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  2. Prostheta

    Depression and music

    Hmm. Well, we all have our methods of connecting to and processing our emotions, and music is an excellent conduit or language to rationalise them. Equally, other's music and the ideas contained within them are an easy way for us to say, "yes! that's me!". Back when Strapping Young Lad were touring, their gigs were always a special time for us UK fans to let out our inner weirdo, going to metal gigs in dressing gowns, plastering porn on on the monitors and all that fun stuff. Melancholy is not a negative thing, at least in my mind anyway. I lost my musical creativity back in the early 2000s. It's fine, and I'm happy with the other avenues that I create within. Is this what you're experiencing, or am I projecting?
  3. Prostheta

    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    I might have something to add to this list....
  4. Prostheta

    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    Yeah Mike, fuck your having a Friday. It's totally inappropriate right now. Jeez, your timing man.
  5. Today
  6. I really like that, really like the worm marks and obviously the pale. Thanks a lot I'll look into it
  7. I'd say roll it on over to next month. Let the air guitar beat out several wooden ones or even a couple of metal ones as well. SR
  8. WOO HOO !!! It's Friday!! Yeah man!! WTF do I care it's always Friday when you are retired. It's a long weekend and the idiots will be out in force on the roads. Fuck the sales going on at the stores as I don't fight the crowds. Looking forward to having my kitchen back as they are finishing up the back splash as I type. MK
  9. @ScottR I would never take away anything from you and yes we all know it is a JOKE entry more at Carl's post about Non entries. If anyone voted for it (AIR) I will be pissed as they obviously are deranged. When time for voting if it is still there, Carl please pull it out. If all goes well I will actually enter one this year. Mike
  10. Prostheta

    Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

    I'd allow it, however I think it's asking for a joke vote and potentially an insult to your fine work Scott! Not sure. I guess it depends how badly you want to lose, right?
  11. gpcustomguitars

    Telecaster for a friend

    Thanks a lot Scott! My friend seems to think that his buying of a new flat should have some impact on this tele's schedule . Well, I'm having fun with little amps for now, with some help of my new associate she's a bit camera shy, but very friendly! 1-IMG-3ea77ab5302b1e1843887f94504f0a85-V by Goran P, on Flickr I've since added the ext cab jack on the smaller amp, and should test it with a real 2x12 Eminence Betas later today. Used the denim one a a cab to test it first, works fine. Also in the works, 2x4 combo somewhat looking as a Tweed Deluxe. Started covering it yesterday. It will actually have Gain and Volume knobs with on/off switch. I would like to add a 4x4 cab to this collection. 3-IMG-047f8157e7dfb6f5081120dcacaf8ff6-V by Goran P, on Flickr 2-IMG-abccaa02bb0e39ec5624c797de342ce3-V by Goran P, on Flickr 1-IMG_20180520_155718 by Goran P, on Flickr 2-IMG_20180520_155727 by Goran P, on Flickr 4-IMG-ebcfa0b62af50cfe0d654b7eae2a3f4e-V by Goran P, on Flickr Accidentally in the pics, my new, old looking additional and portable workbench I've built recently!
  12. White limba might be the way to go. I wouldn't normally recommend basswood, but with that ziricote top and a rosewood back plate, it might make a good balance and it is definitely pale. SR
  13. FINEFUZZ

    Steel body strat

    Awesome, that is very appropriate material choice
  14. ScottR

    Steel body strat

    I'm looking forward to seeing this one come about. SR
  15. Yours is the first air guitar ever entered as well. And it was very well done too, as far as I can see. SR
  16. mistermikev

    32" scale p bass "the picalow"

    never done that myself but I've seen some layouts that just look pretty that way. All those curvy lines! Cudos to those who dare. this mornin' I whipped this up. This is my wiring plan for this bass. A 4p3T plus a les paul toggle. 3 modes... each with 3 possibilities (that's 9 combinations). Was going to go with a 4p6T from stew mac and do a number of other combos but don't want to buy anything else from stew right now and have a number of 4P3T lying round so... Uses two humbuckers with the same winding and polarity ala PRS style.
  17. Norris

    Steel body strat

    Ooh I say. That's a bit different!
  18. Prostheta

    32" scale p bass "the picalow"

    Well, I'm absolutely glad that we don't need to use tape and hand-drawn masking for UV photoresist any more! I could never afford the UV box when I was a kid (probably for the best) so only did my first when I got to college and could use theirs. If I desperately have to prototype something these days, I use a similar approach to that press n' peel (never used it) by printing in mirror on either glossy magazine paper or the backing from a sticker sheet (usually jams up) through my laser. The rest is the same; iron on, mask missing areas with a Sharpie and etch away. Still, drilling. Brrrr
  19. mistermikev

    32" scale p bass "the picalow"

    all great advice... it's not so much that I have issues with bugs but more I don't re-build the same thing a lot... always finding new circuits to try. afa quality, I'll admit: fab looks nicer. I've worked on old fx with razor thin copper w/o issue so I'd say I'm decent at desoldering. That said recently I struggled my arse off to desolder and remove a header that I installed upside down on a fabed board. had to wait a week to get a new board. iow I think there are pitfalls either way you go...or perhaps I'm just old and stuck in my ways! (yeah that's probably more likely)
  20. Yesterday
  21. ShatnersBassoon

    Depression and music

    This may seem a rather personal thing to post amongst people who I don't even know, however I would like to know peoples thoughts on this.... At the risk of sounding like I am romanticising, so much of the old material that have wrote , and that I have been happiest with has been born from a certain melancholy. Its been a release when I have been truly 'down'. I don't mean 'sad'...hopefully people can relate to what I mean. Lately nothing has been inspiring me when I have been writing and its beginning to really worry me...throughout my life its always been a refuge, something that has been a support that keeps me sane....anyone else been through this? Im not hearing emotion when I write!
  22. @ScottR if all goes well then we both have a 50/50 chance of winning GOTM for May . It's been 10 years since I entered one. LMAO!!! MK
  23. localguitarist

    Well, It's Official!

    I've been taking local guitar lessons in San Jose and its been one of the best experiences of my life. Can't wait to learn more and buy my first guitars.
  24. curtisa

    32" scale p bass "the picalow"

    All the more reason to have the boards made up for you. I found that provided you spent the time during the board design stage, you'd iron out 95% of the bugs in the circuit before committing to the fab house. Even if there still a couple of errors, they were nothing that couldn't be fixed with some minor PCB surgery and wire jumpers, and you still ended up with a better looking and better made product than you could achieve doing self-etching and drilling at home. Good riddance to Press 'n Peel, I say. The number of sheets I wasted trying to find the right laser printer, printer settings, iron settings, pressure required, time of transfer, and then dealing with the etching and chemicals, drilling...
  25. GuitarGuy

    Steel body strat

    Powdercoat, reflective purple.
  26. FINEFUZZ

    Steel body strat

    I really like the horns, and that they are offset. What are your thoughts on finish?
  27. Hi, im not new but I havent done anything guitar related since 2007ish. This was on my bucket list so I figured I may as well give it a go. When its done it will be a solid bar with the "body" welded in a cage format.
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