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more stories of the space business by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #1 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 10:22:52 AM EST
I wanted to work in the space business, now as an outsider looking in I appreciate the stories. Sometimes I don't always respond, as I'm not on here as often after 5:00.


You're always welcome by ana (2.00 / 0) #7 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 11:37:58 AM EST
to comment the next day. :-)

Can you introspect out loud? --CRwM

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I know next to nothing about audio by lm (4.00 / 1) #2 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 10:25:49 AM EST
I'm presuming your looking for a all-in-one design with receiver, amplifier, cd player, etc. all in one unit. Consumer Reports says that the limiting factor in quality in such units is usually the speakers. So visit the store and listen to various units that the features you want in your price range and see which sound good to you. If you're planning on moving into the Home Theatre level, they had good words about the JVC TH-M303 in the budget range.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
Ventura 12-string by The Fool (4.00 / 3) #3 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 10:26:27 AM EST
My father-in-law has one, and his is also near death.

The Yamaha 12-strings that I've tried have been very nice, and Seagull has a 12-string model that looks and feels like it should be great. Unfortunately, the only 12-string Seagull that I ever played was a used one that someone had strung up with two sets of strings for a 6-string. Poor guitar.

Well, by blixco (4.00 / 2) #4 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 11:16:36 AM EST
  1. I really like the articles that you linked to, and have not had time to fully enjoy them
  2. You should get your guitar repaired by a pro for the price of a new one.

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Taken out of context I must seem so strange - Ani DiFranco
if you feel brave enough by StackyMcRacky (4.00 / 1) #5 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 11:32:39 AM EST
and want ot wait a few months, we could build a geetar for ya!

I'm in no hurry by ana (2.00 / 0) #6 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 11:36:23 AM EST
Not sure I can afford a hand-made one, but hey.

Also, comma, y'all have a copy of my NaNo. If'n y'd like to make some comments (anything at all), I'd be happy to hear them.

Can you introspect out loud? --CRwM

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well.... by clock (4.00 / 2) #10 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 11:49:30 AM EST
...actually, you could afford one of the first dozen i plan to have built by this time next year.  i plan to give them all away to get feedback.  so if you can wait, i can put you on "the list."

re: nano...yeah...i've been a slacker.  after next week, i will re-read and comment!  promise!

as to your 12-string, don't try to adjust the neck yourself.  it will only end in tears.  please take it to a pro (an actual luthier will do you right).  it could save the life of your instrument.


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

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Cool! by ana (4.00 / 2) #11 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 11:54:08 AM EST
We're slowly populating the house with husian gear. If you make a guitar you'd like to part with, I'd be happy to try to play it for most of the rest of my life. :-)

Can you introspect out loud? --CRwM

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Does it have to be a 12 string? by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #8 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 11:42:27 AM EST
Seriously, if not you should check out the local Sam Ash or Guitar Center (beware - Guitar Center is quite an experience) and play some of the lower priced acoustics they have. You may be surprised what a couple hundred clams will buy nowadays.

I'm not sure about 12 strings though, I've never priced one but can only assume they're more costly.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

no by ana (2.00 / 0) #9 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 11:45:13 AM EST
not necessarily, though I do like the sound.

Can you introspect out loud? --CRwM

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Geez Louise, Bob by lm (2.00 / 0) #13 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 11:55:37 AM EST
How the heck is ana going to rock out on Dream On with a 6 string?

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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Well by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #16 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 12:04:31 PM EST
If Rockin-Out was in order I'd suggest a nice BC Rich Guitar for $199!

Approved by the late Faulty Dreamer, even.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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Fender + Marshall == SHMRB by cam (4.00 / 1) #19 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 01:20:46 PM EST

All for under $220 USD. The SHMRB setup;

shmrb

cam
Freedom, liberty, equity and an Australian Republic

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The SABP: by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 2) #20 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 02:02:24 PM EST

Fender + Epiphone + Casio

plus


Johnson J-Station

equals The SABP.

All for right about $1,000.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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The iBook adds to my costs by cam (2.00 / 0) #21 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 02:33:52 PM EST
I think I got it for $850. The bass cost me ~170 USD. I use rythym rascal for drums which cost me about $25. So I come in at about $1400 total with the iBook the biggest expense.

cam
Freedom, liberty, equity and an Australian Republic

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Yeah by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #22 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 03:07:16 PM EST
I'm not adding my PC into the mix because I use it for other stuff, but it was the main reason I bought  a new one, my old PIII didn't have the power to run any recording software beyond very basic stuff.

I could add my Amp ($400) plus my software (Sonar Home Studio XL - $159) plus my mixer ($79) plus my mic ($100) plus effect pedals (~$150) plus God knows how much in myriad "LEARN TO PLAY GUITAR LIKE A GOD IN TWO WEEKS" books but the truth is I'm probably better off not even adding it all up.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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I hear you by cam (2.00 / 0) #23 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 03:34:18 PM EST
plus iGriffen, plus cables, plus tuner, plus shure microphone .....

cam
Freedom, liberty, equity and an Australian Republic

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btw it seems we agree on by cam (2.00 / 0) #24 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 03:35:20 PM EST
All fenders are cream, the rest are mistakes.

cam
Freedom, liberty, equity and an Australian Republic

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Right On by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #25 Fri Aug 18, 2006 at 04:14:56 AM EST
We're not the only ones:


Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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things by Kellnerin (4.00 / 1) #12 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 11:54:36 AM EST
I'm pretty sure you had it right in the first place about the WFC deadline. And, who ever needed a good idea in order to enter? (Me, I'm just hoping for time to bang at the keyboard.)

Some stories are fascinating and well told yet elicit no response, because no one can think of anything apropos to say (other than to pick at your sentence structure ;)).

I own a metric allen wrench set, but from what the pros here say, you don't want it.

--
Do not misuse.

guitar by iGrrrl (4.00 / 1) #14 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 12:00:32 PM EST
Take it to Mauradian on Mass Ave, Porter Square.  He's upstairs over one of the small music stores, one that specializes in cool vintage amps.  He is excellent, and is the only person I will have work on my guitar. 

He's not fast, however...

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

more details by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #15 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 12:03:18 PM EST
here, I hope

I spelled the name wrong.  It's Mouradian.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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hehe by ana (2.00 / 0) #17 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 12:06:23 PM EST
I was just on that page. Thanks for the info.

So, um, lunch?

Can you introspect out loud? --CRwM

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More space biz tales plzkthx by segfault (4.00 / 2) #18 Thu Aug 17, 2006 at 12:22:30 PM EST
¬°Muy interesante!