The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

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  1. artis_xe

    artis_xe Christopher

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    don't try to make me feel any worse __ because it's not going to happen :laugh2:

    I just think that a good number of them , seem to have a lazy approach to their craft . like the many people that see a Picasso , and think " I can do that ! " . and I can't say whether or not their feeling it . but I'm certainly not . and it makes me feel sad for judging them

    maybe ( ? ) they are putting their heart and soul into their performances . but one girl in particular , made me cringe . she was very un-bathed / shouting not singing / looked like the guitar has become her new way of raising drug money

    don't know . maybe someday she'll learn how to play . but it made me think about the idea of effort vs. osmosis
     
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    On the Roland GK FrankenStrat front....gotta say, after fiddling with it a few days and running through all the presets on a VG-8ex...I think the ARP pickup is superior to the Roland GKs in just about every way. Sound is richer. Output higher and more even across the strings. In fact I have to dial each preamp waaay back. Triggering seems more reliable on synth patches even.

    Some highly overdriven patches are a tad noisey as you'd expect from any HB/SC A/B comparisons. Like the hex-amp patches (one amp per string!) which must be dialed back a mite.

    Acoustics sound much more convincing as do Strat/Tele/Ricks and lipstick pup configurations. Even mounted halfassed as it is right now sans mounting bracket. There's just more frequency content there to begin with.

    There are some very distinct differences in the two type of pickups not the least of which is that the ARP single coil pole pieces are epoxy potted, whereas the tiny GK humbuckers are loose.

    Haven't tried MIDI triggering yet, but am hopeul it will prove more accurate and predictable.

    This public service announcement has been brought to you by FriggLabs LCC. "Better Living Through Fiddlefuckery".

    You may carry on with your day citizens. You're welcome.
     
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  3. Mindfrigg

    Mindfrigg Senior Member

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    I hear ya. Just a little payback for your Simon & Garfinkel bashing. :laugh2:

    I'll toss a coin in a kid's case as long as they're not just howling at me and the thing is mostly 'in tune'. But then I also will give some spare change to a wino or homeless person. What they do with it is on them. I'd rather give something to someone who might need it and risk being scammed out of a few cents. You just never can tell about a person's situation.

    But I certainly do understand the other side. Lexington is a very progressive city, and their position is to encourage folks to give to charities that support the homeless, and people do. It's a very giving community. They tried to make panhandling illegal but the state overruled it. The primary reason was that it's dangerous to have some inebriated yahoo wander into traffic at a stoplight to beg for money. It's a hazard. Plus, nobody likes to get the shakedown while they're minding their own business trying to navigate their commute safely.
     

  4. Mindfrigg

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    @edro. On looking at reviews for the Ampkit ap, seems people have problems restoring or even downloading in-ap purchases. Many bad reviews due to that.

    So if you do decide to try it I'd stick with the free version. Nice to have it as option as an alternative to other modelers or to run in series with them using Audiobus. Maybe they addressed that issue at some point but since Peavey's gone bellyup doesn't seem likely.
     
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  5. Fardwark

    Fardwark Horrible Porridge Gobbler

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    @pie. When did you start at-ing at folks ya fud?
     

  6. Mindfrigg

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    When I got tired of quoting ya pud.
     
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  7. Fardwark

    Fardwark Horrible Porridge Gobbler

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    @spank.

    When yer tired of quoting, yer tired of living. It'll put some hair on yer chest.
     

  8. Mindfrigg

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    @Fardwark. Bite my big hairy banger ya weegie wanker.
     
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  9. NorlinBlackBeauty

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    Greetings Hatters!

    :eek:
     
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    Said with love of course. It's emblazoned on his family's coat of arms as a matter of fact. Scottish heraldry is very colorful.
     
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    Oops. Sorry. That's Col's family. But they're the same clan I'm told. They like to marry their cousins over thar.
     
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    It's that or sheep.
     
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    Good day, Hatters!
    spent 'til noon here futzing with CenturyStink service, for I while I couldn't even reach MLP, ferfvcksake....
    Appreciated the Friggslab LCC report... Enquiring minds do want to know.
    All the Scots bashing, really, a major part of my adopted family just might be of that persuasion, I was always told by my Gram and Grampa " Remember your a McNab, ya little shite" and I loved 'em for it.....
     
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    Yup. my memory was correct. The history of the Highlands Clans is indeed a bloody one, as the feud over the claims to this motto raged for nigh on two centuries. The Whelans being the ultimate victors.

    I have to say though...looks much nicer on the Graham heraldry.

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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    If any of you feel like insulting Sid or maybe simply want to know what he's saying here's list of insults..:laugh2:

     
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    It's the Welsh who are renowned for their ' sheep shagging'.
    :laugh2:
     
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