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Open Discussion / Re: Top Albums of the Decade
« on: January 18, 2020, 03:19:29 PM »
There hasn't been an album of the decade since the 90's, when Nirvana's Nevermind and Metallica's Black Album were game changers. You had to go to a deserted island to not hear Teen Spirit or Enter Sandman. Those albums had cross genre appeals and they sold to everybody. It made Nirvana from a small club act into a major stadium act and Metallica fashionable amongs non-Metal heads. There hasn't been any album since that which has managed to equal what those albums did. To say those and those albums that nobody has heard about outside their respective scenes are albums of the decade is like saying that the battle for Aachen in 1944 was like a battle of Stalingrad in the West. No it wasn't. And no album released since 1992 has ever managed to come even close to Nevermind or the Black Album. OK Computer by Radiohead came kinda close, but it was still arty niché and the band still hasn't made, or sought for that matter, the leap to the big audience. And its not like Nevermind and the Black Album are that special, because the previous decades had tons of them. Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Electric Ladyland, Dark Side of the Moon, Thriller, Purple Rain, the Joshua Tree, to name a few. There was no escaping those albums when they were released. Whereas almost all of the albums named so far fall into the never heard of them category for me. And reckon most people.

Let's face it, like rock, the concept of the album is dead. In a way we've moved back to the 50's, where artists didn't release albums, they released singles. All the major pop, EDM and rap artists release songs. It's all about dropping a new track every so often. The public has no patience anymore to wait and listen for a whole album.

Open Discussion / Re: Isolated Power Supplies
« on: January 16, 2020, 02:29:09 AM »
Well, this one does look a lot less basic then that PSU pic you posted in the other thread.

Open Discussion / Re: Bootstrap Pickups
« on: January 15, 2020, 02:42:55 AM »
If they are cheap there's your chance to buy them and try them out. If not good, little money lost. They'll probably sound okay, but for me personally most pickups are like overdrive pedals. They all sound the same to me.

Open Discussion / Re: I need three international volunteers
« on: January 04, 2020, 05:00:51 PM »

Edit - forgot where the UK was, ignore me  ;D

Well, officially you're still part of Europe until the end of the month.  ;) ;D

And just in case, Netherlands!                   

I played a gig once where our singer kept stepping on the plug coming from the last output jack of my pedal board.  Kept making a horrible popping sound.  I ended up taking the last pedal out of the chain during a break between songs to fix it.

Hitting him on the head with that pedal might have done the trick too.

I prefer my patchbays to be on the side of the pedalboard that is facing the edge of the stage. So if I play on the left of the stage, my connections are on the left side of the board, away from excited singers and myself dancing around on stage.

Open Discussion / Re: The Movie Thread....what are you watching?
« on: December 20, 2019, 08:59:55 AM »
If Disney Star Wars were to go down in flames that would give me an immense happy, but to everyone who likes it, more power to ya. I'm cool with that too. You like it, good for you! Fans have been arguing Star Wars online ever since they got access to the internet. Debate was heated around the time of the prequels, but at the end we all agreed that pro or con, we were all Star Wars fans. What really pissed me off about the Disney trilogy was not the biggest Mary Sue in movie history, or Han Solo becoming a deadbeat dad going back on his entire story arc, Luke becoming a sniveling little embittered biatch, or Anakin's sacrifice in ROTJ now basically meaningless, no those are decisions taken by the director. That's his prerogative. Would have been fine if Disney had said: Sorry you didn't like it, but this is how we honestly felt the story should be going. You're welcome to remain part of the family. No hard feelings? But no, they had to pull the toxic manbaby card. You don't like strong women and diversity, you are a misogynistic racist troll. Extra bonus point for being called Russian trolls. Yeah, that's a good business model, yell angrily at your fans, you know, the ones who pay for the food on your table? And that is why I want the Disney trilogy to go down in flames. And make the Hindenburg look like it was just a fender bender.

As is often the case, Southpark was right when they did that episode where everybody was willing to ignore voter fraud in the 2012 election, just so Star Wars would not end up in the hands of Disney.

Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: December 17, 2019, 12:01:41 PM »
I remember my father having some solder paste with his solder gun iron, but I don't think I've EVER used solder paste myself in my life. Any benefits to using the tin of nightmare gruel?

Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: December 04, 2019, 05:07:50 AM »
I can't believe some people need to be told to not try and get a sun-tan on their perineum. (For those who don't know, it's the bit of skin between the playground and the pooper.)

Next thing you know, people will need warnings to not stand on traintracks while taking a selfie. (Yes, I know...)

The world is full of stupid and like entropy it only seems to increase.

Open Discussion / Re: Power Supply Units (PSU) and Pedalboards
« on: November 25, 2019, 07:25:05 AM »
Amateurs think tactics, professionals think logistics. It applies to guitar pedals just as much as it applies to military matters. A good pedal board, power supply and cables are a hell of a lot more important then OMGZ I MUST HAVE THIS NEW OVERDRIVE!!! Although I reckon you have to go through your sprawled out collection of daisy chained pedals before coming to the realization that A: I need something better then this and B: what do I actually need in pedals and how am I going to fit and power that on a board?

Open Discussion / Re: Of Fuzzes, Opamps and Buffers...
« on: November 25, 2019, 07:06:10 AM »
IMO, any fuzz that won't work after a buffer is just a poorly designed circuit. Like Juan said, look to the muff family or if you like the FF topology, look to Skreddy circuits like screwdriver and lunar module.

I fully agree. We no longer live in the 1960's when men had barely set foot on the moon. It's 2019. We can build probes that can visit worlds in deep space. Surely we can build a fuzz that plays nice with buffers and acts like it should act behind a buffer. To not do so is lazy design.

Open Discussion / Re: What would you consider a "generic" Big Muff?
« on: October 30, 2019, 03:16:26 AM »
For guitar you can't go wrong with the Violet Ram, if the dude plays bass you can't go wrong with a Green Russian. Whichever version you pick, be sure to include a Skreddy style mids switch on them. Those make the instant difference between disappearing into a mix and bam! There you are again! Mids switches should be mandatory on Muffs IMHO.

Open Discussion / Re: Let's do a live Q&A but how?
« on: October 28, 2019, 05:27:03 AM »
YouTube has a live video feed with chat thingy. As far as Skype goes, I think you’re only limited by your bandwidth.

Does this YouTube feature still work/exist? I used to use that for a book club I’m in, but I think that something changed and we weren’t able to use that functionality in the past few months?

Youtube live chats seems to be almost all many youtubers do these days. It seems to be a format that youtube pushes the creatives for and which many of them like as it means getting donations from their followers. Which after the recent adpocalypes and video demonetizations becomes all the more necessary for many youtubers.

Open Discussion / Re: Mammoth Electronics Acquisition
« on: October 17, 2019, 08:55:06 AM »
... I got an Axe FX I spend most forum time on the Fractal forum now these days.

You know who won in that movie right?  :P

Come to think of it I can't remember if I ever ordered from Mammoth. They got some stuff I'd like, but whenever I felt like ordering, when it was time to check out and saw what they were charging to ship to Europe I went I don't think I like that stuff that much. I'll see what's on offer on Musikding.

Open Discussion / Re: Mammoth Electronics Acquisition
« on: October 17, 2019, 07:51:27 AM »
You mean everyone’s daily ritual isn’t wake up, coffee, puup, check DIYSB and MB forum?  ;D

I'm not a member of DIYSB, I think I am on FSB but I can't remember the last time I checked there, I check MB only when at work (to pass the time when the boss is not looking). And as I got an Axe FX I spend most forum time on the Fractal forum now these days. And also I don't like coffee. Vile tasting stuff.   :-[

Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: October 15, 2019, 01:23:56 AM »
What a crappy friend.

Friend is a relative term it would seem.

Rule of thumb, when lending gear to friends/bandmates/other musicians, get it back ASAP, for if they have it too long they start thinking its theirs.

My sister's younger cat likes drinking falling water from running taps, so she bought a cat water bowl with a built in fountain. (It runs off USB, which I guess dodges the whole international power supply issue.)

Fill the reservoir, plug it in, off the water gurgles. And the cat?

Intense suspicion.

I come back an hour later and the cat has a dry face, a wet tail, and there is water all around the lino around the new water bowl fountain.


I used to have one who loved taking a nap in wash basins. And who had discovered that if he licked long and hard enough at the faucet water would come out. And he sometimes did it while lying in the basin, getting water splattered all over him.

I miss the little bugger.  :(

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