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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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The birthday party went off pretty well. I ended up making the movi...

The birthday party went off pretty well. I ended up making the movie screen much bigger than the initial build. Also cut up a good size fallen limb and used an old car wheel as a fire pit. All in all, the girls had a good time.

by Jeremy Pope at August 27, 2017 06:44 PM

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A Missouri Highway Patrol helicopter is keeping an eye on things ap...

A Missouri Highway Patrol helicopter is keeping an eye on things apparently…

#ADS-B #RTLSDR

EDIT: Had to repost this cause I apparently can't spell tonight... Some day, we will be able to edit posts in Diapsora*...

by Jeremy Pope at August 24, 2017 01:20 AM

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Yeah, didn't get any pictures after totality cause I was at the bar...

Yeah, didn't get any pictures after totality cause I was at the bar at that point. May as well get some drinks in with suddenly new friends on a once in a lifetime event.

#eclipse

by Jeremy Pope at August 21, 2017 08:35 PM

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Welp, the outdoor movie screen (/posts/c12d91c06817013556f7019acd6e...

Welp, the outdoor movie screen works well. Kinda wish I would have stuck with my plan to use a canvas drop cloth (for painting) cause it would have been bigger. But, on the other hand, this vinyl is slightly more reflective. Which helps cause the cheap projector is certianly not the brightest.

All in all, think it all turned out well for about $75. Could have easily spent a ton more which would be goofy as we're not going to be using it all that often.

#outdoor #movie #screen #project

by Jeremy Pope at August 21, 2017 04:12 AM

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Made an outdoor movie screen out of some 1/2" PVC pipe and a vinyl ...

Made an outdoor movie screen out of some 1/2" PVC pipe and a vinyl sign that my wife came across at her work. Also have two pieces of 1/2" rebar hammered into the ground that the PVC frame slides over so it all can stand up. Will have to wait until the sun goes down tonight to test it with the cheap projector we got. But, I think this is going to work well for my daughters birthday party. The projector has a little speaker built in but, I'll likely take my bass/PA amp and plug it into the headphone jack so they can actually hear what they are watching.

And the nice thing, the vinyl sign came in a bag. I made sure that I didn't end up with any piece of the frame to be over 36" so it could fit inside that bag. :)

#outdoor #movie #screen #project

by Jeremy Pope at August 20, 2017 08:55 PM

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/u/jpope777 on Privacy Policy Update Notice

"We have and will always respect and take your privacy seriously."

and

"We will no longer allow the option to opt out of this statistics collection."

contradict each other.

Time for me to take a serious look at alternatives...

by /u/jpope777 at August 18, 2017 10:22 PM

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After a full 24 hours, it seems that the collinear antenna I made y...

After a full 24 hours, it seems that the collinear antenna I made yesterday seems to have a touch more long distance range and possibly a touch less short distance range but overall, pretty much the same performance as the dipole I had up on the roof. And part of the performance difference is likely that the new antenna is mounted a couple of feet higher. ADS-B signals are pretty much line of sight. I do have some adjustments that I can make on the collinear (ground plane element angle) that may or may not improve my signal.

First image is the dipole range, second is the collinear range.

#RTLSDR #ADS-B #Aircraft #Tracking #antenna

by Jeremy Pope at August 15, 2017 08:40 PM

Spent the day making a new antenna based on this antenna (http://wi...

Spent the day making a new antenna based on this antenna. It's a ground plane collinear antenna roughly tuned for 1090 MHz. So far, the range on this one is pretty close to the little dipole I made last week. I'll leave it up for a few days and see how it goes.

https://jpope.org/adsb/index.html

#RTLSDR #ADS-B #Aircraft #Tracking #antenna

by Jeremy Pope at August 15, 2017 08:39 PM

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Anyone have a Raspberry Pi Zero W (https://www.raspberrypi.org/prod...

Anyone have a Raspberry Pi Zero W? If so, what's your thoughts on it? Specifically the wifi on it?

I've heard that
1) it's good
2) it sucks...

The project that I'm thinking of may have low wifi signal with no option of ethernet. So a wifi enabled Pi could potentially be perfect...

#raspberrypi

by Jeremy Pope at August 13, 2017 02:01 PM

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/u/jpope777 on Netflix disappeared off Roku?

