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  1. Out of curiosity, is there an easy way to compile the 10 or so busiest days ever? I know I did over 1,000 posts just by myself back on December 11 when the 100k thread hit its goal. I would be interested to know what the total for that day was. 

    That said, for the sake of context, we were 5-8 at that point and coming off the shutout in Denver so there probably wasn't much else going on besides the usual doom-and-gloom and "where we gonna draft" posts which follow a later-season loss. 

  2. I always end up drinking on the nights we turn the clocks back, because I feel like that extra hour of sleep will prevent the hangover. It never does, but that doesn't stop my flawless reasoning. 

    On another note, it sucks ass to go to work in total darkness during the winter, then have it be dark again when you go home. DST takes a little bit of the edge off of that vampire feeling, so I am a fan. 

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  3. 11 hours ago, SenorGato said:





    You decide!

    In this case, Maggie. 

    I am really not a fan of that super-short hair look on most women. There are a few exceptions (Halle Berry comes to mind), but in my opinion it just doesn't look right on the majority of females. Call me old-fashioned, but I can't wait for the pixie-hair trend to die out. 

    Cases in point: 

    Emma looks 12 years old.


    And Scarlett looks like Chris Isaak in drag. 



  4. 20 hours ago, Larz said:


    So this popped up in my Google feed today 

    It's sublime perfection 

    Okay, I was only going to watch a few minutes of this but I ended up sitting through the whole thing. Funny stuff, and a lot of good points made. 

    It warms my heart to see a video like this, with people of all races, creeds, colors and sexes uniting in their hatred for Episode VIII. 

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  5. 4 hours ago, The Crimson King said:

    NAMM 2018: Jared Dines and Ormsby have created an 18-string djent monstrosity


    NAMM 2018: Australian luthier Perry Ormsby and YouTube personality Jared Dines have teamed-up to celebrate 2018 by creating this frankly offensive 18-string multiscale signature guitar, dubbed the DJENT2018.



    The body is made from Tasmanian blackwood and features a stone top - yep, you read that right - while the African ebony fretboard has been inlaid with stones and shells and Jared Dines' logo portrait. The neck is a nine-piece construction of mahogany, Tasmanian blackwood and ebony and is reinforced with carbon alongside three truss rods. 





    That's... that's a little overboard. 


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  6. 1 hour ago, The Crimson King said:

    ZYLIA Portable Recording Studio



    What if... you could record your whole band at once, anywhere... with just one single microphone and then mix your songs afterwards - with the flexibility of a multi-track recording setup!

    ZYLIA is the world’s first Portable Recording Studio that allows you to record entire sound scenes with only one microphone and then separate the individual sound sources from the recording. By combining advanced digital signal processing algorithms and microphone array technology we have created a truly unique and innovative product.  





    • Multi-track record your whole band with one-mic-only!
    • Separate individual instrument tracks from your recordings
    • Easily mix your tracks in ZYLIA Studio or export to DAW


    I'm getting a headache trying to figure out how this works. A bunch of crossover circuits maybe? If it does work, it would be a great tool to have. Also good for making bootleg albums :) 


    Dafuq is this thing? Looks like it's a sh*tload of unidirectional mics all working together somehow. I don't get how it would separate say, certain bass frequencies and a kick drum, or discern between similar guitars. 

    I am intrigued, though. I want one. If it works like they say it does it would be amazing to have. 

    *Passes hat around*

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  7. 11 hours ago, the Claw said:

    I couldn’t believe it either. I’ve always loved his style, but he was a very difficult guy to work with. Threatened to pull his sponsorship if his guitars were placed after Chet Atkins models in the 2008 catalog. We had to appease him by putting his likeness on nearly every page in that catalog. It was very strange and disappointing. Total diva. He was really the only one. Everyone else that I worked with were laid back and kind. I got to take apart Tim Armstrong’s (Rancid) old 70’s Country Club to get specs for his Signature model. Super cool guy.


    Woah, that's awesome. I have loved Rancid & Operation Ivy ever since I was a kid. Matt Freeman was one of the main reasons I first picked up a bass. 


  8. 2 hours ago, the Claw said:

    Working for Gretsch was... interesting. I’m a luthier by trade, but I thought I’d try my hand at a “real job” so I went to work for them in Scottsdale. I was in Marketing working under Joe Carducci. Met a lot of cool people (Billy Gibbons, Steve Howe) and a lot of not cool people (Brian Setzer) and did some interesting things, but that job bled me dry. I honestly don’t know how people work in a cubicle all day. I went crazy. For someone a little more inclined toward spreadsheets and being a human resource, it would have been great. I’m living in Chicago right now doing guitar repair and playing music for a living. Way more my speed.

    Setzer is a dick? He seems like he would be a nice enough guy, but then again I know a lot of people who are real assholes when they think no one is watching. 

    I'm only a couple hours away from Chicago; I'll come watch you play sometime. 

  9. 15 hours ago, munchmemory said:

    Nick is such a phenomenal player.  If you can only listen to a bit.  Head on towards the end (+/- 3:40 to end). Such powerful, lyrical playing. This was a highlight when I checked out the NAMM performances last year.

    People like this remind me of what a sh*tty guitar player I am. Makes me want to put my Strat down and go find a new hobby, like knitting. 

    Then again, if I did take up knitting, I'd probably find some videos on YouTube about some old lady who is bad ass at knitting and makes my knitting look like sh*t. 

    Oh well. I guess I'll just try to enjoy sucking at guitar. 

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  10. 13 hours ago, HighPitch said:

    About 5 years ago i went into a pawn shop. Up on the wall they just put out a vintage bc rich bich in natural. It was 1800, but there was a sale. $1200! 

    I went to see the serial numbers to date it, but strangely it said "anaheim 1979"

    I couldnt figure this out so i went home to google it. Suddenly, i remembered the namm show was in anaheim.

    I found the famous designers (name escapes me now) email. Shot an email and pic and he responded within an hour confirming that this was the 1979 bc rich bich top of the line show guitar. 

    I went back right away and it was gone. 

    1200 bucks....... One of a kind. Could have been worth 5 to 10k wahhhhhhh

    I would like to know how in the world that ended up in a pawn shop. Whoever pawned it must not have known what they had. Or maybe it was stolen. 

  11. 20 hours ago, CTM said:

    anyone know about this monster hunter thing?  Seems to have some buzz

    Somehow I've never played the series even though it seems like it would be right up my alley. I usually love fantasy/RPG type stuff. I guess i thought it would be like Pokemon or something. The new one coming out in a couple weeks looks pretty cool; I think I'll pick it up. 


  12. Ugh. I just saw this today. We've probably got at least two Kreider-less months ahead. 

    Nine days after being diagnosed with a blood clot in his right arm, the Rangers announced Friday that left wing Chris Kreider will undergo a rib resection surgery to address the issue. Kreider remains out indefinitely. He was not having the surgery Friday.

    Kreider was removed from a Dec. 27 game against the Capitals after the first period when the swelling and discomfort he began feeling before the game worsened. He was immediately taken to a hospital, where the clot was diagnosed.

    The 26-year-old has 11 goals and 11 assists in 37 games after leading the team last season with 28 goals.

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