifting, humped at the bridge. I am amazed the bridge is still glued on. My first bad purchase. Needless to say I fired off a message to the guy telling him I am sending it back. Kind of opens my eyes and makes me very wary of buying guitars off of something like craigslist. At least ebay has buyer protection to fall back on if the guy tries to be stubborn. Shame too because the guitar otherwise looks really nice.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 16, 2010, 01:26:09 am
@Wishbone
But then I'd be left with a hole where the fitted output jack was. Oh well, I'll see what I'll do.

@radarlover
Sorry to hear that.



Oh crap, I think I screwed up the wiring on the soundhole pick-up. Now it only hums at me, even louder when I touch it. Damn, now I can't use that pick-up. I used it today to play through my amp and I had some great fun.
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Post by: Wishbone on June 16, 2010, 06:49:59 am
Dan-

LOL..... Sorry mate...... JJ also do the ECC803s/12ax7 long plate tube. I didn't know which one you were going for, so suggested the one you were buying anyway  ;D

Cue-

I don't think you get me mate..... That combo jack/button plate is a direct replacement for that messy looking one you've got fitted already. I meant you could dispense with the strap button that's been fitted forward of the jack, as the new jack does the job of both. The wide jack plate and three screw fitting will reinforce the damaged area around the hole where the current jack is fitted.

All you'll be left with is a little screw hole where the current strap button is ;)
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Post by: Xaromir on June 16, 2010, 08:34:36 am
http://www.justinguitar.com/en/PR-001-SoloBlues1.php

Been interested in that for a while and bought it in some sort of a spontaneous manor.
YAI! I'm a valued customer. :D ;)
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Post by: VanGilse on June 16, 2010, 10:37:15 am
I want to buy 10s for my accoustic, it has 11s now.

Is this a dumb purchase? Will I lose a lot of tone if I do this? Will I notice a big difference in playing?

I just feel like the low E is just a little bit to thick for me
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 16, 2010, 11:09:18 am
I want to buy 10s for my accoustic, it has 11s now.

Is this a dumb purchase? Will I lose a lot of tone if I do this? Will I notice a big difference in playing?

I just feel like the low E is just a little bit to thick for me

It will probably need a setup if you do that.
The difference in string pressure would be fairly minimal, playing wise, and soundwise it will sound more trebly.
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Post by: VanGilse on June 16, 2010, 11:11:53 am
still?
I thought that would only be the case if i putted the 9s on, not with 10s

if the pressure is minimal but soudwise more trebly its not worth it
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 16, 2010, 11:31:55 am
Acoustics react slightly different than electrics to string gauge changes, so usually you'd need a setup.
If it was your Squier you'd probably be able to get away with it without needing a setup.
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Post by: VanGilse on June 16, 2010, 11:47:14 am
No, I meant the trebly sound. I expected this to happen when i put 9s on them.

Kind of sucks that there will a more treble sound but not much difference in pressure, I will stick to my 11s and just kill my 1st finger until i can use it to kill people
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 16, 2010, 12:31:52 pm
Besides losing tension you'll also rob sustain and volume. So, if you want the best tone, volume and sustain, go for lights or mediums (or a light-medium 'bluegrass' set). Playing with mediums on a dread or jumbo is a treat!
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Post by: Xaromir on June 16, 2010, 12:34:11 pm
I've put 9ers on my mums old guitar, it's badly set up anyway but it didn't wanted to play at all anymore.

My aria (electric) had 11s for one month and it never played better,
even though the trem was half a meter in the air.
Stringgouge can have a major effect on a guitar.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 16, 2010, 12:35:46 pm
I have 10s on my grandpa's Cort les paul copy. Still feels a bit floppy. My dad says that's okay because it's easier for solos and stuff, but I feel I need some sort of tension.
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Post by: VanGilse on June 16, 2010, 12:37:59 pm
what is all this medium, light stuf? I never heard of it

Does a medium 11 also excist? Or a large 10?

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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 16, 2010, 12:58:31 pm
String gauge.

,010" - .047" = extra light
.011" - .052" = custom light
.012" - .053"/.054" = light
.013" - .056" = medium
.014" - .059" = heavy (afaik only D'Addario has these)
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Post by: Xaromir on June 16, 2010, 01:08:25 pm
I wouldn't read from the package cue.
Some 10's for electric are also labeled "light" but i would call them medium.
I would say 12 medium 11 light-medium 10 light 9 babystrings
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 16, 2010, 04:23:33 pm
That's all for acoustics man.
Light-medium is usually 12-56, a 'bluegrass set'.
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Post by: Xaromir on June 16, 2010, 04:38:53 pm
As far as i know most steel string acoustics come with 12s or 13s,
so to me it's "medium" aka "standard" like 10s on electric.
But at least i got you down from light to light-medium. :3
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 16, 2010, 06:50:16 pm
Yes, if it says 'set up for lights' it means set up for 12s.
My grandpa's electric came with 9s.
And you didn't get me down anything, 12-56 is simply a medium set with the high strings from a light set, or a light set with the wound strings form a medium set.
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Post by: misterg on June 17, 2010, 01:24:52 am
I want to buy 10s for my accoustic, it has 11s now.

Is this a dumb purchase? Will I lose a lot of tone if I do this? Will I notice a big difference in playing?

I just feel like the low E is just a little bit to thick for me

Try it.

I normally play with 10's (Martin SP PB extra lights  ;)  ) on my acoustic and am happy with the tone - still sounds glorious to me with new strings. I'm surprised that Dan says you'll need a set-up going from 11s to 10s - I'd be inclined to try it and see. At worst you lose the cost of a set of strings, but gain some knowledge. I've currently got a set of 11s on, and they're noticeably 'stiffer' but not noticeably better sounding.

Something to look out for if you're going the other way is that the bass strings of the 11s were a very tight fit in the slots in the nut. I will be going back to the 10s next time.

Andy

(Oh yeah - back on topic: a 6SN7GT and a 12AV7)
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Post by: Aluch on June 17, 2010, 02:57:19 am
I am thinking of buying the 10's next time, right now I have the 11's, but may in few months, my playability will improve, so I will wait and see.
I noticed at the store that the only make that offer 10's is Dean Markely, and that is what I have for 11's by the way.

I think Dan was referring to truss rod adjustment due to different tension etc..I managed to play around with the truss rod, but I was so panicking at the beginning, I only made the fretboard almost straight, and only turned 1/4 a turn, and the nut would not move anymore, lol, so I stopped.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 17, 2010, 03:06:08 am
The neck should have a slight forward bow. Which Dean Markleys, by the way? I have had Alchemys and they were great, still have a set left to use. I have 11s on another gutiar, and no matter how hard I strum I can't get any decent volume out of it. My Taylor with 13s is a cannon compared to that.
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Post by: Xaromir on June 17, 2010, 07:10:36 pm
Dunno which stings you have in mind, but a 12er set usually goes from 12 - 52 to 12 - 54,
most 13er sets are 13 - 56.
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Post by: Aluch on June 17, 2010, 07:21:30 pm
mine is Dean Markely Signature Series
PhosBronze Acoustic
LT-2063A
super happy with it, no issues, I will continue with them, they cost I think $6.50 here or may be $6 american
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 17, 2010, 09:10:52 pm
@X
A light-medium 'bluegrass' set.
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Post by: MadCat on June 18, 2010, 02:56:51 pm
@X

Haha, the shortcuts are getting shorter!  ;D
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Post by: VanGilse on June 18, 2010, 03:00:22 pm
Thank god, M

Lets just call eachother with the first letter, I will be V
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Post by: MadCat on June 18, 2010, 03:28:32 pm
Thank god, M

Lets just call eachother with the first letter, I will be V

@V
ok, V
but who would be A?  :P
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Post by: VanGilse on June 18, 2010, 03:50:12 pm
The one with the Most posts we call just A, the one with the second most posts we call A1 or A+  8)
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Post by: TB-AV on June 18, 2010, 03:56:38 pm
Just picked up a '95 MIM Fender Telecaster. Black with Maple neck.
Edit: Toploader ( which I didn't even notice but exactly what I wanted )

Peavy Rage 185 Amp All used of course.


I have been wanting a maple neck guitar and especially a Tele for a long long time. The neck feels great. Not as fat as a 50's style but a little on the wide side and must be 9.5 radius.

Don't know anything about the amp.

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Post by: A on June 18, 2010, 03:56:50 pm
Uncool.

THERE SHALL BE ONLY ONE A!
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Post by: Xaromir on June 18, 2010, 04:20:53 pm
Just picked up a '95 MIM Fender Telecaster. Black with Maple neck.
Edit: Toploader ( which I didn't even notice but exactly what I wanted )

Peavy Rage 185 Amp All used of course.


I have been wanting a maple neck guitar and especially a Tele for a long long time. The neck feels great. Not as fat as a 50's style but a little on the wide side and must be 9.5 radius.

Don't know anything about the amp.



Grats - it's a classic.
But why did you want a top loader?
Can be quite a hassle with restringing too if you are in a hurry.
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Post by: MadCat on June 18, 2010, 04:28:00 pm
Uncool.

THERE SHALL BE ONLY ONE A!

Haha, exact the reaction I've expected!
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Post by: TB-AV on June 18, 2010, 04:45:56 pm
Quote
But why did you want a top loader?
Can be quite a hassle with restringing too if you are in a hurry.

Just because it's different. It's the way the old ones were made and it's what the Jim Campilongo sig model will have.

Not sure why it would be harder to restring??
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 18, 2010, 05:26:59 pm
Nice one TB.
Was the Tele doable cost wise, or did you have to drop some major cash for it ?
I've seen some 90's Fenders come by for ridiculous prices the last few weeks...
It's almost as if someone declared them to be the new Vintage or something  ???
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Post by: VanGilse on June 18, 2010, 05:41:04 pm
what is a normal price (euro) for a Fender Telecaster? So not a squier or a mexican made.

If I walk into one that is decent priced I might buy one but I need to know the normal price to do that

Are there different kind of Fender Telecasters? Are there some I have to avoid? Are there some that are highly recommended?
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 18, 2010, 06:16:29 pm
what is a normal price (euro) for a Fender Telecaster? So not a squier or a mexican made.

If I walk into one that is decent priced I might buy one but I need to know the normal price to do that

Are there different kind of Fender Telecasters? Are there some I have to avoid? Are there some that are highly recommended?

Depends on what the exact specifications are.
There are so many variations in different price classes it's dizzying...
Going rate we have is between €800-€900 for more standard models and some roadworns.
From there on it only goes up.

I know that MaxGuitar has some models starting at about €640, might want to take a look at their website.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 18, 2010, 06:37:46 pm
I want a Telly too. :P
The Specials are the cheapest, afaik, but I'll probably be going for a Standard if not a Deluxe sooner or later.
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Post by: A on June 18, 2010, 06:45:33 pm
My Standard Stratocaster was £369 and it's the same price for a Tele, but I think it was made in Mexico.

As for the Standard Telecasters made in America... yeah you're looking at a more expensive price. I don't see that there's anything different with a Mexican made Fender guitar though. I love mine to pieces.
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Post by: Xaromir on June 18, 2010, 06:55:54 pm
TB:
With those you pull through the body it's quite comfortable - pull strings through - rest on leg - done.
But the topleaders i've restrung always tended to flop back out, and if they catch and suddenly come loose...
well we all know that kind off stuff.
I've seen a friend of mine losing multiple high e's, always snapped right off at the ball-end always while restringing,
but i guess it's just his specific bridge.

Not going to talk your guitar bad or so, it's a classic like i've said,
and in the end a bit of trouble while restringing isn't that bad.
Still odd though, how those little differences can be so tempting.
Special/unusual stuff = awesome, no matter how small. <3
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Post by: lorenzo on June 18, 2010, 07:06:47 pm
I want a Telly too. :P


HD,3D? Panasonic, JVC? Plasma, LED?

lol
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Post by: TB-AV on June 18, 2010, 07:29:15 pm
@DG - $100, it was a lucky circumstance sort of thing. The frets look near new.

@X - 10-4, sounds like your friends might have some abrasion. Maybe slip a little piece of shrink wrap over the end.

Yeah, I know you are not fond of the headstock shape on Tele's either but again I love that aspect as well.

I'll post some pictures after I get it re-strung and adjusted. Finally a Fender I don't have to pull the neck in order to do a truss rod tweak.

I think the amp is shot but the guitar is really clean. I don't think it's been played much at all. The amp had a bunch a of bass TAB in the back, all bass, no guitar stuff.




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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 18, 2010, 07:48:18 pm
I want a Telly too. :P


HD,3D? Panasonic, JVC? Plasma, LED?

lol
Yes, a Fender. xD
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 18, 2010, 08:26:24 pm
@DG - $100, it was a lucky circumstance sort of thing. The frets look near new.

You lucky sob  :)
Well, hope she'll play once you've given her a once over (that is, assuming you'll adjust the action and replace strings for your favorite kind like most of the more adept players do).
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Post by: TB-AV on June 18, 2010, 08:53:49 pm
Trust me I have enough bad luck to offset this but yeah, It was a luck shot.

It actually plays really well. The strings right now have that old stiff feel and I think I can tweak the action and bridge saddles a bit. It chords really well in the open position.

Pretty light too. 8lbs. I had a '72 w/rosewood that weighed a ton.

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Post by: Dan Graves on June 18, 2010, 09:08:16 pm
Ah yes, but the weight of those old logs signifies the quality of the wood.
Think of the sustain, man...  ;)
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Post by: radarlover on June 18, 2010, 11:19:55 pm
2 sets of 12 string strings I will never use lol. The Alvarez was junk and I dont think I will be buying anything else for a while. I did use the 13-56 strings on my CPX8 while I was fitting the fully compensated bone saddle. They sound pretty darn good. John Pearse strings.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 19, 2010, 12:13:57 am
Use the octave strings for Nashville tuning. :P
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Post by: lorenzo on June 19, 2010, 12:27:00 am
I want a Telly too. :P


HD,3D? Panasonic, JVC? Plasma, LED?

lol
Yes, a Fender. xD
1080p?  :P
But to be serious here, I would love a Tele too, Justin's blonde Tele is gorgeous.
Strat, Tele, SG, LP all on the list man, just need that lottery ticket to pay up  ;D
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 19, 2010, 12:39:32 am
That's nothing man. :P
I might need more than a winning lottery ticket to finance my list... xD
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Post by: lorenzo on June 19, 2010, 12:42:37 am
yup, Taylor Swift may cost ya a few more Dubloons than the euro lottery winning prize  ;)
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Post by: Xaromir on June 19, 2010, 12:48:09 am
Who get's sex with taylor swift for money if cue wins the lottery? O.o

dan:
Say - i played magic today! Quite far in the campaign so far - but the further i progress the more of a bad feeling i get.

Is that just me or do the enemies on higher levels mostly get the cards they need?
Wanna try the co-op campaign some day? :3
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Post by: lorenzo on June 19, 2010, 12:53:26 am
Who get's sex with taylor swift for money if cue wins the lottery? O.o


In the spirit of the forum, pay it forward. I get first dibs
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Post by: Xaromir on June 19, 2010, 01:26:13 am
NO FAIR! ;__;
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 19, 2010, 09:04:02 am
dan:
Say - i played magic today! Quite far in the campaign so far - but the further i progress the more of a bad feeling i get.

Is that just me or do the enemies on higher levels mostly get the cards they need?
Wanna try the co-op campaign some day? :3

Hey, it's meant as a casual player's Magic fix.
If you want serious Magic, play MTG:O and pay through the nose for cards  :D

As for them getting the cards they need, yeah, it seems that way sometimes, but then again i usually get what i need soon after.
Helps to think ahead a few turns, kind of like chess.
As for co-op, you know where to find me  ;)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 19, 2010, 01:32:44 pm
Hey, come on, I am the fan here!
But I meant, my guitar list is so large I might need more than a winning lottery ticket.

Here's some things that I would then consider:
First I would probably look for a luthier that can build my custom-spec guitar...
Then I would start to look at these:
Lowden F32 (F (auditorium), sitka/rosewood)
Martin D-18 (D, adirondack/mahogany)
Martin HD-28 (D, sitka/rosewood)
Martin OM-28V (OM, sitka/rosewood)
McIlroy A35C (auditorium, cedar/rosewood cutaway)
Ron Spillers (or Dyer) 12-string (6 bass 6 normal) harp guitar
Taylor 655ce (jumbo 12-string)
Taylor 714ce 08 ltd (GA, cedar/koa)
Taylor 716ce 09 ltd (GS, sitka/maddie)
Taylor PSGA-koa (basically Taylor Swift's all-koa stage guitar)
Taylor SolidBody (yes, the one with which you can swap pick-ups faster than a string change)
Taylor T3/B (semi-hollow 2 coil-tap humbuckers)
Taylor T5 (hollow with bridge, under-the-neck (magnetic?) and body sensor)
Tony Yamamoto fan-fret 7-string (should tell enough)
Tony Yamamoto fan-fret baritone (one that's tuned B to B)

Still haven't played more than half of this list, of course I'll only get the stuff I like!

Sure as hell I'd want all of them acoustics equipped with a K&K Trinity system, and of course I then want a Schertler Unico 180W 3-channel acoustic amp.

And I forgot to add some other electrics... well nevermind that.
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Post by: Dan Graves on June 24, 2010, 03:27:34 pm
2 cd's by Airbourne : Runnin' Wild and No Guts, No Glory.
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Post by: kotmatrosskin on June 24, 2010, 03:44:50 pm
A set of 10-52 Elexir strings :-)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: schect on June 24, 2010, 04:05:08 pm
A Gretsch model 5120 in black. It's an awesome guitar for price. Financed part of it by selling my Schecter. Do I have to change my username now?
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Post by: Xaromir on June 24, 2010, 04:12:12 pm
No but your avatar.
(http://www.dsphotographic.com/g2/16267-3/009+-+Harajuku+Rockabilly.jpg)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: kotmatrosskin on June 24, 2010, 04:20:31 pm
A Gretsch model 5120 in black. It's an awesome guitar for price. Financed part of it by selling my Schecter. Do I have to change my username now?

Gonna play some good ol' rock'n'roll and rockabilly, cat?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on June 24, 2010, 05:16:27 pm
Nah, he should play some tunes by The Living End  :D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on June 24, 2010, 05:17:47 pm
Do I have to change my username now?

If i had to change my username every time i switch guitars, i'd be better off using a php script to do the switching for me  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 24, 2010, 05:24:02 pm
A set of D'Addario EJ40 Silk & Steel 11-47 strings for my Tanglewood.
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Post by: Lemming on June 24, 2010, 05:41:45 pm
Nah, he should play some tunes by The Living End  :D

Not heard of them, so I just youtubed & wiki'd them, they sound good, gonna have to investigate them more, they remind me more of the Offspring though than the Stray Cats !?!?!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on June 24, 2010, 05:44:23 pm
But Cheney still plays a Gretsch.
Who says hollow body guitars can't do punk ?  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on June 25, 2010, 03:53:13 pm
Almost page 2? >.< I will never let that happen.

Just got ordered some shellac royal to mix with the super blond,
a block of mahogany, finally 250grams of hideglue, i've decided on the dry stuff because it got almost unlimited shelf life.
And i also got a new scissor.
(http://www.mehr-als-werkzeug.de/medias/sys_master/718101_01_P_WE_4.jpg)
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Post by: schect on June 25, 2010, 04:17:36 pm
Hey Dan,

Those guys are awesome, as is his White Falcon.
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Post by: licksnkicks on June 25, 2010, 06:53:39 pm
Just bought a plastic redneck man doll with his butt crack hanging out.  Bought it for our Redneck gala this weekend.  Hanging it around my neck as my good luck charm. 

Lnk
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on June 25, 2010, 07:26:50 pm
I just received a nice secondhand October Guitars Annihilator guitar  ;D
Now, to see if i will keep it the way it is, customise it, or perhaps sell it again.
Decisions, decisions.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on July 02, 2010, 04:06:09 am
Just bought the first 4 seasons of Flemish (crime/detective fiction) TV series Aspe.
Considering most of the drek there is on Dutch (language wise) TV, this series really amazed me when i first saw it, and it continues to amaze me to this day.
I feel that storytelling wise, it's on par with the Italian Giallo genre.
Great fun.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on July 15, 2010, 09:41:23 pm
C'mon people! You have to buy more stuff to help the economy!

I canceled a bankbook today and invested the money in british petrol stocks today. :D
Bought myself:
Eric clapton - money and cigarettes
A documentary about the colosseum in rome and one about dinosaurs.
Not really a purchase,
but a friend given me his copy of depeche mode - exciter, same friend gave me the money island 2 se via steam.
Maybe i buy a guitar tomorrow. :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Phalanx on July 15, 2010, 10:06:08 pm
C'mon people! You have to buy more stuff to help the economy!

I canceled a bankbook today and invested the money in british petrol stocks today. :D
Well, actually that might not be such a bad idea, see the latest (http://edition.cnn.com/2010/US/07/15/gulf.oil.disaster/index.html?hpt=T1&fbid=I4dwQe0a-TW) news. Perhaps I shoud also consider to buy some stock...  :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on July 15, 2010, 10:33:18 pm
Should have bought 5 to 10 days ago when i was told, i would have made a pretty penny already,
but they've been going nowhere but up ever since.
It's not only the oil-leak, can't really tell you much but "a friend recommended me to buy".
Hope i don't have to sell that early again or i lose quite a bit of the profit on tax again...
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on July 16, 2010, 04:38:01 am
Should have bought 5 to 10 days ago when i was told, i would have made a pretty penny already,
but they've been going nowhere but up ever since.
It's not only the oil-leak, can't really tell you much but "a friend recommended me to buy".
Hope i don't have to sell that early again or i lose quite a bit of the profit on tax again...

Didn't know ya dabbled in stocks Xaromir.  Can make you lots of money if you know what your doing.  I follow the precious metals market.

Lnk
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on July 16, 2010, 05:47:13 am
I usually only do that casually.
Precious metal can be good if you look for a long term investment over many years,
but to be honest, i'm just after quick money.
Still feel bad for putting my lives savings on the line, but i know it's mostly save.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on July 16, 2010, 03:51:08 pm
Gold has made nice steady gains for about the last 18 months.  Silver is not too bad either.  These prices are all relative as to what I charge my customers on what I make for them so I have to be on top of my game. 

Lnk
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on July 16, 2010, 06:33:08 pm
PRS se 25. anniversary custom 24 - red
And a G7th capo. :)
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Post by: Dan Graves on July 16, 2010, 06:34:57 pm
And another member of the G7th clan  ;D
Good job Xaro.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on July 16, 2010, 07:34:27 pm
Yeah, those are awesome! :D
New guitar = big gifts from the shop. <3 I took the chance.
Peterson still takes it's time to send my tuner.... bloody [insert bad word here]
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on July 16, 2010, 07:44:43 pm
And I still don't have a G7th. :P
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on July 16, 2010, 07:52:50 pm
And I still don't have a G7th. :P

No, but you have been showing off quite a lot on the gitaarnet forums, you naughty, naughty boy !
Cheating on us with  a dutch forum, tsk tsk  8)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on July 16, 2010, 07:59:13 pm
He did post on another forum? O.O

Go now and never return you beast! :'(
I feel so dirty and used now BUWAAAAH BUWAAAAH ;;_;;
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on July 16, 2010, 08:13:05 pm
Ah gosh darnit! I forgot for a second you were on there too. *FACEPALM*
I did create a capo topic there, never really took off as well as it did on the AGF (www.acousticguitarforum.com).

Have I been showing off? In what way? I mean, I know I have been posting quite a bit in the acoustic guitar section as well as the two topics with the pics of pretty ladies (WHY DON'T WE HAVE ONE?!)... lol.
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Post by: SJP on July 16, 2010, 08:18:18 pm
Bought my daughter a raspberry Slush Puppy...needed to top up her E-numbers.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on July 17, 2010, 02:31:02 am
I just bought Don Ross' Tab set 3 with the following songs:
Brook's Waltz (want to learn this one sometime)
Catherine (want to learn this now)
This Dragon Won't Sleep (not sure)

Also purchased a 2x XLRF to 1/8" jack.
No purchase, but I got the Euro worksheet for Taylor BTOs.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on July 17, 2010, 05:16:05 pm
Ah gosh darnit! I forgot for a second you were on there too. *FACEPALM*
I did create a capo topic there, never really took off as well as it did on the AGF (www.acousticguitarforum.com).

Have I been showing off? In what way? I mean, I know I have been posting quite a bit in the acoustic guitar section as well as the two topics with the pics of pretty ladies (WHY DON'T WE HAVE ONE?!)... lol.


I was just teasing you a bit kiddo, don't worry  ;)
You figure out my username there yet ?  ;D
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Post by: Wishbone on July 17, 2010, 06:56:52 pm
Dan-

I reckon 'That crazy Dutch B***ard from the other place' might have been a bit of a giveaway  ;D

...... and actually on topic: I bought another 4 push / pulls, two lengths of four core shielded wire, a new jackplate and a Neutrik mono socket.

Completely random........... honest :)

I then proceeded to randomly convert a set of Ibanez V7 and V8 'buckers (which I stripped out of the 1570 when I fitted the Irongear pups), from 2 conductor to 4 conductor, then fitted them to my nephews 'Oakfield' Les Paul, along with yet another full 'Jimmy Page' setup. This isn't a bad guitar...... A Dawsons Music proprietary brand; the body and finish are lovely, frets could have done with a bit more attention, but not a bad guitar at all. Apart from the hardware, that is........... Absolute junk.

The Ibanez pups are wound to vintage spec and, along with the other upgrades, have turned this guitar into an absolutely gorgeous piece of kit. The woods are a little lighter, so it's a slightly brighter sound than my Agile, but just as much fun to play with.

I'm now going to randomly play the crap out of it until teh little git has to beg me to give it back to him  ;D
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Post by: Dan Graves on July 17, 2010, 07:56:40 pm
Nah Wish, on the other forum i'm fairly inactive, AND i've never let anyone in on the fact i work as a techie, because i know some of the members there frequent my shop, and the last thing i want is them bugging me on the forums or at work for personal advice (same reason i'd never tell anyone here where i work  :D )

On a side topic, you should really go into business making pedals and such.
Maybe make custom mogami cables  ;D
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on July 17, 2010, 08:11:24 pm
No, I have yet to figure that out. :P
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Post by: Wishbone on July 17, 2010, 08:33:28 pm
LOL........ You been at the bubblegum again, Bro?........... Re-read my post above ;)

Mind you, I did fry one of the tone pots when I was doing the Agile.......... Was a bit careless and overheated the switch casing and buggered it. I also buggered the other tone pot trying to lever a knob off; yanked the bloody shaft right through. Those particular lessons cost me £10, but I sucked it up and they're lessons learned. Now I use a common ground loop and single hookups to each switch case, to keep the heating time for flowing the solder down to a minimum. Also, I give the pot shafts a little squish with the pliers before I fit the knobs, then adjust the fit from loose up to 'just right'.

I dig what you're saying about not cracking on about what you do................ I cringe when I hear one of the lads say " oh yeah....... Wish can fix computers.....you should see him about yours...." ............. I can do it........doesn't mean I want to spend all my free time doing it.

Nah....... You know..... I'm having a fair bit of fun lately, doing wiring mods, building pedals and such........ I kid you not, I'm absolutely in love with the Boss CE-2 clone I've built; If it had a leg, I'd hump it. Apart from a couple of knobs, the ones I've built (CE-2, Fuzz Factory, Ross Compressor) are complete. I now have an entire week off work and have a few more builds to put together: MXR Envelope Filter (I gots to have my pimp sound), an MXR Noise Gate, another CE-2 for my brother (who also wants to hump the CE-2's imaginary leg) and, get this...........

A Marshal Shredmaster clone ;)

Let's just say you (and various youtube vids) have my interest piqued in that pedal, so that will be my next build. Let's see what the bugger sounds like and, If it's ok, I'll knock another one together, send it over and you can test drive the f***er.
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Post by: Dan Graves on July 17, 2010, 10:13:42 pm
Dude, i re-read it before you posted even, go re-read mine  ;D
And ooooh, Shredmaster clone  ;D
I'd say check Justin's review of the original.
A good clone that uses better quality parts (which, considering how my *dead* original shredmaster looks, shouldn't be too hard) should in theory wipe the floor with the real thing.
I shall await your build with bated breath  ;D
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Post by: Bootstrap on July 17, 2010, 11:52:48 pm
Got me a wireless headset for when I use Skype.
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Post by: Xaromir on July 18, 2010, 12:46:12 am
What are you all doing in skype? Plotting to overthrow me? *suspicious look*
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Post by: Bootstrap on July 18, 2010, 07:32:29 am
Xaro - it isn't paranoia if they really are out to get you!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on July 18, 2010, 10:12:25 am
@ xaro : skype = phonesex.
Well, that, and talking to relatives who live 4000 miles away, without paying 40 euros for a half hour call.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: close2u on July 18, 2010, 10:33:08 am
I bought a Vintage V100 sunburst about 1 year old including hard case and guitar stand for £80 early this week ....

 :)

arranged to collect in person today

 :)

f### & b#######

the fleabay seller 'changed his mind' and sent me an e-mail saying that he didn't want to sell it after all

 >:(
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Post by: A on July 18, 2010, 11:12:43 am
Grr, jealous of you lot giving into your GAS urges! I would've bought my 60's Strat, or even my SRV Signature but i'm booking a flight to Singapore today! Not so much a random purchase than a planned trip though ;)

Can't wait!
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Post by: Happy Jack on July 18, 2010, 12:29:23 pm
I just bought a Vintage AV3H on a whim cause it was very cheap on EvilFleaBay and it looked pretty

It is actually a damn fine guitar
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Post by: close2u on July 18, 2010, 05:10:53 pm
@ jack

I nearly bought one a few months back
I'd really like to get one of those too

was it new ....

post pics please
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Post by: Happy Jack on July 18, 2010, 07:31:08 pm
@ jack

I nearly bought one a few months back
I'd really like to get one of those too

was it new ....

post pics please

Yes it was new retail at around £300 but was not far off 1/2 price (£188 delivered). Very impressed playable out of the box but did a little tweaking and got the action real low about 0.6 / 0.7 mm at 12th. Very playable and a great blues box. The Roll control works well so you get s/c and h/b sounds. The controls are a bit off or on if you know what I mean. My only reservation is that it is quite a bright sound for the type of guitar it is - but that suits me

If I had paid full price I would have been happy it is a very very nice guitar. Quality wise it stacks up well against my G&L tribute and Fender Classic Players

(http://files.myopera.com/happyack/albums/3884332/av34.JPG)  (http://files.myopera.com/happyack/albums/3884332/av33.JPG)  (http://files.myopera.com/happyack/albums/3884332/av32.JPG) (http://files.myopera.com/happyack/albums/3884332/av31.JPG)

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Post by: A on July 18, 2010, 08:50:50 pm
That's really nice Jack!!
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Post by: Dan Graves on July 18, 2010, 09:03:40 pm
I expect a LOT MORE recommendations for Vintage and Agile guitars from now on boys and girls.
 ;D
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Post by: Simonovski on July 18, 2010, 09:51:57 pm
I expect a LOT MORE recommendations for Vintage and Agile guitars from now on boys and girls.
 ;D

I see a lot of people have Vintage electrics, are their acoustics good quality too?

