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  1. I agree that the whole term sounds made up. Like smurfing. "I need a smurfing amp so I can smurf my guitar for a crowd of smurfs."
  2. They are OEM Fernandes buys from various Chinese vendors specialized in that field. See if you can find the same amp without Hiwatt brand associated price tag. Probably sold under "Megatone" brand or something. "Compact and portable, battery or mains powered busking amp from the legendary British company. " LOL.
  3. once again, nobody bought them. That's a pretty good reason. Actually, right around the time the Powerblock was introduced Saint Louis Music was also bought by LOUD Technologies (formerly known as Mackie) and the company laid off about 90% of all the Saint Louis Music's key employees and also relocated a lot of the manufacturing to Vietnam. Kiss goodbye to pretty much all products introduced by the former company. ...except a select few that were rereleased under slightly different cosmetic packaging (mainly few tube amps and the GX/GFX lines that had been around for ages).
  4. I once came when my gf was blowing my package Fixed.
  5. Yes. The same thing started to happen to me when I was in the 20's and the first time it kinda freaked me out. But I guess all those pipes up there have just become too clogged from all the shit we breathe. I don't know half of the proper english or latin names for those things but tear duct is in fact connected to your nose, and from your nose to your mouth. "Swallowing your tears" is somewhat literal expression. So there's a pathway and enough pressure will force air through it. Anyway, there are bigger things in life to worry about. held up a finger to it and blew again, and freaking air was coming out around my eyeball. Wait until you accidentally do that in the shower under running water while holding your eyes closed.... THAT is a fucking bizarre feeling and can hurt like hell.
  6. I'm pretty sure there are different laws in each country and state but over here I think just keeping the stuff and starting to claim it's yours would be considered as stealing. If you keep the stuff, consider it being on "loan". If you want/must to get rid of the thing then people either care of their stuff so much that they leave you some valid contact information so you can contact them and inform them that you're about to get rid of their stuff that's on your property ...or they don't, in which case it shouldn't be your issue. Needless to say, I think it's reasonable to expect that a person could be contacted in few days, maximum few weeks. For example, someone could not be contacted because of being hospitalised or something similar but that condition shouldn't last excessively long. And if it does, the person should have some caretakers handling his issues. So if the person tries to sue you becaise you got rid of his stuff he will have no case because his own actions and neglenctance caused him to loose the items. It's not like you didn't try to contact him, right. But no, you can't just keep the stuff and start claiming its yours after some period of time. ...unless the law in place where you live actually says so.
  7. thought I remembered being told once that you should toss ANY canned goods that have bumps or dents. Never heard of that and I think they pretty much referred to stuff like canned food with that. I've drank plenty of beer from cans that had bumbs and dents. As long as they haven't been burst open the beer will be just fine. The only difference is that it may effervesce more (I always wanted use that word).
  8. It was a cheap brand of German Hohner so likely there was european and UK distribution. They were pretty much bottom of the pile stuff made cheaply in Korea and costed about as much as the about similar Gorilla amps so I don't really know what's more left to remember except that such brand of amps existed at some time. The Hohner Marlin guitars... now those were a much more interesting product. There's an incredibly sexy Les Paul clone right now on ebay costing $56 on the current bid (that deal also including a shitty low-power Marlin amp). If it was a local auction I'd buy it just for the sake of exploding some corksniffers heads. "Wow, that's a nice Les Paul... wait, what... WTF?"
  9. teemuk

    Bugera amps

    They are inexpensive and reliability-wise better than, say, many modern Marshall amps. I haven't heard of any of them literally "catching in fire", though early runs did have problems with molex connectors that started to arc and burned the board/connector partially. All that, I think, is covered by their warranty service and the newer revisions do not use those troublesome molex connectors any more. A tech acquintance of mine runs a Behringer authorized service. His opinion is that the quality of those amps is pretty much on par with most of the modern stuff produced in China and unreliability issues are overrated. Also, Behringer mostly copies cosmetic looks of amps, not so much the internal circuitry of them. At least that's what I've heard from folks repairing them and also experienced myself when checking out any of their circuit diagrams. But the whole Behringer/Bugera thing is an Internet meme so don't expect to get much of discussion about them that has slightest touch with reality. They are inexpensive amps so go from that in quality: You get what you pay for but what you pay for is not total crap. Don't expect them to be astoundingly awesome, but realistically there are likely far worse products that cost much more simply due to brand recognition.