Had the same thing happen on one of my four Roku's for multiple apps (Netflix and Plex, seems there was another). Ended up just reinstalling the missing apps.

by /u/jpope777 at August 10, 2017 01:20 AM

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/u/jpope777 on First time to see a Balloon (Project Loon)

That's damn pretty cool.
Reminds me of when I came across this balloon via APRS last year.

by /u/jpope777 at August 09, 2017 10:39 PM

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Expanding on yesterday's post (/posts/b5681ab05e97013556e9019acd6e5...

Expanding on yesterday's post,..

The little antenna I threw together (first image) is working extremely well for the amount of sky I have available to me. The antenna is mounted on my roof and is made of 14 gauge copper wire, electrical tape and the end of a F-type coax cable, which is connected to roughly 30 ft of coax down to my RTL-SDR at my desktop. The little thing is only 137mm long (tuned for 1090 MHz). I made a couple of adjustments today (mostly, got it up higher and further away from the PVC pipe it's attached to (was taped directly to the PVC)) that really expanded the range. I now see aircraft up to 215 miles (~187 nautical miles) away.

Whenever I have the software running, it can be accessed at this link. This is cool enough, I may finally have a reason to pick up a raspi and set up a permenant ADS-B tracker. :)

Of course though, I could just check into sites like flightrader.com and get way more data points but, it's way more interesting to me just pulling in what I can via the radio waves I have available to me.

#RTLSDR #ADS-B #Aircraft #Tracking

by Jeremy Pope at August 09, 2017 10:32 PM

Cool. Made a little dipole antenna tuned for 1090MHz, stuck it up o...

Cool. Made a little dipole antenna tuned for 1090MHz, stuck it up on the roof, installed dump1090 and am now tracking aircraft flying over Missouri. Due to how I have the antenna mounted, I'm only getting signals from the northern half of the state. Still pretty cool though.

#rtlsdr #ads-b #aircraft #tracking

by Jeremy Pope at August 09, 2017 05:10 PM

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans...

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed,

the hands acquire shakes,

the shakes become a warning.

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

#coffee #mantra

by Jeremy Pope at August 09, 2017 12:41 PM

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Checking out a $45 portable projector. The picture quality is about...

Checking out a $45 portable projector. The picture quality is about what you would expect. It's not great but, it'll work well for what we got it for. A backyard movie for my daughters upcoming birthday party.

by Jeremy Pope at August 06, 2017 11:06 PM

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/u/jpope777 on Event Replays?

Slingtv blue package with FS1/FS2 has a few events in the on demand (Atlanta, Bristol, Norwalk, Chicago and Denver currently). Seems a little hit or miss on whether or not an event ends up in the on demand section...

Otherwise, with Motortrend Ondemand plus a VPN, you can watch most of the season, the events are delayed by about a month on there, the current latest event is Chicago. For this to work, you'll need a non-US based VPN.

by /u/jpope777 at August 04, 2017 09:06 PM

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For I have known them all already, known them all: Have known the e...

For I have known them all already, known them all:

Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,

I have measured out my life with #coffee spoons.

  • from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot #quote

by Jeremy Pope at August 01, 2017 01:42 PM

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Does anyone use #letsencrypt certs with #prosody? Do you have an au...

Does anyone use #letsencrypt certs with #prosody? Do you have an automated process to update the prosody certs?

Looks like something like this should work along with the renew-hook of certbot renew...

by Jeremy Pope at July 27, 2017 01:37 AM

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Moved my stein collection to my computer/music room at the suggesti...

Moved my stein collection to my computer/music room at the suggestion of my wife. And, these shelves were slightly in the way where they were so, I don't blame her for wanting them moved. Hopefully things don't vibrate off when I have the guitar cranked...

To be honest, the shelf brackets have a little sag to them, and the actual shelves are some smoked glass I came across some time back (likely, they were doors on a stereo cabinet my parents had from the late 80's early 90's). I may have to go out and find some new stainless shelf brackets.

I am debating on adding some LED strips behind the steins, think that would be pretty awesome. :)

by Jeremy Pope at July 18, 2017 03:15 AM

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Just finished watching the WEC 6 hours of Nurburgring. There were s...

Just finished watching the WEC 6 hours of Nurburgring. There were some good battles in GTE Pro but, overall, it was obviously not as exciting as the 24 hours of Le Mans.