I'm going acoustic guitar hunting next weekend, need some ideas of what to look out for.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on July 18, 2010, 10:11:05 pm
Stonebridge/Furch, Stanford and BSG.
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Post by: Dan Graves on July 18, 2010, 10:24:41 pm
No Blueridge Cue ?
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Post by: close2u on July 18, 2010, 10:41:29 pm

Yes it was new retail at around £300 but was not far off 1/2 price (£188 delivered).


wow
bargain
do they have more?
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on July 18, 2010, 10:54:30 pm
No Blueridge Cue ?
No, well, maybe the new ones that are coming out, with the adirondack tops and the wider nut widths. I would also add Eastman and Larrivee..
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Post by: Dan Graves on July 18, 2010, 11:18:58 pm
Larrivee is nice.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on July 18, 2010, 11:21:46 pm
Larrivée is excellent indeed. Tried one at Luthier's Gitaren in Den Bosch, and one at Max Guitar Store in Nijmegen. Both were outstanding guitars.
But, I just love that somewhat thin but bright sound of Taylor. If you want fat brights, check out Lowden and McIlroy.
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Post by: Simonovski on July 19, 2010, 01:34:42 am
Thanks for the recommendations guys, but most of those brands are probably out of my price range. We're talking a student budget here :P

I think I'll just have to try a lot of shops and see what jumps out at me.

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Post by: Dan Graves on July 19, 2010, 01:55:31 am
Thanks for the recommendations guys, but most of those brands are probably out of my price range. We're talking a student budget here :P

I think I'll just have to try a lot of shops and see what jumps out at me.



Eko.
Budget brand, sounds fairly good for the price, and they're decent instruments.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on July 19, 2010, 02:04:53 am
What's the budget?
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Post by: StratsRock on July 19, 2010, 05:36:16 am
Came across a G&L F-100 with mahogany body & flamed maple top. Blackburst in color, ebony fingerboard, gun oil gloss neck, DF term and black EMG 81 & 85 pups. Could not pass this one by. It spoke to me. A very dark heavy axe indeed.
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Post by: close2u on July 19, 2010, 06:48:10 am
.... I see a lot of people have Vintage electrics, are their acoustics good quality too? ....

I haven't got one .... look ...

I bought a Vintage V100 sunburst about 1 year old including hard case and guitar stand for £80 early this week ....

 :)

arranged to collect in person today

 :)

f### & b#######

the fleabay seller 'changed his mind' and sent me an e-mail saying that he didn't want to sell it after all

 >:(

me not a happy bunny
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Post by: Happy Jack on July 19, 2010, 08:18:13 am

Yes it was new retail at around £300 but was not far off 1/2 price (£188 delivered).


wow
bargain
do they have more?

Unfortunately not. The ebay shop I got it from is part of a large music shop and is just used as a clearance shop I think

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on July 19, 2010, 12:15:29 pm


I haven't got one .... look ...



But Jack does, i do, and so do some others.
So i think that was a general question  :)
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Post by: close2u on July 19, 2010, 12:36:11 pm
@ Dan

yeah, I know ...

I just wanted to make sure that my whingeing & whining about my seeming good luck turning bad didn't go un-noticed !!

 ;D


btw


I did recently buy an SX strat copy ... probably as a project to work on and sell at a later date ...

seems pretty decent ... these are shipped by Rondo ... have you encountered them much?
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Post by: Happy Jack on July 19, 2010, 12:56:11 pm


I haven't got one .... look ...



But Jack does, i do, and so do some others.
So i think that was a general question  :)

I have had three

Vintage TC200 for the pricely sum of £99 brand new delivered. Lovely guitar I ended up using it to practice set ups on so when I sold it it was a great player.

I regret selling it now as I sold it to my friends son who played with it for week or two and now it is sitting there out of tune gathering dust – a real shame actually  >:( I hate to think of it going to waste I would rather have given it away to someone who would appreciate it and play it
 
A lovely Tobacco Sunburst V100 that I keep thinking I might sell ................  ;D haha only joking Close. Again a great guitar, great player but the humbuckers are a little dark for my taste.

The V300 is a great acoustic for the money

I also like the AV2H thin-line telecaster – if it had a maple fingerboard I would get one tomorrow

I don’t know how they make these guitars so cheap for quality and specification. I have heard quality can be up and down but I haven’t seen this.

Not tried the Vintage Strat knock off yet
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Post by: Simonovski on July 19, 2010, 08:09:30 pm
Lol sorry Close, didn't mean to rub salt in the wound by mentioning Vintage :P

That sucks. You can't make him sell it, but you should be able to cause him some hassle on eBay at least (since you had actually won) :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on July 24, 2010, 06:10:39 pm
Bought me a second 25th anniversary PRS SE Custom 24, again in blue.
What, me, GAS ?  ;D
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Post by: Happy Jack on July 24, 2010, 06:55:30 pm
EHX The Worm modulation pedal - very nice, very vintage, very subtle - pretty cheap!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on July 25, 2010, 02:31:36 am
Bought me a second 25th anniversary PRS SE Custom 24, again in blue.
What, me, GAS ?  ;D

How was that? Pictures or it didn't happen?
I guess your other one is red.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on July 25, 2010, 02:47:22 am
Actually i did say "again in blue" aka blue, just like the last one.
So now i can haz 2 blue ones.
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Post by: Xaromir on July 25, 2010, 02:48:33 am
Whoops, well it's late.
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Post by: Dan Graves on July 25, 2010, 02:49:35 am
No it's not...
You drunk again krautboy ?  :D
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Post by: close2u on July 25, 2010, 06:39:10 am
well I've been playing a lot of acoustic lately so bought some Rotosound Acoustic Guitar Strings 12-54 - 7 sets @ £3 each with free postage, big bargain

also

won an auction for four sets of GHS David Gilmour Series strings for a total price of £10.90

So I guess I'll get stuck into learning some Gilmour licks when I get back ...  :)

I love bargains me!
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on July 25, 2010, 01:38:11 pm
Blahh I wish I could get my strings that cheap...
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Post by: Simonovski on July 25, 2010, 02:45:21 pm
You should go to any guitar shows/exhibitions in your area. You can always get cheap deals on strings there. (3 sets for £10 is pretty normal here in England for example).
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on July 25, 2010, 06:50:07 pm
Cue could get Martin's or Peavey's at similar prices, or close to that at least, he just needs to shop around a bit  ;)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on July 25, 2010, 07:19:04 pm
I would like to try some Martins, but besides that... I'm sticking with Elixirs (still have a nanoweb 80/20 set), DRs (have a set of Sunbeams, still want to try the DR Rares), D'addarios (I have EXP17s incomplete set of EXP12s, EJ17s and EJ18 (14-59) and EJ40 silk & steels)  and Dean Markleys (one set of Alchemy GoldPhos and Helix acoustic 80/20s left) now... although I have one set of GHS (Infinity IB40M) strings in my stash, as well as two sets of Martins (MSP3200 and MSP4200).
Think I'll shop around on eBay for Ernie Ball Earthwoods (EB 2002) and John Pearses (700M). Also kind of interested in the Martin FX strings.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: SJP on July 25, 2010, 07:38:01 pm
I would like to try some Martins, but besides that... I'm sticking with Elixirs (still have a nanoweb 80/20 set), DRs (have a set of Sunbeams, still want to try the DR Rares), D'addarios (I have EXP17s incomplete set of EXP12s, EJ17s and EJ18 (14-59) and EJ40 silk & steels)  and Dean Markleys (one set of Alchemy GoldPhos and Helix acoustic 80/20s left) now... although I have one set of GHS (Infinity IB40M) strings in my stash, as well as two sets of Martins (MSP3200 and MSP4200).
Think I'll shop around on eBay for Ernie Ball Earthwoods (EB 2002) and John Pearses (700M). Also kind of interested in the Martin FX strings.



Cue,

You stand accused of being an Equipment Fetishist.

How do you plead ?

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on July 25, 2010, 07:52:46 pm
I'm somewhat of a different fetishist but let's just not talk about that...

I'm just doing that fun experminent of trying different sets of strings.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: SJP on July 25, 2010, 09:21:01 pm
Yeah, but there's sets of strings and sets of strings...


......next thing you know....well....... :-\ Eh ? OK.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on July 25, 2010, 09:58:56 pm
No it's not...
You drunk again krautboy ?  :D

....
No comment.  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on July 26, 2010, 05:40:43 pm
Just bought the 30th anniversary edition of Faces Of Death, the complete Mondo Cane collection, and the shop i got these from ordered the Faces Of Death boxed collection, and Faces Of Death 5 for me.
Mondo movies FTW.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on July 26, 2010, 06:11:54 pm
Never really liked them to be honest.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on July 26, 2010, 06:33:45 pm
I do, but only because i have so much background info about how much of them is faked.
It fascinates me.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on July 26, 2010, 09:21:35 pm
I remember my brother came in with a copy of Faces of Death...... Dunno which one.

I also remember how I'd never laughed so hard in ages  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on July 26, 2010, 10:01:50 pm
Because of how hilarious the narration was, or did you laugh at him for having a copy of a Video Nasty ?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on July 26, 2010, 11:30:52 pm
Nah, mate, neither, though the narration was brilliant...... (A bit like Cheech and Chong's 'Uncle Pervy's Childrens Hour').....

........ It was the scene where the magician, pulling off an escape trick, screwed it up and got his head nailed to a bench by a 100lb weight bristling with blades.

Slapstick has a broad definition, in my mind  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on July 27, 2010, 03:36:06 am
Ah, Faces of Death IV.
i am pretty sure i've got the right scene in mind...
Is he the same dude who supposedly also almost slits his own throat from the inside when he swallows those razorblades ?
I have photo's of that scene here, or rather, of the dummy they crushed in that scene.
Couldn't have been more fake.
Amusing gag though.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on July 27, 2010, 01:43:53 pm
You could be right Dan; I don't remember the video that well.

Does it count as worrying that I didn't know it was a gag at first?  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on July 27, 2010, 06:38:59 pm
Nope.

I've seen folks who would have sworn some scenes where real, or said they knew people who where involved with an incident...
After reading the Psychotronic Video Guide and finding tons and tons of behind the scenes photo's and "making of" video's, i've got most of the fake stuff figured out, but some of the scenes are so well done you can't help but wonder...
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: radarlover on July 28, 2010, 06:29:20 am
Cherryburst Squier Strat. Never paid much attention to them and I had my heart set on a maple neck model of some kind. Leaning towards a Mexican strat but none of the maple necks felt right to me. I loved the color and grain of this one which had a rosewood fingerboard and for some reason it just felt right in my hands, just seemed like it was part of me while I was playing it. I learned something today, a name is just a name. Quality was as good imo as any Fender in the store and it just felt like butter in my hands.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on July 31, 2010, 02:24:22 am
Most random purchase of the day :

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b366/DanielGravesNL/37a9ef84.jpg)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on July 31, 2010, 05:13:20 am
Duh!  what is this stuff Dan?

Chinese food for dinner tonight = most recent random purchase

Landscaped all day today with the weed wacker not the little itty bitty one but the two fisted commercial one and picked up rocks and crap.  Just too damned tired and lazy to make a meal. 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on July 31, 2010, 12:24:40 pm
Sort of an analgesic spray meets tigerbalm.
Takes the pain away from sore muscles, and also makes you more relaxed.
Works really well so far.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on August 01, 2010, 01:07:32 am
A small vice, a flushcut saw, and a marking gauge.
All for a small box i'm planing to make.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Vincent on August 01, 2010, 02:01:20 am
A pair of J-Concepts Flip-Outs and Pro-Line Holeshots for my 2WD RC buggy. A pair of fronts tires and shock oils. Racing next wednesday and need new rubber to keep up with my nemesis.

Ernie Ball Slikies 10's (x2) - first time trying Erie Balls.
Planet Waves little tuner - 100% cause by Justin's Ustream show - PW should give Justin free gear for that IMHO

No so Random - Justin's latest E-Book - My hands are sore from clapping and I can now count to 4 very very well.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: MadCat on August 01, 2010, 01:50:37 pm
An EMG 60 and an 81.
A set of copper shielding screen.
Some pickguard screws and two pickup frames.

Yes, I'm repairing / upgrading my F-200.  :D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: A on August 01, 2010, 05:13:36 pm
Very expensive flight tickets ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on August 01, 2010, 06:26:52 pm
An EMG 60 and an 81.
A set of copper shielding screen.
Some pickguard screws and two pickup frames.

Yes, I'm repairing / upgrading my F-200.  :D


Did you also get the special 25k pots with those pickups, and the battery clip and such  ?
Good to see you finally made a pickup choice though.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: MadCat on August 01, 2010, 06:51:20 pm
@Dan
As far as I know, the pots and such come with the pickups (referring to the EMG-hp and the pics on Thomann.de).
What I don't know is, if it is this solderless thingy or not, but it doesn't really matter.  :)

And yes, I'm glad too, that I finally made a decision.  ;D
Can't wait to get them!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on August 01, 2010, 08:32:31 pm
Aaah, was wondering if you'd bought them second hand, hence me asking.
Yeah, Thomann will include all the necessary stuff, although i wonder if they included a battery...
As for being solderless, most of it will be quick connect, depending on what it comes with it might be 100% solder free, or about 90%.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: MadCat on August 01, 2010, 09:03:47 pm
Aaah, was wondering if you'd bought them second hand, hence me asking.
Yeah, Thomann will include all the necessary stuff, although i wonder if they included a battery...
As for being solderless, most of it will be quick connect, depending on what it comes with it might be 100% solder free, or about 90%.

I usualy don't buy electronics second hand, only from guys I know I can trust.
I don't think, they include a battery as they would have to take it back when it's empty. I don't mind, 9V batteries are available everywhere.

Solderless would be nice, but it isn't neccesarry. Seems they have even made the inputjack with quick connectors.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on August 05, 2010, 02:56:55 pm
not so random actually, but I bought a 1995 (no reissue) Fender Blues Deluxe (tweed version) for €500.
It's an all tube 40w amp with a 12" speaker, clean and drive channel and reverb.

looks like a fair deal, as my local store sells a reissue for €920
bought it from a guys from a former popular belgian pop band
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on August 05, 2010, 08:14:53 pm
not so random actually, but I bought a 1995 (no reissue) Fender Blues Deluxe (tweed version) for €500.
It's an all tube 40w amp with a 12" speaker, clean and drive channel and reverb.

looks like a fair deal, as my local store sells a reissue for €920
bought it from a guys from a former popular belgian pop band

Someone from Clouseau ?
Kris de Bruyne ?
Bart Peeters ?
K's Choice ?
 ;)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on August 05, 2010, 08:33:30 pm
mama's jasje :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on August 05, 2010, 10:32:24 pm
mama's jasje :)

LOL !
I've heard them come by on some dutch radio station a few times.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: thepicnicband on August 06, 2010, 12:57:22 am
I had a sudden urge to purchase 2 bottles of Fuller's ESB Beer today in Sainsburys. Alas, just the empty bottles remain.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on August 06, 2010, 01:19:08 am
I am contemplating buying a Peavey 6505+...
Ye gods, the GAS, the GAS !
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on August 06, 2010, 02:18:52 am
GASmasks don't help against that kind of GAS eh?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on August 06, 2010, 02:27:05 am
Igniting the GAS won't help either.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on August 06, 2010, 03:25:44 am
GASmasks don't help against that kind of GAS eh?

Nope, and you should know that :)
So anyway, you got that chipped plastic cup on the PRS fixed yet, mr Satriani Jr. ?
 ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on August 06, 2010, 04:50:24 am
He called me "mr. satriani jr."? *sparkly eyes* <3
Yeah i know it's not because of my skills. :D

No i didn't do that so far. I still can use it as it was intended,
but i will do it the next time i go to the store.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: kotmatrosskin on August 06, 2010, 08:32:48 am
I am contemplating buying a Peavey 6505+...
Ye gods, the GAS, the GAS !


I buy a couple of pick just to ease the urge and let me run out of the store :-)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on August 06, 2010, 10:14:26 am
Dude, i can't.
I deal with too many instruments and amps each day to even be remotely able to do that.
Besides that, i have so many picks at my house i could keep Metallica equipped for the next 5 years.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on August 06, 2010, 10:58:21 am
..and they throw out a lot of picks to their audience :)

I understand; in your position you can test a bunch of them to... as it is your job :)

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on August 06, 2010, 01:15:13 pm
Picks... gotta love 'em. Next time in the store I will buy Fast Fret instead of picks though. :P
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on August 06, 2010, 06:00:00 pm
Good thing dan only works in a guitarshop, i got friends with to much money.
You wouldn't believe what lands on my lap every now and then.
If i would gas for those i could just as well try to brake into fort knox.

Speaking about gas...
I finally get one!
(http://www.petersontuners.com/images/content/Flip_Press_pic1.jpg)

My dealer called me today and told me peterson giving them a whole lot of problems,
so they told me to maybe consider order somewhere else, so i ordered one just now at thomann. ;D
My gear penis grows once again.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: MadCat on August 08, 2010, 12:48:14 pm
My wife bought me a Hercules Guitar Stand (GS414B).
This "auto grip system" is awesome.
They are really nice and worth every cent!

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on August 08, 2010, 02:26:09 pm
A bit confusing though the first time you come across them. ;D
But yes it's a nice buy actually. :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on August 08, 2010, 05:40:06 pm
really impulsive &  random purchase

was in need of strings and more cables.

6 m cordial road line
3m cordial road line
3x .10-.46 elexirs (because they were out of dean markley)
keyser dr stringfellow body polish
keyser dr stringfellow lemon oil

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: kotmatrosskin on August 08, 2010, 08:17:25 pm
A Line 6 Spider 3 amp of 15w. Post a review soon!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: MadCat on August 08, 2010, 09:08:23 pm
A Line 6 Spider 3 amp of 15w. Post a review soon!

Let me give you a short review:

Crap!!!!  :(

I own one!
But hey, that's just my oppinion.  :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: kotmatrosskin on August 08, 2010, 10:13:09 pm
A Line 6 Spider 3 amp of 15w. Post a review soon!

Let me give you a short review:

Crap!!!!  :(

I own one!
But hey, that's just my oppinion.  :)

My old fender frontman is dead, so need something to work on, nothing fancy.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on August 09, 2010, 12:11:51 am
A Line 6 Spider 3 amp of 15w. Post a review soon!

So, when shall i come and murder you to set things right ?
And i will need to know whether or not you've got kids, because we obviously can't nominate you for a Darwin award if you've procreated...

 ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on August 10, 2010, 01:26:57 pm
Poor kid! Well i remember when i found out that my marshall wasn't as good as i thought in the store.

Well - IT ARRIVED! My peterson is here!
It is a bit hard to read at first, but works very well, finally i have a desktop tuner with light,
that actually is accurate.
Got 3 new picks - djangos button which actually plays surprisingly well for something that's just - round,
but i didn't really buy it to play it. <3 Django rocks! <3
Dunlop nylon for my clickedy clack needs, and a thomann harley benton pick which looks great,
nice blue mother of toiletseat look with gold printing - sweet - but you get what you pay.
I don't know if blind people cut those out by hand but mine got quite a big dent in it's edge,
but it looks nice.

€dit:
Ah yes, i forgot to mention it:
That peterson fitts perfectly into my 2 empty 3.5" slots in my pc tower,
guess where i store it. :D
Always there, safe from "friends" aka xx--xx with long fingers, and it doesn't get dirty. :3
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on August 10, 2010, 02:44:06 pm
Can't tell yur a tad bit excited.  Can we?

Happy for ya!  Enjoy

BTW What is a Peterson?

The bit about the blind people, on Xaromir your funny,
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on August 10, 2010, 05:05:16 pm
Peterson is a manufacturer for tuners and accessories.
The big blue thing justin got is a peterson v-sam, i got the stroboflip.
222€ that would have cost, i got it for 40 less as b-stock from thomann,
dunno why it was returned only some really minor scratches on the top of the device,
which would have gotten there with time anyway.
It's a digital strobe tuner.
Accurate to 0.1 cent, and they don't just say that, they are really dead on,
the sweeteners and temperaments are fun, and the light was just necessary.
When it's dark i only have my monitor and i sit quite deep down, so i'm tuning mostly blind with most other tuners,
this will be a lot more comfortable.
PLUSE: It comes with a little thing to mount it on a mic-stand.
Tons of other features aswell, as for example a auto-off function that actually WORKS,
on my other tuners it never worked that well, so i don't even have to bother anymore about turning it off!
But i had it thinner in my memory this box does not fit into my pants.
You have to own one to understand the pure awesomeness of that tuner.
It's missing the v-sams metronome though, but i can't imagine a better tuner for guitarists,
but it also works very well with the piano, tuned up the contrabass of my little niece, also worked well.
Only thing i may criticize is that the tuner is way to fine for the clip-on piezo it comes with and it's build in mic,
you will always have some movement with those,
but direct input from the guitar, and tuning with the harmonics and you can get it as accurate as it gets.
Oh and did i mention that you can adjustable the concert a reference in 0.5hz increments?
Most tuners only do 1hz, it can be chosen from 390hz to 490hz, not that would need it but it's awesome!
Oh and you also can do that with cents in 0.1cent increments,
and did i tell you about the d-tune/transpose function? God that thing is good,
if i may be so bold to say: It's even better than the more expansive v-sam in my opinion,
even though it doesn't feel that "survives fall off a cliff"ish, but it fits in my
I xx--xx LOVE THAT TUNER!
I could go on and on... but i just give you some links instead.
I do a review if i ever get a video camera.
Stroboflip:
http://www.petersontuners.com/index.cfm?category=37
V-Sam:
http://www.petersontuners.com/index.cfm?category=92
Homepage:
http://www.petersontuners.com/
Promo video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7RyT3JM-Kw
They also had a nice one on what temperaments and sweeteners are, but i can't find it at the moment,
and i don't want to make this post even bigger as it is anyway. xD
Yes, i'm quite pleased with my purchase even though it was a big one.

About that pick:
Not as funny as it sounds.
It got a really shallow and small banashape in one side,
so if i dig into the strings to hard, it becomes quite a bit annoying,
since it makes the pick go even deeper into the stings.
The edges of the pick are a bit to slippery anyway.
It really looks like someone slipped with a saw or something.
Those should be made by being stamped out of a the raw material.
Only thing i can imagine is that someone dropped the shape after getting it from sharpening,
and got a dent in there, so that it cuts a little grove in there now.
Like i said, it's a beautiful looking pick, sounds reasonable too but as it is not very practical.
I took pictures of the whole lot, dunno if it's visible, but i will look at them tomorrow.
That django button also i purdy. :3
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on August 11, 2010, 02:40:25 pm
DP - sorry. xD

Just went to the store and ordered one of those plastic thingies for my trem, first my dealer was like *so what*
but i convinced him.

Got another pack of DR red devils - my guilty pleasure.
Ernies - regular slinky
D'Addario  XL nickle wound
Sit richard z kruspe signature strings - not a fan in particular but they came with a pick. :3 first that will be used.
And a new stringwinder.

Little something about that pick:
I've wrote thomann now, they rummaged through their stocks and said they couldn't find any problems,
but they sending me a new one for free.
Not exactly a big deal, but it's nice of them, i can also keep the other one.
Her is that pick - look at the bottom right
Somehow Photobucket isn't workin and i can't upload any pictures right now but you get the point.

Woah, i'm just done cleaning mah guitar, and - *drumroll* there are only 3 strings in the Sit pack. xD
I knew RZK likes powerchords, but that much that his signature strings only got the bottom 3 in the pack...
Well... crazy world. xD
D'Addario it is then.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on August 11, 2010, 02:44:33 pm
You won the lottery and didn't tell us!  Shame on you!  LMAO

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on August 11, 2010, 03:31:32 pm
Nah if i would have won the lottery you would be the first to know,
you would notice by waking up in a bed next to me on a island which i would have bought,
with your husband serving us drinks.
I'm on a horse.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owGykVbfgUE
Sorry i just love the new old spice commercials, aren't they awesome?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLTIowBF0kE
I've planed to buy a peterson anyway.
It's really fun, i didn't stretch my strings and with that tuner i can watch them stretch themselves. :D
Well i can upload pictures again, please excuse the bad focus.
Bottom right:
(http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp26/Xaromir/W1K%20Photo%20Frenzy%20January%202010/ptp-2-2.jpg)

(http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp26/Xaromir/W1K%20Photo%20Frenzy%20January%202010/ptp-1-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on August 11, 2010, 03:32:34 pm
Anyone ever tried the Not Even Slinky sets from EB?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on August 11, 2010, 03:33:44 pm
Nope - but if you survive them you are tougher than me.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on August 11, 2010, 03:35:14 pm
I want to try them... seriously.
I have EXL110 (10-something) on my Cort now and the tension just PO's me a bit because I'm used to 13-56 on my acoustic. I don't bend on that, obviously.

Pretty sure that would be a lot of drop-tune fun!
And I'm surprised to see a 24p... I never knew they existed. :D

Oh and a kind-of random purchase:
(http://lyricsmusic.name/img/photos/ajewel-sweet-and-wild.jpg)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on August 11, 2010, 08:31:29 pm
Cue, I'm starting to have the impression you buy records for the chick on the cover rather than for the music :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on August 11, 2010, 08:40:01 pm
FTR I had the music before I even got the album. :P
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on August 11, 2010, 11:54:40 pm
Yeah but you must admit it's strange.
It's always some blond innocent looking girl,
with very nice boobs.
We can understand that though.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on August 12, 2010, 12:26:40 am
Well... girl... pretty sure she's a bit older than you, X. :P

And yes you're right. XD
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on August 12, 2010, 12:38:49 am
Not in that picture she isn't! :D
Plus: Older woman can be nice too.
Woman are like good wine, the older the better they get,
but be careful, to old and you just get a stale drink.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on August 12, 2010, 01:02:25 am
Sure is, lol. You just don't really see it (don't worry, neither do I).
I didn't say 'older' women weren't nice, I just wanted to imply that she isn't really a 'girl' anymore. :P

And about that, I heard something a bit different...
In Dutch it goes something like this: "Hoe dichter bij de nul, hoe strakker om de ..." Dan might ave heard of the saying. xD
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on August 12, 2010, 01:07:06 am
This thread is now officially "approved".
(http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp26/Xaromir/seal.jpg)

Look what i got here for you cue - it's delicious caaaaaandy! Om nom nom - come and get it.
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u134/Ryomalol/Random%20Stuff/trollface.png)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on August 12, 2010, 01:56:22 am
There's candy and delicious...









Here's candy:
(http://www.pezheadsthemovie.com/freebies/wallpapers/candy_1024.jpg)
I don't bother with this stuff.












Here's delicious:
(http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/swift-peoples/taylor-swift-peoples-choice-2010-02.jpg) (http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1//2010/01/swift-peoples/taylor-swift-peoples-choice-2010-02.jpg)
Now THAT's 'om nom nom'! I would gladly come and get THAT.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: irishalkies on August 12, 2010, 02:05:33 am
LMAO Xaro.

On a seperate note I've never opened a packet of strings and found only three in there.

Excretium Occureth™&©Wishbone & his family 2009/10. All rights reserved.



Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on August 12, 2010, 02:59:22 am
Anyone ever tried the Not Even Slinky sets from EB?

Yes.
Why ?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on August 12, 2010, 03:06:20 am
And about that, I heard something a bit different...
In Dutch it goes something like this: "Hoe dichter bij de nul, hoe strakker om de ..." Dan might ave heard of the saying. xD

(http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp26/Xaromir/seal.jpg)

You a member of martijn.org , kiddo ?  :-X
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on August 12, 2010, 03:08:42 am
I want to try some, wondering how they are. I have a set of EXL110s on the electric now and am a bit annoyed with the lower tension as I have 13s on my acoustic. And it would make drop tuning sound better too, I guess.

And uh no - what is that (does not want to check)?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on August 12, 2010, 03:17:28 am
Well, they're very hard to play if you're not used to that gauge, but i like them.
Not as much as my beloved Peavey strings, but they are also good.

martijn.org is the site run by the guys who tried to get the "pedopartij" up and running.
They b friendz of pedobear  :-X
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on August 12, 2010, 03:55:06 am
Probably hard to play, yes. But I kind of like some tension. Maybe I'd better step up to 10-53(54? EXL140 by all means) instead of 12-56 right away. Or I could just put baritone strings on it... hmm.

And - OMG... :o
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on August 12, 2010, 05:06:07 am
Yeah, well, i asked because you said
And about that, I heard something a bit different...
In Dutch it goes something like this: "Hoe dichter bij de nul, hoe strakker om de ..." Dan might ave heard of the saying. xD

Not my fault you say such disturbing things, and i then ask disturbing questions...
 ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on August 12, 2010, 06:08:06 am
Nah if i would have won the lottery you would be the first to know,
you would notice by waking up in a bed next to me on a island which i would have bought,
with your husband serving us drinks.
I'm on a horse.

You do live in a fantasy world dontcha?  Now that's a slice of heaven my hubby serving me and you for a change.  Utopia! 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on August 12, 2010, 08:18:47 am
Yeah, well, i asked because you said
And about that, I heard something a bit different...
In Dutch it goes something like this: "Hoe dichter bij de nul, hoe strakker om de ..." Dan might ave heard of the saying. xD

Not my fault you say such disturbing things, and i then ask disturbing questions...
 ;D

The fact that from the little Dutch the world knows and it's represented by this ..
it is a perfectly spelled and all :)

cue, how much dutch do you speak exactly?

My recent purchase was an espresso of the latest coffee bar in Mechelen station.
too bad i have to work today. Many guitarists get their thing goign after a bit of alcohol... but for me thigns go way better with a good strong coffee... coffee you can paint with
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on August 12, 2010, 10:02:29 am
Lieven : http://www.gitaarnet.nl/forum/member.php?u=24745
That's a dutch forum he posts in ; looks like he speaks enough dutch  ;D
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Post by: Xaromir on August 12, 2010, 10:19:24 am
Hey, it's your meme b-boy! xD

LnK:
I just hope your hubby never reads that or i get beaten up quite badly. :D
Unless he got great sense of humor. :3

News from the picks btw!
Thomann send me "a" replacement, 5 to be exact, all flawless. <3
I know it's just a small thing no big deal, but it's really nice seeing a company treating their customers well.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on August 12, 2010, 01:01:12 pm
Lieven : http://www.gitaarnet.nl/forum/member.php?u=24745
That's a dutch forum he posts in ; looks like he speaks enough dutch  ;D

lol and the dude talks English to me in PM's :D

hey cue; you can talk dutch to me man! :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on August 12, 2010, 01:18:00 pm
Hey, I have an English signature on that forum. :P

And lol, why did I forget that. I remember reading somewhere that you're from a Dutch speaking country (forgot which one?). xD

Was almost gonna do a random purchase but the damn Free Record Shop doesn't stock singles anymore... well that's eBay time then.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on August 12, 2010, 04:35:28 pm
Lieven hails from Belgium.
Hell, i even know his adress.
And i know Xaromir's adress too.
And Loco's.
And who knows, i might know YOUR adress too...
 ;D

Latest random purchase : an o-port.
Interesting concept, and seems to work better then i'd expected.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on August 12, 2010, 05:45:06 pm
If you do know my address... send me a pick or something. :P
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: lorenzo on August 15, 2010, 01:16:38 pm
(http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac316/lorenzogeetar/IMAG0024.jpg)
Plays sweet and cost not a lot.
Just need to learn finger picking.
GAS appeased for a wee while  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on August 15, 2010, 04:06:12 pm
Gz lorenzo. :)

I'm also gassing again - don't know for what but who cares? I want another guitar.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: lorenzo on August 15, 2010, 04:10:07 pm
Gz lorenzo. :)

I'm also gassing again - don't know for what but who cares? I want another guitar.
Gotta scratch that GAS itch Xaro.
No matter how small the purchase, it pleases the beast  :P
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: radarlover on August 16, 2010, 02:18:12 am
2007 Night Rod Special. Been researching and looking at them for about 2+ years so not really a random purchase but the sweet deal jumped on me like a thief in a dark alley.
I have not been practicing much lately   ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: ilpit89 on August 16, 2010, 06:17:33 pm
a new friend for my strat bought an hour ago (http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/6707/foto685d.th.jpg) (http://img269.imageshack.us/i/foto685d.jpg/)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on August 16, 2010, 06:55:38 pm
Ah, a Blues Jr.
Nice amp.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on August 20, 2010, 04:52:32 pm
D'Addario EJ26 (I think) strings and GHS Fast Fret before I went on holiday. :D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on August 20, 2010, 05:31:09 pm
Wood got so expansive... I've bought a view little sheets of veneer and payed 124€...
That really hurts.
The wood dealer also had AAAA grade flame maple tops for 50€, imagine that!
I would have loved 1 or 2 of those, but i just didn't had any more money left.

