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Jokes / Re: Funny videos
« on: August 04, 2019, 12:08:32 PM »
This guy REALLY likes to say the word butthole a lot.

When homophobia becomes hilarity:

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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: August 04, 2019, 12:03:41 PM »
*gets back up off the floor*

Yeah, wow, that was pretty funny. :D

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art, music, etc. / Re: Post Musical Equipment Here....
« on: August 01, 2019, 01:48:24 AM »
Still haven't touched the tubes in my Rockerverb head. Took the amp to a different Guitar Center a few weeks ago (the main one in Atlanta), and they assured me it was working properly. *shrugs*

The more I've played it, the quieter it's become. Perhaps these shitty chinese tubes require a break-in period. It still produces a little bit of microphonic hum past the 1:30 to 3oclock mark on the gain dial, but it's nothing I can't deal with.

But the main reason for this post... Do old strings sound better than new ones? Indeed they do. See for yourself. :dohdohdoh:

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Jokes / Re: Funny Pictures
« on: July 31, 2019, 03:45:23 AM »
Ozz posted this on instagram.  :D


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Jokes / Re: Oh those wacky Nigerians!
« on: July 26, 2019, 04:55:47 AM »
 :D Got this email earlier this month...

(edited out URL's in case they lead to something bad)

--------------------------
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From: Your Privacy<YourPrivacy24@3860.com>


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You got infected with my malware, RAT (Remote Administration Tool), while browsing the
web where my iframe was placed, in the background you got redirected to my exploitpack,
your browser wasn't patched so you got infected!

The malware gave me full control over your computer and access to all your accounts (see
password above), it was also possible to turn your webcam on, you can Google about RAT's
and their functionalities!

I collected all your private data and RECORDED YOU (through your webcam) SATISFYING
YOURSELF!

After that I removed my malware, to not leave any traces.

I can send the video to all your contacts, over email, post on social network and
everywhere else and publish all your private data everywhere, including the darknet,
where the sick people are!

Only you can prevent me from doing this!

To stop me, transfer exactly 800$ in bitcoin (BTC).

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Or buy bitcoin here: www.******.com or: www.********.com or check for bitcoin ATM near
you.

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My bitcoin wallet is: 1LwPAckT7ettEpLEuAU2dBXbqqSd9SrLAD

Copy and paste my wallet, it's (cAsE-sensetive)
After receiving the payment, I will delete all your data and you can life your live in
peace like before.

You got 3 days time.
Since I already have access to your account, I know if this email has been already read.
If you get this email multiple times, it's to make sure you read it and after payment you
can ignore it.
Don't show this email to anyone, it will not help you but make everything worse, this
should stay our little secret.
Next time update your browser and scan unknown files on: www.**********.com, take it as a
lesson learned and move on.

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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: July 22, 2019, 09:01:46 PM »
I think Nancy Pelosi and her bulldyke bridge-troll body guard woman were doing lines in the bathroom before this. She can't hold her arm still. The other one can't stop curling her face into a ball and rocking back and forth.

I don't love Trump. But I do love when these guys talk about him. :D

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/dev/random / Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« on: July 20, 2019, 10:42:53 PM »
Florida man allegedly cut off penis of wife’s lover with scissors
https://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-man-allegedly-cut-off-penis-of-wifes-lover-with-scissors-report

That's someone who is severely angry. That's determination. That someone who can soldier through some uncomfortable moments to achieve an objective. To do that, you gotta pull the guys pants down, pull his dick out for him, hold it in your hand (ew), then cut it off, then you're still holding it walking around with it, waving it to and fro like a.... like a DICK in your hand. :D

The comments are great too. So many of them:
-------------------------------------------
*Told people for years now, we need a mandatory scissors safety training course.

*Bet the neighbor won't do that again....

*Just hope the guy that did this doesn't decide to go "nuts" today.

*He is now eligible to join the democractic party and use any restroom.
(and similarly...)
*No worries. Genders just a social construct anyway

*Not the typical souvenir one gets in Florida.

*He drove away with it. But tossed it out the window where it bounced off a passing truck's windshield. The surprised passenger said,
"Did you see the DICK on that BUG?!?!?"

*Guys, always sleep on your stomach....

*No, that's not how you perform a vasectomy. (someone else replied thusly...) *The neighbor will be needing an addadictomy. (add a dick to me)
(and similarly...)
*He'll have to undergo the procedure called , "Attachadictomy"

(this guy couldn't come up with a good one-liner...)
*I got nothin . . . (and someone replied...) *Neither does the neighbor.

*I'm sure he'll be denied an arts and crafts pass in prison.

*Won't be long now.

*The neighbor got just a bit too cocky.

*I'm guessing the neighbor has severed his ties with the guys wife then...

*Not a felony crime.  Just a misdawiener.

*There should be a stiffer penalty.

*Flacid-Aggressive?


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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: July 20, 2019, 04:20:02 PM »
Another stupid issue or fake issue.

