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  1. I'm sure it was an amazing building exercise for Yuriy, but Jimi needs to kill it with fire.
  2. I've done this for the past 20 years on all of my guitars and it has virtually eliminated my tuning issues. Two tugs at the 12th fret on new strings and your pretty much good to go. Just pulled my Les Paul out of the case after 3 months (straight from a gig) and it's in tune with stock tuners, no nut goo of any kind. It took me faaaar too long to learn that trick, but it is bulletproof. Now, if I have a problem with tuning, 99% of the time it's a bad string or set of strings.
  3. Yeah, finally got mine in yesterday. The Lopoline cabinet (on the left) had the square hole already in it, just turned the wrong way. It looks crooked AF in this picture, but it's really in there straight. About a 5 minute job. Plus, being sideways like that makes it easier to tell that the top speaker is the right channel and the bottom is left. The Mojotone (right) had just a small single round jack hole, which leads to my first bitch: No template. The 'Plug and Play' people could have made the installation go a lot smoother with a simple template. Instead, it was break out the speed square and grease pencil and try not to mess up an otherwise really clean cab. It worked out better than my typical DIYs, but leads to the second bitch: No screws. After a 1/2 hour of carefully butchering a hole in there, I had to scrounge up screws to mount it. WTFF? They could at least provide screws. So, I give them 5 stars for the product (very well-made and works excellent, should be in every cabinet with more than 1 speaker), and 1-star on completeness. Because I'm a whiner. I want to thank Hbom once again for the heads-up on a 'duh, why didn't I think of that' product. Everyone should go buy one (or 2).
  4. ^^^ Freebird! The problem with freezing cold outdoor gigs is everything sounds bad. Fingers don't move, guitars won't tune, amps sound....cold. It's never fun. I can't imagine it does much good for drums, either. Unless it's for a good cause (and it better be really good) or there's a boatload of cash (and I mean a big boat), I'm out.
  5. Tell me you at least got tickets to the game.
  6. The FIRST thing you do is fire the dumbass who booked those gigs. Two outdoor gigs. In January?!? World class moron. Should be beaten. As far as your question/problem: stay home. You're not making enough to cover the ruined gear.
  7. Can't take the credit - Matt (Bruce919) provided the drawing files and Ed (stonge) did the 2Fig run on a manual mill(!!) and hand-tapped all those damn holes. He's a madman! Mine were all CNC milled, drilled and tapped. But polishing all them little bast**ds before plating still sucked.
  8. Those look great! Brilliant minds......: I could only run 6 in a 4" vise. Boy, it's been a while.
  9. Yep - got it covered. Major shout out to Shawn and Joe G for jumping all over this. This place RAWKS!!
  10. For the past few days the board has been really slow to load, both at home and at work (work has better internet). Anyone else experiencing that?
  11. Thanks, Jack, but hold off for now. I may have something in the works.
  12. Minor setback to a 10-minute project: long story - I'd been using a Lopoline 2x12 cabinet with only 1 speaker in it because it actually sounded really good that way. In my infinite wisdom I've decided to make it a stereo cab, borrowing another speaker from a 1x12. Well, that cab had a 16 ohm Peavey Blue Marvel (you may know of my love for the Peavey family), so it's no good. Short of tearing into another 2x12 to rob its speakers, I'm stuck. Short story: I need two 8 ohm 12" speakers. I like the Hellatone 60s (Vintage 30s) in my other cab and the Lil Texas in the Superchamp, so something similar should be fine. I know shit about speakers (bubs has been really helpful there) so hit me up with whatever you might have. Thanks.
  13. One thing that would have been handy is having the 4 wires labelled L+, L-, R+ and R-. I printed the diagram out in black and white, so it wasn't much help. D'oh! I did this for future reference (when the instructions are long gone): So if you install one of these, do your future self a favor. And no - I'm not done yet. Dammit. One of my donor speakers is 16 ohm. So much for my 10 minute project...
  14. Thanks for posting that, Steve. Holy sh!t. Edited for spellink.
  15. See, that's the problem - he was a great entertainer with marginal voice at his peak. Now he's got neither and it's sad/creepy. If he's gonna do it (and try to sell tickets), he's got to stop these videos from getting out. ETA: remember those guitar videos from about 10 years ago where guys would dub really awful playing over Yngwie Malmsteen or some other shred guy? That's what happened to Dave.
  16. Somebody switched his autotune to 'suck'.
  17. It's HERE!! The first concern was how both ends of the box (especially the neck/headstock end) looked like it had been dribbled by UPS's Harlem Globetrotters. The second was that it got here to Wisconsin from Missouri by way of Minnesota. WTFF?!? Fortunately Scott packed it to survive and neither gorillas nor cold weather would affect such a fine instrument. This one's pretty nice. I might have to keep it. Thanks, Scott!
  18. God were they really that bad?! A buddy won tickets when they came through here in the '70s. I remember the white clown suits and that's about it. At least pre-'The Stroke' Billy Squire was the opener. He rocked.
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