3,78m² / 1,5mm Mahagoni.
0,37m² / 0,6mm B-Grade maple.
1,03m² / 0,6mm Louro Faya

By now i really hate going to the wood dealer, i never get 100% what i need,
it's expansive, it's stressing and makes me depressed.
I found a hopefully good dealer online in holland though,
hope language and import will not be a problem.

(http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp26/Xaromir/W1K%20Photo%20Frenzy%20January%202010/wood-1-1.jpg)

That's how it will look finished:
(http://www.sg-veneers.com/uploads/pics/louro_Faya.jpg)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on August 20, 2010, 05:43:36 pm

I found a hopefully good dealer online in holland though,
hope language and import will not be a problem.


If you need help with anything, translation wise, let me know  ;)

Also, i bought me some new books : Taliban : Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia and Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia, both written by Ahmed Rashid.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: TB-AV on August 20, 2010, 07:10:19 pm
New 8" Weber speaker for one of the SF Vibro Champs.

Really happy with it.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on August 20, 2010, 07:34:50 pm
Dan:
Thanks mate - i doubt it will be much of a problem, if the english is bad,
then many people from holland speak german, but i will find out when i will need something special. :D
"Jihad - the rise of militant islam in central asia" is quite a good buy actually,
wouldn't read it twice though, but i liked it, it's fascinating.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on August 22, 2010, 06:43:13 am
Food.  Greek to be exact made with phylo dough and spinach and ricotta cheese called spinakopita.  The 8 I bought didn't make it home for the 30 minute trip.  Gone before I even reached the front door of my house.  My husband hates than so I ate them all.  Delicious!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: radarlover on August 23, 2010, 12:26:59 am
Wood got so expansive... I've bought a view little sheets of veneer and payed 124€...
That really hurts.
The wood dealer also had AAAA grade flame maple tops for 50€, imagine that!
I would have loved 1 or 2 of those, but i just didn't had any more money left.

3,78m² / 1,5mm Mahagoni.
0,37m² / 0,6mm B-Grade maple.
1,03m² / 0,6mm Louro Faya

By now i really hate going to the wood dealer, i never get 100% what i need,
it's expansive, it's stressing and makes me depressed.
I found a hopefully good dealer online in holland though,
hope language and import will not be a problem.

(http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp26/Xaromir/W1K%20Photo%20Frenzy%20January%202010/wood-1-1.jpg)

That's how it will look finished:
(http://www.sg-veneers.com/uploads/pics/louro_Faya.jpg)

That wood has an awesome grain to it!
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Post by: kotmatrosskin on August 23, 2010, 03:22:43 pm

I found a hopefully good dealer online in holland though,
hope language and import will not be a problem.


If you need help with anything, translation wise, let me know  ;)

Also, i bought me some new books : Taliban : Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia and Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia, both written by Ahmed Rashid.

Some heavy political stuff there :-\

Why such an interest in this distant forgotten region?
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Post by: Dan Graves on August 23, 2010, 04:19:50 pm
Distant, forgotten region ?
Dude, have you been living under a rock the last 12 years ?
Since you apparently hadn't noticed, there's quite a lot of conflict in that region these days.
Go check whatever new source you find reputable...  ::)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: kotmatrosskin on August 23, 2010, 09:52:01 pm
Distant, forgotten region ?
Dude, have you been living under a rock the last 12 years ?
Since you apparently hadn't noticed, there's quite a lot of conflict in that region these days.
Go check whatever new source you find reputable...  ::)

It was ironic, dude. I've lived there for 18 years ;-) Most analysis of the situation there make me smile for most of the time.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on August 25, 2010, 03:04:57 pm
Eric Bibb - Booker's Guitar.
I highly recommend it to everyone.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on August 26, 2010, 06:43:44 am
Not so much random as slightly necessary, 'cos the inverter is on the blink in my monitor and shutting off in the middle of gameplay isn't good for my blood pressure:

LG E2240T Monitor

And randomly, just 'cos I could...........

MSI GTX 460 Cyclone OC edition 1Gb graphics card
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on August 26, 2010, 09:49:22 pm
Taylor Swift - Speak Now, Diamond Package.
As I said, sucking record label's xx--xx again.
http://store.taylorswift.com/product/index/id/117/refstand/_LMSF_
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Post by: Dan Graves on August 26, 2010, 11:14:42 pm
Not so much random as slightly necessary, 'cos the inverter is on the blink in my monitor and shutting off in the middle of gameplay isn't good for my blood pressure:

LG E2240T Monitor

And randomly, just 'cos I could...........

MSI GTX 460 Cyclone OC edition 1Gb graphics card

Nice card, and nicer monitor. (http://fc07.deviantart.net/images3/i/2004/146/9/1/Two_thumbs_up.gif)
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Post by: Xaromir on August 26, 2010, 11:29:39 pm
I agree with the card part...
But next time get a eizo. :)
Got one myself after i've send back 3 or 4 monitors to amazon - it cost a bit more,
but those guys really know how to make a great monitor.
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Post by: kotmatrosskin on August 27, 2010, 02:53:38 pm
Seymour Duncan SL59 pickup for my little project. Won't install it immediately, though.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on August 27, 2010, 08:17:46 pm
Random purchase of the day : 2 spindles of 50 Verbatim +R DVD's, 100 clear slimline cases, and 3 cd/dvd markers.
I Am A Pirate !  AAAAAHRRRR !! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AzpByR3MvI)
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Post by: Xaromir on August 27, 2010, 10:22:11 pm
Bah autotuned.
But you look cute in pink dan. :-*
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Post by: Wishbone on August 27, 2010, 10:36:50 pm
You just reminded me, Dan......... I need to restock on discs: El Cheapo MediaRange DVD -R's for handing out like confetti, a pack of CD-R's which, I'm told, people still actually use...... and I reckon I'll top up on my personal use Verbs while I'm there.

Xaro-

Nice monitors, those Eizo brand..... especially the military and medical grade ones.

I settled on the LG after doing the reading; I wanted one that had a good write up, but didn't really want to break the bank doing it. As long as the screen I'm looking at remains working, I'm happy with that. The LG looks really nice........ I'll be setting it up tomorrow. I want to strip down my box and blast it out first; there's a fair bit of dust in the case filters, which are pretty redundant, seeing as I've left the side panel off and as a result the case is now also full of dust.

So it's getting its six monthly service: Stripped down, even the PSU casing opened up, blasted out and sparkling new by the time I've finished; all clean and ready for the Cyclone card to go in. I think I'll put the side panels back on this time, though.
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Post by: LievenDV on August 27, 2010, 10:40:17 pm
I Am A Pirate !  AAAAAHRRRR !! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AzpByR3MvI)
this is what it looks like when you et a bag of candy and throw up.


my random purchase:
- guitar magazine
- a 4 euro lotto quick pick
- a logitech marathon mouse from which I need to figure out how to ocnfig the buttons so I can use them in HL2 based games.
- an expansion for the tabletop game "carcassonne"
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Post by: Xaromir on August 27, 2010, 11:15:39 pm
Wish:
They are ideal really, the one i got is quick enough for games, but accurate enough for manual colorcorrection in photos,
and i can have someone looking at it from the side without the picture looking like someone hit it with a hammer.
I guess it's always about what you need/want, if the little lg is fine for you then criticism is unnecessary i guess.

Ah yes... last random thingy:
Logitech G9X - finally i got rid of that horrible razer lachesis.
Back then they where awesome - back then when i was into q3a all i wanted was a boomslang,
that thing was godlike back then, but then they stopped making any good stuff since the original diamondback.
Back to the only true religion - logitech.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on August 27, 2010, 11:17:37 pm
Meh, i have a cheapo 24" iiyama monitor, works fine.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on August 27, 2010, 11:22:25 pm
Well but then i need it for pictures, most here don't, by now it payed for itself. :D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on August 27, 2010, 11:31:18 pm
For picture editing i have an old 20" Mac screen  ;D
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Post by: Xaromir on August 27, 2010, 11:38:56 pm
It will do. I personally don't like the glossy screens, but i guess that's a matter of taste.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on August 27, 2010, 11:54:42 pm
I want one of those glossy screens, actually.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on August 28, 2010, 01:17:30 pm
Yes, the colors look a bit better through that, but ambient light can be a problem.
Went to the gamestore today, i came out with 1 pc game and 3 cartridges for my gameboy.
-Medal of honor allied assault
-Rayman raving rabbids
-Golden Sun
-Lost Vikings

Last one is my personal highlight, i never knew they re-released this for gameboy advanced.
To some just a lowly jump and run, to others one of the best of it's kind
and still one of the best games blizzard ever made.
Seems to be quite rare though, never seen it before for this platform. Love it love it love it.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: sid on August 28, 2010, 02:03:26 pm
Just yesterday I got myself a pretty Nokia N900!
Shame it's too confusing thing to use, takes few months to learn to use it :P
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on August 28, 2010, 07:16:20 pm
I think I want a Taylor Swift bracelet before I go to school again.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: zkash_guitarist on September 01, 2010, 05:53:25 pm
  Most recent random purchase(s) ;):

  Harris Musical Products "Pistol Capo"
  Poirot: The Complete Hastings Battles
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Lemming on September 01, 2010, 05:55:12 pm
Most recent & random was a Samsung Monte touch screen mobile ....... in pink !!! Obviously not for me, for Mrs Lemming !?!?! (I want the HTC Wildfire !!) 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: irishalkies on September 01, 2010, 06:11:36 pm
Xaromir. Is that the Lost Vikings game where you have the three vikings with different attributes? One can jump. One can fire. One can shield. If it is - thats a great game that with great humour. I used to play it on Amiga years ago. It had a sequel as well I'm sure. That Golden Sun is a pretty good game as well.

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Post by: Xaromir on September 02, 2010, 01:32:44 am
Exactly that irish. I make a new topic for it.

Edit:
Here it is:
http://www.justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=22933.0

I ended up over-doing it again so i made a new topic.
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Post by: irishalkies on September 02, 2010, 01:44:53 am
Xaro. I'm no stranger to the emulation scene mate. I've had all my old favourite classics. Mame for example - I've paid for those games 1000 fold the money I've put in their bloody slots. I'll look into that dos box. Is that old pc games?

The thing that pisses me off is I cannot get an Amiga up running on my PC. Seems that the old kickstart roms are still copyrighted all these years later, and I'm loath to pay Amiga Forever just for kickstarts when it seems there's extra money in there for games they give you which are as you say abandonware. My all time favourite system that Amiga. Some really good games on there. Especially the old adventure classics like Leisure Suit Larry(like you said) and Monkey Island et al. Seems you can get any other system mind. Including ones that are still going strong..........

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Post by: Xaromir on September 02, 2010, 02:46:41 am
Yes some companies are pretty anal about this, adobe will not allow this for example,
nintendo also is a hot iron even though the apparently got a bit cooler about this in the last years,
or at least i remember emu pages with roms got pulled back then.

I also like emulators especially for nintendo stuff, i own quite a view games original,
but my snes keeps breaking down then i lose a wire or a cartridge goes bad.
I remember the day i couldn't save anymore in harvest moon, that really hit me hard.

Classic games are fun, i grew up with that stuff but sometimes emulating is just the best option.
Even though it misses that "fullsceenry tv feeling".
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 02, 2010, 04:00:24 am

I remember the day i couldn't save anymore in harvest moon, that really hit me hard.



You should just have replaced the battery in the cartridge then  ???
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Post by: Xaromir on September 02, 2010, 12:50:53 pm
True true, problem is your normal nintendo screwdriver doesn't fit on the screws of old GB/GBA cartridges. :/
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 02, 2010, 11:41:44 pm
Meh, i always had so many different screwdrivers, hex keys and whatnot, i never had to look very long before i had something i could use.

Random purchases of today : a set of bone bridgepins, 2 sets of martin m150 .013 bronze strings, and a set of SIT powerwound nickel strings, medium light, which came with a regular .018p g string, and a .020 wound g string.
Now that's awesome.
They're supposed to not break as fast and i shouldn't need to stretch them in, so i'm curious about them to say the least.
http://sitstrings.com/show_product.php?id=7

I might do a video review of them while i'm going through the restringing process just so i can (also) show why i'm such a big fan of locking tuners. ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on September 02, 2010, 11:57:26 pm


i'm such a big fan of locking tuners. ;D

Me too!  Hardly ever have to tune my guitars.  I think I have maybe once to twice since I have had them.  Did have to tune a couple of times after changing strings. 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on September 03, 2010, 12:10:22 am
I doubt that this is 100% true, all strings will go out of tune a bit if you don't stretch them,
and do bends or something.
If i ever get into string manufacturing i don't call it heavy bottom i call it rock bottom.
Bit of humor can't hurt.

I managed to open the cartridge btw!
I've seen a video of someone doing that.

I took a old plastic ballpoint pen, heated it up pressed it into the hole of the screw,
let it cool down and screwed it open.
Worked ok-ish but i also slightly melted the plastic of the cartridge.
I will see to it that i get a new battery tomorrow.
But why the hell do they weld ?? on the battery, and why can't they just use normal screws?
If someone wants to get in there he/she will - absolutely pointless.
Maybe 5 minute epoxy will be hard enough to make a permanent screwdriver for those screws?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on September 03, 2010, 12:17:58 am
Xar what are your doubts about?  Hardly ever having to tune my guitars or something else?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on September 03, 2010, 12:21:11 am
LNK:
I was referring to dan's post:
Quote
They're supposed to not break as fast and i shouldn't need to stretch them in
I also like locking tuners.
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Post by: Dan Graves on September 03, 2010, 12:24:29 am
You should see if you can find the "console repair toolkit" Xaro, that should have every screwdriver, hexhead and other key/wrench that you might need to open up anything from the old Atari's to the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on September 03, 2010, 12:31:45 am
LNK:
I was referring to dan's post:
Quote
They're supposed to not break as fast and i shouldn't need to stretch them in
I also like locking tuners.

Hey cool I'm down with that!  Don't take any offence Xaromir as none was intended.  I did read my contributions today and you wouldn't believe what I thought I typed but didn't it's been a day where I think something or someone else has possessed my brain.  My husband already told me I should call it a day and just go to bed.  I'm having a really "stupid" day.  I can't even talk right today.  

Gawd I can't even spell right either.  I had to edit my post.  Must be all those drugs I did when I was a tad younger. ;D
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on September 03, 2010, 12:39:02 am
Hey Dan, do you happen to know where I can get a (regular model) Taylor truss rod wrench for less than €7.50 (damn you Feedback!)?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 03, 2010, 12:51:20 am
Hey Dan, do you happen to know where I can get a (regular model) Taylor truss rod wrench for less than €7.50 (damn you Feedback!)?

Thanks.

I might be able to get one for you, i'll check the catalogue when i get back to work on Tuesday.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on September 03, 2010, 12:58:25 am
Dont' worry LNK. :D *patpat*
Everyone got the dumb some day. :)

Dan:
Once you know what to search for...
I guess you where revering to this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ACCESS-UNIVERSAL-CONSOLE-REPAIR-TOOL/dp/B003CGVFNK
Right?

I would love to mod my gameboy advanced sp with some kind of led backlight.
The light as it is now kills the colors and hurts the eyes.
Dunno how to do that, but i bet there is a howTo for something like that somewhere. :D

€dit:
Ah yes, last purchase:
http://eu.blizzard.com/blizzcon/
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 03, 2010, 01:07:15 am
Yes, that looks like the kit i have.
And yes, you can mod that bad boy to infinity.
Want me to dig up some mod sites ?

Also, that last link brings up a blank page...
Please tell me you didn't buy WoW.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on September 03, 2010, 01:20:38 am
Sure - i'm always interested.
It's the last gameboy that plays EVERYTHING.
Sadly they messed up a bit with the fact that it doesn't work without the battery,
even if it's plugged in, no real jack that will work with normal headphones and that rubbish backlight.
They don't cost much actually, so i guess i can ruin 1 or 2.

I've bought blizzard fired samwise didier, and the only thing they will do from now on are pony riding simulations.
I don't need to buy WoW i've bought it half a decade ago, should be almost 6 years now.
Got a virtual ticket to blizzcon.
It's really overpriced but last time it was fun to watch and very informative.  
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on September 03, 2010, 01:24:09 am
Hey Dan, do you happen to know where I can get a (regular model) Taylor truss rod wrench for less than €7.50 (damn you Feedback!)?

Thanks.

I might be able to get one for you, i'll check the catalogue when i get back to work on Tuesday.

For less than €7.50? That would be great! Thanks a lot! :D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 03, 2010, 04:02:53 am
HELL AND DAMNATION !!
I just started recording that video i was going to do...
And i break a .020 wound G string just by slightly pulling it up to stretch the damned thing a bit.
*insert long string of profanities here*
Well, at least they gave me a free .018p string... hope this won't happen next time i get one of these.  >:(

@cue : no promises kiddo, but if i can con the distributor into sending one you might be able to get it for free, otherwise it'll be around €6.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: TB-AV on September 03, 2010, 04:40:01 am
Don't they just use a standard allen wrench?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 03, 2010, 04:53:57 am
Yeah TB, but they're hard to come by over here.
At least, for a decent price.
Allen keys you can get in a gazillion sizes, and cheap as xx--xx, but allen wrenches...

And usually you'd need to buy a whole set, and i think Cue doesn't feel like spending that much cash.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on September 03, 2010, 10:51:16 am
When ever you got a camera or microphone pointed at something - it will go really wrong. :)
Law of nature.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on September 03, 2010, 01:11:51 pm
Dan,
Yeah, well, that's still €1.50 saved... not that I can buy a set of strings for that, but... you don't happen to have a bunch of 13-56 strings for acoustics there? Otherwise I might want some - having some trouble finding what I want around here.

TB,

Yes, Dan's right. My Taylor is the first with that little surprise under the truss rod cover. I went to the hardware store a while ago and I wasn't even able to find a 6.35mm allen wrench. Even the allen wrenches in itself weren't abundant anyway. My dad has one of those allen key sets, they fit in all the guitars I've ever had to dabble with.

X, I know what you mean. It's only after a multi-bazillion times of having tried recording something that it is starting to bother me less and less.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on September 03, 2010, 02:47:18 pm


 It's only after a multi-bazillion times of having tried recording something that it is starting to bother me less and less.

I haven't even recorded anything yet but I have a feeling that my nerves will get the better of me.  When I was doing personal training and teaching fitness classes though I could teach in front of a full class 35 people or there abouts and not get nervous once but this I think will be a bit different! 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on September 03, 2010, 03:06:48 pm
It's the same as with an audience, I think, but it's even worse because you just can't afford to mess up. Recording is ok because you have infinite retries without bothering anyone.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on September 03, 2010, 03:24:28 pm
Thank god for infinite retrys.  It will be interesting though when I start recording.  I'm really interested in layering some tracks.  Maybe I could get out my old flute or my clarinet.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on September 03, 2010, 03:58:21 pm
I love tracking.
I always bust out everything I have, my cajon, the old low-end cheapo electric with the cheapo 30W (lol) amp, of course my Taylor and now also my Tanglewood (is very sweet when tuned to Nashville tuning) and some software synthesizer. Oh, I have a voice too. But I can't write at all or sing very well. :P
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on September 04, 2010, 02:15:16 am
I present to you my most recent random purchases...







(http://cdn.ownednetworks.com/taylornation/contentfiles/photo/0ed3062e3782a6736ea1cfaf739a1d83.png?h=300&w=300)
(http://cdn.ownednetworks.com/taylornation/contentfiles/photo/b45476398a0e6bc0e5e7601778d01d24.jpg?h=300&w=300)
(http://cdn.ownednetworks.com/taylornation/contentfiles/photo/f1b1d22dab547b5f6a933f945bd38920.jpg?h=300&w=300)






Not very surprising, right?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on September 04, 2010, 05:19:17 am
Nope not surprising at all considering!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: MadCat on September 04, 2010, 11:33:38 am
Two sets of D'Addario EXL115 .011-.049 Nickel wound strings.
Just wanted to switch to a heavier gauge but they didn't have the ernie ball strings I wanted to buy, so I bought these D'Addarios.

Hey, Cue. Nice things you bought.  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: zkash_guitarist on September 04, 2010, 12:04:40 pm
I present to you my most recent random purchases...
(http://cdn.ownednetworks.com/taylornation/contentfiles/photo/0ed3062e3782a6736ea1cfaf739a1d83.png?h=300&w=300)
(http://cdn.ownednetworks.com/taylornation/contentfiles/photo/b45476398a0e6bc0e5e7601778d01d24.jpg?h=300&w=300)
(http://cdn.ownednetworks.com/taylornation/contentfiles/photo/f1b1d22dab547b5f6a933f945bd38920.jpg?h=300&w=300)
Not very surprising, right?
  Oh my, LOL!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on September 04, 2010, 02:09:32 pm
Nope not surprising at all considering!
I figured! :P
Two sets of D'Addario EXL115 .011-.049 Nickel wound strings.
Just wanted to switch to a heavier gauge but they didn't have the ernie ball strings I wanted to buy, so I bought these D'Addarios.

Hey, Cue. Nice things you bought.  ;D
I have 10-47 now and they annoy me. I want those heavier ones too.
Thx, btw. xD
I present to you my most recent random purchases...
(http://cdn.ownednetworks.com/taylornation/contentfiles/photo/0ed3062e3782a6736ea1cfaf739a1d83.png?h=300&w=300)
(http://cdn.ownednetworks.com/taylornation/contentfiles/photo/b45476398a0e6bc0e5e7601778d01d24.jpg?h=300&w=300)
(http://cdn.ownednetworks.com/taylornation/contentfiles/photo/f1b1d22dab547b5f6a933f945bd38920.jpg?h=300&w=300)
Not very surprising, right?
  Oh my, LOL!
Yeah, I know. xD
Proud of it too!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on September 10, 2010, 09:31:32 pm
(http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp26/Xaromir/b.jpg)

Rush - fly by night for the 1.000th time.
Rush - presto

Beethoven's sonatas (notation for all of beethoven's piano sonatas and more)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: close2u on September 11, 2010, 05:07:25 pm
(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee238/chaucer73/Black%20Strat/BlackStrat01-Copy.jpg)(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee238/chaucer73/Black%20Strat/BlackStrat02-Copy.jpg)(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee238/chaucer73/Black%20Strat/BlackStrat03-Copy.jpg)


Fender MIA Strat
22-fret maple neck with abalone inlays
Custom shop '69 pickups
Road-worn black with contoured neck heel


Well, I couldn't help myself!

 :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: MadCat on September 11, 2010, 05:20:57 pm
That's a nice one close. Even if I'm not a big fan of Fender.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on September 11, 2010, 07:47:57 pm
Xaro-

Fly by Night...... A must have, mate...... seriously good album.

Close-

Nice, fella....... I still have two guitars to add to my collection to complete the tonal range I want to have covered: A strat and a Tele.

Oh and a new acoustic...... and....and.......  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: close2u on September 11, 2010, 07:55:32 pm
just spent a couple of hours getting a feel for her ... mmmm, nice


 :)

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on September 12, 2010, 01:48:28 am
C2U:
Gratz mate. :)

Wish:
True, but to be honest - i like presto better. It got more of a personal feel to it.
They changed a great deal as individuals and a band i feel this is audible in presto.
But yes - fly by night is one of the greatest. When ever i see it i buy it. :D

I still find myself calling it largo every now and then - guess my timing is off. ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: MadCat on September 13, 2010, 04:52:33 pm
A 5m Mogami Gold Edition guitar cable. :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on September 13, 2010, 06:26:40 pm
(http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp26/Xaromir/b.jpg)

Rush - fly by night for the 1.000th time.
Rush - presto

Beethoven's sonatas (notation for all of beethoven's piano sonatas and more)

Ah yes Rush.  One Canada's great icons!  They played at my graduation in high school.  I was good friends with Alex Lifesons younger sister Sally.

(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee238/chaucer73/Black%20Strat/BlackStrat01-Copy.jpg)(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee238/chaucer73/Black%20Strat/BlackStrat02-Copy.jpg)(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee238/chaucer73/Black%20Strat/BlackStrat03-Copy.jpg)


Fender MIA Strat
22-fret maple neck with abalone inlays
Custom shop '69 pickups
Road-worn black with contoured neck heel


Well, I couldn't help myself!

 :)

She's a beauty Mr.Close2U.  I really want to hear what she sounds like!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on September 14, 2010, 02:59:34 pm
mmmm

black body, white schratchplate and a maple neck... I'm always a sucker for THAT :)

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: close2u on September 14, 2010, 06:19:09 pm
(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee238/chaucer73/Black%20Strat/BlackStrat01-Copy.jpg)(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee238/chaucer73/Black%20Strat/BlackStrat02-Copy.jpg)(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee238/chaucer73/Black%20Strat/BlackStrat03-Copy.jpg)


Fender Strat
22-fret maple neck with abalone inlays from an American Deluxe Series circa 1999
Road-worn black body with contoured neck heel
Custom shop '69 pickups

Well, I couldn't help myself!

 :)

more pics below …

(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee238/chaucer73/Black%20Strat/01.jpg)

(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee238/chaucer73/Black%20Strat/04.jpg)

(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee238/chaucer73/Black%20Strat/05.jpg)

(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee238/chaucer73/Black%20Strat/06.jpg)

(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee238/chaucer73/Black%20Strat/10.jpg)
She's a beauty Mr.Close2U.  I really want to hear what she sounds like!

soon  8)
mmmm

black body, white scratchplate and a maple neck... I'm always a sucker for THAT :)



cheers ... not solid black though ... got a road-worn relic finish and across parts of the body the finish is almost opaque, slightly speckled ... nice ... and not white ... the scratchplate is aged ... vintage off-white/cream ... as are the pickups and control knobs



Close-

Nice, fella....... I still have two guitars to add to my collection to complete the tonal range I want to have covered: A strat and a Tele.

Oh and a new acoustic...... and....and.......  ;D

Wishbone ... I have the perfect solution .... right here (http://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=23051.0)


 :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: close2u on September 14, 2010, 06:43:08 pm
mmmm

black body, white scratchplate and a maple neck... I'm always a sucker for THAT :)



cheers ... not solid black though ... got a road-worn relic finish and across parts of the body the finish is almost opaque, slightly speckled ... nice ... and not white ... the scratchplate is aged ... vintage off-white/cream ... as are the pickups and control knobs



and it's strange ... because I have been in no way a fan of the current fashion for 'distressed' / 'road-worn' / 'relic' guitars ....


but this is a real eye catcher ... and it has the added benefit that I don't have to be quite so precious about handling it with such delicate care like I have been with my VG Strat ...

it doesn't really matter if I put a few dings in this one
 :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: zkash_guitarist on September 14, 2010, 06:47:56 pm
  In the words of Mark Knopfler:"The guys at Fender were thinking about a new guitar. And the ended up this sexy shape." Congrats Close!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on September 14, 2010, 08:08:50 pm
Close-

I'd take that axe off your hands if I had the dosh, mate; I know it's been looked after. Just need to get both the girls' birthdays, Xmas and the post Xmas skint period out of the way and then I can start to think about new guitars  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on September 14, 2010, 09:07:28 pm
LNK:
If she's as nice and good looking as you feel free to introduce me. ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: mike42 on September 14, 2010, 11:52:22 pm
Decided to buy some coated strings and dropped 17 bucks on some cleartones. The guy at the shop was talking them up so we'll see how they last, but I have a feeling this is going to be a one-time buy.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 17, 2010, 04:13:31 pm
Bought me a Koch Loadbox II, 8 ohm version.
Let the attenuation commense !  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on September 17, 2010, 04:16:03 pm
Howdy Dan, got anything on that truss rod wrench?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 17, 2010, 05:25:13 pm
They where gonna send me one Cue, but i don't have it yet.
They're really slow in shipping stuff since we're not an official reseller  :-\
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on September 17, 2010, 05:53:29 pm
Oh, that's OK, was just wondering what the news was. Thanks!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on September 20, 2010, 04:12:14 pm
Not yet a random purchase... but I saw this promo of Taylor Swift's single 'Mine' and I really want it!

eBay just xx--xx me - I got freakin' logged out!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on September 24, 2010, 08:16:02 pm
What's wrong with you people? Page 2 - again!

One huge slab of mahogany.
(http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp26/Xaromir/b-2-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on September 24, 2010, 09:34:39 pm
In the meantime I got my Taylor Swift bracelets and the keychain.
Also bought another version of Fearless which I did not yet have.
Slowly losing myself...

Won an OOP (out of print) Taylor Swift Deluxe Edition (2007)!

And I got xx--xx - Speak Now Diamond Package is now available in the Taylor Swift EU store, and I paid double the price because of the horrible, horrible shipping rates from the US ($70!).
Well, that's what you get for being obsessed (somebody on MSN even thought I had ac crush on her).
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on September 24, 2010, 09:52:19 pm
Cue-

I know paying for pootie-tang in the Netherlands doesn't carry any stigma, dude............

I mean........... you could be buying yourself some booté...... You dig?    (http://kyril14.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/678_big_grin.gif)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on September 24, 2010, 10:42:47 pm
What was that, Chinese?
I rarely ever understand what you or SJP try to tell me... what is up with that?!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on September 24, 2010, 11:28:44 pm
It's probably a good job you don't just yet, Cue........... By the time you do understand....... well...... your mum will have smacked you silly for associating with people like myself and SJP  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on September 24, 2010, 11:29:50 pm
But I think you lads are cool, actually. :P
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 25, 2010, 04:54:56 am
I got a Steam copy of COD 4 : MW and both 'encounters' of Serious Sam HD.
Go me !  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on September 25, 2010, 06:13:54 am
Also bought SS HD recently.
At last - a more serious price for those.
To bad they gone bankrupt i would have loved a SS3,
especially since it got really good with 2 - the humor was just my kind of thing.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on September 28, 2010, 10:51:34 pm
Bought me a second Peavey 6505+ 112 combo for home use.
And i traded in my 8 ohm Korg Loadbox for a 16 ohm version.
Now i just need some replacement tubes for the 6505+, and i need to get a Bias mod installed.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on September 28, 2010, 11:55:17 pm
I got a Taylor Swift Mine Promo CD single for £34,-!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: flyhead on September 28, 2010, 11:56:57 pm
Taylor Swift gave me crabs.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on September 28, 2010, 11:58:20 pm
It would be nice if Tay could give me something... whether it be a ... or a ... slap.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on September 29, 2010, 09:16:15 am
because i'm so happy with my Digitech Jimi Hendrix Experience pedal, I did a cool used deal on a pedal from the same series; the Brian may red special pedal. should be arriving today or tomorrow.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on October 01, 2010, 09:47:04 am
I got a Taylor Swift Mine Promo CD single for £34,-!
Got it today!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on October 01, 2010, 11:07:47 am
Got myself some enrico caruso stuff, i'll check the copyright situation and then see if i upload it to youtube.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: PJMCM on October 01, 2010, 11:32:40 am
I got a Taylor Swift Mine Promo CD single for £34,-!

