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  1. I once had air come out my anus when my gf was blowing my package LOL!
  2. Means you have clear sinuses...at least initially. You can also blow gunk out of it too...at least...I can.
  3. Well, the only life i'm planning on having outside of my job is band. Why do you say you don't think it would be a good job? Because car sales is commission based, and i'd be at a disadvantage for lack of experience? My singer is a finance manager at a car dealership. He's also worked sales, recently, at a Harley dealership. As sales, you have to judge a person quickly on what they're after, otherwise they can eat up your time. You also get straight commission, or a very basic salary, and have a quota to meet to get a bonus check. The Toyota dealership I bought our Camry, I talked to the sales guy at length due to my "inside" knowledge from my singer, and found out that he had to sell 10 cars before he would get a 3K bonus - if he sold 20 cars in a month he'd get a 10K bonus, and, if one sales guy talks to you first, then sends you to someone else - they split the sale - meaning the first guy really has to do nothing to get .5 sold...which counts towards the quota. As for my singer - working at the HD dealership, he didn't sell much. Try as he might, he wasn't the right personality for the clients...he knew it, they knew it, and so on. He'd been a finance manager for years before then, so he got used to having to be blunt with people... Now he's a finance manager again, and he works 5 days a week, from 9AM to 9PM. His only days off are Wednesday and Sunday. Even then, he feels it's better for him to be there on Wednesday, so he can keep up with all the paperwork, and get more deals done...which in turn does cut him a better check at the end of the month. Working in a band, plus doing what he does...is simply too much stress. If you want to make money at it...enough to live on...then you pretty much are required to not have a life...your job is the life.
  4. Originally Posted by OceansBetweenUs Oh I know. I just went back and checked Billy's JCA pedal thread - the Hardwire Delay and Reverb work, but not the chorus I already have the EHX Nano Holy Grail that works great in the loop. I have the G Major, but I hate fiddling with the patches and have decided I prefer the plug and playability of single pedals more. Chorus seems to work fine with the 22H
  5. Originally Posted by OceansBetweenUs Bah - I like the hardwire stuff from playing with them briefly but don't own any. Don't feel like buying a bunch of pedals to run inthe loop, finding out they don't and going through the returns shenanigans. That's not a problem limited to the Hardwire line...that's a problem (pretty much) limited to anything touched by Soldano. Most of his loops are designed to run with rack-levels, and not pedal levels.
  6. Originally Posted by OceansBetweenUs Do the hardwire pedals work with all of the Jet City heads' FX loops? From what I've read...no. The only one I can confirm is the JCA22H. I'm not sure if the 100H/100HDM/50H does or not. Seems there's a thread around here where someone from Jet City says the loop was done differently for the 22H due to complaints...which I don't know if that includes all previous models or not. Seems most Soldano and Soldano-designed amps have the same issue with loops that don't work quite right with pedals.
  7. Easiest mod... Change out the tubes and set the bias properly. Outside of that, my JCA22H sounds fine stock. Even takes pedals well (Hardwire delay/chorus/reverb in the loop, overdrive / poly tuner in front)
  8. Good to know....right after I put Mullards in mine. I do really like the tone now though! Need to figure out what preamp tubes to put in. Mine are a few years old. I just put in some GT 12AX7-C's - yes, I know they are the same as the "Chinese" Shuguang 12AX7's, 8th or 9th gen...but GT's are weeded out for higher output levels than what you get from the average tube vendor... At least, in my case, putting them in my JVM and my Mesa, and my JCA22H, woke them the fuck up... As for powertubes in my JVM I have GT-EL34-Mullard...I kind of like the Ruby's I had in there better, but these have more charactor, where the Ruby's mostly sound bigger on the bottom and tamed on the top... Last time i tried 6CA7's it was GT again, and I didn't like the hard top end they had.
  9. Another reason wave soldering pcb amps is not reliable. Glad they got it working for you. I'd bet more on the no-lead requirement, more-so than wave-soldering...wave-soldering has been used for decades. My thought there is the no-lead solder doesn't flow as well at the same temp as lead-based, and needs more heat to do so, which in turn would damage components - result...less effective soldering...it's far easier to resolder a bad joint than it is to swap components. Also, I've heard "techs" say they found cold joints in amps, when all they did was load the amp with contact cleaner and remove-insert the tubes a few times. Most people won't take an amp chassis out and review the solder joints to see that the tech actually did resolder them (and yes, you can tell)
  10. I'd sand it and refin with some nitro. Stewmac makes spray-can nitro that should make the job fairly easy. http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Finishing_supplies/Colors,_tints,_and_stains/ColorTone_Aerosol_Guitar_Lacquers/ColorTone_Tinted_Aerosol_Guitar_Lacquer.html That guitar probably doesn't have much value as-is, so, find out what's under there. Worst case, you paint it black and it looks new again, and sell it on ebay as a refin.
