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tomteriffic

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  1. Now, if that had been coon skin, he could sell a blue million of them in Kentucky.
  2. More than any other individual, he gave rock 'n' roll a bad name. Thanks, and RIP.
  3. For a brief moment I was considering hitting the "Make Offer" button and just typing HAHAHAHAHAH! in there. But then grown-up me intervened. Dammit.
  4. I use stainless ground rounds (D'Addario half round) on my fretless basses they feel good, tone is good and they last fer freakin' ever. Flatwounds on a guitar can be cool, they give a slightly compressed sound and feel. Wayne Moss of Barefoot Jerry is a great example.
  5. Piano was my first instrument, had 13years of serious instruction. Eventually I owned, rented, rescued or screwed around with most of the stuff mentioned here. I eventually figured out that playing guitar AND keys AND owning the PA was, shall we say, unduly burdensome. The keyboard gear got relegated to the studio, ridiculously huge MIDI rigs, etc. These days I have the piano I learned on, an Alesis QS8 and a Proteus keyboard. The Proteus hasn't been out of its case in probably a decade. Oh, and a Casio CZ101 that I keep because it has a funny as hell dentist drill sound.
  6. Pretty well set for both G's so neither GAS is hitting me particularly hard. However ?, every time I sell a Godin Acousticaster I regret it. There's one nearby that is calling to me. OTOH, it's a live performance oriented instrument and I have doubts that I'd ever make the purchase worthwhile. And there's the Ruger PC 9mm take-down carbine out there too. I don't care if that one ever pays off.
  7. I've been getting it too, but then I remembered that all my anticipated gig income for March and April went byebye (and who knows after that). So I've scratched the itch by putting some better operating (but original era) tuners on my "other end of the SG spectrum" SG Junior. A Junior and a Princeton Reverb were my original rig back in 1965. So, Bubs, you're halfway there, Oh Oh livin' on a **slap**
  8. When he did those little Flamenco-style raps on the top, the owners likely had conniption fits. There have been arguments for just about ever over what makes the Strads uniquely awesome. Finish minutae, wood minutae, ets. The best one is the unique microorganisms in the river water where the wood was being soaked.
  9. Congrats on the retirement Marty. I think I mentioned that I've met some young folks in Effingham who went to school in Neoga who speak well of you. So wind it up and irritate somebody!!
  10. Sorry, HFC was a casualty of an OS upgrade, took me a while to get it back. I hope it's not too late. The AF Museum is now pretty much under one roof. It has gotten better and better over the years. Hauer Music has moved to the south 'burbs, and I haven't been there (nort' side kid here) since. I'm told it's right across the street from Centerville Music and pretty cool store in its own right. Don's Pawn shop on 3rd street downtown (3rd near Jefferson) is still the best choice for gear grubbing. I did a crawl recently along further east on 3rd and a couple of others and came up pretty disappointed otherwise.
  11. I remember the Ibanez version of this. Incredibly cool. There was this and a double humbucker version on the wall at Mel Bay music. One of those two had checkerboard binding, which just put therm over the top.
  12. My Duotone Custom had the EMG. Only trouble it ever gave me was when I pulled the control cover off too fast and tore the groundwire loose from the unit. Then lost my mind trying to figure out where to put it back. At 4PM before a gig with a 6PM downbeat.
  13. Ya-hoo! Be careful of what I noted about the mono 16 ohm impedance (it's really 24 ohms) beyond that, fire it up and irritate somebody!
  14. Let me think on this. I have to think through what the labeling on the plug and play says/does versus what's really going on. On the plate jacks, it says 8 ohms stereo. As you describe, what will really be happening (pairs of 8" and pairs of 6") in stereo will be 16 ohms on one side (8's) and 8 ohms on the other (6's). The 4 ohm mono jack will actually be driving all 4 at a load of 5.33 ohms as discussed above. The 16 ohm mono jack will be looking at 24 ohms mono. Meaning if you're driving all 4 from the same amp, use the "4 ohm mono" jack. Running in stereo, the jacks will be looking at the impedances noted above (16 and 8 ohms). the 16 ohm mono would have all 4 speakers in series and result in a useless and/or difficult to drive load that might even be dangerous to the amp(s). Helpful? I'm running a caffeine deficit today.
  15. I was rifling through some old stuff and stumbled on this gig poster. I had no idea that it still existed. Most Esteemed Redhead was on her game. This was from July of 2014.
  16. There were two, the "hero" car and the stunt car. I read that one of them, I forget which, was fished out of a Mexican junkyard.
  17. The Plug And Play jack setup is pretty snifty. I have one on a 2 x 10 cab. Yeah, it takes a little extra jigsaw work, but now I can run 4 ohm, 16 ohm, single 8 or stereo 8 out of one cabinet. It makes impedance matching to a given amp tons easier.
  18. The old Alesis HR 16 is pretty easy to program with a little forethought. The SR-16 is close in that regard.
  19. Which is why amp switcher boxes use break-before-make switches.
  20. Have a couple that I've used for several years with no problems. Of the two Ultimates of the same general style I bought around then, one had it's height adjusting lever lock break, rendering it useless.
  21. Just for safety's sake, use two jacks and plugs. Otherwise you've got a common ground going to both amps. If those amps have different ground potentials to the power source, the two may try to make up the difference via your guitar. That's only one reason I can think of right off the bat.
  22. Had a 50 watt head and yep! The 50 watters were class AB, the 30 watter was all Class A, like a Vox.
  23. John, you are correct in that assumption. I haven't cracked it open in decades so I wasn't sure what I'd find. BTW, the guy who designed the Vintage Clubs was a student of mine back when guitar amps were hand cranked. Later, he tipped me to the real goodies being in the clean channel. Also, these amps happened when Sovtek and Mesa tubes were pretty much all you could find. He said he designed it around those realities. As I mentioned I haven't had it open in decades and have only retubed it once, just on general principles, not because there was a problem. IIRC it's all Sovteks in there and other than the hair metal oriented dirt channel, have never had a problem with it.
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