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    I still lurk around a bit. Don't post much any...

    I still lurk around a bit. Don't post much any more obviously.
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    If all else fails take it to Kickaxe Guitars on...

    If all else fails take it to Kickaxe Guitars on 9th Ave in Inglewood. Their electronics tech, Nik has worked on a bunch of my guitars and amps and does excellent work, and they won't charge you an...
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    The numbers for the strings are the thickness in...

    The numbers for the strings are the thickness in inches. 9's usually refers to 0.009-0.042 sets, though you can find sets that are 9-46 also available if you like slightly thicker low strings.

    As...
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    And he was playing 2 gigs a week every week still...

    And he was playing 2 gigs a week every week still up until last year. We all can only hope for that kind of longevity. RIP to a brilliant musician, engineer and all around decent sounding guy.
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    Re: Re: My new toys

    I had it down to either a Mesa 5:25 express or the Thunder 50. I definitely thought the Engl had better sound though not by much. The clarity and definition of that amp is just incredible. Playing...
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    My new toys

    Got some new toys to play with:

    Engl Thunderdrive 50 Combo. This thing sounds phenomenal. Beautiful, musical distortion and sparkling cleans.
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    That sounds pretty killer. I like that guys...

    That sounds pretty killer. I like that guys voice actually. He's kind of a Maynard Keenan thing going on.
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    Might be an envelope filter or auto-wah as well. ...

    Might be an envelope filter or auto-wah as well. You hear them a ton of funk records from the 70s.
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    It took about a week of playing a couple hours a...

    It took about a week of playing a couple hours a night for my fingers to start to toughen up. It'll get better though :thumbsup:
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    Ok so probably a silly question, a baritone...

    Ok so probably a silly question, a baritone guitar is different because it has extra frets and a longer scale length, making it somewhere between a bass and a regular guitar?
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    Try Walk Don't Run by the Ventures. It's a...

    Try Walk Don't Run by the Ventures. It's a really nice E based barre chord progression and a lot of fun to play. And it's awesome practice for barre chords as well.

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    Get a Haircut...
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    Ok those look totally hot. And comparable prices...

    Ok those look totally hot. And comparable prices to american strats to boot.
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    Well, my first ever restringing was reasonably...

    Well, my first ever restringing was reasonably successful. I think I'm going to have to go get it professionally set up at some point. The intonation is definitely off, it's a quarter step sharp...
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    Another question about restringing: My strat...

    Another question about restringing:

    My strat came with 9-42s on it. If I went to heavier gauge strings, like light top heavy bottom elixirs or medium gauge ernie balls I'll need to adjust the...
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    I'd been looking at the elixir strings actually,...

    I'd been looking at the elixir strings actually, seems like a lot of people really love them. Time to pick up a set methinks.
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    Depending on your company and your profession,...

    Depending on your company and your profession, you may not receive paid overtime.

    As per the Alberta Labor Code:

    Employees who are exempt from overtime and overtime pay

    * employees on a...
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    Possibly stupid question time: Is there any...

    Possibly stupid question time:

    Is there any easy way to tell when it's time to restring a guitar? After 4 months of being played a few hours a week, the strat is starting to get some weird buzzes...
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    I know a ton of guys who work for IMV (mostly...

    I know a ton of guys who work for IMV (mostly civil/structural people) and I haven't heard a bad thing about them so far. They're a company I'd definitely consider working for if I decided to up and...
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    Colt Geomatics is the GIS division of Colt. ...

    Colt Geomatics is the GIS division of Colt. They're run as a standalone division of Colt, separate from the rest of the EPCM business. Colt itself is a full on EPCM company doing oil and gas, Colt...
  20. Finntroll ftw. Thrash polka with death metal...

    Finntroll ftw. Thrash polka with death metal vocals, in Finnish.

    lpDo0BdC2SU

    ilq3xIk4uwo
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    The older fox body LX's are a hell of a lot...

    The older fox body LX's are a hell of a lot lighter than the newer models as well. Our LX is tipping the scales at just over 3k lbs with driver (that's for a coupe, not hatch).
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    Ah Max, what are we going to do with you? This...

    Ah Max, what are we going to do with you? This is starting to make the rounds in the North American news outlets now.

    http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1728032,00.html
  23. Listing updated, still some stuff left. Stuff is...

    Listing updated, still some stuff left. Stuff is gradually disappearing through ebay as well, PM me and find out if I've still got what you're looking for.
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    Don't think I'm anywhere near good enough to jam...

    Don't think I'm anywhere near good enough to jam with you guys, but would be interested in coming out. I'm sure I'd learn a lot just watching and listening.
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    Ok that thing sounds totally bad ass. I love...

    Ok that thing sounds totally bad ass. I love that great slightly muddy bluesy sound to it clean.
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    FS: 1/10 R/C Touring Car

    For sale is an assembled Associated TC3 Electric Touring Car. Comes complete with control, battery packs and all required electronics. I don't remember too much of the details about the car other...
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    Big step backwards IMO, too chunky looking, too...

    Big step backwards IMO, too chunky looking, too tall, and too plain white toast. For the love of God Subaru, quite dulling down your vehicles!
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    I have a complete Danger Den water cooling setup that I was experimenting with laying around. I'm no longer using it since I've upgraded my machine since I bought all this. Was very happy with how...
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    Anyone else seen these yet? ...

    Anyone else seen these yet? http://www.peavey.com/controller/
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    Cobb makes some great stuff, I had a ton of their...

    Cobb makes some great stuff, I had a ton of their stuff on my Subaru and they never did me wrong.
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    Was something I liked about the Speed 3 and 6. ...

    Was something I liked about the Speed 3 and 6. They're very understated for tuner cars, the 6 in particular. If you don't know what you're looking at it's easily mistakable for a regular 6. But...
  32. Yes, this is what not paying attention looks like...

    Yes, this is what not paying attention looks like lol. However, vehicles like this do actually exist: http://www.darpa.mil/GRANDCHALLENGE/
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    I really haven't noticed much of a difference...

    I really haven't noticed much of a difference between running mohawk 94 and shell 92 octane in my Speed 6. Unfortunately with only a half dozen stations in town carrying 94 octane you have to make...
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    Here's a question for you guys and gals. What do...

    Here's a question for you guys and gals. What do you use for strings and picks?

    The Strat came with 9-42s on it but I'd like to get something with a bit more punch at the bottom. Seems like no...
  35. Consulting engineering really didn't take much of...

    Consulting engineering really didn't take much of a hit from the royalty review. Some projects got throttled back and some shelved, but most companies were already so busy they had more work in...
  36. You may want to go talk to a doctor about it,...

    You may want to go talk to a doctor about it, things like cortisone shots can help with the swelling and irritation inside your hand that are causing the pain. You may need to start wearing a wrist...
  37. SEAT hasn't been the only company playing with...

    SEAT hasn't been the only company playing with this idea. It's similar to what some of the big engineering universities are doing in the states for the DARPA challenges, and that BMW that did show...
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    The biggest thing that helped me out was adjusting my desk, at work and at home, to fix what was causing it in the first place. If the ergonomics of your workstation are lousy all the exercises in...
  39. SEAT UK Testing Driverless Touring Car

    SEAT is going to be running a driverless Leon in the BTCC. Be interesting to see how this works out.

    http://www.automotoportal.com/article/seat-uk-trials-the-worlds-first-driverless-touring-car
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    It all comes down to not enough prozac in the...

    It all comes down to not enough prozac in the water.
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