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JohnJ

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  1. JohnJ

    Vinyl - Record Spinning

    She has one incredible voice!
  2. JohnJ

    IRS

    Years ago working as a subcontractor, paying quarterly, keeping enough in savings to pay that 1099 in full every quarter they tried to shaft me. In FL paying only federal made it easier I guess, kept a little notebook with my hours, location, mileage, travel time sometimes specific events. Had copies of everything from three years back on file. Son of an accountant and a bookkeeper I'm not a whiz but I can keep up. They tried to tell me I didn't pay enough in a hundred or so hours of overtime pay @ x1.5 pay one year. It was the most recent tax year. It wasn't on my side though, it was on the side of the company that paid me that the error was made. Not sure how except they did hold out from me something when it went to overtime. Somehow that "helped" them, after this I knew it was shenanigans. They did not hold out enough, not my problem. I was living pretty good on $12.00/hr back then. I held my ground waited way too long several times, the third time or after the third notice that they had sent me and I went there to ream them again that b^$tard at the Orlando office took one look at me with my paperwork in hand again, signed something on his desk, even made a copy and handed it to me. Says "Have a nice day Sir" goodbye! They acquiesced! I knew I was right and got them to believe it too. Your situation has the similarity of that third party not doing something right also. Nobody f's with my money, my squeeze or my truck so I fought for it and this so-in-so won.
  3. JohnJ

    Vinyl - Record Spinning

    Did they convert?? or are those the grandkids
  4. JohnJ

    Vinyl - Record Spinning

    Dweezil? Moon Unit? * I've never forgotten those names!
  5. JohnJ

    Vinyl - Record Spinning

    So... me and Zappa.... I've heard a couple many times but most never... and I remember having that one played for me years ago by a big fan of his... just `cause of my name? Believe that one is of an experimental nature? Or a possible lifestyle!
  6. JohnJ

    Vinyl - Record Spinning

    Believe that English kid is a fan. Too bad he didn't get to see Marino a few times back then!
  7. JohnJ

    Vinyl - Record Spinning

    Way Cool! Got a cd of his first three on two discs and played it over and over in the car... very good sound. I did every new cassette I made years ago like that "Highway to Hell" stayed in the Charger for months on end.
  8. JohnJ

    Vinyl - Record Spinning

    The music is too!
  9. JohnJ

    Vinyl - Record Spinning

    Hi Mike, tell me what you think of from 24 min to 31 in the vintage vid link I posted up there, curious.
  10. JohnJ

    Winter Storm Harper

    Well, we get the warmer end of the stick again with cool rain. Hope y'all are stocked up! Anyone notice the intellicast site has been ruined by weather underground?? Totally dumbed-down. Had a bookmark that let me realize what was gonna happen around here by showing the high and low pressure systems, their movement, strength complete with a "play" button for satellite imagery. Wu has a "wonder what it's for map" of san fran & static imagery Deleted that cr*p. Wu has a better local current readings from personal stations but that's it.
  11. JohnJ

    Vinyl - Record Spinning

    That close uncluttered early Heart is great @Dave1290 easy to see getting that stuck in your head! This has been getting me lately. Especially at around 5 min in and then 24... awesome jam🔌 🔈 🔉 🔊 Easy to see how the rumors that Jimi had reincarnated into Francesco were spread. Except Jimi was still alive and kicking when that happened!! https://www.guitarworld.com/magazine/perfectly-frank-frank-marino-sets-record-straight-about-his-career-music-industry-and-how-guitar-saved-his-life * sound was bad on the first link, found a good one
  12. If you're a SS guy or gal and wondered what putting tubes in the path of your records could sound like....... I did and this preamp makes LPs the star of my rig. Vocals come alive, string instruments sound like you could smell the resin, bass response you can feel in your gut, electric guitar distortion that can shred your spine. Need to also mention the absolute depth and the quiet background in the sound reproduction. Everything that you have read about the "tube sound" is real and tangible. Used this for a year.. since Oct `17. Like new condition >50 <100 hours on it. Absolutely nothing wrong with this phono preamp, I've succumbed to upgrade-itis like so many of us. Two 12AX7 ECC83 Golden Triodes make the magic here. Have the original packaging material and paperwork, it comes with it's own power supply. This has been connected through a good power conditioner/surge suppressor its entire time of use. If shipped I intend to put that box inside of another for better protection. $270.00 Paypal + shipping to the contiguous USA. I will be able to get it out by next Friday 2/11 at the latest, I think.
  13. JohnJ

    Pro-ject Tube Box DS for Less

    The price has hit the bottom of the barrel!
  14. JohnJ

    Vinyl - Record Spinning

    🤐 bows head and shakes side to side isn't a smiley yet!
  15. JohnJ

    Show us your great photography thread!

    @Marvel Glad that y'all had a safe trip. Few times that I laid brick that would not have been copacetic.
  16. JohnJ

    Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    Yep many times we had to go back to do the coating. Had some expensive gear in tight felt lined cases then had to run the temp, humidity and pressure maybe? through an algebraic equation (with a calculator) if it doesn't cure right it's a waste of that $300.00 a quart (more now I'm sure) Sikkens and a nightmare for the customer. Subcontracted with a good outfit down there for a while until I "retired".
  17. JohnJ

    M condition LPs For Sale

    Not a boatload but three very nice 180 gram "audiophile grade" M vinyl re-releases and five regular LPs VG to G condition. Now "G" good to me means not popping but some background noise heard on playback. M is M. The few times they have been played they've been under a correctly set up micro-line cart. Same for the older records. Microlines properly used do not harm the groove like the rounded elliptical does. All M with quiet backgrounds quality sound. All in the first pic purchased new within 2018 except for Zenyatta bought M from discogs. These five aren't mint but they are still a good listen of some good musical talent! You think $50 paypal shipped to the contiguous USA for the lot sounds fair? Doesn't from my end but hey gotta move `em!
  18. Before I rebuilt my pc about three years ago the subwoofer seemed to become part of the "surround" part of the sound with the Realtek . Like the phantom mid it makes in front of me. Lately the two satellites on the bookcases don't come in with the music. So I ordered one of those wallet sized amps from the www & those little Polks that sound pretty good without the Heritage punch? They look big up on the desk, the youtube bookmarks that I've gathered are going to rock soon! The 4.1s sound good at low to mild volume, higher the bass doesn't. Anyone near Charlotte interested in these hit me up.
  19. JohnJ

    Pro-ject Tube Box DS for Less

    Going to the top of the closet soon! Guess I could keep it for parts... same tubes in the newer one. Paypal does protect the buyer and the seller!
  20. JohnJ

    Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    @USNRET They either did not backroll or there is a corrugated ceiling reflection there.
  21. JohnJ

    Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    I'm sure they told you that if the atmospheric conditions weren't right they'd have to reschedule. Dew point was a big deal with the two part coatings I used in the 90s in FL, do not know if that could be different now. The self-leveling epoxies and urethanes are fascinating to work with.
  22. JohnJ

    Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    Looks like fingernail polish too. Don't know if it is the actual color that they used to put the laquer plus four coats of clear on the hot rods. But it literally looked like those cinnamon discs to me when I saw it! That s&it is not cheapo acrylic paint!!
  23. JohnJ

    Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    Finishing first coffee... sometimes it's only one pot, not today. Reading the news sans paper came across this, car guys check out this spectacular paint job on the hood of a movie car. Looks like glass or giant cinnamon hard candy. Candy Apple Red in its truest form! https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/business/media/paramount-pictures.html
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