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Re: OT: University Music Degree Education or Student Problem

I work with a guy like that too.  Funny.  He told me that he saw a
device where you put a cd in, plugged your guitar into it and it
automatically transformed your guitar sound into the exact sound the
lead guitarist used in the song.  Computer: Earl Gray. HOT.  (the man
I'm speaking of is an account manager who can barely play guitar and
plunked down over a grand on a Les Paul Gothic)  He should probably wait
until a model that allows you to play like what ever guitarist is on the
CD as well.

On the other hand, you *can* blow speakers.  Put a loud enough
squarewave through a speaker cab at a loud enough volume and you can
cook it. It's physics.  I'm sure the GT-3 is capable of that.  So is
every other distortion device.  Some speakers have thermal breakers to
avoid such things, but even that won't get a big transient.  Effects
boxes don't blow speakers.  People do.  I've heard that per capita,
Canadians have as many distortion boxes per capita as do Americans, yet
only have 65 blown speakers per year, yet America had 11,775 blown
speakers last year.

Mark Sottilaro

(PS Canadians: this is a joke referencing the latest Michael Moore
movie, and a complement)

> Butch wrote:
> I have this boss who's son is attending a local university that is
> reputed to be a good music school.
> However, I keep hearing the most ridculous assertions made by my boss
> pertaining to his son.
> The latest was his son's Boss GT-3 was responsible for blowing out the
> speakers on his Marshall stack. Due to some 'hidden'  features of the
> GT-3 that not many people know or some such drivel. Doesn't make sense
> to me. The output of a GT-3 (of which I had one once) was a line level
> output if I remember correctly. How could the output blow the speakers
> on a Marshall stack?
> Regards and Merry... and Happy...
> Paul