You have more money than sense, in that case. £34 for a single?? That's nuts - you could have bought loads of guitar gear for that (or some of that 'pootie-tang ' WB mentioned).

P
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: flyhead on October 01, 2010, 11:38:26 am
I got a Taylor Swift Mine Promo CD single for £34,-!

You have more money than sense, in that case. £34 for a single?? That's nuts....
Perhaps not. In a few years it'll probably be cost twice as much.

That's after hyper-inflation of course, when a loaf of bread will cost £200.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Happy Jack on October 01, 2010, 01:48:12 pm
Fender 1989 USA Stratocaster Plus Deluxe two tone sunburst with a maple neck. Absolutley fantastic condition for a 20 year old guitar no marks, scratches or dings.

All stock including Wilkinson Roller Nut and Lace Sensor Silver / Silver / Blue pick-ups

And it was random!

Mrs Jack says "it looks the same as your other - why did you buy it?" ::)

Women can't live with 'em can't shoot 'em   :o ;D

GAS fund now stands at -£45
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on October 01, 2010, 01:48:24 pm
I got a Taylor Swift Mine Promo CD single for £34,-!

You have more money than sense, in that case. £34 for a single?? That's nuts....
Perhaps not. In a few years it'll probably be cost twice as much.

That's after hyper-inflation of course, when a loaf of bread will cost £200.
I already have a Beautiful Eyes EP that can get up to $100 on an auction. I paid less than half for that.

I already ave 12 packs of strings and like 20 picks so I won't be getting those.
Besides that, picks that I wanted to try are like $30-$40 and the capo I wanted to try was over $100.
So that will have to wait... I might pick up a soundhole cover though.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 01, 2010, 02:51:41 pm

Women : can't live with 'em, and ya can't stuff more than 3 in your car's trunk at the same time

Fixed  ;)

@ Cue : screw a soundhole plug, get an o-port and make that thing even louder AND better sounding at the same time  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on October 01, 2010, 03:53:18 pm
O-port?!
I just can't seem to believe that o-port can stop a guitar from feedbacking...
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Malicious on October 01, 2010, 04:09:23 pm
Just bought a Planet Waves circuit breaker guitar cord.
I got sick of accidently forgetting my amp was on when I unplugged.
You all know how bad that can sound :P
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: flyhead on October 01, 2010, 04:32:07 pm
You all know how bad that can sound :P
After one of my practice sessions it often comes as a welcome form of comic relief.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 01, 2010, 05:08:46 pm
O-port?!
I just can't seem to believe that o-port can stop a guitar from feedbacking...

STOP feedback ?
What's wrong with you youngsters these days ?
You need that feedback for that rocking sound  ;)
(just kidding, you're right, if you want to stop feedback get a good plug, the o-port is just meant to enhance your guitar's sound a bit).

Just bought a Planet Waves circuit breaker guitar cord.
I got sick of accidently forgetting my amp was on when I unplugged.
You all know how bad that can sound :P

'circuit breaker cord' ?
Ye gods, can't they get a xx--xx marketing guy on the case who can market these cables without making them sound retarded ?
Whatever happened to just calling them 'silent' and then explaining how the plugs work...

But on topic, nice buy, i'm sure your amp will love you for saving it from the dreaded *PLOP* of doom.
Not to mention it can potentially damage the speaker's cone if you've got it turned up to a decent volume, so having silent plugs is always a plus.

In lieu of silent plugs, one could always just glue the plug to the guitar to make sure it can only unplug at the amp's end, but that's a bit drastic...  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on October 01, 2010, 05:58:50 pm
Seriously, enhance?! I still find that hard to believe...
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: thepicnicband on October 01, 2010, 07:52:48 pm
Well... random purchase... it is and it isn't. Certainly an impulse buy (which is very uncharacteristic of me).

My bro just bought a keyboard and I was so impressed with it that I just blew some of what I've been saving for a Hofner Beatles Bass on one. (Looks like I'll have to make do with the Scarbee Precision Bass VSTi for a bit longer.) I had to have it. I didn't get where I am today by letting my little brother get the best of me.

It's a Casio! Yep... never thought I'd be buying a Casio.
Keys are very nice (real piano style with a hard edge instead of the rounded moulded variety).
It'[s got "micky mouse" stuff on it sure ("tutorial" rubbish and lots of sounds no sane person would ever use) but the piano and organ sounds are lovely and the keys are very touch-sensitive. I'm really surprised. It's just a "home keyboard" variety thing but for £220 (inc p+p) its a steal and the sound blows away any of the Yamahas I've played.

I've ordered one from Dolphin and I called them up and did some huffing and puffing about having to order the PSU separately so they threw one in for free plus a pair of headphones! I love Dolphin!  :)

Casio CTK-5000
http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/product/38005-casio-ctk-5000.html
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on October 01, 2010, 08:03:22 pm
The entire back end of their warehouse is stuffed with Casio, Yamaha and Korg, Ben. You wouldn't believe how many of those keyboards they shift....... Well.... Maybe you would..... but it's still a lot.

Used to love it when deliveries came in............ all the trolleys came out  :D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Malicious on October 01, 2010, 09:56:45 pm
You all know how bad that can sound :P
After one of my practice sessions it often comes as a welcome form of comic relief.

That can be very harmful to your amp :-\
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Malicious on October 01, 2010, 09:57:07 pm
O-port?!
I just can't seem to believe that o-port can stop a guitar from feedbacking...

STOP feedback ?
What's wrong with you youngsters these days ?
You need that feedback for that rocking sound  ;)
(just kidding, you're right, if you want to stop feedback get a good plug, the o-port is just meant to enhance your guitar's sound a bit).

Just bought a Planet Waves circuit breaker guitar cord.
I got sick of accidently forgetting my amp was on when I unplugged.
You all know how bad that can sound :P

'circuit breaker cord' ?
Ye gods, can't they get a xx--xx marketing guy on the case who can market these cables without making them sound retarded ?
Whatever happened to just calling them 'silent' and then explaining how the plugs work...

But on topic, nice buy, i'm sure your amp will love you for saving it from the dreaded *PLOP* of doom.
Not to mention it can potentially damage the speaker's cone if you've got it turned up to a decent volume, so having silent plugs is always a plus.

In lieu of silent plugs, one could always just glue the plug to the guitar to make sure it can only unplug at the amp's end, but that's a bit drastic...  ;D

Yeah, pretty stupid name, but nice product:P
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 06, 2010, 10:13:55 pm
Latest random purchase : black rythm/treble plate for my Epi LP, a set of black pickup rings, and a black knob for the pickup selector toggleswitch.
Now, to figure out if sanding and then painting the bindings is a feasible approach, or if i'll have to replace the bindings and refinish the entire xx--xx guitar...
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: TB-AV on October 06, 2010, 11:03:54 pm
Quote
Now, to figure out if sanding and then painting the bindings is a feasible approach, or if i'll have to replace the bindings and refinish the entire xx--xx guitar...

some things are best left alone
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: thepicnicband on October 06, 2010, 11:06:27 pm
(@Wishbone
Quote
Used to love it when deliveries came in...
I take it you may have worked for Dolphin at one time? I try and buy everything from them. Customer service is second to none. Also a classic "Brit entrepreneurs" story which I admire. A very sad thing that Rob Williams had such a senseless accident. I'm sure all who worked there were affected by it.)

Keyboard came today. Bigger than expected. Nice piece of kit. Have already used it on a song to good effect (telling myself that I needed to put a few more bricks on the wall of sound - but probably in reality just a further procrastination from having to lay down the vocals).
The keys are lovely (proper piano style) and the touch response is amazing. Only downside is that there are so many cheesy bells and whistles hard-wired into it (songs, accompaniment, "fisher price" drums etc.). Still, that's OK. The piano and organ sounds are great and a few other bits will be useful (e.g. adding a tambourine and the odd percussion instrument sparingly). Well worth the money.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 06, 2010, 11:45:39 pm
Quote
Now, to figure out if sanding and then painting the bindings is a feasible approach, or if i'll have to replace the bindings and refinish the entire xx--xx guitar...

some things are best left alone

Meh, i'll have to rebind, or at least patch it soon anyway, accidentally ripped a fair chunk of binding off the bottom during a gig last week, so it's going to need some work regardless.
I'll just experiment on the loose part (because i did salvage it) and see where it goes from there.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on October 07, 2010, 12:13:24 am
I need/want an RCA(M) to XLRM breakout cable but I'm out of bucks. Guess where all that stuff went...
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 07, 2010, 10:44:48 am
Taylor Swift singles, no doubt.
And bracelets.
And capo's.
And more xx--xx like that  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: flyhead on October 07, 2010, 10:49:06 am
300 euros a month in 'I ♥ U' SMSs to Taylor.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: TB-AV on October 07, 2010, 02:04:33 pm
Night Vision Goggles and running shoes?

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 07, 2010, 02:33:15 pm
Night Vision Goggles and running shoes?



No TB, that would be what you and i would spend it on  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on October 07, 2010, 03:34:44 pm
Vaseline.  :-*
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: TB-AV on October 07, 2010, 04:33:29 pm
No X, you can't be Taylor's stand-in.

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on October 07, 2010, 10:00:29 pm
It went to:
Code: [Select]
Taylor Swift Speak Now Diamond Package ($99 + $70 shipping)
Taylor Swift lovelovelove bracelet (7 GBP)
Taylor Swift Fearless bracelet (7 GBP)
Taylor Swift hand-heart keychain (5 GBP)
Taylor Swift Fearless (2008 US edition, ~$15)
Taylor Swift Deluxe Edition (2007 OOP, $53)
Taylor Swift Mine Promo CD single (34 GBP)

And I still want:
Taylor Swift Speak Now Deluxe Edition (Target exclusive)
Taylor Swift Speak Now Vinyl (2 'disks', only if I can get this old Marantz to work!)

I know, before I said I was totally OK, but now it's kinda getting a bit out of hand.

No, I have not bought capos, strings nor picks in the past few weeks/months.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 08, 2010, 11:46:41 am
Ok, so it's not a purchase, but...
I won a free game of choice @ some local store, so i got me a copy of Call Of Duty : World At War.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: flyhead on October 08, 2010, 02:20:32 pm
so i got me a copy of Call Of Duty : World At War.
Will the forum become redundant now?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 08, 2010, 04:12:53 pm
Oi !
Don't make me send the Mossad after you again old man !
I'll have them drag your ass to Amsterdam and there you will be submitted to the infamous Dutch super bong torture !
It will be horrendous(ly funny)  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: flyhead on October 08, 2010, 04:17:52 pm
Whassat then? Getting hammered on honey-oil, then being tied to a chair while Richard Perle nibbles my ear-lobe?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on October 08, 2010, 07:06:43 pm
Damn, I want a ReVox reel-to-reel tape recorder now...
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: flyhead on October 08, 2010, 07:13:14 pm
Damn, I want a ReVox reel-to-reel tape recorder now...
Hmm. A comfort purchase, I see. So you've heard the news? Taylor has just announced that she's getting engaged. Gee, that's gotta hurt.
(http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2008/startracks/080428/taylor_swift.jpg)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 09, 2010, 08:40:38 pm
Whassat then? Getting hammered on honey-oil, then being tied to a chair while Richard Perle nibbles my ear-lobe?

No, it's where we force you to breathe in through a tube that's hooked to an elaborate bong with a giant bowl, and then introduce you to Richard Simmons and Stephen Fry...
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: flyhead on October 09, 2010, 08:50:15 pm
I have had the honour of being expelled from the same school Stephen was expelled from.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Silverfang on October 15, 2010, 10:53:11 am
An AD60VT and VC-4 pedal to go with it.

A Carrera TDF road bike.

Some T-Shirts.

What else are student loans for? (Not that they are efficient enough to give me my loan 22 days after they said they would, I'm still waiting, but the anger has been calmed by a bit of GAS, until I realise I have no money left until the loan comes that is...)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Happy Jack on October 15, 2010, 02:33:46 pm
Belcat "Analogue" (I don't think so for £20.00)  503 Delay allegedly the same as a modtone delay but 1/4 the price :o

It looks funky as a funky thing in funky town and if it sounds sh1te it can go back ;)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: gryan on October 16, 2010, 06:27:05 pm
I thought this would be fun, just a place to talk about you most recent random purchase.(I don't think anyone's done this yet, have they?)

A birthday present for myself:

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 16, 2010, 06:51:24 pm
Wow, looks nice.
What model is it ?

Also, wow, the attachment system works now ?
*Wonders how long it'll take before someone realises that's a bad idea and takes it down again*
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on October 16, 2010, 07:16:05 pm
very nice birthday present! :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: TB-AV on October 16, 2010, 11:44:48 pm
@gryan, you will have to find an external server to host your image.

Photobucket or similar. Someone can tell you how to do it if you need help.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 17, 2010, 01:05:06 am
An AD60VT and VC-4 pedal to go with it.



Wow, where'd you find one of those ?
That's a great buy IMHO, you should pat yourself on the back and go 'Yay me!'.
They're great amps, and IMHO a xx--xx tonne better than their more modern sounding VT cousins, but fairly hard to come by these days.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Silverfang on October 17, 2010, 11:00:02 am
An AD60VT and VC-4 pedal to go with it.



Wow, where'd you find one of those ?
That's a great buy IMHO, you should pat yourself on the back and go 'Yay me!'.
They're great amps, and IMHO a xx--xx tonne better than their more modern sounding VT cousins, but fairly hard to come by these days.

On the ebays, got it on the buy it now system about 30 minutes after it was posted. The VC-4 pedal I got from another ebay vendor who were also selling an AD60VT but with the pedal, this vendor was selling ex display so the amp was way out of my budget, I managed to persuade them to sell me the pedal separately, over all spent £250, which is how much I would have got a VT50 for with the less than functional pedal. I'm pretty happy with the purchase, the amps coming tomorrow and I'm thinking of missing Uni to wait for it, and then to play with it :).

Yeah I'm pretty damned excited for it and I did go yay when I saw it. If only it could be tomorrow already.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on October 18, 2010, 06:56:04 pm
One of these ugly-ass things:
(http://sklep.rms.pl/galerie/w/wkladka-gramofonowa-audi_10453.jpg)
I can't wait!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 21, 2010, 08:12:27 pm
I bought 'Anarchy Evolution ; Faith, Science and Bad Religion in a world without God' by Greg Graffin & Steve Olson.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Lemming on October 22, 2010, 12:36:05 pm
The Pro by Amanda Conner & Garth Ennis, just back in print  ;D

And Logans new cd, The Great Unknown .... just waiting for Amazon to deliver them, hopefully today !?!?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Gandsfjord on October 22, 2010, 05:42:16 pm
I'm in Houston on business these days, and I've been shopping for a guitar. Went to the Guitar Center on Westheimer and bought a Telecaster. It's a MIM 'Special Edition' of the standard telecaster - apparently so new it doesn't have a picture on either the Fender- or GC webpages yet (it's really a standard tele but with the knobs and pickup selector reversed - same as the Blacktops). I tried a Blacktop tele first - thinking that was what I wanted - but I found that the 'original' tele sound suited me better. Also, the Blacktop humbuckers seemed to always give a pretty heavy sound. Difficult to get 'clean' sounds from it.

Anyway - that's not the random purchase, here it comes:
Since I'm away from home, I thought I'd buy something that would enable me to play the guitar in my hotel room, so I bought a Line 6 Pocket Pod and some cheap earphones. The Pocked Pod however quit working after about 5 minutes. I thought maybe it was the batteries (that came in the box) that had expired from old age, but changing the batteries didn't help either. I'll go back to GuitarCenter with it as soon as I have the time. One worry though - I threw away the box it came in as I unpacked it. Since I'm taking all my new stuff back to Norway in my luggage, I don't have the space to carry extra cardboard, hence the agressive throwing away policy  :) Hope they don't give me grief about missing original packaging....

Also, I'm planning to drive up to Austin this weekend for a bit of sightseeing..
When I got here on monday, the rental company at the airport (Avis) was out of normal cars (i.e. what my job was willing to let me have), so I got a Lincoln Town Car instead.  Of course it's kinda cool to drive a V8 when I'm in the U.S. but it handles like a waterbed.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: close2u on October 25, 2010, 10:30:09 am
GAS ATTACK ..... I went to a guitar show yesterday thinking I might listen to and try out a Blackstar HT1 ... there weren't any .... so I came away with this little fella ...  

Matamp Spirit 4w Combo

"New combo from one of Britain's most respected brands.
This amplifier is true point-to-point wired with no PCB's, tag boards or turret boards used. The circuitry is derived from the best-selling Minimat, with the same standard of components used and attention to detail applied.
Our designers have developed the preamp to give a wide range of rich clean and blues tones above and beyond those that guitarists expect from this style of combo.
The cab was built and covered in Japan. It is New Old Stock, the cabs were built in the 80's, and bought by the UK a few years ago when they were found in the corner of a warehouse in Japan."

Valves: 1x 6V6GT
Pre-amp: 1 x ECC83
Single Channel Class A
4 WATTS (RMS)
POINT TO POINT hand-wired
Power Attenuator (0.1 watt to 4 watts)
NOS Japanese handcrafted Finger-jointed solid wood cabinet
1 x 8 "Jensen C8R
VOLUME
TONE

(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee238/chaucer73/Matamp%20Spirit/MatampSpirit01.jpg) (http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee238/chaucer73/Matamp%20Spirit/MatampSpirit04.jpg)









So, I've gone from this:
(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee238/chaucer73/gear/vypyr1.jpg)

to this:
(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee238/chaucer73/Matamp%20Spirit/MatampSpirit05.jpg)


 :)




Review
http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2010/Oct/Matamp_Amplification_Spirit_1x8_Combo_Amp_Review.aspx
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Happy Jack on October 25, 2010, 10:53:25 am
So that's why the Peavey is up for sale - that is good GAS Close - trouble now is you need some pedals and pedal GAS is very very addictive ;D ;D

That Matamp looks the dogs mate
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on October 25, 2010, 12:49:52 pm
yeah   when I clicked on "recent threads" I saw that the amp is for sale and then I saw the updated "road case" thread.

That would mean he had found something better, because close2u was quite happy with the peavy.

The new one must be pretty great because he goes from a lot of effects to the dry and simple awesomeness of the little gem :)

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: TB-AV on October 25, 2010, 04:37:28 pm
So, I've gone from this:
(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee238/chaucer73/gear/vypyr1.jpg)

to this:
(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee238/chaucer73/Matamp%20Spirit/MatampSpirit05.jpg)

Now just get rid of those Tone and Volume controls and you will be all set.  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on October 25, 2010, 05:11:37 pm
So, close, you went from full tone controls and a 12" speaker to a single tone and volume with an 8" speaker ?

*Shakes head*
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on October 25, 2010, 05:36:07 pm
Well...... That answers my question on the 'for sale' thread  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on October 25, 2010, 06:20:40 pm
Taylor Swift Speak Now Deluxe Edition (US, not Int'l!)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: close2u on October 25, 2010, 08:18:05 pm
So that's why the Peavey is up for sale - that is good GAS Close - trouble now is you need some pedals and pedal GAS is very very addictive ;D ;D

That Matamp looks the dogs mate

Yeah - it is a looker ... kinds strange retro vibe going on, but it really blends in with the decor !!   :D

ideally I'd keep both but lack the room for housing them

pedals ... not sure about that yet ...

yeah   when I clicked on "recent threads" I saw that the amp is for sale and then I saw the updated "road case" thread.

That would mean he had found something better, because close2u was quite happy with the peavy.

The new one must be pretty great because he goes from a lot of effects to the dry and simple awesomeness of the little gem :)

definitely happy with the Peavey ... I just wanted in on the 'valve amps sound like nothing else' school of thought ... lol

and it will be dry and simple ... really force me to improve my playing and not hide behind effects ... it doesn't even have reverb !!


Now just get rid of those Tone and Volume controls and you will be all set.  ;D

minimalism for the win  :)

So, close, you went from full tone controls and a 12" speaker to a single tone and volume with an 8" speaker ?

*Shakes head*

I know, I know ... you mentioned the drawbacks in the thread about the HT1 ...

I just had to, I just couldn't resist ..

it's a boutique, vintage, retro, tweed, hand-wired etc etc ...

I had the choice between two both at the same price ..

the one I got or
one with reverb and jack out sockets for 8ohm or 16 ohm cabs (the insides were like those of the mini-matamp) ... but it had no attenuator ...

and given that I play 99% of the time in a room that is about 3m by 4m ... in a semi-detached house ... that power attenuator seemed a better bet than the reverb etc when I couldn't have both


btw


there are only 100 of these in existence and no more will ever be made

so it's a bit of a rarity / collector item too

 :)

Well...... That answers my question on the 'for sale' thread  ;D

bingo

 ;)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on October 29, 2010, 02:31:28 pm


and it will be dry and simple ... really force me to improve my playing and not hide behind effects ... it doesn't even have reverb !!


 ;)

Why would someone do that!  I use my clean channel a lot to see what the song that I'm doing sounds like.  You know if you crank up the distortion that it will hide things but the bottom like is your just decieving yourself and nothing but.  Play it right or don't play it at all is sort of my motto that I strive to live by. 
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on October 29, 2010, 02:59:31 pm
Taylor Swift - Speak Now, Diamond Package.
As I said, sucking record label's xx--xx again.
http://store.taylorswift.com/product/index/id/117/refstand/_LMSF_

It's HERE!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: mike42 on October 30, 2010, 05:13:20 am
Taylor Swift Speak Now Deluxe Edition (US, not Int'l!)

Just bought the cd on iTunes yesterday. I don't like it as much as fearless, but maybe once I listen to it a couple times I'll connect with some more of the songs. Overall it's a good cd though
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on October 30, 2010, 01:41:47 pm
Taylor Swift was the most 'her'. The demos carry on to be more 'her' than anything that gets released nowadays. Never Grow Up is now my favorite.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Gandsfjord on October 31, 2010, 03:41:03 pm
The dud Pocket Pod i wrote about in post #1168 was replaced at GuitarCenter without a quibble, and today I got back to Norway with the new guitar in one piece. Bought a RoadRunner molded case that has stood up to the abuse of the flight & transfer.

Found a note inside my guitar case that it had been opened and inspected by U.S. security. Don't know whether they played it - or what tune.  :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: big al on October 31, 2010, 06:27:54 pm
Kenneth Cole Reaction Cologne.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: gryan on October 31, 2010, 08:24:45 pm
Wow, looks nice.
What model is it ?
Also, wow, the attachment system works now ?
*Wonders how long it'll take before someone realises that's a bad idea and takes it down again*

LOL! Apparently the attachment system is verboten. :-)

Here's the pic again: http://imgur.com/gf6ux.jpg

It's a 5120, in orange. Only the most awesome colour ever. And it purrs like a kitten and growls like a tiger. Someday I plan on stealing Neil Young's White Falcon. Oops, did I just say that out loud?

http://www.gretschguitars.com/products/index.php?partno=2505811506
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on October 31, 2010, 09:39:55 pm
mmm that's one tasty guitar! wow I'm really impressed

could grab it and play "stray cat strut" whooole day (if that were a lefty :) )
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on November 01, 2010, 12:42:17 am
Wow, looks nice.
What model is it ?
Also, wow, the attachment system works now ?
*Wonders how long it'll take before someone realises that's a bad idea and takes it down again*

LOL! Apparently the attachment system is verboten. :-)

Here's the pic again: http://imgur.com/gf6ux.jpg

It's a 5120, in orange. Only the most awesome colour ever. And it purrs like a kitten and growls like a tiger. Someday I plan on stealing Neil Young's White Falcon. Oops, did I just say that out loud?

http://www.gretschguitars.com/products/index.php?partno=2505811506


Funny, i sold a Gretsch G6120SH Brian Setzer Hot Rod in flat black this week.
My boss was as pleased as the customer...
And to think i'm not part of the sales staff  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on November 01, 2010, 11:24:12 pm
Minecraft...
I'm such a boring person. :D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 01, 2010, 11:55:20 pm
Taylor Swift Speak Now Deluxe Edition (US, not Int'l!)

Got delivered today!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on November 04, 2010, 04:03:25 am
I FINALLY got MasterCard to accept my application for a xx--xx debitcard.
I was honest about my past, explained i just wanted a debitcard that i'd need to pre-fund via my bank account, the lady checked, double checked, and then accepted me.
So i can fina-xx--xx-lly buy stuff online again.
So, expect lots of posts in this thread by me before and around christmas  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Bootstrap on November 04, 2010, 04:31:42 am
LOL Dan - honesty does pay :)

Go steady, it could be a bit like not eating or drinking for a while......
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on November 04, 2010, 05:23:42 am
I FINALLY got MasterCard to accept my application for a xx--xx debitcard.
I was honest about my past, explained i just wanted a debitcard that i'd need to pre-fund via my bank account, the lady checked, double checked, and then accepted me.
So i can fina-xx--xx-lly buy stuff online again.
So, expect lots of posts in this thread by me before and around christmas  ;D

That's awesome!  Finally!!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: flyhead on November 04, 2010, 07:33:29 am
I was honest about my past....
By the time you got to Nebuchadnezzar she was probably tearing her hair out and just desparately needed a cigarette.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Gandsfjord on November 05, 2010, 12:49:05 pm
I didn't get one of these (yet), but I'll keep my eyes peeled:
(http://izismile.com/img/img3/20101104/640/daily_picdump_534_640_91.jpg)
Anyone seen one before? Know where to get one?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 05, 2010, 12:52:29 pm
No GAS, but MAS!
I really want a mandolin!
Maybe I'll buy one!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: TB-AV on November 05, 2010, 01:13:09 pm
Quote
Know where to get one?

I'm going to take a wild guess and say PickupPunch.com (http://www.pickpunch.com/)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on November 05, 2010, 01:26:46 pm
My order of V1 preamp tubes came in (http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/014/8/7/yay_by_sml_e.gif)
Got a Tung Sol 12AX7, a Svetlana 12AX7 and a Shuguang 12AX7B.
Switched the horrid Ruby tube out of my second 6505+ for the Shuguang and immediately noticed how much less noisy these are, how much more responsive the EQ is (everything at 12 o'clock sounds like it does on my other amps now, versus the bland xx--xx it sounds like with the ruby) and the distortion is a LOT less fizzy...
And by the FSM, the GAIN !!
I thought there was a lot of gain on the Ruby's but by the FSM's noodly appendage, by the sound of it, this tube singlehandedly seems to have upped it by a factor of 10.
I wonder how the Svetlana and the Tung Sol will sound...  ;D

Anywho, now to get some regular high gain tubes for the other 3 stages, and a better tube for the PI stage, and i'll be making this amp sound like a roaring demon*.

*With some help from my Mesa/Boogie 4x12 recto cabinet of course, because the single 12 inch sheffield speaker doesn't roar as much as it just fizzes, although i must admit it got a xx--xx load better with this replacement tube
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Post by: Gandsfjord on November 05, 2010, 02:16:13 pm
I'm going to take a wild guess and say PickpPunch.com
That just timed out for me, thought it wasn't there. Maybe firewall at work stopped it.
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Post by: Dan Graves on November 05, 2010, 02:32:33 pm
I'm going to take a wild guess and say PickPunch.com
That just timed out for me, thought it wasn't there. Maybe firewall at work stopped it.

Works fine here.
Probably blocked by your sysadmin @ work.
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Post by: Dan Graves on November 10, 2010, 12:04:55 pm
Call Of Duty : Blackops.
And to think i used to be such a whiny DICE fanboy  ::)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 10, 2010, 12:24:39 pm
Dean Markley The Suppressor.
It should've been here already...
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Post by: licksnkicks on November 13, 2010, 05:29:15 am
Das German beer!  It's my birthday. I'm not telling how old.  You know that old saying that a lady never reveals her age  or maybe the last time she had sex!!
Well I will reveal neither!
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Post by: JC on November 13, 2010, 08:38:53 am
 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ln'K!
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(http://a2.pbase.com/o2/84/809884/1/117888441.bNGalhQR.FDS.gif)  (http://a2.pbase.com/o4/84/809884/1/130285919.Vzs8Mh8D.10308.gif)





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Post by: LievenDV on November 13, 2010, 10:04:11 am
Das German beer!  

congratz!

Go for German Fleish and Belgian Beer!

I'll hand you a virtual Duvel, Vedett and West-Vleteren!


(http://genspedia.tarteflure.com/images/La_Duvel_998746094.jpg)(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSMM_DcBn2Mc-l9QMaaYfnHX9SZ-NMlo6KaL_xTnzQHDNMLDGBYUg)(http://blogs.fd.nl/photos/uncategorized/2008/04/21/westvleteren_2.jpg)


on a side note;not a "purchase" but an exchange of goods for services: I'm expecting a new drawing pad as a reward for a few hours of photoshopping. Wacom intuos 4 M
(http://www.cameratools.nl/_clientfiles/Wacom/xl_4M%20II.jpg)
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Post by: licksnkicks on November 13, 2010, 01:46:03 pm
I feel a  bit iffy this morning!  That was mighty fine German  beer.  It's called Red Bull.  It's in the king size cans and it's 12% and I had two.  I guess that's enough to induce the fuzzies this morning.  Not officially a headache just the fuzzies.  I think I should of just had 1 and left it at that!
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Post by: Phalanx on November 13, 2010, 05:46:28 pm
Das German beer!  

congratz!

Go for German Fleish and Belgian Beer!

I'll hand you a virtual Duvel, Vedett and West-Vleteren!
No love for Leffe? :(

(http://www.crackedkettle.com/store/images/leffe_triple.jpg)
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Post by: Happy Jack on November 13, 2010, 07:00:45 pm
I feel a  bit iffy this morning!  That was mighty fine German  beer.  It's called Red Bull.  It's in the king size cans and it's 12% and I had two.  I guess that's enough to induce the fuzzies this morning.  Not officially a headache just the fuzzies.  I think I should of just had 1 and left it at that!

12% Crikey - Happy Birthday!

I thought my 8.3% Cider was a bit on the wild side
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 13, 2010, 08:25:28 pm
I can't handle more than 2 small glasses of Port either (~20%).

