Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Preparing for Progress...

So it appears that over Spring Break Dave made progress. Lisa will say that I also made huge progress, but it doesn't feel like it yet. I spent at least a few hours each day rearranging the shop. It had been growing out of control for years. Not controlled growth; it looked like the street map of downtown Boston. So it was time...

Now my racks are all along the side walls and the back wall. I have a huge "U" shaped work area. Four large solder/construction/measurement/work areas. This will lead to progress.

The front wall is being reserved for HiFi gear. As such, I have just been stacking some of the extra "stuff" along this wall. It is now out of hand again. I will have to do some serious arranging of this mess... listen to parts of it... learn what is doing which parts well... then rework.. fix.. arrange.. maybe even attic or junk some of it... I would put good money on a four way horn system very soon... but here it is now:

At this point, I was soothed... no, motivated, by this photo of Jucifer.... the thought of the Dead's "Wall of Sound"... maybe I should just hook all this stuff up and have a raging Spring... Tool, Dead Kenny G's, Motorhead, Biscuits... even Mahler would love this much moving air...

So until the next shop photo in which everything is arranged perfectly and I can float a tonally perfect Coltrane out in front of my workbench, I will enjoy this new monster... the horn rig inside is still prim and proper..


  1. That is so my basement! Can't hardly walk down there, can't find nothing, can't find a place for new stuff.

    Did I hear Tool?! Probably my all time favorite. Dig Mahler too.

  2. btw, what the scoop like bin on the right?

  3. Motorhead!!!!!!!!!!!

    If you like to gamble, I tell you I'm your man
    You win some, lose some, it's - all - the same to me
    The pleasure is to play, it makes no difference what you say
    I don't share your greed, the only card I need is
    The Ace Of Spades
    The Ace Of Spades

    Playing for the high one, dancing with the devil,
    Going with the flow, it's all a game to me,
    Seven or Eleven, snake eyes watching you,
    Double up or quit, double stakes or split,
    The Ace Of Spades
    The Ace Of Spades

    You know I'm born to lose, and gambling's for fools,
    But that's the way I like it baby,
    I don't wanna live forever,
    And don't forget the joker!

    Pushing up the ante, I know you've got to see me,
    Read 'em and weep, the dead man's hand again,
    I see it in your eyes, take one look and die,
    The only thing you see, you know it's gonna be,
    The Ace Of Spades
    The Ace Of Spades

  4. Hey, just received the "new" pair of brown 'shrooms like those you have on the far right.. BTW, nice midbass Lambdas. Looks like you're ready to kick out the jams in yer shop.

  5. Jucifer...
    if that aint motivation to build mid-bass horns for the shop...


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