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k-train

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  1. Thanks, fellas! And happy birthday to my fellow Gemini brother @JD dirtybird21
  2. That's only because Julio wasn't playing defense, too.
  3. Here's the tremolo Back then, I had two rigs running at once via a Lehle ABY switch. Rig 1 Soldano HR50 w/ a Soldano 4x12 Ran it with the preamp at around 5 or 6 & cranked the master volume to get it to break up. That gave it a nice bite that had a ton of dynamic range & note clarity without being super washed out by overly saturated preamp distortion. Gave me more of a clean-ish distortion along the lines of Malcolm Young. I had that CAE wah, MXR Carbon Copy delay, and the Lovepedal vibe & tremolo going through this amp. Rig 2 Acoustic 470 w/ a VHT Fatbottom 2x12 The 470 is a 2-channel 170W solid state head built in the 70's that was meant to be used for either guitar or bass. It has the usual tone control knobs for each channel, but also has a 5-band EQ, plus built-in distortion (which was interesting but I never used), reverb (again, surprisingly good, but didn't really use it), and tremolo. I ran the 470 clean with a Univox Superfuzz clone made by Wattson to get an awesome 70's-style fuzz going... along the lines of Tony Iommi on Sabbath's Electric Funeral. On some of the songs we did that had sections of long, mostly freeform psychedelic soundscapes, I could engage the Lovepedal tremolo & then bring the built-in tremolo effect on the 470 into the mix. The controls for the 470's tremolo effect were on the face of the head, so I could go over there and turn knobs to change the rate... throwing it out of phase with the signal going through the Soldano & the Lovepedal tremolo... and then slowly bring them back together again. **** was trippy.
  4. Gotcha. Thought you guys were talking about wahs. This is the what I used when I was still playing. I absolutely fell in love with it & also picked up their tremolo pedal.
  5. Are you talking about this one? Dunlop MXR CAE MC-404 Dual Inductor Wah
  6. Man, I feel like that's been even more rampant than usual for the last week or two. Seems like I can't post anything lately without someone getting it all twisted & jumping down my throat about a bunch of silliness.
  7. Yeah, you're probably right since the Fowler signing likely cancels it out.
  8. No, I actually don't miss that point at all & I'm pretty sure I covered it when I said the following earlier in this thread: "I fully get your point of having guys on rookie deals to help ease the cap pressures of the big contracts we have right now, and I largely agree. However, the thing about that is that you're banking on those draft picks actually panning out. What's to say your 1st rounder doesn't just turn into another Beasley, or Takk, or Neal? There are decent odds you could end up with another one of these guys who seem to have the talent, but just can't consistently get results on the field due to lack of effort, health issues, immaturity, or whatever. Just having a lower cap number isn't gonna cut it if the dude busts. Even if that dude is serviceable, is he gonna be one of the best in the NFL at his position like Adams? Unlikely." They don't give out Lombardis for being cheap, they give em out for being good.
  9. The only fact is that to this point, the Jets have not agreed to trade him. Again, Adams not being traded yet has nothing to do with whether or not teams made offers. Per CBS: https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/jamal-adams-trade-rumors-latest-updates-and-reports-potential-landing-spots-for-pro-bowl-jets-safety/ "Who else could try to trade for Adams? Speculated as a potential draft-day trade chip, Adams has already drawn inquiries from "more than half the teams in the league," per Cimini." As they also point out in the article, the Jets don't WANT to trade him, but would be WILLING to if things don't get worked out between them and Adams & the compensation was significant enough. They have all the leverage, since they potentially hold Adams' right until 2022 if he played out his current contract, they pick up his 5th year options, and then use the franchise tag the following year. So they can hold out for whatever they want the asking price to be. As noted in the article, the price for a similar player in Jalen Ramsey was two 1sts & a 4th... so it's not absurd to imagine the Jets are actually asking for more than even 1st & 3rd... and that could be why nobody has agreed yet. Furthermore, the idea that Ramsey was traded for such high draft capital kinda throws your whole "no GM would even do something so dumb" argument right out the window. Then there's also the point about the Jets not allowing Adams' camp to seek the trade. Basically, the Jets are in total control of the situation, and the fact they aren't necessarily motivated to move him ASAP likely has more to do with why a deal hasn't gone down yet... and may not go down at all... than anything else.
  10. Watched Joker tonight after being borderline delirious from pulling an all-nighter & being awake for at least the past 36 hours. I am not really into superhero movies & comic books at all, so I didn’t come into it w/ any preconceived notions about it one way or another. So, I really enjoyed it. It was dark, entertaining, and had some touches of social commentary in there for good measure. I felt like Joaquin Phoenix was pretty great in the role, giving the character some depth & playing what’s really an over the top character (it is a comic book villain after all) in a way that still seemed believable somehow. I feel like the way looked when he ran reminded me of bits of some animated stuff I’ve seen over the years, so that was cool to think he was likely taking from several different portrayals of Joker, while adding in his own spin. It was really something.
