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  1. Just my 2 cents (for the TLDR version skip to the end) I'm also a Doctor, graduated in June last year from UCL (London). I did and do nothing but medicine and music, so neither really took a major back seat for me. I'm still very heavily involved in my band and trying to push things forward, but it can be gruelling and demanding with the job obviously taking up a lot of my time and energy. If you want something bad enough you'll find the time and energy regardless. Student life on the workload side of things really wasn't too bad either, and I'm by no means the sharpest tool in the box. Put the work in when it's needed and anyone can come through the other side, it's all about finding the right balance and working out what works for your stride. I do however know that there's a world of difference between the American and British medical/health care systems, and the training is no exception. There seems to be a different kind of "drive" as it were. It also seems as though the hours are a bit longer over in the US, the competition perhaps a bit fiercer, and everything generally being a bit less flexible to accommodate a life outside of a hospital, but I don't know the ins and outs of things over there. I'll say this though, long hours pass very quickly in this job, you will ultimately be as competitive as you want to be based on your own personal desire so it's almost an irrelevant thing to consider, and flexibility to do other stuff can always be moulded from whatever you're given, no matter how seemingly stringent. I personally won't pretend for one second that I did it because I found it to be my "calling in life" or whatever. I'm fairly sure I won't ever be the biggest and best consultant in whatever speciality I end up choosing, I have no interest in that kind of accolade or indeed give a {censored} about being that competitive, but I want to be in an environment where professionalism is key, and where what you do can (at least have the potential) to make a real difference to someone, somewhere, somehow, as that's just how my brain works. I don't buy into the whole "it's ridiculously tough and can turn you into a c**t" malarky... if it turns you into a prick you were probably one to begin with, you've just lost the energy to hide it as well. Music is and has always been my main passion, and heck, these days, I may struggle with time to dedicate to it, but I work hard and play hard, and with the employment situation the way it is, I'm glad I don't have to worry about money to fund my music when its needed. It's a tough job, but I really enjoy the challenge ultimately, and every day throws up something new to learn, and then I really, REALLY, get to enjoy my time off. The TL/DR version: I'm not particularly clever, but I made it through to become a Doctor (and thusly I feel that anyone can), and I still hit my music hard... Best of both worlds...in a weird topsy turvy kind of way...IMO.
  2. My experience of Epiphone semi-hollows thus far has taught me this: Pros: They are brilliant Cons: You'll have trouble explaining to epiphone haters that they're brilliant. This coming from a guy that owns a Gibson Les Paul classic plus, and a Rickenbacker 360...I desperately need to get some Epiphone semi-hollow in my life. I used to have a sheraton a little while back but had to sell it at the time because I needed funds. I miss it dearly. The Dots I've tried haven't disappointed at all, but I've not owned one so can't give an experienced viewpoint on those specifically,
  3. Out of interest, has anyone ever fitted an fx loop to a custom 50/100? Does it kill the tone? That's probably the only deal killer for me, otherwise I would have jumped on one years ago. I simply have to have an fx loop on my amps.
  4. All EHX pedals are worthy of many accolades. You have to make sure you really want what they offer though. If you're not into the really crazy things some of them can do that make them unique, you may be better off with other brands
  5. I live in Marble Arch. BUT YOU DON'T KNOW WHO I AM!
  6. It was a Marshall Supervibe Chorus pedal. Was pretty cool till it broke randomly of its own accord (as far as I could tell).
  7. Rothwell Lovesqueeze, I notice absolutely no additional noise when it's on.
  8. It's utterly essential in my rig, just a class pedal that does so, so much. The MIDI control is what truly makes it indispensable for me.
  9. 1) I need a nice, premium quality electro-acoustic guitar, that I'll probably grab next week 2) I want to make the most of the pedal board I have and not buy anything new pedalwise (unless anything stunning or vastly different comes out at NAMM or something). 3) Play my gear a lot harder, a lot, LOT harder.
  10. MIDI control makes this pedal utterly essential in my setup, and it sounds great, like, REALLY good. There may be better individual pedals for individual effects out there, but for me the flexibility far outweighs this, and, once more, it still sounds excellent regardless.
  11. Bought Guitars Rickenbacker 360 Gibson Les Paul Custom Plus Pedals Subdecay Octasynth Rothwell Love Squeeze Skreddy Screwdriver WMD Geiger Counter Retrosonic Phaser Synths Roland V-Synth GT Sold Guitars Modded Squier '51 Samick Greg Bennet J8 Acoustic Pedals Fulltone OCD MI Audio Tube Zone Rothwell Hellbender Boss CS-3 modded Boss SD-1 modded Visual Sound Angry Fuzz ZVEX Mastotron (really wish I didn't sell this!) Red Witch Chorus (really wish I didn't sell this either!) Digitech Turbo Flange Digitech Bad Monkey Boss DD3 Hardwire DL8 EHX HOG EHX POG version 1 Amps Marshall DSL 50 Synths Waldorf Blofeld Roland GAIA WANT TO BUY IN 2012: Martin/Tanglewood/Some sort of high-end electro-acoustic Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Korg Kronos (maybe, more of a pipe dream)
  12. Congrats man! VERY nice score.
  13. Red Witch Empress gets pretty damn "Deep" I have no idea why I sold it, I must have been having a prolonged Stroke at the time.
  14. Got these beauties on Ebay currently: Squier '51 with multiple upgrades: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230716640824?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649 Neck Pickup ugraded to Seymour Duncan SSL-1 Middle mini humbucker added (no brand). Bridge Humbucker upgraded to GFS Retrotron Nashville. Rotary Pickup selector replaced with a Les Paul style selector switch. Mini toggle switch added which engages the Middle pickup in series with whichever pickup(s) are selected. Coil Tap added to Volume pot to split Bridge humbucker Strap buttons replaced with Schaller Strap Lock buttons. Samick J8 Greg Bennet Jumbo acoustic with Fishman pickup: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230716647012?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649
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