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The Outpost Cafe / Re: And There You Have It
« on: October 12, 2017, 10:22:56 PM »
The ESP signature instruments for Metallica have always been astronomically priced. Kirk's signature super Strat was over $5k and Het's Explorer was over $7k in 1991 BEFORE the Black Album made them huge. The ones in catalogs are their "LTD" line, which are made in other Asian mass production facilities outside of Japan.

Guitars Etc. / Re: How not to photograph a headstock
« on: October 04, 2017, 10:10:01 PM »
I spent three years shooting HD video closeups of cheap jewelry. I'll never get that back! The setup we used was both high and low tech with multiple stand lights, reflectors, diffusors, filters and special props. I polished quite a few turds doing that, and to my eyes, that's not a prop or reflection; that's a crack.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: To Kill a Hummingbird ... (Let Us Prey!)
« on: September 27, 2017, 06:09:34 PM »
I've seen tons of 'em. Mostly green ones, a few brown. The green ones seem to be bigger across the board, averaging around 6-8 inches. The brown ones are about half to 2/3 that and skinnier. There was a small brown one that lived in my backyard that had it OUT for my ex-wife a few years ago. Anytime she was outside, it would stalk and chase her. It never bothered me. I was mowing the yard earlier this year and looked over my left shoulder to see a huge green one (twice or more the size of the one in Uwe's pic) perched there just catching a ride. It never bothered me and flew off.

Fender Basses / Re: Dylan Wilson
« on: September 19, 2017, 10:17:26 PM »
There's definitely a preamp and probably a fuzz too.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Working with weights, German style
« on: September 18, 2017, 10:45:37 PM »
You can thank some early 90's issue of Playboy for me knowing this, but the erect penis is supposed to be able to support. on average, 7 lbs of weight, so the 2.5 kilo may have just been him doing reps to build stamina.  Where he went wrong was in not using Olympic weights.  :rimshot:

Other Bass Brands / Re: Sire V7 w/Sadowsky guts
« on: September 10, 2017, 07:00:49 PM »
Early Marcus Miller Signatures are already like that. Fender copied the Sadowsky preamp very closely.

The scuzzy area is an impact. That's how poly finish shatters.

Gibson Basses / Re: mid 60'd gibson double neck anyone?
« on: August 24, 2017, 05:53:21 AM »
$25 for local pickup only. What's the charge for? Fits.

The Outpost Cafe / Re: Real people. Not actors.
« on: August 06, 2017, 11:22:01 PM »

Gibson Basses / Re: How serious is the neck dive in an SB400?
« on: August 01, 2017, 10:26:51 AM »
I came here to kick ass and cure neck dive, and I'm all out of neck dive!

The Bass Zone / Re: Looking for a Hollowbody
« on: July 19, 2017, 03:39:24 PM »
Shirley Manson is amazing! Her turn on "Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles" was superb. Fox was stupid to have cancelled that show.

The Bass Zone / Re: Dean Markley string issues
« on: July 10, 2017, 05:02:30 PM »
I've always hated Blue Steels: dead in a second and often dead out of the box, and this from a guy who changes strings every few decades! You don't have to look hard to hear similar tales about Blue Steels going back a very long time, but I've always loved the SR2000's; they're on my Marcus Miller Jazz. I hate to hear that they're not good anymore and wonder if maybe the same QC issue or perhaps design flaw got ported over to the new factory and they've now screwed up the one bass set that Dean Markley put out with a good reputation.

I have a similar story with Ernie Ball Slinky 5's except about length for stringing my G&L L2500 through the body, and the new strings they sent me for free still didn't work, but I adjusted to stringing it through the back of the bridge. I may get a set of longer scale strings for it one day, when I change strings again in another few years.

Rickenbacker Basses / Re: A piece of Ric modification history
« on: July 10, 2017, 04:33:24 PM »
I have one of Jerry's oversized armbands from a 1999 concert. It was a great show.

Bass Amps & Effects / Re: Adding an 8ohm tweeter box to a 4 ohm 215
« on: July 06, 2017, 08:24:29 PM »
The info you need to mathematically model what will happen is the power handling of the capacitors in the crossover and the frequency/impedance response plot of the drivers in both cabs, but it's much easier to just try it. Since the Klipsch is a 100 watt cab, you ought to be OK in terms of not overpowering and blowing it.  The 400+ is only 225 watts anyway and you're sharing the output with a big power eating 2x15. I doubt the Mesa's output transformer/power tube section (what you normally would need to be worried about with mismatches) will be strongly affected at all.

Bass Amps & Effects / Re: Adding an 8ohm tweeter box to a 4 ohm 215
« on: July 06, 2017, 05:09:40 PM »
This depends VERY much on the crossover and the drivers in  the "high box." When you run the cabinet in parallel, it doesn't matter how it sounds, the power is being shared evenly between the two cabinets UNTIL the crossover/physical limits of the Klipsch drivers come into play. It's not going to hurt anything to try it and just run off your normal  4 ohm output tap. If you start to notice any part of the amp running noticeably hotter or it being more distorted, switch to the Boogie's 2 ohm output jack.

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