#motorsport #WEC #6HNurburgring

by Jeremy Pope at July 16, 2017 05:46 PM

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Every now and then, I will find out that emails to my email server ...

Every now and then, I will find out that emails to my email server are being rejected with a message as:

The response from the remote server was:

554 5.7.1 Service unavailable; Client host [209.85.213.42] blocked using multi.uribl.com; 127.0.0.1 -> Query Refused. See http://uribl.com/refused.shtml for more information [Your DNS IP: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx]

End up getting that message due to the DNS on the mail server being set to google's public DNS, after I change /etc/resolv.conf with openNIC DNS, the error goes away and I get emails as I should again.

The problem generally comes about after the VPS has been restarted (either I've done updates or Digital Ocean has performed some maintenance). The CentOS image provided by Digital Ocean has NetworkManager installed by default and I've never really changed any of the settings. When NetworkManager starts, it rewrites /etc/resolv.conf, removing any edits you may have done. Also, Digital Ocean's default settings for the image have google publicDNS set. Every time the VPS reboots, I forget that I've never really fixed the issue and my openNIC settings were wiped out.

I could properly fix the issue multiple ways, I decided to do it the hard way because, why the hell not?


First, I disabled NetworkManager from overwriting /etc/resolv.conf by adding the following to the [main] section of /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf:

dns=none

Now, whenever NetworkManager starts/restarts, it should leave things alone. Unfortunately, it broke things in another way with /etc/resolv.conf getting wiped out completely on a reboot. Now the VPS was unable to reach anything on the net so, I removed that dns=none setting.

Next, I wrote a little script to pull the top five openNIC IPs based on location and drop those into /etc/resolv.conf:

#!/bin/bash
cmd=$(curl -s "https://api.opennicproject.org/geoip/?resolv&res=5&adm=5"|grep nameserver)
file=/etc/resolv.conf
tmpfile=/tmp/resolv.conf
dte=$(date +%Y%m%d-%H:%M:%S)
backupfile=/etc/resolv.conf.${dte}.bak

{
cat << EOF
# generated at $dte by the $(basename $0) script
############################################################
options timeout:1
$cmd
EOF
}>$tmpfile

cp $file $backupfile
cp $tmpfile $file
rm -rf $tmpfile
exit 0

This script was actually based on a script I wrote a few weeks ago when I had an odd network issue at home. I saved this script as /usr/bin/opennicupdate and set about the next step, getting it to run at boot.

Obviously, the script needs to be run at boot time and after the network is up, therefore, I wrote this little systemd unit file and saved it as /etc/systemd/system/opennicupdate.service:

[Unit]
Description=Update resolv.conf with opennic DNS
Requires=network.service
After=network.service

[Service]
Type=oneshot
ExecStart=/usr/bin/opennicupdate

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

Bam! Now, after a systemctl enable opennicupdate, my resolv.conf is properly populated with openNIC DNS addresses after a reboot.

Sure, I could have gone the easy way and just edited in the DNS servers I want in /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf but, where's the challenge in that? :P

#networkmanager #resolvconf #linux #opennic #mailserver #email

by Jeremy Pope at July 15, 2017 09:36 PM

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I know you're not really supposed to do these beer can (I generally...

I know you're not really supposed to do these beer can (I generally use Dr. Pepper actually) chickens but, son of a bitch does it make an extremely good chicken.

#grilling

by Jeremy Pope at July 12, 2017 11:11 PM

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Ran to the grocery store for a couple of items, happened to see ano...

Ran to the grocery store for a couple of items, happened to see another customer there who was wearing a #EFF t-shirt. Ended up stalking the dude until I could tell him that his shirt rocked.

by Jeremy Pope at July 02, 2017 11:22 PM

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/u/jpope777 on Taking Roku on vacation -no internet

You should be able to get this working, as long as you get everything set up prior to leaving. Just be sure that when you set up Plex on the laptop to set the 'List of IP addresses and networks that are allowed without auth'. Otherwise, the roku will not be able to log in as it technically goes through plex.tv for the log in process.

Also, /r/plex would be another good place to ask if you get hung up on this.

by /u/jpope777 at July 01, 2017 10:18 PM

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She poured the #coffee, which was so strong it practically snarled ...