Happy Birthday!
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Post by: Wishbone on November 13, 2010, 08:49:16 pm
Licks-

Happy Birthday, mate. I'd say don't overdo it, but it seems you already pre-ignored that advice ;)

Jack-

At 12%, beer has gone even beyond Tennants or Helden Brau 'super' territory. Even that sh**e tastes like a rusty tin of syrup. At 8% a well tended cider (not that sh**e full of chemicals they sell in Threshers) has a bite to it that can be savoured (read : 'feared') ;)
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Post by: LievenDV on November 13, 2010, 08:51:53 pm

No love for Leffe? :(

ah nice trippel ("triple") will do too although "Christmas Leffe" is nice too

LnK; no fuzzy morning?! that's good news; drinking 1 water after every few beers keeps the wooden head away too.
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Post by: Happy Jack on November 13, 2010, 08:53:55 pm
@Wish - you remember K Cider or was it White Lightening- central heating for tramps bloody awful stuff and Thunderbird was even worse

Henry Weston's for me tonight mate as I settle down to watch Haye annihilate Harrison
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Post by: licksnkicks on November 14, 2010, 03:21:54 am
@Wish - you remember K Cider or was it White Lightening- central heating for tramps bloody awful stuff and Thunderbird was even worse

Henry Weston's for me tonight mate as I settle down to watch Haye annihilate Harrison

We have this "come alive for $1.05" bottles of cheap nasty beer!  We all used to drink this stuff when we were younger and had less funds.  Talk about nasty hangovers!  Definitely can't party like I used to.  I wouldn't want to anyhow.  My body can't take the abuse like it used to be able to.  Besides
there's better things in life to do now!  
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Post by: Happy Jack on November 14, 2010, 08:23:08 am
@Wish - you remember K Cider or was it White Lightening- central heating for tramps bloody awful stuff and Thunderbird was even worse

Henry Weston's for me tonight mate as I settle down to watch Haye annihilate Harrison

We have this "come alive for $1.05" bottles of cheap nasty beer!  We all used to drink this stuff when we were younger and had less funds.  Talk about nasty hangovers!  Definitely can't party like I used to.  I wouldn't want to anyhow.  My body can't take the abuse like it used to be able to.  Besides
there's better things in life to do now!  

I can still do the drinking bit but the recovery time is longer - and I haven't got time for hangovers - to much to do
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Post by: close2u on November 14, 2010, 08:37:24 am
my most recent random purchase has become a most recent random sale
the Matamp has gone to a new home
bloke made me an offer I couldn't refuse
 :)
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Post by: Wishbone on November 14, 2010, 10:46:10 am
Quote
Henry Weston's for me tonight mate as I settle down to watch Haye annihilate Harrison

Watched that fight, Jack........ bleedin' embarrassing.
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Post by: licksnkicks on November 14, 2010, 01:03:37 pm
Is this UFC your talking about?
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Post by: Wishbone on November 14, 2010, 01:59:56 pm
Nah, Licks........ Boxing...... Harrison managed just one punch in three rounds. Haye didn't do much more until the third, then finished Harrison off. Then it turns out Haye and a load of his family had money down for Haye to finish Harrison off in the third. More than embarrassing, really .......... Downright distasteful.
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Post by: Malicious on November 14, 2010, 04:51:54 pm
Just got Tabtoolkit from the app store.
It's a neat little app that lets you play GP( guitar pro) files on your Iphone/Itouch.
The reason I ended up buying it was to learn some Xmas songs over the holidays.
Normaly I'd go by ear seeing how some tabs can be dodgy, but I didn't want to put too much effort into learning them :P

Anyways, neat little app for beginners to any skill level really.
It's even got a built in metronome.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on November 14, 2010, 08:35:00 pm
my most recent random purchase has become a most recent random sale
the Matamp has gone to a new home
bloke made me an offer I couldn't refuse
 :)

I saw that coming a mile away, TBH.
So, what are you gonna buy now to replace it ?
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Post by: close2u on November 14, 2010, 08:54:42 pm
my most recent random purchase has become a most recent random sale
the Matamp has gone to a new home
bloke made me an offer I couldn't refuse
 :)

I saw that coming a mile away, TBH.
So, what are you gonna buy now to replace it ?

Dan - you had it right - the amp was built with quality quality quality from inside to out ... and will no doubt be good for years to come ... but I found it limited limited limited for my playing needs and playing situation ... it was a litttle boxy in that small cab too ... makes me think twice and then some about an HT1 combo ...

I did come out on top (financially) so I once again have a cash sum stashed away for something somewhere along the line

I still have the Peavey Vypyr which does all I want for now

maybe I should get some better recording equipment

maybe I should forget GAS and treat my wife to something really special

 :)

Anyway, have a positive vibration for being a smart-xx--xx  ;)
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Post by: licksnkicks on November 14, 2010, 09:54:30 pm


maybe I should forget GAS and treat my wife to something really special

 :)


That would be nice of you!  Treat her to something out of the ordinary!  Surprise her!  Women can never turn down a day at the spa.  Massage, manicure, pedicure.  The whole 9 yards.  Get her something just for her!
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Post by: flyhead on November 14, 2010, 10:02:05 pm
Quote
Women can never turn down a day at the spa.  Massage, manicure, pedicure.  The whole 9 yards.  Get her something just for her!
That's an awfully sexist list, licksnkicks. I'd get her a model train set.
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Post by: licksnkicks on November 15, 2010, 03:38:58 am
I would actually myself settle for a HO scale racing track with some hot cars.  Now that would be fun!  I used to have one and a really hot little white Mustang GT! I named her the "Cherry Bomb".  Had a decal on the hood!  I could kick butt with that!  I put some weights in her so when she went whizzing around the corner she would hang in there. I don't particularly like train sets although my husband is a collector!  Trains to me are borrrring!

Or maybe even a pink tool set. Got one for my birthday last year!   Everyone uses my tools though and never puts them back.  I can never find them when I need them!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 15, 2010, 01:20:50 pm
I'm actually itching to buy some new Taylor Swift merch... but I can't - I want a mandolin!
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Post by: licksnkicks on November 15, 2010, 01:48:19 pm
Can't have your cake and eat it too!

Poor baby!

Cue for the sake of your sanity(and I think mine lol) get a IRL girlfriend. 
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 15, 2010, 03:44:14 pm
Now you just sound like my ex...
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Post by: Dan Graves on November 15, 2010, 04:21:48 pm
Now you just sound like my ex...

I say we start a 'buy Cue some quality time with a hooker' fund  ;D
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 15, 2010, 05:24:02 pm
LOL.

:P
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Post by: Tourniquet on November 15, 2010, 05:29:34 pm
An art tube mp studio V3 pre-amp
http://www.artproaudio.com/products.asp?type=79&cat=1&id=58
(http://www.artproaudio.com/images/products/lg_tubemp_studiov3.jpg)
should arrive in a day or two.
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Post by: Lemming on November 15, 2010, 06:01:34 pm
.... I say we start a 'buy Cue some quality time with a hooker' fund  ;D

Seconded !!!!!

 ..... & Cue, the five fingered widow doesnt count as an "ex" !?!?!  ;D
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 15, 2010, 06:15:08 pm
@Tourniquet

So, how does it work? I've been curious about that little pre-amp for a while now. I wish it had some kind of digital output like S/PDIF so I could connect it to my 0404 USB so I get 4 inputs...

@Lemming
... she's not a five-fingered widow, lol.
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Post by: Tourniquet on November 16, 2010, 01:15:07 am
It's mostly intended as a single in single out although it apparently will do two in two out (I suspect the two in would get mixed though).
I presume the V3 thing is mostly a frequency response rebalance, the implication is that it's done through the valve rather than a digital edit but it remains to be seen if it's all it's cracked up to be.
I'll be running it though it's paces as part of a broader test of recording gear I've used.

If you really want a higher I/O count and you have a spare PCI slot you might want to look at the m-audio delta 1010. had my eye on it for a while but don't have a slot to spare without getting creative with my PC components.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 16, 2010, 01:40:04 am
Ack, I forgot it had only one input!
I soon will get my dad's desktop with hopefully an empty PCI slot. Then I want something with ADAT (like E-MU 1212M). Would that work too (and get a seperate pre-amp later)?
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Post by: licksnkicks on November 16, 2010, 03:29:26 pm
Now you just sound like my ex...

I say we start a 'buy Cue some quality time with a hooker' fund  ;D

OMG a high five to ya Dan. 

"Little boy Cue come blow your horn"  Pulleeze!
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Post by: LievenDV on November 16, 2010, 04:01:01 pm
haha :)

btw Cue; you probably have tickets for TS for Rotterdam (7/3/2011) but the day before she's in Brussels.
you could see here twice!
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Post by: flyhead on November 16, 2010, 04:54:02 pm
Quote
you could see here twice!
(http://www.profilebrand.com/funny-pictures/category/demotivational/141_stalker-cat.gif)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 16, 2010, 06:56:02 pm
haha :)

btw Cue; you probably have tickets for TS for Rotterdam (7/3/2011) but the day before she's in Brussels.
you could see here twice!
My mom won't let me. Already going twice (7th @ R'dam and 12th @ Oberhausen).
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on November 17, 2010, 06:59:40 am
Cue is it her looks that have left you in this dizzy state or is it her playing?  Yannow IMHO there are more talented female guitar players but certainly not as pretty! 
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 17, 2010, 02:13:46 pm
Taylor Swift - Speak Now Vinyl (2xLP)
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Post by: licksnkicks on November 17, 2010, 02:45:23 pm
So what's your answer Cueman?(p.s. your new nick name)

I'm not trying to pick on you or be in your face. You know I'm not like that!  I just want to know.  I don't think I have ever in my entire lifetime met anyone so enamoured by another human being. 
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 17, 2010, 04:37:08 pm
Not so much her playing... but it's her looks, her voice in itself, her writing and her as a person.
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Post by: licksnkicks on November 18, 2010, 03:46:07 pm
Stilts!
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Post by: Lemming on November 18, 2010, 05:48:42 pm
I hear Taylor Swift is bringing out her own perfume soon !?!? Just read it in one of the papers ...

She says she likes Scents because they remind her of all her past boyfriends, apparently she listed LOADS of different scents !?!? Although maybe that means she just had one boyfriend that always changed his scent ......... or maybe not  ;)

(lights blue touch paper, runs for cover ....)  ;D
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Post by: flyhead on November 18, 2010, 06:27:16 pm
She's just got really bad halitosis.
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Post by: Happy Jack on November 18, 2010, 07:54:44 pm
She's just got really bad halitosis.

You know, I read that too.............
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 20, 2010, 05:01:40 pm
I think I wouldn't even care... :P


Purchased:
2x D'Addario EJ38H
2x Martin MSPHT10
Total was just under 30 dollars.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on November 21, 2010, 01:16:01 pm
I think I wouldn't even care.

That's the beauty of love.  Acceptance no matter what!
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Post by: lorezolutions on November 22, 2010, 04:20:27 pm
bought a compstang and a 4 way switch for my tele.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on November 24, 2010, 04:13:04 am
Bought some 10/46 XL D'Addario strings.  I have the strength now for them.  Also bought a Varigrip variable tension hand & finger exerciser.  You can adjust the tension on it.  Maybe 5 minutes a day.  I guess we shall see what happens!
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Post by: Wishbone on November 24, 2010, 06:48:25 am
Licks-

Got XL110's on all my electrics. When I changed the RG out to them, though, I had to add a spring to the trem unit and give it a new set up. Which is not to say that your Parker will need anything so drastic...... most guitars will get away with a single gauge increase....... Just that mine didn't. Thought I'd mention it before you restrung....... Let us know how it looks and feels.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 24, 2010, 03:04:04 pm
I want to try the EXL110+ strings, or EXL140. OR, EXL116. I don't know if I'll manage but I hate how thin strings feel (c'mon, I've got 13s on my acoustic too).
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 29, 2010, 07:57:13 pm
Just ordered a Snark SN-2 tuner! Hello tuning-in-less-than-a-minute!
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Post by: flyhead on November 29, 2010, 07:59:11 pm
Does Guitar Barbie Taylor use one of these?
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Post by: Wishbone on November 29, 2010, 08:33:45 pm
Cue-

My nephew got one of those a few weeks back and loves it. He says it picks up the strings perfectly right across the set; no buggering around trying to get the low E to register as he did with the intelli tuner.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 29, 2010, 08:48:58 pm
flyhead,
Haven't got a clue. It was simply the cheapest little tuner with the best reviews I could find.

Nice new nickname you came up with, btw.

Wish,
I've read that too, and that it can even be used to tune a bass guitar! Which is great, because I always seem to have trouble tuning the bass - simply because it's so low-pitched.
Glad I made the right purchase!
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Post by: Xaromir on November 29, 2010, 08:55:04 pm
A case of ouzo.
Another sucky week - here i come. :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on November 30, 2010, 06:44:00 am
Ick........

Xaro......... The only thing I'd need a case of ouzo for, would be for washing engine parts down  ;D
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Post by: DeadlyChicken on November 30, 2010, 08:54:31 am
You eat engine parts  :o
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Post by: flyhead on November 30, 2010, 09:03:41 am
You eat engine parts  :o

Chortle, chortle.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on November 30, 2010, 09:16:23 am
oeh I could go for a hot Sambuca with the coffee beans to wish myself Health, wealth and happyness :)

Even tohugh I'm more of a whiskey and gin drinker...

todo: get bottle of Sambuca...
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on November 30, 2010, 11:45:33 am
Alcohol? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD_WPcSGHgs)

As latest random purchases, i bought Pantera's 'Cowboys From Hell' 3 disc remastered reissue, some 12AX7B tubes, a bubblewrap envelope to send something to cue zephyr (they're going to be sent off tomorrow cue, it's been snowing here so i could barely get to work, let alone the post office  :( )...
And i'm going to be receiving some stuff i ordered from ThinkGeek (http://www.thinkgeek.com/), Amazon, and i ordered some more original 'prosciutto di Parma' for my planned Christmas/Chanukah culinary extravaganza ;D

Life is good  8)
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Post by: flyhead on November 30, 2010, 11:49:52 am
... i ordered some more original 'prosciutto di Parma' for my planned Christmas/Chanukah culinary extravaganza ;D
May a plague of gefilet fish be upon you.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 30, 2010, 12:06:57 pm
Last time I checked I couldn't order from Amazon because I wasn't in the US. What am I missing?!
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Post by: flyhead on November 30, 2010, 12:22:26 pm
An ocean?
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Post by: Gandsfjord on November 30, 2010, 12:58:00 pm
Try amazon.co.uk instead (or try your native country suffix instead of .co.uk - you may be lucky).
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 30, 2010, 01:17:23 pm
Meh, I got a Snark off eBay for 5 euros less (that's with shipping included on the eBay part but not on the Amazon deal).
I think I'm gonna grab me some Wegen picks (apparently 5 bucks per pick or something like that).
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on November 30, 2010, 02:45:35 pm
Last time I checked I couldn't order from Amazon because I wasn't in the US. What am I missing?!

Having relatives who live in the U.S. is what you are missing  ;D
But as stated, amazon.co.uk will deliver to Holland.

... i ordered some more original 'prosciutto di Parma' for my planned Christmas/Chanukah culinary extravaganza ;D
May a plague of gefilet fish be upon you.
Jealous of my fine taste in Italian pork, old man ?  ;)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: flyhead on November 30, 2010, 02:58:25 pm
No, just a little irked by my typo. and worried that some Maccabee ninja might come crashing through your window and put you to the sword whilst you're spinning the dreidel with a chunk of pig fat stuck between your teeth.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 30, 2010, 03:02:07 pm
Does it sound stupid if I want to pay $10-€15 (excl shipping) for two picks?
FTR there's picks out there costing $30-$40 a piece.
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Post by: MadCat on November 30, 2010, 04:03:52 pm
A Kyser Capo. Just because my wife wanted one.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: flyhead on November 30, 2010, 04:24:36 pm
Does it sound stupid if I want to pay $10-€15 (excl shipping) for two picks?
FTR there's picks out there costing $30-$40 a piece.
It sounds three times less stupid than paying $30-$40.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 30, 2010, 04:33:11 pm
Good, because those Wegen picks get good reviews!
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Post by: flyhead on November 30, 2010, 04:37:25 pm
Good, because those Wegen picks get good reviews!
I guess they can afford them.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 30, 2010, 04:55:54 pm
I didn't say Blue Chip (http://www.bluechippick.net/)...
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on November 30, 2010, 05:27:27 pm
That seems a ridiculous price to pay for something my niece would pick up and idly chew a hole through if I left it lying around.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 30, 2010, 06:10:11 pm
Yeah, but some people (mostly acoustic guitarists and mandolinists I think) swear by them. I won't be getting one of those in a long time (or an Elliott capo for that matter). But I do want to try the picks recommended to me (Fender, Dunlop, Golden Gate and the slightly more expensive Wegen ones).
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: flyhead on November 30, 2010, 06:34:19 pm
Kevin Keegan swore by Brut 33, but you won't find me stinking like a hooker's laundry basket.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Happy Jack on November 30, 2010, 08:27:12 pm
Kevin Keegan swore by Brut 33, but you won't find me stinking like a hooker's laundry basket. Except at the weekends when I go out with the boys

 :D ;)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: flyhead on November 30, 2010, 08:34:32 pm
(http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/hs322.snc4/41572_2205002541_9194_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Happy Jack on November 30, 2010, 08:42:37 pm
(http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/hs322.snc4/41572_2205002541_9194_n.jpg)

Crikey looks like Mrs Miserable Jack getting ready to thump me last time I bought a guitar :D :D :D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on November 30, 2010, 10:31:43 pm
Benefit of the single mans life, Jack............. I can gas all I like and only my bank manager gets annoyed.....

....... And him I can tell to **** off without so much as a trace of guilt or fear for the consequences  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on November 30, 2010, 11:39:07 pm
I have mas now, not gas. xD
I will get a cure for it tomorrow.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on December 01, 2010, 01:21:46 pm
it was dropped off at neighbour's house yesterday - but it was too late to pick it up:
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/335/a/9/my_first_lp_record_by_dusky1991-d33zlrf.jpg)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on December 01, 2010, 09:28:41 pm
And if that wasn't enough...

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/335/e/4/kentucky_km_550_1_by_dusky1991-d340clg.jpg)
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2010/335/3/8/kentucky_km_550_2_by_dusky1991-d340cq7.jpg)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on December 02, 2010, 12:29:28 pm
Well, not a 'purchase' but i got some more free packs of EB Earthwood strings with the box i ordered, so i decided to keep these for me  ;D
(@ cue, check your PM's  ;) )
[edit]Undid my BFBC2 Vietnam preorder after i learned that EA is trying to make PC users pay for the SPECACT kits which where promised to preorder/VIP users for free 5 months ago, and is now released as a €5 download.
xx--xx EA and DICE[/edit]
Shopping spree FTW  :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Phalanx on December 02, 2010, 01:37:14 pm
Wow, really great purchase, Cue! Let us know how it plays! :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on December 02, 2010, 02:31:35 pm
Dan-

My brother's sworn by Earthwoods for the last 20 years. They're nice strings, if a little too mellowed for me. The G on a set of light was always a heart stopper as you were winding it up on a restring, as well. Dunno if they did something about that, but they were really temperamental like that.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on December 02, 2010, 02:32:58 pm
@Phalanx
I know, right? It plays really well. But there seems to be a buzz at the 5th fret on mostly the D string. And the tuners seem to suck. :P
But the sound... man, it sounds sweet and once you dig in it'll bark like mad.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on December 02, 2010, 03:27:33 pm
Dan-

My brother's sworn by Earthwoods for the last 20 years. They're nice strings, if a little too mellowed for me. The G on a set of light was always a heart stopper as you were winding it up on a restring, as well. Dunno if they did something about that, but they were really temperamental like that.

I like my strings somewhat mellow, really.
And i wouldn't know about light G strings, using .013 here, just like Cue.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on December 02, 2010, 03:44:58 pm
Which instrument do you use them on, by the way?
I like 13s.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on December 02, 2010, 03:56:19 pm
Which instrument do you use them on, by the way?
I like 13s.

I told you in the PM's i sent you today.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on December 02, 2010, 04:07:41 pm
Just read them after I checked my mail. x)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on December 02, 2010, 04:33:12 pm
Silly boy  :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Phalanx on December 02, 2010, 05:23:27 pm
@Phalanx
I know, right? It plays really well. But there seems to be a buzz at the 5th fret on mostly the D string. And the tuners seem to suck. :P
But the sound... man, it sounds sweet and once you dig in it'll bark like mad.
Wasn't it set-up at the shop you bought it? Or did you purchase it from the interwebs? Mandolins are really, really cool. Can't wait to see a video from you. :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on December 02, 2010, 08:58:47 pm
It was set-up, but still found some imperfections (didn't notice 'em at the shop - no idea why).
I messed with the intonation as well (just because I could). Now everything EXCEPT the A strings sound perfect. Maybe I'll shove it back a bit.
I'll do a little video review maybe, or just a cover of sorts to show it off. :P
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on December 06, 2010, 09:29:01 pm
Handcuffs with pink fluff on them. :3
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on December 06, 2010, 09:48:06 pm
A 2nd hand alesis audio USB interface
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on December 06, 2010, 09:56:30 pm
How many channels does it have, Lieven?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: PattheBunny on December 06, 2010, 10:27:39 pm
(http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i395/Suddenlyitwassummer/eg1yellowfrontthh.jpg)

Pat
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on December 06, 2010, 11:10:37 pm
Cool a travel guitar.
Actually those are really underrated.
It's a bit odd, but not that bad actually.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on December 07, 2010, 12:07:56 am
Nice axe!

You know what's odd? Nashville tuning.

Why do I bring that up? Well, my travel guitar is tuned to that again. ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on December 07, 2010, 06:43:21 am
Hiscox LiteFlight Case STD-EF ................... 'Cos when my G&L eventually does get here, it's not living in a gig bag.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on December 07, 2010, 08:06:19 am
How many channels does it have, Lieven?

only 2: amp and vocal/harmonica.
I won't be recording anything more at the same time.

bought a sennheiser e606 for €65 this morning
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on December 07, 2010, 12:59:57 pm
Hmm, so I'll still be looking for an 8in pre...
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: PattheBunny on December 07, 2010, 05:16:41 pm
Cool a travel guitar.
Actually those are really underrated.
It's a bit odd, but not that bad actually.

It seems well enough put together and is comfortable to play.  It actually has very decent action and intonation and with my little Honeytone amp I can travel to New York in style this December.  My biggest apprehension is changing strings which everyone says is an ordeal the first few times.  I looked for something with a headstock, notably an old Chiquita, but this was in my price range and that was not.  It will be interesting to see how it holds up.  Made in China.  Traveler Escape 2 I think is the model. 

Pat
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on December 07, 2010, 11:24:20 pm
Well, it got a headstock, it's just on the body. :3
Restringing isn't that bad, my kahler was A LOT worst than that.
It's not that different you just go in the other direction.
Yes it may feel a bit odd the first time round, but not a bit more difficult.  :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on December 08, 2010, 12:40:14 am
Then how can you call it a headstock?!
;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on December 08, 2010, 03:38:30 am
Handcuffs with pink fluff on them. :3

There called "Love cuffs"!  Don't ask me how I know but that's what they are called.  NO................I do not have a secret "other" life and if I did I sure wouldn't do the reveal here! ;)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: TB-AV on December 08, 2010, 02:09:30 pm
Quote
I do not have a secret "other" life and if I did I sure wouldn't do the reveal here!

Wouldn't matter... someone here probably already has the pictures...  ::)

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on December 08, 2010, 02:15:17 pm
Quote
I do not have a secret "other" life and if I did I sure wouldn't do the reveal here!

Wouldn't matter... someone here probably already has the pictures...  ::)



*Puts away his hack-tool loaded netbook and whistles innocently while pushing the 'publish to 4chan' button*  8)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on December 08, 2010, 02:50:09 pm
Handcuffs with pink fluff on them. :3

There called "Love cuffs"!  Don't ask me how I know but that's what they are called.  NO................I do not have a secret "other" life and if I did I sure wouldn't do the reveal here! ;)

Actually I do remember now!  I saw them on my nephew's dining room table.  They were for a stag or so he says!  Maybe he has a secret "other" life other than being a policeman.  Cops are some of the kinkiest and wildest!  I once dated one!  All I can say was it far from boring! ;)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: knighty 1 on December 08, 2010, 03:56:40 pm

 :o   WOOOAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!, far tooo! much information licks,you'll ave me havin' nightmares. :P
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on December 08, 2010, 04:22:54 pm

 :o   WOOOAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!, far tooo! much information licks,you'll ave me havin' nightmares. :P

Nothing wrong with kinky nightmares! ;)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on December 08, 2010, 04:28:24 pm
Careful now licks, or you might be issued the 'MILF of the year' award for all this naughty info, and then half the board will be trying to sweettalk it's way into your pants  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on December 08, 2010, 05:21:09 pm
Licks.........

You're just asking for a whole slew of 'truncheon' insinuendo, aren't yer?  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Lemming on December 08, 2010, 05:47:55 pm
Careful now licks, or you might be issued the 'MILF of the year' award for all this naughty info, and then half the board will be trying to sweettalk it's way into your pants  ;D

Dan, dont you mean the "other" half of the board !?!?!?  ;D

Damn, you mentioned MILF ......  8)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on December 08, 2010, 10:19:39 pm
Them's there the facts.  Accept them or not!

I just told you about a incident in the past that happened to me in a very innocent way.  I don't mean to come off trampish or whatever you want to call it!  I tell the truth and do not speak with a forked tongue! I didn't tell you this to titillate(yes guys there's that word again! ;)) you! If it hadn't been for Xaromir mentioning handcuffs with the pink fluffies on them I would of never said a word!

but...............men will be men conjuring up images of sugarplums.  I think not! ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: flyhead on December 08, 2010, 10:48:59 pm
...............men will be men conjuring up images of sugarplums.  I think not! ;D
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1020/1458941244_c3b4ff3d99.jpg)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on December 10, 2010, 05:01:37 am
Broken sword 1+2+3 @gog <3
They reduced them to 7.17$ for all three for the weekend.
http://www.gog.com/en/promo/broken_sword

They also sell the new witcher over gog without drm and such.
Sorry for the advertising. xD
I <3 gog, i really do.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on December 10, 2010, 07:00:24 am
Broken sword 1+2+3 @gog <3
They reduced them to 7.17$ for all three for the weekend.
http://www.gog.com/en/promo/broken_sword

They also sell the new witcher over gog without drm and such.
Sorry for the advertising. xD
I <3 gog, i really do.

Xar what is this that you speak of?  Is it some Japanese Ainme games?  I have never heard of these and neither have my boys!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: irishalkies on December 10, 2010, 11:50:29 pm
I've completed the Director's Cut on the DS Xaro. Good game with good humour. Even had a drunken Geordie with a Newcastle top on there!

 8)

 :D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: wetbrain on December 11, 2010, 06:53:37 am
I bought a black  T-shirt that has just one word on it "LOSER"

It's my dream to wear it on stage someday.

Or go "speed-dating" with it.

Who says there's no truth in advertising?

WB
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Post by: Phalanx on December 11, 2010, 05:17:39 pm
Just received the the 'intermediate guitar method with Justin Sandercoe'.  :D Gonna watch it now...
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on December 11, 2010, 08:29:07 pm
I need my Snark...
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Post by: Humbuck on December 15, 2010, 11:07:28 pm
I just picked up a Martin OMC-16OGTE last night on my way home from school. I had had my eye on the guitar for a few months (since July) but finally decided to pick it up when I got a sign (I found a bunch of missing picks in my pocket...any reason to get a new guitar right?).  It's my first acoustic, and tons of fun to play - albeit very different from electrics; whole step bends aren't going to happen any time soon.  It is nice to play songs along the lines of Jack Johnson though with an acoustic rather than an electric...it just fits the vibe more.

Oh!  And I picked up a humidifier and strings with it if those count as extra spontaneous purchases :).
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on December 17, 2010, 10:43:55 pm
Congrats! I've been wondering about the OMC-16OGTE myself. But I guess the OM-21 is more for me. :P
I played an OM-18V which was also very nice.
One day I'll get me a nice Martin too... unless the wad of cash is larger maybe a Collings... ;D
A Taylor just doesn't cut it for bluegrass!

Plus, the mail finally included a little something for me - my Snark SN-2 tuner! I love this little tuner!
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Humbuck on December 18, 2010, 06:09:33 pm
Yeah, I tried a few other other acoustics, but for some reason the OMC-16OGTE just felt right.  Not too big and easy to play (I also love that it's a cut away).  I'd never really been into acoustics, but when I picked this one up, I fell in love.

The Snark looks really cool.  If the 16OGTE didn't have a built in tuner, I'd consider grabbing one myself (I'm always too lazy to tune by ear :P).
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: stevics on December 18, 2010, 07:04:10 pm
Early Xmas present for my Classic 30
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f120/stevics_album/IMG_0196.jpg)

Replaces 3 x Sovtek 12AX7EH Electro Harmonix.

Left to right:-
TungSol 12AX7 Re-Issue in V1 Clean
JJ ECC803S Large Plate in V2 Overdrive
Sovtek 12AX7LPS Large Plate Spiral Filament in V3 Phase Inverter.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on December 18, 2010, 09:55:16 pm
That's an odd box for a JJ tube...
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b366/DanielGravesNL/8e70d89f.jpg)

And welcome to the Tung Sol owner's club  ;)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: stevics on December 18, 2010, 10:16:02 pm
That's an odd box for a JJ tube...

And welcome to the Tung Sol owner's club  ;)

The box is a Watford valves box.
This combination was recomended by a few guys on the Peavey forum. I have only had a quick try at low volumes. The Tung Sol sounds really good on the normal channel.
The JJ is the long plate version which some think can become microphonic but the Peavey guys in the know recon this valve is fine. (The Sovtek is long plate too).
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on December 19, 2010, 12:32:10 am
Nothing wrong with long plate ones, as long as your Watford tests them and does a proper 24 hour burn in you should be a-ok.
And considering Watford's rep, i'd say you'll be fine  ;)

Also, ANY tube can become microphonic over time.
Considering the minimal cost of these preamp tubes, i can't really see that being a deterrent.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on December 19, 2010, 09:16:44 am
For the other IT/PC enthusiasts here : i just bought 4 Western Digital Velociraptor 600GB HDD's with a very nice discount.
RAID 1+0, anyone ?

Now i just need to start getting my new PC build underway.
Here's what i'm aiming for : i7-970 or i7-980X CPU, EVGA X58 Classified 4-Way SLI motherboard, an EVGA GTX580 GPU, Corsair AX1200 PSU, a Coolermaster HAF X (E-ATX and XL-ATX, chosen because of the motherboard's extreme size) case, and a bunch of parts that i'll rip from some of my other PC's.
And maybe 2 new Samsung Syncmaster P2470H monitors to top it all off.

For the record though : considering what this will cost...
I must be insane.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Silverfang on December 19, 2010, 11:18:56 am
For the record though : considering what this will cost...
I must be insane.

Yeah I was going to say that is one pricey build, but then again it'd be worth it.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: stevics on December 19, 2010, 02:34:01 pm
Nothing wrong with long plate ones, as long as your Watford tests them and does a proper 24 hour burn in you should be a-ok.
*And considering Watford's rep, i'd say you'll be fine  ;)

Also, ANY tube can become microphonic over time.
**Considering the minimal cost of these preamp tubes, i can't really see that being a deterrent.

*Must thank Watford Valves, the Post Office managed to loose my first order. Watford Valves sent replcements with no quibling.

