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Re: Random Daily, Personal Adventures and Stuff
« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2017, 10:29:06 AM »
     Why.......?

I'm going to give you a serious answer. Two reasons -

1) You explained that you had approached an amp builder with some specific ideas for a design that he wasn't especially known for. And you mentioned that if all went well, you would have a fair idea of what your next amp design will be. That alone was interesting to me, because although many of the details you spoke of were way over my head I enjoyed hearing about the process, the method behind the thinking that went in to your idea and how you imparted that to the builder.
Then you posted more details, this time concerning problems you were having and how you couldn't just take it to some local dude to try and fix. Finally, the cliffhanger was that you were waiting for the builder to get back to you. And that was it. Ah, and at one point you posted a cool old black and white photo.  8)

2) Because generally speaking, I'm interested in more than only what is currently happening in my own small world. :)

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Re: Random Daily, Personal Adventures and Stuff
« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2017, 11:54:45 AM »
     
I'm going to give you a serious answer.


     You lost me.

     I did ask the builder if he had anything I could take to the tech and he said he'd look for it, but he's probably busy and I don't want to pester him about it.

     I originally thought the hifi-ish driver/inverter stage might have a role but now I see that was kind of a dumb idea, now I have a much better view of the problem. The hum is coming from somewhere between the input and the volume control which is early in the circuit, because the volume controls the hum level and there's none at all with the volume off. That narrows it down considerably. The tone control not working comes from having the wrong cap values on the treble pot. Actually it is working but an octave too high, a tone control for dogs!

     There probably shouldn't be an Amp IV or a Bonamassa Firebird. I live in a fairly small apartment.

      A funny thing occurred to me, one of my amps has a Fender/Marshall tone stack with typical interaction as the bass and treble controls change the mids, one with the Vox top boost stack that interacts in weirdly unpredictable ways until you learn how it works, and the Ampeg style where the mids are mostly unaffected by the adjustments just like a hifi.
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Re: Random Daily, Personal Adventures and Stuff
« Reply #42 on: June 15, 2017, 12:03:55 PM »
     
     You lost me.

     I did ask the builder if he had anything I could take to the tech and he said he'd look for it, but he's probably busy and I don't want to pester him about it.

     I originally thought the hifi-ish driver/inverter stage might have a role but now I see that was kind of a dumb idea, now I have a much better view of the problem. The hum is coming from somewhere between the input and the volume control which is early in the circuit, because the volume controls the hum level and there's none at all with the volume off. That narrows it down considerably. The tone control not working comes from having the wrong cap values on the treble pot. Actually it is working but an octave too high, a tone control for dogs!

     There probably shouldn't be an Amp IV or a Bonamassa Firebird. I live in a fairly small apartment.

      A funny thing occurred to me, one of my amps has a Fender/Marshall tone stack with typical interaction as the bass and treble controls change the mids, one with the Vox top boost stack that interacts in weirdly unpredictable ways until you learn how it works, and the Ampeg style where the mids are mostly unafftected by the adjustments just like a hifi.

Because it's interesting. And if you're still lost after me saying that, well, better call a professional search party in. ;D
Thanks for the update. :)
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Re: Random Daily, Personal Adventures and Stuff
« Reply #43 on: June 15, 2017, 12:14:49 PM »
     The other day the Cowcat carried a baby bunny into our yard, probably to play with it and then kill it. I alerted the Spy Novel Queen, the Cowcat's spiritual adviser, and she ran downstairs and performed an intervention while I watched from my perch at the front window. You should have seen that baby bunny take off! It hid under a car and was later nowhere to be found. I think it escaped.
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Re: Random Daily, Personal Adventures and Stuff
« Reply #44 on: June 15, 2017, 12:24:54 PM »
     The other day the Cowcat carried a baby bunny into our yard, probably to play with it and then kill it. I alerted the Spy Novel Queen, the Cowcat's spiritual adviser, and she ran downstairs and performed an intervention while I watched from my perch at the front window. You should have seen that baby bunny take off! It hid under a car and was later nowhere to be found. I think it escaped.

See, that's not interesting. That's just BS. ;D
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Re: Random Daily, Personal Adventures and Stuff
« Reply #45 on: June 15, 2017, 05:13:30 PM »
I am going down to Geelong today (about an hour out of Melbourne) for the next performance of The Creation. Never been to this hall before, should be fun!

