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Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-11-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By GABarrie
Tube amps are not...

Tube amps are not fragile

http://youtu.be/Q-z_qNNcVz8

There can be a huge difference.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-06-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
Saw these guys tonight, was an amazing gig, one...

Saw these guys tonight, was an amazing gig, one of the best I've been to in a long time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLmPdSzlzOk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfHkC1TQ7V0
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-03-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
Life is good! Second child is now a month old, a...

Life is good! Second child is now a month old, a boy this time!

Work is hectic, guitaring and family taking up most of my free time, hence the extended absence.

Got a few quiet weeks before the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-03-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
Hey guys! Been a long while! How's very one...

Hey guys! Been a long while!

How's very one doing?
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-02-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
I thought that was just me! So glad I'm not alone!

I thought that was just me! So glad I'm not alone!
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-24-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
My rig fried completely so it's out of neccessity...

My rig fried completely so it's out of neccessity really.

I'm tryin to strike a balance between cost, photography post-processing capability and enough gaming juice to handle Warcraft when it goes...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-24-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
Going to have to build a new PC... Looking at...

Going to have to build a new PC... Looking at this for specs...

Asus Z97-K Motherboard
Intel i5 4460 Haswell Refresh CPU, Quad Core, 3.2GHz
2x8GB Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Performance RAM, 1866MHz
MSI...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-13-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
Dear lord... That makes me want to buy his...

Dear lord... That makes me want to buy his amps...

Seriously, I doubt his price range is suitable for the 14yp boys his spiel would most likely appeal too anyway...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-02-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
Well that puts pay to any motorbike dreams, or...

Well that puts pay to any motorbike dreams, or anything else tbh.

PC is fried, got it working again on borrowed time but I'm gonna have to shell out on some major upgrades to get it back up to spec
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-31-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
Linked it on the previous page Flux

Linked it on the previous page Flux
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-31-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
I'll probably be doing 60mph unloaded, 50mph with...

I'll probably be doing 60mph unloaded, 50mph with camping gear. The various reviews suggest they manage 65 comfortably so should be fine!
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-31-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By GABarrie
Digitech Bad Monkey TS based design, extra tone...

Digitech Bad Monkey

TS based design, extra tone control, good quality pedal, dirt cheap. Can't go wrong!
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-31-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
Don't worry, I use it all the time ;) Also,...

Don't worry, I use it all the time ;)

Also, thought on Chinese import 125 bikes? I can only drive a 125 on my learners license plus 100+mpg really appeals to me.

Specifically looking at this...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-21-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
Facebook has disabled my account. No warnig, no...

Facebook has disabled my account. No warnig, no explanation, no notification that they'd done it either. As far as I'm aware I've done nothing wrong. Filled in the online form but no response in like...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-19-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 13,270
Posted By GABarrie
Sorry Arby, seems to be some confusion. I never...

Sorry Arby, seems to be some confusion.

I never stated tube temperature has anything to do with the difference between pre and power amp distortion, and and I agree that that's a "function of the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-19-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 13,270
Posted By GABarrie
yeh, they sound different, here's a little...

yeh, they sound different, here's a little experiment for you.

Test A: turn the master volume all the way down, and the gain to 9, then raise the MV until it sounds full, that's preamp...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-19-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 13,270
Posted By GABarrie
Preamp distortion is basically your preamp tubes...

Preamp distortion is basically your preamp tubes distorting, power amp distortion is the power tubes distorting. They sound different. Power amp distortion classically used for blues and rock, metal...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-19-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
sadly my fridge it the top half of my fridge...

sadly my fridge it the top half of my fridge freezer, so while my 3yo daughter can open it, she couldn't reach my booze, something to work on in the future though, maybe a mini fridge at floor level
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-16-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
Obviously the rooms they had the most sex in...

Obviously the rooms they had the most sex in :haha:
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-23-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
Soldering my OT backwards to confirm it is in...

Soldering my OT backwards to confirm it is in fact that at fault, then working t what I can sell to raise the money for an O'Netics as a replacement
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-22-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
We'll, screen resistors replaced. Same issue...

We'll, screen resistors replaced. Same issue still occurring. Bias voltage is fine, PI caps are all sound, cathode and suppression grid are fully grounded, grid stopper is fine, only remaining...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-22-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
18ohm on the good side, 26ohm on the other. I...

18ohm on the good side, 26ohm on the other. I know it's not going to be perfectly matched but I thought 50% difference was probably a bit of a warning sign
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-22-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
Been reading more on blown OTs, smell seems to be...

Been reading more on blown OTs, smell seems to be a common factor, and now I read about it I remember an odd smell for a few gigs. But I never really stood close enough to my amp for it to really...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-22-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
Sounds fun :p:

Sounds fun :p:
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-22-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
Not yet, and definitely not if I'm having to buy...

Not yet, and definitely not if I'm having to buy a new OT
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-22-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
They test fine, 481 ohms (470 rating) I've not...

They test fine, 481 ohms (470 rating)

I've not left it on to test screen voltage, I'll do that later
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-22-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
Yeh, but I posted that 8 hours ago and it got...

Yeh, but I posted that 8 hours ago and it got missed ;)
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-22-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
Calling Cath/Matt/Other techie types

Calling Cath/Matt/Other techie types
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-21-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
For those of you who missed my post about it, one...

For those of you who missed my post about it, one of my power tubes blew mid song on Sunday.

New tubes arrived today, went to put them in, even with -68V bias one side lights bright blue, the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-19-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 43,051
Views: 391,763
Posted By GABarrie
:haha:

:haha:
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