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    MontanaWay

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    a praise to this forum

    Post by MontanaWay on Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:02 pm

    I have been, and still are in some, a member of various forums over the years.
    I am really impressed and pleased with the enthusiasm and knowledge base of this forum, I have learned so much from here in just the few months that I have been a member.
    But THE best thing about this forum, no bitching, bitch slapping, name calling, finger pointing....it is so nice and enjoyable not having to put up with all that kind of bs!!!  cheers 

    Hats off to all members here, wether you like it or not, I am staying here!!!  What a Face 

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    Post by Maintarget on Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:01 pm

    I've got to agree I have checked this forum just about everyday and have learned much, huge hats off to all.

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    Re: a praise to this forum

    Post by sKiZo on Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:09 pm

    I've done what I could to bring down the curve ...

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    Post by MontanaWay on Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:11 pm

    sKiZo wrote:I've done what I could to bring down the curve ...

    we know sKiZo....but alas....you FAILED!.........

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    Re: a praise to this forum

    Post by Bob Latino on Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:17 pm

    Re: > "But THE best thing about this forum, no bitching, bitch slapping, name calling, finger pointing....it is so nice and enjoyable not having to put up with all that kind of bs!!!"

    That's because everyone knows if ya start trouble on this forum I will get my "armed and dangerous" cat after you ..

    Bob



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    Post by MontanaWay on Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:20 pm

    Bob Latino wrote:Re: > "But THE best thing about this forum, no bitching, bitch slapping, name calling, finger pointing....it is so nice and enjoyable not having to put up with all that kind of bs!!!"

    That's because everyone knows if ya start trouble on this forum I will get my "armed and dangerous" cat after you ..

    Bob




    ooooohhhh...gold plated Kalashnikov!!!!!

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    Post by Pillo69 on Thu May 01, 2014 12:22 pm

    affraid affraid affraid affraid 

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    Re: a praise to this forum

    Post by Captain Coconut on Thu May 01, 2014 12:58 pm

    I know everything about everything, but pretend I don't. Keeps me humble.  geek 

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    Re: a praise to this forum

    Post by sKiZo on Thu May 01, 2014 2:18 pm

    Not to forget, half the lies I tell you are not true ...

    +1 on the praise though. I managed to work myself into a few corners during my build. Probably still be pacing around, butting my head into the walls, if it weren't for the help of Bob and the Board.

    "Whoever you are, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers."

    Don't mind her ... I've been channeling the ghost of Vivien Leigh lately. She was a movie star.

    "I'm not a movie star, I'm an Actress!"

    You're dead ... so shut up already.

    "I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow."

    Arghh! Make it stop!!

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    Post by MontanaWay on Thu May 01, 2014 2:21 pm

    sKiZo wrote:Not to forget, half the lies I tell you are not true ...

    +1 on the praise though. I managed to work myself into a few corners during my build. Probably still be pacing around, butting my head into the walls, if it weren't for the help of Bob and the Board.

    "Whoever you are, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers."

    Don't mind her ... I've been channeling the ghost of Vivien Leigh lately. She was a movie star.

    "I'm not a movie star, I'm an Actress!"

    You're dead ... so shut up already.

    "I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow."

    Arghh! Make it stop!!

    I know these guys...really friendly, they wear white coats and white non squeaking tennis shoes.....they will also dress you up in a great looking jacket...can be kinda tight sometimes but don't worry....like I said...these guys are really friendly  lol! 

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    Re: a praise to this forum

    Post by sKiZo on Thu May 01, 2014 8:36 pm

    And they're coming to take me away
    Ha Ha
    They're coming to take me away
    ho ho

    he he
    ha ha

    To the happy home with trees and flowers and chirping birds
    and basket weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes
    They're coming to take me away
    ha haaaaAAAAaaaaaaa ...

    I know ... where's Kalashnikov Kitty when you really need him, right?

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    Post by sailor on Thu May 01, 2014 9:08 pm

    skizo, It's hard to believe, but I think that was the first song/recording I remember ever being band from the airways.
    Another one I never hear anymore is "Rusty Chevrolet" a Christmas song not sure why it's never played.
    Anyway probably should stop breathing so much solder fumes. Put down the solder gun and walk away.  lol! 

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    Re: a praise to this forum

    Post by Maintarget on Thu May 01, 2014 11:10 pm

    While we are the subject of thanks 
    Bob and company I listen to my ST-120 daily and continue to be blown away by how incredible it sounds Thank You!!
    I also have to call sKizo out after Months of resisting his daily posts/ taunts about how sweet his custom ST-120 sounds with the big bottle Tung-Sol KT-120s I finally gave in and bought a set biased them up at .575 and cranked her up!!!!
    I could tell the difference over the Sovtek KT-88s right from the start and cant wait to get some hours on'em   
    I was surprised they fit under stock hood (Just barely) to keep the grand kids safe.

    PS got a couple Copper caps on the way may have to build a couple M-125s to scratch that itch..................
    PPs, that is one BadAzz Kat.


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    Re: a praise to this forum

    Post by deepee99 on Fri May 02, 2014 4:22 am

    Bob,
    Your cat's AK needs a muzzle brake; way too much rock & roll.
    Cereally, I appreciate the comity of this board as well. It's a helluva lot of fun, esp.when we can get sKIzo wound up about something and he gets his PhotoShop out, which is as dangerous as an AK in the hands of a cat with Parkinson's.
    @Maintarget, all I can say is, go for the M-125s. But you'll have to scout around for a couple of antique GZ-33 Mullards, getting hard to find and they're running about $100 a pop now, so by all means blow up a few Webers first while you're tweaking things.
    IMHO, the New Sensor Russian Tung-Sol KT-120s, especially in triode mode, will stand up to the hugely more expensive NOS KT-88s and are near equal to the original New Jersey-made Tung-Sol 6550s which are going for $150 a crack, and will run circles around the old GE 6550s. As for longevity, I can't speak to that, but I run mine biased at .55 at least five hours a day for the past 18 months and while the getters fogged up early, they're still carrying their mud and weekly bias checks show no degradation.
    I have friends with great old Mac and new ARC tube gear who break down and weep when they hear my system.

