How long is your shopping list?
I don't have one...
I've always wanted to take a super long roll of paper and scribble on it, then roll it up and take it to the grocery store, unroll it, and drag around this super long fake shopping list to see peoples reactions. haha
Question answered by Hipolito M
deli meats turkey
red baron pizza
lipton ice tea
mac and chesse
ice cream toppings
revelon hair color
secret underarm deo.
dial body wash
summers eve products
amp energy drink
starbucks cold coffe
angel hair pasta
shake and bake
Sights to see in Sydney?
Aside from the Opera House and the harbour bridge, what should a first-time visitor to Sydney definitely not miss?
Question answered by ANA
Other things to do in Sydney are:
Darling Harbour, Chinatown and Paddys Market
The Rocks and the market on a Saturday
Walk around Circular Quay.
Ferry to Manly
Ferry to Watsons Bay for the famous Doyles Fish and Chips. Walk to the Heads and The Gap too. A great little place.
Double Bay - Double Pay. An exclusive little place with expensive shops and street cafes - again worth a visit
Walk in the Botanical Gardens and see the fruit bats.
Paddington Market on a Saturday. Walk around the shops too
Bondi Beach and walk along the cliffs to small little bays like Tamamara.
There is also an explorer bus that takes you through the small bays eg Double Bay, Rose Bay to Bondi
See the Strand Arcade and the QV Building
Visit Hyde Park Museum
Visit Oxford Street the gay part of Sydney
Try a curry at The Clove, Crown St off Oxford Street for a great curry
Walk through Hyde Park
Visit the AMP Tower for great views of Sydney
Go to the Shangri La Hotel in the Rocks and take the lift to the bar on the 35th Floor. These are the best views of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. You do not have to be a resident of the hotel. You will play musical chairs so that everyone gets a chance of a window seat.
Visit the Custom House Circular Quay and see a model of Sydney
You must also do a day trip to the Blue Mountains.
Lots to do You will have a great time
If you can you should climb the Bridge and do a tour of the Opera House
How much does the average total pedal board cost?
So I went online and have been shopping around for my dream gear for what I'd day. Excluding all the stuff I already have (Boss Fender Reverb emulator, Freekish Blues Betty Boost Overdrive/ booster, Buddy Guy Dunlop Crybaby Wah, Danelectro Fish & Chips EQ pedal) I just recentlly got patch cables, so I only recently have been able to utilize my pedals simultaneously. But when you get all the pedals you really need. (I know your collection will never really end, and will constantly expand, but when you have a suitable setup) in the end, how much will you typically be spending? With the gear I've been browsing around with ( A compressor, a chorus/ rotary, A tremolo, A fuzz, a delay, and a looper, plus the pedal board, and the patch cables, and the power supply.) I'm well over a grand. And obviously I'm not gonna buy this all now, but it's basically a sum of what I'd want in the end, or eventually. Is this the typical price of a pedal board setup investment? Or is my taste just expensive?
Strait Up Suburbanite
Question answered by Frodo
Have you considered going for the full blown effects processors (I'm not sure if this is exactly what you mean or not, but it sounds like you're trying to build a big set up by buying heaps of individual stomp boxes and pedals)? I'm thinking along the lines of a Boss GT-10, or a Line 6 POD X3 LIVE. There are a few options out there, and they come with all of the hardware to model practically anything you want. I have a POD X3 live, it cost me $600 and I won't need to buy anything again for a very long time. I can model distortion, change the EQ, various modulation effects such as flanger and phaser, then you have heaps of different types of delay, wah. The only thing it doesn't have is a looper but you could very easily buy one and plug it in as well.
The effects processor boards can model practically any sound you like, and you can adjust them however you want to achieve any sort of tone you want, from heavy djent, to metallica, to dire straits. Anything from soft to heavy, and anything in between.
Basically the way mine works is you select an amp and cabinet to model, and then simply go through adjusting each section until you have the tone you want, then you save them. You can store usually around 30 custom tones, and they usually come with around another 30-60 built in.
They take a while to learn how to use, but if you're motivated they are definitely worth it.
I highly recommend you check out a couple of examples on youtube of producing the sound:
Getting Better Music Gear....?
I Currently have a Artic White Rosewood Neck MIM strat, I replaced the Bridge pickups with Dimarzio X2N pickups, and the middle and neck are currently the stock pickups. I want to know what I can do and what I can buy to get a better sound and gear. I love my Strat, and my Dimarzio X2N but if you know of any other Humbucker that will give me an even more incredible sound then please tell me so, otherwise i'll stick to my Dimarzios which I love how they sound. I am looking for a Humbucker thick overall sound. Maybe Changing the Pots or the tremolo or swapping out the Pickups, I don't know, maybe my strat is perfectly fine but What I definately Want to change my amp. I currently have a Roland 60 watt Practice Amp, I am looking for a good tube amp that is Marshall. I use Ernie Ball Super Slinky Strings, What gear do YOU use? What Gear do you recommend to improve my sound and get better gear. I Want an Incredible Sound! I Like to play Punkrock, Reggae/Ska and I listen to bands like Dead to Me, Alkaline Trio, Rebelution, The Menzingers, Sublime, The Strokes, Descendents, Nofx, etc. if you need to know. Also I am looking for pedals, What pedals do you recommend to get a nice sound, like distorsion, equalizer, flanger, etc. Thanks :)
Question answered by Norm Jones
As for your amp upgrade, check out the Marshal DSL. Those have been around quite a while and they can usually be found used at a decent price (for a Marshall tube amp).
