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I have an MXC for sale; PM me if interested.  I also have the Quad Switch and Expression Pedal.

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Thanks, Kim!

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The comments about the Internet are spot on.  It was a massive breakthrough in communication, even though it was never meant for public consumption - the original purpose was for scientific communication.  This technology was truly disruptive, hence its incredible popularity and growth.

No no, this is not at all correct. The internet was totally meant to be adopted by everyone.
The first mechanism any regime wanting control and expansion implements, is controlling the populous through controlled information channels.

Controlling any media has been a goal to the elites for ages, and the internet is a great way of ensuring the ability to mass-load the masses with wanted world views and disinformation about the reality of politics, climate, financials, war, enemies, terrorism et al..
Just take a look at Russel Brand, a celebrity star directly working for the Fabian Society and the New Statesman publication, spreading their ideas about getting the population ready for revolution, which always means war - so that martial law can be instated.

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The problem comes in when one puts advanced technology in the hands of all people of the world.  Be it weapons or Internet, people with bad intent latch onto it as a means of being even more destructive than they could have been before.  Anyone remember life before hacking?

This is partially correct but also incorrect.
Thugs, thieves and local mafia of course will utilize any technology available, but the real bad people are the psychopath elites that runs our world, being in control of banks, politicians, military industrial complexes..

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Even music was strongly affected.  I'm no fan of the old music business, but now anyone and everyone thinks they're able to make music, and most of it online is crap.  The same goes for news - distinguishing between the real and not so real is an exhausting exercise because of everyone having an opinion.

Yes indeed, and this is directly related to how communication mechanisms, like the internet, has been rolled-out, precisely in order to be be able to take over any means of media control.

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I certainly believe that humanity has become less intelligent over time.

Exactly. There's a major difference between intellect and intelligence.
Having a highly active left brain hemisphere but incapable of using the right hemisphere, can still be said to have a high intellect.

The word Intelligence is derived from Latin: intelli + genza (IIRC on the two parts), meaning the ability to put together knowledge in the mind - which requires full use of both brain hemispheres (plus some more).

Controlled media has played a major role in reducing intellect.
TV sets were introduced specifically for this purpose: "We want a TV in every home- for dumbing-down the population".

It is such topics I've been researching for 6½+ years. A grueling experience..

Do look up ARPANET.......

BTW - when did you adopt this dark view of the world?

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The comments about the Internet are spot on.  It was a massive breakthrough in communication, even though it was never meant for public consumption - the original purpose was for scientific communication.  This technology was truly disruptive, hence its incredible popularity and growth.

The problem comes in when one puts advanced technology in the hands of all people of the world.  Be it weapons or Internet, people with bad intent latch onto it as a means of being even more destructive than they could have been before.  Anyone remember life before hacking?

Even music was strongly affected.  I'm no fan of the old music business, but now anyone and everyone thinks they're able to make music, and most of it online is crap.  The same goes for news - distinguishing between the real and not so real is an exhausting exercise because of everyone having an opinion.

I certainly believe that humanity has become less intelligent over time.

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It seems like hate is the in thing these days.  Imagine my surprise when I got this message after posting some of my Marshall amps for sale on Craigslist:

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So,ummm,REALLY? Urr tryin' to sell all that Limey SHIT for that much when I've ALWAYS played Fender;s and SMOKE that Marshall SHIT!! Gimme a Twin-reverb with an extra 2-12 box and that DEFINED half-stack!!! Move back to England if ur that into Marshall!!! TURD!!!!

I can't believe Mr. Tom Eggleston actually took the time to write this email in response to my ad!  There are some sick puppies out there!  :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

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Did you try communicating with Perle Guitars through their eBay listings?  Usually sellers respond pretty quickly; their shipping rate to Ireland is confirmed at $15.

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Discussions / R.I.P. Tom Petty
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Died of cardiac arrest this morning.

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Discussions / I'm no longer watching the NFL
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MODS: this post is not meant to be political, rather a statement of patriotism.  If you disagree, feel free to remove it.

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GB, while the post was "not meant to be political, rather a statement of patriotism", there are literally hundreds of other places where those kind of discussions and dialogs are allowed and encouraged.  You'll also more than likely find that those dialogs always turn to heated exchanges that only serve to further divide people.  As such, the Depot does not want to divide people over things that have nothing to do with the reason we are members here.

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Apparently the listing has been removed!  Busted!

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I know nothing about that unit.  However is it a model that is still produced?

I don't think so.  So how can it be new?

This looks like a blatant cashing in on a defunct model and someone in china has taken it upon themselves to clone it and sell it as though it is legit ADA.  I think they will probably get around copyright issues as for some reason China can, but I do think it might be worth pointing out to ebay.

I imagine though nothing much will be done.

Actually this is a new pedal recently offered by A/DA.  I bought one of the first ones and it's actually quite good.

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Check out this eBay listing:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/322732578169?ul_noapp=true

Note the item is in China......

