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Old 01-16-2005, 08:32 AM   #81
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I know all too well what you're going through, as it will be 10 years next month since my mother passed away. You have my deepest sympathies.


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Old 01-17-2005, 08:50 AM   #82
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I got the specs to the computer my family's gonna get me.

Pentium 4 Processor 520 with HP Technology (2.80 GHz, 800 FSB)

OS: Windows XP Home Edition

Memory: 512MBDual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 400 MHz

Monitor: 17 inch (16 in viewable, .27 dp) E773c CRT Monitor

Video Card: 128MB PCI Express x16 (DVI/VGA/TV-out) ATI Radeon X300 SE

Hard Drive: 40GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM)

Drives: Dual Drives: 16x DVD-ROM drive and 48x CDRW Drive


I can't freaking wait to get it...it's a dell, but...alot better than this current computer, which specs are....

Compaq Presario...yay...

Pentium 3 600 MHz celeron

255 MB Ram (original 64 musta died...cause it used to say 320...)

10GB Hard Drive

Some integrated chipset ****...i upgraded to Geforce 2 MX but the card died.

had this computer since 2000. i've reformatted it several times...it's had its good moments.....like UT Classic, Delta Force, XWA, Jedi Knight, Jedi Outcast (up to the swamp level), Deus Ex....now I'm not playing any games on it, since the geforce 2 died, as I noticed it froze ALOT so i'd say...be online chatting and all of a sudden FREEEEZE...and I'm mad and restart....it hasn't frozen since i got back from basic training, maybe cause i haven't put any games on it since then...=\

I'm way overdue to get this new computer....and i can't wait.


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Old 01-17-2005, 10:06 AM   #83
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I'd replace the CDRW drive w/ a DVD burner at first opportunity. They're pretty cheap now...on TigerDirect.com, you can get a BenQ dual-layer burner with software (Sonic mastering and WinDVD) for well under $100.


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1/17/05

Still recovering. Feeling better, trying to get back to normal.

Watched the Pats dominate yesterday... but couldn't help but think about my uncle. He would've loved that game.
Afterwards I watched a DVD of "Michael" with John Travolta, wich was the last of the movies that were given to me for the holidays. It was cute in moments, but generally kind of shmaltzy and not really my kind of movie.

More shoveling this morning... not bad though.

Went to the store.
Picked up some DVDs (the new version on "The Manchurian Candidate", "MacArthur", "Moby Dick", "Enemy At The Gates", and one for my mom: "De-Lovely",) a couple of books ("50 Years Of The Fender Stratocaster" and Steven King's book 5 of the Dark Tower series "Wolves Of The Calla") and a game for my Gamecube (a bunch of old arcade games, with Pac-Man, Pole Position, Dig-Dug and the like.)

I'm not sure if I'm going to work tomorrow. My boss told me not to worry about it, but I haven't heard anything about the plans for the wake and funeral, so there's probably no reason I shouldn't go.


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...and a game for my Gamecube (a bunch of old arcade games, with Pac-Man, Pole Position, Dig-Dug and the like.)
Namco Museum! I just picked that one up myself. I was playing some Galaga earlier
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Old 01-18-2005, 05:46 AM   #86
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Yah! Looks good! I haven't tried it out yet, but I spent hours the other day playing the one with Defender, Joust, and Paperboy. (Williams?)
That one rocks!!!!!

It's amazing... some of the old games really are the best. What's great about them is that I can play one without investing hours, days, or weeks of my life to it like most of the modern games I can think of. Play for 20 minutes, put your name on the high-score chart, and move on.

I really can't fathom just how many quarters I must have fed into these games when I was younger. Now I can play them at home whenever I want.

Now I saw the other day that Atari is coming out with a console that has pretty much the entire 2600 catalog burned in, plus a number of 5200 and 7800 games as well. I have to say I'm somewhat interested... depends on how much it comes to, but playing some of those ancient games has an undeniable appeal. I feel like I'm going through my second childhood...


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Old 01-18-2005, 06:05 AM   #87
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I liked playing those games when I was a little kid in the early and mid eighties, but I didn't really have my "arcade phase" until the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Street Fighter II days a bit later on. I wasted a ton of money playing Street Fighter II in the arcade on Saturday
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I was the perfect age for the golden age of arcade video games. I remember them all. Every weekend my friends and I would ride our bikes down to town to go to the arcade to see what the new, hot machine was... and to blow most of our weeks allowance and money from paper-routes, yard-work and the like.

After we started getting home consoles this kind of tapered down, although all our birthday parties at the time tended to take place in places with a lot of games (the big local arcade was attached to a pizza-parlor... good planning on somebody's part! The pizza was lousy, but it didn't matter,.. we always ended up there anyways!)

