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Made in USA
Thankfully there are intelligent people who are not American and who design and manufacture state of the art kit, with equipment which far exceed the engineering and sonics of the brands mentioned. But you will never know, primarily because of th... 
A public service announcement
My piano has been drinking, against my better wishes, and the Geiger counter can’t even track progress But she does all my online purchasing, and sometimes she drives us home.  
Buying Pet Peeve - Pictures
My picture pet peeve is when the tweezer slides off. And I'm not diagnosed with OCD.  
best external drive for ripping CDs
Are you a lawyer? I’m asking, because the piece I quoted is, as I mentioned, from Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) - an organization that represent recording industry in the United States. This very organization has powerful lawye... 
best external drive for ripping CDs
In the common law system, copyright covers conveying the work under issue to the public. Should I gift a copy to one of my wives there may very well be a moral issue He mailed it back with a strong admonishment. but it is not illegal. The opi... 
best external drive for ripping CDs
The copy is just for your personal use. It’s not a personal use – in fact, it’s illegal – to give away the copy or lend it to others for copying Forgiving the many mistakes in the English language and punctuation in this and the more general q... 
best external drive for ripping CDs
@kijanki Is that legal nonsense drafted by a Washington bureaucrat or committee? How many inner contradictions can you find? I count at least two, and that is two too many. I am not American - perhaps this simpleton culture is OK in the land of... 
Favourite Guitarists
I’m a big Cold Chisel fan @larsman You know too well that Chisel was just a limp little pub band from Australia. This is an example of the pathetic attempt playing in the sandpit. I am embarrassed at a band who has obviously no sense of fun... 
Favourite Guitarists
Does Jack Johnson merit a mention or is he just a hippy surfer who is gifted at making cute songs that are more than competent? On topic, yes, his pleasant and sometimes quirky guitar playing is a favourite of mine.  
Favourite Guitarists
@larsman And Don Walker is such a good songwriter. Too right. As is Ian, and Steve, the drummer who penned when the war is over in the link I provided. However this is a fave guitarist thread, so I won’t dwell on that aspect. Mossy truly gifte... 
Favourite Guitarists
Another rather significant Aussie band from the 70s and early 80s was Cold Chisel. Lead guitarist Ian Moss. This is an example (not the best recording or rendition). Ian was not the lead singer.  An example of an original Chisel song, somewhat b... 
Favourite Guitarists
Many have mentioned Jimmy Page. Let’s not forget John Paul Jones who was the quiet man but nevertheless exceptionally talented and penned some remarkable Zep songs (at one point, perhaps an entire album). Jimmy would have been lost without JPJ. ... 
Favourite Guitarists
As an Aussie, I must mention Red Symons who was guitarist for the band Skyhooks which found fame in the 70s for many reasons. Nobody outside of Australia has probably heard of them - six songs from their first record were banned from radio airpla... 
Speakers that are good with tubes
@tubeguy76  I am still trying to figure out Ralph's paper on the issue, and other sources - I am happy to stand corrected. When I bought my EL34 push-pull Class A tube amp from the bloke who made it he specifically asked what ohms my speakers wer... 
Speakers that are good with tubes
You can have a 4 ohm nominal speaker sound just fine running the 8 ohm tap on a tube amp.  @tubeguy76 With full knowledge that the tube amp will have to produce twice the power that it was designed for.  This is not a risk I would consider to b...