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  1. In Topic:Flat Earth

    Yesterday, 06:46 PM

    View PostRetired, on 21 July 2017 - 05:50 PM, said:

    I remember watching it all go down on TV as a kid and was amazed with it. Over the decades I forgot some of the issues but The Documentery was pretty convincing with lots of issues. They showed things like the lighting was wrong from the source of the sun, wrong angles of things, no stars were shown in space and in the end they made it look like it was filmed on Earth in a speacial built building. The flag the documentary showed on the moon looked like a cardboard flag and that's what got my attention as to a phony flag and it was only showed in the document. My only doubt before the Net Felix show was the communication. In the 60's, there were no cell phones, walki talkies only reached out so far. There's no telligraph wires from earth to the moon and telephones were old fashioned dial. How could they communicate from earth to the moon? I looked up the explanation which you would have to be a genius to figure out how they did it with a camera that could withstand crushing forces of liftoff and then function in near weightlessness on the moon and transported back to television but on the way back it seems they lost all of the tapes.

    Personally I have no doubt that it was real and to be honest I bet they did more that we don't know about. The spaceship itself only had to do relatively very minimal "computing", the brain power was from the people that planned, designed, and executed the project.

    As surfpup said, the "Mythbusters" episode will address each issue that you noted and I think it's something you would enjoy watching. I don't consider Mythbusters to be the final proof, but I think it at least answers those things that you brought up
  2. In Topic:DIY 2.0

    Yesterday, 05:50 PM

    View PostRabs, on 21 July 2017 - 05:31 PM, said:

    Yeah.. its one of those things you need to be a REAL expert on to tell... While I know a fair amount im still learning too (as we all are :)) Which is why small projects like this are cool it makes me want to learn about the history more. But as I say, I spotted it within seconds of picking it up..

    I will give it a good look over when I service it... And the guy is on holiday now till the 2nd Aug so when I give it back to him I will see what he knows about its history [thumbup]

    I hope you enjoy playing with it while you got it! One of my buddies let me borrow an L series Mustang for a while and I have never played such a good sounding Fender but the neck was so tiny it was really hard to play. Couldn't have been more than 1 9/16" nut width. If I could get that sound with a normal neck I would be in heaven, so these L series Strats and Teles really pique my interest

    Basically if I lived near you I would be running over to your house right now [laugh]
  3. In Topic:DIY 2.0

    Yesterday, 05:21 PM

    Looking at those pics I honestly don't think that was brushed on but I'm not looking at it in person. I think the tell tale would be if the edges have "brush strokes" in a different direction or some obvious indication that it was brushed on.

    What I can see looks like it could be an original finish on a well loved guitar

    As I'm sure you know, the difference in value between a refinished vintage Strat and an original custom color is HUGE. Black is a really desirable custom color. If that is factory original, you're working on a pretty valuable guitar

    And like you said of course it could just be an old refinish. Would be great to hear if the original owner had it painted or what. If his brother was the original owner, and thought it was refinished just because he found the sunburst underneath, it could actually be original. Then again, you know a lot of guys had to have seen Jimi or Clapton with a black Strat and got theirs refinished
  4. In Topic:DIY 2.0

    Yesterday, 04:31 PM

    View PostRabs, on 21 July 2017 - 04:14 PM, said:

    Interesting.. Cheers, I didn't know that.. Even though I did know that a lot of people painted over tham at the time... My first thought was oohh, wouldn't it be cool to try and strip down.. But if that paint job was done in the 60s its just as much a part of the history of the guitar as anything and should be left as is.

    And yes, its an honour to be trusted with something like this.. Another one of those steps I had to take. Working on a vintage instrument :)

    Did the guy say it was a refinish or is it just an obvious hack job? The reason I ask is that the finishes from that period do not hold up to time/the elements well and many people would look at an original finish and think it looks awful

    What happens is the finish sinks into the grain over time so it loses that mirror smooth appearance. Then of course it also checks, cracks, flakes, etc. All that stuff is normal for an original finish, but if it has runs and stuff like that and it was just obviously never a professional job then that's a shame
  5. In Topic:DIY 2.0

    Yesterday, 04:25 PM

    View Postsurfpup, on 21 July 2017 - 04:08 PM, said:

    Hmmmm.... I looked and the stuff I ordered is 2.54mm (or 1 inch) pitch. Didn't even know that was a thing, since I've always used turret (or printed circuits). Always so much to learn!

    Let me know if you want that board. Or I can show you where I buy it. Actually I would like to get the old RS phenolic kind without the printed grid but it's not easy to find in the US


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    08 Sep 2016 - 18:45
    Hey, Dub! Saying,"Hi!" and "Thanks!" for your cat pic and tale of a good rehearsal gone weird! Hope you're well wherever you are!
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    05 Oct 2015 - 06:54
    Hola no entiendo mucho este sitio yo queria consultar porque tengo una les paul y queria saber q altura tienen que tener las cuerdas los mas bajito posible ayudame!
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    28 Nov 2012 - 10:02
    John North Wright - TEENAGE, TEENAGE VOLLEYBALLERS. Learn it, live it, love it!
    Will check out your new recordings. Cannot wait to hear more of your killer riffing and freak out the squares tone.
    Have you heard this OD pedal - Germ by Prescription Electronics? It's a Ge OD + booster. So gritty. I want one, badly.
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    16 Oct 2012 - 13:55
    ProCo is great. I miss them because I had a friend that worked there. He built me a Rat once and I used to get their cables cheap.
    Don't worry about the Small Stone knob. I am kind of digging the pink chicken head. It says this pedal is a freak; squares beware!
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    12 Oct 2012 - 08:50
    Brother, been meaning to write and say how much I am digging my Small Stone now. She's so rich and creamy; very different animal than my Phase90. Thanks again.
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    12 Oct 2012 - 08:49
    btw nothing wrong with putting your rack tom in a basket. I like that better than mounting it to the kick drum.
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    12 Oct 2012 - 08:48
    Wow! That is a killer drum set. The quilted finish reminds me of a vintage Gretsch kit. Bet they sound amazing. Glad to see he uses coated heads too (I think they have better tone).
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    04 Aug 2012 - 12:20
    did ya' get down to the U.S. Open of Surfing?
    My kids got Kelly Slater's autographs Friday morning!
    We're back in Santa Maria now and I'll have to watch everything else on the internet. Have a great time.
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    30 Jul 2012 - 11:37
    Are there any good schematics for the Klon? I heard the orig builder would put black goop over the components to mask them; not unlike the Harmonic Percolator.
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    30 Jul 2012 - 09:54
    btw I loved the sky blue 808 you made. That knob layout is sexxee.
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    30 Jul 2012 - 09:53
    Pretty sweet, eh? Very different tone wise from a TS9. I run them like this
    1. Fuzz Factory (so it can oscillate)
    2. F-word Overdrive (set for medium dirt)
    3. OD808 (set for very light dirt)
    The OD808 is brighter so it freshens up the F-word.
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    22 Feb 2012 - 17:23
    I'm liking the Wee Beaver Fuzz, but for $155 its a lot for a small little pedal.
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    22 Feb 2012 - 17:23
    I'm liking the Wee Beaver Fuzz, but for $155 its a lot for a small little pedal.
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    20 Feb 2012 - 22:15
    Know anything good about El Musico Loco pedals? Just wondering o.o
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    20 Feb 2012 - 22:15
    Know anything good about El Musico Loco pedals? Just wondering o.o
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