Eventually, as we grew up, less and less of our modest income went to the latest and greatest electronic distractions. We got into Dungeons & Dragons for a while (hey! it was the 80's!) which chewed up a surprising amount of money on books, miniatures, dice, etc... then it was on to clothes, cars, guitars,.. and girls.

From that point on I pretty much lost track of the vid-gaming world until I was in my 20's and in college and bought my first real computer. That's when I learned about the X-Wing games... which combined my love for Star Wars with my long-slumbering interest in video games.

Which eventually led me here. The rest is history...


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Old 01-18-2005, 08:00 AM   #89
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I actually owned an original TMNT arcade machine... Sold it a few years ago to buy paintball gear, and I kinda regret it.


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1/18/05

Quiet day at home. I called my boss and he suggested I take the day off even though there really was no reason to. I didn't argue very hard.

Did a lot of reading and listening to music. Played some guitar.

Watched "Enemy At The Gate"
It was OK. I didn't realize it was based on true events... Interesting.
Ed Harris was great, although I'm not sure if I personally would have cast Jude Law in that role.
I thought the ending was a bit anti-climatic.

I have a wake to attend tomorrow, and a funeral to attend Thursday. I hope the weather holds out, since it's a bit of a long drive to both.
I gotta dig out my nice clothes in the morning. I seem to recall having then dry cleaned not that long ago, so they should still be in good shape.
It all depends if the cats managed to get into the closet where I keep them. If they did I guess it means a trip to the mall to pick up some new clothes that will end up sitting in there for months, sometimes years between seeing daylight.


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Old 01-18-2005, 09:36 PM   #91
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A friend loaned me his Tool cd's, and I've been sitting here all night listening to 'em since I can't play with my new amp (everyone's sleeping). Man, those guys make some messed up stuff... I haven't felt this "deep" since I watched Apocalypse Now, Vanilla Sky, and Clockwork Orange in one long run...

As for my new amp... Fender Twin Reverb '65. Sounds better then hot sex on a cold morning. Compared to the 35W solid state Peavey bass amp I was jacking my Ibanez into before... It's like banging your hot older cousin, then finding out she's not *really* your cousin.

Finally, ed, that Don't Drink The Water album is ripped and uploaded... Everything's ripped at 192kbps, and the final size of the zip file is 73.95MB... I've PM'ed you the link to give your would-be listeners.


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Fender Twin Reverb '65.
I approve!

I have a Music Man 212 65 Watt... pretty much the same thing, although the Twin is sexier!

The only Fender amp I like better is the Vibroverb that my dad has... If I could get 2 of those to run in stereo... (insert Homer Simpson drooling sound here...) plus the name is kinkier.



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Old 01-19-2005, 08:20 AM   #93
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meh it's snowing.....i'm hoping the temp agency will call me and say there's no work and not to go in.....cause i don't feel like working and i don't feel like driving in this ****.


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I've been thinking of buying a Valvetronix amp from Vox. Seems like a good way to get that tube sound with better reliability and not having to play at insane volumes.

edlib, have you ever used an Shure KSM44 mic? If so, what do you think?
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We have the KSM 32 and 27s at work. The 32s are my first choice out of the mics we have for grand piano and marimba. They also sound great on guitar amps.
The 27s sounded real nice on percussion, and guitar (acoustic and electric.)

I haven't used a 44 yet,.. but I assume that it supposedly a step above the 32s in quality, as the 32s are to the 27s.
The KSM series are great mics for the price,.. and Shures are known for thier durability. The top of the line AKGs and Neumanns probably sound a little nicer, but cost at least 10 times as much, and I would never use them in the environment that we do.

I recommend them from the experience I have had. You could do a lot, lot worse.

The new Vox stuff is real nice too.
Last year we had a Beatles tribute band play, and all they used were the Vox Tube-Modeling footboards patched direct into the board, and they got some stunning tones out of those things. Very sweet. And beats carrying a bunch of AC30s around.

1/19/05
It's snowing here too. Just drove back from my uncle's wake. Driving was pretty sloppy. No plows out yet.
Saw some people I haven't seen in years.
Funeral is early tomorrow. Hopefull the roads will be well cleared by then.


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OK, edlib, thanks for your input.
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my car needs a new fuel filler neck, and I can't find such a part anywhere on the internet


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You mean you might have to actually venture outside to get one from NAPAA or something? Wow, that sucks No one should be forced to go outside. There's things out there...
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None of the chain autopart stores have what I need either. It is not fun.

My car's fuel filler neck has rusted a hole in it, mean that when I get gas about 10-15 fluid ounces worth of gasoline goes not get into my tank and instead pools on the ground under my car. As the roads get more nad more salt on them, it will only rust more.


