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/dev/random / WOW
« on: May 13, 2020, 12:29:44 AM »
Good to see you folks are still around!  You refuse to let a great game and website die  :righteous:

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2015-2016 Football Season Thread
« on: January 18, 2016, 06:05:13 PM »
I... WAS... thinking Carolina was gonna take it all. But I ain't too sure anymore. I've said it before, that every few years theres one team that just has a magical season, where all the stars align perfectly just for them, where they always find a way to win. Pretty sure I said it back in 08 or 09 when Brees and the Saints finally snagged New Orleans first Superbowl win. Seems like Arizona might have that certain magic to them this season. I agree that they didn't look entirely outstanding against Green Bay, but then again, Carolina managed to pummel Seattle with 4TD's and 1FG to run upthe score 31 to nothing by halftime... and then couldn't do anything more in the 3rd and 4th quarters.

Carolina, just going by the numbers on paper, SHOULD win the NFC conferece championship. But it won't shock me at all if they don't.

Well put and kinda summarizes my thinking.  Carolina's defense alone could win any game for them, and Cam.... well I'm no fan, but appreciate his skills.  The best team in the NFL does not always win the Super Bowl.  This feels like one of those years.

/dev/random / Re: Whatcha listening to?
« on: November 23, 2015, 07:25:08 PM »
If you're looking for an awesome flanger pedal, I'd definitely recommend tracking down an old vintage Morley pedal. Their old modulation expression pedals from the 70's are THEEEEEE SHIT. They ain't dirt cheap though. If you can happen to luck out and find one in a used music store, it could run you anywhere from 80 to 150 bucks depending on the condition or just how much the seller thinks it's worth. Most I've seen typically go for closer to 150 though. They're well worth it though. Nothing else modern will reproduce that completely authentic 70's flanger sound quite the same. I have one of the Morley phaser pedals from that same era, and I wouldn't part with it for all the phaser pedals in the world. Most flanger and phaser pedals just have controls for depth and speed of the flange effect. Usually these old Morley pedals have two knobs for fine tuning the top position and bottom positions of the sweep as well as one knob to dial up feedback. The pedals have an auto mode where the foot rocker controls the speed, or a manual mode where you can rock the pedal to control the sweep like a wahwah. And most of these one button stompbox flangers have the range of the sweep in only an area where the manufacturer thinks it will sound best. The Morley's have a bit of a wider range that can allow you to use more wacky over-the-top tones if you want.

They might not be as bulletproof as a stompbox though. They're made out of some decently heavy chromed steel, but the inner circuitry is a tad more vulnerable than solid state pedals. They typically use a tiny light bulb inside of them with sensors around it. As you rock the pedal, it changes the brightness of that bulb, and the sensors translate that into the sound of the effect. And that bulb, like all bulbs, won't last infinitely. Not too much of a problem though, the bulb can be replaced if it burns out or breaks. Also, it doesn't run on batteries. All the old Morley pedals used 2-prong AC cords.

As far as distortion pedals go, I fucking HATE the things. They're are useless paperweights in my opinion. Most amps these days come loaded with all the distortion you'd ever need unless it's one of those tweed covered "classic" things. I've got an old BOSS MT2 Metal Zone distortion pedal which is the gold standard of heavy modern distortion pedals and has been for the last probably 25 years. And I fucking HATE the thing compared to what my Marshall preamp does on it's own. It just sounds so stale and lifeless. Even when I try to dial it back and get a good mix of the pedal along with my all tube preamp and poweramp rig, it still doesn't sound as snarly as the Marshall by itself. However... fuzz pedals are a different story. The Big Muff Pi pedal has a great sound to it. Has a nice early 70's Black Sabbath sound. Supposedly those Fuzz Face pedals made by Dunlop (I think) are supposed to be decent, but from what I remember, the Big Muff had more aggressive fuzz to it than the Fuzz Face could accomplish when the knob was cranked all the way up.

As far as octave pedals go, can't recommend anything really. It kinda depends on what specifically you want out of the pedal. Some are just your basic old fashioned octave pedals, no frills no bullshit. Others have pitch shifting and harmonizing ablities too, and then with those you have a variety of pedals to choose from that vary vastly in price depending on just how much total control of the mixture and tonal options you wanna have. My personal preference, I don't and wouldn't use an octave pedal. With that type of effect, what I'd want out of it would be a nice crystal clean signal, and the best way of doing that would be through a rack unit. And usually the rack units that handle an effect like that will have tons more options for total control than any floor unit out there. Rackmount shit ain't too easy to find anymore though. Seems like less companies make rack effects now. These days, most shoppers want the easier to use and cheaper floor pedals I guess. You tap dancing monkeys don't know what you're missing with these fancy rack setups. ;)

From what little I know about octave "pedals" though, probably one of the best and most flexible ones out there would be the Electro-Harmonix POG2. It's not cheap though, about 330 bucks. 4-voice octave pedal with a 10 preset memory. Pretty much everything and more you could want from an octave effect crammed into a floor pedal. About the only thing they could do to make this pedal more option-filled would be to add separate EQ's for each individual voice as well as 4 output jacks for each voice. If you want options that crazy though, you gotta get a rack unit.