**Yeh Cost Me £36 for the set. Still got the 12AX7EH's for spares.
I will run with this new set for a while, would like to put a day asside to try different combinations.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on December 25, 2010, 04:32:00 pm
Just bought me some new stuff from Thomann.de : some more sets of SIT .011 strings (our supplier isn't getting them anymore  :( ), a set of Dean Markley Misfits Skullbusters .011 strings, 2 cheapo latching 2 setting footswitches for my Peavey's, and some GHS Graphitall, because my regular shipment of nutsauce has been delayed by customs.
They seemed to think graphite lubricant is some sort of banned item, so it's being held until further investigation proves otherwise... xx--xx idiots.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on December 25, 2010, 05:08:36 pm
How is that Graphitall working for you, Dan?
I'm still using an 8B pencil. ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on December 25, 2010, 07:17:54 pm
I only just ordered it cue, it won't come in until wednesday  ;)
But since it's just like nutsauce (minus the handy applicator syringe), it'll do fine.
It's easier to use than a pencil, and it will lube the nut slots and bridge slightly better.
Not by much, but some say there is a difference.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on December 29, 2010, 07:33:25 pm
How is that Graphitall working for you, Dan?
I'm still using an 8B pencil. ;D

Well, it's arrived, and it works better then a graphite pencil, and just as good as nutsauce (and perhaps better than it, but time will tell on that matter).
It's a lot more liquid than nutsauce though, which makes applying it thoroughly throughout a nut and bridge saddles easier.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on December 29, 2010, 10:23:37 pm
Sweet, I should pick some of that up then too.Thanks forr the report.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on December 31, 2010, 02:28:28 pm
No, not this time...
I purchased
1x Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 (because I could)
1x Planet Waves CP02NS (because I need an extra one for my travel guitar)
1x wire brushes (because I'll be recording drums soon)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on January 05, 2011, 03:07:13 pm
I bought a book, and it's a bit special since a friend over at worth wrote it.
Looking forward to reading it. <3
http://www.worth1000.com/discussions/62611/my-book-the-unenchanted-princess-arrived
(http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp26/Xaromir/upb.jpg)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on January 06, 2011, 12:29:00 am
(http://www.siig.com/Files/Images/ProductImages/0011/NN-EC2012-S1-w1.gif)
I have to have that in before my Saffire's 30-day return policy ends...
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on January 11, 2011, 08:59:15 pm
My Saffire Pro 40 is here, now it's just to wait on the FireWire card...
Also my wire brushes are here, so I better get my @ß to the store to grab some mic stands and cables... and to set up my old kit again.
Plus I got a Planet Waves NS capo now. I nearly ordered it a while ago but I got the spider instead. Now I'm really happy I got the NS. It's a good contender for the Shubb I have now (I might make it my primary capo now).
Then I just need a Paige for my mandolin, then I'm all set. ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on January 11, 2011, 10:26:47 pm
I bought something.
And i'm not showing what it is till it arrives. ;D

Cue:
I've heard of the NS ones, seem to be quite nice, and don't knock the guitar out of tune that easily.
But to be honest i would propably stay with my G7th, which i still adore. <3
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on January 11, 2011, 10:36:40 pm
I never got one because IMHO it's overpriced. :P
And I don't recall it to be such a simple design as the Shubb or NS, either.
Maybe I'll get a Paige for my mandolin next.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on January 13, 2011, 04:23:25 pm
(http://www.extremeaudio.de/images/JVC-kdr311.jpg)
I spend all my birthday money on a new car radio - for my mums car... skoi.
At least i don't have to talk to her anymore when driving, at least after that blood adapter for the antenna arrives.
Standards are great everyone can make their own.
One day i also make one and to be compatible everything must be penis shaped.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on January 25, 2011, 01:43:34 am
I need my SIIG FireWire ExpressCard...
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on January 25, 2011, 10:19:00 am
for a few euros (2nd hand)
Harley benton power plant
(http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/c/0/0/9e/4/AAAADPpCz9QAAAAAAJ5OHw.jpg?v=1261090712000)

then
Sennheiser 606
(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQnjdlGVPbptJGWbbn6py4Dw_s5ilqBRk5v47mdco2tBAv_tGfG)

today my wah/volume pedal came in
(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRvJLvM5jQWShFa5RFI5lT_DKyQYm4QbeFBAqhv7jY2LoFeto7L)

and a dallas rangemaster clone (no pic; 1 control knob, a full/high/classic setting a control button and 2 leds, on a funny nuclear explosion decal)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on January 25, 2011, 02:32:52 pm
Do you think that E606 would be better on a snare than a 57 or i5? Not that my drumkit sounds that great that might change in a few months/years.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on January 25, 2011, 05:20:01 pm
no idea actually; haven't fully tested the 606 yet and I'm a mic noobie. :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on January 25, 2011, 05:49:56 pm
So am I, especially with dynamic mics because I don't even own one... ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on January 26, 2011, 05:44:43 am
Got me the latest issue of Fangoria, a bunch of Evil Ernie, Chastity, Lady Death, Deadking and Spawn comics, and i have just ordered some clothes and dvd's  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: EVH Fan on January 26, 2011, 07:27:42 am
I received the Dragonlance Chronicles Volumes 1, 2, and 3 a day or so ago. It's my favorite book series, and I got all three for only $5 :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: JC on January 26, 2011, 01:52:55 pm
Found two pairs of guitar players boxer shorts for only €3 (new!) 8)
(http://ct5.pbase.com/o6/84/809884/1/132092818.7vFFzFCL.IMG_9570kopia.jpg)




Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: flyhead on January 26, 2011, 02:44:58 pm
I tried bidding on Ebay for one of Ozzy Osbourne's underpants (used) from the Never say die tour of '78. The final price of €350 deemed pretty fair, but the posting price (€600) seemed a little steep. Well, that and the quarantine costs....
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: JC on January 26, 2011, 03:46:22 pm
ahh..what a bummer, that was clearly a bargain! (http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/images/smilies/angry.gif)
Better luck next time, Fly! ;D



Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on January 26, 2011, 03:53:17 pm
Is it weird that I want a compressor pedal for my electro-acoustic? :P
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Post by: Xaromir on January 26, 2011, 09:02:16 pm
I find it slightly disturbing that you so specifically wrote "new" which implies that you buy used shorts. :)
Welcome back JC - we missed you mate! :D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on January 26, 2011, 11:20:51 pm
Is it weird that I want a compressor pedal for my electro-acoustic? :P

No, considering that they use compression on acoustic tracks as well.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: JC on January 27, 2011, 03:42:08 pm
I find it slightly disturbing that you so specifically wrote "new" which implies that you buy used shorts. :)
Welcome back JC - we missed you mate! :D

Cheers X, you're too kind!  8) But I can't imagine the impertinent little Squier-boy has been particularly missed by anybody...  ;D
How are things going with the Parlor Project?

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Blackheathen on January 28, 2011, 05:53:29 am
Went in to buy strings and came out with one of those black rubber sound hole plug thingies.
Don't even know if they are any good ...I'll find out tomorrow;-)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on January 28, 2011, 02:48:15 pm
I have one of those soundhole covers too. I'll have to use it tomorrow because I have a lil' performance going and my Taylor isn't so feedback-resistant.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on January 28, 2011, 02:58:48 pm
I find it slightly disturbing that you so specifically wrote "new" which implies that you buy used shorts. :)
Welcome back JC - we missed you mate! :D

Cheers X, you're too kind!  8) But I can't imagine the impertinent little Squier-boy has been particularly missed by anybody...  ;D
How are things going with the Parlor Project?



Meh not that great, i continue when i got my own tools
or/and when i don't have so much trouble with love/women anymore.
I finished something simpler in the meantime:
(http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp26/Xaromir/vers2-1.jpg)
Not great but i was under time-pressure.
It's a little box which got 2 lids.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on January 28, 2011, 04:47:03 pm
I just bought a case of Bawls (http://www.bawls.com/)  ;D , some Mountain Dew and a few tubes of MX-3 thermal paste  8)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: EVH Fan on January 28, 2011, 10:53:26 pm
I just ordered this (http://www.rondomusic.com/al3100hsbfwide.html) :)
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Post by: Xaromir on January 28, 2011, 11:31:00 pm
Umh... "A view"?
What will you do with that much? One would last me forever if it would stay good.
I never found out myself how many CPUs you can use one on, but it's a lot. :D
Most here use arctic silver 5, but the next time i build myself a PC i will try some of that liquid pro stuff,
wanted to try that for a very long time now.
Any opinions?
http://www.coollaboratory.com/en/produkte/liquid-pro/
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Post by: Bootstrap on January 29, 2011, 01:08:55 am
Very, very nice EVH.
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Post by: close2u on January 29, 2011, 09:07:09 am
@ EVH


mmmhh

nice


we have quite a number of Agile owners now

 :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: EVH Fan on January 29, 2011, 05:54:02 pm
Yeah I'm so excited to get it. Been waiting almost 2 years now to have a nice guitar. and about 2 months to get that specific one.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on January 31, 2011, 02:13:08 am
Not a random purchase yet, but I feel one coming up...

At the moment I'm thinking of a few entirely different things:
Oktava MK-012 (3 caps) small-diaphragm condenser microphone (this would be my second one)
Some new Taylor Swift stuff (once I visit that online store... I'm sold, for whatever it is I find there)
Laney LA35C acoustic amp (35W, 2x 6.5" speakers, coaxial tweeter)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on February 01, 2011, 02:48:22 pm
My case of Bawls came in  ;D
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b366/DanielGravesNL/fece3a96.jpg)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on February 01, 2011, 05:15:21 pm
I find it slightly disturbing that you so specifically wrote "new" which implies that you buy used shorts. :)
Welcome back JC - we missed you mate! :D

Cheers X, you're too kind!  8) But I can't imagine the impertinent little Squier-boy has been particularly missed by anybody...  ;D
How are things going with the Parlor Project?



Meh not that great, i continue when i got my own tools
or/and when i don't have so much trouble with love/women anymore.
I finished something simpler in the meantime:
(http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp26/Xaromir/vers2-1.jpg)
Not great but i was under time-pressure.
It's a little box which got 2 lids.


That's beautiful Xar.  Didn't know you were such a handy, dandy  woodworker.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on February 01, 2011, 08:29:45 pm
a set of Dean Markley Misfits Skullbusters .011 strings

I just outfitted one of my PRS custom 24 SE's with these strings...
Wow.
Really nice custom gauge set, .11, .13, .17, .28, .38, .48, and those differing B and G strings really make playing a whole lot easier.
And when tuned down to Eb, this set plays fantasticly.
I'll gladly recommend this kind of set to anyone who loves powerslinkies, but would like an easier time doing bends on the G and B strings.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on February 04, 2011, 09:34:33 am
scored this yesterday
Shure 55SH (€70)
(http://img.sonicprice.fr/medias/product/images/thumb4/4/2/4241.jpg)

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on February 04, 2011, 01:44:21 pm
Pizza tonno with olives and anchovis - 5€~
New power supply for my turntable - 25€
New cable for my turntable - 50€
While i'm writing... some ranting:
That guy that sold it to me as "as good as new",
actually xx--xx up the power supply, and why he replace the 90€ ortofon 2m red,
with a 30€ AT something (guess the same that cue got) is a riddle in my book,
i knew it wasn't original but i thought he put something at least half way equal in quality to a 2m red on there.
I got a invoice written by the guy in the store for a new one,
and i'm going to send it to the seller and xx--xx his xx--xx up.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Borodog on February 04, 2011, 08:21:27 pm
I bought myself a baritone ukelele for my birthday a couple weeks back. I love it!

This is it on the left:

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c153/Borodog/photo-179.jpg)

On the right is the ~50 year old classical guitar that my aunt gave me. It was once played by Andres Segovia.

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: close2u on February 04, 2011, 08:38:26 pm
I saw an Epiphone BB King Lucille this week ... a 1999 Korean model ... just kind of calling out to me ... I resisted ... for the moment   :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on February 04, 2011, 08:58:39 pm
just claimed a fender champ 600 with weber speaker in it for €100
it sounded so clear and yet warm with my Strat!

tested it yesterday .. was able to control gas for about ... 18hours
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on February 04, 2011, 09:38:11 pm
just claimed a fender champ 600 with weber speaker in it for €100
it sounded so clear and yet warm with my Strat!

tested it yesterday .. was able to control gas for about ... 18hours


Mooi, maarrrr.... hoe ga je hem modden ?  ;D

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: close2u on February 04, 2011, 09:49:04 pm
I saw an Epiphone BB King Lucille this week ... a 1999 Korean model ... just kind of calling out to me ... I resisted ... for the moment   :)

'99, and Korean made ?
If it sounds good, buy it and never sell it !
If it's from the same batch as my Standard with the custom shop stamp and the one off paintjob,, it'll be of exceptional quality.
Might need some TLC (read : new topnut and a bit of a cleaning and polishing) and a good setup first, but after that, you'll understand what i'm talking about.



I wish you hadn't said that Dan ... got me salivating even more ....

so you reckon  that 99 Korean is good?
ok .. that must be general ...


oh .. hang on ... I just re-checked the serial number and it gave me this info though ...

"Your guitar was made at a factory not yet added to the database" 2009

That 1999 may have been a mistake on my part .... D'oh

could be Chinese after all

how do you rate the BB King epi in general?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 04, 2011, 11:36:28 pm
scored this yesterday
Shure 55SH (€70)
(http://img.sonicprice.fr/medias/product/images/thumb4/4/2/4241.jpg)



Seen that on Thomann - I must say I did not like the audio clip (I feel the SM58 sounded way better).

It looks awe though.

I still need a dynamic microphone, haha.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 04, 2011, 11:42:53 pm
Went to 2 music stores today...

Bought:

2x D'Addario EJ17 (my fav strings right now)
1x Ernie Ball EB 2627 'Beefy Slinky' (they didn't have drop-tune D'Addario EXL sets)
2x Fair Line TRS (jack, balanced), 6m cable
1x Cordial XLR 5m cable
1x Jam Stands mic stand w/ telescopic boom
1x Jam Stands mic stand w/ fixed boom

That's it for a long while, lol.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on February 05, 2011, 02:53:00 am
I saw an Epiphone BB King Lucille this week ... a 1999 Korean model ... just kind of calling out to me ... I resisted ... for the moment   :)

'99, and Korean made ?
If it sounds good, buy it and never sell it !
If it's from the same batch as my Standard with the custom shop stamp and the one off paintjob,, it'll be of exceptional quality.
Might need some TLC (read : new topnut and a bit of a cleaning and polishing) and a good setup first, but after that, you'll understand what i'm talking about.



I wish you hadn't said that Dan ... got me salivating even more ....

so you reckon  that 99 Korean is good?
ok .. that must be general ...


oh .. hang on ... I just re-checked the serial number and it gave me this info though ...

"Your guitar was made at a factory not yet added to the database" 2009

That 1999 may have been a mistake on my part .... D'oh

could be Chinese after all

how do you rate the BB King epi in general?

That depends on the build quality.
If it's Indonesian or Korean usually the quality is good, the Chinese ones however...
Not so much.
From the look of things this one isn't from Korea, or from '99 (more like '09), but i'm still doing more digging.
I'll pm you if/when i find out more, but it doesn't look as promising as it first did before i double checked the serial...  :-\
[edit]  I double checked, check your pm's  ;) [/edit]
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Post by: close2u on February 05, 2011, 04:10:07 am
thanks Dan ... maybe not my next random purchase
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: licksnkicks on February 05, 2011, 04:32:57 am
I'm in the market for a new Parker!  My hubby, my darling , my sweetheart faithfully lookson Kijiji everyday! He's making phone calls to various sources on my behalf.  Wow, I couldn't ask for a better husband.  Supporting my addiction no less!   I want a red Nitefly this time.  They don't make them anymore(Niteflys) so it's going to be like finding a needle in the haystack. 
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Post by: Wishbone on February 05, 2011, 11:26:03 am
Close-

I have a '97 Epiphone Dot (335)............ The difference between this one and the Chinese rubbish on the racks in Dawsons is huge. In Liverpool.....it's only Dawsons who will carry Epiphone now...... all the other retailers have dropped them like a hot stone.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 05, 2011, 11:32:52 am
Ha, I forgot to purchase a mic clip.
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Post by: Gandsfjord on February 05, 2011, 12:13:56 pm
New Steinberger Spirit travel guitar. Laptop shown for size comparison.
Unfortunately I don't have a proper camera with me, just the phone.
(http://larsv.smugmug.com/photos/1178036019_ELv7R-X2.jpg)(http://larsv.smugmug.com/photos/1178038911_q4H4A-XL.jpg)
Ready to rock the hotel room!
I'm in London on business, and will be traveling quite a bit during the rest of the year. Now, the practice schedule won't be hurt so much  :)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 05, 2011, 12:49:07 pm
Cool! I want a Steinberger ZT3. xD
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Post by: dondi on February 05, 2011, 03:56:37 pm
EVH, Agile SWEET ;D and the price is even better :o, don't know much about Agile but loved the guitar with the humbuckers, I have a St Blues all mahogany with p90s and know mahogany guitars produce a nice sound(also read that) what else can you tell me about this how did you find this, what research did you do cause I'm really interested as this may become my next guitar :)
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Post by: Dan Graves on February 05, 2011, 07:40:02 pm
EVH found Agile the same way most of us did : through mention on this forum.
First person to mention them and own one was TB-AV, then Wishbone, and after that more and more people started taking the risk and ending up really happy that they took that risk.
I'm probably the only one here who sold his Agile, but the only reason i did that was because i had too many guitars and too many amps at the time...

And i still have too many amps and guitars, go figure  ;D
 
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Post by: dondi on February 06, 2011, 12:04:39 am
Thanks Dan, that answers my question and confirms my intuition to buy one 8) gonna have to start saving on the side(wifes already giving me slack for telling her I want to buy another guitar are they all like this ::)). Does it matter which one to get? EVH's one looked great and I liked that look and style besides the price..   
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 06, 2011, 12:31:48 am
Agile sure sounds/looks tempting, only I'm stuck on Fender with the Am. Spec. Tele that I tried the same day that I bought all those cables and mic stands. What about the Am. Spec.?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: caseyrh43 on February 06, 2011, 03:47:49 am
Just got a Peavey VTM 60 and a Aria Pro II Fullerton(Dark blue with pearly pick guard, strat knock off) And I'm in love. :D Oh the joys of a tube amp.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on February 06, 2011, 04:47:55 am
Thanks Dan, that answers my question and confirms my intuition to buy one 8) gonna have to start saving on the side(wifes already giving me slack for telling her I want to buy another guitar are they all like this ::)). Does it matter which one to get? EVH's one looked great and I liked that look and style besides the price..   

It does : aim for any model number of 3000 or higher, otherwise you might as well go for a Vintage brand V100.
Also, note that EVH purposely went for the wide profile neck ; not everyone will like the feel of a wide neck, so make sure you check out a les paul with a wide neck in a store (brand doesn't matter, as long as it's got a wide neck profile), a regular one, and a slim profile one, so you can make an educated decision on that.
Beyond that, it's up to your preference in color and pickup type.

And make sure you understand the difference between humbuckers and P90's (also called soapbars) before ordering, because we wouldn't want you to order a goldtop with P90's, only to find you don't like how that sounds.
And make sure you realise that unles you are in the United States, you will be paying import taxes over any Agile you order.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on February 06, 2011, 09:28:07 am
scored this yesterday
Shure 55SH (€70)

Seen that on Thomann - I must say I did not like the audio clip (I feel the SM58 sounded way better).
It looks awe though.
I still need a dynamic microphone, haha.

Hey Cue; now you're performing on stage (and doing well!) you should treat yourself with some nice mics :p
I've never been on stage or anything so I envy it a little :)

the sure
It does sound a lot different, especially "dry". the sm58 soundclips don't have a "dry" clip... and they sound that they have that tiny bit of "slapback" reverb...that sound is not native to the mic is it? it's the slapback reverb trick that makes every voice sound better. That's what they overdo in karaoke clubs to mask the bad singing of the clients :)

The guy I bought it a while back for a rockabilly band (he had 3)
when they performed, the quality sure was ok for me but it was the look that caught my attention first! :)
I don't know much about mics though; €70 euro's seemed like a good deal. (He's leaving for Canada and he was selling stuff at very interesting prices, all stuff was like new as he is very cautious about his gear )

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Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 06, 2011, 12:47:08 pm
Thanks, X.
Didn't even notice the slapback reverb, it was infact some ugly resonance that caught my ear on the audio clips. Maybe I should stop looking, keep saving and end up with an SM7b?

Today I asked my uncle if he had a spare mic clip and he did, now I saved a few euros on a mic clip!
Oh, and the shockmount that was designed for the mic in question is €68 at Thomann...
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: JC on February 07, 2011, 09:56:18 am

Meh not that great, i continue when i got my own tools
or/and when i don't have so much trouble with love/women anymore.
I finished something simpler in the meantime:
(http://i394.photobucket.com/albums/pp26/Xaromir/vers2-1.jpg)
Not great but i was under time-pressure.
It's a little box which got 2 lids.

women ehh...? be careful X  ;)

That's some serious woodworking skills You've shown there.  :)
What is it, a box to keep your extensive pick-collection?

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on February 08, 2011, 12:48:27 am
Actually i did, it's made from a solid block of mahogany,
i just cut off the 2 lids and hollowed it out.
The lighter stuff is maple.
So it's basically like a good guitar with all that fine and solid wood. xD
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 09, 2011, 01:11:04 am
Browsing the Taylor Swift online store... random purchase inevitable................
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Post by: Xaromir on February 09, 2011, 01:17:47 am
Merchandise is just to tempting some times.
Been thinking about rush shoe laces forever now.
I live on beer and butter right now... ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 09, 2011, 01:45:49 am
It's always too tempting, and I'm always short on cash. Actually that's good because I always chuck out the big(ger) bucks for gear like the audio interface/8ch pre-amp I got not too long ago... and then I'll start looking for the merch. I need to decide quickly, I need it before the 7th of March.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on February 09, 2011, 01:55:21 am
Good thing.
Gear > merchandise. Well january was a really tough month for us.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 09, 2011, 02:38:38 pm
Yes but when the cash isn't big enough to buy me new gear I will go for the merch which is often quite sickening I imagine.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on February 09, 2011, 03:09:17 pm
Money is only fun when you spend it i guess. :)
Wouldn't say sickening, what i seen it's just a bit girly but i guess that's fine.
Just got myself duke nukem advance, i wonder what it's like.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 09, 2011, 04:05:37 pm
I think the term girly is different for everybody - give me your definition.

Don't think I'm confused or something, y'all know how much I'd like to do her, right?

Before someone else does it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG21_0Shuos
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Xaromir on February 09, 2011, 06:50:16 pm
Oh sorry cue i didn't knew you would want... well.
I get her from under my desk then and send her over to you.

"This video contains content from Sony Music Entertainment. It is not available in your country."
I hate germany.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 09, 2011, 07:54:01 pm
Dammit X, you darn well knew I wanted her first!


Ha... racist bastards. It contained the song 'Fuck Her Gently' by Tenacious D.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: close2u on February 09, 2011, 08:05:34 pm
Ahem!

A gentle reminder chaps ... family friendly please.

 :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 10, 2011, 12:13:47 am
I was going to order some merch on Monday... now it's Thursday night and I still don't know which T-shirt I want...

#fail
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LievenDV on February 10, 2011, 11:09:25 am
Behrigner acoustic modeler; because it was only €10
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Post by: Lemming on February 10, 2011, 12:22:52 pm
I'm thinking of a Behringer AD400 as I want some Rockabilly type slapback delay, but I cant find anywhere that stocks them to try one out first .... anybody rate them or know of any other good but cheap ones ?
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on February 10, 2011, 12:27:13 pm
Byrd 'Cara Cara' Stainless
Spyderco 'Hummingbird'
Boker Magnum 'Padre Jnr'

All knives....... Two for the collection and the Padre Jnr for work 'cos I lost the knife I'd had for years last week. I also bought a Lansky 'Turn Box', ceramic rod sharpening system.

Some of my hobbies worry other people a lot more than I worry about them  ;D


Edit: Lem......... I think they've rebranded them as the VD400.......... 'Could be mistaken, but look into it.......
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 10, 2011, 12:52:45 pm
Thinking of ordering a Taylor Swift blanket while I'm at it...












Then I can still have her on my bed...







;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Bootstrap on February 10, 2011, 12:56:06 pm
Nice one Wish...... Have a few Spyderco's myself - used to participate in a hobby where the ability to slice through an 11mm kernmantle rope with one slash was essential - even had to once - an incident that still gives me the heeby jeebies!

I'm much more conservative now - my latest acquisition is a limited edition Conway Stewart Churchill model fountain pen - should arrive any day now.
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Post by: Blackheathen on February 10, 2011, 03:58:58 pm
Don't forget Sunday Boot:-) Concord RSL.
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Post by: Wishbone on February 10, 2011, 06:08:22 pm
Boot-

I've always loved knives and bladed weaponry, mate. From ancient metalworking techniques, to modern machining and technology, there's nothing better than that well crafted and handy bit of kit that is a good, practical knife. I got the Cara Cara for work at first, then decided to put it in the collection and get the Padre Jnr. I'd neglected to get the ruler out and compare dimensions before deciding I'd use it for work; the bloody thing is like a folding bowie!....... A little impractical, to say the least. I got the Spyderco just 'cos it's so cute. It's a non locker and the blade is only 2.5" long, so it's a legal carry here in the UK.

One of the lads in work thought it wasn't sharp. I shaved an inch or two of hair off my arm with zero effort in one sweep and he adjusted his reckoning  ;D

Yeah....... It's bloody useless here in work if you haven't got a good knife. Pallets, boxes, shrink wrap and packing straps....... all the usual s**te you have to open to get to what you need. I spent a few days with only a little mouse knife that had a part serrated blade and it was a nightmare. Those serrations don't half catch on pallet wrap....... ok on straps and stuff..... but visquene wrap?.... Useless.
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Post by: Dan Graves on February 10, 2011, 06:34:27 pm
I just carry a switchblade.
It's sharp enough to shave with, handy when unpacking box upon box of guitar gear...
And handy when surrounded by 4 mouthy brats that think they'll mess with the lone skinhead  ;D

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b366/DanielGravesNL/d923734a.jpg)
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b366/DanielGravesNL/a0f63c6d.jpg)

Also, my latest 'purchase', meet my new friend, Dust Puppy :
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b366/DanielGravesNL/575d3449.jpg)
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Post by: TB-AV on February 10, 2011, 09:25:04 pm
Ok you guys are making me mad now... I just reached in pocket for my knife and it's not there. Can't find it to save myself. Then I decided to take a look at my "collection" if you can call it that and two of those are missing. I can't imagine what I have done with them. I remember seeing them all recently. I did find one I forgot I had though.

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Post by: dondi on February 10, 2011, 09:41:46 pm
Dan,TB-AV I carry a 40cal H&H besides a box cutter, S&W 4" blade, collapsable steel baton, among other things on my belt everyday when I'm at work, just hope that one day soon all I want to carry is my guitar :)   
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Post by: flyhead on February 10, 2011, 10:05:37 pm
I wanna likkel puppy.
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Post by: dondi on February 10, 2011, 10:13:11 pm
already have 2 cats, I'd like a likkel puppy too :)
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Post by: TB-AV on February 10, 2011, 10:22:32 pm
Quote
Dan,TB-AV I carry a 40cal H&H

H&H?  H&K.  Are you in European law enforcement? I don't know anyone that issues those over here.


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Post by: Wishbone on February 10, 2011, 11:04:36 pm
Ah..... Dondi........ We can take it that you're a Secondary School teacher, then?............  ;D

Dan-

Bloody Dutchies must have some lax laws if they let you carry that around with you, mate. You wanna see our list of banned weapons; dead practical, like....... 'cos you know everyone's just dying to tool up with kusari-gama and shuriken ..... hehe ....... and your average scallywag would probably cut most of their own fingers off if they so much as tried to take a balisong for a twirl.

Incidentally....... How's the opening and locking mechanism work on that bugger?...... can't quite figure it out from those two pics.

TB-

It's a bugger, isn't it? ......... you use 'em all day long and never stop to think about it; but just try a day without one to hand and you miss 'em.
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Post by: Xaromir on February 10, 2011, 11:26:22 pm
Dust puppy want. <3
Coming to think of it - i could use a new knife.
My old S&W is totally messed up, looks like i tried to cut diamonds with it.
Next time a kabar. <3
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Post by: TB-AV on February 11, 2011, 12:30:11 am
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TB-

It's a bugger, isn't it? ......... you use 'em all day long and never stop to think about it; but just try a day without one to hand and you miss 'em.

I can't imagine what I've done with it. It's probably laying around here right in front of me but normally I use it as a money clip. I did find my others though.

(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/1131/knivesg.jpg)
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Post by: flyhead on February 11, 2011, 12:34:13 am
TB, you are beginning to look like the type of guy who wakes up screaming in a cold-sweat.
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Post by: Dan Graves on February 11, 2011, 12:34:52 am
Dan,TB-AV I carry a 40cal H&H besides a box cutter, S&W 4" blade, collapsable steel baton, among other things on my belt everyday when I'm at work, just hope that one day soon all I want to carry is my guitar :)   

An H&K .40 ?
Cool, they make really decent weapons.
when i still lived in the U.S. i owned an H&K USP Tactical .45 ACP.



Dan-

Bloody Dutchies must have some lax laws if they let you carry that around with you, mate. You wanna see our list of banned weapons; dead practical, like....... 'cos you know everyone's just dying to tool up with kusari-gama and shuriken ..... hehe ....... and your average scallywag would probably cut most of their own fingers off if they so much as tried to take a balisong for a twirl.

Incidentally....... How's the opening and locking mechanism work on that bugger?...... can't quite figure it out from those two pics.


Every time i get patted down by John Law i'm sure they'll find the damn thing and confiscate it...
Yet they never do, the dolts.
I bought it when i was 16, back when they where still legal to buy around here.

As for how it works, that little thing that sticks out is a lever.
You push it into the position as seen on pic two and push down on it to make the blade sweep out, and then it locks, so you need to push the lever again to unlock.
You can flip it to the position it is in in pic one to keep it locked and safe to use.

@ TB : You weapon-obsessed maniac you !  ;)
That's one hell of a collection there man, be proud of it, i know i'd be  ;D
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Post by: TB-AV on February 11, 2011, 01:27:15 am
Quote
@ TB : You weapon-obsessed maniac you !  Wink
That's one hell of a collection there man, be proud of it, i know i'd be  Grin

A lot of the little ones are hand me downs from my parents or grand parents. I actually made the two at the top. The one on left is really a letter opener I made in school when I was a kid. The one on right I didn't make the blade but did do the scales ( Tulip Wood ). That big Gerber I used for camping and fishing. It's good around salt water.
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Post by: DeadlyChicken on February 11, 2011, 02:03:44 am
used to have a switchblade, a bullet knife and a butterfly knife when I was a kid.  Had no reason to own them, never used them and ended up swapping them all for skateboards, which I still think were ace deals :D.

There's something slightly awe inspiring about a nice switchblade though.  mine was like the ones T.B has in his pic
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Post by: Xaromir on February 11, 2011, 02:37:29 am
That's no butterfly that's a balisong.
I also have one, i loved freaking out teachers by playing with it in school. ;D
They are illegal here now, i think it was something like "because gangs and scary and xx--xx",
another useless law,
who ever you sneak up at with those will be long long gone, they are so damn noisy.