Nike pulls USA shoe after Colin Kaepernick finds “Betsy Ross Flag” sneaker offensive
https://www.denverpost.com/2019/07/02/colin-kaepernick-nike-american-flag-shoe/

Same flags fly at Obama inauguration - not racist then  :dohdohdoh:
https://www.theblaze.com/news/obama-photo-undermines-betsy-ross-controversy

I hope this company does well with this
https://www.sltrib.com/news/2019/07/04/nike-dropped-shoes-with/

What we have here is a clear case of celebrity driven idiocy. Some attention whore tweets about a flag that merely existed in America at the same that slavery was happening.

MEANWHILE IN GEORGIA...

We get rid of this flag in 2001 because of it's ties to the Confederate States of America...



And after a 2 or 3 year period where we basically don't have a flag, they finally vote for this one as an acceptable replacement, as it is apparently NOT offensive but still recognizes our "history and heritage."



And what is that "history and heritage"? Well, take a look at what the official Confederate States of America flag looked like, the same one that flew over Jefferson Davis' head at the Confederate capital in Richmond VA in 1864.



But let's worry about a Betsy Ross flag because Colin Kraperdick saw a dumbass trailer trash white boy waving one. Brilliant. ::)

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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: July 20, 2019, 03:32:29 PM »
I apologize for farting at the Bojangles last week. It was pretty noxious and other people were in there. It almost wilted the carpet.

But I don't remember committing any other atrocities in my lifetime. Just that one.

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Jokes / Re: Funny Pictures
« on: July 19, 2019, 01:34:48 PM »

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Jokes / Re: Funny videos
« on: July 19, 2019, 01:33:49 AM »
Sigh... I have that same T-shirt.

Yes, I bought it at walmart, fuck you.

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"I'm packin', I got my pussy warsch, I got muh paper tahwls." :D

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art, music, etc. / Re: Post Musical Equipment Here....
« on: July 13, 2019, 06:54:06 PM »
They are SO GOOD sounding. This RMC4 Picture Wah has a pretty similar sweep to my old Vox wah, only the treble at the peak of the sweep isn't so brash and annoying, and it's a little less microphonic overall, but still microphonic juuuust enough to achieve those cool harmonic overtones when running into a dirty amp.

And of course they have others with knobs that tweak several unique aspects of the sound, things that Dunlop and Fulltone wahs don't even do, they've got another one with a multi-band EQ on it, several others. I only tried the RMC4 Picture Wah though, so I can't speak to what the others sound like. I just wanted a plain old one-size-fits-all kinda wah.

I've gotten over the tweaking thing. I got tired of that rack rig because there were just too many options and variables to deal with. I ended up removing the Digitech unit from the chain because it was too difficult to quickly adjust things. The manual for it is this big 200 page thing that I printed out and stuck in a 3-ring binder. And without the manual, there's NO WAY you'd be able to figure out how to work the damn thing on your own. And even with just the Marshall preamp and the Peavey poweramp, it was still annoying to deal with the button pushing bullshit on that Marshall JMP1.

While amp shopping the other week before I bought my Orange, I ran across this little guitar shop not too far from my house, that's apparently been there the whole time I've been living here, and I never knew it. :-[ But they had a used 90-watt Mesa Boogie Mark5 head that they were asking only $900 for. I think they typically go for about $1700 used. I don't think these people knew they were asking too little for it. It worked perfectly, sounded pretty good. But like you'd expect with the latest and greatest top-of-the-line Mesa Boogie head, it's got options and functions out the mother funkin' wahzoo. I hadn't even considered a Mesa Mark5 when looking for an amp because I thought it would be too expensive. But 900 for the greatest Mesa head ever made? It was VERY tempting. But I had to pass. Too many knobs... plus it was used. I don't trust my luck enough. Sure enough I'd buy it and get 2 days past the return cutoff date and it would've stopped working.

And the latest top-of-the-line Marshall's are even WORSE.  There's like 30 knobs on it. 3 channels... with 3 distinct "modes" per channel. It's just too much to deal with. They want about $2,500 for them... and the reverb isn't even spring, it's digital. :D They do sound pretty good, but the reverb is just... sad, lol. I dunno, I guess some people PREFER that digital crap to the old fashioned organic sounding spring stuff. Weirdos.

But I'm liking the Orange amps these days. They're simple to operate with fewer knobs than anyone else, they sound good, they're damn near idiot proof. Less time screwing around finding "the right sound", more time getting on with it and just playing.

Hauled my Rockerverb up to the Atlanta Guitar Center today and got someone else to take a look at it and give me a 2nd opinion about the noise happening in the dirty channel with the gain knob. He said it was normal just like the people at the other Guitar Center where I bought it. I dunno though. I'd still like to attempt to figure out how to at least somewhat diminish the noise. I first have to find out if swapping preamp tubes will void the warranty.

There's 6 preamp tubes:
12AX7 - clean channel gain stage 1&2
12AX7 - dirty channel gain stage 1&2
12AX7 - dirty channel gain stage 3&4
12AX7 - phase inverter
12AT7 - reverb
12AT7 - effects loop

It's just the four 12AX7's I wanna do anything with. Not gonna touch the EL34's in the poweramp at all.

