Got to head down to Newport Coast today for a little RnR!
Beautiful view and cool breeze is exactly what I need about now. Too tired of all the BS with this virus and if things can open.
Would love to start up benefits help again but with the Post closed, it’s not happening. For health reasons I don’t think it would be a good idea to meet people just anywhere either. So until the Post opens, I’m on hiatus.
I recently tried a new needle from JICO for my M44 cart and I’ve gotta say, I’m really impressed.
The new needle looks a little different than the OEM needle from Shure or the base N44 stylus from JICO. The shield and mount for the stylus is a clear red. The stylus itself is a little different in that it tapers to the point where the actual “needle” is bonded to the stylus. It’s also a brass color rather that a gray metal color. The stylus as a whole feels very sturdy and well built. It fits perfectly into my Shure M44-7 cart. It has a spherical stylus and can take up to 3g of tracking force.
The sound of this stylus is incredible! It picks up sounds that I haven’t heard or were hard to hear in my music/vinyl . It really brings some of the mid and high forward for a more balanced sound. It doesn’t sound fuzzy or muffled at all. It sounds very, very clear. This stylus almost makes my M44-7 moving magnet cart sound like an expensive moving coil cart (not that the M44s are cheap now). The sound quality and the build of this stylus are outstanding. It also holds the grove well when scratching!
Anyone looking to expand the sound range their M44-7 cart will be extremely happy with this product. I’ve been going through my vinyl collection, listening for things that I may have missed using this new stylus. As the “first contact” with the vinyl, the stylus is very important. Using this stylus has eliminated the need to have different cartridges and needle combinations for different kinds of music. Up until now I didn’t know that part of this stylus is made of wood! I am extremely happy with this product and will continue to use JICO as my stylus provider. Top notch product and customer service!
Finally got a chance to jump into LoZ after months of having it around on the Nintendo classic!
I had the original gold cartridge and I remember this game coming out when I was ten or so. It changed video games for me. I started looking for similar games like Secret of Mana (Super Nintendo). It wasn’t quite roll playing, not a side scroller (except the Adventure of Link), and it certainly wasn’t sports. These games were fun and there was practical problem solving involved.
Had a VA appt today. Took the Fit 22″ so I could hit the ledge out front. There’s a nice ledge in front of the Long Beach VA, next to the bus stop. Luckily the was no one sitting there smoking so I could hit it on the way in, and out! Click the title to check out the video!!
Today I get to be a part of the Memorial Day event at Del Valle park in Lakewood, Ca. We got here way to early so we’re setting up.
It’s been great bring a part of Lakewood Post 496. I’m now the adjutant and it’s a lot of work.
Younger Veterans should really check out our post. There’s a lot of great people and we have some sweet video games! Drinks are cheap too. During happy hour, my Captain and Cokes are $3.25 ($2.25 now), with a healthy pour!