Show off your toy thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby FitStack » Tue Oct 31, 2017

smackvay wrote:I looked at that car yesterday burnt orange 6 speed 40000 miles for $9,000 some reason I couldn’t pull trigger on it and passed on it

Mike


:shock: Sounds like a great deal. I think the market will steadily go up on those cars over the next few years.

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Re: Show off your toy thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby ChrisRx » Thu Nov 09, 2017

Iwant2beu wrote:Just bought my retirement home...

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Nice class A. I would love to some day do the same. Might settle for a class C instead...

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Postby Iwant2beu » Fri Nov 10, 2017

ChrisRx wrote:
Iwant2beu wrote:Just bought my retirement home...

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Nice class A. I would love to some day do the same. Might settle for a class C instead...


I highly recommend a class C first. We had one prior to getting our new one. It's a much less expensive way to learn.

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Re: Show off your toy thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby MaxGravy » Mon Aug 20, 2018

1959 Leslie Model 25 Orpheus Spinning Speaker with tube booster amp.

It's an old organ speaker but I'm setting it up for guitar.

It needed new capacitors and a volume control. Fresh tubes didn't hurt either. I had to rig up a make-shift controller but I've got my eye on an original. Still need to figure out why the electric brake isn't coming on and also get proper connectors.

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Postby smackvay » Mon Aug 20, 2018

That is sick ^^^^^^^
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Postby Rik Bitter » Mon Aug 20, 2018

Hey, I know a guy...

I checked the hoard and it produced some bounty. I think I'll send it your way.

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Postby MaxGravy » Mon Aug 20, 2018

Rik Bitter wrote:Hey, I know a guy...

I checked the hoard and it produced some bounty. I think I'll send it your way.

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:shock:

:thumbup: :thumbup:
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Postby Blue Angel » Mon Aug 20, 2018

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Ever since Hurricane Harvey flood, things been kinda tight around here. My lovely bride of 43 years just bought me my very first 1911 .45ACP. I am just amazed at how well this thing shoots. The target is at 30 feet and is the very first 8 rounds out of the pistol. This is offhand at a local indoor range.

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Postby natsb88 » Mon Aug 20, 2018

Nice shootin' Jim :thumbup: I've shot a couple 1911s but I don't own anything in 45. Yet.

MaxGravy wrote:1959 Leslie Model 25 Orpheus Spinning Speaker with tube booster amp.

Now that is cool 8-)

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Re: Show off your toy thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Yellek » Mon Aug 20, 2018

Nice gun Jim. Good shooting, and even better wife.
m r purty. I like 'em gold 'uns.

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Re: Show off your toy thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby MaxGravy » Sun Dec 02, 2018

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Postby Purple and Gold » Sun Dec 02, 2018

MaxGravy wrote:theremin.jpg


Moog Synthesizer :)
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Postby MaxGravy » Sun Dec 02, 2018

Purple and Gold wrote:
MaxGravy wrote:theremin.jpg


Moog Synthesizer :)


It's a theremin. I built it from a kit. :ugeek:
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Postby Rik Bitter » Sun Dec 02, 2018

MaxGravy wrote:
Purple and Gold wrote:
MaxGravy wrote:theremin.jpg


Moog Synthesizer :)


It's a theremin. I built it from a kit. :ugeek:


It's the sound you hear in the bridge section of the Beach Boys "Good Vibrations"

The studio is looking pretty awesome these days. :thumbup:
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Re: Show off your toy thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby MaxGravy » Sun Dec 09, 2018

I converted an empty monster box into a MAME arcade. :ugeek:

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Re: Show off your toy thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Recluse » Sun Dec 09, 2018

Thats cool Randy! What kind of controller are you using? Raspberry Pi ?
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Postby Brick's » Sun Dec 09, 2018

You guys amaze me with your knowledge of analog electronics.
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Postby MaxGravy » Sun Dec 09, 2018

Recluse wrote:Thats cool Randy! What kind of controller are you using? Raspberry Pi ?


It's a small windows computer that's never been on the internet. The interface was hacked from an old keyboard. The joystick was leftover from the first arcade I built. The rest of the parts came from bins in the garage. Total cost: Zero + a few hours. :mrgreen:
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Re: Show off your toy thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby MaxGravy » Sun Dec 09, 2018

The little keyboard controller is bolted onto the side of the joystick. There's a PS/2 connector at the other end. The computer thinks the joystick and the buttons are key strokes.

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Re: Show off your toy thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Bucketeer » Sun Dec 09, 2018

Rik Bitter wrote:
MaxGravy wrote:
Purple and Gold wrote:
MaxGravy wrote:theremin.jpg


Moog Synthesizer :)


It's a theremin. I built it from a kit. :ugeek:


It's the sound you hear in the bridge section of the Beach Boys "Good Vibrations"

The studio is looking pretty awesome these days. :thumbup:

According to NPR, the instrument used on "Good Vibrations" was an electrotheremin, aka "The Stringer". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electro-Theremin

It was invented by Paul Tanner. Tanner was a trombonist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and he played it on the original "Good Vibrations".

NPR: The Real Instrument Behind The Sound In 'Good Vibrations'.
https://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2013/02/07/171385175/no-it-wasn-t-a-theremin-on-good-vibrations-remembering-paul-tanner

In the 1990's, Brian Wilson hired "The Wondermints" as his core back-up band. It appears that they are using a electrotheremin in performances. Look at 3:52 in Brian's video.






This is a real theremin from 1929. Your studio looks great!

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