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  1. Make sure the purchaser buys insurance of specifically say as soon as your hands come off it your no longer responsible. There isn't much more you can really do besides package it properly and hope for the best. The only thing that really doesn't like traveling in tube amps is the tubes, taking them out and wrapping them separately in a huge wad of bubble wrap may help but probably not.
  2. No mention of being ISO9001 certified, dont waste your time. This is a rule of thumb with any offshore manufacturer.
  3. Islet Cell Neuroendocrine Tumor is what Jobs had in his pancreas, its a less aggressive forum of pancreatic cancer, he was diagnosed with this all the way back in 2004. One of my buddies was diagnosed last year with pancreatic cancer he died 7 months after being diagnosed and it was the worst thing I had ever seen. He had a procedure known as the "Whipple Procedure" to remove the tumor which appeared to be successful, but anyone that knows a thing or two about biology will know the Pancreas is not the most friendly organ to be poked around and stuff its a pretty fragile organ. I am suspecting his deteriorating health is a result of the operation he had. Its a shame we will lose a mind that created so much good for the world of technology, but I think he was pretty much tapped anyways. I mean just releasing the same phones and tablets just with new numbers? I hear an iPhone 5 is slated for this year, what 6 months after you finally start shipping/selling the white iPhone 4?
  4. Here is the funny part. And were going hypothetical with this one, IF Gibson did receive what has been dubbed as illegal wood. What can the "authorities" even do about it besides try and charge them with some ludicrous violation, sure they might have to fork out some cash but this is not new to any company, its the cost of doing business. Sadly being the end recipient of the wood Gibson should be fully aware of where it came from and the whole back story on it, especially knowing the possible repercussions and most importantly being such a "green" company. With that said even if its this so called "illegal" wood what are the "authorities" going to do with it now? Probably destroy it...is it worse that Gibson possibly received illegal wood to make guitars, or that the "authorities" will probably destroy is so it cant be used...hmmm I think the latter is worse. I am fairly confident with Gibson being so green they wouldn't risk tarnishing there reputation by knowingly purchasing illegally harvested wood. Not trying to take a low blow at you American's but is your economic issue such a huge problem where the government has to make up weird charges to large companies in an attempt to extort money out of them or something? As a moderate to large business owner I would be freaking scared right now cause to me it seems like this is what they are doing...I feel sorry for Gibson and the employees that had officials armed with machine guns raiding there plant, like c'mon guys its a guitar manufacturer not a crystal meth lab. What are they going to do bust out a guitar and rip off such a mean solo the cops faces start melting or something? Hold to your guitars Gibson and stick it to the man, cause it sure seems like they are trying to stick it to or possibly in you....yup I went there.
  5. Some of you guys need to keep your asinine remarks to yourself, sometimes I wonder if you're horribly attempting to troll or what, especially the people with several more years on there age, what did you never have the opportunity to GROW UP? So what I don't personally like V8s big whoop, its not like I went outta my way to slander them or anything, geesh. In my line of work there is no bias against engines, hell I dont even have a bias against a brand be it domestic or import or if it has 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16 cylinders. An aficionado does not get hung up on brands, labels, names, point of origin or anything like that, try it out some day you might like it. Trust me I started racing go karts 13 years ago and have only gone up from there, the size of the engine never means one thing...harder suspension geometry to make the car handle, I dont know how many of you have even tried tossing a car into a corner at 120km/h but a front heavy car (V8s ESPECIALLY big blocks) have so much weight you will suffer from a little symptom called understeer. Since the majority of you probably dont know... Understeer: When the front end of your car plows through a corner due to turning slower then the radius of the corner, also meaning the front end of your car hits the wall. Oversteer: When the rear of your of your car kicks out further then your front due to the rear end trying to turn faster then the radius of the corner this is also the point when your car will spin if you cant regain control, also meaning your arse end will hit the wall first. Both have applications even in racing. Oversteer is the most common occurrence in racing, left foot braking is an advanced brake technique used in SCCA racing with get this...FWD cars, to induce oversteer since the drive wheels are in the front instead of the rear, oversteering is pretty much the fastest way through a corner when controlled properly and by that I mean the slip angle is less then 3* any more and you start getting into show (drifting). Understeer is WAY less common and is an extremely advanced technique used on corners that have multiple apexes and is a way for a racer to confuse a less seasoned racing by changing your line in the middle of a corner, this will confuse any driver who is not expecting.
