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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Future gear, future debt.

After much research and consideration, i have come up with a list of equipment that i would like to own. I know it seems like a lot of effects but yeah, i'm an effect junky. Right now i still have my old X3 Live and still love it to death because of all the options it has but the sound just doesn't cut it all. It's nice for practice i'll admit, but when it comes down to it i just don't like the sound at all. I guess i finally reached that point in which i finally understand tone (i know, i know... having so many pedals could quite well end up in major tone suckage) and why so many hate solid state amps and multieffects. It's sad, i'll have to restart from scratch and it'll take a while. I'll probably still end up the X3 just for practice purposes... coincidentally being pretty much the only thing i ever use it for. I'm hoping i could maybe go on a deployment so i can save some cash for all this. I would love to be able to buy everything at once. I know it's crazy, but hey, that'd be awesome. It'd be like my own little private Christmas. Idk, i guess what i really want is to find myself. What else can i do when i'm about to lose everything?

Amps -

  • Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 36 - $959.00
    • Avatar 1x12 Contemporary Cab with Celestion Classic Lead 80 - $279.00
    • Avatar 1x12 Contemporary Cab with Celestion Vintage 30 - $279.00
      • TOTAL - $1,517.00
  • Egnater Rebel 30 (waiting for HG Series to come out) - $749.99
    • Avatar 1x12 Contemporary Cab with Celestion Classic Lead 80 - $279.00
    • Avatar 1x12 Contemporary Cab with Celestion Vintage 30 - $279.00
      • TOTAL - $1,307.99

Effects -
  • Planet Waves Tru-Strobe Tuner
  • DigiTech Whammy IV
  • Ernie Ball VP JR
  • MXR MC404 CAE Wah
  • Pigtronix Philosopher's Rock
  • Pigtronix Class A Boost
  • Black Arts Toneworks Pharaoh Fuzz
  • Wampler Euphoria
  • Lovepedal OD 11
  • Dr. Scientist The Elements
  • ISP Decimator G String
  • Catalinbread Semaphore Tap Tempo
  • Wampler Nirvana Chorus
  • Blackout Effectors Whetstone Analog Phaser
  • Ibanez AF2 Airplane Flanger
  • Diamond Quantum Leap
  • TC Electronic Flashback Delay X4
  • Hardwire Supernatural Ambient Verb
  • One Control Crocodile Tail Loop OC10 - $599.00

Other stuff I'll need: MXR CAE MC-403, Furman PlugLock outlet strip, an Ernie Ball VP JR as an expression pedal for the Flashback Delay, and way too many patches for me to count.
7:59 pm - 16 comments - 0 Kudos
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Future gear revision...

Ok... update:

So far I bought Core X2 and Bullet cables and they sound just like I expected. I have some leftover cable from the Core's dyi kit so I can always redo the patches to fulfill my needs in the future.

I've been paying more attention into what amps I'll be getting. So far I've replaced (in my mind at least) the Dual Terror for an Orange TH30. The TH30 has a dedicated clean channel while the DT actually had two "gain" channels (one was the same as the Tiny Terror and the second being a higher gain version of the previous). Apart from that, it's also got an effects loop. Initially I had thought about modding the DT to add a loop but after some research I discovered that the loop could only be added into one channel due to the amp's design. Lastly, the TH offers more gain than the DT, somewhat akin to that of the Orange Dark Terror... this is perfect for playing some heavier music. Now, if only it had built-in reverb...

Now, onto the cabs... At first I had thought that the Greenback/Blue combo would sound nice but now I doubt they'd mix very well. The Greenbacks have a rather dark/muddy sound while the Blues mainly shine in bassy blues/jazz cleans. Because of this, they're not very good when it comes to the opposite spectrums (Blues in high gain and Greenbacks in cleans). So far I've found Celestion Golds and Vintage 30s to be more pleasing and well rounded in terms of versatility. Also, they're not overly distant in terms of sound so I assume they'll be easier to blend (not to mention that I know this has been done quite often).

One more thing, as if I haven't said enough: no more 2x12 cabs. Instead I'm gonna go for 2 1x12 cabs per head to make two mini full stacks. Come on, seriously... how bitching would that be!?! I've never been a fan of half or full stacks' looks, not to mention that they're so space consuming. Also, having so many speakers would probably be overkill for my needs and space accommodations. Unfortunately, doing so many separate cabs makes things more expensive (not to mention that the TH30's a few hundred dollars more than the Dual Terror to begin with) so this will be a long process. Another thing I'm slightly worried about is a possible loss of low end but I'm hoping it won't be a big deal. I've noticed that the Avatar speakers are slightly bigger than the Orange and Egnater ones (Egnaters are even smaller than Oranges) so I might be safe with the amount of "thump."

