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What have I been doing or saying around the intertubes? Nothing interesting mind you but, it is nearly all here.

Also, you may see some things listed here multiple times do to my cross-posting via my various online identites.

Latest online activities:

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/u/jpope777 on @NHLonNBCSports just deleted this tweet.

But, NBC stands for National Blackhawks Channel. This doesn't compute...

by /u/jpope777 at April 23, 2017 12:48 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 4.22.2017 - WCQF Game 5 - BLUES LEAD 3-1 - OH SHIT I FORGOT TO POST THIS /// LIVE EDITION: St. Louis Blues @ Minnesota Mild (2:00 p.m.)

At the same time, decapitate does refer to the head, dude saying 'decapitates Jake Allen's head' was kinda redundant. Idiot announcers...

by /u/jpope777 at April 22, 2017 07:52 PM

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/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 4.19.2017 / WCQF Game 4 / BLUES LEAD 3-0 / CLOSE 'EM OUT EDITION / Minnesota Mild @ St. Louis Blues (8:30 p.m.)

Gnome? eww, I'd rather follow the shithawks. ;)

Actually, I'm running Plank dock on the left hand side. But in all honesty, Gnome isn't nearly as bad as Unity. I could just never get into that desktop at all...

by /u/jpope777 at April 20, 2017 04:07 AM

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Alert to podmins running older versions

Alert to podmins running older versions

If you are running a version of diaspora*'s software earlier than v0.6.3.0, please read the following important notice:

Our next major version, 0.7.0.0, will include our new federation protocol. This will greatly improve federation in the network and beyond. However, its introduction will break communication with pods running older software.

Full forward-compatibility with the new protocol was introduced in 0.6.3.0. If you are running any version older than this, please update to the latest version to make sure your pod will still be a full part of the network when v0.7.0.0 is released.

Updating is simple and will only take a few minutes. If you are updating from 0.5.x or earlier, there are extra steps; instructions can be found in our wiki.

You can read the full message about this change in this post.

#diaspora #software #update #federation #notice #announcement

April 19, 2017 10:03 PM

Since I was outside making coffee, I figured I should grill myself ...

Since I was outside making coffee, I figured I should grill myself an early lunch... Eggs, pork chops and cheese.

April 19, 2017 08:04 PM

Going camping with the Cub Scouts this weekend, testing my portable...

Going camping with the Cub Scouts this weekend, testing my portable #coffee making setup...

April 19, 2017 03:56 PM

I don't have a problem with caffeine. I have a problem without caff...

I don't have a problem with caffeine. I have a problem without caffeine.

#coffee

April 19, 2017 01:56 PM

Not that I need another project guitar right now... Went over to a ...

Not that I need another project guitar right now...
Went over to a buddy's house last night and he passed along this project guitar he had sitting in the closet. Not sure what brand it is but, the neck sitting on it isn't the original one. Do have EMG pickups (81 and 85) to put in it and a set of Grover tuners.
#guitar #projectguitar

April 19, 2017 05:23 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [PGT] WCQF Game 2 - Blues @ Wild - 4/14/17

Ah, I missed your earlier post about being in the ER, otherwise I wouldn't have been such a smartass with my beer response. Get feeling better man!

I'm in the er, can't eat or drink shit

Although, I must say that I wouldn't eat or drink shit no matter where I'm at. ;)

by /u/jpope777 at April 15, 2017 03:08 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 4.12.2017 - WCQF Game 1 - SERIES TIED 0-0 - SPICE UP THE MILD EDITION: St. Louis Blues @ Minnesota Wild (8:30 p.m.)

Same here, I have Sling cause they have FSMW here in JC where Vue doesn't. Otherwise, my donation to caststreams.com gets put to use.

by /u/jpope777 at April 13, 2017 02:38 AM

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I don’t need no booze or drugs I just chug-a-lug-o my coffee mug An...

I don’t need no booze or drugs

I just chug-a-lug-o my coffee mug

And I don’t need no kiss and hug

I just chug-a-lug-o my #coffee mug

#Descendents #music #quote

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April 11, 2017 11:31 AM

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Guess it's finally a good time to take down the #xmas lights...

Guess it's finally a good time to take down the #xmas lights...

April 10, 2017 05:22 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [PGT] Game 82 - Blues vs Avalanche - 4/9/17

Small sample size?
It was the same game, sample size don't mean shit.

by /u/jpope777 at April 10, 2017 03:17 AM

/u/jpope777 on [PGT] Game 82 - Blues vs Avalanche - 4/9/17

Also, not to be that guy but, from tonight's game...