I think my Digitech GSP2101 multieffects unit does shit kinda like that. I know it allows you to pan the 4 voices into 4 distinct signal paths, but then you gotta manually assign and program 4 separate EQ effects to each of the 4 outputs from the octave effect if that's the kinda thing you want to do. Actually... haha, no, now I think about it, I think my Digitech does 8-voices and can run individual output paths from all 8 voices. It gets kinda confusing. That's why most people probably opt for stompboxes. To create these elaborate 8-output multi-routed effects, a lot of times you gotta draw out a diagram on paper of what the routing should do before you sit down to program new effects algorithms. And not only that, but lets say you've already run the signal through a 2-output stereo chorus effect. At that point you can run each of the 2 outputs from the chorus effect into 2 separate 8-voice octave effects. That creates 16 signal paths coming out of the two octave effects. Yeah. It gets a little crazy. However, there IS a limit to the crazy shit you can do with this thing. Each effect modules takes up so many blocks of memory, and you only have about 256 total blocks of memory, so effects chains can't get infinitely elaborate.

Lots of good info.  Much thanks Focalor.  My post wasn't too specific.  I have two old 70 vintage Ibenez pedals: a Flanger and a distortion.  Like you, to this day I'm not too keen on using them much.  I have a 1969 Fender Deluxe Reverb amp that has been sitting around un-used because it needs some work.  I'm planning to put that puppy in the shop and get it back up and running.  The distortion I got straight off the amp was much better than what I can get now off a pedal; plus it just seems made for the strat sound. 

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2015-2016 Football Season Thread
« on: November 22, 2015, 07:50:43 PM »
I hear ya regarding Atlanta, but imagine how we Aint's fans feel.  I gave Ryan a little slack the last couple of years because it looked like he was calling decent defensive schemes, but had players with poor execution of said schemes.  But after 3 years of seeing piss poor tackling and horrible angles toward the ball, I have to conclude that's terrible coaching.  The Saint's had a lot of turnover in players and have a bunch of young players on defense, but how do you get to the pro level and not know how to tackle?

College - Clemson looks to be the cream of the crop. I wouldn't be upset if they put a beat-down on Alabama in the playoffs or Championship.  Of course, the last few games of the season will have something to say about that.

/dev/random / Re: Whatcha listening to?
« on: November 22, 2015, 07:24:45 PM »
Nice. But surely, as a bass player, you know he ain't hittin' those low notes. He's playing high notes while the bass is doing it's thing.  My guess: using triggers to produce the complimentary bass loop at the appropriate time.  Of course, also my guess is you are being sarcastic.  ;)

It's sounding to me like an octave pedal is in the mix. (live-doubling his playing an octave below)

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Yea, I think you're right about that.  After about 20 years of just playing bass and acoustic guitar, I bought a new electric guitar and have been having a blast.  One of the pedals I'm thinking of buying in addition to an old pair of Ibenez flanger and distortion pedals is some type octave pedal.
Suggestions on brand and type would be appreciated.  I'm playing a 50's Vibe Squire Strat that sounds darn good for what it is and mostly playing clean.  I'm also trying to learn more chords and scales....or better put...the name of things I've been playing for years without knowing what they actually are called.  ::)  Playing just by ear is fine if you have the gift, but if you can't communicate with fellow musicians by using the chord/scale nomenclature, it's a handicap.

Peace and Love,

Krlll Mule

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2015-2016 Football Season Thread
« on: October 26, 2015, 06:02:15 PM »
Nice to see your insightful and very funny analysis again, Focalor.   :beer:

I don't know what to make of Ole Miss or the Saints this year. Up and down and headed nowhere, I guess.

/dev/random / Re: Whatcha listening to?
« on: October 26, 2015, 05:54:09 PM »
A one man band.

