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I'm a web developer currently employed with lamontdesign ltd.

I code mostly in PHP, javascript / jQuery and MySQL. I know some Java, can do a little bash scripting & know my way around *nix.

I usually answer questions on here when I have something difficult to think about and need a distraction to give my brain some time to mull it over.

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Sep
23
comment How can I use a trumpet in a pop rock band?
sorry i don't have a good answer to this. if it were me i'd be tempted to just get everyone together and send a couple of hours jamming it out, and move forward based on how well it seemed to 'gel'
Sep
23
comment What do you do when a string breaks or you drop your pick on stage?
another thouroughly earned +1. as another example, I also developed a very strong strumming style with bass, using anything up to 3mm big stubby picks. Never managed to break a string on stage but because of the strength I needed to strum like that, I've dropped the pick before from muscle fatigue. Tried to back it up with fingers, then grabbed one of the 5 picks duct taped to the scratchplate. Worked fine but I've since started using nice and bendy 1mm nylon picks and toned down the strumming. Also, I have a spare amp which was needed at my last gig. Two is one, one is none. great answer :)
Aug
16
comment 150w 8ohm speaker on 300w 4ohm channel - have I done my maths right?
that's a great explanation, thanks for posting. future generations of DIY amp butchers like myself will thank you :)
Aug
16
comment 150w 8ohm speaker on 300w 4ohm channel - have I done my maths right?
I'd be happy to ask it again on electronics.se but i'm not certain of the rules about posting already answered questions? should I just copypasta it or note that it was answered already, or post as an answered question?
Aug
12
comment 150w 8ohm speaker on 300w 4ohm channel - have I done my maths right?
ah good, thanks. this tallies with what I've been reading on the issue, I still seem to have a bit of a mental block with actually understanding how it works but the numbers make sense. I've run a test now and slowly pushed it up to full volume, nothing it couldn't handle - thanks :)
Jul
24
comment is there an affordable bass octave pedal that goes *up*?
OK I've read through the question & associated blog post you linked to, it does make sense to me now - I suppose I could put a bit more thought into how the question is phrased but it would still end up quite similar I think. In this particular case I already knew what I wanted, just not what shape & form it comes in or what it was called. I'll try to think through any future questions more though, as I do see how this question won't be particularly useful to future generations of pitch-shifting bassists!
Jul
24
comment is there an affordable bass octave pedal that goes *up*?
this wasn't a shopping recommendation question so much as a 'does this exist' / 'how can I do this' question. I do take the point about the FAQ but don't understand why such questions aren't wanted on the site. Seems a bit pernickety to me.