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glocke
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Username: glocke

Post Number: 900
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 7:26 pm:   Edit Post

Wow...Not music related, but I can't believe I heard one of our allies utter those words:

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/social.media/08/11/london.riots.social.media/index.html?hpt=hp_c2
terryc
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 1661
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 - 2:40 am:   Edit Post

Blame culture I call it, our politicians way of getting out of it as they always do.
Did they ban morse code when the two world wars were on??
Of the millions of people who use, Facebook, Twitter, Blackberry this is a snall minority who have created a monster who are penalising the rest of us.
Anyway it is a big subject which may become out of hand so I am calling it a day on this subject
benson_murrensun
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Username: benson_murrensun

Post Number: 502
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 12:37 pm:   Edit Post

"The free flow of information can sometimes be a problem." Yes, it can. And that's a price of freedom.
"They that can give up essential liberty to
obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin
"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it." - Thomas Paine
tubeperson
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Username: tubeperson

Post Number: 189
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 12:55 pm:   Edit Post

The problem are those who choose violence for no good reason other than to feel powerful. There are protesters who may have legitimate gripes, put there seem to be a large amount of punks whoi have a priviledged life in comparison. Values do count, not only when it is convenient. What amazaes me is how many who have enjoyed free speech to their benefit but seek to limit others from having it i.e. John Kerry recently.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10345
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 3:36 pm:   Edit Post

I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of our posting guidelines, which can be found here.
tncaveman
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Username: tncaveman

Post Number: 27
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 3:56 pm:   Edit Post

Posting plans for violence, vandalism, etc is evidence. I kind of think it would be stupid to use message boards, Twitter, Facebook, e-mail, etc to plan criminal activity. Expressing your opinion is one thing.....

Steve
terryc
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 1665
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, August 19, 2011 - 3:46 am:   Edit Post

Dave..thanks for the reminder..I think we should keep it to basses, amps, setups and music.
I have been repremanded in the past for my own stupidity!!!
Of course motorcycles and other self indulgent pastimes should be discussed freely as well
cozmik_cowboy
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Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1050
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Friday, August 19, 2011 - 6:43 am:   Edit Post

I'm offended, Terry! Modders, I propose the guidelines include something about leaving out guitars :-)

Peter
terryc
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 1666
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, August 19, 2011 - 12:43 pm:   Edit Post

S**t..apologies cozmik..I forgot about the guitarists!!!!!!
Dear me..hang me out to dry....
pauldo
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Username: pauldo

Post Number: 663
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Friday, August 19, 2011 - 4:33 pm:   Edit Post

I'm with Terry - motorcycles . . . however I usually get my fix at the XJBikes site. It's community has a similar cool vibe like here at Alembic. :-)

(Message edited by pauldo on August 19, 2011)
benson_murrensun
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Username: benson_murrensun

Post Number: 513
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Monday, August 22, 2011 - 10:07 am:   Edit Post

+1 for motorcycles! This is one of mine (and it's for sale).

Talk about hijacking a thread... oh well, bikes are more fun than politics!
811952
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Username: 811952

Post Number: 1988
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, August 22, 2011 - 10:17 am:   Edit Post

My kind of 2-wheel fun..



John
jcdlc72
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Username: jcdlc72

Post Number: 108
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Monday, August 22, 2011 - 9:06 pm:   Edit Post

Now MY kind of 2-wheel fun.. work... and anything else!
(af the hijack continues... for a little bit of humor!)

2 wheel fun
tubeperson
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Username: tubeperson

Post Number: 194
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 6:01 am:   Edit Post

Reel to Reel (Reel to Real) - Analogue rules! Tell me more tell me more!
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2006
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 7:14 am:   Edit Post

I own a LARGE fleet of AMPEX ,MCI,OTARI and STUDER machines for my Analogue to Digital Transfers .

Here is a useful site ! Enjoy !!!!!!!!
http://www.analogrules.com/
tubeperson
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Username: tubeperson

Post Number: 195
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 7:31 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Sonicus, as always great and useful information provided!
terryc
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 1671
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 8:32 am:   Edit Post

This is my tool for two wheel fun
fireblade
benson_murrensun
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Username: benson_murrensun

Post Number: 514
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 11:31 am:   Edit Post

Nice wheel-to-wheel machine, there, Terry! Unfortunately, due to a serious back injury, merely looking at the ergos on that makes me have back spasms. I have to have a bike that has handlebars significantly higher than the seat!
terryc
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 1672
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 11:44 am:   Edit Post

benson..yep I am that age where I have to get off it after about an hour as my hips, back and knees seize up like an old lock!
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2007
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 12:06 pm:   Edit Post