  11. the guy that decides how fast the song is by counting 1-2-3 at the beginning Funny thing, sometimes I just give a 4-count without any idea what the tempo is, but once it gets started, I remember the song and adjust it where it should be. I just pick a middle-of-the-road tempo and go with it...then about 1 bar later it's where it needs to be.
  12. jenks, from what you've said on the drum forum it sounds like that bass player is a real goof. I generally agree with your initial post though about the difficulty between instruments though, I can't help but to think guitar and drums are fairly even in difficulty but each in their own way. In a sense, even you said guitar is harder (for you at least) because of the solos, theory and what not. That being said, I concur that drums are probably more physically demanding due to using all of your body and having to be co-ordinated but, guitar is much less forgiving if you screw up and again with the whole knowing theory thing - thus why I prefer to play drums, it just comes more naturally to some of us than guitar. Bass..you can just mix it out but seriously, a good bass player can be just as diverse as a good guitarist. If guitar screws up, everyone (in the band) laughs it off and 2 bars later, no one outside the band remembers...the song keeps going If bass screws up, everyone in the band might notice, audience might hear it but it not register...and the song keeps going If the vocals screw up, everyone notices, but the song keeps going and by the end of the song, they've forgotten. (exception being song is out of the singer's range) If the drums screw up, EVERYONE notices, and the song at best keeps going with a "kink" moment, at worst, it's a trainwreck...and people are rushing the stage to say they are a better drummer and to let them "sit in" In other words, I can not make a mistake. That, along with the mental and physical aspects involved, makes drums the hardest job IN the band. That said, I have a lot of respect for guitar players, but, they also get a lot of freedom to do whatever, as long as the basics are covered, and even then, I've heard many guitarists mess that up, and they get "mad props" at the end of the set by people in the audience. I also have a lot of respect for vocalists because it's hard to control your breathing like that. But, then again, I'm also a drummer that does backing vocals - so I know what it's like to a degree. When my band was a 3 piece, I was doing 90% of all the backing vocals and harmonies. Hard to do if you're moving 4 other limbs I also respect bass players, as long as I can lock in on the groove and create a pocket to play in. I've played with some good ones, and some bad ones, and the one I'm playing with now is pretty good...we work well together. Sure sometimes it comes off badly and we have our disagreements - if you heard it from his side I'd be a douche, for whatever that's worth.
  13. No disrespect meant, sorry if I come off like a jackass, but my drummer half the time, has never even heard the song we're learning until he gets to practice and I play it for him. Then he picks up his sticks and plays it pretty much identically. If you have a good ear for drums, you don't need to sit down and repetitively play a song/fill/part over and over and over again like you do a guitar solo. (Barring some insanely difficult drum part, but how many of those are there in a cover band?) My drummer would laugh at the suggestion that learning a cover on drums is as hard, or harder than learning one on guitar. Sure, if you play Green Day covers maybe. Bottom line, learn how to play the song ONE time on drums, and you can "practice" it in your car, at your desk...etc. It's what my drummer does, and has always done. You can NOT do that on guitar/bass/violin/sax/piano...etc., Show up to practice next time and have him do that with Stone Sour's "Say You'll Haunt Me", then post about how he played it identically. Tell me that the guitar part is harder than the drums. Hell, the bass part is harder than the guitar part. And yes it's a song we're playing, and playing well. I posted Mother as an example only because I remembered I was to study that song and I'd been putting it off...it was the first thing that hit me...and yet, even though it's a weak example, it's still an example. MY POINT being that I can know the fill inside and out in my head, but until I physically go through it, it's a toss up on if I'll play it right from the get-go. I also have two kits, and while I have them set up similarly, there are significant differences in the feel of each kit to where it throws me a bit off switching between them for those times when I do practice at home. I'm quicker on my home kit than I am with my band kit, for example. The Cymbal sizes/weights are different...think of going from 11's on a strat with a floyd and locking nut, to 9's on a les paul. Sure you can hit the notes, but you just feel "off" when you play the same things and have to adjust your playing to compensate. I hate compensating, and as a drummer that can result in something throwing me a bit off. Sure, any bloke can sit behind a kit and put down a stupid-simple drum beat. It takes a lot more do to anything more than that. Another song we're doing is Snortin' Wiskey, Drinking Cocaine - I'm having trouble doing the transition from the solo bit to the double-bass after it...that's something I have to practice...and can't do "air drums" - simply because of the physics involved. I have to have that bass drum (on that kit, with those pedals) to get used to it, as well as everything else.
  14. i think drums are underrated in terms of importance but not because they're the most 'physically demanding'! come on people, unless you're playing blast beats at 200bpm, are over 80 or have a medical condition there's no reason why you couldn't keep it together on the drums for at least an hour. whenever i'm on the kit (and i don't consider myself a drummer), i'm usually the LAST person to need a break! Depends entirely on how you play. Face it, everyone on stage is moving LESS than the drummer, unless you've got a singer that moves around a lot...or your whole band is doing the 80's music video thing all the time - then I would say that's physically more demanding...
  15. Decided to dump it at guitar center rather than box it up after listing it on ebay.
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