Elmas Xantia V6 and Musical Stuff

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& I thought i was strange when it came to Nos.

Can't relly beat the magic on old cars of turning 99,999.9 though.
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The only reverb to have James is a proper valve-based spring reverb ;) I'll show you a proper one when you visit me...
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It's going to come one day Jim, aiming to finish the guitar before I look at building a valve amp. I think your knowledge will be put to good use in guiding me towards the correct design for my needs when I get to that point. It's one of the reasons I'm quite into the idea of refurbishing a valve radio. Speaking of which there were 3 at the last bootsale, all overpriced and not on the top ten list you wrote for me. Biding my time on this one, I'm in no rush, after quality and not willing to pay much at all.
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That's a good and wise plan James :)

Be more than happy to assist all I can when the time comes...

Still not got my guitar out :twisted: Too busy with sporting endeavours...
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Mines getting used every cloudy evening, the clear ones I'm outside with the telescopes. No chance of any sport for me currently, bad knees having a bad month. I suppose I could manage table tennis, off to Gumtree.
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Evenings are right out for me James.. I'm gone to bed before most normal people consider evening has even begun... My evening starts at around 4PM :lol:
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You could probably do the telescope bit when you get up. May be difficult whilst swimming and practising kata.
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elma wrote:You could probably do the telescope bit when you get up. May be difficult whilst swimming and practising kata.


And even harder when running James ;)
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I must admit I love looking at a star-filled sky on a clear night.. One of the joys of staying at Alasdair's on Friday night... The sky in his locality is very dark and free of light pollution :)
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One of the reasons we liked the idea of the Cabriolet was to sit and stargaze on clear nights when we were kid-free. Sadly the opportunities we have had barely ever coincided with a clear night! :roll: There's an awful lot of light pollution around here. Although the new LED streetlights have reduced it considerably, there's still plenty of older sodium(?) lamps glaring away for the time being but at least we can sit in the back garden and see some of them.

I can just imagine Jim mounting a small monopod on his handlebars or making a running vest with integrated 'scope mount, Often feels like he gets more done in the course of a day than many of us manage through a good week! :-D
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ekjdm14 wrote: I can just imagine Jim mounting a small monopod on his handlebars or making a running vest with integrated 'scope mount,


Now then Dan, don't go giving me ideas [-X :lol:

I get a load done because after nearly a lifetime of practice I've now almost cracked time-management and early in the moring one is very free of distractions and disturbances ;) Plus, it may be that I hardly ever sit down. My relaxation is to be doing something... I'm either up and doing something or fast asleep... Even when I do sit down for a few minutes at the end of the day to chill down for bed I'm still busy as I love reading...

My total sitting in a comfy chair time per day is about one side of a vinyl record generally...
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As far as stargazing goes I say bring back the (old) sodium streetlights...Easy to filter out as the output from low pressure sodium lamps is pretty much entirely monochromatic at 589nM...

The new LED ones are generally better than the high pressure sodium (and definitely streets ahead of metal halide). There's a whole load of for/against arguments for each technology across the board...but low pressure sodium wins for managing light pollution hands down.

...Despite its origins in the earlier half of the last century it still holds the real-world efficacy award too I believe, north of the 200Lm/W mark. I know LEDs have hit that in lab situations, but not as far as I'm aware in the real world quite got there though they're pretty close now - though there's also the proviso that I've not been keeping my eye on these things in a few years...so I might be speaking out of date figures.
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I've a fairly unique and extreme opinion on street lights. I hate them, the council should give everybody that wants them a head torch. Far more economical and much less light pollution. Told you it was unique.
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Zelandeth wrote:As far as stargazing goes I say bring back the (old) sodium streetlights...Easy to filter out as the output from low pressure sodium lamps is pretty much entirely monochromatic at 589nM...
I say bring them back so I can see where I'm going! They've replaced all our local ones with LEDs this year and while the light is whiter and cleaner, the scatter is narrow and much less of the place is lit up. Our driveway, for example is about 15m from the nearest streetlamp. Where it was sufficiently lit before, it's now almost pitch black as the LEDs have no scatter.



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Speaking of which it's a great night for star gazing. The moon's just perfect, nice shadow shows up the craters when it's around a half moon. I think I can just see Saturn and there's enough stars out to see constellations. Unfortunately I have an awfully busy day tomorrow followed by a trip to Luton and back so I'm heading to bed rather than the telescopes.