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by petersemple
10 Jul 2018, 22:14
Forum: Electronics
Topic: It's all just circuits
Replies: 19
Views: 396

Re: It's all just circuits

Now, now, flanger has it's place. When you are playing something rock-ish and the rest of the band insists on a root note on the beat from the bass, you have to do something to make it a bit less boring ;-)
by petersemple
09 Jul 2018, 19:45
Forum: Lutherie
Topic: are nut slot hieights misunderstood?
Replies: 16
Views: 270

Re: are nut slot hieights misunderstood?

One trick that I have used very successfully is a half pencil. You need a sharp pencil that is cut in half lengthwise. Lay it down over the frets (with the cut face down and strings off). You will be able to leave a thin pencil mark across the nut at the height of the frets. It will curve to match t...
by petersemple
09 Jul 2018, 07:22
Forum: Electronics
Topic: It's all just circuits
Replies: 19
Views: 396

Re: It's all just circuits

Yeah, it's some of those things like bit-crushing etc that I had in mind when I said that it's starting to happen. I think it will be cool to see just where that concept can get to.
by petersemple
08 Jul 2018, 21:06
Forum: Electronics
Topic: It's all just circuits
Replies: 19
Views: 396

Re: It's all just circuits

I think that it is starting to happen, but one day somebody is going to come up with a digital effect that does not even attempt to mimic the sound of an analog effect unit and yet still does something musically useful. That will be pretty cool - and most people will hate it because it won't be "tra...
by petersemple
08 Jul 2018, 16:08
Forum: Electronics
Topic: It's all just circuits
Replies: 19
Views: 396

Re: It's all just circuits

I think that it is possible to model analog effects digitally. I am not convinced that it always responds and sounds exactly the same. As packrat says, a circuit that is quite simple electronically can still be complicated acoustically. I suspect that is more a failing of our current software design...
by petersemple
08 Jul 2018, 11:38
Forum: Electronics
Topic: It's all just circuits
Replies: 19
Views: 396

Re: It's all just circuits

You haven't accounted for the mojo though!! Seriously though I did see a fairly in depth analysis of a vintage wah vs a modern one once. The measured outputs were jut slightly different using oscilloscopes and frequency measures. It turned out that the most likely reason was that the iron core of th...
by petersemple
07 Jul 2018, 15:12
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO
Replies: 2364
Views: 105374

Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

Oh look, google found it. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/uni-code-demands-teaching-against-abortion-ivf-for-gays/news-story/f930e5c3f05d689a352b48e65b13526b It is behind a paywall so I can't read it. The headline doesn't say anything about contraception for unmarried women. It se...
by petersemple
07 Jul 2018, 14:30
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO
Replies: 2364
Views: 105374

Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

So you have evidence of one politician who has been pretty thoroughly discredited doing dodgy things.

You don't have any evidence that is available to the rest of us regarding religious universities teaching doctors to refuse basic medical care.
by petersemple
07 Jul 2018, 13:28
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO
Replies: 2364
Views: 105374

Re: Political Coverage By the Media in Our Country - PART TWO

packrat wrote:
07 Jul 2018, 12:02
Religious universities are training doctors to refuse basic medical care that isn’t church approved. Religious politicians are doing the same thing to medical care when they aren’t trying to defund investigations into church sexual abuse.

There is no separation.
Cite?
by petersemple
04 Jul 2018, 21:36
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: How is this GST for overseas items under 1k going to work ?
Replies: 45
Views: 1056

Re: How is this GST for overseas items under 1k going to work ?

I just paid an extra 10% for something on ebay today. Was still way cheaper than buying the same thing from Australia, so no chance it would stop the overseas purchase.
by petersemple
01 Jul 2018, 16:43
Forum: Basses
Topic: Sire basses, anyone have/tried one
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: Sire basses, anyone have/tried one

Or micromesh - no steel pieces to get attracted to the pickups
by petersemple
01 Jul 2018, 16:41
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Foot Controller Zoom B3
Replies: 20
Views: 322

Re: Foot Controller Zoom B3

Yep, Boss GT-6B - you can either have banks with 4 patches at a time available on separate pedals, or you can have up and down presents, and turn off/on 4 individual effects within a preset (actually 5 now I remember -the expression pedal turns wah on/off as well). You could certainly arrange it to ...
by petersemple
26 Jun 2018, 21:48
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Rant Thread !
Replies: 2910
Views: 130413

Re: Rant Thread !

Might want to check consumer law on that one. Key perishing seems like not fit for purpose thing. The rubber of the little button had perished. Luckily we found a second mint key that I had put away. I read somewhere they can simply rehouse the old working internals into a new casing. Easy fix. If ...
by petersemple
26 Jun 2018, 21:45
Forum: Off Topics
Topic: Rant Thread !
Replies: 2910
Views: 130413

Re: Rant Thread !

We recently had to do both keys for a Mitsubishi. We had the keys and all the internals - all the electronics and the "passcode" ID thingy. The local locksmith did both for the same price that Mr Minit (and similar places) wanted to do one. Cost at the locksmith was about $45 per key. Thing that ann...
by petersemple
17 Jun 2018, 16:12
Forum: Electronics
Topic: HELP - No sound from my rig :(
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: HELP - No sound from my rig :(

Does you combo amp have a speaker out socket? If you can plug the 15 into a different amp that will help narrow it down. Also try plugging the amp into a different speaker. A process of elimination should tell you which component has the trouble, and then you can work out from there what to do to so...