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About maggiespaws

  • Birthday 12/22/1976

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  1. Just discovering the Dead Daises. Part way through their first album. Quite liking it so far.
  2. I have the same amplug and they are surprisingly good. I've never quite managed to get the right balance with the volume when using the line in and playing along with a track but the overdriven tone isn't bad when you consider its just a simple headphone practice amp. It could do with a lead extension and a clip so you could attach it to your strap. It seems to hang out of the bottom of my Les Paul. It's marginally better in my strat given the position of the jack socket. Got a gorilla guitar stand for Christmas. It's foam covered at the base and the neck areas so hopefully no paint issues on the horizon. As my eldest has started playing the trumpet at school, it made it surprisingly easy to convince Mrs Paws that the dining room should double up as a music room. Love the new guitar Tom. Does the coil splitting option give you single coil and both coils but out of phase etc?
  3. I discovered those guys (temperance movement) a year or so ago and they a currently one of my favourite bands now. I'm off to see them again for a 4th time tonight at the ritz in Manchester. I met them after a gig last year and they are genuinely lovely blokes too. They are class live too
  4. I've started to fall out with him a little tbh. It's like he's stagnated and become more one-dimensional. By that I mean, he's very, very Eric Johnson (who's a hero of his I know) and lost some of that edge he had. The last few studio albums all seem to have had the same sort of feel (love the Vienna one though). He's almost too polished if you know what I mean? He seemed more prolific up to and including the Sloe Gin era. Post Sloe Gin, is seems to have gone OTT IMO. Sat listening to the Paul Jones programme at the minute and the first track they are playing is good though; so hopefully it's more or a new / different direction from him.
  5. Yeah, he's recorded it very much in the style and tone of Hendrix too (from the bit I heard on iTunes). I need to get a copy of the album.
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    Somewhat perversely; I'd want pictures or it didn't happen
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    Thanks to Craig passing this info to the NUFC.com guys, I've finally heard about this too. Shocked is an understatement. I think I only met him once, at pre-match drinks in the Trent. As a fellow OOT, places like Toontastic are really important to help keep up with whats going on and I always feel a bit of an affection towards fellow OOT's as it's hard sometimes to feel part of it all when you aren't living in Newcastle any more. I was never big friends with him, nor did I have any major contact with him, but he was someone who seemed a decent lad with a bit of craic. I echo the sentiments that have been mentioned thus far, especially those that (like me) have come out of the woodwork a bit just to pass comment. Terrible news for someone so young. Cath, if you've not sorted the wreath or whatever yet, I'd be happy to make a donation too. Is it worth using some of the money and offering to donate the rest to a charity of his Mam's choice? Perhaps related to alcohol or anxiety related issues?
  8. Not bought the iRig yet and it does come with Amplitube for free. However, I've started looking at tube practice amps though Separately, I've just bought one of these as one of the guys I've met at the group class I've started at has one and they are canny: http://www.snarktuners.com/tuners/original-clip-on I bought the SN-2 as it does tuning through both the mic and vibration. Should arrive today.
  9. Hey mate, yeah - I've considered the same. The basic iRig is £20 with the "HD" version nearer £70 which is the same as the Peavey one and some of the others. For £150 I can get a little valve amp with headphones & line in. I think if I was going to that expense, I'd ditch the idea of the iRig and go with the valve practice amp (I have a thing for valves). I guess, for £20, I should probably just try it. I can't seem to find my plug in guitar tuner, so I need one of those anyway at it's at least a tenner for one of those. The iRig has one built in and does different tunings. I suppose, when I think about it; for £20 if all it does successfully is help me tune my guitar and let me play along with an mp3 - job done. If I need anything more featured, I'm into the realms of Garageband et al anyway or if it's un-headphoned practicing; then the valve amp is the next step. I suppose in hindsight, I've talked myself back round into the decision I was going to make in the beginning, perhaps I just needed to write it down to make the decision!
  10. I know its a while since I actively posted anything, but I there are a few guitarists on here and I'm getting back into playing. I've been looking at the iRig (and the alternatives such as the ampkit & Jam) and wondered if anyone had any thoughts / experience of using them? Cost isnt the issue - they are all of a achievable price, but I wondered how people thought they performed? Is the iRig any good seeing as its a third of the cost? I'm less interested in amp / effect simulation per ce (although it is useful), but more something I can use for headphoned practice, recording, playing along with etc. I have one of the Vox Amplug's and they are ok - but I like the look of the iRig et al and the extra features. Any opinions? Cheers!
  11. Disappointed today. We just fell apart in the 2nd half, never mind the last 10mins. For me, Cisse & Ba can't play together without Ben Arfa & Cabaye; and even then I'm not convinced. Cisse's becoming a bit Asprilla-like for me (without the antics). By that I mean, he's upset the balance up front. Mind you, we have bigger problems defensively and in midfield - which is detracting from the goals we are scoring. I can't believe we've scored 6 in the last two games (away to OT & Emirates) and we have fuck all to show for it. For once, we can't blame a poor run of form on an inability to score goals. We're creating chances too, just not showing enough strength to keep people out. I hope to fuck we buy some players, whilst we have bought plenty of 'prospects for the future'; our first choice team picks itself - and we have no tangible backup. The prospects are exactly that - prospects and aren't ready yet. We're clearly suffering because of injuries, but it's highlighted the obvious problem we all saw when we didn't strengthen in the summer. I worked out what I thought we could get from our remaining 19 (18 now) games with my Dad yesterday and I reckon we'll finish 13th / 14th. According to my Dad, I picked many of those results with my heart and not my head. If that's true, we're fucked.
  12. Lovely. What time are you heading over to the markets? It'd be lovely to see you again. I work in town, so it's only a short walk over to the markets after work. [/shameless self-invitation]
  13. Which markets, are you down in Manchester this weekend?
  14. Picked up two white iPhone 5's on Sat, just waiting on the PAC switchover. Feels a lot lighter in my hand and tbh, the extra length is better than I expected. I initially thought it might feel too long.
  15. I'm after a NAS and I've been looking at the synology ones. They seem to rate well and are complimented by a decent feature spec. I was looking at the ds212j (lower end) and they look pretty good too. I can't decide if the 400 series is worth the extra cash or not? What made you go for the 413j?
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