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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7020 on: September 28, 2017, 08:23:21 AM »
When I was looking up beginner basses, one that popped up was Ibanez.  Don't suppose you'd know anything/have any personal experience with this brand?  Aesthetic appeal is of course one of the minor factors in choosing an instrument but I can't help but feel shallowly attracted to this bass

Ibanez is actually Fender/Squier's toughest competition when it comes to beginner gear, in my opinion. The one you linked and the nicer of the two Squiers I linked are both made in Indonesia and are at nearly the same price point, so I'd expect the quality on both of them to be about the same.

The model you linked is from the SR series, which is known for having very slim necks, which makes them... how to put this... "guitarist friendly"  :laugh:. They're a popular choice for guitarists looking to pick up a bass to play on the side or to join a band that needs a bassist, largely because they're pretty easy to play. They're especially popular in the metal crowd, who want something affordable and comfortable, but tend to shy away from the more vintage-y designs.

That SR300 has more features than the Squiers, but then it comes down to whether or not they're features that you need. It has an active preamp, as opposed to the passive preamp on the Squier. That means it has on-board EQ controls that boost/cut the treble, mid, and bass frequencies, but will always need a battery in order to work. The Squier doesn't need a battery, but pretty much the only tonal control you'll get is a "tone" knob that rolls off the treble. The SR also has some different pickup switching options, which could be just the tonal options you find yourself needing, or it could be a feature you never end up using.

To be honest, Ibanez' proprietary electronics are kinda... well, sh!t. I have an Indonesian SR fretless myself, and while its construction, finish, and feel are all nice, the tone is definitely lacking a bit thanks to the lackluster preamp and dull pickups. That said, though, one nice thing about electric instruments is that pickups and electronics are replaceable. If you find a bass you like the look and feel of but aren't too stoked about the tone, you can just rip 'em out and replace them with third party stuff (it's a bit more involved than that and should probably be done by a trained professional, please do not rip out any electronics  :laugh: :laugh:).

I personally lean towards the design of more vintage-y stuff, both for the aesthetics and simpler features, but I also see the appeal in more modern stuff. Hell, the custom I just had built is a headless 5 string with a combination active/passive filter-based preamp, so I definitely understand the appeal and the utility of more modern designs.

As you hinted at with your Martin story, though, I imagine what it'll really come down to will be sitting down with a few and seeing what speaks to you. Then the only decision you'll have to make is whether you want to support local businesses, or find it online for cheaper, hahaha.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7021 on: September 28, 2017, 09:04:28 AM »
I hate it when its only 10am and i am already really hungry and lunch is still a long time away. I have no snacks and can only fill up on a coffee mix untill lunch. Will have to stock up on some supplies for hungry times.

What do you snack on in between meals? I would like to find some reasonably priced cashew nuts or other healthy nuts rather than 2+1 chocolate bars that i always tend to buy at CU.

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« Reply #7022 on: September 28, 2017, 09:13:53 AM »
I hate it when its only 10am and i am already really hungry and lunch is still a long time away. I have no snacks and can only fill up on a coffee mix untill lunch. Will have to stock up on some supplies for hungry times.

What do you snack on in between meals? I would like to find some reasonably priced cashew nuts or other healthy nuts rather than 2+1 chocolate bars that i always tend to buy at CU.

I know your struggle.

I buy my nuts from Homeplus or Costco. They're not cheap, but good enough. I also bring in granola bars, jerky, cheese sticks, and, since I have my own classroom this year, stuff like hard-boiled eggs (pre-shelled and kept in a plastic container). I also bring in my own smoothies to sip on while I'm eating my nuts.

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« Reply #7023 on: September 28, 2017, 09:39:05 AM »
I hate it when its only 10am and i am already really hungry and lunch is still a long time away. I have no snacks and can only fill up on a coffee mix untill lunch. Will have to stock up on some supplies for hungry times.

What do you snack on in between meals? I would like to find some reasonably priced cashew nuts or other healthy nuts rather than 2+1 chocolate bars that i always tend to buy at CU.
https://www.iherb.com/pr/Eden-Foods-Pocket-Snacks-Quiet-Moon-Nuts-Seeds-Dried-Fruit-12-Packages-1-oz-28-3-g-Each/63069

Decent value and reasonably healthy...just a buck per package.

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« Reply #7024 on: September 28, 2017, 11:15:39 AM »
I hate it when its only 10am and i am already really hungry and lunch is still a long time away. I have no snacks and can only fill up on a coffee mix untill lunch. Will have to stock up on some supplies for hungry times.

What do you snack on in between meals? I would like to find some reasonably priced cashew nuts or other healthy nuts rather than 2+1 chocolate bars that i always tend to buy at CU.

I know your struggle.

I buy my nuts from Homeplus or Costco. They're not cheap, but good enough. I also bring in granola bars, jerky, cheese sticks, and, since I have my own classroom this year, stuff like hard-boiled eggs (pre-shelled and kept in a plastic container). I also bring in my own smoothies to sip on while I'm eating my nuts.
I hate it when its only 10am and i am already really hungry and lunch is still a long time away. I have no snacks and can only fill up on a coffee mix untill lunch. Will have to stock up on some supplies for hungry times.

What do you snack on in between meals? I would like to find some reasonably priced cashew nuts or other healthy nuts rather than 2+1 chocolate bars that i always tend to buy at CU.
https://www.iherb.com/pr/Eden-Foods-Pocket-Snacks-Quiet-Moon-Nuts-Seeds-Dried-Fruit-12-Packages-1-oz-28-3-g-Each/63069

Decent value and reasonably healthy...just a buck per package.

