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  1. MenaceMartin

    Time for something sporty... (Car content)

    In the grand scheme of things, I've not been driving long at all (passed my test in 2010). I've owned a 2007 Fiesta 1.25L, and a 2014 Kia Soul 1.6L Diesel, the latter of which I've just traded in for a Toyota GT86 (Subaru BRZ stateside). I've been after a GT86 for many years, so you can...
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    RIP Carrie Fisher

    It seems she has sadly taken a turn for the worse, and 2016 sees yet another loss of an incredible celebrity :( http://people.com/movies/carrie-fisher-dies/?xid=socialflow_facebook_peoplemag RIP Carrie. May the force be with you.
  3. MenaceMartin

    Quarter-Step Tuning? Song out of pitch? Halp!

    Hi folks, just looking for some input regarding a case of strange tuning I've only just discovered. I hear the new Airbourne single and I think "Yes! I must learn this and cover it. It sounds fun". So, I tune my guitar to standard E (common for Airbourne), and nope, this doesn't sound right...
  4. MenaceMartin

    My Realization. Calling it a day...?

    Have any of you guys experienced or gone through this? After a far less than stellar, and immensly frustrating/infuriating playing session, I've come to my big realization. I now realize that after playing for 11 or 12 years, I'm not a 'good', or even 'mediocre' guitarist. I can play rhythm...
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    David Bowie dead?

    My wife just messaged me there (I'm at work) to tell me of the news, and upon further digging, sadly, reliable sources say it appears to be true :( David Bowie dead: Singer 'dies after 18-month battle with cancer' | People | News | The Independent I love Bowie. This sucks. These awesome people...
  6. MenaceMartin

    We got Soul! (NCD)

    After an awesome 5 years of driving pleasure, my trusty 2007 Ford Fiesta (Hughie) has seen some major repairs recently, topping at least £1000+ this year alone, so I thought it best to part ways and move on. It was hard, and I won't lie, it upset me to let it go as it was my first car, but at...
  7. MenaceMartin

    In 2014, I... got married!

    Well I figured since there's a little over a handful of hours left of 2014, I'd make my last thread of the year about the biggest thing ever to happen to me... (And the reason I've not been around on here a lot recently!) My lovely wife Marie and I tied the knot on October 9th this year. Where...
  8. MenaceMartin

    Please... no more scares... (Medical Related)

    Hi guys. Not really sure why i'm posting this, I guess it feels more like a diary entry than anything else. I know a few of you here are aware that I have a Fiancée called Marie (of whom I love very much of course!), and we are getting married in October this year. Trying to keep things brief...
  9. MenaceMartin

    [Computers] Mechanical Keyboards

    Does anyone own one? I just got mine today, and i'm blown away by how incredible it is :D I've seen an instant increase in my gaming scores, and not only that, just using it for simple typing is really satisfying. (I don't think i'll ever go back to dome/membrane type boards!) For all my gaming...
  10. MenaceMartin

    25 Reasons Why We Love Scotland...

    25 Reasons Why We Love Scotland | The Poke These are pretty hilarious :laugh2: 25. The rail replacement service [via] And i ought to add a 26th reason: We can sure as hell laugh at ourselves :cool:
  11. MenaceMartin

    [Cars] Timing belts. The nightmare has become a reality.

    Hi guys. I just got some bad news about my little Ford Fiesta (Hughie) today, after having starting trouble on Monday morning. The engine started at first, and after a few seconds, whilst at idle, spurted, and stalled. Upon trying to start again, the starter spins full speed, making me think...
  12. MenaceMartin

    NKD! (New Kitten Day!)

    Hi Guys. I thought i'd take this opportunity to introduce you to our new addition to the family! :D We just picked her up this evening, only 8 weeks old, and as playful as ever! After the passing of our Jack in September last year (he was 18!), it took us time to get to a stage where we could...
  13. MenaceMartin

    A quick Open-G Tuning question...

    Hi guys. I'm just wanting to ask a few questions with regards to a few concerns i have about Open-G tunings. :hmm: Firstly, reason for this? Recently, I've wanted to start learning some Status Quo songs. That boogie-rhythm stuff is just so damn fun to play. My concerns is with the physical...
  14. MenaceMartin

    Any love for the Quo?

    Status Quo that is. It's one band that i'm suprised i've never mentioned on here. I've been listening to them since the age of 5 or 6, and seen them live pretty much every year since then (missed them only on a couple of occasions). It's one of those band that i have an unconditional love for...
  15. MenaceMartin

    Vox VT40+

    Hi guys. I was just wanting to ask if anyone has any experience with the VOX Valvetronix amps? More specifically, i'm looking at the VT40+ model at our local store to replace my Line 6 Spider 3. Reasons for changing? Well, i gotta admit, i'm looking for something that sounds better than my...
  16. MenaceMartin

    Distraught right now (Pet related)

    I don't mean to bring anyone down or anything but just feel i have the need to post this right now. Our cat Jack had to be put down, we just got back within the past hour. We're all devastated, i'm taking it really tough. He had a sore leg the past week, and was getting worse to the point he...
  17. MenaceMartin

    Car Mechanics... halp! (Gearbox woes)

    Hi peeps. Any mechanics in the house? It would be awesome if someone were able to give me a second opinion about this :hmm: I'll cut to the chase. Since last winter, when my car has been running for around 15 minutes, the gear change will steadily start to stiffen up, almost to the point of...
  18. MenaceMartin

    Turning Pop music into works of art...

    ...is something that MattRach does best. He's already been famous on YouTube for his 'Canon Rock' cover, but this one, in my opinion, is even better. My dad randonly stumbled upon him quite a while back, and that's how i found out about him. Some of his stuff is insane. He clearly devotes a...
  19. MenaceMartin

    Samsung pays their $1bn fine to Apple... with coins...

    :laugh2::laugh2::laugh2::laugh2: Hate to say though, it's untrue, however, Samsung did play along with the hoax, telling Apple Chief Exec that this is the way they are paying the fine. Samsung Pay Apple - Fashionnstyle I totally wish it was true though, that would have been awesome!
  20. MenaceMartin

    Modern life has let me down...

    Never have truer words been sung. The King Blues, which were always best known for there song writing and lyrics relating to real-world issues, split in April, but the band still released their latest album "Long Live The Struggle" a few weeks ago, and this is a song from that album which i...


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