These tubes are a brand I've never fuckin' heard of before. PM?
http://www.pmguitartubes.com/

From what little I've seen online, they're apparently re-branded cheap Chinese made tubes. :-\ "Here at Orange, we only use TOP QUALITY tubes in our amps..." Yeah, right.

Anybody else tinkered with tubes and tube rolling, 12AX7's specifically? Recommendations? Tips? Advice? Tales of tone miracles from the baby jesus? Horror stories from Clive Barkers butthole?

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/dev/random / Re: The MLB thread
« on: July 09, 2019, 01:41:12 PM »


Any takers?

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BadBrent, Oh but how I have missed our long walks on the beach at sunset, our endless deep meaningful conversations about Oprah Winfrey, and... uh... other shit.

Welcome back!

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art, music, etc. / Re: Post Musical Equipment Here....
« on: July 08, 2019, 05:41:29 PM »
My "old" amp system...


All of it now belongs to someone else, with the exception of the DigiTech GSP2101, the shitty plywood roadcase, and the pedals.

I kept the Digitech unit. I figured selling it would probably get me $100 or likely even less, and since it does work and it does have a whole host of effects, I can still get occasional use out of it.

The grey Aphex compressor unit (3rd unit) I sold probably 2 years ago. I didn't have a power cord for it, didn't even know if it worked, and a used music shop gave me $5 for it towards a used Ibanez Turbo Tubescreamer pedal.

The Marshall Jmp-1 preamp I sold at Guitar Center for $250, and they sold it 2 days later for $399.

I was going to sell them the Peavey Classic Series 120/120 poweramp as well but... apparently all these stores are using fucking ebay as their working barometer for the current market values of things. :ohreally: The most they would offer me was $120, and he said they'd resell it at $199... a 240 watt ALL TUBE POWERAMP that WORKS. :WTF: Meanwhile, they had a fucking late 90's Peavey Bandit 112 Transtube combo sitting over amongst the amps that they were asking $225 for! Assholes. Pisses me off. Ebay is NOT always current market value. People put shit on ebay ALL THE TIME asking far too little for it simply because they want to move it as quickly as possible. It's "garage sale" prices, not "market" prices.

So instead, I hauled it over to Atlanta Discount Music in Chamblee and consigned it over to them. I put $399 to $350 on it, worried that it might sit there a while. Nope. One week later, they had a buyer. So minus their 17% consignment fee, I got $290 out of it. Pretty sure I could've gotten the $399 out of it had I remained firm on that price.

Anyways, I finally have myself a new amp. A brand new Orange Rockerverb 100 mkIII in black. Don't have any pics yet. I'll post one from the web instead. Kinda having problems with it though. I can't turn the gain up past about 55% on the dirty channel without an annoying electrical buzz in the background. It ain't the power in my house. I actually bought 2 different Rockerverb 100's thinking it was just a fucked up amp. It did the same thing in the store. So maybe it's the tubes, maybe it's something else, I dunno. According to the owners manual... Orange uses top quality tubes in their products. But according to guitar forums I've seen all over the web, some people claim their stock tubes are crap and should be replaced immediately. Might try swapping out the 2 dirty channel tubes with the tubes in the Digitech unit and see what happens. I dunno, gonna ask around a bit more before doing anything. Hopefully I can fix it by just swapping preamp tubes and leave the power tubes alone. Power tubes COST MORE... and this amp isn't self-biasing, so I'd have to have someone bias the new tubes as well, probably another $100 just for the labor.



It's only "somewhat" easier to tote due to the single handle in the middle. But I'm pretty sure it's actually HEAVIER than my old rack with that huge two-sided 3-space Peavey poweramp, by at least 10 pounds. Jesus Christ, this damn thing is heavy. I'll bet you it weighs more than the 4x12 speaker cabinet. Still using the Carvin Steve Vai Legacy 412 cab with Vintage 30's.

Also got myself a new wah pedal.



I tried to no avail to find a replacement long-shaft 100k pot to refurbish my old mid-90's US-made Vox V847 wah. Apparently no one else EXCEPT Vox ever used such a thing. Instead, I just went and bought something new. I wanted something very old school 1960's sounding like my old Vox was. I had heard good things about the Fulltone Clyde wahs, but I didn't like them. And the Dunlop Clyde McCoy's were pretty good, I was more than likely gonna buy one. But then on a whim I tried this Real McCoy wah. This thing is GREAT! Fairly silent sweep, it's pretty much a part-for-part reproduction of the old Italian made wahs like Hendrix and Clapton used. It's also got this filter toggle under the treadle that shifts the sweep range a bit to accomodate single coils vs humbuckers better. It is Wah PERFECTION! Has the perfect sweep, the perfect harmonics to the upper range. Think I paid $235 for it at Atlanta Discount Music, so it might be a little cheaper at Guitar Center, I dunno. Still worth the price though.

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