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Groovetastic. Like being fantastic, but whilst also being groovy
yes!

Hell - Squirrel Nut Zippers
Strangely no

Charango - Morcheeba
No!

I turn my camera on - Spoon
I actually go to what's called public school in england. Even though that actually mean I go to super posh private school. Stephen Fry went here. It's pretty cool. Even though there are lots of really pretentious dickheads here. Sometimes you get people who just have this ridiculous sense of self worth purely as a result of their upbringing, the kind of people who just cruise through life knowing that Daddy will be able to support them. They also all seem to think that Britain is the best country ever and that we still have some political weight. They annoy me.

But most of the people here are pretty cool. It's just the above who tend to give a hugely negative picture of what public school does to you

All in all, the academic experience isn't that much better than other, cheaper private schools, but the social experience for me has helped (having to sleep in the same room as a complete dickhead gives you the ability to deal with them. Also the ability to compromise on personality flaws, and I think can make you more socially well adjusted if you approach it the right way.)

Also the music facilities here are amazing. They jave a fully equiped recording studio, plus the music teachers are actually regularly gigging professionals and just generally inspiring people.
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Looks more like a newt or a salamander to me, which are actualy amphibians, like a frog, not reptiles like a gecko or other lizards. (Which would neatly explain why you didn't find anything that resembled it while looking at 'lizards' on Google)

Edit.
Yep, confirmed, it's a 'Hong Kong Newt' (Paramesotriton hongkongensis). Also known as the 'Hong Kong Warty Newt', 'Giant Fire-bellied Newt' (for obvious reasons) and 'Dog Faced Newt'.




Wow, thanks, that's a definite match, it's just my immediate thought upon seeing it was it looked like a gecko. You learn something new every day. Didn't even know Hong KOng had it's own species of Newt. It also apparently secretes a deadly toxin when threatened, so it begs the question what's gonna happen to the guy squeezing him in the photo
My family was walking through the Hong Kong countryside when they came across a reptile in the forest. After some fairly extensive google-ing, we couldn't find anything that resembled it, so I decided to see what the pit had to say about it.




Closest we got was a Tokay Gecko
Hey, where would the ground wires in this wiring diagram connect were I to take the tone pot out the equation. Would the input ground just go to the selector switch, like the one on the second volume pot? Thanks in advance!

http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=2h_2v_1t_3w
Well, my name's Casewell, and I am yet to find anyone called Casewell ever, but apparently it's a scottish clan name, which is where you get the most common variation of my name, caswell, and apparently there also used to be an epic Celtic cheiftan called Casewellian, which is a way better story.
But the Casewells turn up in North Staffordshire in about 1650, and stay there until my dad meets my mum, who's from Gudjarat in Noth West India and move to HK.
I don't know anything bout my mum's side, other than their called Bardolia cos they were from a town called Bardoli, and my mum's mum's side's called Mistri, which means carpenter in Gudjarat.
Not really that interensting tbh.....
The Hong Kong everyone knows/something like the view out my bedroom window



The Hong Kong that noone outside Hong Kong has ever heard about



I wanna go home now.....
Hey, I just want an opinion on whether an idea for a rewiring of my guitar would work.

Basically, I've changed the pickups/electronics on my Yamaha Pacifica, and recently noticed that I didn't actually use the tone knob on my guitar, so had an idea on how to wire them out of the circuit. During the summer, I went to an electronics market and picked up a couple of female jacks, which, unlinke those used on guitars, had three input lugs. I was wondering if I could independantly wire my three pickups, a DiMarzio X2N, DiMarzio Area '57 and a Seymour Duncun Hot Rails, into a volume pot each, then wire each pot independantly onto each input lug on my jack, in order to create a kind of blend thing, as per a J-bass.

Is that possible?
Hey, I just want an opinion on whether an idea for a rewiring of my guitar would work.

Basically, I've changed the pickups/electronics on my Yamaha Pacifica, and recently noticed that I didn't actually use the tone knob on my guitar, so had an idea on how to wire them out of the circuit. During the summer, I went to an electronics market and picked up a couple of female jacks, which, unlinke those used on guitars, had three input lugs. I was wondering if I could independantly wire my three pickups, a DiMarzio X2N, DiMarzio Area '57 and a Seymour Duncun Hot Rails, into a volume pot each, then wire each pot independantly onto each input lug on my jack, in order to create a kind of blend thing, as per a J-bass.

Is that possible?
"I can see the bright Light,
And it is blazing,
Illumintating my Life,
It's so amazing"

Carpark North: Bring The Lights
F, G, C, D, then A.
Because I don't really have all that much to do over the next few months, I'm considering planning a Bass build. What i'm looking for is something basically along the lines of a classic Rickenbacker body shape, with a fretless neck and an unconventional 3 pickups, two J- Bass single coils and a Music man-esque Bridge Humbucker. I don't actually have any experience building basses, and I just wanted to work out the difference in approach between building a guitar, and building a bass, like, the sweet spots for the pickups, where to put the bridge and so on.

