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by Irene Idler
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Opticians.
Replies: 27
Views: 2052

Re: Opticians.

I've had excellent luck with Murgatroyd Holmes, who have offices in Staveley, Edlington, and Conisbrough. They provided an accurate prescription for me after Boots Opticians had screwed mine up twice, and their optician in Staveley is really first-rate and can work absolute magic. (I have a very nar...
by Irene Idler
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Remember These?
Replies: 658
Views: 30131

Re: Remember These?

Steve's amp really does sound amazing! It did very nice things for some of our favourite records. Those valves *seriously* need the full steampunk treatment though!
by Irene Idler
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: Audio Technica VM540ML
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: Audio Technica VM540ML

Dave and I got to listen to this yesterday, and it sounds absolutely fantastic and tracked perfectly even on a difficult LP. We'll probably be putting one of these on the travelling deck!
by Irene Idler
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs
Replies: 237
Views: 34161

Re: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs

Thermionic Idler wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:19 pm
It would have made my life a lot easier if I'd bought two different colours of AWG18! Continuity tester to the rescue...
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I can't believe you didn't put everything on hold so you could order the wire in a second colour. Your standards are slipping!
by Irene Idler
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: A little light humour
Replies: 1633
Views: 227911

Re: A little light humour

Found on Facebook Marketplace just now. I just knew you'd all be interested in this amazing bargain. :D

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by Irene Idler
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs
Replies: 237
Views: 34161

Re: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs

Sexy work as always, darling. Utterly shabby.
by Irene Idler
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs
Replies: 237
Views: 34161

Re: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs

What can I say? My parents were Depression babies. I am genetically hardwired to hoard anything that might be even remotely useful. We've still got a 1000-watt motor from an old Cuisinart sitting in storage, just in case anyone we know decides to build something that needs one, though I'm pretty sur...
by Irene Idler
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Any recommendations for an electro acoustic
Replies: 7
Views: 2717

Re: Any recommendations for an electro acoustic

My advice on guitars will always begin with defining a budget and then playing everything you can get your hands on till you find the one that sings to you. That said, assuming Taylor is out of reach, Ibanez, Washburn, Takamine, and Yamaha all do some pretty nice acoustic/electrics that aren't too s...
by Irene Idler
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs
Replies: 237
Views: 34161

Re: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs

You must get an incredible amount of satisfaction from doing such quality work. Amazing! Imagine the satisfaction I get from enjoying the fruits of his labour after having done nothing more strenuous than point and say things like, "Couldn't you mirror those so they look nicer?" and "I just used up...
by Irene Idler
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs
Replies: 237
Views: 34161

Re: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs

I have been given permission to quote Dave on this:

"I believe that I am entitled to be a bit smug. How smug am I? I am a smug bastard. A smug fucking bastard. Yes, I am."

And quite right too!
by Irene Idler
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs
Replies: 237
Views: 34161

Re: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs

He's being modest, of course. It's shoddy. Very, very shoddy. You'll all have to come over and hear it yourselves.
by Irene Idler
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs
Replies: 237
Views: 34161

Re: Dieselpunk Preamp of Doom and the Beast with Two Backs

Dave is happy as a pig in shit.

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by Irene Idler
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: Recommend me some music
Replies: 45
Views: 10079

Re: Recommend me some music

Two completely different but amazing artists I discovered today, plus one not quite so old favorite's most magnificent output:

1. Hiromi, the Trio Project, 'Alive':


2. CW Stoneking, 'Jungle Blues':


3. Too Many Zooz/Lucky Chops, 'Funkytown/I Feel Good':
by Irene Idler
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Brian May's guitar tech and Brian May discuss Brian May's guitar and touring rig
Replies: 0
Views: 1151

Brian May's guitar tech and Brian May discuss Brian May's guitar and touring rig

Stumbled across this earlier today and thought some of you might enjoy it. I already knew most of the story behind the Red Special, but Mr. Idler found it fascinating and was, like myself, pleased by the detail that the sixpence must be pre-1950, because after that the composition changed and doesn'...