Player FO% ============ Lehtera 75% Sobotka 50% 

by /u/jpope777 at April 10, 2017 01:19 AM

/u/jpope777 on [PGT] Game 82 - Blues vs Avalanche - 4/9/17

What a season, was expecting it to be down from last year. It was but, it was still pretty damn good. Of course, the highlight of the season so far was the Winter Classic. Between watching my brother play during the first intermission and the Notes kicking the shithawks ass, it was awesome. Will remember this season for the rest of my life. Hopefully, the Notes will give me more reason to remember it.

LGB!!!

by /u/jpope777 at April 10, 2017 01:17 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 4.9.2017 - Game 82 - The Wild Await Edition: Colorado Avalanche @ St. Louis Blues (5:00 p.m.)

He better fucking be going 100 percent with the contract he just got... To be honest, better be going at least 110%...

by /u/jpope777 at April 09, 2017 11:41 PM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 4.9.2017 - Game 82 - The Wild Await Edition: Colorado Avalanche @ St. Louis Blues (5:00 p.m.)

That's what I was thinking, knew he had one earlier in the season. Just noticed the past few games.
Must be good progress on any concussion symptoms he may still be having...

by /u/jpope777 at April 09, 2017 11:33 PM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 4.9.2017 - Game 82 - The Wild Await Edition: Colorado Avalanche @ St. Louis Blues (5:00 p.m.)

When did Perron stop using the tinted visors? I know why he wore them but, I've always hated how those look...

by /u/jpope777 at April 09, 2017 11:28 PM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 4.9.2017 - Game 82 - The Wild Await Edition: Colorado Avalanche @ St. Louis Blues (5:00 p.m.)

Think we're going to have to agree to disagree on this one. ;)

Maybe it's the fact that I drink maybe one soda a week these days...

by /u/jpope777 at April 09, 2017 11:06 PM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 4.9.2017 - Game 82 - The Wild Await Edition: Colorado Avalanche @ St. Louis Blues (5:00 p.m.)

If he doesn't get at least a point today, I'm gonna laugh at the whole damn contract we gave him.

EDIT: Yes, I'm salty that we signed him...

by /u/jpope777 at April 09, 2017 10:38 PM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 4.9.2017 - Game 82 - The Wild Await Edition: Colorado Avalanche @ St. Louis Blues (5:00 p.m.)

I'm just glad that I'm allowed to watch Blues games. Every game I've watched so far of the Cards, they've lost, and when I don't watch, they win. I'm done watching the Cards...

by /u/jpope777 at April 09, 2017 08:57 PM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 4.8.2017 - Game 81 - Penultimate Edition: St. Louis Blues @ Carolina Hurricanes (6:00 p.m.)

I'd post something about my dipsy doodle but, everybody except my wife is gonna be runnin' for the exits if I did...

by /u/jpope777 at April 09, 2017 01:46 AM

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/u/jpope777 on Sobotka signs 3 year, $10.5M extension

What in the actual fuck?
This fucker better live up to the bullshit hype that's been built up around him since he left.
At least this saga is finally over.

EDIT: Hopefully he surprises me like Perron has, and I HATED the fact they brought him back this season...

by /u/jpope777 at April 06, 2017 10:17 PM

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Next steps for the federation

Next steps for the federation

Over half a year ago, we released 0.6.0.0 with the new federation code. This added forward compatibility for a simpler and more flexible protocol. However, the 0.6.x version still uses the old protocol to communicate with older pods for compatibility reasons.

There are 15641 active users in the last month (numbers from https://the-federation.info/diaspora, so only pods with active statistics count), and 15514 of them are already on a 0.6.x installation, which is more than 99% of the active network. We think that is enough to now start switching over to the new protocol to further improve and extend the communication in the diaspora* network. However, this means that new pods will not be able to communicate with older, not updated, versions. If you are a podmin of a pod running on diaspora* 0.5.x (or older), please update your pod to the latest version. You can find the update instructions in the wiki. If you are one of the 1% of users on an older pod (you can see the version of your pod here or in the footer/sidebar), please contact your podmin to update the pod.