The pots in the MIM Stratocaster are all right. I do not bother to change them unless I am swapping out the pickups anyway. If I do change them, it is to put in CTS pots. But CTS pots have a larger diameter and you have to ream out the holes on the pick guard to file them in (or get an American Strat pick guard). One thing to check is the value of your pots. If your Strat was originally an SSS and the bridge single coil was replaced with a humbucker, the pots should have been changed also. With a humbucker at the bridge position, it is better to have 500K pots. 250K pots are used with an all single coil pickup configuration.
I don't have much experience with Roland amps. I have been told they are pretty good. But since I don;t have one, I cannot comment on them.
Pedals? Depends on what you want to do with your music. A tuner makes life so much easier. An EQ pedal is always a good idea for shaping your tone. After that it gets down to personal preference. If you do not like the built in distortion of your amp (I am pretty sure the Roland does have built in distortion), a good basic distortion pedal that is inexpensive is the Boss DS-1. It is a good starter distortion pedal. MXR and Proco RAt are also good distortion pedals (but cost more than the Boss). I prefer the Crybaby for a wah. If you don't have an EQ pedal, the Danelctro Fish and Chips EQ pedal is a decent inexpensive one. You can usually get one used on ebay for $10.
What gear do I use?
Amps & Speakers: 1969 Fender Dual Showman Reverb with 2x15 JBLs, 1972 Fender Twin Reverb, a recent Traynor Custom Valve YCV40, B-52 (solid state) head run through a Marshall 1960 cab loaded with a pair of Eminence speakers and a pair of older Carvin British Series speakers, a vintage Marshall Lead, a Line 6 Spider 150 watt 2x12, and a Fender Champion 600 reissue.
Guitars: Too many to list. The ones that I have played in the past 6 months include: 1979 Fender in walnut Stratocaster, This Strat has had a DiMarzio X2N pickup in the bridge since 1980.
1985 Fender AVRI 57 Stratocater in surf green, This one has had a Seymour Duncan single coil in the bridge position for many years.
1986 Fender AVRI 57 Stratocaster was surf green that someone screwed up the finish, Other than the finish, it is stock.
1986 Fender Japan Stratocaster metalic blue, This one has Fender vintage noiseless pickups.
1996 Fender Standard (MIM) in Lake Placid blue, Stock.
1996 Fender American Standard Stratocaster sea foam green, Stock.
1992 Fender Stratocaster (MIM) custom built in shell pink, This one has a shell pink body that I think is mid 80s Fender Japan. I believe the body to be basswood. The neck is a 92 Fender MIM neck with a maple fretboard. I have Fender American Standard pickups (about 2002) in it.
1990 Fender American Stratocater custiom built in surf green, This is my favorite. It is a custom made new swamp ash body finished in surf green. I have a 90 Fender American neck with a maple fretobard on it. I have Fender Custom shop 57/62 pickups in it.
Another custom built. This one has a 1995 Fender MIM neck with a maple fretboard on a new Squier Deluxe body in Sonic Blue. I have Fender Tex Mex pickups in it.
Another custom built. This one has a 1995 Fender MIM neck with a rosewood fretboard. It has a new body of paulownia finished in firemist gold. I have Fender Texas Specials on it.
A 1993 Fender American HM Strat in olympic white. Stock.
A Fender Custom Shop NOS 60 reissue Stratocaster in surf green. Of course I left this one stock.
Strings: I am not loyal to any brand. I use D'Addario or Fender strings on most of my guitars. However, I have used GHS, Ernie Ball, SIT, Famous 351s, and Pyramids. I am concerned about the guage. I match the guage to the tone I want from that guitar. On guitars that I am not as concerned about tone and sustain, I use 9-42s because they are easier on the fingers. I use 10s and 11s on most I play regularly. I have one Strat set up with 12s flat wounds and one Strat set up with 13s. I prefer nickel strings (not nickel plated) for the tone. However, I do have D'Addario Chromes (flat wounds) on a couple guitars.
Picks: I play celluloid picks in the 351 shape. I prefer extra heavy, 1.14 or 1.20 picks. My picks currently are all Fender, Dunlop and Alice.
Effects pedals: I have a couple boxes of pedals. I have not used many in the past few months. Of course my tuner is always out and used every day. So is my EQ pedal. I have been using a Boss FDR-1 with the little Fender Champion 600 reissue to give it some depth.