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    Default can we talk about *this* without getting political?

    your favorite Rush album?

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    Default Re: can we talk about *this* without getting political?

    You mean, like

    A Farewell to Kings (anarchy?)

    or

    Hold Your Fire (war?)

    or

    A Show of Hands (voting?)

    or

    Counterparts (opponents)

    nvrmnd...
    Last edited by LesStrat; 11-08-2008 at 09:30 PM.

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    Default Re: can we talk about *this* without getting political?

    The one with 'Tom Sawyer' on it...





    If I was forced to choose, I'd go with A Farewell to Kings.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kanye West
    Welcome to the real world. Everybody wanna booooo me but I'm a fan of real pop culture!!! No disrespect but we watchin' the show at the crib right now cause...well you know...I'm not crazy y'all, I'm just real.

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    Default Re: can we talk about *this* without getting political?

    Moving Pictures, hands down. They peaked with that album and everything before and since is just weak by comparison.
    In 1861 as Confederate forces were about to fire on Fort Sumter, the Blue and Gray had far more in common than the blue and red today. What fellowship can "the truth shall set you free" ever have with "what is truth"? Barring a major epidemic or nuclear attack to explode the postmodern myth that the reality outside our heads depends for its very existence on what we think of it, secession is coming...

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    Default Re: can we talk about *this* without getting political?

    huh, can't post about actual gear, but this one goes through...

    Exit...Stage Left for me, for Xanadu alone. Well, and La Villa Srangiato. um...and YYZ.

    Tied for some reason with Signals. Always liked Signals. The guitar lead in The Analog Kid, with that simple, descending, 3-note angelic keyboard thing behind it. I remember the goosebumps from the MTV, watching the video for Countdown, with the Space Shuttle blasting off and that one onlooker in the crowd jumping up and down with joy, attempting to knock out the sky with his fist. Also, Exit... is tied with 2112 and Hemispheres. Oh and Moving Pictures, why not. The Camera Eye!

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    Default Re: can we talk about *this* without getting political?

    could someone please start a thread for me in The Guitar Shop?

    title:
    decline in the quality of guitar strings

    message:
    has anyone else besides PVFan noticed, like in the last year or 2 ?
    if so, how so?

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    Default Re: can we talk about *this* without getting political?

    really? nobody will? I asked with a please, but maybe it was bad form to ask.

    2 separate, popular brands of brand new strings, my favorites, too, that don't seem to intonate incorrectly on a perfectly intonated, perfectly set up axe. I began noticing it a while ago and it seems to get worse with every string change. What seems physically impossible is that with one set G and D are intonated perfectly open (0th fret / nut) and at the 12th fret, but way off in between, and just horrible at the 5th and 7th fret.

    Took the guitar to my tech to make sure I wasn't drunk or crazy. I wasn't. The 2nd set would not intonate on E and A. So he slapped some D'addarios on there and everything was fine. The strings that were on there were fine, too. When I asked, WTF, this is physically impossible? Are they slinkying up in the middle or are they malformed, or just what? He said that string manufacturing has taken a nose-dive lately.

    I know this sounds crazy. It's not the guitar, the truss, the neck, the saddles, the weather, the humidity, the barometric pressure, nor sudden gusts of gravity. Seattle weathermen / meteorologists have easy jobs and say the same thing almost every day.

    WTF? I feel like I can't trust my 2 favorite brands of strings.

    SERIOUSLY. Anyone?

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    Default Re: can we talk about *this* without getting political?

    Barack Obama.



    ...dammit....

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    Default Re: can we talk about *this* without getting political?

    Quote Originally Posted by PVFan View Post
    Krank guitarist, 1 Litre (1 Quart), complete with nozzle, rubber tube (150cm / approx 5 ft long) & ****** fitting set (stop cork, vaginal pipe & rectal pipe).



    I'll take the infraction for pointing this out. It ain't the first time there, krank ol buddy. Contemplate being useful.
    ahahahahhahahahahaha....

    Well played, sir, well played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PVFan View Post
    really? nobody will? I asked with a please, but maybe it was bad form to ask.

    2 separate, popular brands of brand new strings, my favorites, too, that don't seem to intonate incorrectly on a perfectly intonated, perfectly set up axe. I began noticing it a while ago and it seems to get worse with every string change. What seems physically impossible is that with one set G and D are intonated perfectly open (0th fret / nut) and at the 12th fret, but way off in between, and just horrible at the 5th and 7th fret.

    Took the guitar to my tech to make sure I wasn't drunk or crazy. I wasn't. The 2nd set would not intonate on E and A. So he slapped some D'addarios on there and everything was fine. The strings that were on there were fine, too. When I asked, WTF, this is physically impossible? Are they slinkying up in the middle or are they malformed, or just what? He said that string manufacturing has taken a nose-dive lately.

    I know this sounds crazy. It's not the guitar, the truss, the neck, the saddles, the weather, the humidity, the barometric pressure, nor sudden gusts of gravity. Seattle weathermen / meteorologists have easy jobs and say the same thing almost every day.

    WTF? I feel like I can't trust my 2 favorite brands of strings.

    SERIOUSLY. Anyone?
    done
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    There is no such thing as useless knowledge.

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    Default Re: can we talk about *this* without getting political?

    thanks again Cream

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    Quote Originally Posted by PVFan View Post
    thanks again Cream
    no problemo
    Quote Originally Posted by kilphody View Post
    There is no such thing as useless knowledge.

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    Default Re: can we talk about *this* without getting political?

    2112 hands down!

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    Default Re: can we talk about *this* without getting political?

    Quote Originally Posted by krankguitarist View Post
    Barack Obama.



    ...dammit....

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    Default Re: can we talk about *this* without getting political?

    Rush: bad white-person music.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jolly View Post
    ...but then again, I'm so deaf I can't even hear myself fart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot _Grits View Post
    Rush: bad white-person music.
    your stock just dropped off a cliff.

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    Default Re: can we talk about *this* without getting political?

    Quote Originally Posted by PVFan View Post
    your stock just dropped off a cliff.
    If only it was Rush's master tapes falling off that cliff.

    One of my oldest friends got into them (rush fans are very thin on the ground down here: isolation can be a boon) and has attempted to indoctrinate me on several occasions. I've given it a good, solid try but to me it's just awful music. I mean, that sh*t makes Dream Theatre (modern standard-bearers for lame white person music) look almost palatable.

    It's actually hard for me to fully convey the magnificence of Rush's lameness. There's so much to take in: 30 years of lame guitar and bass sounds, over-stuffy drumming and Geddy's mewling yelping of Neil's bad college poetry. Oh, the humanity.

    To be fair, they can all play their instruments very effectively. And they were slightly better on the first album, before they got ol' tightarse Peart and his silly tom rolls in. But only slightly.

    I'm sorry, but without delving into 'new nashville' there isn't a single band I can think of that better personifies lame white person music. Personally I'm not much of a one for anti-intellectualism, but Rush is a first class case of how badly things can go wrong if one chooses to make music from the brain rather than the balls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jolly View Post
    ...but then again, I'm so deaf I can't even hear myself fart.

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    Default Re: can we talk about *this* without getting political?

    Ha, I couldn't have put it better myself.
    "I believe the truth is not told between 9 and 5." - Hunter S. Thompson

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    Wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot _Grits View Post
    I'm sorry
    Okay, at least you've given it a shot. I guess you don't like Rickenbackers, but you do like Motown. I look forward to your smackdown in future threads on King Crimson, Moody Blues, and Yes (where you can bash Chris Squire's similar "lame bass sounds" as well).

    Re: Dream Theater, agreed.

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