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Post by Synthaholic » Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:57 pm

tallowwaters wrote:hit a biker with an xp10, but it didnt f**k up the xp10.
So, if you were looking for a piece of gear that can double as a Mother-in-law Attitude Readjustment Tool (MART), would you recommend the XP10? ;)
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Post by haaplaj » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:56 pm

I learned to play with brand new SY-35 and eventually
(Within a year) broke it's keyboard (Middle C non functional).

Repaired it though.
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Post by smallsynth » Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:04 pm

nuketifromorbit wrote:Is performing live in eastern NC usually that hazardous?

regardless of where you are, when you play synths, it is.

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Post by redchapterjubilee » Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:14 pm

I had a Juno 106 who kept tossing voice cards on me. After the 3rd one I gave up. That's about all the trouble I've had with synths. As for drums...there isn't much I haven't broken at some point. Sticks, heads, rims, cymbals, pedals, stands, drum shells, my hands, etc. After many costly replacements I've finally learned how to hit things properly so I don't break stuff so much.
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Post by thestreets » Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:05 pm

Alot of these stories seem to go something like...I spilled (insert liquid here) on my (insert gear here).

Let me help you. Don't drink around your synths... :wink:

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Post by tallowwaters » Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:30 pm

nuketifromorbit wrote:
tallowwaters wrote:hmmm...

hit a biker with an xp10, but it didnt f**k up the xp10.

one time some b***h poured f**k beer over all of my f**k pedals. when i threatened to kick her c**t in her boyfriend walked over to me and our drummer blasted his a*s with a f**k folding chair before he or i could say 'boo'

i gotta tell you, you see people getting hit with folding chairs on tv and it looks funny, but when you see a 6'1" 230 lb f**k bat swing a folding chair into a douche bag's face from a blind spot, it looks a lot less amusing.

anyhow, the pedals still work fine to this day. homeboy now has 3 plastic teeth though. :lol:
moral - nobody f**k with my gear.
Is performing live in eastern NC usually that hazardous?
if somebody invites you to a battle of the bands, and when you show up, the place happens to be a f**k double wide... beware.

the place where i hit the biker was in johnson city or knoxville. get all those tennessee dipshit confused, as they all drive like morons.
:wink:

as far as what synth to hit people with?

i am pretty sure much greivous bodily harm can be made with an emax. 46 lbs of f**k metal...
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Post by Mixolydian » Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:19 pm

This topic was picked up on Sonicstate's weekly podcast and is discussed quite humorously! In fact, the whole podcast is funny this week.

Link: http://www.sonicstate.com/news/shownews.cfm?newsid=6142

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Post by neandrewthal » Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:44 am

BF wrote:
Mixolydian wrote:This topic was picked up on Sonicstate's weekly podcast and is discussed quite humorously!
:lol: @ installing a beer valve to drain your synth
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Post by MissionBrown » Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:55 pm

finally got the parts to fix my delay pedal yesterday.

TOLL/IPEC tried to deliver 4 times this week before 6am.
I'm awake but I ain't answering the some bastard knocking on my gate at that hour.

(Not too scared of drunks, but I have an irrational fear of the living dead...)

Ended up trekking miles(on foot) in the shadeless streets of Port Melbourne.
Somehow managed to run into an old friend who gave me a lift to home/the pub.

Woke up with a bit of a hangover and the pedal fixed....

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Post by JUGEL » Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:56 pm

I had a PAIA vocoder that when up in smoke... smashed it to bits in an ally.

My AX80 had that button issue.. so we redid the connections and got in working. Now the display is all f**k up... at least the ENV and filter screens work. OSC screens are f**k.. I should really just use my ears anyway.

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