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  1. Sweet offer indeed not a chance un hell here but no doubt some will nab some up! Not enough exp here with tubes to comment anyhow with any degree of authority. (rarely ever had a chance to deal with such since I was a kid and that was looong ago) That said q,,, what model of Alps r u using? looks like i need to build anuber basic preamp aka volume only here for a friend with budget of near zero (higher than mine still! lol).. figure might as well inquire as it might be a viable idea.
  2. too far to drive easily butt not that far in the big picture of course as discussed via pm (i missed this post before now somehow) Montreal area would be a good 8+ hours each way from me aprox. Sadly as discussed as well it was simply way beyond my finances.. and for the for seeable future as well (even more s since we talked need need rubber for our wheels very soon.. so there's another chunk! Non-winter tires are beyond the wear bar an running winters in non-winter ish a baaaaddddd idea for many reasons)
  3. again very sweet deals.. ever want to sell off one of that pair! I know a good home that will adopt it! lol (Not likely for obvious reasons but ya never know
  4. Well if you are ever out this way feel free to give a shout (in advance if possible) and you can see 1st hand the disaster I call home lol as for sanity.. read what you said again carefully and then contemplate the irony of that in context with the reality of not knowing any other way.. its a lovely catch22 of insanity As for the "vintage".. I'm not without skills shall we say and while this lowly lil antique technics was exceptionally good considering its "low end" heritage.. simple fact is its beyond resurrection now realistically since half the main IC is toasted in effect and even if I could locate another way OOP part its simply not worth that $ literally. Kicking a dead horse might sound like fun but it'll only hurt your foot in the end lol That said with a lil luck I'll find a nice 500t in desperate need of adoption to a loving home.. while I continue on my insane quest to make a clone of sorts for Bobs sunfire downtracking designs using some parts in hand, a few more I know I don't have and a ton of luck ? (i have some skills yes.. but nothing in Bobs realm even in my wildest dreams) As for homes and pricing.. we did get seriously lucky finding what we have as a fixer-upper that was a P-O-S by the bank..and my father in law is a retired carpenter/contractor so much of what was needed we got labor free. That said even with the uptickin values ours is undervalued for some fubar reason and even if we got top $ for it now its just a fraction of what many standalone homes are going for.. and thats not even anything high class etc either by any means! So it seems if we are to ever get a standalone house that is decent it;ll be out of the main city. (Prices in many places even small towns are crazy.. where I was born a house used to be max 50K for a very nice decent one... and a while back just out of bizarre curiousity I checked prices there and @_@ lowest was over 250K for a crappy small house at best!! (Really should make houses etc a new thread i suppose eh? )
  5. All of my kids got that from the start. nothing new has appeared in longer than I care to even try to count.. and one piece will soon have to be replaced. But that said regardless of what equipment Ive got they always get raised on my knee and listening to PF.. even in diapers. Now my other boys are all grown up (2 of 3 remain now) my 4th (and for sure my LAST) shows the same love of PF and in this case I can catch him on film with my cell.. how time flies.. youngest chanting daily for "pwink floyd" videos and my oldest busy teaching students to play including classics from PF. Something that was never possible with my older kids due to tech changing so much in my lifetime. To think i started with Carver stuff in my teens.. always wanting such and never yet owning it (Carver was a bargain compared to some highend stuff but esp then it was way out of reach of many still esp here in canuckistan) but I did get to enjoy it to some extent via ppl I knew and the local highend shop I got to know quite well. Anyhow one things for sure.. high end or even on some pos "candle" branded stereo.. there is no question they are all raised on PF and DSOTM
  6. Damn! ? That was a very sweet deal! Most of us can only wish to be the right place right time like that!
  7. Nor do I.. and such from me is only ever in jest of course.. That said I'm always willing to poke fun at such and it can be a good chuckle in and of it'self for many reasons. (one of those things that sadly does happen but not much can be done to really stop it completely.. so therefore we make jokes as a part of dealing with such parts of life) Real actual thievery however is a very different thing needless to say. ?
  8. Hmm well I'm mostly Scottish actually.. but never bothered with a kilt ?
  9. Really? Thats one I had never heard before.. but boonies and my wifes work prolly wouldn't work well as there are not many wallyworlds in the boonies and even less people overall.. which is kinda needed for her job in pill pushing) Sad part is even here in hammytown prices are so nuts we can't even afford a proper house here and we've been here for years (Small townhouse/condo is all we nabbed and that was a fixer-upper to say the least). Prices here have gotten flat out idiotic esp due to ppl from TO buying here and then commuting... but thats a looong story again.. and certainly could be a thread all its own.
  10. Well when I was younger I was insanely fast, armed and a very good shot.. Now i'm much older, broken body (litterally) but still armed ? and a decent shot lol As for bulletproof... nah don't need to be.. just blind you with a naked picture of Justin hugging his rainbow unicorn and you'd never see me coming.. or for long after since you undoubtedly would be in therapy trying to wash that mental image from your mind! ?
  11. Not all of BC or so I've been told.. but anywhere near your area is $$$$$$$$$$ worse than TO but that meaning for BC does seem apt based on popular rumors etc at least.. which most definately means I'd best stay veery far away since that is one thing I lack to say the least even more so lately. (long boring story to say the least) That said one day with luck I'll get to visit BC at least
  12. Why do I have a feeling you really don't need another excuse. But that's ok.. I can help out! /me swipes all your Carver and other goodies.. Muhahahaha ? Leaving behind an oooold mostly semi-dead (tapedeck is unknown if it works at all and volume slider desperately needs cleaning to kill crackling) Sansui micro-system I got many many moons ago from I don't even remember where... Hey I'm insane and cruel but I'd never leave you without any way to listen to Pink Floyd! ? Picture this system.. tape door missing and one speaker with a melted brownish scar in the plastic from a cigarette (Im guessing.. it was that way when I got it)
  13. unless its in dumbville bantario.. where the slogan is: Where men are men and sheep are scared! ?
  14. Indeed and I suspected something was wonky but hadn't fully investigated yet.. and got a pm from a mod asking if I knew they were old. its very strange with partial dates showing.. and some threads not showing at all if i'm logged in but they do if i browse the site w/o logging in at all Very strange indeed.. I went back to other threads now and some are now showing a year and some are not. truncated from a migration before would explain a iot in that regard esp adding to the fubarishness of tablet browsing.. its a small miracle its still in Engrish! lol
  15. Semi-quad here.. it was around but past its prime sorta and what there was of the crap I was surrounded with growing up it was all wayyyyyyy out of my $ to say the least Canuckistan dissident here and still kicking despite the best efforts of many to the contrary. There may not be as many of us but as my uncle Gords fellows said of him when he was active duty. "There may only be one of you but you scare the crap out of the enemy more than any tank or bomber does" Meanwhile my wife says I'm insane and most of the family thinks i'm like him. I say insanity is simply more fun and infintely less boring >:)
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