Started by The General, January 11, 2014, 12:11:00 PM
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Quote from: The General on February 23, 2014, 01:46:27 PMDid you know that American made pots have a date code on them that will tell you the week and year of manufacture? It's true. Years ago I bought 2 dozen NOS 1955 JAN (joint army/navy) surplus solid shaft 250K ohm pots that were manufactured by Mallory to a standard that doesn't exist anymore, and couldn't even be accomplished if it did. They are absolute heaven in a Telecaster. [attachimg=1]
Quote from: Camazotz Automat on March 01, 2014, 04:41:13 AMEpisode 2 was as enjoyable as the first.I chuckled pretty hard at this, when you were commenting on the Gibson/Lacey Act situation:"I guess it's all water under the bridge now and they got the wood back and now they're making special guitars out of it."Regarding robot tuners, as far as I'm concerned, they need to install those inside pianos and give those god-complexed piano tuners a run for their money. They've had it far too easy for a while now.Another great show in the can, General.
Quote from: saucerlike on March 01, 2014, 01:22:41 PMListened to Ep. #2 awhile ago, I enjoyed it. The news segment with Red was good as well, she really knows her shit. I don't know why I was surprised at first to find so many musicians on a paranormal discussion site until I thought about it; but it makes perfect sense. Creativity and curiosity go hand in hand.
Quote from: The General on March 01, 2014, 01:36:51 PMThank you! Also, I got your message and it's so on point that I could probably do a whole show about it.
Quote from: area51drone on March 15, 2014, 11:21:11 PMCheck this out General. Maybe a future show interview...
Quote from: area51drone on March 15, 2014, 11:21:11 PMCheck this out General. Maybe a future show interview...Squarepusher Ãƒâ€" Z-MACHINEShttp://www.cnn.com/2014/03/14/tech/meet-the-robot-guitarist/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
Quote from: MV on March 18, 2014, 06:40:32 PMthe latest episode is now posted here.
Quote from: eddie dean on March 18, 2014, 10:26:52 PMDownloading the new episode now!
Quote from: jazmunda on March 18, 2014, 10:35:47 PMI'm going to wait for the bootleg version.
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Quote from: eddie dean on March 19, 2014, 10:17:32 PMWow! what a pain in the ass for a tech to deal with. Was the initial idea for nibs purely aesthetic?
Quote from: eddie dean on March 19, 2014, 10:17:32 PMYour theory about Long hair + Pointy guitars was funny!However, the 16 year old eddie.dean would have dismissed your theory, But now, I am starting to realize, you might be on to something! [attachimg=1]
Quote from: (Redacted) on March 20, 2014, 12:19:11 AMAw, c'mon now General. Randy Rhoads was class to the hilt.
Quote from: The General on March 19, 2014, 10:50:43 PMYeah, I think so. Just a fancy way for Gibson to dress up their fret work. It is a nice look.Heh heh.Yeah, my tastes lean more toward Slim Harpo...[attachimg=1]I don't know, I just associate heavy metal with meth addiction and toothless people.Perhaps unfairly. But it's like the fast food of the music world. It's just so classless.Now don't anybody be offended. Nobody should care what I think anyhow.
Quote from: eddie dean on March 20, 2014, 12:41:54 AMI'm not offended. It's a fair observation. Most rock starts certainly appear to be grimey and strungout.I do have a hard time imaging how a kid can succeed in pissing off his parents, during the rebellious teenage stage, by cranking up a Les Paul or Buddy Holly tune on the radio. BTW I 'm a fan of BH and LP.Metallica, Cinderella and Dio worked very well for me in that regard!
Quote from: The General on March 20, 2014, 12:29:23 AMAnd I think Van Halen is good.
Quote from: Camazotz Automat on March 20, 2014, 12:57:12 AMI oscillate.
Quote from: Camazotz Automat on March 22, 2014, 06:23:34 AMEpisode 3. Another winner. I enjoyed everything - was magnetized by the discussion of winding pickups and hearing the samples.
Quote from: Camazotz Automat on March 22, 2014, 06:23:34 AMAlso greatly enjoyed listening to you answer my question about the reclamation of potentiometers.
Quote from: Camazotz Automat on March 22, 2014, 06:23:34 AMAnother stunning point in the show that needs mentioning: The atmosphere created by the differing views between you and Red as she gave a new Tool album update was so thick and so palpable that it briefly changed the conversation into the corporeal - two people walking on a busy sidewalk, approaching each other head on, who meet slightly at the shoulders and deflect out of each other's way before resuming innate vectors. A friction whisper of fabric was the only thing traded. That was effing talk radio gold. Funny as hell.
Quote from: eddie dean on March 22, 2014, 04:01:40 PMWow! The Amazing 'Cap box'! I'd be interested in hearing audio clips of the different cap circuits. Have you ever tested the audio characteristics with a spectrum analyer or oscilloscope?If you can't hear the difference, I guess it doesn't matter much. It probably boils down to bragging rights for the person who paid $ for vintage caps.Or it can be attributed to another phenomenon I've seen happen in the studio, If a person believes it is supposed to sound better, it will.