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cookiemonster

Member since Jan 2009 • Last active May 2020
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    +1 for p20, used for years and years

    Need to watch it on clothes though, it can badly stain white cotton

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    Ta - yeah think I’ll leave it to someone that knows what they’re doing. Spanners and screwdrivers I’m happy with, wood files and chisels not so much!

    Recommended guitar tech in north west (Hampstead / Swiss Cottage / Camden) or central?

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    How difficult is changing the nut? I have similar strangeness on a PRS se - I’d used an old string to “file” the nut and put a little graphite lube in which made some improvements, but I still find the tuning and intonation quite unstable.

    I was going to just drop the thing into a professional, but if nut swaps are relatively easy - actually, it’s more that if nut swaps are reversible, I.e. always retain the ability to back out and never cause permanent damage, then I’d give it a go.

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    Decathlon kiprun have a pocket that fits an iPhone 7 perfectly (ie it goes in with effort and doesn’t jiggle). These ones:

    https://www.decathlon.co.uk/light-mens-r­unning-shorts-id_8488090.html

    Probably get a key or two in there too. But if I’m carrying phone, keys, and say office pass then I usually use a spibelt or similar neoprene holder

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    I’ve used Sole heat mouldable in the past (when I severed my big toe tendon...) and rate them higher than the expensive custom orthotics they replaced

    Like these:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sole-Active-Med­ium-Footbed-UK-4/dp/B01KNJ3T7S?ref_=ast_­bbp_dp

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    yeah - so i've tried both a mono 1/4 inch jack (which splits into stereo 3.5mm) and a stereo, neither of which work. My assumption is that a phones out will be a stereo connector but with the same mono signal to each side.

    Seems crazy, something that should be incredibly simple seems to cause problems for so many people

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    Still can’t get anything sensible out of my katana 50 into some headphones. Tried both mono and stereo 1/4 jacks and into various headphones (some onaudio a9s, RHA in ears, Apple iPhone standard things).

    The mono 1/4 jack basically doesn’t work - just a faint crackly sound, the stereo jack only works when the plug is half in half out, and then only into one side of the headphones.

    Thing is, there are lots of questions posted asking how to get a katana working with headphones but I cant see any answers. So I’m beginning to think there’s some underlying thing (you need headphones with some impedence, or some special jack or whatever). It all feels a bit stupid though - plugging some headphones in shouldn’t be complicated.

    Next step might be to get some studio monitor headphones that come with cables and jacks - AKH 240 get reasonable reviews at <50 quid. I’d happily spend the money if they work, but I’ll be pissed off to spend it and get no further along

    Any pointers?

  • in Rides & Races
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    Yeah, the behind the scenes ones really are superb

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Thanks - I’d assumed that the phones out would be for a stereo connector but with the same mono signal into both sides. I’ve order the connector above

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I asked

    What do I need to use headphones with an amp? Some kind of mono 3/4 to stereo 3.5mm jack (or cable)?

    I'm trying with a stereo 1/4 to stereo 1/8 adapter, one of these: https://www.gak.co.uk/en/electrovision-f­382a-stereo-mini-jack-to-stereo-jack-ada­ptor/904313 but no success with a couple of different sets of headphones.

    In both cases if I pull the headphone plug out of the adapter part way I get sound through one side of the headphones, so assume the amp out is working

    Just a crap/ dodgy adapter?

    Try another adapter (https://www.amazon.co.uk/UGREEN-6-35mm-A­dapter-Female-Headphone-gold-plated/dp/B­01D82XXGO?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_1 maybe) or even the 1/8 to 1/4 cable. Or both?

    Actually, the question is, from where or what brand is recommended for simple headphone cables and adapters as the cheap stuff is unreliable?

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