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Old 07-18-20, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Not a guarantee. I can barely turn a screwdriver; all AG expects is for me to call the person who will (not coincidentally, that's what her dad does). My understanding is that there are other demographic groups like that.

I'm sure my Yankee farmer ancestors are turning over in their graves.
It's one of the things that I can't stand about renting. There's a lot of things I want to do but can't since I don't own the place.

Thankfully my landlord is pretty chill with me doing little things, like replacing a switch or a garbage disposal.
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Old 07-18-20, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Not a guarantee. I can barely turn a screwdriver; all AG expects is for me to call the person who will (not coincidentally, that's what her dad does). My understanding is that there are other demographic groups like that.

I'm sure my Yankee farmer ancestors are turning over in their graves.
My mother-in-law told her daughters to find a handyman. "Those college graduates can't even fix a toilet!". Her husband was a union plumber. Both daughters did well by her.
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kissTheApex I'm trying to diagnose a weird problem with my guitar rig. My delay and reverb are in the effects loop of my Valveking - yesterday when I turned it on they were doing what sounded like this weird self-oscillation, like if you turn the repeats of an analog delay all the way up. I thought that both pedals might have given up the ghost but I plugged them straight into my bass amp and they work fine

So it turns out that having a big pedalboard is super fun until you have to figure out what's wrong with it

I just hope it's not something wrong with my amp . We had a power surge that knocked out our garage door opener recently so I'm a tad bit concerned even though it sits behind a surge protector.
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Old 07-18-20, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Sure I do. I suck.
Are you in training to replace Pcad?
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
You will be. You’re going to learn wiring, a bit of plumbing, even appliance repair. Just you wait.
And don't forget the sump pump. Usually the first appliance to fail. Good luck even finding it.
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Rode my bike, trimmed some bushes, mowed one of my lawns, did a load of laundry plus a load of workout gear, going to eat lunch now, do some grocery shopping, then a nap is in order.
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To reiterate:
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Well, we're not immediately going code red. The feds would like us to, but our governor would rather direct his energies toward re-election, at least a year away. Power corrupts, FYI
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Old 07-18-20, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Is the TT today or tomorrow? Can't remember.
Alternate thursdays. Did one this week.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Are you in training to replace Pcad?
Blaspheme not! ...or something.
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Old 07-18-20, 11:00 AM
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Well, we're not immediately going code red. The feds would like us to, but our governor would rather direct his energies toward re-election, at least a year away. Power corrupts, FYI
Oh dear. I guess you're in it for the long haul.

I keep forgetting what stage of reopening we're in, and what exactly all the stages mean. They should really cover that in all local newscasts so there is at least a possibility of us all staying on the same page.
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Old 07-18-20, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
kissTheApex I'm trying to diagnose a weird problem with my guitar rig. My delay and reverb are in the effects loop of my Valveking - yesterday when I turned it on they were doing what sounded like this weird self-oscillation, like if you turn the repeats of an analog delay all the way up. I thought that both pedals might have given up the ghost but I plugged them straight into my bass amp and they work fine

So it turns out that having a big pedalboard is super fun until you have to figure out what's wrong with it

I just hope it's not something wrong with my amp . We had a power surge that knocked out our garage door opener recently so I'm a tad bit concerned even though it sits behind a surge protector.
carp!

not very familiar with the valveking, but does it have its own reverb/tremolo etc that may have been turned on?

my next check would be to put the pedals straight in and make sure the oscillation only happens in Fx loop. Do you have anything else you can plug in to the fx loop to see anything changes?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
And don't forget the sump pump. Usually the first appliance to fail. Good luck even finding it.
we don’t have one (thank the deities!). If we ever get a house with that, I’m getting a generator and a redundant sump pump
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Old 07-18-20, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
First ebikes, and now eWheelbarrows!!!!

What's this world coming to?




I like the headlights, wonder if it has a radio...
This would go great with that...




...and the 36V coffee maker.
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Old 07-18-20, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by kissTheApex View Post
carp!

not very familiar with the valveking, but does it have its own reverb/tremolo etc that may have been turned on?

my next check would be to put the pedals straight in and make sure the oscillation only happens in Fx loop. Do you have anything else you can plug in to the fx loop to see anything changes?
It does have it's own reverb, but it's totally separate from everything else - it seems to sit after the effects loop. I've got a DL4 and an analog delay from my bass rig that I should be able to try, that's a good idea.

I love and hate how complicated this thing is, if I can find a good program to draw schematics again I'll post the signal chain. There is some seriously weird stuff going on since my main distortion pedal is actually in the effects loop
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Well, we're not immediately going code red. The feds would like us to, but our governor would rather direct his energies toward re-election, at least a year away. Power corrupts, FYI
Huh.
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Old 07-18-20, 11:36 AM
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Nope.
What day do you think it is?
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Mine wasn’t and 16 years later, I still get collection letters addressed to the adopted daughter of the lady (“an angel” as everyone on our street tells us) that owned the house for years before we did.

Just an fyi.
That's when you reply "yes, my ex-neighbors were angels too . . . but now I'm stuck with you people".
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Im not Tim the tool man Taylor. I wish I was good at that kind of stuff. I can patch holes and paint.
The Tool Man wasn't good at that stuff either. That's why he had Al.
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We have a friend, who was in the nursery business when she had her knees replaced, consecutively. Prior to it reaching that point, the State of Ohio bought her a self-propelled wheelbarrow. This was back in the 80s. She had something else too, but I can't remember what.
2-stroke?
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Sure I do. I suck, but 20 mi. Is a good distance for me.
That was my normal too last time I rode regularly, maybe 25 on a frisky day.
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It's warm now, but the first month+ of what used to be summer was frittered away by dumb coolness and who knows how long it will last? Not a proper season. #YearWithoutSummer
80+ degrees for the rjones28 Family Bike Ride to the Farmers Market today.

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Maybe it'll run late and you can go trickortreating in your dungarees.

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It only now reached what it was in October last year.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Oh dear. I guess you're in it for the long haul.

I keep forgetting what stage of reopening we're in, and what exactly all the stages mean. They should really cover that in all local newscasts so there is at least a possibility of us all staying on the same page.
Same. I'm totally confused. Regardless, I fear for mankind whenever I go to a public place and see groups of people huddled around like a single entity and unmasked.
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I like the headlights, wonder if it has a radio...
The cable routing is a mess.
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