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I've been thinking of buying a Valvetronix amp from Vox. Seems like a good way to get that tube sound with better reliability and not having to play at insane volumes.
If you're looking to bring down the volume on a tube amp try swaping preamp tubes to something with lower gain. A friend of mine did that with his Marshall and it made the difference between him being able to play in our shop, and him just being too damn loud... I might switch mind from a 12AX7 to a 12AT7, 'cause as it stands now I'm drowning out our lead guitarist's solid state Peavey without even trying...

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I need to retube a couple of my amps. My Fender Princeton has got some weird hissing/ popping going on. And I have no idea how old the tubes are in the Supro I have.

One of these days I should pack them all up and take them to shop I know about and have them all cleaned up and reconditioned. I have a lot of scratchy pots.

1/20/05

The funeral is all over. It was a beautiful ceremony.
I ended up running my cousin's video camera during the ceremony so that we can send tape or DVD copies to family members from around the country who couldn't make it.

It was cold and snowy at the grave site. I'll have to go back and see it sometime when it's warm and sunny.

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Discovered today that my footswitch doesn't work... Anyone got a spare Fender 2-button footswitch kickin' around?

I found one online for $10, but by the time I get it shipped here, with duty and all that crap it's gonna be closer to $40-$50...

And I've got some nasty hiss in mine that changes with volume, so I suspect one of my preamp tubes is to blame... All the tubes are under 2 years old, and the guy that owned it before me only used it a few hours a week, so they should still have plenty of life left. *sigh* I guess I'm off tube hunting this weekend...


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RE: Footswitch - Yes. But it's noisy, so I don't use it. But since it's part of the Princeton Reverb I have, I won't get rid of it (the amp is an original from '65)

A certain amout of hiss is to be expected with vacuum tubes,.. but if it's really excessive then it's probably a bad one.

If you plug into the other channel of the amp is it the same or does it go away or change signifigantly? If it's the same it's probably a power tube, if it changes it's most likely a preamp.


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Also, the thing about tubes is that they might not have "gone bad" but they still suck. Even within a group of tubes of the exact same model, some of them are good, and some aren't so good.
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Groove Tubes. http://www.groovetubes.com/

They cost more, but they're really worth it. They test and match all the tubes they sell, and catorgize them into types that really tell you something about the way they sound.

Unfortunately I fear that tubes aren't long for this world. Most of the tubes you can buy these days are "Old-Stock" meaning that they were made years ago and have been in storage ever since.

There are very few factories left that still make them, and those are Russian and Chinese. If relations break down between us and those countries we guitarists will be left with few alternatives.

It's a very good thing that digital modeling is coming along as strong as it is. It still has a very long way to go... but it's still a lot better than playing through solid-state amps.


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It was cold and snowy at the grave site. I'll have to go back and see it sometime when it's warm and sunny.
Much of the reason my family waited until Mother's Day to interr my mom.


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hmmm

well i'm 21 today. i don't really feel any different. i have to work today....3-11....fun stuff, cause the idiots didn't put the correct stickers on the listerine bottles, we have to be the ones to do it....and it is so boring, i felt like going on a break to the bathroom and not coming back....but i need the money.

my moms gonna order the computer sometime....so i probably won't have that until february, knowing the shipping...and the weather....meh. maybe i should go get some beer, i never tried it before...and i think my parents will be discouraging about it.....since their parents had to be abusive alcoholics...i have my own fridge so maybe i'll smuggle some in.

any suggestions on brands for a first-time drinker?


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And stay away from Two Fingers tequila.


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I'm very surprised that the Army didn't teach you a thing or two about alcohol... what's the nation coming to anyway?!??

Anyway, whatever Nitro recommends you should stay away from. In fact, whatever he says - DO THE EXACT OPPOSITE! Those are words that haven't failed me yet.

Anyway, enough raggin' on Nitro,.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Have fun, stay safe and sane, and don't grow up too soon!

Uh,.. oh yeah, right...

1/21/05

Are we really that far into this month already? Egads, where does the time go?

Big storm coming this weekend, so I went to the grocery store and stocked up. Like 150 bucks worth of stuff (granted, the cupboards were getting pretty bare anyways...) I had that cart PACKED, baby!
But for all that it really didn't seem like all that much stuff once I got it home. Why is that?

My mom made herself really sick with the stress from this week and all the traveling back and forth, so I've been taking care of her all afternoon... making soup, washing dishes and the like.


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hahaha i tried to get a beer on lunch break at work, but the damn gas station didn't sell any!!! so i'll have to wait some other day to do that...

yeah i'm all ready for that storm man! we're supposed to get up to 10 inches by sunday.... (man i wish i was back in upstate ny...cause that amount is NOTHING COMPARED TO IT UP THERE!!)

I'm routing for the Eagles to get to the Superbowl.