...Seriously, look at this:


Next thing on my list will be to look over my choice of effects. At first I had thought that getting a multieffects would be a good idea but thanks to Andy from Pro Guitar Shop I've seen that there are a lot of great options out there. My dilemma now is sacrificing user controls for unique sounds from every individual pedal.
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Goodbye UG

I'm saddened to say that i will be parting ways with ug... for 2 or 3 months. Yesterday i got my contract with the Air Force signed and i'm leaving for basic on May 25. Seems like i won't be online again till August. By then i should be in tech school (aircraft armament systems) and i'll finish with that right before the holidays most likely.

Wish me luck!


I would sooo love to work on fighters!!!
1:37 pm - 7 comments - 2 Kudos
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Lucky Charms gives you niiiiiiiiice dreams...

Current mood: Shaky

Alright, so last night i was hungry and being the lazy ass that i am i went ahead and got a bowl of Lucky Charms before passing out. God did i miss those marshmallows...

Anyway, that's not what i wanted to talk about. The real interesting part were the dreams that came afterwards.

In my first dream i was at my grandma's house chilling and listening to my mom talk about two of my aunts fighting over the last bottle of coke at the store. So... i'm just there, when suddenly a motha-f*cking tigah walks in through the door!!!

*it was a tiger cub*

So get this: instead of freaking out or going "omgzorz cute little tigah!!!" all i say is, "wtf? that tiger f*cking stinks!" The rest of the dream was composed of me following the tiger (and the cub following me) and debating whether to give it a bath or not and why this one stinks when the adult lion that had showed up some weeks ago hadn't.

The second dream was a bit longer and tiger-less:

I was at my high school's gym (note: i graduated in '07) for some "presentation" when i decide to sit next to my 1301 college english professor. We start chatting up and talk about his band doing shows again (old profile with music). Right after that i spot a girl i knew back then (who i had a crush on and tried asking out; i never did so even though now i know she would've said yes... she has big boobz) and decide to sit next to her. We're having a normal conversation when some dude goes up to her and starts hitting on her/being a douche so i put my arm around her waist, pull her back, and pretend to be her bf. She's glad i did that cuz the guy and his friend walk off immediately.


He goes up to the tv in the front (we were watching a movie; yes, this was the presentation: Avatar) and grabs the shotgun that's next to it. Instinctively i grab Josie's (girl i'm with) rifle and tell the guy to put the shotgun down.

I end up shooting him and his friend... he was only trying to move the shotgun so that it wouldn't fall down.

At that moment my gf texted me and woke me up before the ambulance got there.

3:32 pm - 1 comments - 2 Kudos
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Porch Monkeys: They exist in real life (and in the

Current mood: Dozed

So... seeing as there's nothing fun to do and no one to talk to, i went ahead and went to omegle.com to chat up with random strangers. This is what happened:

You're now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi!
Stranger: heyy
You: hey
You: 'sup?
Stranger: chillen
Stranger: watchin wanda sykes stand up comedy
Stranger: mad funny
You: hah, awesome
Stranger: im Joe
You: lmao! i have a friend named joe
You: i'm danny
You: i love the scene where she comes out in clerks 2
Stranger: hey danny
Stranger: hahah
Stranger: lol
Stranger: shes really funny
You: heck yeah... porch monkey XD
Stranger: ummmm
Stranger: so im a porch monkey too?
You: hahaha
You: hey man, how old are you?
Stranger: im 17- but y r we forgetting the fact u just racial insulted me
You: umm... oops?
Stranger: yea yea
Stranger: ur asl?
You: 20/m/us...
You: you?
Your conversational partner has disconnected.

In case you don't know, the whole "porch monkey" thing is part of a scene in the movie Clerks 2 in which Wanda Sykes comes out.
3:38 am - 2 comments - 4 Kudos
Tuesday, January 05, 2010

MOD Challene: Day 4 - The Final Countdown

Ok... So the day started off kinda slow. Got up, watched tv, nothing interesting really. I stayed in instead of going out to run like i've been doing lately. Later in the afternoon my brother and i went to the movies to watch Avatar in 3D.

That's when it started.