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    Re: a praise to this forum

    Post by deepee99 on Fri May 02, 2014 4:33 am

    sKiZo wrote:
    And they're coming to take me away
    Ha Ha
    They're coming to take me away
    ho ho

    he he
    ha ha

    To the happy home with trees and flowers and chirping birds
    and basket weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes
    They're coming to take me away
    ha haaaaAAAAaaaaaaa ...

    I know ... where's Kalashnikov Kitty when you really need him, right?

    SKiZo, you know that tune was written about a dog, don't you? That song, and Surfin' Bird, well they bent what was left of me after being breast-fed on Rocky & Bullwinkle. Of course, Firesign Theater was the final blow. "Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers" and "Waiting for the Electrician or Someone Like Him" -- still waiting for the electrician.

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    Re: a praise to this forum

    Post by sailor on Fri May 02, 2014 10:13 am

    One of the things I miss about the 60's and 70's were all of the 1 hit wanders. You never knew what new and different music you were going to hear over the old radio. 2 examples in point. There coming to take me away and Rusty Chevrolet.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-lJZiqZaGA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50IgzksUqpQ&feature=kp

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    Re: a praise to this forum

    Post by Tube Nube on Sun May 04, 2014 4:18 pm

    Just the threat of Bob's Kalishna-kitty must be silently working it's intimidating magic. Other forums often feature. . . Well, behavior worthy of a visit from the Kalishna-cat. Not here. Never seen it.

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    Re: a praise to this forum

    Post by deepee99 on Sun May 04, 2014 5:52 pm

    Tube Nube wrote:Just the threat of Bob's Kalishna-kitty must be silently working it's intimidating magic. Other forums often feature. . . Well, behavior worthy of a visit from the Kalishna-cat. Not here. Never seen it.
    It's not fear of that cat with Parkinson's that disciplines this board. It's that after you've connected your wedding ring with a little B+ juice, you tend to respect the advise of others and seek it out. And no, I've never seen any flamers or food-fights on this board either, unless Bob pulls them off as quick as they post. Comity seems to rule, and I think it's rather self-policing, as such must be in polite society.

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    Post by kaner on Tue May 06, 2014 8:19 pm

    I have to agree. I posted on another forum and was instantly classified as an idiot because I'd only had 3 previous posts (by the way I was right, it was a bad capacitor). I don't post a lot on any forums but on this one I am treated with respect. Means a lot. I too have learned a LOT from the collective wisdom of this forum.

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    Re: a praise to this forum

    Post by sKiZo on Wed May 07, 2014 2:21 pm

    Hey, DeePee. Looky dis guy ... only 55 posts.

    What a maroon, eh!!  tongue 

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    Re: a praise to this forum

    Post by deepee99 on Wed May 07, 2014 2:23 pm

    sKiZo wrote:Hey, DeePee. Looky dis guy ... only 55 posts.

    What a maroon, eh!!  tongue 

    I say Put him on Probation till he hits at least 500!!!! We're all bozos on this bus.

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    Re: a praise to this forum

    Post by MontanaWay on Wed May 07, 2014 2:35 pm

    deepee99 wrote:
    sKiZo wrote:Hey, DeePee. Looky dis guy ... only 55 posts.

    What a maroon, eh!!  tongue 

    I say Put him on Probation till he hits at least 500!!!! We're all bozos on this bus.

    hey!...I happen to like Bozo the clown........ affraid 

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    Post by sKiZo on Wed May 07, 2014 2:44 pm

    Krusty fan here ... I like a clown with attitude ...




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    Re: a praise to this forum

    Post by deepee99 on Wed May 07, 2014 6:20 pm

    Hey, sKIzo,
    At the 500-standard I just set, two posts a week, why in two years I won't have to whiz into a cup for the P.O. anymore...
    I'm more than half-way to being a hhhhhhheeexxxxxxxxxxxxxxpert!

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    Post by GP49 on Thu May 08, 2014 12:51 pm

    kaner wrote:I have to agree.  I posted on another forum and was instantly classified as an idiot because I'd only had 3 previous posts (by the way I was right, it was a bad capacitor).  I don't post a lot on any forums but on this one I am treated with respect.  Means a lot...

    GLAD you agree.  Bob must keep a good lid on things, though.  Trolls can appear from nowhere.

    Another board I frequent, quite a bit busier than this one, is USUALLY civil, with diverse opinions
    normally expressed with respect, and debate on the merits of the ideas being respectful, with
    support from experience in the field where applicable.

    But now along has come a troll who first writes:


    ...each one has its own " solution ", many of those solutions (I respect all [emphasis mine -GP49])...

    Then:

    ...many of the people that give those solutions even don't understand the whole subject

    ...In this forum people spread a non proved old information...this is not only a misunderstood but certainly way WRONG.
    ...please do it a favor and forget about that.

    ...IMHO other wrong information spreaded in this thread...

    ...IMHO old myths are only that: myths that help no one, not even to whom spreaded today.

    So out of one side of his mouth, he speaks of "respect" while from the other spew words like
    "don't understand," "forget about that," "wrong," "old myths," "help no one," "wrong information,"
    "certainly way WRONG" ... you get the idea. Fortunately, if he is baiting others to argue with
    him, thus far he hasn't managed to get the argument started.

    To the many members on this forum, and to Bob:  THANK YOU for making this such a friendly place!

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