Does that look like a fake listing to you?  I suspect we should report it.

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Thanks for the compliments, everyone!  I don't have any sound clips yet, but will start generating some soon.

Meanwhile, check out https://www.cycfi-research.com/

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And here she is in her final glory: my first Nexus guitar!

Featuring a Gotoh Wilkinson tremolo bridge and Schaller strap locks. The tremolo cover is from AllParts and allows access to the 9V battery that is used to power the XR Active Volume and Resonant Filter controls.

This is a dual purpose guitar: the 1/4" output allows one to plug into any guitar amp and enjoy the SSS XR Flex pickups. Plug in the Nexus cable and breakout box to take advantage of the Nu Multi 6 - separate string and XR Flex audio in 7 channels along with Roland 13-pin compatibility (thanks to Synth-Linx's excellent product) with Synth Volume (wired as a Blend with Guitar Volume) and Guitar/Synth Mix CVs (permanently set to 1.04V for "mix"). Nirvana!


The finished product!


Another view in sun light.  The top layer is Walnut.


The back side.  One piece Swamp Ash.


Fitting the Nu Breakout Board.  This is the hub for all audio and CV signals.


Fitting the Lemo-compatible 19-pin connector.  Very compact, only slightly larger than a 1/4" jack.


The heart of the matter: the wired pickguard.  The bridge pickup is a combined hexaphonic low-impedance Nu Multi and a humbucking XR Flex Dual.


Notice the solderless connections.


A home-made tone shaping circuit was added to the middle XR pickup just for fun.


The middle pickup tone potentiometer is accessed through this hole in the pickguard.


Pick guard will all connections.  Note the flat conductor cables used for the hexaphonic pickup.


Test fitting the wired pick guard.  More flat cable connections used between the 19-pin connector and the Breakout Board.


The body undergoing Tru-Oil finishing.


Look at those Swamp Ash patterns!


The neck is Canary - very dense and smooth, needs no finish at all!


Schaller locking tuners.  Note the beautiful patterns in the Canary wood.


Fender LSR Roller Nut on Rosewood fingerboard.


Note how I cleverly matched up the grain on the Swamp Ash Body with the Canary neck.  Really?  Purely accidental!


All four woods in perfect harmony!


A closer view of the Wilkinson tremolo.  I put these in all my Strat builds, highly recommended!


Front panel of the Nexus breakout box.  The 19-pin input connection is on the left, the Synth-Linx 13-pin output is on the right, carrying the 6 string signals, XR output, synth volume, and mix CV.


The Nexus box is highly configurable and hackable.  All key signals are available on headers.


The back panel of Nexus has 1/4" TRS jacks that are configurable, as well as MIDI output.  Power is supplied to the guitar via the 19-pin cable.

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Block diagram of the Nexus box.  The mixer allows for routing of signals to stereo outputs.  The MIDI module can be programmed to any CV to MIDI command conversion.

How does it work?  In one word: fantastic!  The sound of the "normal" XR pickups is very clear and bright, with wide frequency response, making it easy to dial in any tone you want.  The Resonant Filter is insanely good - one can control both frequency and Q, very much like a synth.  Think Stratocaster single coil on steroids, but can dial in Tele and LP sounds as well.  The Nu Multi by itself also sounds fantastic, very close to the XR sound.  Not at all like the typical hex pickups from Roland, Fishman, or Antares; no, like a real pickup!  It could easily be used as both the main guitar pickup and the hexaphonic synth driver.

Huge thanks to Joel De Guzman and Mark Bellarmino from Cycfi Research for their assistance with this build.  Superb customer support!

I will build you one if interested - PM me for details.

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Guitars / Re: NGD
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@GuitarBuilder,

   Thanks man.
   I'm considering a few mods to it, but not many. One of the things I was thinking of at first was to replace the tuning machines with Fender locking tuners, but I was playing this thing for most of the day yesterday, and using some heavy tremolo throughout, and it really didn't come out of tune very much at all, much to my surprise.
   The other considerations I have in mind for mods, is to put a brass bridge block in it from KGC, as well as the brass compensated spring anchor, and maybe the raw tremolo springs. When I got it yesterday, the bridge was pulled tight against the body, with 5 springs in it, I took out two of them and floated the bridge like I do with all of my Strats, and went to town on it! It's really a well built and beautiful instrument.
   The other mod I will definitely do is replace the pickups. The stock, standard Strat pups in this thing are noisy as hell, and don't really sound that spectacular, so this may be the guitar that I try out the Zexcoil pups on. This way, it will be silent through an overdriven amp as the virtual guitars are.
   Other than the possibility of locking tuners if that becomes an issue, this axe doesn't really need anything at all, other than a great amp to play it through, and I've got that covered pretty well.

Here are the typical mods most VG-5 owners do:

1) Fender or Schaller locking tuners
2) SuperVee tremolo bridge
3) DiMarzio Area pickup set

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