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  • Bitcoin has fallen 40% in under a week, and it looks like it's still falling. I said it was a wild ride! But I'm holding on. Don't forget guys, the time to be greedy is when everyone else is fearful. Now's your big chance, buy the dips!
  • I agree with most of what you say, Kevin. However, I'd point out that intrinsic value has nothing to do with the effort, or expense, or number of kilowatt-hours put into mining a coin. This is the same error that Marx made, asserting that the value …
  • Mind you - since you mentioned house prices - houses are a certain investment, and safer. Indeed. The traditional homes of wealth -- gold, land and property -- are all solid, physical things, whereas cryptocurrencies are insubstantial. They're ev…
  • I bought a very small amount back in 2013, out of interest. It was a private deal, not via an online exchange. (No, it wasn't anything illegal!) I'm not a gambler but it's been interesting to see how it's taken off. I must also have some bitcoin der…
  • Some truths ... some half-truths ... ! As I'm suffering from flu at the moment I don't feel up to going through it all. If it's any consolation, I taught electronics at university for 15 years but I have no idea myself how mobile phones work. Well…
  • Welcome back, Jocko. Playing an instrument is like riding a bike: you'll never forget what you've learnt and you'll always be able to play. (With a few wobbles at first perhaps!) One day maybe you'll pick up a guitar, strum a few chords and think "…
  • Okay Kevin, what you need to grasp are these points. First, an LED can be considered to be a voltage source. Eh, what? This is a technical way of saying that no matter what current is passing through it, the voltage drop across it remains constant. …
  • Hello. I'm not dead yet. Dave
  • As an electronics engineer who started his career (in the 1970s!) designing professional audio equipment, I can assure you there's no audible difference between different types of capacitor! The main two imperfections in capacitors are equivalent s…
  • Let me put a controversial opposing view. I'm not keen on intellectual property, and that goes for things I've created myself. If something came to me for free (i.e. an idea popped into my head) then why should I profit from it? When I say "somethi…
  • There are certain people who get served last -- and I'm one of them. I've known it since my student days. In order to get served first, you need to have a somewhat sociopathic personality (don't care what other people think; don't have much empathy)…
  • Far as I can tell by listening to the demo (and others on utube), the AC3 doesn't do anything that can't be accomplished by EQ (tone controls). Basically it can cut the bass and boost the treble (electric guitars are way too bassy compared to acoust…
  • I used to play in a band where the guitarist had such a pedal. I think it was a Boss AC-3 pedal and he used it with a Yamaha Pacifica. https://boss.info/us/products/ac-3/ (Too many knobs to twiddle perhaps?) As I recall, he mainly used it to prop up…
  • I have to admit that, although I'd heard the term Bananarama, I assumed it was a male band something along the lines of Madness. I'm rather surprised to find it's three women, if you follow my line of thinking! That song and its rendition really ar…
  • I believe there now exist devices called mobile phones, which are very handy in cases like this, as you can contact your wife even in the ladies' (probably). However, it does depend on both parties having phones, both having them turned on, both bei…
  • I still have the Fender Jazz bass I bought circa 1980, after my previous one was stolen. A guitar is like a woman. (Not just the shapely curves and ... no, I'd better stop there.) A guitar is like a woman: find yourself a good one, and stick with …
  • The font colour could definitely be darker! As far as I can tell, it's #888 (in CSS terms). I suggest it should be #666 or darker. (Well, maybe 666 is just asking for trouble, try 555. ) Hmm, no preview box for editing one's post. I used to use th…
  • Originally Posted By: JockoHope this makes sense and I also hope I haven't revealed any glaring holes in my musical theory!! No, it's very clear and you're 100% correct! The only thing I'd add is that if you're playing with a bass player, he (she?…
  • Originally Posted By: Richard - Richards GuitarsSo in other words the monthly fee is for the platform and extra storage should come pretty cheap if I hit the ceiling limit. Should come cheap -- but what companies charge isn't necessarily related to…
  • Originally Posted By: Richard - Richards GuitarsI have a limit of 100 GB of data storage and I am told that should be enough for a long time... so they say! I have no idea these days and one of you guys maybe a bit more technically experienced than…
  • 1. If your amp makes the sound you like, but it's not loud enough for gigs, it can easily be miked-up and the output sent to your disco amp. 2. If your amp doesn't make the sound you like, you need a different one, but it doesn't have to be a big p…
  • At the end of the day it's about what your ears tell you. The vast majority of listeners have no knowledge of music theory, but they know what they like! However, as with any art, it helps the creator if you know the underlying "rules". And yes, ru…
    in Bdim Comment by DaveBass August 2013
  • Originally Posted By: Mark P"A diminished seventh chord is a four note chord that comprises a diminished triad plus the interval of a diminished seventh (alternatively regarded enharmonically as a major sixth) above the root." Hmmm ... well that's …
    in Bdim Comment by DaveBass August 2013
  • According to the (online) manual, there doesn't seem to be a user-accessible fuse. But there's probably an internal one. (EDIT: Actually I've just spotted there are two fuses: F1.6A and T1A.) When you say the amp has died, is it completely dead or…
  • Free webmail addresses are available from various places; I used one provided by www.mail.com to register for this site. They have various domains, and I chose musician.org. Dave
  • My advice: focus on improving your timing and dynamics. Near the beginning there are passages that sound like "plonk-plonk-plonk-plonk plonk". You need to relax and let the music flow. The aim should be to make your guitar sing. That doesn't mean …
  • Willpower! Resist temptation. Avoid looking at guitar websites. Don't go near guitar shops. "Get thee behind me, Satan!" Dave
  • A couple of points. First, the guitar is a transposing instrument in that it sounds an octave lower than written. So, for instance, the highest pitched string, open E, is written as a note near the top of the treble stave but is actually a major thi…
  • I'll make my usual suggestion that you take a look at the TweakHeadz website: MIDI 101 I use an awful lot of MIDI tracks myself, but I hardly ever touch a keyboard: instead, I use a piano-roll editor to enter and adjust the notes one-by-one. If yo…
  • I'm going to be a Dismal Jimmie, and suggest that the only person who should choose a musical instrument is the one who's going to play it. We're all different, we're all different sizes and shapes, we all have different tastes... and that's why th…