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About zumbini

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    Zack's Dad
  • Birthday 11/11/1952

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    Dominick Zumbo
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    Plant Engineer (retired)

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  1. My son Zack just mentioned that he is looking for an oscilloscope for his workbench. He didn't provide me with specs but I know he will be working in the data transmission/ communications industry again this summer so wide bandwidth will probably be a plus. He doesn't have much space right now so one that is narrow and tall would be best. If you have an oscilloscope you are willing to part with for a reasonable price please list the model number so we can look it up. THANKS!
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    MIles Davis, Happy Birthday

    Here's a short list of Miles' sidemen who become icons in their own right: John Coltrane: The tenor saxophonist remains one of the giants of jazz. He played in a quintet with Davis from 1955-1957, then rejoined Davis in a sextet between 1958-1960. In 1959, Coltrane played on the legendary Kind of Blue, a universally-lauded album whose influence went beyond jazz and into classical and rock music. Coltrane died of liver cancer in July 1967 at the age of 40. Paul Chambers: Bassist who joined the Miles Davis Quintet in 1955 and remained with him until 1963. He also played on the seminal Kind of Blue, contributing to the album's opening in a brief duet with pianist Bill Evans. Like Davis and Coltrane, he too suffered from alcohol and heroin addiction, and would die in July of 1969 of tuberculosis at the age of 33. Wynton Kelly: The jazz pianist also worked with the Miles Davis Quintet from 1959 to 1963. You can hear his work on “Freddie Freeloader” on Kind of Blue. Other notables Kelly worked with include Lester Young, Dizzy Gillespie and Charles Mingus. Cannonball Adderley: Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley played alto sax and joined Miles Davis’ sextet in October 1957, just a couple months before John Coltrane came on board. Adderley played on Kind of Blue and Milestones before starting The Cannonball Adderly Quintet. A Jazz Hall of Fame inductee, he died in 1975 at the age of 47 following a stroke. Bill Evans: Evans is considered by many to be the most influential pianist of the post WWII era. His collaboration with Davis may have lasted less than a year, but he made a big contribution to Kind of Blue, co-writing “Blue in Green” and “Flamenco Sketches.“ Evans started his own successful group in 1959. Evans also struggled for most of his life with addiction issues, and died at in 1980 at the age of 51. Red Garland: A former boxer who’d fought Sugar Ray Robinson, William “Red” Garland was a hardbop pianist and pioneer of the block chord technique. Along with Coltrane, Chambers and Philly Joe Jones, he played with Davis on the Prestige records where the quintet recorded four albums over two sessions in 1956. Garland played with them on ‘Round About Midnight before being fired by Davis. He would rejoin Davis for 1958’s Milestones. For several years during the sixties, Garland stopped recording and performing, though he later returned to the piano before his death in 1984 of a heart attack at the age of 60. Philly Joe Jones: Joseph Rudolf “Philly Joe” Jones played drums for Davis between 1955 and 1958 and Davis has cited him as his favorite drummer, as did Bill Evans. Jones played on the Prestige records, as well as ’Round About Midnight, Porgy and Bess, Milestones and Someday My Prince Will Come. Gerald Mulligan: The baritone saxophone great played with Miles Davis in a nine-piece band beginning in 1948, and their work was compiled on the Capitol Records release The Birth of Cool. He played with Davis through 1951 and their work together helped launch a style later known as West Coast jazz. Mulligan also played with Stan Kenton, Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, Stan Getz, Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Quincy Jones and a host of others before he died in early 1996 at the age of 69. Tony Williams: Williams began working with Davis while still only 17 years old. He toured and recorded with Davis' second quintet from 1963-1969, appearing on 15 albums. A versatile performer, he also played with Ray Manzarek of the The Doors, the post-punk outfit Public Image Limited, and the Trio of Doom (featuring Jaco Pastorius and John McLaughlin). Williams died of a heart attack following a gall bladder operation in 1997. He was 52. J.J. Johnson: Trombonist James Louis Johnson played with Davis on the Blue Note sessions between 1952 and 1954. He also toured with Davis in 1962, but no recordings of that period survive. Johnson would have great success as a band leader and solo artist, and coaxed to California by Quincy Jones, would score for movies and TV shows including Cleopatra Jones, Starsky and Hutch and The Six Million Dollar Man. He died at age 77 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Joe Zawinul: Keyboardist Josef Erich Zawinul was one of the originators of jazz fusion, combining elements of jazz with rock and world music. He contributed to Davis’ album In A Silent Way and Bitches Brew, for the latter writing the 20-minute song “Pharaoh’s Dance.” He is only known to have played live once with Davis, in 1991, and is best remembered as a co-founder of the hugely influential Weather Report. Joe Zawinul died from a rare form of skin cancer in August of 2007.
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    PHOTO FREAKING BUCKET