If you are into knife collecting, you should take a look at the norther light series by fällkniven.
Beautiful knifes.
Not for tossing around that's for sure.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 11, 2011, 04:30:38 am
Where did I go wrong again..?
:P
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Post by: dondi on February 11, 2011, 05:19:57 pm
Oh TB-AV nice collection, your right H&K typo error sorry, I'm federal law enforcement..so you from the US nice to chat with you. Been doing this for 29 years started out in Customs then in 2003 it changed to DHS, now we are changing into Border Patrol...I'm getting too old for this stuff(would like to type something else :)) I'm the last of the legacy crowd left the ones that were hired back in the day when you were the best of the best, only 3-4 hired across the country in a one year period. I've had a stellar career, they want  new young men/women in the agency no older than 37 and mandatory retirement is 57. Time for me to go 8) So looking forward to learning and playing guitar, alot of retirees end up wasting away  or worse..not me got plans to enjoy myself, as long as the cancer doesn't return..been free for 2 1/2 years now. I want to believe in making friends not look at everyone as a potential criminal or terrorist, I want to turn that switch off and feel free..know what I'm saying..sorry I'm rambling ::) Thanks for listening 
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Post by: TB-AV on February 11, 2011, 06:01:09 pm
Ah, ok, I didn't realize that segment used HK in handguns. Well thank you for what you do. That border patrol stuff is a mess. I've read/seen first hand accounts from private contractors that have been down that way and it's a lot worse than those shows on Discovery Channel that's for sure.

I've met several FBI agents here and you are right they are young. I'm in VA and they consider our office a good small area to train new agents. So they come here and train for 3 years then they get transferred. The oldest have had maybe one or two small children and the others even younger. All of them seem really serious about what they are doing though so that's good.

Well you've come to the right place to learn guitar. I've had guitars for ages but never really did anything. Then I found Justin's video one day and he really does have a special ability to condense things down to only what you need to concern yourself with at the moment. Plus everything he does is a continuous forward movement. There are other great lessons out there but if you don't develop the foundation it will take a long time to mean anything. Justin excels at teaching a solid foundation.

...and until you are retired, keep an eye open for the bad guy.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 11, 2011, 06:20:03 pm
I hate shipping/handling costs................
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Post by: dondi on February 11, 2011, 06:46:50 pm
Thanks TB-AV they luv it when you tell them "stay safe out there" a term LE tell each other..i have tons of  senority.. so have 3 weekends off a month  8) maybe one day well meet when i can play much better :)     
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Post by: Xaromir on February 11, 2011, 07:17:31 pm
Got myself duke nukem advanced, not as good as expected.
It's a shooter on the gameboy advance - seeing that was worth it. ;D
They still should have made it a bit like manhattan project which is tons of fun,
and still would have been on that platform.
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Post by: Dan Graves on February 11, 2011, 08:07:07 pm
Not a random purchase as i needed it, and i already ordered it a week ago, but my horsehair shoe shining brushes and my Saphir High Gloss shoe polish came in the mail today  :D
Now, to get going on the shine of my combat boots...

Wax on, wax off...  ;D
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Post by: dondi on February 11, 2011, 08:19:37 pm
Dan are you in the military...if so you have it 100x worse then me and i should be thanking you for serving, just be real careful..if you ever need anything email me, if i can help i will.
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Post by: Xaromir on February 11, 2011, 08:23:50 pm
No comment. ;D
On one hand i'm giggling like a schoolgirl*, on the other hand i find it somewhat sweet of dondi.  :-*

*i do many things like i schoolgirl i guess.
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Post by: flyhead on February 11, 2011, 08:53:51 pm
Dan might have the air of a General Dreedle, but he's no more miltary than Pee Wee Herman.
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Post by: Dan Graves on February 11, 2011, 08:55:15 pm
Military service ?
They wouldn't even have time to type up my name before someone would notice how crazy i am and then they'd section 8 my ass faster than you can say "Holy haberdashery, Batman! This guy's a loon!"

But to properly answer : i'm a (jewish) skinhead (quite the conundrum, isn't it ?), and i just like my combat boots nice and shiny.
On top of that, as far as i'm aware i am the only certified guitar technician on this forum, and a former IT worker, from the ITsec/pc assembly line of business  ;)
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Post by: dondi on February 11, 2011, 09:11:48 pm
not a dam thing wrong with that Dan, be proud to call you a friend :), if you don't mind hanging with a pretty fit 58 y/o LOL 
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on February 11, 2011, 10:35:59 pm
Better do things like a schoolgirl than to a schoolgirl, right?

OK I know, I'm no different. ;D
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Post by: Xaromir on February 21, 2011, 07:16:05 pm
A red 20" custard cake, to be delivered to michael morhaime tomorrow.
It got black letters on it.
It's teh cake of xx--xx wrath!  >:(
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Post by: Lemming on February 22, 2011, 12:34:38 pm
The Innocents ........ Vol 7 of "The Boys" series by Garth Ennis ....... was looking for the Hairy Bikers & saw this was out so got that instead seeing as I already have Vols 1 - 6 .... Happy Lemming  ;D

Oh, & I got the VD400 Delay Pedal too but that wasn't so random !! Although they sent me a free guitar cable with it too which no-one had mentioned, which was nice  :)
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Post by: Wishbone on February 22, 2011, 01:24:21 pm
A D-link DIR-615 D4 router......... so I could throw the DD-WRT firmware on it and link my sat receiver in to my network in bridge mode.......

'Cos I'll be buggered if I'll run a 30m cat5 cable in just to watch telly............
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Post by: Dan Graves on February 22, 2011, 06:25:27 pm
A D-link DIR-615 D4 router......... so I could throw the DD-WRT firmware on it and link my sat receiver in to my network in bridge mode.......

'Cos I'll be buggered if I'll run a 30m cat5 cable in just to watch telly............

Cat5E you mean ?
And i'd go for Cat6 by now, if i had to go wired.
And yeah, go for DD-WRT and be an Übergeek like me  ;)
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Post by: Wishbone on February 22, 2011, 07:32:31 pm
Well...... yeah, Dan..... But when your pulling new cables through an office or something........ It's just not manly to put the 'E' on the end when you're talking about it in the pub at the end of the day  ;D

A little story for you:

Back in 90/91, I worked for a firm specialising in CCTV/Security and access control. We got a job in this factory over the river in Runcorn; a plastic extrusion producer. The only problem being that it was a 24/7 gig and they weren't doing any production shutdowns to accommodate us doing our thing. It was easy enough: A simple access system for the two main doors, each at either end of the factory, with controllers and IR Swipe readers on each door, with the main controller panel on the wall 20 feet from one of the doors. The only real problem we had was that the controller at the other end of the factory needed to be connected to the panel with a 40-50m length of very expensive, shielded data cable. There were no underground/overground cable pulls, so the only way from one end of the factory to the other was via a huge I-Beam, secured with hammer-on cable clips that ran right across from and to where we wanted.

So..... this beam..... is 25-30 feet up in the air; which means I have to extend my ladders quite a way up to reach it. Not only that, but I have to hammer a clip on, secure the cable into it's run, shoot down the ladder, shift the heavy bugger a metre or so, put it down, run up the ladder....... rinse and repeat, all the way across. To do this, the cable had been laid out along the floor, for the length of the run, clearly marked with cones. Every one of the workers in there had been given their special rules for the day: Don't step on the cable; don't pull any pallet trucks over the cable; don't drive any fork lifts over the cable; in fact..... don't even look at the cable for any longer than it takes to remember why they needed to walk the other way.

It was slow, painstaking work getting those ladders and that cable across that beam........... So you can possibly imagine how I felt when, at the 3/4 of the way across mark, some t**t drove straight between the cones on a fork lift with a full load and absolutely mashed the cable............ mashed it so bad that there was no way of even putting a junction on the b***ard without running out of the length we needed to reach the controller.

The lads had to lock me in the van. I swear I was going to kill the p***k on the stacker............ So I stayed in the van trying to cool down, while the installation manager explained why it was going to cost the firm another days labour to remove the buggered cable, another days labour to put a new cable back up........... and a huge wedge to buy a nice, new shiny reel of cable.

Not the most interesting of tales, to be sure......... but it does have a moral of sorts; that being: There's nothing more homicidal than a man who's just spent a day doing something they hate, who's just had it dropped on them that they're going to have to go back and start all over again, just because one d***head didn't think the rules applied to them  ;D


The router was only £15 new on fleabay and was destined for DD-WRT when I bought it. Why spend too much money on a bridge, when you can just get the right router and firmware and make one for practically buttons ;)
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Post by: Bootstrap on February 23, 2011, 03:43:00 am
Came in today.... No 24 of 50

(http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab237/Twopennys/9720642c.jpg)
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Post by: close2u on February 23, 2011, 11:29:17 am
three sets of D'Addario XL120+

they're not quite guage 9 ... and they're not quite guage 10 .... but just somewhere in between ...  :)

thought I'd try them with my strat (longer scale length) and see how I take to them
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Post by: Dan Graves on February 23, 2011, 11:50:34 am
three sets of D'Addario XL120+

they're not quite guage 9 ... and they're not quite guage 10 .... but just somewhere in between ...  :)

thought I'd try them with my strat (longer scale length) and see how I take to them

You should try the .09½ set they do.
PRS has all their Custom 22's and Custom 24's setup with them for a reason  ;)
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Post by: Xaromir on February 24, 2011, 12:01:15 am
Came in today.... No 24 of 50

(http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab237/Twopennys/9720642c.jpg)

Nice one mate.
Wanted to get a montblanc lennon but the price is to damn high.
A shame they dropped their cheaper ones after the takeover, they made some really nice ones back then.

Last thing bought:
Psychonauts. Good old games is having a 24hour flash promo - 75% less than usual, 2,50$ or so,
that's less than 2euros.
Just had to get it.
http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/psychonauts
Don't get me wrong when i do some advertising here, i don't get payed but gog is just to damn awesome.
They rig the games to work on modern systems, at very fair prices - usually 5 to 10$, and it's DRM free.
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Post by: Sl8sh on March 02, 2011, 02:22:11 am
My recent purchases include:

Slash's Deluxe Solo album
Hinder's All American Nightmare (Their third album)
And a new and more comfortable gutiar strap (When you're 5ft 4", they don't make straps for people that tall.  They make straps for people from about 5ft 10"-6ft or over 6ft)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on March 02, 2011, 05:12:27 pm
I blew my money once again!
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/061/1/b/roland_ac60___1_by_dusky1991-d3aqzic.jpg)
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/061/8/2/roland_ac60___2_by_dusky1991-d3aqzlq.jpg)

Because I hate having to rely on those sound guys for my monitoring levels and tone...
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Post by: TB-AV on March 02, 2011, 05:14:36 pm
Ought to be plenty loud that's for sure. Are those 10's or 12's?
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on March 02, 2011, 05:33:01 pm
6.5! And it's 60W (30 per speaker).
And it is plenty loud! It beat the Fender by a long shot (even though it had a 8" speaker and 30W).
I got this one because it's easily more portable than the Fender and slightly better sounding with much more useful functionality than the Fishman.
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Post by: TB-AV on March 02, 2011, 05:42:43 pm
Oh, wow, really. they look much bigger. So is that a sealed cabinet? Or maybe ported? So that's a pretty small amp then, it looks much larger. I guess I should have noticed by the cable plug but thought maybe that was a depth of field thing going on.

So it's nice and portable. I wondered why you would buy something the size and weight of a 2x12.



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Post by: Cue Zephyr on March 02, 2011, 06:33:46 pm
Everything looks bigger on the net (no pun intended).
No idea what a sealed cabinet is, actually. :P
They also had the AC90 (2x8") but it was pretty big and I'm not that big of a guy to be able to actually carry it with me.
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Post by: TB-AV on March 02, 2011, 07:13:38 pm
It means the speaker section is inside a sealed box and the only place the sound can get out is through the front of the speaker.

Ported/Vented means it's sealed as above but has typically a round port or rectangular slot that allows sound to come out as well. These ports typically are tuned to a certain frequency by how large they are and extend the bass.

Open back means basically anything that exposes the speakers magnet and rear cone side to 30% or more of the cabinet rear surface.

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Post by: Cue Zephyr on March 02, 2011, 07:38:18 pm
My hi-fi speakers are 3-way, my studio monitors are 2-way ported, my electric amp is open-back, and I'm still not sure what the AC60 is. It has a bit exposed but it's like a really small gap.
(http://www.audio-depot.com/images/Roland_AC60.jpg)
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Post by: TB-AV on March 02, 2011, 08:07:49 pm
Sort of looks like a vented/ported design.

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Post by: Cue Zephyr on March 02, 2011, 08:10:34 pm
Cool, what does that say about it's characteristics (or one in particular)?
It was such a pity the Fishman had no anti-feedback filter - because I found out all to soon that I really needed that.
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Post by: EVH Fan on March 03, 2011, 07:33:44 pm
I bought myself a set a Schaller strap locks on my way home from a dumb advising meeting it my college.

(http://www.firstqualitymusic.com/images/product/6507/P_6507_S00.jpg)

Guitar Center also had a used Marshall Class 5 for $250. It looked like it was brand new and if I would of had the money I would of walked out with the amp :D
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Post by: BDC on March 06, 2011, 04:33:42 am
The 2010 Crossroads DVD .... I just "frittered" away 4-1/2 hours wallowing in excellence.  And to think, I could have seen a 12 year old Derek Trucks not 1/2 a mile from where I'm sitting, but didn't bother 'cos "Who wants to see some kid play guitar just 'cos his uncle played in the Allmans"?
Yes, another dope-slap moment!!! ::)
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Post by: TB-AV on March 06, 2011, 05:12:32 am
The DVD is 4.5 hours?
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Post by: BDC on March 06, 2011, 02:43:45 pm
It's a 2 DVD set featuring Sonny Landreth, Keb Mo, Robert Cray, Mr and Mrs Trucks, Jeff Beck and, sadly, a very old looking B.B. King.  A well spent $25  ;D
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Post by: TB-AV on March 06, 2011, 03:18:42 pm
I might have to check that out. I just recently bought Jeff Beck at Ronnie Scotts. I've seen all the footage but it was nice being able to watch the whole show non-stop. I think it was only like $9.

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Post by: BDC on March 06, 2011, 04:16:22 pm
I'm sure you won't be disappointed and the names above only scratch the surface.  You can add Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Ronnie Wood, ZZ Top ........... good stuff
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Post by: dondi on March 06, 2011, 07:58:28 pm
recieved my new washburn x200 vpro 18:1 grover tuners,buzz freiten tuning system,floyd rose trem, SD pups,coil tap,maple neck, solid body  for 349 USD free shipping, and custom gigbag. plays like butter, great sound and good sustain, I think I got a good deal,as it was a clearance and this guitar sold in the stores for 799-899 at one time.   
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Post by: thepicnicband on March 06, 2011, 09:02:40 pm
Philips Sonicare HX6431/46 HydroClean Toothbrush

Fantastic!
I've had an electric brush for some time now but this "sonic" one is so much better. I can really feel the difference. This particular model takes 2xAA batteries which last forever and no bulky charger to worry about.
A good "impulse buy".
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-Sonicare-HX6431-46-HydroClean/dp/B0012NPHNY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1299249515&sr=8-1
(No I have no connection with Amazon; this is just the cheapest I could find and where I got mine)
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Post by: Wishbone on March 07, 2011, 05:34:40 pm
These:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/$%28KGrHqN,!g8E1f1CoNIIBNYVcGDEhQ~~0_1.JPG?set_id=8800005007)

'Cos I couldn't be bothered with using a ruler to set individual string heights on my G&L; so I ordered these from the US. Laser cut from 3mm plastic and, at £7.50 all in, not a bad price either.

Edit: For informational purposes: These are Radius Gauges. The extent of the curvature of your fretboard is know as the 'radius'. The heights of the individual strings will follow this curve. When setting action via saddle heights, as opposed to raising or lowering the entire bridge, the strings still need to follow the fretboard radius. These gauges give you a guide to ensure they follow the correct curvature. The radius measurement is different for different guitars; hence the different numbers on the edges of each gauge.
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Post by: ziuzidion on March 07, 2011, 05:39:38 pm
What is this? And how use it ?

Edit: Ah thanks, that's cool. Must be more precise than guessing with the eye :D
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Post by: close2u on March 07, 2011, 07:08:31 pm
Edit: For informational purposes: These are Radius Gauges. ... These gauges give you a guide to ensure they follow the correct curvature.

So they span the entire width of the 6 strings? You rest it on top of them all to judge the whole match up between neck radius and string heights 'in the whole'?
Their actual size isn't clear out of context in those pics.
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Post by: Wishbone on March 07, 2011, 07:51:34 pm
Close-

They're 70mm across on each edge and yeah, basically, that's it. The easiest way is to set the action on the high and low E strings, rest the gauge across them, then bring each of the other strings up to the gauge to set the radius. It wasn't so much of an issue on the Ibanez or the tune-o-matic's, they're set and it's either bridge up or bridge down. I want to set the G&L up a little differently, but the factory setup had the trem unit at almost its lowest, so it's going to have to be done via the saddles. I could do it with a ruler....... but I thought I may as well get the gauges 'cos there was no rush to get the job done and it is a little quicker with the right tools.

Oddly enough...... once I decided to look for some, it was surprising how hard it was to source them in the UK. I found these ones on Fleabay in the States. The guy laser cuts these himself, they have glowing recommendations and, for seven and a half quid, I thought: why not? ......... I've cut my own before today, but I can't match laser accuracy. Great tool to add to the collection, too.
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Post by: TB-AV on March 07, 2011, 09:01:22 pm
Yeah, that's not bad, what's his fleabay name? I wouldn't mind having a set myself

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Post by: Wishbone on March 07, 2011, 09:17:49 pm
TB-

"universal_jems"...... A fella by the name of Brian Calvert based in Florida. Nice bloke.... sent me a pleasant e-mail to let me know my gauges were on their way.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on March 08, 2011, 06:34:01 pm
A Taylor Swift tour shirt! ;D
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Post by: close2u on March 31, 2011, 06:17:13 pm
Not really random, bought after consideration and careful thought ...

Epiphone Sheraton - (2001 Samick):

(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee238/chaucer73/Epiphone%20Sheraton/Sheraton4.jpg)  (http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee238/chaucer73/Epiphone%20Sheraton/Sheraton7.jpg)  (http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee238/chaucer73/Epiphone%20Sheraton/Sheraton11.jpg)
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Post by: Wishbone on March 31, 2011, 08:06:21 pm
Now that's a nice looking guitar, Close......... Doesn't look like there's a scratch on her from here. Dunno if you've had a close look at the Epi's currently on the shelves, but check out its Qingdao equivalent next time you're in a store. Samick make very good guitars.
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Post by: LievenDV on April 01, 2011, 09:35:03 am
m-m-M! very tasty looking guitar there Close, congratulations!
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Post by: Scooter Trash on April 02, 2011, 08:04:43 am
I finally decided to get a bit more serious about my recording and built a new DAW.



LOGISYS Computer CS305BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
Enhanced SOHO Computer Case 480W Power Supply

Open Box: ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G SATA
6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

SAMSUNG 470 Series MZ-5PA064/US 2.5" 64GB SATA II Internal
Solid State Drive (SSD)

G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3
1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-
4GBECO

IMC IMC-black USB 2.0 Card Reader

HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM SATA
3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner -
Bulk - OEM

Asus VE276 27 inch HD video Monitor.

Logitech Z523 computer speakers and subwoofer

Adesso Keyboard/touch pad.

Kingwin optical mouse.

Windows 7

Cakewalk Sonar X1 - Producer.

KRK Rokit 6 monitors.

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Post by: dondi on April 02, 2011, 03:03:01 pm
All i can say is what a Beautiful guitar!  ;)
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Post by: Gandsfjord on April 09, 2011, 05:51:34 pm
I'm in Calgary, Canada on business. Pretty bored by now since I've been staying for two weeks already. Going home on Tuesday evening.
To relieve some of the boredom I bought a Boss ME-25 effect pedal / looper pedal, and I must say that one do have hours of fun in it  :)

Snapshot of the new pedal together with my Steinberger travel guitar and a bit of Calgary outside the window:
(http://larsv.smugmug.com/photos/1245324503_vWnYj-L.jpg)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 09, 2011, 06:52:27 pm
I want a Steinberger too. :D
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Post by: Gandsfjord on April 09, 2011, 08:12:42 pm
It's very nifty. I find I pick it up more often than the Telecaster. The small size make it easier to just leave it standing around in the living room, it doesn't get stowed away the same way as the regular size guitar. Also when going to band practice, I tend to bring this more often, because it fits in the boot of the small car (the small car is the husband car in our family, wife prefers the big Audi, I drive the old Golf  ;) ).
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Post by: Wishbone on April 09, 2011, 08:19:58 pm
That Steinberger reminds me of the old Hohner headless.

(http://www.incredibid.co.uk/acatalog/G3T.JPG)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 09, 2011, 08:33:58 pm
I'd take a Telecaster American Special or American Standard. I loved those Specials I played the other day.
As for Steinberger, I'm actually very interested in the ZT3 with the TransTrem. :D
Ever since I heard Michael Hedges' Point A (or was it Point B?), I've been interested in the trem system they have.
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Post by: Gandsfjord on April 09, 2011, 09:43:16 pm
Yes Wishbone. 'Reminds' may be too weak a word for it
(http://www.incredibid.co.uk/acatalog/G3T-BK.JPG)(http://larsv.smugmug.com/photos/1178038911_q4H4A-XL.jpg)
Hohner on the left, my Steinberger on the right.
The pickup selector switch is different. Three individual toggle switches on the Hohner, one 5-way switch on the Steinberger.
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Post by: EVH Fan on April 09, 2011, 10:11:09 pm
The Hohner should remind you of the Steinberger since the Hohner is a licensed model of it ;). But I would love to play one of the old graphite and carbon fiber Steinbergers.

But I bought myself Fallout New Vegas, Resonance of Fate, and the God of War collection last night. Went into Game Stop to renew my subscription to game informer and got swayed into buying some games because they were buy 2 get 1 free on all used games :D
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Post by: Happy Jack on April 10, 2011, 12:19:28 am
Digitech Bad Monkey OD
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Post by: Gandsfjord on April 10, 2011, 12:55:01 am
EVH: I have a friend who owns one of the old graphite Steinbergers.  I haven't gotten to play it (yet) though.
In the Youtube video below he's playing another headless guitar:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__y3-zNZvM8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__y3-zNZvM8)

(where did the 'embed youtube' codes go BTW? )

That's a Klein guitar:
(http://www.andysummers.com/guitar_gallery/p7hg_img_1/fullsize/45Klein_fs.jpg)
much like this one.

He's been playing that one for years. Here's a clip that must be from the 80s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_cifdqcpN4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_cifdqcpN4)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 10, 2011, 12:58:34 am
Digitech Bad Monkey OD
I want one of those too. :D
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Post by: close2u on April 10, 2011, 05:56:20 am
.... (where did the 'embed youtube' codes go BTW? )
......


use [url =

with no space between l & =

paste the link code

type ]

type something as a name for the link

type [ /url]

again, no space between [ & /
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Post by: Happy Jack on April 10, 2011, 08:31:48 am
Digitech Bad Monkey OD
I want one of those too. :D

To go with my totally un-random purchase of a Laney Cub10 amplifier to replace the awful Vox VT20+ I bought before Christmas

The Cub10 is a fantastic bit of kit and amazing for both the price and the size - 14" by 14" 

Laney have managed to squeeze in a 10" speaker, 2 x ECC83 2 x 6V6GT valves and tone, volume and gain knobs :o

It is ugly but by god it is loud ;D  - loads of clean headroom but needs pedals to get decent OD - another excuse for GAS ::)
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Post by: Lemming on April 11, 2011, 12:34:52 pm
On the subject of the Graphite, I have a Hohner ST with a Lead Graphite neck, bought it in 1990, it's a Strat copy but absolutely lovely, quite heavy after a while but a very smooth neck, my first "proper" guitar  ;)
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Post by: welly_59 on April 11, 2011, 02:50:09 pm
I've been on a random spending spree lately, lurking on ebay for items with no bids. Got myself 6 patch cables for £5, a danelectro delay pedal, a fulltone ocd and a 3m cable
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 11, 2011, 02:58:10 pm
What kind of cables are those?
I would like to get myself a Lava cable but I'm broke right now. xD
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Post by: caseyrh43 on April 15, 2011, 05:03:02 pm
Yes Wishbone. 'Reminds' may be too weak a word for it
(http://www.incredibid.co.uk/acatalog/G3T-BK.JPG)(http://larsv.smugmug.com/photos/1178038911_q4H4A-XL.jpg)
Hohner on the left, my Steinberger on the right.
The pickup selector switch is different. Three individual toggle switches on the Hohner, one 5-way switch on the Steinberger.


To be honest ;) I never did like the look of a guitar without a headstock. :P Don't know why.
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Post by: Saphira on April 22, 2011, 02:18:55 am
I'm sorry guys and gals but I need to ask a stupid noob question.  I've seen headless guitars before but only on TV never in person.  How does one go about tuning the thing.  (where do the strings go?)
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Post by: JC on April 22, 2011, 02:39:02 am
I'm sorry guys and gals but I need to ask a stupid noob question.  I've seen headless guitars before but only on TV never in person.  How does one go about tuning the thing.  (where do the strings go?)

here's one solution http://static.musiciansfriend.com/derivates/18/001/297/932/DV016_Jpg_Large_518788.897_mahogany_natural.jpg  :)

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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 22, 2011, 11:45:24 am
I think they use double ball-end strings, so they go through a hole up at the top. I think instead of going through a nut they'll just go over a 0th fret. The tuning pegs are at the bottom, I think.

I know one manufacturer that does this and it's Steinberger.
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Post by: Saphira on April 22, 2011, 02:37:12 pm
JC that one looks almost like the strings must go around to the back, is that tuning pegs on the body of the guitar? 

Thanks Cue, I know it's a silly question but having your guitar in tune is kind of important, or maybe not if your going for a different tone.   ;D  I never paid attention to the bottom of the guitar, my eyes kept looking at the top. 
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Post by: JC on April 22, 2011, 04:42:37 pm
JC that one looks almost like the strings must go around to the back, is that tuning pegs on the body of the guitar? 
That's right, You can see it in this video (at 2:10) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRlxZkLS77Q
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 22, 2011, 06:56:16 pm
Here's one too:
(http://www.steinbergerworld.com/zt3/P_ZT3_BL1.jpg) (http://www.steinbergerworld.com/zt3/P_ZT3_BL1.jpg)
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Post by: caseyrh43 on April 23, 2011, 06:27:53 am
I never did like the looks of the headless guitars. :P
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Post by: Bootstrap on April 23, 2011, 08:21:19 am
Love my Traveler Speedy :)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on April 23, 2011, 04:36:10 pm
I never did like the looks of the headless guitars. :P
I don't like that either, but the guitars probably aren't neck-heavy at all.
I only like the ZT3 for it's trem system, anyway. I've never tried one, but the idea of it is just amazing. :D
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Post by: Dan Graves on April 27, 2011, 12:22:21 am
I'm sorry guys and gals but I need to ask a stupid noob question.  I've seen headless guitars before but only on TV never in person.  How does one go about tuning the thing.  (where do the strings go?)

Steinbergers and Hohners are tuned at the bridge.
Double ball ends strings (Usually D'Addario or GHS), they lock into a slot at the end of the neck, and into the bridge (simplified explanation, its been a while since i messed with one in the shop).
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Post by: dondi on April 27, 2011, 02:16:05 am
Dan, i'm going all out happy ;D, to hear your back...or this just a guest appearence? it just didn't seem the same without your imput TB was working overtime to try( and i say try) to partially fill the void in your absence...is all ok, worked out, hope so..   
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 03, 2011, 02:09:13 am
Most recent not-random purchase:
K&K Mandolin Twin Internal:
(http://www.kksound.com/images/products/mando_int.jpg) (http://www.kksound.com/mandolintwininternal.html)
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Post by: warlock on May 06, 2011, 06:13:56 pm
I've just had my peavey classic 30 delivered, my god it sounds amazing! Yes, the tubes DO rattle, but the sound is outstanding
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Post by: Dan Graves on May 06, 2011, 07:41:06 pm
Well, not so random, but :
1 return ticket from Amsterdam to Arkansas (through Houston on the way in) and from Richmond back to Amsterdam (through LAX i think, not sure).
1 Travel insurance.
1 ESTA flight clearance (guess i should have kept my U.S. passport  :-X ).
And an E.U. to U.S. adapter for all my electronics.

And now, i wait until June 2nd.  ;D
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Post by: Wishbone on May 06, 2011, 08:51:20 pm
Anyone want anything from the States........ Dan's taking a shopping list......... Form an orderly queue.....

 ;D
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 06, 2011, 10:30:41 pm
Oh, me. But I'll have to think of something first! :P
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Post by: Dan Graves on May 07, 2011, 05:48:20 am
Anyone want anything from the States........ Dan's taking a shopping list......... Form an orderly queue.....

 ;D

Want me to bring you a Tommygun in a violin case ?  :P
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Post by: JC on May 07, 2011, 07:17:32 am

 (http://ct5.pbase.com/o2/84/809884/1/134316412.PV9eNVPG.143kopiakopia.jpg)  (http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/images/smilies/smiley.gif)

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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 07, 2011, 01:13:03 pm
That'll do.



;D ;D ;D
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Post by: JC on May 07, 2011, 01:56:46 pm

For stadium gigs, You mean?  8)

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Post by: welly_59 on May 08, 2011, 08:32:47 am
bought a book:
speed techniques for lead guitar

loads of exercises to help build up finger independence and accuracy etc. will be using this for a while i think
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 11, 2011, 02:28:02 pm
I bought a rubber ducky that's over 1 foot tall (32cm).
My girlfriend collects those duckies and I figured I'd give her one for our two-month anniversary. :D
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Post by: Dan Graves on May 14, 2011, 06:09:30 am
I ordered some soap from Con*tact Caffeine (http://www.contactcaffeine.com/) for me, my girlfriend and her daughter, after a colleague came into the office smelling so good that everyone (girls AND guys) commented on how damn good he smelled.
It is going to be 'Epic WIN !' as my colleague would say  ;D
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Post by: ziuzidion on May 14, 2011, 07:00:32 pm
Just bought a Seagull S6 Original http://www.seagullguitars.com/productoriginal.htm (http://www.seagullguitars.com/productoriginal.htm)

Planned to buy the S6 Entourage but compared them and bought the Original - very happy now - my fingers are bleeding :D
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Post by: LievenDV on May 15, 2011, 05:36:37 pm
I ordered some soap from Con*tact Caffeine (http://www.contactcaffeine.com/) for me, my girlfriend and her daughter, after a colleague came into the office smelling so good that everyone (girls AND guys) commented on how damn good he smelled.
It is going to be 'Epic WIN !' as my colleague would say  ;D

which one was it?
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Post by: Dan Graves on May 16, 2011, 12:40:21 am
He was using the 'Werewolf' soap.
Yesterday he'd used 'Sex Panther', which also smelled very good, but a bit too overpowering all at once.
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Post by: TB-AV on May 16, 2011, 03:06:34 am
Panther Piss soap....... Now that's a new one on me.

So what's the deal with caffeine? Why caffeine in soap?

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Post by: Dan Graves on May 16, 2011, 03:21:29 am
...Because they can ?
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Post by: TB-AV on May 16, 2011, 03:35:42 am
Well actually I read it a bit more now. Never heard of caffeine in soap. Might have to try it. I've actually been known to smell like Absynthe and it wasn't because I just took a bath.

so which one are you getting Dan? Sugar Candy?  ;D  ;D

That green tea one reminded me of when I used to go to this restaurant and get green tea ice cream. It was a little sushi place. Man that stuff was good.

My most recent random purchase goes bang.