I'd never think that i'd be a fan of interspecies erotica, but after seeing all that Na'vi tail in a spectacular display of movements... Well, i started craving some Na'vi poon.

Some few hours later i was at home talking to my gf when she decided that it'd be fun to tempt me.

Sorry guys... i failed you. There's only so much i can resist... and a beautiful girl bending over with only a black thong to dress her...


3:37 pm - 3 comments - 0 Kudos
Monday, January 04, 2010

MOD Challenge: Day 3

Sunday... or well, very early Monday morning.

The day wasn't so bad to be honest. The most exciting part of it was that i set up a wireless modem i'm buying from my cousin. No more hacking into someone else's low signal or having to back to my room to plug into my modem.

This has presented a problem though: now i can watch porn from anywhere in the house.

9:33 am - 3 comments - 0 Kudos
Sunday, January 03, 2010

MOD Challenge: Day 2

So... everything's gone well so far. No problems as of now; plus, this isn't the first time that i go this long without fapping. Earlier while writing this i was at BK drinking some iced coffee and on my laptop and there was a girl with tight sweat pants in front of me.

The MOD Challenge is creeping into my psyche.

Also, this is a post i made in ug:

Dunno about you guys... but if my gf wants a hard dicking, i'm giving it to her.

I guess i just have to pull out before i finish and throw cold water on my crotch.



This is the conversation that followed:

well, it's a plan

did you really say that?




my room smells like you

*she has a stuffed animal i sprayed my cologne on*

Danny: it's a plan at least, right? i'd manage to pull it off (no pun intended)
YOU wanna smell like me?

maybe ;)
but no your part of the mod challenge

didn't you say you were gonna try to make me lose?

dunno how yet

It's official: the world is against me... but i shall overcome!
8:07 am - 0 comments - 0 Kudos
Saturday, January 02, 2010

New Year's Resolutions: i did it for teh lulz...

Every year, thousands... millions of people prepare lists of objectives that they wish to accomplish in the following 365 (sometimes they get lucky and get 366) days of their lives. However, most of these fail to check off their inputs in their lists. Some don't even get started with the first subject even.

Thinking that this is an interesting tradition, i have decided to take roll in it. However, instead of the repetitive "travel more" and "work out" i have opted to take a different approach to this all.

These, people, are my goals for 2010:

- Make $100 dollars busking in one single week
- Create at least 20 GOOD YouTube videos of me as a single man band (acoustic guitar, bass, and bongos)
- Visit Canada
- Fill up my "music book"
- Start up on said book
- Finish an entire large coke and bag of popcorn during a movie at the theater
- Be capable of texting on a qwerty phone without looking at the keys
- Become friends with an Asian person
- Take my white gf to Mexico
- Eat a box of every Kellog's cereal
- Taste every flavor of ice cream at Baskin Robins
- Get friends in Myspace that i ACTUALLY talk to
-  Keep the fridge full most of the time, not counting food that was already prepared when bought
- Smile in pictures
- Hitchhike to a different city
- Remember to floss
- Shoot as many ppl as i can
- Remember to tell ppl it'll only be in paintball and airsoft gun matches
- Buy bean bag couches/seats
- Build a pedalboard for my guitar effects and include led lights/glow in the dark stuff
- Not injure myself while building things
- Brake a bone or have some other kind of injury that'll make me seem cool; aka - no "i broke it when a football hit me as i tried to catch girl's pass"
- Beat Guitar Hero and Rock Band games on expert drums
- Understand the Ancient Language in the Eragon books
- Watch all the seasons for: House MD, Supernatural, South Park
- Eat bacon at least once a week
- Have a better list next year

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Saturday, January 02, 2010

MOD Challenge: Day 1

Dear Diary:
Mood - apathetic

My parents just don't understand me... they... oh, wait, wrong diary.

Yes, this is evening_crow reporting for his first day of the MOD Challenge. So far i haven't really had a problem; then again, i haven't had time to be alone on my computer haha...

I told my gf about the challenge and she found it funny. According to her, she's gonna try to make me lose. I have no problem with this at all; should be pretty interesting. Lucky for me she's not living here in El Paso any more so sex is already scratched off the list till the next time i see her. This probably won't be for a couple of months (a month or two on my own then 2 in Air Force basic training). Only problem will be when i DO see her. She'll probably jump me and try to rape me.

Of course, this isn't the first time she does that!

Now i only have fapping and random prison sex to worry about.

- evening_crow

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