Jek's Gear and Random Malarkey

Sharaz_Jek

EDC Grand Master
#24
I just got a Tele for my Father in Law. It was hard to give it to him cause I wanted to keep it in my collection. Love the sound
I used to play a Les Paul. Loved the warm tone but my hands aren't what the used to be. A Tele is easier to play and you can make it sound like a steel guitar with a slide and good effects.
 

dmak

into the wild i go, let fortune assist the daring
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Global Mod
#25
I used to play a Les Paul. Loved the warm tone but my hands aren't what the used to be. A Tele is easier to play and you can make it sound like a steel guitar with a slide and good effects.
Your speaking my language. I'm a Gibson guy. I prefer my SG to the Les Paul though. Realistically though, it's my J45 acoustic that I play the most. Her voice is very sexy.
 

Sharaz_Jek

EDC Grand Master
#26
Your speaking my language. I'm a Gibson guy. I prefer my SG to the Les Paul though. Realistically though, it's my J45 acoustic that I play the most. Her voice is very sexy.
I had an SG once way back in the day. The band I was in at the time was really into the skater punk scene. So many great memories with so many good bands.

The SG and me playing at the Lewisburg CC.


The only pic I have of me with the Les.

 
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Sharaz_Jek

EDC Grand Master
#27
My current front woman, Cat at pre-show dinner on NYE. I just don't play with a full band anymore, though. You get too many people emotionally involved in making music and it can be a complete nightmare. At this stage in my life, just me and a talented female vocalist/songwriter works best.



We've been making music since eighth grade. She is funny as hell and does great impressions. I've been trying to get her to do some stand up comedy in our sets but she's not too keen on the idea. I'll just have to be persistent. There was a time when she wouldn't even get on stage and sing.

My other bandmate who I play with occasionally. She's got a great RNB voice where Cat is more RIOTGIRRRRRRL! but can sing a ballad that will break your heart too. I'm fortunate to have grown up with seriously talented people.

 
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Sharaz_Jek

EDC Grand Master
#29
We had some crazy weather last night and tonight. Yesterday, torrential rain the flooded all of the small streams and water over the road in a lot of places. They're shutting down roads and then last night it dumped about five inches of snow so the water over the roads is frozen in most places. The water is still rising this morning and they're evacuating people from their homes. Been glued to the radio scanners all morning. Never seen a cluster f--k like this before.

The current state of the West Branch Susquehanna River near Woolrich, PA



 
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Sharaz_Jek

EDC Grand Master
#31
Thanks, man. Thankfully I didn't have to travel much today. From what I'm hearing on my scanners, it sounds like things have settled down. I just feel bad for all the people who have to deal with property damage.

Since I don't vape anymore, I found a perfect use for the case. My tech accessories all fit nicely in it.

 

Sharaz_Jek

EDC Grand Master
#33
Okay, maybe you guys can help me figure out what this is. I was going through a box of my pap's things and I found this case. It's too thin to be a cigarette case. I thought it might be some sort of wallet. I do know it was a gift to him fry my great grandmother when she traveled around the world. It's neat whatever it is.



 
#37
Apparently, we have a lot of overlapping hobbies...

Getting my music computer and room setup has me playing my G&L Legacy again...a little. Man, I've lost a lot of skill over the last couple years. Also, none of my guitar amps work (the only ones I had left were super cheap). On the bright side, Ableton Live's amp/cab emulation is pretty darn good...it sounds like a recording of a good tone, not having an amp in the room. But still....

I should find a new guitar teacher. Mine moved back to the phillipines a few years ago.
 

Sharaz_Jek

EDC Grand Master
#38
Apparently, we have a lot of overlapping hobbies...

Getting my music computer and room setup has me playing my G&L Legacy again...a little. Man, I've lost a lot of skill over the last couple years. Also, none of my guitar amps work (the only ones I had left were super cheap). On the bright side, Ableton Live's amp/cab emulation is pretty darn good...it sounds like a recording of a good tone, not having an amp in the room. But still....

I should find a new guitar teacher. Mine moved back to the phillipines a few years ago.
I'm not nearly as skilled at guitar as I used to be too. I just can't play much because of nerve damage and arthritis in my hands. Either Cat, Michelle, or I have to do antics between songs so my hands can rest a bit before the next song. It's insanely frustrating. I'm thinking about taking up piano and picking up a decent keyboard/synth, learning how to do drum tracks, etc. and taking up making digital music. I could also add my own guitar an bass to the mix too. Just need to find someone to teach me how to do all that.

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Decided I wanted to use an old desktop I had for a dedicated radio computer. HP DCS5100. Very solid legacy machine and perfect for the job since it allows audio pass-through from the mic and line in jacks so I can monitor the audio coming in off the radios. It even has a built in speaker. Currently set up for packet/APRS, and all sorts of HF digital modes (Sorcerer, FL-Digi, MultiPSK, MSSTV, DigTRX, etc).

Fought with it for two days trying to install drivers compatible with XP and finally said "heck with it" and installed Windows 7. After that everything was easy peasy.

 
#39
I'm not nearly as skilled at guitar as I used to be too. I just can't play much because of nerve damage and arthritis in my hands. Either Cat, Michelle, or I have to do antics between songs so my hands can rest a bit before the next song. It's insanely frustrating. I'm thinking about taking up piano and picking up a decent keyboard/synth, learning how to do drum tracks, etc. and taking up making digital music. I could also add my own guitar an bass to the mix too. Just need to find someone to teach me how to do all that.
I can probably help with that a little. I know a hell of a lot more about the technical side than the creative side, though.

I've been toying with it almost as long as I've been DJing (so...like 14 years), though I have almost nothing to show for it.

The good news is that if you agree with me, you'll end up spending a lot less on gear...and a lot more on sound treatments. (Warning: I'm also kind of a digital audio zealot apart from a few specific things).
 

Sharaz_Jek

EDC Grand Master
#40
I can probably help with that a little. I know a hell of a lot more about the technical side than the creative side, though.

I've been toying with it almost as long as I've been DJing (so...like 14 years), though I have almost nothing to show for it.

The good news is that if you agree with me, you'll end up spending a lot less on gear...and a lot more on sound treatments. (Warning: I'm also kind of a digital audio zealot apart from a few specific things).
Yeah. I'm on a budget now until the season starts in Skagway again but if I find a deal on a decent keyboard to get started with I'll pick it up. I do have a midi keyboard I should start get serious about using.

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New addition to the ham shack. Second hand store find. Love the retro design of it.

 
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