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Post by: Dan Graves on May 16, 2011, 01:19:54 pm
I got a 6 pack, 3 for me, 2 for my GF, 1 decaf for her daughter.
I went with Sex Panther, Werewolf, Stormy Night, Restoration, Ruby Dragon and Snozzberry.

I would have gone for Green Tea, but my Octane shower gel and my own handmade soap already smells of Green Tea (and mint)  ;D

Also, random purchase that goes BANG ?
You stocking up for the 4th, or did you get some new ammo ?
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Post by: TB-AV on May 16, 2011, 03:30:48 pm
Walther PPS


No, fireworks are pretty well outlawed around here these days. To many fires get started. You can still buy them but they get real touchy about it now. It used to be yeah, they're illegal like J-walking. People still do it, but not me. I actually still have some fire crackers that are perfectly good that I must have bought 30+ years ago. amazing how well that stuff keeps. So it's fires in the suburbs and in the city they get reported as gun fire. There are plenty of really good sized pro displays the whole week of the 4th.



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Post by: Dan Graves on May 16, 2011, 05:07:34 pm
What type did you get, the .40 or 9mm ?

And wow, fireworks outlawed...
I sure hope they didn't do that in Arkansas as well, cause i would like to muck about with some decent firecrackers again after 12 years of watered down Dutch regulation, Chinese made hamster fart fireworks.
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Post by: TB-AV on May 16, 2011, 09:56:49 pm
9mm

Got rid of all my .40 stuff. Had an HK 40 Compact and it good but took too much concentration. Glock 23 I just hated. .40 is just not for me. All I've got left now is about 1,800 rounds of spent .40 brass to sell or trade.

This thing is a dream.


Looks like you are good to go in Arkansas
http://www.fireworks.com/fireworks_laws/laws_arkansas.asp


I can appreciate the fire laws aspect, however I can't imagine my childhood without fireworks. It was just part of being a kid. I think a free society is better served by education and proper safety than simply laws of removal.

Who knows, maybe yours or your children's generations will retrieve the rights that my generation has allowed to be taken away. I hope so.

South Carolina is the east coast fireworks capital. Has been since I was a kid. Illegal to cross border into GA or NC with them though, not sure about GA. But for some unknown reason  ::) these outlets have grown since I was a kid while the laws get stiffer.
http://www.jabsfireworks.net/

If they are legal where you are going, you might want to mail order some and have them sent there. Or have your friends order them actually.

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Post by: Borodog on May 17, 2011, 01:34:48 am
I'm completely biased against anything that doesn't have SIG style controls. I have two 9mm Spanish knockoffs of the P226 and I just can't get interested in anything else. An exception would be a good wheelgun, which I have not made a decision on yet.
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Post by: TB-AV on May 17, 2011, 05:25:57 am
People really like that 226. I never was crazy about a decocker.

speaking of wheelguns. These two young guys were at the range yesterday and I hear this BOOM. I looked over to see what it was. All I could tell was a fairly short barrel silver kinda beefy gun. So in a little while they came over and one guy asked do you know what a 454 Casull is. I said I've heard of it but never seen one. He asked me if wanted to shoot it. I passed. So his buddy takes a shot with it and I watched him . His hands actually separated and at one time the gun was up above his head. Man that is one powerful thing. The other guy actually knew how to hang on to it.

I'm kinda partial to a 1911 for a full size and I think with this PPS I have found my compact.
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Post by: Borodog on May 17, 2011, 06:14:22 pm
Quote
People really like that 226. I never was crazy about a decocker.

That's ok; I was never crazy about a safety. ;)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 17, 2011, 06:55:11 pm
Former TNT finally delivered my K&K Mandolin Twin Internal. I'll be contacting my mandolin-man to have it installed.
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Post by: Dan Graves on May 18, 2011, 12:38:37 pm
Former TNT finally delivered my K&K Mandolin Twin Internal.

And your giant rubber duckie, right ?  ;D
(gotta love gitaarnet  :D )
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 18, 2011, 03:06:48 pm
YES! The K&K arrived yesterday and the ducky arrived today. My sweety's gonna be shocked, seriously. xD
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Post by: Thampen on May 18, 2011, 04:13:06 pm
I want to see a picture!

Edit: of the duck.
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Post by: TB-AV on May 18, 2011, 05:16:09 pm
DUCK!!!!!
(http://mywallpaperheaven.com/images/wmwallpapers/Duckie-1.jpeg)
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Post by: Thampen on May 18, 2011, 05:33:28 pm
Thank you TB-AV. Now I'm satisfied.
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Post by: TB-AV on May 18, 2011, 05:38:43 pm
Satisfying people one fowl way or another.
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Post by: Thampen on May 18, 2011, 05:42:18 pm
Haha, had to google the word "fowl". Good one.  ;)
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Post by: Bootstrap on May 18, 2011, 10:21:38 pm
Haha, had to google the word "fowl". Good one.  ;)

Quacks me up :)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 18, 2011, 10:29:38 pm
Yeah, what the duck...

/lame
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Post by: TB-AV on May 19, 2011, 02:29:40 pm
Quote
Quacks me up

LOL! Waddle you come up with next!?
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Post by: Borodog on May 19, 2011, 06:23:45 pm
These jokes are pretty mallarderous.
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Post by: TB-AV on May 19, 2011, 06:35:14 pm
Makes me want quackers and milk.

(http://cache2.allpostersimages.com/p/LRG/20/2008/DPT6D00Z/posters/wenk-valerie-cow-with-duck.jpg)

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Post by: BDC on May 19, 2011, 08:27:59 pm
Eider recommend we stop this foolishness
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Post by: TB-AV on May 19, 2011, 09:56:13 pm
That's simply because they are not "down" with it. Using all that man made fiber you know.
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Post by: EVH Fan on May 21, 2011, 01:51:01 am
I bought myself a Nintendo 3DS today :)

Also pre-ordered Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D for it. It's actually the main reason why I bought the handheld because it's my favorite game of all time and I can't wait to play the remake ;D and I also pre-ordered inFamous 2.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 21, 2011, 01:13:17 pm
I still have the first version of the DS...
Anyhow, congrats. ;)

My most recent 'random purchase' actually is an installation of the pick-up into my mandolin. :D
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Post by: EVH Fan on May 21, 2011, 10:10:24 pm
I still have the first version of the DS...
Anyhow, congrats. ;)

My most recent 'random purchase' actually is an installation of the pick-up into my mandolin. :D

Yeah I still have my original platinum DS also. I never did buy any of the other versions. ;D
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 21, 2011, 10:12:05 pm
Haha, cool. Neither did I. I did like the look/feel of the DS Lite but never got one.
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Post by: Lemming on May 25, 2011, 06:03:48 pm
Was looking for something to record riffs & stuff, just a note taker really instead of having to boot up my 4 track, been looking at Zoom & Tascam handy recorders & stuff, then dropped on the Line 6 Backtrack, which is less than half the price of the other stuff & sits between your guitar & amp, so it's always ready !?!? so I bought one, got it delivered yesterday so will have a play this weekend with it, but here's the spiel & the link below ..........

"The Line 6 BackTrack Portable Recorder insures that your licks, riffs and songs will always be captured. Sitting with you and your guitar, this simple and sleek device is always listening and automatically recording every one of your revelations, epiphanies and great musical ideas.

You never even need to press record, as the Line 6 BackTrack captures audio whenever it hears you play. Always on, add BackTrack to your setup and let it run—on your belt or guitar strap, between your guitar and amp, or anywhere else. Always listening in the background, BackTrack F3 can capture up to 12 hours of stunning audio.

Line 6 BackTrack Portable Recorder is super simple to use. After you play something brilliant, press the “Mark” button to mark that idea as special. Featuring a 1/4-inch output, BackTrack allows for easy instant reviewing of both marked and non-marked ideas.

Saved as .WAV files to a rugged and reliable built-in 1-GB flash memory, the captured audio is easily transferred to a computer via USB 2.0 for storage or further recording, editing or mixing. Plus, the USB connection recharges BackTrack to its full battery capacity of over 8 hours.

Featuring a classic and low-profile look, BackTrack is small and light enough to be forgotten about (until you’re incredibly thankful that you have it)."

http://line6.com/backtrack/ (http://line6.com/backtrack/)


The idea seems good anyway so what have I got to lose, been coming up with some nice riffs lately but when they're written down & you go back a week later it's never the same !?!?!?  ::)


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Post by: Wishbone on May 25, 2011, 08:08:56 pm
Not so technical.......but I just got a tub of 'Truefitt & Hill's Extract of West Indian Limes' shaving cream. Going to treat myself to a shave with it tonight, using the pristine, 1959 Gillette 'FatBoy' adjustable razor I got the other week off Fleabay.

(http://www.shavinglounge.com/wp-content/uploads/wpsc/product_images/WestIndianLimes.jpg) (http://www.petpeoplesplace.com/petstore/pet-image-large/vintage-gillette-fatboy-rhodium-safety-razor-1960_110667252679.jpg)
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Post by: close2u on May 25, 2011, 08:23:51 pm
@ Lemming

looks good - let us know how you get on

 :)
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Post by: PattheBunny on May 25, 2011, 08:50:04 pm
(http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i395/Suddenlyitwassummer/snarktuner.jpg)
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 25, 2011, 10:46:03 pm
Why didn't you get the red one, Pat?
Gratz, it's a great tuner.
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Post by: PattheBunny on May 25, 2011, 11:06:23 pm
Why didn't you get the red one, Pat?
Gratz, it's a great tuner.

I did get the red one, I just grabbed a shot of the blue one.  This way I feel like I've had them both.  Or something like that... Off to grab pics of Thom Yorke.... nah, that won't work....

Pat
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 25, 2011, 11:20:51 pm
Ah, good on you - it's the best (and only) tuner I've ever used.
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Post by: Bootstrap on May 25, 2011, 11:30:39 pm
Nice one Pat - maybe you should change your signature from "slowly she turned" to "quickly she tuned" :)
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Post by: marcusmarkmus on May 29, 2011, 01:17:07 pm
Nice one Pat - maybe you should change your signature from "slowly she turned" to "quickly she tuned" :)

 ;D ;D
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Post by: Bootstrap on May 29, 2011, 02:05:54 pm
I just ordered a Snark Tuner as well - not sure on the colour.....
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on May 29, 2011, 02:32:55 pm
The red one has more capabilities than the blue one, that's the difference. ;)
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Post by: PattheBunny on May 29, 2011, 07:40:43 pm
This tuner is almost as much fun as the voice recognition software on my android phone....

I just hope it works better.  I just got a message that is not repeatable in polite company which was really just "you caught me at the right time.  I haven't had dinner yet."   

 And the red one doubles as a key finder.  All you have to do is clap your hands and it claps back :D

PTB
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Post by: Bootstrap on May 29, 2011, 11:34:06 pm
Lol just checked my order - I'm getting a red one - now all I need to do is get a piccolo and a tuba so I can make use of the extended frequency range :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: warlock on May 30, 2011, 09:31:23 am
First UK press of Oldfield's Tubular Bells on Vinyl + 2nd Press of Ommadawn and Hergest Ridge :)
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Post by: marcusmarkmus on May 31, 2011, 03:03:32 pm
First UK press of Oldfield's Tubular Bells on Vinyl + 2nd Press of Ommadawn and Hergest Ridge :)

I looked up that music, cool stuff. A little odd but cool! :)
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Post by: close2u on June 01, 2011, 06:21:51 pm
First UK press of Oldfield's Tubular Bells on Vinyl + 2nd Press of Ommadawn and Hergest Ridge :)

Tubular Bells .... a masterpiece!


Ommadawn .... sublime ... maybe even better than Tubular Bells!

Warlock, have you ever seent this vid?
A solo acoustic guitar playing Ommadawn Part 2 (and in the description he writes how he transcribed it by ear from the vinyl by rotating the disc really slowly over and over again).

Just beautiful. The it-brings-tears-to-the-eyes kind of beautiful.

@ EVERYBODY ... CLICK THIS LINK ... WATCH THIS VIDEO ... NOT JUST WARLOCK ...YOUR LIFE WILL BE FILLED WITH WARMTH AND GLADNESS AT BEING ALIVE!!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA2SBjI7d0s)

 :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Thampen on June 01, 2011, 06:33:40 pm
While you're still on the subject of Mike Oldfield I'd like to share one more of his songs from a later record: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcTAC-Lntu4
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Post by: close2u on June 01, 2011, 06:54:32 pm
And my most recent random purchases?

this (http://www.justinguitar.com/en/PR-022-RUPAT.php)
and this (http://www.justinguitar.com/en/PR-041-JamMajor1.php)

 :)

oh yeah ... and a pair of jeans
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Post by: Aluch on June 01, 2011, 08:05:52 pm
Ebony bridge pins, that I regret buying.  They make no difference.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 01, 2011, 08:54:45 pm
You should've gotten bone pins with abalone inlays - at least they look pretty. Yes, like they do on my Taylor!
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Post by: Aluch on June 02, 2011, 02:03:47 am
I agree. The bone looks prettier than anything else, especially the ones with ebony or wood inlay on top. 
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 02, 2011, 01:18:35 pm
Oh right, I'm a real sucker for abalone, and MOP as well! ;)
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Post by: ziuzidion on June 07, 2011, 04:48:45 pm
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Planet-Waves-2--Joe-Satriani-Planet-Lock-Strap-580133-i1440211.gc

nice and cool strap :D matches my candy apple red strat :)
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Post by: Bootstrap on June 08, 2011, 12:03:34 am
My Snark SN-2 Tuner came in yesterday - very cool and I'm way happy with it.
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Post by: marcusmarkmus on June 10, 2011, 01:20:09 am
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Planet-Waves-2--Joe-Satriani-Planet-Lock-Strap-580133-i1440211.gc

nice and cool strap :D matches my candy apple red strat :)
How long is that? (Dont want my guitar on my chest!)
It looks really nice, and affordable. Is the locking system working well?
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Post by: EVH Fan on June 10, 2011, 11:30:49 pm
I bought inFamous 2 couple days ago for the PS3. For anyone with a PS3 it's an amazing game.

And I didn't buy this, but my mom and dad randomly bought me the remastered version of the Van Halen II album :)
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Post by: Tandyman on June 10, 2011, 11:42:32 pm
Just bought a M-Audio Fast Track Pro and Shure SM57 Dynamic Microphone.. I've been hearing that recording can be a great way to improve and have more fun.. Hopefully I hear right. :D
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 11, 2011, 12:23:37 am
I have been meaning to pick up an SM57 for a while now. I keep putting it off. Have fun with yours!
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Post by: ziuzidion on June 12, 2011, 10:48:56 pm
@marcusmarkmus

from musiciansfriend

Planet Waves Joe Satriani Nylon Guitar Strap Features:
Adjustable length from 35" to 59-1/2" long
2" wide for optimum weight dispersion
Soft, tubular nylon for a pre-worn, ultra-comfortable feel
Leather ends
JS logo embossed in leather end
Designs are based on Joe's original artwork or inspired by some of his guitars.
Some of the straps, like "Up in Flames," are named after Joe's songs. All specs (down to the names of the straps themselves!) were approved by Joe.
These are the exact same straps Joe uses.

the locking system works well ... the backsides of the locking system ends are made of rubber so it won't damage the guitar.. did cost me 29,90 euro in a local shop here in germany :)
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Post by: LBro on June 13, 2011, 01:19:49 am
ziuzidion,
I notice you got a VT30. On a recent purchase I got a used VT50 twinn 12. I am still working on sounds and tone from it. Seems short on clean stuff and longer on cranky stuff to me. - Can you share anything on yours that might help? I had no amp before and this way better than nothing for less than what some practice amps go for.

Thanks,
LB
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 13, 2011, 04:34:35 pm
I purchased - for my future stage adventures:
2x Hercules GS301B Travlite acoustic guitar stand (because I don't have stands and I need at least 2 for on-stage)
1x G7th Performance capo (because my NS is too slow and C1 not practical enough, this one should be OK)
1x Elixir 92115 4.5m guitar cable (I hope this is my first and last high-quality instrument cable I'll ever buy)

That was expensive, but I feel I need it. :P
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 16, 2011, 12:10:02 pm
OK... Love my Hercules GS301B stands, it's only that my travel guitar is standing a bit... well, diagonal. :P
The G7th is even more awesome than I thought it was and the cable... well I'll have to try that.
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Post by: Bootstrap on June 16, 2011, 10:29:07 pm
Cue I have 2 x 301B's they're great.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 17, 2011, 12:07:54 am
At first I wanted one of those auto-grip ones but decided upon getting the GS301B's for ease of travelling and all. ;)
Yes, they are great!
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Post by: Borodog on June 18, 2011, 06:44:49 pm
Just bought Justin's Solo Blues I DVD.

Thinking of buying myself a resonator guitar for Fathers' Day. That will make 6 instruments I can't play. :p
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 18, 2011, 07:25:48 pm
Let me borrow it then, I'll learn it. :P
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Post by: Borodog on June 19, 2011, 07:17:55 pm
Decided not to buy it. I need to try to focus on learning how to play what I have better.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 19, 2011, 11:21:51 pm
So, what is it that you have besides guitars? :D
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Post by: Borodog on June 20, 2011, 07:40:40 pm
I also have a drum kit in the basement, but that rarely if ever gets touched since I've taken up guitar.
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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 20, 2011, 07:44:35 pm
I have a drum kit in the attic. :P
But, that also rarely gets touched ever since I've taken up the guitar. ;D
But, do you have any other stringed instruments?
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Post by: Borodog on June 27, 2011, 02:07:30 am
Just the 4 guitars and the baritone uke.

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Post by: Cue Zephyr on June 27, 2011, 05:09:32 pm
Ah, I get it now. :D
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Post by: Wishbone on June 27, 2011, 07:58:38 pm
Part of my most recent purchases was a batch of 430kΩ metal film resistors off a seller on Fleabay.

Now...... I know mistakes happen....... but if I had my hands on such a thing as a 'D***head Seeking Missile', that seller would be copping it right up his rectum around about now.

'Cos what I got..... was a bunch of 430Ω resistors.

My own fault really...... I should have checked 'em first, but I just assumed they were right, grabbed one out and threw it into my build, throwing the rest of the bag into my bits box. I only realised it when I had to debug (translation: Un-F**k) the PCB and threw a meter across it 'cos the colour bands were nigh on impossible to read.

The moral of this story is...... Check the b***ards yourself and save time later trying to figure out where the problem is  :-\
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Post by: LBro on June 28, 2011, 04:17:32 am
A pretty recent purchase for me was a used VOX VT50 amp. For me this is a whole new ball game as I am used to recording guitars and listening to them via an interface into the computer and then back out into speakers. I felt that was pretty lame so onto an amp I went. It is going to take me a lot of getting used to before I like the sound and tone. One thing I do like on it is a  master volume knob in back that is supposed to allow you to crank up any other setting and not have to call in the bomb squad due to folks complaining about the noise I am making. We shall see on that one.
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Post by: mike42 on July 02, 2011, 03:09:17 am
A pretty recent purchase for me was a used VOX VT50 amp.

LBro-

How do you like the amp? I may have an opportunity to pick up a VT50 used, if I can get a good price for it, and any opinions on the amp would be appreciated.
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Post by: LBro on July 02, 2011, 04:36:48 am
Mike,
I like the amp, but have not had it long enough to really make it sing. I got mine for 180 US so if you can get it around there or cheaper I would think about picking it up. Not sure if yours is a twinn or not but the twinn does put out some sound and can keep up with a full drum kit easy. That is from the prior owner so I am taking his word for it. The place you want to go if you get the amp is up to Vox's web site as they have a neat section on setting up certain tones. I simply need to sit down on a day I can crank it out and try some of those. I did ask in another thread how others like the tone of the VT50 and there are at least a couple on here with them as they responded positively on them. Though if your looking for a clean sound with what I call for lack of a better term, some punch there is only a couple settings for that. If you like cranking on and some distortion there is all kinds of options from what I hear. Another thing is that in the price range your not going to see many full blown tube amps. At least the VT50 is fed by a tube front end and I guess you could call it a half a tube amp... That may not be a good way to put it, but there is some truth to it. In my book it is closer than a full solid state affair.

Hey let us know if you pick it up as I would like your impression on it Mike.
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Post by: mike42 on July 02, 2011, 07:25:36 am
Thanks for your lengthy response.

The seller is asking $200 but it's possible I could talk him down. I was also looking at some Laney amps and some other Vox's, but I hope to have something purchased within the next week if not tomorrow.

I'll let you know what I end up with and my opinion on its sound.
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Post by: LBro on July 02, 2011, 08:09:35 am
Mike,
Around $200 seems the going price. My guy wanted $185 and I said $175. He said nope and I said well I got 175 cash and buss change for nearly the rest, all in quarters (that was all I had around the house in addition to the 175 greenbacks... so it ended up at 182 or so. I saw a much more beat up one at Guitar Center and they wanted $200. So if the one this guy has is in good shape then you know about what it should go for. Oh I almost forgot, mine came with the foot switch and I think that is at least $25 more. I am sure that is why my guy wanted what he did as he bought that extra. So I was happy to get it for that price includding the switch. The GC beat up one did not have that.

LB
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Post by: LBro on July 04, 2011, 12:54:38 am
Mike,
I think your still looking for an amp and see you got the tele. Here is the link to the VT50 posts and you may find it of some use in deciding what to get.

http://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=26072.0 (http://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=26072.0)

LB
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Post by: mike42 on July 04, 2011, 01:05:03 am
LB-

Thanks for that link. It seems the guy hasn't sold the amp yet and I am hoping to find a time between work in the next few days to go and check it out. He wants $200 for it but I'm hoping that since it is used and also discontinued, that I could maybe talk him down to $175 or so.

I was playing a tele through a VT40+, I believe it was, the other day. I didn't really know what I was doing with it so I didn't find too many great tones, but it has so many options there has to be something in there. At the very least I think it could bide some time until I can join a band or figure out where I really want to go with the whole music thing.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LBro on July 04, 2011, 02:19:40 am
Mike,
Couple ideas...

That VT50 will probably keep up with a band and if that is in your future be sure you get enough watts and output to do it.

If you are going to test drive the VT50 then go up to Vox's site and get a couple tone settings for it. There are some 5 star ones up there and pick a couple of that suit you. You can print em out and take em with you. But don't show all your cards to the guy. You could always say, Nah maybe with a Strat but I need something that makes my tele sing! I would think if he still has it a few days from now he will be willing to deal a bit. It will serve you well at $175 or so and you can probably get that back when you want to move on.

LB
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Post by: EVH Fan on July 04, 2011, 03:07:09 am
My VT30 keeps up with a band and it doesn't need turned up all the way, and that was when I was playing with an insanely loud drummer. So the VT40+ should keep up with a band just fine.
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Post by: LBro on July 04, 2011, 03:38:42 am
EVH,
Yeah that is pretty much in line with what I hear. Have not been there but you confirm it, cool. A 50 212 should do it then big time.

The other nice feature is you can get these tones at lower volumes via that pot in back. Is there much change in tone when doing that? I am finding the amp nice in this respect in that I do not have to crank it out to get it to sing and can play at low pratice amp type volumes... But my time with this amp is very limited. In fact just today I am sitting down and getting a chance to crank it tones from the Vox site and check it out in more detail. So far I am liking what I hear.

LB

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: mike42 on July 04, 2011, 04:18:04 am
Actually the one I am looking at is a 1 x 12, which is part of the reason why I am looking to talk him down a bit. However, it should still be more power than I need at this point, and if I were able to join/start a band in the future I'm sure it'd be far enough down the road to where I could buy another, more powerful amp if needed.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LBro on July 04, 2011, 05:23:56 am
Hi Mike,
Not sure what the other speaker adds output wise but if others are getting along fine on the VT30 then I think you will have plenty of pop. Might sound strange but I have never cranked this thing out. My studio room is fairly small and to open it up would mean taking down folks around the block with my ear plugs - in...

BTW - I went to VOX and printed out some tone settings and gee I have to say there is more in this amp than I gave it credit for. It turns out I have a AD50VT-212. I am thinking this is a little older, but still in good shape cosmetics wise. But the tones are quite varied and they had more clean tones up there than I thought it could do. It got late on me and I had to shut down before I got to try all that I printed out (about 10 or so). But I have to say I am more happy now with the tones than I have been for the past few weeks. I run Pod Farm 2 through speakers and was really used to getting tones that way, so the amp has been kind of put on the back burner for a while. I can verify the back master volume knob works very well. I was able to take it down to very low vol. and retain tones that I had at the higher levels. I think my only complaint is that it will take a bit of time to just get used to dialing in tones. There is a lot of varations possible and I have a bit of learning to do.

Take care and have a good 4th.

LB
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Post by: EVH Fan on July 04, 2011, 07:03:44 am
EVH,
Yeah that is pretty much in line with what I hear. Have not been there but you confirm it, cool. A 50 212 should do it then big time.

The other nice feature is you can get these tones at lower volumes via that pot in back. Is there much change in tone when doing that? I am finding the amp nice in this respect in that I do not have to crank it out to get it to sing and can play at low pratice amp type volumes... But my time with this amp is very limited. In fact just today I am sitting down and getting a chance to crank it tones from the Vox site and check it out in more detail. So far I am liking what I hear.

LB

The tone changes some. At the lower volumes it sounds like it loses some top end, and loses some of it's definition. I usually have to tweak the eq between low and high volumes.

But back onto the threads topic. I bought myself a Turtle Beach P11 headset for my PS3.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: ziuzidion on July 04, 2011, 03:11:22 pm
I bought a G7th performance capo since i needed one cause i gave my old dunlop victor capo away - great capo :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LBro on July 04, 2011, 03:58:26 pm
I picked up an Akai pro LPD8 controller for my DAW. In addition I have on order a 16' USB extension cable. This will allow remote opperation of the DAW functions I programed into the controller up to about 20' away from the keyboard and mouse. Very handy for start up / stop / FF-Rewind and more of these functions from another room possibly or just when recording a guitar when sitting down. Another way to use this is going from PC to Laptop mobile machine. Since the commands go with the controller and can be uploaded to it I can have the same functions on each computer. The controller is small enough to go moble with a notebook and is really made for that function. If anyone is wanting more info on the controller there is another thread located here, it includes a link to the mfg. web page and more:
http://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=25761.0 (http://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=25761.0)

Thanks to Steve L. for the tip on getting this one.

LB
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Post by: mike42 on July 04, 2011, 06:30:42 pm
Well I took the plunge and bought the Vox AD50VT. Got it for $160 including the foot switch, and now it's off to see what I can make this thing do.

Really excited about the guitar now that I've got this new gear, and hopefully this will allow me to make some gains which I lost when I was busy with school last year.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LBro on July 04, 2011, 08:02:36 pm
Can not go wrong for that price Mike, sounds like a great deal! If you do not have a manule they are up at the Vox site as well. That foot switch is a bit tricky, be sure you read the docs on that one and the amp. Enjoy and wow your fingers will give out prior to you desire to play I am sure!

LB
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on July 05, 2011, 11:06:26 pm
I purchased:
Picks:
1x Dunlop Delrin 1.5mm
1x Dunlop Delrin 2.0mm
1x Dunlop Tortex Triangle 1.14mm
1x Dunlop Ultex Standard 1.14mm

Strings:
1x DR Rare RPM-13 (because I like 'em)

I ordered:
Picks:
Gravity Picks:
1x Classic Standard 1.5mm
1x Striker Standard 1.5mm

V-Picks:
1x Medium Pointed Lite
1x Medium Rounded Lite
1x Tradition Lite
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LBro on July 08, 2011, 06:03:13 am
Recently purchased and just got them via UPS a nice set of Audio-Technica ATH-M50S Monitor Headphones. Ragz turned me onto them and so far I really like them. Very comfortable, long cord, and great sound. I finaly have what I call a refference grade of listening monitors. My speakers were near that but are so highly influenced by room acoustics. Not so with these cans.

Mfg. web site for product:
http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headphones/57a64f4a9fdbefd9/index.html (http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headphones/57a64f4a9fdbefd9/index.html)

LB
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on July 08, 2011, 07:03:15 am
One of these:

(http://shop.weinermusic.com/images/xbphm3.jpg)

Had one of these years ago, but it got nicked along with the rest of my rig in a burglary. Not everybody's cup of tea, but I loved the massive gain and sustain I could get from it. Saw one on Fleabay for £40 delivered, in perfect condition, so I couldn't resist it.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: LBro on July 08, 2011, 07:37:38 am
Well now Wish - From what I have seen you are a pedal connoisseur! So this one must be a hot one indeed. Would be nice to hear a sample done with it.... (hint hint)  ;) If not I must say it looks darn cool, wondering if it imparts that "Boston" type tone?

LB
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on July 08, 2011, 10:02:23 pm
LBro-

Sorry, mate..... Somehow missed your post there  ::)

We won't be getting any Boston from this mutha............ It's a very naughty pedal this one. As many people hate it as love it, as it can be quite tinny if it's not used the right way. The thing I love about it is that it can sustain through half the night if you let it. The nasty little bugger is, if I'm remembering the bumph correctly, a twin, series distortion circuit; the signal goes in and gets cranked, then fed straight into a second gain stage to really make it angry........ And it is an angry sounding pedal; just in an 80's kind of way, if that's any kind of description.

Funnily enough, I was in my brother's house earlier, looking at my recording gear and thinking to myself: "You look like you're ready to come home soon"  ;D
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on July 08, 2011, 11:12:43 pm
A 4-pack of Wegen Bluegrass 1.4 mm picks.
Surely I'm the only one here spending this much on picks. :P
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on July 08, 2011, 11:26:33 pm
Probably, Cue........ Though I did fail to resist buying a sample pack of Dunlop Stubbies...... 1mm, 2mm, 3mm.....

The 1's I know about, 'cos I've got a couple...... the 2's I was curious about............. and the 3's....... well....... I just gots to know! :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Cue Zephyr on July 09, 2011, 11:46:36 am
I have a 1 and a 2 stubby. I prefer the 1, the 2 is a bit too thick in my hands. :P
I do like the 3mm Big Stubby though, Like no click in the attack at all on the acoustic and very useful on bass as well.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Bootstrap on July 13, 2011, 12:46:56 pm
I was home from work with a tummy bug today - being sick can be expensive....

I bought a Nikon D7000, a couple of mid range lenses (1 prime and 1 zoom tele) and the sexy SB700 Nikon flash  :o

I feel much better now  ;)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: thepicnicband on July 13, 2011, 12:48:50 pm
 :) Yeah... Zoom A2 Acoustic Effects just arrived! I've got the day off and it's just about to rain but I don't care... Why... 'cos I'm dry. The only thing that will get wet this afternoon is my guitar tone. What fun!
 :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: caseyrh43 on July 13, 2011, 09:02:18 pm
Putting some money down on payday for a Randy Rhoads Jackson V, white with the gold hardware. Uber sexy.
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Wishbone on July 13, 2011, 10:05:37 pm
Aye....... Uber fer f***s sake don't drop or even bang the headstock if you want to keep it in one piece  ;D

I've seen more of them broken and returned than any other guitar  :-\
Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: TB-AV on July 13, 2011, 10:24:14 pm
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I feel much better now  Wink

Damn, I would hope so....  If you have a relapse try a Canon 1Ds and call us in the morning. If that doesn't help I'm afraid it's a lost cause.

Title: Re: Most recent purchase - random / planned / spontaneous / other ...
Post by: Dan Graves on July 13, 2011, 11:29:08 pm