Recent content by johnDH

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    What 3 strings and how would you tune them

    Seasick Steve is another great reference for a 3 string guitar. Not sure what his tuning is but it'd be worth finding out.
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    Old Timer's: What's the first 45 RPM record you ever purchased?

    Bought for me (I was about 4), the Beatles 'Twist and Shout' EP. The first I bought with my own money was 'Cum on feel the noize' by The Slade.
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    Bought a 6 Sting Banjo, am I a bad person?

    I think it's a great idea, and it may help you be a better person!
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    pick options

    I also like Dunlop Tortex, the orange and yellow ones I think are 0 65mm and 0.7mm, They do fine for me acoustic and electric, if I'm not playing finger-style.
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    Fender Atomic humbuckers-- a love letter for fender stock pickups

    I've also got an HSS Am Special Strat (2010), with the Bridge Atomic and two TX specials. I really like this combo and it's my daily player. But it's not super hot. The Atomic is 8.4k and the two TX Sp's are 6.2k. Just nicely on the slightly hotter side but not to the max. I've heard of other...
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    Anyone remember Captain Scarlet? Thunderbirds? Joe 90? Stingray? Supercar?

    As a kid, I watched Stingray, then Thunderbirds, then Captain Scarlet. Thunderbirds impressed me the most and I had a full set of plastic models, Thunderbirds1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 ! My whole school class came round for my Thunderbirds birthday party, with hats made by my Mum, Thunderbirds...
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    Best quotes in the history of rock and roll......

    "The people in the cheaper seats, clap your hands. And the rest of you, if you'd just rattle your jewelry." John Lennon, November 1963
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    Rob's 1/4 power mod - in a box?

    hi @Jewellworks , Ive been designing attenuators too, and I agree with the power distribution. Id allow a factor x2 on wattage spec for the resistors, or x3 if you want to crank it up for extended periods. How hot these tings get is mainly about the size of the case, which could be pretty...
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    Do all attenuators cut treble?

    An attenuator need not muffle your treble if it is designed right! Most passive attenuator designs use some form of L-pad circuit as the final stage, as a volume control, or maybe it is the whole attenuator. These inherently add damping to the speaker at low volume by putting a low impedance...
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    Help with Treble Bleed circuit?

    Id say there is something wrong. A 150k resistor does slow the taper, but not that much.
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    The "Feel" is in the Volume

    I've been thinking around these things for the last few years, designing attenuators. There are good ones and there are those that aren't so. My view is that a good attenuator, or a good smaller amp, should mimic exactly the response and dynamics of a full-volume rig but at lower decibels...
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    Rob's 1/4 power mod - in a box?

    That 10% circuit is obviously just a fixed resistive step. But it is well configured in terms of the values used to do a good job at preserving tone. Well worth a try, but if you want to build something that preserves all your tone, and dynamics, take a look at our design on the Marshall forum...
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    testing a range of tone cap values

    Here's my contribution to assessing tone cap values. There's a range if analysed frequency charts so you can see how they sound:
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    Dating in your 30’s

    I'm happily married pre-internet But, my close friend found love at age about 40. He's a British Sikh, respectful of his family and religion but wanted to break out. His first arranged marriage did not work. His current wife is from Serbia. They are happy and in love and have a daughter now...
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    New to me camera day

    I love the beautiful craftsmanship and engineering of the good old cameras, plus the smells of the film, and in the darkroom. I also kind of like the constraint of working slower, and being more selective. I used to have to budget for how many rolls of Kodachrome I could afford, eg 12 rolls...

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