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velorush last won the day on September 9 2020

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About velorush

  • Birthday 08/27/1964

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    Curator of the Kiz' Senior ['03 Special CO]
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    Reeves Custom 12PS
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    guitar volume knob, tone knob

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    KenTen USA, just northwest of Skullbone
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  1. I have a vivid memory of a post-FMac Bob Welch hosting The Midnight Special (a quick Duck Duck Go indicates that was Season 7, 15 June 1979, so I was not yet 15). I had no idea who he was, but I definitely noticed while playing "Ebony Eyes" he was holding his left hand in "that shape." I watched MS and Don Kirchner's constantly trying to understand how to play guitar and this "shape" kept coming up - ends up it was a root-on-low-E barre chord. I also remember him eliciting a cheer from the crowd about his choice in clothing and remarking 'fashion was kind of one of his things...' Why can I remember this? It was decades (internet age) before I made the Fleetwood Mac connection (my first exposure to FM was Rumours on eight track), but that was after I made the Peter Green/FM connection...
  2. I was able to get it a bit larger. Are those sunspot graphics? I like what I can see so far.
  3. IIRC (from "The Gospel According to Luke") he's lived in the same house since the 80's. The neighbors had to expect such! 😅
  4. It's a holiday, in Cambodia, where the locals dress in black!
  5. ACK! EARWORM! When I was a kid I thought she was the bomb! Mostly because she was!
  6. It would be difficult to apply any sort of color to that, regardless of transparency. Absolutely beautiful!
  7. 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...
  8. 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!
  9. 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!
  10. 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)  

  11. Settling in. I require a beverage and popcorn. LOTS of popcorn!
  12. 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!
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