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Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-10-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 800
Posted By BasementCat
Basically, they were bought out by Bain Capital...

Basically, they were bought out by Bain Capital years ago, financed by the addition of a large amount of GC debt. Unfortunately for them, there was a recession, followed by long term stagnation.

So...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-15-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,453
Posted By BasementCat
You're thinking of trademarks. Copyrights and...

You're thinking of trademarks. Copyrights and patents each have their own rules, which are rather different.
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-15-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,286
Posted By BasementCat
I like it, but the headstock really seems like a...

I like it, but the headstock really seems like a major mismatch.
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-13-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,061
Posted By BasementCat
Your odds of hitting a plateau are lower if you...

Your odds of hitting a plateau are lower if you practice a variety of things, so completing the event as soon as you qualify all the songs would seem like a good idea. But if your REALLY, REALLY need...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-07-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,844
Posted By BasementCat
Or lowering your c*ck?

Or lowering your c*ck?
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-07-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,710
Posted By BasementCat
The point is that things external to the RS...

The point is that things external to the RS software are what causes high latency. On the consoles, it's the TV, stereo, etc. On the PC, it tends to be device drivers, discrete sound cards, software...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-05-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,710
Posted By BasementCat
The amount of lag comes down almost entirely to...

The amount of lag comes down almost entirely to your sound system and TV. If your TV and sound system are low latency, you won't suffer from much latency. If they're not, you will. I've done some...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-15-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,889
Posted By BasementCat
It's a nice cat, but I wouldn't go quite that far.

It's a nice cat, but I wouldn't go quite that far.
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-15-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,861
Posted By BasementCat
So I was checking out your Balls... would you say...

So I was checking out your Balls... would you say you're happy with the nuts?
Forum: Recordings 04-06-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By BasementCat
It's a new Intel interface designed to carry...

It's a new Intel interface designed to carry audio, video, keyboard, mouse, etc. over a single cable. Really nice idea for laptop/tablet docking stations. AMD has a similar, but incompatible,...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-29-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By BasementCat
Agreed. The drawbacks of RockSmith are almost...

Agreed. The drawbacks of RockSmith are almost exactly the same as the drawbacks of books, DVDs, etc. (although I do think they should include more introductory videos with the game).
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-14-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 278
Posted By BasementCat
I don't see any discrete transistors and only the...

I don't see any discrete transistors and only the one opamp. So that opamp should be connected to the resistors that will control the gain. Now might be a good time to buy "The Electronics...
Forum: Recordings 09-14-2011, 03:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By BasementCat
Anybody here tried the LiVES open source app?

Anybody here tried the LiVES open source app?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-12-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 408
Posted By BasementCat
Are you certain you didn't have any excess solder...

Are you certain you didn't have any excess solder shorting something? That would result in less resistance and more current at a given voltage, triggering the fuse.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-12-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,092
Posted By BasementCat
And then there's THIS...

And then there's THIS dude:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzf03N6Ebs8
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-04-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By BasementCat
Rainsong makes some rather nice graphite guitars.

Rainsong makes some rather nice graphite guitars.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-30-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,260
Posted By BasementCat
The situation with Gibson has to do with who did...

The situation with Gibson has to do with who did the finishing, not the wood itself. Gibson was accused of having too many Americans finish their wood instead of Indians. It's unclear whether there's...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-30-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By BasementCat
The author of each piece of the puzzle owns the...

The author of each piece of the puzzle owns the copyright to that piece. When you combine them, you create a derivative work and you hold the copyright to the derivative work. In order to USE the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-27-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,457
Posted By BasementCat
Not all crimes are wrong, and we have no...

Not all crimes are wrong, and we have no indication so far that Gibson is even accused of violating U.S. (as opposed to Indian) law. As has been previously noted, the first Gibson raid resulted in no...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-26-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,457
Posted By BasementCat
Well, this doesn't appear to be over any...

Well, this doesn't appear to be over any environmental issues, just labor law issues. Gibson hired Americans instead of Indians.

I wonder if they're trying to pressure Gibson into settling the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-17-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By BasementCat
I've always found the Amazon user reviews...

I've always found the Amazon user reviews helpful.

For finger-style, look for books by Berle or Hanson. They seem to be a cut above the rest.

For flat-picking acoustic, I can't think of any good...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-16-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,097
Posted By BasementCat
A lot of people seem to be assuming that $1000...

A lot of people seem to be assuming that $1000 holds the same value for everybody. Paying $2500 for an LP is unthinkable for a typical high school student working at McDonald's or blowing strangers...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-16-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By BasementCat
I'm not 100% clear on what you mean by "not...

I'm not 100% clear on what you mean by "not a superstrat", but if you mean one that has a more strat-like body, take a look at the Charvels. They're considered the inventor of the superstrat, but...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-07-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,059
Posted By BasementCat
I've never thought of memorization as synonymous...

I've never thought of memorization as synonymous with intelligence, but I guess that explains why some people are so convinced that Jeopardy contestants are geniuses.

I'd say that learning mental...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-07-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,059
Posted By BasementCat
My strategy is to think of highly technical...

My strategy is to think of highly technical playing as "wanking" so that I'll want to do it more. Shredding can't make you go blind, can it?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-07-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By BasementCat
Two things I really like about his books: (1)...

Two things I really like about his books:

(1) Structure. Each chapter of his method has a series of exercises followed by a longer piece of music that actually uses everything from the chapter.

(2)...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-03-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By BasementCat
A potentiometer is a variable resistor. They come...

A potentiometer is a variable resistor. They come in a variety of forms, maximum resistances, tapers, etc. and are used for many different types of knobs, sliders, screwdriver-adjusted trim settings,...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-03-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Posted By BasementCat
To clarify this a bit, while keeping it...

To clarify this a bit, while keeping it nontechnical:

Tubes and sold-state amps sounds almost the same when they're not clipping. When they are clipping, tubes tend to produce a form of distortion...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-03-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By BasementCat
I guess it's true. On the internet, nobody knows...

I guess it's true. On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog... You look really cute and fluffy in that picture, man.

Nice guitar too. I had planned on buying one of those until I ran across the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-01-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 553
Posted By BasementCat
Even if the tone stack is giving you the exact...

Even if the tone stack is giving you the exact same gain that the volume knob would at every frequency, the gain is occurring at a different point in the circuit. This may result in a different set...
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