  6. Racing lights on a road is for retards, I say that as a person who holds both an NHRA license and a SCCA Solo license. Neither of the motors I listed are 4 cylinder and neither were in front wheel drive cars. The Renault as all FIA approved F1 cars utilizes a 90* V8 with a maximum of 2.4L of displacement, The 20B as all rotary engines is marvelous not only does it have minimal moving parts (I think about 8 in total) allowing them to rev higher then any piston engine could ever dream of, and the 20 in 20B refers to it being a 2.0L engine however due to the design of the rotary engine it produces the power equivalent to that of a 4.2L engine. I dont mind v8's but the fact that for 9 hours a day 5 days a week for 5 years I have sold the parts and given advice to people to turn there v8's into race cars its what I get paid to do. It gets boring its all the same take any V8 throw a 282 cam into it and it will chug just like any other V8. Renault Mazda 787B (first use of the 20B rotary) Thats my friend/coworkers 1967 Chevy II with a Reher Morrison built engine it cranks out 683HP on All Motor and propels that 3100lb Chevy II down the 1/4 mile at 9.8s almost dead on every time and is the car I got my NHRA license in.
  7. I wanted to watch Top Gun after that...thanks alot!!
  8. Maybe people are exercising the "if you dont have anything nice to say dont say anything at all" clause thingie? I try not to talk down about peoples posts, ideas, comments or whatever it's just not a cool thing to do.
  9. leave it to the boy who works with race cars... First up a Renault F1 engine on the dyno, yes that is the fuel being sprayed directly into the intake, it provides better atomization for the fuel allowing optimal power and efficiency. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_QyUD6V5_I 20B Three Rotor Race engine, they used these in the Mazda Le Mans Race cars, I dont know what they rev out to but my buddies two rotor 13B makes its power at 11.5K RPM. This one sound peripherally ported. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPfghudUfoM I like anything that winds high and screams loud, the lopy cam chugging of V8s has gotten tiring over the last 5 years, most people I see driving muscle cars either have small wangs or think there cars are unbeatable but its just sooooo not true.
  10. *Shrug* I love space too, I am a huge nerd like that always going to the planet-arium and stuff, space is just too cool and mystifying (nerd alert!)
  11. White Zombie > Rob Zombie I agree! Thunderkiss '65 is impossible not to rock out too!
  12. ne14t?

    Explorer Knobs

    Yes with the pickup selector in the middle position when you turn down one knob all the way to nothing it will cut out both pickups completely. I was letting my buddy rip it up on my rig this weekend and he preferred playing on the bridge PUP only using the pickup selector as a kill switch.
  13. That my friend appears to be a James Hetfield explorer, not sure if this was a signature model through the custom shop or not. But thats EXACTLY what his guitar looked like minus the More Beer sticker and the EMG pickups.
  14. I dont have a Chambered Les Paul but I do have a little bit of info to contribute if it matters at all, my Explorer is the standard 76 reissue nothing fancy and it sounds great as a solid body, then I saw the Holy Explorer and was like whoa thats gotta sound like poo. Sure enough it didnt sound quiet the same I dont know the proper terminology for it; however it sounded more errr "Airy" if that makes sense it didnt have as much snarl and sustain as my solid one did but it sounded five times better then I figured it would. I dont really have a preference to chambered or non-chambered; however I would like to see it available as a purchase option just like your finish, I mean it takes more time to make a chambered guitar then a solid so its not like it would cost more to produce and its apparent that some people REALLY like there boat anchors!
  15. If he can, get him a singer that can scream high and growl low and the kid will be famous! Edit: I saw some video clips of the 02 Arena performance and I thought it was GREAT Jason beat the heck outta them drums very well I think his dad would be proud of him.