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Anyway, whatever Nitro recommends you should stay away from. In fact, whatever he says - DO THE EXACT OPPOSITE! Those are words that haven't failed me yet.
He's got a point... Well, except for the Two Fingers tequila... If someone offers you a shot of that, run. Most other tequila is fine, but Two Fingers is asking for trouble.

Oh, and always eat the worm.


1/21/05


Went to work, and pretty much ignored everyone who called in while I spend my entire shift net-dredging for effects pedal schematics... I need a good treble boost stompbox for my Tony Iommi moments, but I can't afford to drop more then about $100 (CAN), and there's *nothing* used around here. There's a guy in-town that makes homebuilts with a sound pretty close (I actually prefer it) to an old Rangemaster, but he wants $175. Good price, but I just don't have the cash, and I'm craving boost *NOW*.

Long story short, anyone know where I can find pedal schematics?



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huh? I ate a worm once, just to see my mom and sister flip out. Don't do it, it'll make your crap smell like mud.


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Long story short, anyone know where I can find pedal schematics?
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Electron...Musicians.html

Any of Craig Anderton's books are great, but this one specifically says it has instructions for a treble booster.

http://www.montagar.com/~patj/gindex.htm

There's a LOT of stuff here. Maybe you'll find what you're looking for.

Is this it?



More here: http://www.geocities.com/j4_student/schematics.htm

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A related question, for you edlib.

I read that using a treble booster on a Valvetronix amp could damage it, because it has a digital preamp or something. Do you know anything about that? I've read about doing it in other places, and they never mentioned this.
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Huh.

Never heard that.

I can't imagine it's true... there has to be an analog gain stage in there before the A-to-D converters... and even if there isn't people overload digital gear every day. I know I do.

Digital distortion (as opposed to digital gear modeling and reproducing analog or tube distorion) caused by overloading the converters, and hitting the "Wall" (i.e. anything over 0 dB Full Scale) sounds pretty damn bad due to clipping and harmonic aliasing, but I've never heard it to be harmful to the gear in any way. No more than doing the same thing to analog gear.
And I'm talking about pro-audio recording gear, not a unit designed to be a stage amplifier for guitar... thier specs have to be that more bullet-proof and abuse worthy.

Where exactly did you read it? Was it a reliable source?


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Old 01-22-2005, 12:48 PM   #116
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It was just a post from some guy on guitar gear forum. As I said, it was the only place I ever heard it. My electrical engineering backgroud led me to doubt it, but I figured I'd check with the expert for a second opinion.

The reason I ask is because I was thinking of using the Treble Booster in my Vox "Brian May Special" amp to drive a Valvetronix in AC30 mode to get that "Brian May sound." People have said they have gotten good results that way. There is a treble booster effect in the Valvetronix, but many said they got better results using an external treble booster. The only thing is that you can't turn up the booster too high or you get that clipping stuff. So I don't really know what I'm going to do now.
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I dunno... stick a volume pedal in between the booster and the amp is all I can think of.
Or a compressor/ limiter pedal. Actually the compressor might be the more elegant solution. That way you can set it not to alter the normal signal coming from the guitar, but to squash the higher gain signal after using the boost.

That way you can get the treble boost, but back off the gain a bit so you don't clip the input stage.

Personally I would just experiment with it. Seriously, I can't imagine you could damage a guitar amp that way, and you really don't know how it's going to sound until you try it. I suspect that the input is set to accomidate all kinds of setups, and I don't think one boost pedal in the chain is going to freak it out all that much.

Most distortion and fuzz pedals usually have pretty hot output gain boosts, and if the amp can handle one of those I'm pretty sure it can handle a clean signal boost.


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Actually, I don't expect the clipping to be an issue, since it shouldn't be that high anyway.
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Yeah, neither do I.

1/22/05

Big blizzard going on outside. The TV weather folks are besides themselves over it in a virtual orgiastic frenzy of 24-hour-non-stop reporting about the fact that there's some snow, and some wind. They get positively orgasmic over this stuff, (for reasons I cannot begin to fathom,) which generally requires them to go and stand in some forsaken place getting blown around by the wind with a camera, a mic, and a yardstick to show us what we already know... that it sucks outside, and only an idiot would be out in it.

Watched "The Manchurian Candidate" today. It was OK. Nothing incredible.
I've never seen the original, but I somehow suspect that it's better. Some of the technology that was supposedly used in the mind control was a bit far-fetched for a movie that is otherwise pretty realistic.
I'll have to pick up a copy of the Sinatra version to see how it differs.
Denzel was good, but then he almost always is. Meryl Streep was kinda creepy in that role. I guess that was the point.

All this talk about guitars in this thread has inspired me to practice more lately. My calluses hurt... but it's good. I wish I had this kind of time normally... I could really get somewhere with it.

There's a State-Of-Emergency declared because of the storm.
I hope we don't lose power.


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