So, basically, how do I set about planning a three pickup bass build?
I have, but what I think the problem is that it says for Fender pckups you have to switch a couple of the wires around, which may be the case for all other pickups.
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How would you rate your acoustic guitar skills? I'll try and suggest some stuff that might be suitable.



I'm trained mainly on electric, but could easily get a moderately hard acoustic piece down in six weeks.
1) On sunday I decided to initiate my plan of making my guitar sound more Br00talz by putting some new pickups in. I used a Dimarzio X2N for the bridge humbucker, DiMarzio Area '67 in the middle and a Seymour Duncan Hot Rails in the neck of my Yamaha Pacifica. I followed the wiring diagrams and the 2 DiMarzios sounded fine, but the Hot Rails had an overly trebly response and incredibly low output. I followed this diagram:
http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=3lil_hum_1v_2t_5w

2) My freind recently inherited a Yamaha Pacifica from his sister, but one the many problems with it was that the bridge, which had a whammy bar but now doesn't, is effectively floating, with no obvious way to get it back down. This is a problem because the Action is miles high as a result, so it's a bitch to play.

Thanks in advance for any help!
This is my situation:

Basically, for GCSE Music, for reasons that are unclear, I have to record a piece. It has to be of a Grade 5 standard or higher and completely solo, no accompniament. Apart from Guitar I play Piano and Double Bass, but am nowhere near a Grade 5 standard on either of them, so need a good guitar piece, regardless of genre, that is entirely solo to play in 6-7 weeks time. Can anyone help?
I've been in boarding school for almost two years... The first year sucks shit if you're anti-social. And if you've got any problems it amplifies them loads.
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Lol I'm going to make sure I burn as much electricity + oil as possible. I hate all of the global warming shit.



http://cei.org/hah2011

Imma do this tonight.
Chali 2na. Just because of how awesome his voice would be.
Stantler.

Either him or Tauros. Stantler because I like deer, Tauros because he will shit on you
Left Front - Ipod, Phone
Right Front - Wallet
Right Back - Misc. Papers
Left Back - Everything else I have on me at the time. Normally keys.

That's how I roll
My freind's seen Happy Gilmore so may times he can now actually recite perfectly about 90% of it. Which he does. Regularly.
Definetely Clementines. You get those little ones you can peel in ten seconds. Like an orange but more convinient.
1) I download music simply because it's generally much more avaliable, and easier/cost efficient than actually buying the CD, and because it's free.

2) Yes, sometimes because I just feel guilty about just getting it free, so I generally buy CD's just to be able to have the sleeve to put on my wall, and the physical representation of the album makes listening it feel better.

3) I prefer MP3, owing to the fact that it's more acceible when it's on an ipod or a computer. In my current situation (Boarding School) listening to a CD is something I can't actually, so I just have access to the MP3.

4) Yes. I wouldn't have half the music I do now if it wan't for downloading and file sharing. But I do know that if no-one ever gave me music, and I never torrented it, I would actually buy just slightly more music.
After a couple of days of forgetting about this I am finally starting to get down to this. Brought my freind something at the shop, something that I'd never do otherwise, made me feel kind of good about myself, went home with another freind, nothing of consequence happened though. Am planning on getting more into this tommorow though.........
Is it too late to join up?

If not then I'm down for doing it
S.R.V - Eric Johnson

L20
Basically, I have a couple of problems.

Song Problem 1: Next Sunday, I have to perform in a small concert to about 150 people, half of which I know and have high expectations of me, and I have to perform a three and a half minute piece for solo Electric Guitar and nothing else, as that's what the dude organising it said he wanted me to do. It's a week and a half away and I have basically nothing. I'm wondering how I can do a piece which is basically a 3 1/2 minute solo and still keep everyone totally engaged in the piece.

Song Problem 2: I have to write a piece for Guitar, piano/Ukele and voice in two and half week, as well as a cover for my battle of the bands heats in a three weeks, and am struggling to make it intersesting enough to perform, and also to find a cover that we can play.

I basically need advice on how to write an intersesting and engageing piece withj minimal instrumentation.

Thanks in Advance
I'm totally in
Looking at the CYOA in October, decided to get myself back into to Pokemon so downloaded Emerald on an Emulator and just reached Sootopolis City with this team:

Sealeo Level 37
Ice Ball
Ice Beam
Aurora Beam
Dive

Swampert Level 38
Surf
Rock Smash
Mud Shot
Water Gun

Manetric Level 38
Strength
Quick Attack
Spark
Thunder

Pelipper Level 38
Steel Wing
Water Gun
Surf
Fly

Kecleon Level 37
Dynamicpunch
Fire Blast
Shodaow Ball
Slash

Absol Level 37
Blizzard
Quick Attack
Hyper Beam
Bite

and on reserve I have

Lairon Level 35
Cut
Iron Tail
Secret Power
Earthquake

and

Torkoal Level 36
Fire Spin
Body Slam
Sludge Bomb
Flamethrower

So will that be enough for the last stretch of the game and should I keep working at those last two?
Eleven days til I get out of this freezing cold country and back to 24 degrees Celcius Hong Kong!!
Irn Bru and a card for my cousin