Your lastest musical-instrument acquisitions/cost

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Re: Your lastest musical-instrument acquisitions/cost

Postby No Way Out Records » Fri May 09, 2014 11:47 am

haha, J just got owned by a salesman...

It's like any store, buy the accessories cause that's where the profit margin lies.

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Re: Your lastest musical-instrument acquisitions/cost

Postby Agnes » Fri May 09, 2014 2:16 pm

slob wrote:
Agnes wrote:
Nathanael wrote:The best speaker cables are power chords.


Is this some sort of riddle?


Power cord..

A $20 heavy duty extension cord has 7.5mm^2 or copper/cable, those $750 cables have 1.65mm^2 Cu/cable....
Any potential improvements from this snake oil: "Purple Flare employs 14 silver-plated 99.9999% OFC solid-core conductors." will be swamped by the extension lead having 450% more conductor...

Great work sherlock. I was having a wee joke at his spelling of cord, suggesting it was perhaps some sort of play on words. But thanks for pointing out to me what he meant though.

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Re: Your lastest musical-instrument acquisitions/cost

Postby Lummoxgrinder » Fri May 09, 2014 10:15 pm

slob wrote:
Agnes wrote:
Nathanael wrote:The best speaker cables are power chords.


Is this some sort of riddle?


Power cord..

A $20 heavy duty extension cord has 7.5mm^2 or copper/cable, those $750 cables have 1.65mm^2 Cu/cable....
Any potential improvements from this snake oil: "Purple Flare employs 14 silver-plated 99.9999% OFC solid-core conductors." will be swamped by the extension lead having 450% more conductor...



Not sure where you got 7.5mm from?? 2.5mm flex is what they are. It also comes down to strand count. High End speaker cable has a Shit load more strands than standard flex. Which is more surface area inside the cable for current to travel down. There is a point where it gets ridiculous with buying cables I would sit in the middle somewhere.

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Re: Your lastest musical-instrument acquisitions/cost

Postby slob » Fri May 09, 2014 11:06 pm

Lummoxgrinder wrote:

Not sure where you got 7.5mm from?? 2.5mm flex is what they are. It also comes down to strand count. High End speaker cable has a Shit load more strands than standard flex. Which is more surface area inside the cable for current to travel down. There is a point where it gets ridiculous with buying cables I would sit in the middle somewhere.


3cores/cable x 2.45mm^2/core = 7.5/cable.

The norflex are 14 solid cores that add to 1.65mm^2/cable, compared with a few hundred for flex..
Still, even if the strand counts were reversed any skin effect would be swamped by the difference in cross section.

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Postby Lummoxgrinder » Sat May 10, 2014 1:30 pm

slob wrote:
Lummoxgrinder wrote:

Not sure where you got 7.5mm from?? 2.5mm flex is what they are. It also comes down to strand count. High End speaker cable has a Shit load more strands than standard flex. Which is more surface area inside the cable for current to travel down. There is a point where it gets ridiculous with buying cables I would sit in the middle somewhere.


3cores/cable x 2.45mm^2/core = 7.5/cable.

The norflex are 14 solid cores that add to 1.65mm^2/cable, compared with a few hundred for flex..
Still, even if the strand counts were reversed any skin effect would be swamped by the difference in cross section.


Oh so you're saying use 2 extension leads per speaker. Sure if you have the space I guess. I should get some 630mm flex cantols from work.

The funny thing is inside the amp itself it will be put together with no more than 1mm hookup wire from the poweramp stage to the posts where the speaker wire connects.

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Re: Your lastest musical-instrument acquisitions/cost

Postby Nathanael » Tue May 13, 2014 3:45 pm

Hahaha didn't see my typo. Nice one.

I think spending big cash on those small items for your stereo is pointless. If you were to use old power cables for speaker cable and spent what you would have saved on those purple thingos for some absorption/diffusion panels you will hear a much bigger difference.

