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Alex? Banned? MY LIFE IS COMPLETE.

 

I know that feel bro.

 

my studio has been flooded. I want to cry but that will only make it worse. Around 20 pedlols plus my bass rig have been sitting in water for at least 12 hours. Luckily all mics are off the floor, no drums affected.

 

Hold me in this time of need KnT

 

Like what pear said. To throw in an extra 2c on it, I'd say that assuming its easy enough to do so, take the back cover off so the pcb is exposed, and let it dry. I'd imagine they'll be fine in a few days. Maybe give it 2-3? I think the only way they'd be really fucked is if any of them had a battery powering the circuit at the time, or if they were plugged in, but I have a vague recollection of you being an advocator of the batteries-suck movement.

 

In anycase, I hope the blessing of a thousand sunblushed potatoes shines warmth down on you and your gear in your time of need.

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Alex is indeed banned.

 

:(, damn that boy...

 

my studio has been flooded. I want to cry but that will only make it worse. Around 20 pedlols plus my bass rig have been sitting in water for at least 12 hours. Luckily all mics are off the floor, no drums affected.

 

Hold me in this time of need KnT

 

Thats awful!

/holds :(

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Mentioned this in the Recommended Gear thread but thought I'd post here too since there's a few of you electronics wizzes who post here a bit more...Basically I've been looking at this...

 

pwr.jpg

 

...as a midi-thru power supply unit for my MB-1, to power the screen directly (talked through with Tim about it and he said it would be no problem, would just have to switch a few cables around), but apparently for some reason this one in the picture can only be used to power their other products and not other devices. This baffles me as surely it's travelling along the midi cable in the same way. Anyone know why this might be, or if that is the case, could it simply be modified to provide normal phantom power? I can't find anything else similar. Cheers...

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I was going to let them dry until tomorrow night - I think I'll take niel's advice since he knows his electronics, and leave them until Sunday night, thanks. The suspense is going to kill me.

 

make sure you actually remove the bottom metal cover (like on zvex/ehx etc stuff) or take apart the metal/plastic case (like boss/behringer/ibanez/arion etc.) because the water will never (sorta) evaporate without proper ventillation

 

they should be all naked showing their dripping wet inviting PCBs for you

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...but apparently for some reason this one in the picture can only be used to power their other products and not other devices...

 

Who told you that? Makes no sense to me

 

make sure you actually remove the bottom metal cover (like on zvex/ehx etc stuff) or take apart the metal/plastic case (like boss/behringer/ibanez/arion etc.) because the water will never (sorta) evaporate without proper ventillation

 

they should be all naked showing their dripping wet inviting PCBs for you

 

Ta for the tips, i'll take some pics of the PCB pron

 

But really, fuck off with all your misery.

 

That's not a very christian attitude is it!

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Who told you that? Makes no sense to me

 

I emailed them to check if it could do what I wanted, because the product description said it was for powering other Midi Solutions products, and that was the reply I got back. Makes no sense to me either. I sent another email asking for more information on how it's wired in case anyone here can figure it out, but I don't know if I'll get that kind of information back...

 

"The MIDI Solutions Power Adapter provides power to operate MIDI Solutions products, it cannot be used to supply power to products made by other manufacturers."

 

How the feck? :erm:

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it sounds a little bit like a manufacturer covering their arse - you know how BOSS don't want you using other standard 9VDC supplies etc.

 

But then I really don't know my MIDI so could be wrong.

 

Yeah, I find it a bit confusing because it looks EXACTLY like what I want...But it's wierd because I said in my email exactly what I wanted it for and pretty much laid it out as a definite purchase if he confirmed it could do that, and he said no...So...I don't understand...Hopefully he'll reply to my email asking for more information, but I thought I'd run it past you guys in case anyone can figure it out and maybe help me with it.

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chedda generally electrical stuff is ok if you let it dry. I spilled a pint of sprite on my old laptop before, and after 3 days it was grand. As for taking the arse off the pedals, this is what we mean:

 

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once you've done that, just leave them all somewhere dry for a couple of days. If you have a hot press, I'd imagine that would be a good option. Also, a pic of the inside of any of your bass fuzz pedals would help me ;) As for the midi, same situation. they should be grand after 2-3 days. Really though, the longer you're willing to leave them, the better. It's friday today, so if you can afford to, monday evening would be my suggestion.

 

Just remember though, if it was a guitar, the wood would be ruined and possibly unsalvagable. Could have been worse. What if your potato crop got flooded!?

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my studio has been flooded. I want to cry but that will only make it worse. Around 20 pedlols plus my bass rig have been sitting in water for at least 12 hours. Luckily all mics are off the floor, no drums affected.

 

Hold me in this time of need KnT

 

:(

 

I dont know what to say so I'll leave this: :kiss:

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I just packed all my mics and pedlols in to the car. To be fair, it's only a few of the pedlols which still feel damp on the bottom. I'll take the backs off and leave to dry as suggested anyway. You can't be too sure to be sure to be sure with these things.

 

On the up side I found a mic I'd forgotten about!

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I'll say what all "pro's" say and mention it's the player, not the gear :LOL:

 

In reality though, guitars do all have their own characteristics, some more subtle than others. It's in what strings they have, their electronics their bridge/nut, those kinds of things that directly affect the played part of the string. Basically, anything that results in the string sound. I'd gladly have a Les Paul and a Strat side by side because I think both of them can cover a lot of sounds.

 

I'd say that guitars add more of a characteristic to the sound rather than tone. Mainly things such as attack and different harmonics and resonant tones. Amp's can't really deliver too much variety of that. Most just want to tweak your tone and give you your sound back.

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Guest Batman.

Did anyone see that article about body woods not actually affecting the tone?

 

Even though it was a supposedly 'scientific' study, I still couldn't really believe it - surely different woods have different densities etc, which, however subtly, would affect the sound?

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