In 0.6.3.0, we released a fix needed for forward-compatibility, but only 93.5% of the active users are on a pod with 0.6.3.0 or newer yet. We don't need this fix to switch to the new protocol, but we can't use the full potential of the new implementation without having most of the active users on updated, well maintained pods. Some updates include fixes like preparations for correctly sorting comments in the future or other improvements, so it's only beneficial for everyone to deploy the new versions. Update instructions for that can also be found in the wiki and should be done in only a few minutes. Please note that we base some of our decisions on the distributions of diaspora* versions, so please invest these minutes to update your pod, it will improve the network for everyone.

#diaspora #development #podmin #federation

April 04, 2017 08:09 PM

...if it weren't for the #coffee, I'd have no identifiable personal...

...if it weren't for the #coffee, I'd have no identifiable personality whatsoever. - David Letterman #quote



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April 04, 2017 10:57 AM

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I’d rather take #coffee than compliments just now. ― from Little Wo...

I’d rather take #coffee than compliments just now. ― from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

April 01, 2017 11:00 AM

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My wife said that she had too be somewhere tomorrow at a specific t...

My wife said that she had too be somewhere tomorrow at a specific time, I showed her my watch and said, "Well, you better keep an eye on the time then...". She just groaned and walked away...

#YesIHaveDadJokes

April 01, 2017 01:54 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [QUESTION] Does anyone here build their own guitar pedals? Any tips on how to learn for a complete electronics noob?

Along with the tips here, I'd mention getting a decent soldering station. Makes soldering so much easier than trying to use one of those cheap soldering irons. Maybe something like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DGZFSNE/

by /u/jpope777 at March 29, 2017 04:20 PM

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/u/jpope777 on Getting the Classic Player trem arm to stay put?

I shove a bit of cotton down the hole in both my Talman and Strat, works great. A Q-tip is a good source for just a little pinch of cotton, my Talman needs both ends of a Q-tip whereas my Strat just needed one. As a bonus, the cotton doesn't fall out when you take the arm off like a spring might.

If I'm not mistaken, that's a trick out of SRV's playbook...

by /u/jpope777 at March 29, 2017 04:01 AM

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It had been a while since I last updated it but, my Searx (https://...

It had been a while since I last updated it but, my Searx instance and it's results proxy has been updated to the latest in their respective master branches...

#Searx #mortyproxy #updated

March 28, 2017 01:18 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [PSA] STOP FUCKING GOALIE CHANTING

Yep, I remember yelling Beeeellllllllllffffoooooooooooooour at the top of my lungs from the rafters of the ol' Arena...

by /u/jpope777 at March 27, 2017 02:56 AM

/u/jpope777 on Guild Thunderbird - my newest offset.

That is ugly and beautiful all at the same time. Fantastic!

by /u/jpope777 at March 27, 2017 01:06 AM

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Users of right-to-left scripts wanted

Users of right-to-left scripts wanted

Are you using a right-to-left script (RTL) like Arabic, Hebrew, Persian or some other? We would like to improve your experience using diaspora* but unfortunately there is currently no active contributor who is able to help. Therefore we are looking for users and developers who can help us. Here are some things you could do:

Are you a user who has some suggestions how we could improve diaspora* for RTL scripts?

  • Please check the list of existing issues and check if these are still valid. If it hasn't been mentioned in the discussion yet, please tell us how we could improve the user interface or the behavior of the software.
  • For specific suggestions please open a new issue on GitHub: https://github.com/diaspora/diaspora/issues/new It would be great if you could include a screenshot and describe how the website should look like or behave instead. Maybe even include some drawing with your suggestion. Before opening an issue please check the list of existing issues first, if someone else already reported the issue.
  • If you don't want to create a new GitHub account or if you have some more general things to discuss you can participate in the RTL thread on our Discourse.

Are you a webdeveloper with some knowledge about how to handle RTL scripts?

#diaspora #diaspora-dev #development

March 27, 2017 12:18 AM

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/u/jpope777 on '95 Ibanez Talman

Yeah, the Talman has had quite a variety of pickup choices throughout it's life. Single coil lipsticks, P90 style humbuckers (like mine), mini humbuckers, full humbuckers, and currently strat or tele single coils. Here's a good list of all the various models: link. The P90 style pickups were Sky H100's.

by /u/jpope777 at March 26, 2017 11:56 PM

/u/jpope777 on '95 Ibanez Talman

Ah yeah, just seen yours earlier while I was looking at older Talman posts to this sub. That's a damn good looking guitar. And I like the fact you went with the chrome covered lace golds.

