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  1. doghouseman

    Helix amp tones

    These were done using the studio board pre amp for distortion but that was quite awhile ago. I assume they were using a Neve board pre amp, which probably sounds great. There are pre amps in the Helix. It would not surprise me if one is modeled after a pre amp in a board.
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    Helix live

    How do you guys use your Helix live? I know the speaker is a huge component of the live sound. I have some great Marshall cabs that I like to use. Have you guys used the helix with the speaker sims off? I know Line6 makes some power cabs. Are these any good? Also, does it have the...
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    Helix amp tones

    Seems strange that you can build a signal chain without an amp, pre amp or speaker cab. I guess this is how you get in trouble if you dont know what you are doing?
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    The Gospel Music Appreciation Thread

    OK, I know this is an old thread, but that Fat Elvis almost brought me to tears.
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    Can anyone tell the difference between Brad Whitford solos and Joe Perry solos?

    They seem to be the same person - almost. Kinda spooky really.
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    I hate job interviews.

    I have had several all day interviews. Those usually involve me giving a presentation in the morning, meeting all the top people at the company one-on-one during the late morning. A working lunch. A test of some sort in the afternoon and maybe getting out of there by 4 or 5 to fight traffic...
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    New to Harmonica. Any tips?

    When I saw Clapton, he had a harp player like that. I have no idea what his name was.
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    books you didn't finish

    Most books are about 100 pages too long. As are most movies are about 100 minutes too long.
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    100 thousand miles for gas engines

    Isnt this with certain engines? I think Honda or Toyota have timing belts that need to be replaced. Not sure the American cars are designed like this?
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    100 thousand miles for gas engines

    I think you are correct. And it is not just GM. I had a Nissan Titan that completely died on 95 in DC on Thanksgiving weekend. Turned out it was a relay and a common problem. Shut everything down. Really got my attention ;-) It did not make the news like the GM problem did, but it was...
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    100 thousand miles for gas engines

    yes, this is what I am thinking too. I have two cars coming up to 100K and flushing ALL fluids is a good idea.
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    Anyone use really old speakers?

    So that speaker is 70 years old? Has the cone been replaced or any work been done on it?
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    100 thousand miles for gas engines

    Yes, I remember back in the day replacing the plugs every 15K or so. With fuel injection, things are running much cleaner these days and not fouling up the plugs.
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    Card declined at the supermarket and Bank Of America fraud detection.

    Be careful if they call and there is a concern of fraud because they might freeze your account. My wife used a card at a gas station and someone was hacking at the gas station. BoA called and warned her of fraud, she said she didnt make the transactions and BoA cancelled the card. The problem...
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    100 thousand miles for gas engines

    I remember when getting 100 thousand miles out of an engine required a lot of work. Now it seems as if a new car can go 100 thousand without much work at all. But after 100, what do you guys suggest is the most important part of the maintenance process? I know I should change the plugs, and...
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    Anyone use really old speakers?

    I just assumed that speakers wear out and that new speakers always sound better than old speakers. Boy was I wrong. I have some 40 year old celestion GT12 75s that sound fantastic. Much better than any of my newer speakers.
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    More Steve Vai for you guys!!

    I am not silver, I am golden.
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    What's The Best Book You've Read Recently?

    Yes, lots of studio tricks in that book. That album was really all Lindsey Buckingham. He had some great ideas about how to fill in songs beautifully. The drums on the pillow was something I had never really heard before. Also, the fact that the original tape was pretty much wore out and...
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    More Steve Vai for you guys!!

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    Sitting on dock of the bay weirdness

    Actually, both segments sound almost identical, like they were added on purpose. Not sure what year this was recorded but it must have been at least on a 4 track tape machine.
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    Is it possible Jim Morrison met Charles Manson?

    Actually, it was. There was a scene when the guy who was living with Sharon Tate asks her if she is going to see Jim Morrison sometime soon. In the scene before that it shows Manson wondering around the neighborhood. This movie is what got me wondering about the Morrison/Manson connection.
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    Steve Vai's cool and all but......

    Agreed. That is nothing new with Vai. He has been that way since the eighties. Some people call it stage presence.
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    Sitting on dock of the bay weirdness

    ok, the first one is right after "Frisco bay" at about 58 seconds. And again right after "loneliness won't leave me alone"
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    Is it possible Jim Morrison met Charles Manson?

    Very cool article. Thanks!
  25. doghouseman

    Is it possible Jim Morrison met Charles Manson?

    Morrison was in Venice all the time.




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