I have a long torso and not such long legs so I like low drag bars with short 4" pull back risers on my 81 HD FXS . It helps me stretch my back with mid-shift foot controls. I like the balance that I get for cornering that way.
benson_murrensun
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Username: benson_murrensun

Post Number: 515
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 12:36 pm:   Edit Post

One of my bikes is a Buell S3T Thunderbolt "TOURING". What a joke to call it a "Touring" bike! The handlebars are about 1 inch higher than the regular S3, and it came with hard bags, so I guess that's the rationalization. I can't ride it for more than an hour, tops. But it sure is fun! I rode it 450 miles in one day - once. It was a Flexiril night, for sure. Never again. Does this look like a touring bike to you?
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2009
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 12:59 pm:   Edit Post

I agree with you! Sport Bike features for sure.
cozmik_cowboy
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Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1054
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 2:46 pm:   Edit Post

I can't tell for sure from the picture, but if the pegs on that Buell are where I think they are, it's on the verge of leaving "sport bike" and entering "repli-racer" territory. Very nice, but not the ergonomics I prefer, and certainly not my idea of a touring stance!

Peter
terryc
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 1673
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 3:18 pm:   Edit Post

Looks like a sports/flat tracker to me, certainly not the relaxing tourer!
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2011
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 4:39 pm:   Edit Post

My 81 HD FXS

81fxs
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2012
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 5:03 pm:   Edit Post

More wheels
AMPEX AG440B FULL  TRACKSTUDER B67
benson_murrensun
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Username: benson_murrensun

Post Number: 517
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 9:23 am:   Edit Post

An impressive collection of wheels, of one type or another.
Sonicus, your Shovel is too clean! (Nice bike!)
The Buell does have high footpegs, and in fact, my legs are the first thing to suffer from longer rides. But I am going to put up with it because the bike is ultra-responsive and satisfying to ride (on shorter rides, that is). It goes, stops and turns RIGHT NOW! Plus it sounds really fine. The original muffler bit the dust; and rather than source an original, which would cost many dollars, I just put on a Cherry Bomb (remember those?). It is obno loud... but what a sound it is!
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2015
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 10:22 am:   Edit Post

Ben , Thanks , the 81 Shovel went through its current state of existence in 1996 as a custom project for me . I decided to keep the foot controls mid-shift rather then forward controls when I realized that I liked the mid-shift. I had had forward controls on my previous Shovel ,a 72 FLH . This one as you can see has the FLH front end with an old Hydra-Glide headlight. The exhaust system in a Thunderheader which has a slight performance gain and a nice sound as well. For a cam I used a Sifton 468s with solid lifters and roller rocker arms. Displacement remains stock @1340CC / 80" . The heads have been ported and polished by Hannans Machine shop. The solid mount gas tanks were converted to rubber mount flat side. It has a spin off oil filter a primary chain tensioner a high output alternator a DYNA S ignition and a few other improvements over stock. A a slightly refined Shovel !

As far as the tape machines , these 2 represent 2 of a few more that I use to do analogue to digital transfers . I could write pages and pages about many of my tape machines _______________ LIke the AMPEX AG440C half inch with DC servo capstan and VS-10 speed control ___YUMMY !!!!!!!!!! LOL !

Wolf
dfung60
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Username: dfung60

Post Number: 510
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 10:53 am:   Edit Post

This is one fun hijack thread...

Sonicus, what an awesome collection of gear! I love the smell of a Studer recorder. It must be the oil they used. And Ampex 456 has a very memorable smell when you shuttle it around, too. Pro Tools just smells like a dumb computer!

David Fung
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2016
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 11:50 am:   Edit Post

HI, David, yes hijacked , I now am guilty as well.I followed and then temptation took it's course and this time the results have turned from frowns to smiles which in my estimation in not such a bad thing. Studer Capstan oil PDP65 is what you might be referring to; http://freeloverecords.co.uk/pdp65.htm

Most of the old AMPEX 456 now suffers from deterioration such as " Sticky Shed Syndrome" sometimes requiring it to be be baked before it can be transferred . The smells of things like an Alembic Bass that has had the finger board freshly renewed with lemon oil will always be part of a visceral enjoyment of my attention to detail for things that are of great importance to me. Smells are so much part of our cognitional mechanisms ,thanks for reminding me of such aspects of daily life, it's nice to stop for a moment and realize it.