  11. You mean another one of FalconFanMVP's patented 'who do you think...' threads? -or- Another talk about the NFCS QBs thread? -or- both?
  12. Here's my thoughts from a similar thread a few days ago... For their careers:1. Brady2. Brees3. Ryan4. BridgewaterFor 2020:1. RyanHe's done really well in the second year after a OC was hired, and for Koetter's second stint in Atlanta, this will be year two. The familiarity to the scheme, teammates, stadium, etc. gives Ryan an advantage over Brady's situation. If Gurley is healthy & Hurst lives up to his draft status, Ryan might have the best set of weapons in what seems to be a pretty stacked division in terms of offensive talent. That's a slight edge over Brees & Brady, and a significant edge over Bridgewater in Carolina. Ryan also still has more gas left in the tank at this point in his career than Brees or Brady.2. BreesSeemed like he struggled getting the ball down the field last year. While still extremely well-poised in the pocket & accurate on short to mid range throws, his arm strength has noticeably taken a hit recently. He's still got a great offensive mind scheming things up, so that helps his case... but the fact that he's being taken off the field several plays per game in favor of Hill also says something about the value Brees has these days compared to years past where there's no way you'd ver take that guy out of the game.3. BradyBrady looked like trash for a lot of last season playing for the team he's been with for almost two decades, with an OC he's had forever using a system that catered specifically to brady's comforts & abilities. While they said they're open to doing some things Brady likes, there won't be a complete overhaul of Arians scheme in Tampa. So, can a 42 year old Brady change cities, change schemes, change o-lines, and still be successful? I have my doubts.4. BridgewaterTeddy's a more than capable backup/spot starter, but I just don't know if he's a long-term answer for anyone. The coaching there is a bit of a question mark at this level & the team seems to be in the midst of an overhaul, so I think lowering expectations for Teddy is best. He's got a chance to be pretty good, but I don't expect anything great.
  13. I'm fairly sure we only catch wind of a small percentage of the chatter that goes on between teams when it's actually taking place. So, for all any of us know, the Jets have had an offer like that but are still holding out just in case they can get something even better... or a team could be waiting until they get June 1st cap relief to be able to do a new deal w/ Adams so the trade doesn't fall through. On top of that, it's only become sorta feasible for teams to get guys in for physicals in like the past 72 hours or so. That could have an effect on things to some degree as well. I mean honestly, neither you nor I have any idea. I fully get your point of having guys on rookie deals to help ease the cap pressures of the big contracts we have right now, and I largely agree. However, the thing about that is that you're banking on those draft picks actually panning out. What's to say your 1st rounder doesn't just turn into another Beasley, or Takk, or Neal? There are decent odds you could end up with another one of these guys who seem to have the talent, but just can't consistently get results on the field due to lack of effort, health issues, immaturity, or whatever. Just having a lower cap number isn't gonna cut it if the dude busts. Even if that dude is serviceable, is he gonna be one of the best in the NFL at his position like Adams? Unlikely. As for tacking on a 3rd in the hypothetical deal... TD has been abysmal with picking in the 3rd. So the value of that pick... if we assume TD is still here next year making the picks... isn't actually all that high. Seriously, you can skim through my post history here & tell I'm the farthest thing from a TD hater; quite the contrary actually. But the truth is he's almost never hit on those picks. He either takes a dude that is off the team within few years after making minimal impact, or he uses the pick to trade up in the 2nd or back into the late 1st. As for the finances, the money can always be found if the player's worth it. I mean, nobody thought we were gonna be able to get Fowler based on the initial reports of just how dire the cap situation was heading in to free agency. Yet, we just keep adding pieces. So how do we pay another big contract? Well, both Neal & Kazee are free agents after this season. Rico has a nearly $9M cap hit next year, which will be the final year of his deal... so minimal dead money to cut him loose after this year. Take the money you save from cutting Rico, plus any money you'd have to spend to bring back either Neal or Kazee, and put all that toward paying Adams on a deal that is backloaded. Draft someone in the 2nd to play the other safety spot (or be the 3rd safety/backup if Hawkins shows enough promise this year to take on a bigger role in 2021). You then have at least one elite player at each level of the D. Now considering the Falcons hitched their wagon to Neal this year w/ the 5th year option, it's pretty unlikely they'd make a move like this, but if the circumstances were a little bit different, I really don't think it'd be that crazy.
  14. Jimmy Cobb, The Pulse Of Miles Davis' 'Kind Of Blue,' Dies At 91 Jimmy Cobb, whose subtle and steady drumming formed the pulse of some of jazz's most beloved recordings, died at his home in Manhattan on Sunday. He was 91. The cause was lung cancer, says his wife, Eleana Tee Cobb. Cobb was the last surviving member of what's often called Miles Davis' First Great Sextet. He held that title for almost three decades, serving as a conduit for many generations of jazz fans into the band that recorded the music's most iconic and enduring album, Kind of Blue.
