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  1. Here's the chart of permanent hearing damage and times:

    Time to reach 100% noise dose Exposure level per NIOSH REL
    8 hours 85 dB(A)
    4 hours 88 dB(A)
    2 hours 91 dB(A)
    60 minutes 94 dB(A)
    30 minutes 97 dB(A)
    15 minutes 100 dB(A)

     

    I can't imagine you need that much loudness for nearfields that would blow them up...   The proximity of mine makes it a level easily in the upper 90s.

     

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  2. Whoa, that's pretty close to my story.  I started electric with a Squire Strat (super nice guitar I didn't appreciate as much as I should have) and a Fender Sidekick 10.  This resulted in a terrible sound, so I put on a Floyd and replaced the pickups with SD Alnico Pro IIs.  Still bad until I saved to get a Boogie Studio .22+ in '86.  By then I was hooked.

     

  3. 5 hours ago, hamerhead said:

    THIS is how you do body binding:

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    Love the look, don't love the feel.  I reeeally hate it on necks.

     

    Great look, great guitar.  But, that's not really binding...  It is just scraped paint to simulate binding.  (And super-nicely done btw, since it is a Shishkov - go team Shishkov!)

    I have built one acoustic, and the binding helped make some joints look like they weren't done by my 2-year-old self.  So, I'll go with the "clean up sloppy bits during construction" and "edge protection for the wood" reasons for it.

     

     

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  4. I got suckered in by Source Audio's "Win a Pedal if you submit Patches" nonsense.  I bought a C4, which is kind of fun.  I have to get over some of the programming limitations, but it does track pretty well, and some cool sounds are to be had.  I've been submitting some patches to their website, which is also fun because it forces me to make a sound clip at the same time.  I think I would love one of those Boss units..

     

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  5. 1 hour ago, m chops said:

    So if you could play in your fantasy band, who would you play with and what would you play?

    I would play bass with the original Santana band. At least for their first record.  And maybe for the original Santana Blues Band as well.

    I think I'd rather play guitar.

     

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  6. On 7/18/2020 at 3:50 AM, it's me HHB said:

    Here is a vid I made w pushed Fender amp tones and humbuckers. 2 things I rarely use lol but I wanted to demo how well these models do in between clean and mayhem. I think it sounds great. Im kinda addicted to direct for anything past a pub gig these days. This was Helix lt into my small pa. My vid cam has xlr inputs, one 57 and one pro 37 at condensor recording. Tophat, Horns and Boogie are badass props here...

     

    Sounds great.

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  7. 15 hours ago, it's me HHB said:

    Killer

    Totally agree.  I can use it by itself, or as a power amp for a modeler - in both instances it works great as a practice amp at home.  (I haven't used it out, but we have a 100 watt one in the school's studio that sounds great when the students use it for parts.)

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