But I agree, if I do replace the pickups, the current slightly patina'd chrome covers I currently have would have to stay. Just wouldn't look the same without them. ;)

by /u/jpope777 at March 26, 2017 11:24 PM

/u/jpope777 on '95 Ibanez Talman

Agreed, no mini-humbucker version, no P90 version and it doesn't have that smooth 'all access neck joint' that the originals had.

by /u/jpope777 at March 26, 2017 04:57 PM

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/u/jpope777 on '95 Ibanez Talman

I've had some rough times where I've debated selling it, certainly glad I could never get myself to do it.

by /u/jpope777 at March 26, 2017 02:12 PM

/u/jpope777 on '95 Ibanez Talman

I haven't been able to play any of these new Talmans yet but, I'm not feeling the Tele setup on them.

by /u/jpope777 at March 26, 2017 02:10 PM

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Ibanez Talman Noodling

Just an example of the sound from my '95 Ibanez Talman. Same lick played three times: bridge pickup, neck + bridge pickups and finally neck pickup.

  • Mooer Yellow Comp (compression low, using it more as a boost)
  • MXR Carbon Copy
  • EXH Holy Grail
  • Crate Vintage Club 50 3x10 (clean channel with the spring reverb maxed...)

On an iphone? Check the attachments list for a compatible audio file.

by jpope at March 26, 2017 11:48 AM

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'95 Ibanez Talman

I bought this new back in early '96, had some time today to give it a good cleaning, a few adjustments and new strings.

http://imgur.com/a/ArdUp

Had this guitar all these years and still love it to death. Although, I have been toying with the idea of putting new pickups in it. I like the sound I get out of this but, just wish it had a little more punch to push my amp more. Maybe I should just get a boost pedal for when I plug this in...

Just for fun, here's a sound clip for those interested: https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/ibanez-talman-noodling/

EDIT: Added sound clip

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by /u/jpope777 at March 26, 2017 02:59 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 3.25.2017 - Game 74 - MOOOOOSE Edition: Calgary Flames @ St. Louis Blues (6:00 p.m.)

Ok, normally the goalie chant doesn't bother me too much but, don't be ragging on Moose dammit!

by /u/jpope777 at March 26, 2017 01:23 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [QUESTION] Buying from pawn shops.

Nothing wrong with buying from a pawn shop. Roughly 20 years ago, I bought a Crate half stack and about 3 years ago a Epiphone Dot Studio from pawnshops. The half stack sounded amazing until I blew the speakers in it and my Dot is generally my most reached for guitar these days.

Just take cash and haggle a price. On my Dot, I told them I wouldn't even haggle on the $295 price if they tossed in a gig bag for it. Dude took the guitar in the back and found one (turned out to be an acoustic guitar gig bag but, it works).

by /u/jpope777 at March 05, 2017 06:36 PM

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/u/jpope777 on [Gear] Share your personalized guitars

I agree on the old vs new talmans. Better pickups, the 'all access neck joint' and option to get a bigsby. But yeah, the body being made of Resoncast was an odd choice but, it seems to work just fine.

by /u/jpope777 at March 03, 2017 09:04 PM

/u/jpope777 on [Gear] Share your personalized guitars

Love that Talman, I've got a '95 TC620 myself that I bought new back in the day.

by /u/jpope777 at March 03, 2017 06:00 PM

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/u/jpope777 on Blues and Oilers are pursuing Halak per Jimmy Murphy of The Hockey Writers on Twitter.

I first noticed that /u/toastdispatch posted this thread and was like 'ha ha, funny joke' then clicked through and was like 'what the actual fuck'.

by /u/jpope777 at February 28, 2017 05:21 PM

/u/jpope777 on [GEAR] Three months with the love of my life!

Honestly, who really gives a shit if it's not a Gibson. Play the hell outta that thing and don't look back!

by /u/jpope777 at February 28, 2017 06:29 AM

/u/jpope777 on [Gear] is Plugging one amp into another okay??

As stated earlier, that XLR line out is for a mixer input. But, way back in the day (mid '90s to be more precise), all I had was a little Crate practice amp which couldn't keep up with the other guitarist in the band we had going. I ended up borrowing a early '80s Peavey TKO 80 from someone and would take the line out of the Crate into the input for the Peavey. Even though the combination sounded like shit, it worked well for boosting my overall volume. And hell, we were a high school band, we didn't care what we sounded like as long as we were loud. :)

But, all in all, keep the advice that /u/RhysLlewellyn already mentioned and you should be fine.

by /u/jpope777 at February 28, 2017 06:25 AM

[GEAR] NGD - Blackstar Fly Stack

http://i.imgur.com/QXQnuHM.jpg
I'm damn impressed with the sound out of this little thing.