Wow, just when i was reaching peak annoyance with his stupid hipster moustache, he comes in with the full sound...

not freakin bad

(wonder how he gets such a full bass tone out of those strings)

Nice. But surely, as a bass player, you know he ain't hittin' those low notes. He's playing high notes while the bass is doing it's thing.  My guess: using triggers to produce the complimentary bass loop at the appropriate time.  Of course, also my guess is you are being sarcastic.  ;)

/dev/random / Re: Whatcha listening to?
« on: October 26, 2015, 05:25:01 PM »
Jeff Beck's Blow By Blow (1975) via LP on a new but less than high quality turntable...still rips CD's a new one....haha :P try 'Scatterbrain" next time you get bored on the guitar :headbang:

/dev/random / Re: im drunk
« on: July 24, 2015, 11:15:52 PM »
Came late to Breaking Bad, but I was impressed by the realism and fine acting. The chemist guy was also really funny in "Malcom in the Middle". Sometimes, I need brain-dead entertainment.   ;)

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2014-2015 Football Season Thread
« on: March 08, 2015, 12:08:58 PM »
Saints sign Ingram for 16 Mil for 4 years.  I wonder what Adren thinks of this deal  :?:

I'm not sold on Ingram yet. He looked pretty good last year.  Makes me wonder if he was playing for a contract or is just now adjusting to the NFL.  I've heard that he was injured most of his previous seasons. Who knows? Regardless; Thomas is the most complete back they have had in a long time. Pay that man.

Community Events / Re: No More ACME CTF/ ACME Railwarz connection issues!
« on: December 27, 2014, 07:49:27 PM »
I am very interested in these developments. I never downloaded the anti-cheat...any version; because I don't cheat and any dolt that has functional eyes can see that fact.  I just did not want to risk screwing up what I had by downloading something that could ruin my current playability. I understand that these new anti-cheat mods can make some people have a better experience while playing....I just don't trust them. Call me nuts, I don't care.  I don't even use a mouse, so I may appear "different" in my style of play, but I LOVE CTF and may be giving you guys a visit.


Pvt. Wimpy    :lol:

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2014-2015 Football Season Thread
« on: December 20, 2014, 10:41:00 PM »
After Atlanta's lose at GB lastnight they are tied with the Saints for the division lead at 5-8.
The NFC South will have a division winner with a losing record unless Atlanta or New Orleans wins out.  :raincloud:


So, Focalor; are you as excited as I am to see the Toilet Bowl tomorrow?  :D  In a morbid kind of way I want to see it! If I am right, ATL has a 4-0 division record, the Aints have a 2-2. Sooooo IF the football players and not the cheerleaders are playing for N.O. and they win that game plus later beating Tampa Too late...too many if's. I think the NFC South Champions could have a 6-10 record or a 6-9-1 win record with a tie for Carolina and host a playoff game.   :bananaw00t: :smiley_aaiw: :yeah2: :yeah: :smiley_acbg: :smiley_abtu: :roll1:

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2014-2015 Football Season Thread
« on: December 20, 2014, 10:21:55 PM »
Yeah, as I suspected would happen after that "display" (aka fight) Sunday against Carolina, Sean Peyton basically ran through the locker room cussing and screaming at everyone to either get their shit straightened out or get the fuck out. And it pisses me the fuck off to see the local news sports coverage doing interviews with Falcons players and hearing them express their hopes of making it to the post season. It's fucking pathetic. They almost sound proud to be in the position they're in. When ANYONE from the NFC south makes it to the playoffs this year, it won't be because they earned it. It'll be because they sucked only a smidgeon less than the other 3 in the division.

Lucky bastards, LSU. I wanted Georgia to have Notre Dame in a bowl. :grrrr: Nah, instead, we get fuckin' Louisville. Nobody wants to fuckin' see that shit! ::)

Georgia Tech vs Mississippi State. Damn. Really? Well, they did beat Georgia, and they came close to beating Florida State in the ACC Championship.

Arkansas vs Texas should be interesting. Same for Arizona State vs Duke. Lots of interesting pairings this year. Should be some good watchin'.

Don't forget TCU vs Ole Miss.  I've only seen TCU a little, but I keep hearing they have a great offense.  Ole Miss had a great defense early, and if they field 75% of that on game day I think they win. Usually, defense gets you there, even against really good offensive teams. UM: 24  TCU: 13

Mississippi State vs Georgia Tech? I think this will be a close low scoring game.....Georgia Tech 20   MSU  17

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2014-2015 Football Season Thread
« on: December 07, 2014, 11:50:01 AM »
Someone is spiking the Saint's Gatorade with estrogen.  >:(

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2014-2015 Football Season Thread
« on: December 07, 2014, 11:14:06 AM »
Ole Miss had season ending injuries to a bunch of key players...yes, I know everyone deals with this , but these were players that made them nationally respected.....especially on defense. Bo Wallace could be brilliant with his passes or wtf? Too inconsistent.

MS St. had a really good squad but I think all the #1 talk and playoff implications took its toll. Neither Ole Miss or MS State have been considered viable National Champ-type teams for a loooong time. We enjoyed it while it lasted and I look forward to seeing what they do in the bowl games.  Meanwhile, there is always next year.  ;)

I'll save my playoff comments until the official list comes out.

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