Actually my wife used to buy those packets of nuts for me. Its been so long now that i forgot about them. Thanks for that I will have to get them again. 

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7025 on: September 28, 2017, 12:52:11 PM »
I hate it when its only 10am and i am already really hungry and lunch is still a long time away. I have no snacks and can only fill up on a coffee mix untill lunch. Will have to stock up on some supplies for hungry times.

What do you snack on in between meals? I would like to find some reasonably priced cashew nuts or other healthy nuts rather than 2+1 chocolate bars that i always tend to buy at CU.

I know your struggle.

I buy my nuts from Homeplus or Costco. They're not cheap, but good enough. I also bring in granola bars, jerky, cheese sticks, and, since I have my own classroom this year, stuff like hard-boiled eggs (pre-shelled and kept in a plastic container). I also bring in my own smoothies to sip on while I'm eating my nuts.
I hate it when its only 10am and i am already really hungry and lunch is still a long time away. I have no snacks and can only fill up on a coffee mix untill lunch. Will have to stock up on some supplies for hungry times.

What do you snack on in between meals? I would like to find some reasonably priced cashew nuts or other healthy nuts rather than 2+1 chocolate bars that i always tend to buy at CU.
https://www.iherb.com/pr/Eden-Foods-Pocket-Snacks-Quiet-Moon-Nuts-Seeds-Dried-Fruit-12-Packages-1-oz-28-3-g-Each/63069

Decent value and reasonably healthy...just a buck per package.

Actually my wife used to buy those packets of nuts for me. Its been so long now that i forgot about them. Thanks for that I will have to get them again.


They have similar ones on coupang / Homeplus / Lotte too! :) They are calleed every day nut which always makes me chuckle.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7026 on: September 28, 2017, 12:56:49 PM »
They are calleed every day nut which always makes me chuckle.

Good for prostate health.

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« Reply #7027 on: September 28, 2017, 12:59:13 PM »
They have similar ones on coupang / Homeplus / Lotte too! :) They are calleed every day nut which always makes me chuckle.
Curious...

What is the calorie count, and how many grams of sugar per package?

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« Reply #7028 on: September 28, 2017, 01:27:43 PM »
They have similar ones on coupang / Homeplus / Lotte too! :) They are calleed every day nut which always makes me chuckle.
Curious...

What is the calorie count, and how many grams of sugar per package?


Oh I'm an idiot. It's today nut, not every day nut  :laugh: I must have seen that somewhere though.

120 ish? Each version is different, I like the yogurt one which is mostly nuts but has one or two yogurt covered nuts as a bonus.

http://www.coupang.com/vp/products/2534209?itemId=295155&vendorItemId=3000205577 here you go!

My co worker bought some other brand for our office too, it was way cheaper and just as nice. I can't for the life of me remember what they were called.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7029 on: September 28, 2017, 01:35:12 PM »
yogurt one is good, as is the fruit one

they also sell a big pack with all of them included, if you wanna try them all

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7030 on: September 28, 2017, 01:47:56 PM »
25% sugar, 5 grams in a 20 gram packet...a little high, no?

That is 6 times higher than the pocket snacks, which only have 1 gram in a 28 gram packet.

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« Reply #7031 on: September 28, 2017, 02:00:07 PM »
25% sugar, 5 grams in a 20 gram packet...a little high, no?

That is 6 times higher than the pocket snacks, which only have 1 gram in a 28 gram packet.

Well It might be because of the fruit?

Anyhoo personally I prefer the convenience of being able to buy it myself in shop so thought I'd let people know.

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« Reply #7032 on: September 28, 2017, 02:05:09 PM »
Will try.

Thanks.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7033 on: September 28, 2017, 02:34:43 PM »
This has been an ice cream kind of day.

IS IT FRIDAY YET GAWD

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7034 on: September 28, 2017, 02:38:36 PM »
In the teacher's office, someone's cellphone has been ringing, almost non-stop, for the last 38 minutes. >.<

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« Reply #7035 on: September 28, 2017, 02:41:00 PM »
In the teacher's office, someone's cellphone has been ringing, almost non-stop, for the last 38 minutes. >.<

I would gladly take that over the time my upstairs neighbor was retching for half an hour straight over 2 days. No idea how he's alive.

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« Reply #7036 on: September 28, 2017, 02:45:41 PM »
This has been an ice cream kind of day.

IS IT FRIDAY YET GAWD

Something something poison.

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« Reply #7037 on: September 28, 2017, 02:48:47 PM »
In the teacher's office, someone's cellphone has been ringing, almost non-stop, for the last 38 minutes. >.<

Answer it and say 'yubba-say-yo,' and really emphasize the 'yubba.' Make sure your waygookin accent is extra thick. Don't forget to breathe super heavy.

This has been an ice cream kind of day.

IS IT FRIDAY YET GAWD

Something something poison.


It's a way of life.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7038 on: September 28, 2017, 02:49:22 PM »
This has been an ice cream kind of day.

IS IT FRIDAY YET GAWD
Today is Friday, as there are no classes here tomorrow :)

Enjoy your Chuseok.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #7039 on: September 28, 2017, 03:39:27 PM »
This has been an ice cream kind of day.

IS IT FRIDAY YET GAWD
Today is Friday, as there are no classes here tomorrow :)

Enjoy your Chuseok.

Not for me, unfortunately, tomorrow is still a workday. On the upside, though, we'll probably get to leave early.

Have a good holiday!