I've seen it posted on this sub for a bit but, hadn't played through one until this past weekend. Had been looking for something that was decent sounding, portable and much lower volume than my 50w tube amp. This fits the bill quite nicely.

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by /u/jpope777 at February 28, 2017 03:32 AM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 45.01

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the late 90s.

Not sure why my PC is currently popping and cracking during recording but, it's pissing me off...

by jpope at February 28, 2017 01:29 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [GEAR] Finally finished my Jazzmaster build!

So, are you ready to sell it yet? Cause I'm ready to buy it off you! I've been considering on saving the money to do a Warmoth Split Jazzmaster build myself. Yours has already influenced some of my thoughts on it...

by /u/jpope777 at February 27, 2017 11:18 PM

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Blackstar Fly Sample

Just got a Blackstar Fly mini amp w/extension cabinet. Just a little sample of the clean channel. I'm quite impressed with this little amp.
This is a pretty butchered version of Lenny by SRV.
On an iphone? Check the attachments list for a compatible audio file.

by jpope at February 27, 2017 04:53 PM

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/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 2.26.2017 - Bye Bye, Bye Week Blues/FUCK THE HAWKS Edition: St. Louis Blues @ Shitcago Blackhawks (6:30 p.m.)

I just ate some peach pie (w/a scoop of ice cream in case you're wondering) and then, Pie-trangelo scores. Guess it was rally pie?

edit, can't tpye

by /u/jpope777 at February 27, 2017 01:58 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 2.26.2017 - Bye Bye, Bye Week Blues/FUCK THE HAWKS Edition: St. Louis Blues @ Shitcago Blackhawks (6:30 p.m.)

LET'S GO BLUES!!!

FUCK THE HAWKS!

Shit, I better run to the store real quick and get more beer and smokes. Anyone need anything?

by /u/jpope777 at February 27, 2017 12:06 AM

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Stratocaster Noodling 2

A slightly different take on a previous upload.

Have installed different pickups and electronics that originated from an old Strat. Also installed a new Fender floating bridge which I've properly "floated" instead of having the bridge rest on the body. Next up, new locking tuners, string trees and rewiring the tone pots into a PTB setup.

Note: Using the neck+middle pickups in this recording.

On an iphone? Check the attachments list for a compatible audio file.

by jpope at February 26, 2017 11:57 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [QUESTION]What is your favorite minor/not well known or discontinued guitar produced by a major guitar manufacturer

The only Talman I remember seeing from this year's NAMM was a bass. I could have missed it though if there were others...

by /u/jpope777 at February 25, 2017 07:39 PM

/u/jpope777 on [QUESTION]What is your favorite minor/not well known or discontinued guitar produced by a major guitar manufacturer

I have a '95 Ibanez Talman that I bought new back in the day but, I still want one with a Bigsby on it. Sadly, when they brought back the Talman, none come with either humbuckers or the Bigsby...

by /u/jpope777 at February 25, 2017 06:11 PM

/u/jpope777 on [Question] What was the first full song you learned in guitar?

Enter Sandman

I seen the issue of Guitar Magazine with it transcribed on the newsstand. Being a broke high school kid, I quickly shoved that mag into the waistband of my jeans and ran home to learn the song. Learned to play it on an old cheap acoustic I had had for years but never played much aside from learning the basic chords. Ended up getting a Squier Strat and a Crate practice amp for christmas that year.

by /u/jpope777 at February 25, 2017 01:21 PM

/u/jpope777 on [Question] Odd Strat pickup pole stagger

Well, I get that part. I just hadn't seen this particular stagger before. This seems to be a very non-standard setup. I'm used to seeing a pole stagger such as this...

by /u/jpope777 at February 25, 2017 04:53 AM

/u/jpope777 on [PLAY] I got fondled by a crazy lady during a solo. [NSFW]

Damn dude, as uncomfortable as that likely was, you did a damn fine job keeping your composure. Well done!

by /u/jpope777 at February 25, 2017 04:10 AM

[Question] Odd Strat pickup pole stagger

Recently, I came across my old Squier II Strat that I'm now in the process of rebuilding/modifying. A dude at work gave me this "loaded" pickguard that came out of one of his old strats. He said it sounded good but pretty noisy (I noticed the noise problem right away as nothing is grounded...).