She poured the #coffee, which was so strong it practically snarled as it came out of the pot. - from The L-Shaped Room by Lynne Reid Banks #quote

by Jeremy Pope at June 27, 2017 02:49 PM

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Sleep is an illusion, caused by too much blood in your cardiovascul...

Sleep is an illusion, caused by too much blood in your cardiovascular system.

Drink MOAR #coffee!

via Johan Öhlin

by Jeremy Pope at June 15, 2017 02:05 PM

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And now for something completely different, #coffee. Oh wait, that'...

And now for something completely different, #coffee. Oh wait, that's not so different from any other morning...

by Jeremy Pope at June 10, 2017 01:16 PM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 16.05 & 16.06

The 75 Fury Tapes 16.05 & 16.06

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

Tape 16 seems to be one of the first tapes I have with the drum machine (Boss DR-5). Some of my programming on it was still pretty rough.

Here are two versions of a song idea, first one with drum machine, the second one was just an expansion of the guitar parts.



https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-16-05/



https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-16-06/

#music #The75FuryTapes #guitar #drummachine #4trackrecordings #onemanband #instrumental

by Jeremy Pope at June 09, 2017 05:24 PM

The 75 Fury Tapes 16.04

The 75 Fury Tapes 16.04

This was recorded on a Fostex 4 track back in the mid '90s, likely early '96.

Tape 16 seems to be one of the first tapes I have with the drum machine (Boss DR-5). Some of my programming on it was still pretty rough.

Overall, I still dig this instrumental tune, may have to revisit it.



https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-16-04/

#music #The75FuryTapes #guitar #drummachine #4trackrecordings #onemanband #instrumental

by Jeremy Pope at June 09, 2017 04:50 PM

The 75 Fury Tapes 16.07 - Dick Tracy

The 75 Fury Tapes 16.07 - Dick Tracy

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

Cover of The Ventures - Dick Tracy.

Tape 16 seems to be one of the first tapes I have with the drum machine (Boss DR-5). Some of my programming on it was still pretty rough.



https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-16-07-dick-tracy/

#music #The75FuryTapes #guitar #drummachine #4trackrecordings #onemanband #TheVentures #cover

by Jeremy Pope at June 09, 2017 04:44 PM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 16.01

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

I don't remember for sure but, I think this was a buddy's track that we were messing with...

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by jpope at June 09, 2017 11:36 AM

The 75 Fury Tapes 16.08

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

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by jpope at June 09, 2017 11:27 AM

The 75 Fury Tapes 16.07 - Dick Tracy

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

Cover of The Ventures - Dick Tracy.

Tape 16 seems to be one of the first tapes I have with the drum machine (Boss DR-5). Some of my programming on it was still pretty rough.

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

by jpope at June 09, 2017 11:27 AM

The 75 Fury Tapes 16.06

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

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by jpope at June 09, 2017 11:26 AM

The 75 Fury Tapes 16.05

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

Tape 16 seems to be one of the first tapes I have with the drum machine (Boss DR-5). Some of my programming on it was still pretty rough.

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

by jpope at June 09, 2017 11:25 AM

The 75 Fury Tapes 16.04

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

Tape 16 seems to be one of the first tapes I have with the drum machine (Boss DR-5). Some of my programming on it was still pretty rough.

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

by jpope at June 09, 2017 11:25 AM

The 75 Fury Tapes 16.03

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

Tape 16 seems to be one of the first tapes I have with the drum machine (Boss DR-5). Some of my programming on it was still pretty rough.

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

by jpope at June 09, 2017 11:25 AM

The 75 Fury Tapes 16.02

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

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by jpope at June 09, 2017 11:24 AM

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Game audio - First goal at Kiel Center

I've been going through old 4 track tapes recently as I came across a working 4 track cassette console (Teac Portastudio 144). One early tape of mine had some clips from the tv playing the Blues game from Jan 26th, 1995. Just so happens, this was the very first game at the new Kiel Center. There is ~3 minutes of audio, within it you'll hear the very first goal scored at Kiel, a goal by Gretzky (on the Kings at the time). Seems I stopped messing around with it before Hull scored twice in the third though. :/

The audio can be heard here: https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-04-03-ken-wilson/

Side note, I certainly miss Ken Wilson's 'Oh baby!'

