Official Guitar, Amp, Pedals, and Gear Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Piobaire, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Did you guys know there is some weird conspiracy theory around the 440Hz A?

    I was going to find a video of a 440hz A and tell you to all grow up and learn to tune your instruments*...but all of the videos were people "investigating" the conspiracy.

    http://csglobe.com/music-conspiracy-to-detune-us-from-natural-432-hz-harmonics/

    *Despite years of playing the violin and being in orchestra rooms with an A440 blaring out of the tuner, I never got the hang of tuning purely by ear very well. I could get myself to hear the beats between notes and then push it into tune, but it always involved a ton of back and forth and took forever. The little korg chromatic tuner could always get it right on so much faster...
     
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  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I like the margin ads for "going off the grid" on that page.
     
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    otc Senior member

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    Did you watch the "difference" video?

    Loved the "In 1940, the Nazi decided to use..." [sic]

    My thought upon hearing the second recording was "hey, this one sounds in tune".


    And then there is the second video where they show the harmonic resonances of salt on some random plate....but don't even show it at 440 or 432.
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Did not watch but enjoyed the sentence that referred going to 440 as being lower than 432.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That was the best article I have read in a long time.
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    played a Marshall Super Lead 100W from the 70's.




    yeah, it needs a stadium.
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Having such a good time with this.
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    a vintage japanese WH10 wah, the same one I have (same color even) popped up on ebay. I shall be watching it closely.
     
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    Have you tried the Wilson Ten Spot II? I'm tempted to pick one up if it's close, especially given the metal case. Used to have an original grey Japanese WH10 and it fell victim to cracked plastic around the potentiometer.
     
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    have not tried, but that looks interesting. The WH10v2's are pretty good, close in sound and all but i'm sticking with the vintage ones since, in my experience at least, they sound a bit brighter and cleaner than the reissues.

    I actually just picked up a reissue off of craigslist for $10, guy said something was wrong with it when he tried it out (he originally wanted $40 for just the wah but offered it for $10 on top of the $40 I was buying a Boss Super Chorus for). Just plugged it in and it sounds great! The only actual problem is it's missing that piece of foam on the underside of the top arm, so it turns on and off far too easily. Since I picked it up for my father, he'll find a fix for it.




    and yes, i'm well aware of the cracking issues with the vintage ones:

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    Guitars

    MIJ '62 Reissue VIntage White w/ Texas Specials
    MIJ '62 Reissue Sunburst w/ DMC
    Martin OMJM
    Taylor GS Mini

    Amp

    Fender Super Champ XD
     
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    I just bought a '69 50 watt and even then it needs quite a bit of volume to get the desired Marshall crunch. Sounds great though. With a Guv'nor in front I feel like I'm Gary Moore.
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    awesome. The 100W is just way too much power (50 watt might be as well), though at least you can get the 50 watter to break a little earlier.
     
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    You probably should have waited until after you won it to post it on here :p
     

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