The thing that struck me as odd was the pole stagger. Has anyone seen a setup like this before? Judging from the shoddy glue job on the magnets, I somewhat suspect that someone has modified the pickups at some point.

This pole arrangement doesn't make much sense to me but, I am curious as to how it sounds...

EDIT: I'm somewhat surprised, these pickups sound pretty good even with the oddball stagger. None of the individual strings seem louder than the other. I can make a recording after I've properly set the intonation (just installed a new bridge, new tuners should be delivered tomorrow) if anyone is interested...

EDIT2: Sound sample can be heard here

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by /u/jpope777 at February 25, 2017 03:29 AM

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20170222.001

Just messing around, sound quality isn't great. Using all of my electric guitars in one track.

Guitar 1: Epiphone Dot Studio
Guitar 2: Epiphone Les Paul Special II
Guitar 3: Ibanez Talman
Guitar 4: Squier II Stratocaster
Guitar 5: Silvertone 1455
Bass: Peavey Dyna-Bass 5-String

Generic pre-programmed drum line from a Boss DR-880 drum machine.

by jpope at February 22, 2017 03:19 PM

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/u/jpope777 on Blues Assign Agostino Back to Wolves

This would have been a tough call really, between Agostino, PRV and Barbie. They've all done a damn fine job.

by /u/jpope777 at February 19, 2017 01:50 AM

/u/jpope777 on [PGT] Game 59 - Blues @ Sabres - 2/18/17

Well fuck, I wasn't paying attention to the game time otherwise, I would have turned it on here at work. :/

by /u/jpope777 at February 19, 2017 12:11 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [Gear] NOGD Found my first guitar

Aside from some harsh edges in the bridge that I carefully filed down, I never really had any issues with mine. I've certainly played much worse cheap guitars!

by /u/jpope777 at February 16, 2017 10:45 PM

/u/jpope777 on [Question] Does anyone have information on the Squier 2 Stratocaster?

The Squier II strats were pretty cheap to start with. Made in Korea between '88-'93 with plywood bodies, cheap electronics. But, even though it was cheap, mine has always played really well. (I just relocated mine very recently...)

Reverb says $130-230 but, that seems really high to me, $50-100 seems reasonable.

by /u/jpope777 at February 16, 2017 10:43 PM

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Guitar Family

My collection as of right now. The stratocaster is getting ready to be painted and just ordered a new pickguard for it.

by jpope at February 14, 2017 03:40 PM

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/u/jpope777 on [Gear] NOGD Found my first guitar

Ha!, it could be.

Actually it's a Robin Trower pick my Dad had gotten at one of his shows years ago.

by /u/jpope777 at February 14, 2017 03:32 PM

[Gear] NOGD Found my first guitar

New Old Gear Day
http://i.imgur.com/XU69Pxe.jpg

I thought I had completely lost this guitar somewhere during my many moves/marriages. Turns out, it was hanging out in my mothers attic for the past 15-20 years. It has suddenly become my #1 project guitar.

It's a Squier II Strat (made in Korea, serial E95xxxx) with your standard strat setup, three single coils and tremolo, black with white pickguard. I got this guitar for xmas back in '91. Not entirely sure what year it is but, it's certainly between '88-'91...

Since I do have all of the original pickups/electronics/hardware, I threw it all together last night to see what works and what doesn't. Surprisingly, the electronics are all working well although, I had rewired in some oddball way that I currently don't care for. The pot metal tremolo block is disintegrating so, that'll need replaced for certain. The playability isn't bad, I gave it a quick setup but, I don't want to adjust the truss rod too much yet, that neck hasn't had tension on it for a loooong time.

Currently looks like garbage but: http://i.imgur.com/LyPoUcz.jpg
And a little noodling: https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/stratocaster-noodling/

*EDIT: Added link to sound clip

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by /u/jpope777 at February 14, 2017 03:00 PM

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Stratocaster Noodling

Recently came across my first guitar in my Mom's attic. Just fiddling around here...

by jpope at February 14, 2017 09:34 AM

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/u/jpope777 on Model(s) for Wallpaper Engine

Thanks! And yep, I use them quite often as my wallpaper. And sweet on not needing to convert, hopefully you can get them to do what you want.

by /u/jpope777 at February 13, 2017 05:04 PM

/u/jpope777 on Model(s) for Wallpaper Engine

Probably not gonna help but, I created a few wallpapers some time back with Blender (link1, link2, third logo). The Blender files are listed in the 'Attachments' section in the right column. I'm not entirely certain but, I think you can export to .mdl with Blender...

