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  1. Katrina was a Cat 3 when it hit Louisiana w/ 125+ MPH winds. The north east has nothing to worry about if this is downgraded to a cat 1 or tropical storm by the time it hits them. From what I see it's supposed to be a Cat 1 before it makes landfall this morning. A whole lot of hype by the media it appears. Get the essentials, hunker down, and don't get to excited. It's probably not gonna be that exciting.
  2. It's a category 2 now, and will be at the most a category 1 when it hits NY, atleast that's what the weather channel is saying. Maybe I'm just used to it, living in FL. Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne made land fall less than a mile from my house. 2 hurricanes within 3 weeks of each other, Cat 2 for Frances then a Cat 3 for Jeanne. Had no power for a few weeks.
  3. A-Ha http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zOzMR6J08w Reel Big Fish http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHpU0ZfXZ_g&ob=av2n
  4. Van Morrison http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG8Ect3Xn7w Reel Big Fish http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0OaF-4X6GA Not saying the RBF version is better, but I enjoy it.
  5. I like both versions of this song. I prefer the Manson version due to my personal taste in music, but I do like the original a lot. Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Original http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwXai-sgM-s Marilyn Manson - Cover http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_JT4qKiKaw&feature=fvst
  6. Baby It's You, Original by The Shirelles, Cover by Smith. The cover has a completely different feel than the original (and most other covers I've heard) and I just like it better. Original http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QCp2cthRNs Cover: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxL0TN_lxsA
  7. This one is easy, my Gibson ES-347. I have a modified LP Studio and a Fender Lonestar Strat (along with 4-5 other beater guitars) and none of them compare. Everything about this guitar is magnificent, cosmetically it's stunning, it sounds amazing (i can literally play almost any style of music on it), and it just has the best feel of any guitar i've ever played. I go into every music store I can to try out guitars hoping that one day I'll find something that comes close to it. So far, no luck.
  8. dROK83

    N.A.D.

    So my girlfriend's dad gave me a Randall RB-60 bass amp he had lying around. My guitar sounded great through it even though it's a bass amp. It's pretty beat up and the pots needed to be changed so I decided to take it on as a project amp. Here are some pics. I took it apart. The speaker cover is a little rough, but that's gonna get some new grille cloth and stripped and repainted. Found out it was made in the beginning of 1978, so I thought that was kinda cool. Anyway, the pots were very hard to turn and very scratchy. The shaft on the mid pot was broken off, and everything was just old and dusty. So I started by figuring out what pots I needed. Hooked up an ohm meter and came up with 50k ohm, so I got some 50k audio taper. Here are some more pics. Old and new, as you can see the old were in pretty bad shape. The new ones have metal shafts compared to the old plastic ones. Here they are after I soldered them in. Everything went pretty smooth, but I did have to trim and restrip a few of the wires. Then I mounted the board back in, and tightened everything up. Also had to change out the power cable. The ground prong had come out, here's a pic comparing the 2. The new one is just a computer power cable I cut the end off of, not sure if that will be a problem but don't really care. Looking to do this for as cheap as possible. Here is the final picture, basically phase 1 complete. Plugged in my Les Paul, which you can kinda see to the left, and it sounds great. It only has a clean channel, but after messing with it for a bit I found out that if you turn the Master Sustain all the way down, you can use that as a volume and the volume basically becomes a gain. Gives a real dirty sound, although it might not be good for the amp. Anyway, I'll keep posting pics as I finish it up, but so far so good. I would like to get some opinions about using this bass amp as a guitar amp. Just wondering if I will run into any problems down the line. All I know is right now it sounds awesome, and I'm very happy with it so far.
  9. Yeah, these are all common complaints, and some that I had when the game was first released. Not sure what platform you play on, but on PC some of these have been fixed by server settings, or game updates (which took forever). Server admins can now limit the number of Recon (snipers) or any other kit, and during the game admins can kick for what they feel is unfair gameplay. Hit reg has been improved since release as well (that was a real problem at the start). Just got to find a good server, and the games seem to go fine. When I said best, I was really referring to the franchise though. Meaning the entire Battlefield series, not just BC2. If you play on PC my s/n is staggolee Already preordered BF3, so I'll be playing that right when it comes out.
  10. Battlefield is far and away the best FPS franchise out there. I've been playing that series for years now, and been playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2 since it came out. Battlefield 3 so far looks like the best FPS to come out in years, and the PC will have 64 player servers. The one thing these games have over all others is TEAM WORK. Which ever kit you choose comes equipped with a special tool. Medics have med packs and defribulators to heal and revive teammates, Engineers have a repair tool to help repair teammates vehicles, Assault has ammo packs to resupply teammates, and Recons (snipers) have motion sensors that alert temmates of enemy players. Oh, and did I mention this game has fully functional vehicles that can be used on multiplayer maps? Bad Company 2 has tanks, helicopters, trucks, atv's. Battlefield 3 is gonna have Fighter Jets too. The maps are huge, a lot of players on each server, and you have 4 person squads so you can spawn on you squadmembers no matter where they are. Sorry to rant on about this game, but I've never been this excited about a video game before. I can't wait until Battlefield 3 comes out.
  11. Nice job. I will echo what has already been said, you should be finger picking it. Especially if you're playing this for a classical guitar class. Also, sounded like some notes were cut short in the beginning. When finger picking you'll be picking 2 notes simultaneously sometimes, to me this is one of the signatures of the beginning of this song. Other than that and a little more practice on the solo, sounds pretty good.
  12. Made me think of this Don't watch if you're offended by cursing (mainly f**k) http://youtu.be/YZdJRDpLHbw
  13. Obviously if you've never heard Nirvana their riffs wouldn't be that famous, but the same could be said about any band. If you've never heard Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven or Whole Lotta Love probably wouldn't be very recognizable either. Doesn't make them any less famous. It's really hard to argue that Smells Like Teen Spirit isn't towards the top of a list of most famous riffs, even if it wasn't one of their best songs. I'm 28, and I've never met someone around my age that couldn't immediately identify it. Hell I know many people that range from early teens to mid 50's that could identify that song within the first few seconds.
  14. Dave was actually on Howard Stern about 2 weeks ago, and it was one of the better interviews Howard has done since re-signing with Sirius. Dave Grohl is a very talented musician and seems like an all around great guy. I'm sure he did ride the coattails of Kurt and Nirvana when Foo Fighters first came out, but I think most of the younger generation doesn't even associate him with Nirvana. Some might not even know he was in Nirvana.
  15. I understand what you're saying. Just in my situation I got to the point where I didn't want to hear it anymore. My way of lashing out at the people who were cramming how great the Beatles were down my throat was to not listen to them. That way when they started talking about them again (which was all the time for some reason) I could say "You don't say? I've never really cared to listen to them." Then when they offered to play some, I would decline. Really irritated some people, but hey they were irritating me with the Beatles love fest all the ****ing time. Thankfully I've gotten over it and gave the Beatles a listen. It's definitely broadened my musical horizons, but wasn't the life changing event some made it out to be. I guess you just really had to be around for it in person.
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