|Neil Preston||4/8/101 5:20 am||10||0|
|Some years back, in the service shop of a regional audio retailer, one of the techs I worked with kept getting the same amp in repeatedly for repair. He never could duplicate the symptoms on the bench. Finally he sent the amp back with the following note on the service ticket: "Check customer for a short between the ears."|
|Setch||4/8/101 5:08 pm||71||0|
|Not really tech humour, more to with the mind set of people who are incurable tinkerers...
There seems to be a gene in my family which forces you to collect and catalogue useless bits of crap on the the grounds that they may come in handy one day. Shortly after my Grandfather died we were cleaning out his tinkering shed, and were nearly reduced to tears by a small tobacco box labelled "Pieces of String too short to be useful".
|paul perry||5/5/101 3:38 pm||14||0|
|I was asked to fix an 18v DC wart from a univibe (the lead tends to break where it goes into the case thru the strain relief), not my fave job, but in Australia you have to do this sort of thing. Anyway I hacksaw along one edge, lever it open, shorten the lead, glue it back, test it.. shit NINE volts???? No i hadn't plugged it into the 110 bench supply instead of our local 230.. I had managed to 'repair' a PERFECTLY GOOD 9 volt supply!! That's it, everythng gets tagged now!|
|Dave||5/10/101 3:26 am||19||0|
|While working in a shop in Birmingham, AL an older fellow comes in with a rickety old Peavey powered mixer. He tell us "It ain't got no tremble(read:treble), I think maybe I oughta try one of them isometric paralyzers." (read:parametric equalizers)
We wrote up the repair order EXACTLY as he described it and gave him a copy...laughs all around when he left.
|Bogey||5/12/101 7:20 am||6||0|
|Ever get ready for that special night where there's no one around, just you and your special guitar, and you're in a sorta dark room, and you decide to give the guitar new strings? And it's 1:00 a.m. and this is your last set, no spares, and you get them all nice and neat and perfect, half an hour later, then when you're done winding the high e, you go to cut off the slack, and you cut the wrong damn end? I hate it when that happens. And, anybody ever use various implements in the garage as strings? Did it on a cousin's guitar once-wire insulation, some heavy fishing line, dental floss...Whatever. It worked...|
|David Trouse||5/16/101 5:15 am||19||0|
|"It worked fine until it broke"|
|tim grover||5/22/101 5:24 am||13||0|
|How do you know when your drummer's drum riser is level?? drool comes out both sides of his/her mouth !!!!!! lol!!!!|