These were created by doing a simple extraction of a .svg image of the logos.

by /u/jpope777 at February 13, 2017 04:42 PM

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/u/jpope777 on [PGT] Game 56 - Blues @ Canadiens - 2/11/17

Probably trying to convince his girlfriend to not back out on her promise...

by /u/jpope777 at February 12, 2017 02:48 AM

/u/jpope777 on [PGT] Game 56 - Blues @ Canadiens - 2/11/17

I just said this in the GDT but, Perron of years past wouldn't have made that play for Bergie and would have just taken the goal himself. He has certainly surprised me this year for sure.

Hell yeah Bergie with the hatty!

LGB!!!

by /u/jpope777 at February 12, 2017 02:46 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 2.11.2017 - The Road Trip Continues Edition: St. Louis Blues @ Montreal Canadiens (6:00 p.m.)

Perron of years past wouldn't have made that play for Bergie and would have just taken the goal himself. He has certainly surprised me this year for sure.

by /u/jpope777 at February 12, 2017 02:45 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [QUESTION] Is a Silvertone amp worth restoring?

It appears that the 1463 was actually made by Danelectro. I wouldn't imagine that a restored one would bring too much but, this one sold for $250...

by /u/jpope777 at February 10, 2017 02:51 PM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] St. Louis Blues (27-22-5) vs Toronto Maple Leafs (25-17-10)

So far, I don't have to do any encouraging. Being a tiger scout is nothing but fun. ;) But, I certainly do hope he wants to stick with it all the way through.

by /u/jpope777 at February 10, 2017 02:44 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] St. Louis Blues (27-22-5) vs Toronto Maple Leafs (25-17-10)

Finally sitting down to watch the game. Glad slingtv works quite well on my phone, was watching during the cubs scouts meeting...

LGB!!!

by /u/jpope777 at February 10, 2017 01:55 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 2.2.2017 - Let's Yeo Blues Edition: Toronto Maple Leafs @ St. Louis Blues (8:00 pm)

Just finished off my last New Belgium Voodoo Ranger. Not really a fan of IPAs but, this one is pretty damn good.

Now, back to my cheap beer, High Life...

by /u/jpope777 at February 03, 2017 03:19 AM

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20170125.001.b

Another take of the previous upload.

On an iphone? Check the attachments list...

Guitar 1:
'08 Epiphone Dot Studio
mid 90's Crate VC50
Boss Blues Driver
EXH Holy Grail

Guitar 2:
'95 Ibanez Talman
mid 90's Crate VC50 (dirty channel)
Mooer Yellow Comp
EXH Stereo Pulsar
MXR Carbon Copy
Dunlop Crybaby

Bass:
Peavy Dyna-Bass
Peavy TKO 80
Mooer Yellow Comp

Drums, Rhoads, Software:
Bitwig Studio

by jpope at January 29, 2017 04:03 PM

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This is pretty rough. Just testing my current recording setup after I've moved my main PC and my guitars to the same room. My current stuff works but, I'd like it to be somewhat better.

Recorded the guitar and bass with an insanely old cheap microphone plugged directly into my PC. The drums is a generic funk loop off the drum machine...

Guitar:
Epiphone Dot Studio
Crate Vintage Club 5310
Boss Blues Driver
EXH Holy Grail Reverb

Bass:
Peavy Dyna-Bass
Peavy TKO 80

Drums:
Boss DR-880

by jpope at January 25, 2017 09:22 PM

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/u/jpope777 on [PGT] Game 47 - Blues @ Jets - 1/21/17

Looks like it was good that the game was on while I was at work and I refused to watch it since I couldn't drink beer at work.

Was really hoping that me not watching would produce a win though...

by /u/jpope777 at January 22, 2017 01:21 AM

/u/jpope777 on [PGT] Game 47 - Blues @ Jets - 1/21/17

You can just watch caststreams via a browser or android app. You can cast it to a chromecast if you have one but, it's not required.

by /u/jpope777 at January 22, 2017 01:17 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 1.17.2017 - Explosive Diarrhea Edition: Ottawa Senators @ St. Louis Blues (7:00 p.m.)