  16. Forgive the quality its off my iPhone they have a strict policy against any recording devices at our Arena, but it gives you an idea of the show. I almost snagged the entire Slayer performance; however my phone was dying out for the last two songs, and I missed on mid set because my phone ran out of space but I fixed that with some quick deletion of some porn! https://www.youtube.com/user/ShoreStudios?feature=mhee I know I am not on the floor, but at 25 I already need surgery on my one knee and have three screws holding my collar bone in so I figured I am messed up enough! Thats a direct link to my YouTube channel where I am starting to post all of my concert experiences. During Zombies performance of Thunderkiss 65 when John 5 was taking his extended solo Zombie was actually walking through the crowds, going up and down the aisles, aint one point in the video you can see a flashlight pointed directly at me, that was none other then Zombie himself I threw him out a \m/ \m/ followed with a loud scream to show my pleasure. As always the zombie stage show destroyed all, but Slayers 32 Marshall 4x12s run into there PA system and run into the arenas 100,000W PA system made for a VERY loud show. One of my buddys that commented on his face book, and I quote this "DO NOT ATTEND A SLAYER CONCERT IF YOU HAVE A HISTORY OF EPILEPSY" I AM SORRY ABOUT THE RETARDED DANCING GUY, HE WAS BLASTED OUT OF HIS MIND ON "E" and was actually ruining the show for a lot of people around us, a bunch of people in my row left when Slayer took stage (the didnt show till after Exodus, only came for Zombie...still think this is stupid) so I moved over and began peacefully enjoying the show.
  17. Lol Probably not he is WAY too kind of a guy, look someone insulted him for absolutely no reason and yet he is considering still helping him...hmmmmm who is the bigger man in this situation! I mean if I emailed EVH and was like your a dink for not giving me guitar lessons for free I am pretty sure some lawyers would come a knocking! I wanted to browse some of his posts and see if it was a true troll, its the one thing I REALLY hate about YouTube but give the masses anonymity and they get stupid.
  18. They did a similar thing here during the stanley cup and let me tell you the backlash towards those people has been nuts, one of the kids families had to leave there house because people found out via facebook where he lived and stuff. All of the people who used social media sites like this in out 2011 Riot were all apprehended within a couple days. VERY huge mistake on there behalf; however being stupid young punks like you described (and most rioters are) this is not surprising. This is one step over the line, sweet jesus! Never should you destroy instruments out of hate, only out of putting on a badass rock and roll concert!! I dont know what you guys have across the pond but here in Canada we have what is known as the Riot Act (UK must have something similar since you're a part of the commonwealth) Once read basically is marshal law, its decreed right in the act anyone arrested for non compliance after its read can face a life sentence in jail...is life in prison really worth a nights debauchery because your a little pissed off? People need to learn to grow up big time.
  19. Not only on Mars...how about more water then we have on the entire Earth! http://www.space.com/12400-universe-biggest-oldest-cloud-water.html
  20. What was the users YouTube name? I have a feeling its probably a troll.
  21. But can he do it while high on heroin? :P
  22. Spent some of my vacation time practicing Apreggios From Hell. I enjoy Malmsteen's neo-classical, he is a pretty big ****** but hey he is a rock star! I do not enjoy no tour date for Vancouver, only Toronto and Quebec, I know those separatist bastages in Quebec have a strong metal following but Toronto is just a bunch of prissy jerks, seriously as bad or possibly worse then New York.
  23. Plant made it well known after the Ahmet Ertegun tribute show there was no intention of him joining up with Page and John Paul with anyone on the drums under the name of Led Zeppelin. The only reason they did it in 2007 was for Ertegun and no other reason. I personally think its a little selfish for him to say no, but whatever its there band and there choice. As far as I remember he is too busy with his solo work to get back on the bandwagon even though it would probably net him more profit in a year then his solo projects will over 5 years. Two thumbs and another appendage up for "It might get loud" my favorite Rockumentary!
  24. BEST FREAKING VERSION EVER. Can someone explain if he was using a talk box before he started singing or was that a wah? I am at a loss on that one sounded a little to subtle to be a wah, wah gods chime in here please. Edit: rct I think there are WAY more to add to that list of required listening.
  25. Its directed to nobody personally I have no reason to make personal attack on anyone here nor would I want to, its just open to all internet purchasers naive to this fact, like I said I dont but stuff off the web cause I am so leery of knock of stuff, especially since I deal with a couple Chinese manufacturers themselves; however only ISO 9001 certified stuff. But whatever its nothing to really fret about. Yep guitar pun right there.
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