Wolf
terryc
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 1677
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 12:06 pm:   Edit Post

I have an old Akai 4000DS Mk II which still works, a historic fact is that Roger Waters demo'ed parts of 'Dark Side of the Moon' on one.
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 2992
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2011 - 5:46 am:   Edit Post

My wheels as of 2 weeks ago...
midget

Graeme
terryc
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 1680
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2011 - 6:50 am:   Edit Post

Got the base coat on eventually eh Jacko??
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 2993
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2011 - 6:58 am:   Edit Post

That's the filler primer terry. The car's on it's side at the minute as I've just sprayed stonechip , primed that and sprayed the silver basecoat. I'm off to the Isle of Mull this weekend to play at a wedding so I'm hoping to get the red and clear sprayed underneath on friday. Still a ways to go yet but there's almost a faint glow at the end of the tunnel.
Here's a pic I took yesterday of the underside..
underside in silver basecoat

graeme
terryc
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 1682
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2011 - 7:03 am:   Edit Post

getting there eh?
Anyway have a good gig
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 297
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 1:59 am:   Edit Post

"Smells are so much part of our cognitional mechanisms ,thanks for reminding me of such aspects of daily life, it's nice to stop for a moment and realize it." I love the way smells trigger nostalgic memories! Sometimes you just have to stop & smell the capstan oil, right Wolf?!! Although for me it would be Teac Head & Pinch Roller Cleaner. The first sound man I ever worked with was big into recording & he used the Teac cleaners like cologne! David, my Pro Tools smells like whatever candle my wife is burning at the time! I agree PT doesn't have the same "WOW" factor that the first Ampex deck with 2" tape had on me as a 17 year old seeing a real recording studio for the first time, but it's hard to argue with the results you can get in your bedroom with a Mac or PC & Pro Tools! I just got Pro Tools 9 last month & am blown away by what you can do with it!
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2020
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 3:00 am:   Edit Post

Hello Rusty . I remember that "Teac Head & Pinch Roller Cleaner" It really did have a unique smell to it !
TEAC= Tokyo Electro-Acoustic Company
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 2852
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 8:08 am:   Edit Post

Hm - that smell may not be beneficial to your health, remember sniffing glue? (You
might not remember.)

Anyone remember reading Proust?
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2021
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 9:29 am:   Edit Post

By no means did I ever sniff that stuff or any such practice ! LOL ! I now advocate the use of Isopropyl Alcohol 99% -91% for audio tape head cleaning . The Alcohol should not be used on the pinch roller or rubber parts The pinch roller can be cleaned carefully with plain old dish soap keeping in mind to make sure it's all completely dry including the bushing/bearings. Demagnetize the tape path first ! clean and demagnetize again .

Happy demagnetizing for; _____________
Sonic Regards !
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 300
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 3:27 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Wolf...I did not know what TEAC stood for....thanks! My wife used to complain when I cleaned the heads & rollers on my cassette deck, she hated the smell of the roller cleaner!
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2023
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 7:22 pm:   Edit Post

Rusty, as I remember that roller cleaner, it had a blue color . It really was strong smelling and it lingered in the air for a while.
rustyg61
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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 302
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 9:32 pm:   Edit Post

Wolf, you are correct! The head cleaner came in a red label can & the roller cleaner was in a blue label can. I think I may still have some at home somewhere! I haven't used my cassette deck in several years, so no need to clean it! The roller cleaner also had a conditioner in it to keep the rubber soft & prevent cracking, so it probably had some petroleum distillates in it which gave it the smell.
bigredbass
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Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 1762
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 10:24 am:   Edit Post

Well, since this thread is all over the place . . .

http://www.bikeexif.com/

Two-wheeled eye candy, never a bad thing.

J o e y
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 2994
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, August 29, 2011 - 9:44 am:   Edit Post

Mate of mine in birmingham had a duke 900 supersport that I always thought was very special. Then he got me to drive him down to Tewkesbury to look at a new bike he was wanting to buy. My jaw hit the deck when the owner rolled a gleaming red Moto Guzzi le mans out of his garage. Two wheel eye candy indeed.
Speaking of candy I've just finished painting the underside of my car. 3 coats of red and 3 coats of clear...

red

More eye candy. My mate John turned up today in his model B roadster...

badgersb

Graeme
benson_murrensun
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Username: benson_murrensun

Post Number: 528
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 10:36 am:   Edit Post

Eye candy, indeed! Tape machines, bikes, cars, where will it end? I will say that this particular "free flow of information" is not a real problem anymore!
terryc
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Username: terryc

Post Number: 1690
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Thursday, September 01, 2011 - 10:01 am:   Edit Post

Oh the Zed900 on bigred's link is the dogs bollocks!!!
I always wanted one back in the 70's but was just too young and not enough money..what does an original spec one go for now...10 to 20K maybe more!!!(USA guys converts please)

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