He didn't start talking about one till after xmas luckily, it's still pretty hard to find one. His birthday is in Feb, I figured I better not wait too long... Dude at gamestop said they just finally got some of these 2DS's in earlier this week...

by /u/jpope777 at January 18, 2017 03:35 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 1.17.2017 - Explosive Diarrhea Edition: Ottawa Senators @ St. Louis Blues (7:00 p.m.)

Damn, I leave to run to gamestop during the intermission to grab a 2DS for my son's upcoming birthday and the Sens scored twice. As soon as I get back, the Notes score.
I'll never leave again...

by /u/jpope777 at January 18, 2017 02:45 AM

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/u/jpope777 on An idea to consider?

I'll stand with you on the shitty car opinion, even if it's an unpopular around here. But, I'd pass on the SUV thing.

by /u/jpope777 at January 15, 2017 01:54 PM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 1.14.17 Blues @ Sharks: Lets Make Sushi Edition

I've tried that a couple of times and it didn't work for me unfortunately.

by /u/jpope777 at January 15, 2017 05:54 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 1.14.17 Blues @ Sharks: Lets Make Sushi Edition

I'd likely switch from sling to vue if vue offered FSMW in the jeff city area...

by /u/jpope777 at January 15, 2017 05:31 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 1.14.17 Blues @ Sharks: Lets Make Sushi Edition

Son of a bitch, enough with the too many men penalties this season dammit!

by /u/jpope777 at January 15, 2017 05:05 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 1.14.17 Blues @ Sharks: Lets Make Sushi Edition

Gotta drown them in cheese.

But, to be honest, steak n shake has gone downhill the past few years...

by /u/jpope777 at January 15, 2017 04:37 AM

/u/jpope777 on [Meta] We might be infested

I'm just glad I didn't pop up in there somewhere going

WooHoo!!!

...

by /u/jpope777 at January 15, 2017 03:52 AM

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/u/jpope777 on Stop complaining about Celebrity Brain Crash

While we're at it...

  • Stop complaining about Celebrity Brain Crash
  • Stop complaining about The American
  • Stop complaining about the show being 'scripted'
  • Stop complaining about the BBC supposedly suing them anytime they do something similar to TG

I'm sure this list could go on...

With that out of the way, I generally enjoyed 'Star in a reasonably...'. But, I'll certainly agree that the much shorter 'star' segment is much better.

by /u/jpope777 at January 10, 2017 12:02 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 1.7.2017 - New Alternate Jersey Edition: Dallas Stars @ St. Louis Blues (7:00 pm)

Just tuned in and Stas scores. Must be the toasted ravs I had with dinner (not easy to come by good toasted ravs here in JC...)

by /u/jpope777 at January 08, 2017 01:26 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [QUESTION] Why can I hear a radio station through my amp?

Pretty much, you may have to 'dial' in the station though. Try slowly rocking the crybaby, you may pick something up.

by /u/jpope777 at January 07, 2017 01:42 AM

/u/jpope777 on [QUESTION] Why can I hear a radio station through my amp?

The pot that was in was extremely scratchy and it was able to pick up a local country station very well. Once I changed the pot, I haven't had the issue.

by /u/jpope777 at January 07, 2017 01:41 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [Gear] So I did one of those DIY guitar kits...

Is that the albatross brand kit? How is the neck on it?

I've been considering getting either the flying v or the iceman kit myself...

by /u/jpope777 at December 31, 2016 08:07 PM

/u/jpope777 on Unofficial Winter Classic Roll-Call and Question Thread

Me and my family will be there, not sure where we are sitting though. The band my brother and brother-from-another-mother are playing the first intermission so, that's gonna be another level of awesome. :)

LGB!

by /u/jpope777 at December 31, 2016 03:29 PM

/u/jpope777 on Ken Bone at the Predators v Blues Game

I am still not sure why I should even care about this Ken Bone dude.

Fellow Notes fan, hell yeah, otherwise, meh.

by /u/jpope777 at December 31, 2016 03:48 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 12.30.2016 - My First GDT, Don't Upvote Edition: Nashville Predators @ St. Louis Blues (7:00 p.m.)

Side note: Watched the second episode of the Epix 'Road to the winter classic' show last night. That whole thing just seems overly dramatic. It's nice seeing some of the locker room talk and whatnot but, it's mostly meh...

by /u/jpope777 at December 31, 2016 01:25 AM