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    Secret Invasion Preamp

    Do you remember the values of C3-C7? I’m thinking of using Trop Fish caps and I want to see if SBE has any left.
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    Post your guitar that's been in a case too long

    Well 2 electric guitars and the big acoustic are mine. It’s an old MIJ Fender Jumbo but it has a bad belly bulge and needs a neck reset to be playable so it doesn’t see much action these days. My son has a 3/4 scale electric and a 3/4 scale acoustic and my daughter has a 3/4 scale electric as...
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    Post your guitar that's been in a case too long

    Cases? What are those? I only have 2 guitars and play them both everyday:
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    Secret Invasion Preamp

    Having gone down a Chase Tone Secret Pre rabbit hole today and fixing up my Ares, I can definitely say I’ll likely be pursuing the Clandestine when it’s back in stock.
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    Rig Run Down Clapton

    This is kind of what I was getting at. People of all persuasions say, and do, messed up stuff sometimes in their lives. Some continue to do so and some become better people, especially where drugs and alcohol were a big contributor. I’m not trying to be a defense attorney for the Case Against...
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    Rig Run Down Clapton

    Can we talk about how disappointed I am with Rig Rundowns where the rigs are simple? I’m not gonna lie I like: a.) When the artist is there and; b.) When they have tons of cool gear.
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    Rig Run Down Clapton

    Many people in general are flawed people! No celebrity required!
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    Rig Run Down Clapton

    I messed up and thought I was at MLP or TGP for a minute. There’s no arguing at PedalPCB!
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    Rig Run Down Clapton

    I certainly don’t want to argue either and I don’t think anyone on this forum would actually argue with each other about anything. That’s what makes this place special. And you are 100% right concerning your anecdote about your friend. I had a mirror image of your situation. He was my friend...
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    Rig Run Down Clapton

    Guys, Short story long, I’m not condoning his previous bad behavior or being an apologist for racist rants, douchiness, etc. All I’m saying is that I try to incorporate as much nuance and context into judging someone’s personality as I can. It’s a personality trait (or flaw) of mine that has...
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    Rig Run Down Clapton

    Again, that record came out when he just getting clean and still a raging drunk. We shouldn’t downplay the power of narcotics and booze to make people act like a fool, or worse, say really terrible things. I have real trouble believing after all he’s been through and what he’s done for people...
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    Rig Run Down Clapton

    I think people are more nuanced than this. It’s very easy to rag on people, especially if they are rich and successful, without trying to understand the context of their behavior. Some people are total and permanent pieces of shit by nature, some are temporarily aided very heavily by substance...
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    Rig Run Down Clapton

    In all fairness, he was a raging drunk only a few years forward from being a raging drunk AND total heroin addict. That was 1976. I have real trouble believing that after everything he’s been through in the last 45 years that he still feels the same way he did during that rant. That’s assuming...
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    Rig Run Down Clapton

    C’mon guys. Are we really ragging on Clapton? I guess somebody has to be a whipping boy, even one of the greats.
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    Secret Invasion Preamp

    As is often the case here at the forum, @thewintersoldier and his build thread have inspired me to clean up my Ares and play with the caps. I tore it down before, tweaked the LEDR so I can put the LED on board again, and removed the off board wires to clean up the pads and start fresh. Going...
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