    The formerly dead PhotoBucket images in classic threads like TNRabbit's "Gone Active" and BillD's "Building a better C-1" are working again. Apparently the new CEO had a change of heart (and a new business plan). I found this explanation in a Denver Post article published on May 17: Photobucket is back! And so are all of the photos that disappeared after the Denver company decided last summer to charge up to $399 for hosting images. The company, which became one of the nation’s largest photo-sharing sites in the early 2000s, said Thursday that it has rejiggered management and wants to do “the right thing for customers” and dropped hosting fees to $2.49 a month or $24.99 a year, though for a limited time, fees are $1.99 a month, or $19.99 a year. “Our focus since I took over has been customers first,” said Ted Leonard, who joined the company last fall as its finance officer and became CEO in March. “Two months later, we’ve turned back on the images. It’s an important day. Millions of images were restored that were lost forever. Our mission is to bring back customers and regain customer trust.” For years, Photobucket users could store photos on the site and then link to them on message boards and other third-party websites for free because advertising supported the service. But as advertising dwindled, the company looked for new revenue sources, such as hosting fees. Last June, the company began telling its 100 million registered users that it would soon begin charging $60 to $399 a year to those using the site to host photos. When the new fee kicked in, millions of images were replaced by a notice that required the image owner to “unlock your account” and upgrade to the new $399 plan. Customers balked and publicly complained that Photobucket had taken their photos hostage. A Change.org petition attracting 3,663 signatures to demand that Photobucket reverse the fee. At the time, then-CEO John Corpus said that it wasn’t an easy decision and there was no way “to make 100 million global people happy.” Corpus is no longer with the company. “Anytime you lose a user, whether they’re a paying customer not, it’s tough,” Leonard said. “We took a step back and looked what mistakes were made. But we didn’t spend a lot of time on what went wrong in the past but going forward, what kind of services will be offered. They (customers) want an improved experience and a perceived value of reasonable prices.” The new price plans will replace the old prices, which are still posted on the site but will be updated as the company rolls out a new website in upcoming weeks. The new plans are: Free: Photo sharing and ad-supported storage only. No third-party hosting. Basic: 2 gigabytes of photo storage and ad free hosting for $2.49 a month Intermediate: 20 GBs of photo storage for $3.99 a month Expert: 2 terabytes of photo storage for $8.99 a month Add third-party hosting to the intermediate or expert plans for $2.49 more per month The limited time offer plan for $1.99 a month includes 10 GBs of storage and third-party hosting. When the offer ends — and no date has been set as the company is monitoring customer response — users who choose to stay with the company must pick one of the other plans. Annual plans will be discounted.
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    Going too far?

    Lots of personal opinion in that statement. Consider yourself lucky to live in a country that allows you to expess that. I'd also note that leaving the "Alexander Hamiltons" of the world out of the "database" teaches the next generation nothing and insures that they repeat the mistakes of their ancestors.
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    WTB: Carver Tuner

    The TX-2 has a 17 5/16" wide faceplate while the rest of your gear is 19". An anthracite 19" tuner like the TX-11a would be a better cosmetic match.
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    Status of that Super Sized custom amp.

    Dr K hasn't posted here since September 2016 but his most recent thread on the tube amp build is Update: One-of-a-kind Carver Silver Signature build
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    long time lurker ....

    Congrats on the new toys and thanks for the interesting story Eric. I'd say you're not halfbaked at all but full ADHD.
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    Hi all. Well, I'm back. Site looks wonderful.

    Howdy Papajoe! Glad you found your way back and like our new digs. Please post some photos of your latest creations as time allows.
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    WTB M-500t

    Recent sold eprey listings for stock M-500t's range from $250-425 depending on cosmetics and whether rack ears are included. (Median is around $350.) The going rate for an M-500t MKII is $625-750, again depending on cosmetics and whether rack ears are included. Surprisingly, recent sold eprey listings for stock M-1.5t's range from $250-510 with a median around $400.
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    An immediate vinyl collection

    It probably belongs in the "over-priced deals" thread...
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    Just bought a TFM-75

    Congratulations zorkmaster! Hope she brings you many years of listening pleasure.
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    ELEVEN Carver receivers parts/repair for $297

    Great deal, but they are for pickup only - in Oshkosh (by gosh!), WI....
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    Zumbini - It's Time Again...

    I forgot to include a recent photo of Zack in my last post. This one was taken by my sister when we were in Chicago right after the holidays. That's brother Matt (the graphic artist) and yours truly flanking Zack, with my youngest brother Joe (Zack's Godfather) down front.
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    The Dude's BillD modded C-1 Karma

    Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.
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    Zumbini - It's Time Again...

    Thanks Brian. Yes, Zack is intelligent but, unlike most of his peers, he has many other skills too. Besides his ability to play and enjoy music of many genres, I'm especially proud of his project managment skills and how mechanically proficient (hands-on) he's becoming. I guess all of those father/son projects we worked on for school and scouting are paying dividends. BTW, he's already talking about starting his own company. He just needs to come up with a line of products to sell. I suggested he start with something small like those mildly abrasive molded thermoplastic RCA cleaning tools that Signet used to sell.
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