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donkey tugger
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4257 posts since 14 Mar, 2002, from the grimness of yorkshire

Postby donkey tugger; Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:01 pm What is the most stupid thing you've ever done with music gear/computer etc?

Plenty here- trying to change a hard drive when pissed and not realising the computer was on, grabbing the end of the cable from Marshall head to amp thinking it was the guitar lead (ow..).

My fave though was bending down to adjust a setting on a pedal and the guitar string from the headstock (it was 'cool' not to clip the ends of the strings in the early 90s, honest..) managing to find it's way into the socket in the electrical extension 4 way plug. Guitar string glowed white hot and melted and I threw the shite Epiphone Explorer copy guitar halfway across the room in shock. I recovered; the guitar never really did. I now meticulously crop the ends of the strings..
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Sampleconstruct
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13783 posts since 12 Oct, 2008, from Here and there

Postby Sampleconstruct; Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:25 pm Re: What is the most stupid thing you've ever done with music gear/computer etc?

I put a Zoom recorder on a rock at the seashore to capture the wave, fortunately the flash card still worked after the Tsunami had struck, so that one wav file has a special value for me, the Zoom was buried in the Baltic Sea.
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Aloysius
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21430 posts since 11 Aug, 2008, from a computer

Postby Aloysius; Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:37 pm Re: What is the most stupid thing you've ever done with music gear/computer etc?

My car was being chased by snoop doggy dog, so I threw my laptop at him and escaped unharmed. Unfortunately I never got my laptop back. I know he used the demos on my laptop for his second album but I can't prove it.
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jancivil
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13936 posts since 20 Oct, 2007, from No Location

Postby jancivil; Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:57 pm Re: What is the most stupid thing you've ever done with music gear/computer etc?

In 1986, I let someone in lighting unplug the MIDI cable to the serial port on the 128k Mac which, and of course I understand nothing of why this would be, scrambled the entire f**king sequence (on floppy, yea) for the show.

I only learned 'don't let anyone unplug anything no matter what' from this.
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Bombadil
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1316 posts since 31 Aug, 2013, from The Schwarzwald of My Mind

Postby Bombadil; Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:45 pm Re: What is the most stupid thing you've ever done with music gear/computer etc?

I plugged a headphone jack from a stereo into a guitar amp. Pretty blue sparks and smoke came out the back along with a satisfying 'BRAPPP!!!'ZEBOPPP!' Good thing it wasn't my amp.

Never did that again.
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559 posts since 8 May, 2012, from Sydney, Australia

Postby Shangsean; Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:58 pm Re: What is the most stupid thing you've ever done with music gear/computer etc?

Many years ago, I bought my first expansion for EZDrummer (Drumkit from Hell) and remember for the first few weeks I was using all the new midi grooves and feeling pretty disapointed at how similar it sounded to the standard kit. Then one day for whatever ever reason I realised that you had to actually click on the tab at the top to change drum kits, not just drag in Drumkit from Hell midi. I think I was even to the point where I was convincing myself I could hear a slight difference in the kits.
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Hink
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26749 posts since 5 Sep, 2003, from Downeast Maine

Postby Hink; Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:54 pm Re: What is the most stupid thing you've ever done with music gear/computer etc?

I plugged walkman headphones into a 100 watt Marshall Plexi and dimed it (head was in one room, my 4x12 was in the bedroom closet miked), surprisingly the little headphones survived about 30 seconds. There was not much too it though, a little static and they were gone, no thwack, no smoke, no sparks nor did the headphones take flight, they just said "oh hell no" :hihi:
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CrystalWizard
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503 posts since 10 Jul, 2008, from north sf bay, ca, usa

Postby CrystalWizard; Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:58 pm Re: What is the most stupid thing you've ever done with music gear/computer etc?

Sampleconstruct wrote:I put a Zoom recorder on a rock at the seashore to capture the wave, fortunately the flash card still worked after the Tsunami had struck, so that one wav file has a special value for me, the Zoom was buried in the Baltic Sea.


Nice one, all in the effort of audio research
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