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by /u/jpope777 at June 08, 2017 05:14 PM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 04 03 - Ken Wilson

This was a recording of the TV during a St. Louis Blues game on Jan 26th 1995 as I was playing around with my Fostex 4-track. Turns out, this was the very first game at Kiel Center (now Scottrade Center) and the very first goal scored there was captured on this tape. Also captured was Wayne Gretzky's goal but, I must have stopped messing around with the 4 track by the third because I didn't get either of Brett Hull's goals...

I still miss hearing Ken Wilson's voice during the games.

Game stats can be found at: http://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/199501260STL.html

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

by jpope at June 08, 2017 11:43 AM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 25.04

The 75 Fury Tapes 25.04

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

Don't think I recorded another version of this but, damn, I really like it. Seems I just wanted to get it down as it was recorded on the end of tape number 25 and I ran out of tape before the song was complete...

I really enjoy this one, wish I would have explored it more back then. Think I may have to soon...



https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-25-04/

#music #The75FuryTapes #guitar #drummachine #4trackrecordings #onemanband

by Jeremy Pope at June 08, 2017 03:33 AM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 25.04

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

Don't think I recorded another version of this but, damn, I really like it. Seems I just wanted to get it down as it was recorded on the end of tape number 25 and I ran out of tape before the song was complete...

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

by jpope at June 07, 2017 10:28 PM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 25.01 - Donald

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

This is a song that was wrote by a band I was in back in high school. The original version can be heard here. This particular track was actually one of the very few original tracks we had. It's about a kid at our school who tried to steal the money out of a soda machine and only ended up with the soda machine landing on top of him.

I have another version of this that I think ended up better but, just haven't gotten to it just yet...

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

by jpope at June 06, 2017 06:33 PM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 25.02

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

This is a drum machine only track (Boss DR-5). Another long electronic track.

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

by jpope at June 06, 2017 12:32 AM

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VU Meters

In today's age of everything digital, these VU meters must be magic...

The music in this video is just a test recording of this previously uploaded track.

by jpope at June 05, 2017 02:17 PM

The 75 Fury Tapes 44.04

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

This is a drum machine only track (Boss DR-5).

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

by jpope at June 05, 2017 11:57 AM

The 75 Fury Tapes 44.03

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

This is a drum machine only track (Boss DR-5).

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

by jpope at June 05, 2017 11:57 AM

The 75 Fury Tapes 44.02

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

This is a drum machine only track (Boss DR-5). Not sure why I thought to make this track so unbearably long...

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by jpope at June 05, 2017 11:56 AM

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Updated two entries to #The75FuryTapes on my MediaGoblin. Taking 20...

Updated two entries to #The75FuryTapes on my MediaGoblin. Taking 20+ year old 4-track cassettes, playing them back on a ~30 year old console (that wasn't used to record them in the first place) seems to cause some weird phasing issues.

These two tracks were updated:

The 75 Fury Tapes 46.02 - Immigrant Song



https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-46-02-immigrant-song/

The 75 Fury Tapes 26.01 - Highway Star



https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-26-01-highway-star/

#music #guitar #drummachine #DeepPurple #LedZeppelin #cover #4trackrecordings

by Jeremy Pope at June 04, 2017 11:29 PM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 26.01 - Highway Star

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

Cover of Deep Purple's Highway Star.

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

by jpope at June 04, 2017 05:49 PM

The 75 Fury Tapes 46.02 - Immigrant Song

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

Cover of Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song.

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

by jpope at June 04, 2017 10:54 AM

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No matter how many times I watch #SpaceX successfully land stage on...

No matter how many times I watch #SpaceX successfully land stage one, it's still complete excites and amazes me. #GoSpaceXGo

by Jeremy Pope at June 03, 2017 09:17 PM

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https://static.jpope.org/images/coffee/Abraham_Lincoln_Accuracy_Quo...

