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#41
This needs to be stickied. Seriously.


I'm also bookmarking this. That way whenever some idiot goes "50w will be way too loud for home use" or "my amp is way too loud", I can just link them to this directly to this thread and tell them "hey, shut the fuck up."

I also appreciate the section on speakers. I think that truly is the biggest factor when it comes to low volume playing. My amp sounds like shit between 2-3 when run through my Jet City cab, but fine at all volumes through my Whitebox cab with V30's.
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#42
Sticky-ing threads makes them disappear, seemingly.

I'll sticky it after it's died down a little, but this thread will get a ton more hits by just staying on the front page.
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#45


Thank you!
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#46
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Sticky-ing threads makes them disappear, seemingly.

I'll sticky it after it's died down a little, but this thread will get a ton more hits by just staying on the front page.


good call
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#48
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Yeah, but we all know the reason Cath is on here so much is because he can't hear anymore to talk to normal "real" people
If everybody would just carry around pads so they can talk to me in text all would be well.


Good thread, Craig.
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#49
Wow. Phenomenal thread. Great OP. I learned a lot more about amps and speakers.

Its these threads and knowledgeable users like you why I stay on this forum. If you can swim through some of the BS and Vs threads, you are bound to learn something new.
#50
^ agreed. UG isn't perfect, but a lot of its detractors pick the absolute stupidest threads and then act like the whole forum is like that. Which isn't exactly fair. Pick the silliest thread on any forum and it's not exactly going to make it look great.
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#51
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and yeah i don't know why i keep doing the car analogies, as i know nothing about them. just they seem apt most of the time


I know very little about cars as well, but I use them in analogies constantly. I think it's the one thing that just about anyone can make sense of and relate to.

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If everybody would just carry around pads so they can talk to me in text all would be well.


If I ever make a trip to Australia (with the current election here, I might just MOVE there. The only thing that puts me off is the spiders. I HATE SPIDERS! And it seems as though Australia is the worst place for horrible spiders) then I will keep in mind that I should have notecards or something to talk to you. Then again, I might just grab a talk box and use that. I bet you'll hear me then
#52
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I know very little about cars as well, but I use them in analogies constantly. I think it's the one thing that just about anyone can make sense of and relate to.


yeah
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#53
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and yeah i don't know why i keep doing the car analogies, as i know nothing about them. just they seem apt most of the time


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#54
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If I ever make a trip to Australia (with the current election here, I might just MOVE there. The only thing that puts me off is the spiders. I HATE SPIDERS! And it seems as though Australia is the worst place for horrible spiders) then I will keep in mind that I should have notecards or something to talk to you. Then again, I might just grab a talk box and use that. I bet you'll hear me then

You have to be pretty damn unlucky (or stupid) to get bitten by a spider.
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#55
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#56
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You have to be pretty damn unlucky (or stupid) to get bitten by a spider.

Yeah, but stuff that is common sense to you is not something we're brought up to check for... in most of the civillised world you are unlikely to encounter a venomous spider hiding in your shoes that could kill you if you forget to shake them out as an everyday precaution
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#57
Most venomous spiders wont kill you anyway(at least in the US). You have quite a few days after being bitten by a Brown Recluse to get to the hospital. And about a day after a black widow bite.

I was bitten by a brown recluse and didnt go to the Doctor for 4 days. Barely even left a scar. But I guess I was a lucky one. Ive seen some bad ones from people who neglect it for weeks.

I have no clue about other countries spiders though.
#58
Ive yet to see a funnel web. Red backs are pretty common but theyre easy to spot.
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#59
I just HATE spiders. I actively smash the hell out of every one I find. I'm no afraid of getting bit, I just really dislike spiders that are larger than around the size of the top of a pop can, that I know are venomous, or that are in my house. I like ones that just chillax outside and eat mosquitoes.
#61
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Thread goes from amps to spiders.
And we all know that a spider is NOT an amp.


I would rather player a real spider than a line 6 spider.

When I lived in Okinawa we used to catch banana spiders and leave them in the lodge for the new arrivals.
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#62
You gotta get up into the north of the country before you find spiders that are big enough to eat a bird. Down this far south, the biggest ones would be smaller than a woman's hand.

But Sydney, Sydney has funnelwebs - **** funnelwebs. They're pretty localised though.
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#63
Not once have I seen a funnel web.

Though I was fairly paranoid as **** as a kid about them...
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#64
Excellent and well written post, it made sense to me last night and I was kinda "toasted" when I read it lol.
#65
We have lots of Black Widows in Cali. I found 13 in 1 corner of the suspension on the car I was working on. WD40 and lighter. (Once they were pulled away from the car)
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#66
I lived in Jefferson Memorial forest for a while, and the spiders there, were crazy big. They were mostly wolf spiders, so they werent very dangerous. But if there were carrying hatched eggs on there back, and you smashed one, hundreds upon hundreds of little black spiders would run everywhere. Gave me the creeps.