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Re: Random Daily, Personal Adventures and Stuff
« Reply #46 on: June 15, 2017, 06:06:48 PM »
Good luck, have fun!  :D


(btw, I have a approx 9 hour bus drive next week  ??? , cause I'm going back up to my parents again for a few weeks)
Curiously, where do you live in relation to Wellington?

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« Reply #47 on: June 15, 2017, 10:28:40 PM »
Finally finished a research article on which I have been working since January. Nothing really big, but hey, as the saying goes, something is... well, just something  :D :-\ $:)

Now the circus of sending it to 445686644 different journals until the editor in one of them, by god's grace, falls asleep in his chair and thus forgets to throw my draft to the nay box. Result: article being published  :laugh:

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Re: Random Daily, Personal Adventures and Stuff
« Reply #48 on: June 16, 2017, 01:25:14 AM »
^ those sound like good odds.  ;D In any case, congrats.



I've just selected what I'm wearing for my date today. It's a Henley T-shirt and it's of the fitted variety in an attempt to make my v-taper more of a V-taper - because my ageing carcass needs all the help it can get.  :laugh:
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« Reply #49 on: June 16, 2017, 04:15:20 AM »
Finally finished a research article on which I have been working since January. Nothing really big, but hey, as the saying goes, something is... well, just something  :D :-\ $:)

Now the circus of sending it to 445686644 different journals until the editor in one of them, by god's grace, falls asleep in his chair and thus forgets to throw my draft to the nay box. Result: article being published  :laugh:
I'm happy for you! Best of luck with publication! :)

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Re: Random Daily, Personal Adventures and Stuff
« Reply #50 on: June 18, 2017, 05:10:52 AM »
It's Fathers Day. I'm not a father but I got a Fathers Day card. Which is nice. (as is the Amazon voucher ☺️ )
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Re: Random Daily, Personal Adventures and Stuff
« Reply #51 on: June 18, 2017, 05:18:51 AM »
I'm considering staying up all night because it's gonna be a fucking loooong bus ride, plus at least I wouldn't risk being late for the bus  ;)

How many hours will you be on the bus?
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Re: Random Daily, Personal Adventures and Stuff
« Reply #52 on: June 18, 2017, 05:40:07 AM »
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." - Confucius

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« Reply #53 on: June 18, 2017, 05:42:34 AM »
Yeah, that's why I was asking. Although I thought he was from NZ. 
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« Reply #54 on: June 18, 2017, 05:44:16 AM »
Yeah, that's why I was asking. Although I thought he was from NZ.
Oh yeah, you might be right.  :-[ I can't remember everything about all these refugees.  :laugh:
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« Reply #55 on: June 18, 2017, 05:49:46 AM »
Oh yeah, you might be right.  :-[ I can't remember everything about all these refugees.  :laugh:

Wait until you're my age and see how confusing it (or even everything) gets then.  :laugh:
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Re: Random Daily, Personal Adventures and Stuff
« Reply #56 on: June 18, 2017, 05:52:13 AM »
It's both, Aussie living in NZ   :P

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Re: Random Daily, Personal Adventures and Stuff
« Reply #57 on: June 18, 2017, 05:59:12 AM »
It's both, Aussie living in NZ   :P

That's just unnecessarily confusing. Why can't everyone just come from the same place? And stay there.
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Re: Random Daily, Personal Adventures and Stuff
« Reply #58 on: June 18, 2017, 06:06:31 AM »
But yeah, I'm staying up all night (it's almost 2am in the morning already).

Watching movies, then reading and writing shit when my computer starts to heat up  :laugh:


Lots of munchies too  >:D

See, I had you figured more of a Dennis Lillee than a Richard Hadlee. Huh.

Anyway, give us an idea of the journey time so I can sneer and call you weak. ;D
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Re: Random Daily, Personal Adventures and Stuff
« Reply #59 on: June 18, 2017, 07:05:12 AM »
I don't do sports.................... :laugh:


Travel time, around 12 hours, NO SHIT, I am serious  :-[

:o

And somewhere within those 12 hours you'll have stuff like a sugar crash and caffeine withdrawl to deal with and perhaps worse...a seat next to someone who doesn't like Twin Peaks.  ???
Ah, you'll be fine, because although you're not a Dennis Lillee at least you're not a whinging pom.  :laugh:




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