I've found that the only method of verifying the accuracy of internet quotes is the judicious consumption of #coffee. - Abraham Lincoln #quote

by Jeremy Pope at June 01, 2017 09:13 PM

The 75 Fury Tapes 38.01 - Abused

The 75 Fury Tapes 38.01 - Abused

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

This track is about abuse, at the time for me, alcohol and weed. There will likely be another version of this uploaded at some point, I recorded it a few different times...

https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-38-01-abused/

#music #The75FuryTapes #guitar #drummachine #onemanband

by Jeremy Pope at June 01, 2017 12:53 AM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 41.01 - Down

The 75 Fury Tapes 41.01 - Down

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

I wrote this track after pissing off someone I loved at the time. I was also trying to be a christian so, half the song is wrote with a religious angle. I realized years later that one can't try to be a christian, either you are or you are not. Life has been quite a bit simpler since then although, I don't have someone other than myself to blame for the crap that happens in my life.

All that said, I've always liked this song of mine...

https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-41-01-down/

And I even did some crazy dance/industrial version of the song:

https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-41-01-down-alternate-version/

#music #The75FuryTapes #guitar #drummachine #onemanband

by Jeremy Pope at May 31, 2017 09:05 PM

The 75 Fury Tapes 42.01 - Cobra

The 75 Fury Tapes 42.01 - Cobra

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

This is a drum machine only track (Boss DR-5) along with effects.

https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-42-01-cobra/

#music #The75FuryTapes #drummachine #onemanband

by Jeremy Pope at May 31, 2017 08:58 PM

via MediaGoblin

The 75 Fury Tapes 38.01 - Abused

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

This track is about abuse, at the time for me, alcohol and weed. There will likely be another version of this uploaded at some point, I recorded it a few different times...

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

by jpope at May 31, 2017 07:22 PM

The 75 Fury Tapes 41.01 - Down (Alternate version)

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

This is some odd dance? version of this track.

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by jpope at May 31, 2017 03:43 PM

The 75 Fury Tapes 41.01 - Down

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

I wrote this track after pissing off someone I loved at the time. I was also trying to be a christian so, half the song is wrote with a religious angle. I realized years later that one can't try to be a christian, either you are or you are not. I never really was. A crazy alternate version can be heard here.

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by jpope at May 31, 2017 02:37 PM

Machine Shop Jam 05 Alternate

This is from a tape I labeled "Machine Shop Jam", which was a recording of a practice of a band a few buddies and I had going. It was recorded sometime in roughly '94.
Had a single microphone set up in the middle of the jam area which was the third or fourth floor of the bass players family machine shop.

This particular track was actually one of the very few original tracks we had. It's about a kid at our school who tried to steal the money out of a soda machine and only ended up with the soda machine landing on top of him. This version was recorded during the same jam session as this version but, we decided to have a little fun with it. The other guitar player was one funny dude.

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by jpope at May 31, 2017 12:11 PM

The 75 Fury Tapes 42.01 - Cobra

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

This is a drum machine only track (Boss DR-5).

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by jpope at May 31, 2017 09:26 AM

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The 75 Fury Tapes 46.02 - Immigrant Song

The 75 Fury Tapes 46.02 - Immigrant Song

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

Cover of Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song.

https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-46-02-immigrant-song/

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Machine Shop Jam 05

Machine Shop Jam 05

This is from a tape I labeled "Machine Shop Jam", which was a recording of a practice of a band a few buddies and I had going. It was recorded sometime in roughly '94.
Had a single microphone set up in the middle of the jam area which was the third or fourth floor of the bass players family machine shop.

This particular track was actually one of the very few original tracks we had. It's about a kid at our school who tried to steal the money out of a soda machine and only ended up with the soda machine landing on top of him.

To be honest, this really isn't worth listening too, just a trip down memory lane for me...

https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/machine-shop-jam-05/

#MachineShopJam

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Machine Shop Jam 04

This is from a tape I labeled "Machine Shop Jam", which was a recording of a practice of a band a few buddies and I had going. It was recorded sometime in roughly '94.
Had a single microphone set up in the middle of the jam area which was the third or fourth floor of the bass players family machine shop.

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by jpope at May 31, 2017 12:58 AM

Machine Shop Jam 03

This is from a tape I labeled "Machine Shop Jam", which was a recording of a practice of a band a few buddies and I had going. It was recorded sometime in roughly '94.
Had a single microphone set up in the middle of the jam area which was the third or fourth floor of the bass players family machine shop.

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

by jpope at May 31, 2017 12:56 AM

Machine Shop Jam 02

This is from a tape I labeled "Machine Shop Jam", which was a recording of a practice of a band a few buddies and I had going. It was recorded sometime in roughly '94.
Had a single microphone set up in the middle of the jam area which was the third or fourth floor of the bass players family machine shop.

