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  1. Mowgli

    Vintage Gibson Amps?

    I usually put a small reverb pedal in front of this '53 GA-40 and, to my ears, it sounds like an Oscar Moore tone machine (Nat King Cole trio guitarist). I love the octal preamp tube sound in this and early Ampegs. Beside it is a small Firestone tweed battery tube AM "barn" radio that is...
  2. Mowgli

    CTS 10" alnico specs?

    I don't know the guy/gal who reconed Schmee's speakers but OC reconed a vintage Jensen P12Q for me and it sounds GREAT; OC did a huge volume of work for the LA music and film industry. Very well regarded company.
  3. Mowgli

    I like old timey gospel music.

    Elihu - Not sure what you mean by your usage of the word "hypocrite." History is often an exercise whereby it is repeatedly shown that when knowledge displaces ignorance humanity advances. In the absence of knowledge (i.e. ignorance - which is derived from the Greek word "gnosis" meaning...
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    I like old timey gospel music.

    "Gimme that old time religion, gimme that ole old time religion, gimme that old time religion (when they "fill in the blank")... - used to burn witches at the stake. - thought left-handed people were evil (Jimi Hendrix excepted). - thought seizures were due to evil spirits. - thought that...
  5. Mowgli

    You Demanded It. Fender Heard You.

    I think we deserve to see "the data" from a well-designed study on multiple guitars; not just anecdotal reports of "this thang works... and it gits rids of my Cofid and humorroids, too..." What next? Sales pitches like this: "Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine made my friend, Billy Bob, play...
  6. Mowgli

    PRRI w/ 12" Cannabis Rex - Other Speaker Options

    My SFPR has an Eminence 1028 10" loaded and it sounds good but I REALLY like it when I add the small ext. cabinet with a CRex 12". Together this combination is really great for Marty Stewart type Fender tones. YMMV. Maybe you can add a small extension cabinet with a complimentary speaker? Just...
  7. Mowgli

    Most famous thing about Osage Minnesota.

    That's a great story. It sounds a bit apocryphal but sometimes such stories are true or have truthful origins with colorful augmentations courtesy of historical retellings. You are correct about the southern location of the Osage Indians (Oklahoma). Question: Has anyone ever found out who was...
  8. Mowgli

    Most famous thing about Osage Minnesota.

    Love it. Reminds me of a sign I saw once: Free Tibet (While supplies last!) Substitute "Brittany" for Tibet if Tibet isn't your thing. Related and unrelated to the OP - If you want to read a great non-fiction book about the Osage Indians, check out "Death of the Flower Moon." Fact is...
  9. Mowgli

    New Old Guitar: 1970 Gibson ES-335

    I know this is an old thread but it caught my attention on a search. According to a couple of Gibson forum posters, the nickel pickup covers stamped with "Gibson" were placed on the 1970 through 1972 models and the gold pickup covers stamped with "Gibson" were placed on the 1970 through 1973...
  10. Mowgli

    Dumble style effects loops

    Agree with nearly everything above. Fuchs makes the Verbrator (an affordable Dumbleator) for such "passive" effects loops. It is a "cathode follower" tube-based buffer that can run effects in either Series or Parallel. Plus it has an incredibly nice sounding digital reverb which I prefer to...
  11. Mowgli

    Help needed memorizing major scale

    Tsmith is hitting the nail on the head with regard to learning the scales, key signatures, etc. The "circle" is a great tool for learning this! I learned the circle as the "circle of 5ths," too. But after I saw a discussion about the circle with Ted Greene I realized that Ted is probably...
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    Help needed memorizing major scale

    Strongly recommend the following in this order because you should be able to play each major scale in one position: 1. Learn the "structure" 1st (i.e. whole step - whole step - half step - etc.). But don't rely on this because it's inefficient. Professional and many good amateurs know the...
  13. Mowgli

    Albert Lee Ripping it Up With EmmyLou Harris on Luxury Liner

    Question: Did Music Man 410-HD amps in either the US or UK back in the day come with speakers sporting Aluminum dust caps? It appears that Albert's MM amp is a 4 x 10 model with 10" Al dust cap speakers! Or is this Albert's personal amp and he changed the speakers? He sounds great regardless...
  14. Mowgli

    The Curious Case of Kenneth Gorelick...

    Ugggh... too much autotune... LOL!
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    The Curious Case of Kenneth Gorelick...

    Jesse Winchester was a fabulous lyricist and I liked his singing, too. So many great talented folks out there.
  16. Mowgli

    I Slept On Old Peavey Solid States for Way Too Long

    Welcome to the club of SS Peavey amp lovers. I was a late convert, too! You may want to see if your model is one that will accept the Burr Brown IC chip upgrade. I updated my Session 500 and Special 130 with these chips I bought from Ken Fox's website several years ago. It made a positive...
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    The Curious Case of Kenneth Gorelick...

    getbent - excellent post! So many thoughts. 1st, Kenny Loggins' 1st solo album, "Celebrate Me Home" is, IMO, one of the most underrated albums of all time. Great lyrics with a wonderful variety of music with elements of rock, pop and jazz. IIRC, the late Hugh McCracken was the soloist on Lucky...
  18. Mowgli

    Another insight gained from experts

    King Fan. I understand all of the cathode stripping info and appreciate you mentioning it here. From what I heard from an EE a few years ago this issue isn't really settled but it does appear that Merlin's argument is favored as the reasoning appears very compelling. The main subject here...
  19. Mowgli

    Another insight gained from experts

    High watt v. Low watt? Hmmm. A semantics discussion I didn't anticipate. Not sure how many kilovolt/kilowatt high production guitar amps are out there but I understand the vagueness of the term "high voltage." The "high energy voltages" used by the Manhattan Project-era physicists is considered...
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    Another insight gained from experts

    This AM a video from a very sharp electronics expert, Mr. Carlson ("Mr. Carlson's Lab" fame), popped up on my YouTube feed. It was entitled something like, "1959 Electronics; Let's see if it works." He was discussing an old Tektronix square wave generator. During his discussion of the two...
  21. Mowgli

    Anyone use the second input of your amp?

    Another way to look at it is to view the two 68k Resistors as part of a voltage divider with the grid input placed between these two equal value resistors. They are often referred to as "Grid Leak" resistors. Regardless, when both J1 & J2 are plugged in together, each jack tip will see that 68k...
  22. Mowgli

    I need help with wiring a 3 prong power source.

    Also, if you replace the power cord you will need to remove the strain relief and replace it with a new one unless it uses a removable IEC power cord or you place a grommet in the hole to prevent dangerous wear on the cord's insulation and secure it with a knot or hefty cable tie, both of which...
  23. Mowgli

    When a site says "we protect your privacy."

    I agree. That's why I agree with Professor Zuboff's commentary near the end of her address. Laws can be passed to both regulate and ban the "legal theft of our personal information and privacy." All it takes is honest politicians who aren't bought off by big tech. I heard bipartisan support for...
  24. Mowgli

    When a site says "we protect your privacy."

    When it comes to facebook, meta, Google, Instagram, Zoom, etc. if it's free chances are YOU ARE THE PRODUCT IT IS SELLING WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE. Your online behavior, your likes and dislikes, the searches you conduct, the products you buy, the age, sex and other demographic info you give to...
  25. Mowgli

    Most Underrated Amp Brands

    Lots of models in the underrated camp, IMO. I own Peaveys, Ampegs, a Gibson, Yamaha, Seymour Duncan and Music Mans that I adore along side my Fenders. I've heard a few Pignose, Randalls, Sanos, Walter Woods, Roland JCs and Crates that sounded absolutely fantastic. They surprised me! For me...




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