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  1. interesting... I wonder what the penalty would be if they win, or if GC/NAMM will settle out of court?
  2. wow... 10 years ago my ratio used to be 8:1 (songs to pedals), now it's probably closer to 1:10 I guess cheap pedals aren't always inspirational, for me anyway....
  3. greg ginn ampeg armstrong->peavey pa->homemade cabinets 80% of punk bands beat me to it... towards the end of Black Flag, Ginn's guitar was hardwired to his cable -- an on/off switch but no volume or tone knob.
  4. SRV was good, but Jimi Hendrix changed the timbre of popular music, and had fantastic chops to boot.
  5. thanks for all the pix and info! but where's the Marshall Guv'nor?
  6. I've been tipping the scales a bit lately... I'm going to cut out fast food and soda but my wife and I would like to find some healthy meals we can make at home that are low in calories, fat etc etc... Ideas? decapitation? but seriously, try a grilled chicken salad (lettuce, tomatoes, bell peppers, etc. plus grilled chicken)... if you don't load up on the dressing or the cheese, it's really healthy and tasty too.
  7. Warren Ellis is indeed awesome... you don't miss the lack of "lead guitar" at all in Grinderman. and IIRC, there are a few (of Warren's?) pedals visible in the sleeve photos for the Grinderman CD... I don't have mine in front of me right now, though.
  8. both... I like overdrive, fuzz, and distortion pedals, depending on the amp
  9. other current effects manufacturers include VOX, Behringer, Tech21/Sansamp, ProCo, Morley, Maxon, ... from the past, there's Maestro, Arion, Mu-Tron, Pearl, Peavey, Yamaha, ...
  10. I would vote against the BF-3. sure, it is versatile, and is relatively quiet because it is digital. IMHO the BF-3 just doesn't sound as good as the analog Boss BF-2 Flanger, which you should be able to find used for under $50.
  11. For pedals and smaller stuff, USPS all the way... but for shipping anything big, I go to FedEx. I've shipped a few larger items w/ FedEx lately w/out any problems. UPS is notoriously terrible however (and effin' expensive). I've DHL'd a couple of things too, and those made it fine. I'll never use UPS again though. this I would add that incompetent packaging (such as the dumbass who ships a loose pedal inside a large paper envelope) will guarantee damage no matter which carrier you choose
  12. Poop. well, if you ever want to trade your Twin Reverb to me, let me know and I'll start saving up my poop....
  13. So I haven't really read this thread through, but all you guys that hate rushfan's trolling understand that this works, right? K, just checking. yeah, just I wanted to see if he would reply to my answer to his question before I updated my "ignore" list....
  14. Some of you wanted to know why Obama scares me. Some of the reasons listed in this letter sum it up. What I want to know is why DOESN'T he scare those of you that are his followers? "followers"? I wasn't aware that one became a cult member after one voted. Reading thru Mr. Pritchard's letter, it's amazing how many lines could be used against Obama's predecessor: "You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll." -- exactly how many companies did "Pres. MBA" Dubya run into the ground before running the country into the ditch? there's Arbusto Energy, Spectrum 7, .... "You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don't understand it at its core." -- well, that's true, Dubya did bravely protect the Texas skies from Viet Cong bombers, albeit from the bars in Montgomery, A(wo)L. "You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaughs, Hannitys, O'Relllys and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points of view." -- right, because everyone who didn't think the invasion of Iraq was a good idea back in 2002/03, everyone who thought that maybe the U.N. weapons inspectors should at least be given time to finish their {censored}in' jobs... we weren't demonized or silenced at all! I could go on for days, but back to off topic and rushfan's question: why aren't I scared of President Obama? there's several good reasons, but how about this: because I'm not a racist pigfukcer? how 'bout you, rushfan?
  15. I really like my RV-7's reverse reverb too! can't remember the model name offhand, but Kevin Shields of MBV used a Yamaha rack-mounted reverse 'verb on Loveless...
  16. is it really a Cantrell sig guitar sans the sticker depicting a rather naughty woman, like the original?
  17. Note that a 30 watt Radio Shack soldering iron won't kick out the same kind of heat at the tip that a 25 watt Weller or other good iron will. very, very true.... the best soldering iron I ever used was a Weller, but it was the property of my then-employer some 10 years ago. I need a Weller at home....
  18. I'll do everything except fretwork and cutting a new nut (no tools and insufficient patience)
  19. I agree, IMHO it's their best album since "Dirty"....
  20. I've never opened up any of these pedals, but AnalogMan lists many of the differences between the reissue and original pedals here: http://www.analogman.com/dodmod.htm
  21. IIRC, there was an interview with Dweezil Zappa a year or three ago in either Guitar World or Guitar Player, where he said he was trying to find pedals like his dad used to make ZPZ more authentic: this isn't it: http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/...k/Jul-06/21622 if it wasn't for the DOD FX25B, I'd say this was it: http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/...y/Jul-06/21574 this might be it: http://www.guitartoybox.com/2009-04-...rig-from-hell/ or this: http://news.guitarworld.com/story/dw...ffin_research/ good luck!
  22. For pedals, usps is best. If you pack in a small box and it's a small pedal priority is the same price as parcel post. For a big pedal you can save 3 or more dollars by using parcel post. I've likewise found this to be true. I don't remember the cutoff weight (14 oz.?), but most pedals are too heavy to ship by First Class mail. you could try to ship a pedal by Media Mail and save some $, but that would be against the USPS' rules (dunno what the penalty is though). thus, you're left with Parcel Post or Priority Mail, with Priority Mail only marginally more expensive unless you're shipping a wah pedal or something. in addition to faster shipping time, another advantage of Priority Mail is that the post office (usually) has free cube-shaped boxes, about 7" per side, that can only be used for Priority Mail. I've found these are the perfect size for shipping Boss-sized pedals, while still allowing for bubble wrap and other packing mat'ls. finally, to answer the original question, $10-$12 is very reasonable IMHO for shipping a pedal by Priority Mail with delivery confirmation and insurance, as long as it is packed well.
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