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

by jpope at May 31, 2017 12:55 AM

Machine Shop Jam 01

This is from a tape I labeled "Machine Shop Jam", which was a recording of a practice of a band a few buddies and I had going. It was recorded sometime in roughly '94.
Had a single microphone set up in the middle of the jam area which was the third or fourth floor of the bass players family machine shop.

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

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The 75 Fury Tapes 24.04

The 75 Fury Tapes 24.04

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

This was an unfinished idea, seems I may have been listening to a bunch of Marilyn Manson during this time...

https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-24-04/

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Machine Shop Jam 05

This is from a tape I labeled "Machine Shop Jam", which was a recording of a practice of a band a few buddies and I had going. It was recorded sometime in roughly '94.
Had a single microphone set up in the middle of the jam area which was the third or fourth floor of the bass players family machine shop.

This particular track was actually one of the very few original tracks we had. It's about a kid at our school who tried to steal the money out of a soda machine and only ended up with the soda machine landing on top of him. We recorded an alternate version as well.

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The 75 Fury Tapes 26.01 - Highway Star

The 75 Fury Tapes 26.01 - Highway Star

I recorded this some time back in the late '90s. I can't say it's real good (was never really happy with the vocals) but, it's fun to give it a listen. It's kind of an industrial version of the song.

It's also one of my favorite songs by Deep Purple. They damn well better play it this fall when I go see them in concert.

https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/the-75-fury-tapes-26-01-highway-star/

#music #guitar #drummachine #DeepPurple #cover

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The 75 Fury Tapes 24.05 - Cinnamon Girl

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

Cover of Neil Young's Cinnamon Girl

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The 75 Fury Tapes 24.04

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

This was an unfinished idea, seems I may have been listening to a bunch of Marilyn Manson during this time...

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by jpope at May 30, 2017 04:42 PM

The 75 Fury Tapes 24.03

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

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I’m Broken (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

I’m Broken (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

Artist: Pantera
Album: Far Beyond Driven
From: Arlington, Texas

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Lyrics:

I wonder if we'll smile 
In our coffins while 
Loved ones mourn the day
The absence of our faces
Living, laughing, eyes awake
Is this too much for them to take? 

Too young for one's conclusion
The lifestyle won
Such values you taught your son
That's how

Look at me now
I'm broken
Inherit my life

One day we all will die
A cliched fact of life
Force fed to make us heed
Inbred to sponge our bleed
Every warning, a leaking rubber
A poison apple for mingled blood

Too young for one's delusion 
The lifestyle cost 
Venereal Mother 
Embrace the loss
That's how 

Look at you now
You're broken 
Inherit your life

That's how 
That's how 
That's how 

Look at us now

I'm broken
Inherit my life
I'm broken

That's how 
That's how 
That's how 

Look at me now
I'm broken (broken)
I'm broken (broken)
I'm broken (broken)
I'm broke

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Pandemic (The Extinction Files #1)
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End of Watch (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #3)
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The Utopia Chronicles (Atopia, #3)
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May 12, 2017 10:53 PM

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I drank many Huge Ass Beers down in NOLA. Brought a few cups home so I could drink some here as well. 😊

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/u/jpope777 on We made nearly 16.5 times more comments in our last GDT than Perd fans did in theirs... So there's that.

Why would anyone subject themselves to the idiocy of /r/hockey? You may as well head over to the stltoday forums as well. Either way, your IQ will drop...

by /u/jpope777 at April 25, 2017 04:22 AM

/u/jpope777 on Goodbye Tim Peel. Second round Officials have been posted.

What? Shitcago and Tim Peel is out?
Best. Playoffs. Ever.

Of course, the NHL are probably freaking the fuck out right about now...

by /u/jpope777 at April 25, 2017 01:04 AM

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/u/jpope777 on Blues begin second-round series on Wednesday

Looks like I'll potentially miss watching the first three games due to my wife and I being on vacation in NOLA. :(

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

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

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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...

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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...

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

by Jeremy Pope at April 19, 2017 08:04 PM

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

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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. ;)

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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.

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I don’t need no booze or drugs

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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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/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!!!

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

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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

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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...

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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!

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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.

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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