  15. Dang... was looking for news on Vinny Curry & came across this from just a few weeks back in early May: https://www.phillyvoice.com/vinny-curry-eagles-paterson-principal-gerald-glisson-covid-19-death/ Former Eagles DE Vinny Curry mourns half-brother, N.J. principal who died of COVID-19 Dr. Gerald Glisson, a principal at Paterson's Eastside High School, was 46 years old Former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end and current NFL free agent Vinny Curry is mourning the loss of his half-brother, a New Jersey high school principal who died last Sunday of coronavirus complications. Dr. Gerald Glisson, 46, was remembered as a "gentle giant" by family, friends and students of Paterson's Eastside High School after his death. Curry, 31, posted a message and several photos of himself with Glisson on Instagram, calling him his big brother. Glisson was employed by the Paterson School District for 20 years, including previous roles as an elementary-level special education teacher, an athletic director for the district and principal at Great Falls Academy. Local reports described Glisson as a "pillar of the community" whose loss will leave a big void in the schools system and beyond. Glisson played football at Delaware State University and helped mentor Curry on his way to playing Division One football at Marshall University. Glisson leaves behind his wife and two daughters.
  16. Declining the option is essentially making the 4th year a 'prove it' year for a player who hasn't quite lived up to expectations thus far. Should the player happen to use that as motivation to have a good season, both the team & player are free to negotiate an extension at any point during the 4th year up until free agency begins following the season. Keep in mind though that some players could take the decision to not pick up the option personally, seeing it as the team not having faith in them, and thus the player ends up wanting to test the market for a chance at a large contract and/or to go somewhere they feel more wanted.
  17. My one & only mock draft in 2012 had us taking Curry in the 2nd round: https://boards.atlantafalcons.com/topic/3942736-mock-10/ Me begging TD to trade for Curry in 2014: https://boards.atlantafalcons.com/topic/3999335-vinny-curry-to-be-traded-bring-him-home-td/ Me still begging TD to trade for Curry in 2015: https://boards.atlantafalcons.com/topic/4023831-vinny-curry-in-the-4-3/ Better late than never???
  18. Hate to burst your bubble, man... but yes, it was indeed intended as a joke. (Pretty sure I know what my intention was.) I live in Durham, NC and have lived in North Carolina since the late 80's. I am surrounded by Panthers fans, most of my co-workers & best friends are Panthers fans. So I always like to poke fun at Cam or any other Panther-related players any chance I get. Sorry you took it so seriously. As for not looking into one play or game too much... I am like the only person on this message board that mocked AJ Terrell to us in the 1st. Ya know, when everyone in the world seemed to be whining about his performance against LSU rather than looking at his body of work? So yeah... kinda preaching to the choir with that noise.
  19. At this point, the only Coen Brothers film I haven’t seen is Intolerable Cruelty. It’s been probably around 15 years or more since I saw Blood Simple, and I barely remember that one, so might be due for a re-watch.
  20. I never can comprehend why people are so stupidly transfixed on what other people think about something they like/support... especially when we're talking about something totally harmless like a freaking sports team's uniform. If someone else like them, cool. But it really doesn't matter. If someone else doesn't like them, cool. But it really doesn't matter. Common denominator... it really doesn't matter what anyone else thinks one way or another, so just focus on your own ****.
  21. For their careers: 1. Brady 2. Brees 3. Ryan 4. Bridgewater For 2020: 1. Ryan He's done really well in the second year after a OC was hired, and for Koetter's second stint in Atlanta, this will be year two. The familiarity to the scheme, teammates, stadium, etc. gives Ryan an advantage over Brady's situation. If Gurley is healthy & Hurst lives up to his draft status, Ryan might have the best set of weapons in what seems to be a pretty stacked division in terms of offensive talent. That's a slight edge over Brees & Brady, and a significant edge over Bridgewater in Carolina. Ryan also still has more gas left in the tank at this point in his career than Brees or Brady. 2. Brees Seemed like he struggled getting the ball down the field last year. While still extremely well-poised in the pocket & accurate on short to mid range throws, his arm strength has noticeably taken a hit recently. He's still got a great offensive mind scheming things up, so that helps his case... but the fact that he's being taken off the field several plays per game in favor of Hill also says something about the value Brees has these days compared to years past where there's no way you'd ver take that guy out of the game. 3. Brady Brady looked like trash for a lot of last season playing for the team he's been with for almost two decades, with an OC he's had forever using a system that catered specifically to brady's comforts & abilities. While they said they're open to doing some things Brady likes, there won't be a complete overhaul of Arians scheme in Tampa. So, can a 42 year old Brady change cities, change schemes, change o-lines, and still be successful? I have my doubts. 4. Bridgewater Teddy's a more than capable backup/spot starter, but I just don't know if he's a long-term answer for anyone. The coaching there is a bit of a question mark at this level & the team seems to be in the midst of an overhaul, so I think lowering expectations for Teddy is best. He's got a chance to be pretty good, but I don't expect anything great.
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