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velorush last won the day on October 19 2017

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About velorush

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  • Birthday 08/27/1964

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    THE Kiz's Senior ['03 Special CO]
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    Reeves Custom 12PS

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    KenTen USA, just northwest of Skullbone
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  1. It would be difficult to apply any sort of color to that, regardless of transparency. Absolutely beautiful!
  2. Any chance Lerxst would be around at the Orbit Room?
  3. This was in a small stash of albums my wife found in her old room many years ago (along with Shaun Cassidy, a couple from Donnie & Marie, Andy Gibb, etc.). George Michael's death has been the first occasion I've been at all interested in spinning this. In spite of the peppy, poppy content, it's actually quite a well-produced album that I'd never have listened to back in the day. The album itself is terribly warped; amazing the Pro-Ject can even play the thing...
  4. 48 Hours and Ghostbusters aside, an excellent rock and roll album with more than your daily allowance of non-PC lyrics! Great job from the Red Rocker's future guitarist, Vic Johnson, as well! One of my favorite albums from the 80's!
  5. EVERYTHING VINYL, that's what! Thanks to the sharp eyes of JohnnyB, I purchased a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC at quite a deal. Snagged Sweetwater's demo unit of the ART USB Phono Plus preamp and suddenly I'm listening to vinyl again after at least eight years without. Right now it's just over my PC speakers (decent Dell speakers with a very helpful sub-woofer), eventually planning on a pair of monitors. Let's see, so far it's been: Best of Blue Note Vol. I VanHalen Linda Ronstadt, What's New Best of Steely Dan Best of Sam and Dave Best of Blue Note Vol II Cream, Wheels of Fire (right now) Gee, that's a lot of "Best Of" albums! I didn't have many albums when I got to college, so "Best Of" albums were a way to play catch up. The Blue Note compilations were (IIRC) a kind of rebirth of the label and were a great introduction to jazz. I've got around forty albums left that I say (only partially joking) I didn't allow anyone else to play, so they're still in good shape. Been perusing Amazon - tons of albums for sale that I'd never have had access to back in the day. Exciting times! The Pro-Ject is a fine bit of kit. Thanks JohnnyB! ETA: haven't had this one out in a long time!
  6. The amp chassis is the Electro-luminescent one from around 1967.

    The speaker is a mid-late 1960's JBL D-140.

    The dolly and the grille appear to be original.

    The cabinet is a non-flip top with no Tolex on it.

    I don't know if the cabinet is an original ampeg or if he had someone make it.

    It needs power supply caps and pretty much every electrolytic cap changed.

    I'm debating on whether to change those or leave it.

    Not sure if changing the caps will affect the value.

    1. velorush


      I suppose it would come down to where the greater market exists: 1. collectors, 2. players.  The collector might prefer everything original; the player would much prefer a working (and reliable) amp.

    2. velorush


      Really though, wouldn't cap replacement be viewed by either as "maintenance?"  Who could expect the original caps to last in perpetuity?

    3. HSB0531


      True, caps have a date code stamped on them. They last only a certain amount of years before they dry up.

      I replaced all the caps in a vintage piece of gear once, and it made all the difference.

      This thing pops, sizzles and crackles and hums, which is exactly what happens when both the P/S caps go bad (hum) and the tone circuit goes (circuit crackles and sizzles)  

  7. Settling in. I require a beverage and popcorn. LOTS of popcorn!
  8. Sorry, it was a joke. His birth name is Ha'Sean Treshon Clinton-Dix, but pretty much everyone knows him as "Ha Ha." He played for Alabama, was the Packers' first-round draft pick in 2014 and is a terror to pretty much any opposing team's offense. Fun to watch!
  9. I was about to post a recommendation for the Robert Trujillo film, searched to make sure I wasn't repeating something someone else had posted, and found your recommendation. I've watched about an hour of it so far but what an amazing film and what an amazing guy. There was so much I didn't know. Highly recommended, although with caution - there is some adult language.
  10. YO!  Just a quick tweak to the entry....feel free to adopt or not

    0040 BubbaVO [PA, USA] , Jazzburst, rosewood fretboard, dots, chunky neck


    Thanks for the recordkeeping.  It's been awesome watching these get unveiled. 

  11. Hey VR! I know you are in sell mode big time..,,but if you want my 70s BL L90s m I will cut you a smoking deal...'


    lemme know....''


    1. velorush


      Hey, thanks, but if all goes according to plan, I'll have nothing to put them in!


    2. Jakeboy


      Jeff, save a couple guitars brother. ..... We can record together! 

  12. Seems like I can't PM you for some reason....  Anyhow, very interested in this one - but I have a couple of questions:  What year?  What cosmetic condition - any bumps, bruises or scratches I should know about?

    1. velorush


      I am sorry I can't get PMs.  Shoot me an email over to jeffrush@charter.net.  I can't see which one you're asking about, btw.

    2. Jellyfish


      Just sent an email.

  13. This little monster went to Canada around 2010. It was sold on the HFC - the buyer (a new HFCer) never checked back in after the purchase. I don't know for sure, but that guitar could easily have eaten him!
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