It's like how people buy expensive IEC's that still plug into your normal mains.
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Re: Your lastest musical-instrument acquisitions/cost

Postby Nathanael » Thu May 15, 2014 2:54 am

Scored two tiny things recently

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The Orange is fantastic and sounds great mic'd up. The trem is to replace a busted Earthquaker devices trem for the time being and it is a surprising little guy. Nice range in the rate control, colour control is tame and the hard switch gets its close to the choppiness of the earthquaker pedal.
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Postby Skoll » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:02 am

This should be on the way to me this week.

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Postby No Way Out Records » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:04 am

what is it?

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Postby Skoll » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:19 am

No Way Out Records wrote:what is it?


Mid-late 1980's NJ Ironbird bass.

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Re: Your lastest musical-instrument acquisitions/cost

Postby blastman » Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:22 pm

In my latest musical project I'm going for the Entombed guitar sound so scored one of these cheap-as pedals:
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I picked up one of these for band practice (Cheap, nasty and loud!!!):
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Postby Dixon Cider A.C. » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:27 pm

Mean. Record a practice.

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Postby OnlyInTheMorning » Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:26 pm

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missus got me this from ishibashi for chrissy - goodbitch

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Re: Your lastest musical-instrument acquisitions/cost

Postby Nathanael » Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:38 pm

Hand made point to point overdrive. Sounds great.
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Scored these from a garage sale for $60 a piece
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Jay Turser Vox Phantom copy
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Postby Agnes » Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:28 pm

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Picked up a pair of these (Yamaha HS 50M) today for $320. Stoked.

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Re: Your lastest musical-instrument acquisitions/cost

Postby Doombringer » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:05 am

Ha ha, nice score bro!

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Postby Agnes » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:17 am

Yeah! Bout time I stopped mixing on headphones!

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Postby Drax » Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:12 pm

Is that for cranking sick wobs @ the beach Agnes?

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Postby Nathanael » Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:12 pm

Fuck that's a mean score!
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Re: Your lastest musical-instrument acquisitions/cost

Postby Green Bastard » Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:55 pm

Got this fucker a couple of weeks ago - 1980 Yamaha SG2000, heavy as fuck, all original, MIJ Neck thru with Brass "sustain block" under the bridge in case it didnt have enough already.
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Group shot with my other Fixed Bridge guitars
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And just grabbed this today - Black Arts Toneworks Oath. No knobs round here.
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I can't wait to start hammering people!

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Re: Your lastest musical-instrument acquisitions/cost

Postby Sasquatch » Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:34 pm

Murray you beast, sick SG2000!
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Re: Your lastest musical-instrument acquisitions/cost

Postby Agnes » Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:12 pm

Pretty chur bro.

Just bought a pair of these to turn my Holden 50W combo into a bedroom beast:

THD-YJSD
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Probably the last big musical investment I'll make now the leaving work final payout is dwindling.
Worth it as though, smooth creamy od where it used to be crystal clean unless deafeningly loud.

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Re: Your lastest musical-instrument acquisitions/cost

Postby dave-brown » Mon May 02, 2016 1:13 am

Guitarist in my band bought this Peavey the other day, its quite nice, but he kept harping on about it, and refused to turn it down to a reasonable sound level during practice, so we tag teamed it when he left the room. he got punk'ed

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Postby PertHJ » Mon May 02, 2016 1:59 am

Jokes on you it's not an Ashton - still he must be pretty peeved

ps. Good work on posting an image!
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Postby Drax » Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:40 pm

Isn't the Peavey in the background? You teabagged the wrong amp!

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Postby yossarian » Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:00 pm

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Postby Drax » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:04 am

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Postby Sam Deformed » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:14 pm

Awful photo but I got this Airline Eastwood 2P for 1KNZD from the states. Borrowing the KORG Volca Beats gadgetry and also not pictured is a fun little pocket operator I got for xmas made by Cheap Monday/Teenage Engineering. It's a programmable rhythm synthesizer. Much fun.
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^^I got the green one.

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Postby Drax » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:38 pm

My current whip. Stringless tonight while I was replacing/changing a couple things. I'm gonna try out some chunkier strings on this thing soon and hopefully get more rark. Not my dream guitar but it's pretty fucking dope for an unexpected birthday present from a good friend. I think I'll be getting a lot of use out of this cunt.

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