  10. That too... "Someone wrote it to an Internet forum so it must be a fact".
  11. These threads are always ridiculous and always breaking records of compiling inaccurate information.
  12. Other favourite-of-the-month amps appeared. That's what happened.
  13. I grew out of "Heavy Metal". Nowadays I mostly prefer to listen to Death, Folk or Black Metal. :poke:
  14. Drumming is unbelievably hard. It requires excellent coordination and physical stamina. A bad drummer makes the whole band sound sloppy. Bass playing is not that easy either. You may need to carry out a melody that - in addition to drumming - keeps the entire song together. And you have to do it in perfect rhytm - whether it's tight or deliberately somewhat "loose". A poor bassist can make the whole band sound sloppy. Singing? Well, that can be easy - sometimes. But you need to have a voice, which is something you can't learn. Either you have it or you don't. You can practice to be a good singer but if the tone of you voice sucks you will always remain a bad singer. A poor singer will definitely make a band suck, just look at, Megadeth for example. Guitar playing... that's meh. It's not easy but you generally have more room for sloppy playing and improvising than with other instruments. A poor guitarists may not neccessarily make a band suck or sound sloppy. But yeah, the hardest part in a band: dealing with egos of other band members and trying to tolerate them being sloppy dicks who don't care to practice and often simply refuse to play or see things on any other but their own way.
  15. He used it to perform Thomas Youngs Double-Slit interference experiments. That is to say when he saw twins in the audience he used it to signal one of his roadies (Tom Young) to get them backstage passes with no interference. And by doing so reflected light in a cool way.
  16. Some say he found them and thought they would change the direction of electromagnetic radiation visible to human eye at an interface between two different media in a manner that would provide conscious subjective experiences.
  17. In the late 1960's and early 1970's most speaker manufacturers simply weren't producing enough of high power speakers that could handle the increased output power of amplifiers. Peavey had several issues with failures of JBL and Altec-Lansing speakers that simply didn't last in the high-powered amps. Peavey tried to acquire more robust speakers from few places but it didn't work out too well. Eminence, whose speakers Peavey had used for long time, didn't at the time want to start manufacturing such speakers. Electro-Voice had such designs but the company refused to deliver Peavey's order and eventually decided to do no business with Peavey. Now, it's a pretty tough task to try manufacturing amps if you can't source reliable speakers from anywhere. Especially from some dependable source. Thus Hartley decided that they should simply start making the speakers themselves. It was almost a neccessity. There was no other choice. It just happened that some former Electro-Voice employees stepped up and proposed a business deal where Peavey would setup their own speaker factory. Peavey would provide funding and required stuff, the designers their knowhow. They created the Black Widow speakers. Peavey speakers are not neccessarily prefererred by guitarists but one must keep in mind that Peavey didn't and doesn't manufacture guitar amps only. At the time when the speakers were an issue Peavey was also one of the leading suppliers of PA amps and PA speaker systems. Even if the Peavey speakers weren't the best for guitars they were good and reliable choice for PA's. And besides, what else could they have used? They didn't have any other options at the time. I think that since then there hasn't been too many reasons why they should change that plan now. As for their tone... I guess that's subjective. There are thousands of people who say that even all Peavey amps sound crappy so maybe their ideal of tone simply just doesn't correlate with each and every person.
  18. Drinking soda the kind of amounts that begin to cause some health issues is stupid anyway. Even water is unhealthy if you drank it more than reasonable amounts.
  19. These posts will disappear when HC 2.0 comes.
  20. Also, there are a lot of guys with sour grapes that a company clones a commercially successful product and sells it with a more inexpensive price, although it's practically been a standard industry practice not to mention one of the corner stones of capitalism.
  21. VHT amps (now Fryette), for example, use quick connects too. Can't see why that would indicate anything. Oh, this is a Marshall by the way. The DSL series likely has had hundreds of more fires than Bugeras combined. Here's a Matamp board: Hot Rod Deluxe. Tone is in the charred tracks. Old Vampover. More charring: Bottom line: All amps fail. People make a big number about it if the failing amp happens to be a Behringer, Bugera or Crate.
  22. Concerning Robocop, I found this slightly amusing:
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