Plus theyre fast so when they got inside, they were hard to catch.
#67
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I lived in Jefferson Memorial forest for a while, and the spiders there, were crazy big. They were mostly wolf spiders, so they werent very dangerous. But if there were carrying hatched eggs on there back, and you smashed one, hundreds upon hundreds of little black spiders would run everywhere. Gave me the creeps.

Plus theyre fast so when they got inside, they were hard to catch.


Same here. Most of the spiders where I am are either wolf spiders, or smaller, garden-variety spiders. The "eggs on back" shit happened to my girlfriend one time and she about shit her pants. It was priceless. Definitely one of the creppier things I've ever seen, though.
#68
You want to see creepy? Watch a spider eat a bird.
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#69
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You want to see creepy? Watch a spider eat a bird.


Upon watching this and googling worlds largest spider, I have just discovered the Horror that is the Giant Hunstman spider.

A spider with a 12 inch legspan. The scariest part? They were not discovered until 2001 in a cave in Laos.

Thank god I dont live in Laos. A foot wide spider would probably be the death of me via heart attack
#70
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Upon watching this and googling worlds largest spider, I have just discovered the Horror that is the Giant Hunstman spider.

A spider with a 12 inch legspan. The scariest part? They were not discovered until 2001 in a cave in Laos.

Thank god I dont live in Laos. A foot wide spider would probably be the death of me via heart attack



I can only wonder what was going through that spelunkers head when he spotted an unknown 12inch spider crawling towards him from the darkness...

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#71
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I can only wonder what was going through that spelunkers head when he spotted an unknown 12inch spider crawling towards him from the darkness...


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#72
im sorry to be *that* guy, but can i get a TL;DR...?
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#73
Tube amps are loud, but they have volume knobs for a reason. There is a bunch of stuff that makes a tube amp sound good when it is quiet, least important is wattage.
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#74
Well, now we know how Tubetime feels about things
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#75
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You seen zombie movies where people beg for their friend to shoot them right before they die so they don't turn into a zombie? That'd be me if I had a twelve inch spider on me and a nearby friend with a gun.

"I've lived a good life, I don't want to go on this way!"


most of those massive spiders are (more or less) harmless EDIT: actually it doesn't say about that giant huntsman one. but the tarantulas are normally more or less harmless. Not that i'd want to be bitten by one. But it shouldn't kill you (unless maybe you can have allergies to it, like with a wasp?).
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#76
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im sorry to be *that* guy, but can i get a TL;DR...?


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factors that play an active role in how good an amp will sound at low volumes. Here’s a summary first

1) Output transformer design & quality
2) Power supply design
3) Signal path circuit design
4) Speaker(s)


but the beauty of this thread is in the details. you do yourself no service by skipping the content.
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#77
Yeah, it irks me that people can't be assed to read even a full page. Plus, Craig did a very good job of making the info. Understandable to someone with minimal knowledge in amplifier workings, and it was honestly just a great read.
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#78
Quote by tubetime86
Fuck no. Craig took the time to write this, with no incentive for him other than the satisfaction of sharing some of the knowledge he's gained over the years, so you can either take the time to read it or fuck right off.


You're such an idiot. Who are you, his mother? Im sorry i have zero knowledge with technical and electrical stuff, unlike you, the apparent God of amplifier knowledge I read just about the whole first post and i was lost. Forgive me for not being a fucking electrical engineer, dickhead.

Seriously, that vitriol was so ridiculously unnecessary. You need Jesus to heal you of some of that insane butthurt.

Thanks to the kind lad above this idiotic post for laying it out simple terms for me.
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#79
Well to be fair, Craig made it about as simple as you can. Trying to break it down into simpler terms is really pointless because it then comes down to baseless statements such as the one I made (I was joking really, my statement doesn't even begin to cover what was actually said). The point I'm making here is that there is a reason Craig wrote as much as he did, because that was what was needed to explain it. I'm sure Craig doesn't like making things more complicated, so why would he?
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#80
Im sure he made it as simple as he could, but i still cant follow that kind of tech speak. Im sorry i just cant, my brain isn't wired like that--always an english major, not a science guy. Im not "stupid, lazy, or too self-absorbed" and i certainly didn't "demand" a synopsis from the author. I have no idea the difference between a 6L6 and an EL34. I dont know what a transformer is or even how a power amp works. Hell to be completely honest with you i dont know what the difference is between watts and ohms, so forgive me for asking politely for a brief summary in layman's terms that i can understand. I don't appreciate elitist pricks like tubetime blowing his anger load all over the place.

edit: ^^shove a cactus up your ass, you maddox wannabe
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