Recent content by pcutt

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    Which Songs Do You Feel Would Make a Great Punk Song?

    The Knife by Genesis. You could trim it down to make a punk version, but it would also make a great metal tune.
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    Iron Man vs Crazy Train

    Do you know of any covers that changed things to the way you envision? It would be interesting to hear a different flavor of this song!
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    Greatest Bands that Performed Without Tracks

    Elvis Chuck Berry Little Richard I never got to see them live but from the videos of their concerts, they were astounding!
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    Neural network guitar modeller, open source, SmartGuitarAmp

    I'm interested in open source AI approaches to amp modeling, so this is great info. If there are any others pls share. Thanks!
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    Sly and the Family Stone, one of the best bands ever.

    Yes, and regarding the idea that Sly "paved the way" for Prince and others, I flip it around and use the old phrase of "standing on the shoulders of giants."
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    How Do You Use the Word "Collection" for Your Guitars/Amps?

    How do you use the term "collection" when you talk about your guitars or amps? Do you use it as a synonym for the much-derided terms harem and quiver and as a shortcut for the cumbersome phrase "all those guitars/amps I own?" Or, do you consciously acquire certain makes and models in the same...
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    Is anyone here still listening to the 80s Shrapnel releases?

    I'd like to see a cover band or project play these songs mentioned, and more, live. Maybe there'd be a theme like playing the entire Fretboard Frenzy album, or maybe just the players' faves, but either way, I'd be happy. Here's one of my faves that hasn't been mentioned yet:
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    TGP Amp 'Darlings' over the years?

    This gem was the topic of much discussion in the 2002-5 timeframe: Gjika
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    Another Floyd Poll: End The Set with Run Like Hell or Comfortably Numb?

    FenderJapan, where is your band going to play (once the lockdown is over, of course). I sure hope it's in northern or central California!
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    Electric Surf, Tiki, and Spaghetti Western music

    Since I'm not too familiar with the genre, are there any great Spaghetti western songs NOT written by Morriconi?
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    When people tell me that unique musical geniuses don’t exist...

    The most popular argument against musical geniuses that I hear is that one merely needs to spend 10,000 hours practicing. I wonder how little Mozart and Stevie Wonder got to where they were?
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    Chris Squire's Influences

    Recently I've been re-listening to a lot of early 70s prog and spending quality time with my favorite Yes albums (Yes Album, Fragile, Close to the Edge) and am impressed with Chris Squire's technique and musicality. Other contemporary prog bass players didn't have the same approach at all...
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    My FM3-based combo amp

    I see your use case; good point. I'm considering a related project but mine is a head box to accompany existing 1x12 cabs (I have two - Mesa Thiele and Bogner Cube). Right now I'm in the concept stage for an FM3 or Quad Cortex and am looking at amps. How do you like the PS 170 for this...
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    My FM3-based combo amp

    I wondered about that, too, and I figured some gasketing would take care of it, though.
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    My FM3-based combo amp

    Great idea and implementation! Did you consider using a hinged clamshell top with a couple of flush latches? I figure it would be quicker to open her up to get to the gear inside.