Wish me luck....

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Petebass, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Some of you know that I've been hunting around for a new job.

    Well I was flicking through a Live Sound magazine when I noticed an add for Phonic. They make Speakers, mixers, power amps, signal processors etc..... I noticed the importer is located down the road from my house.

    I sent them an email saying "I know this is a long shot but are you looking for staff at the moment?". They called me the today. It turns out they are also the importers for Music Man / Ernie Ball / OLP, as well as Garrison acoustic guitars.

    I've got a job interview with them tomorrow. I need your positive vibes - I really want this job.........
  2. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    The job's yours, Pete.
  3. darkspec


    Jan 2, 2003
    Cleveland Ohio
    You got the job no problem man, good luck with it
  4. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I would wish you good luck... but do I really want to type that much? not really.

  5. That would surely be one of the coolest jobs ever...... I really hope you get it

  6. kickass! hope you get it!!

  7. nice! the job is yours petey
  8. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
  9. How do you say Good Luck in Aussie?! :)

    good luck man...I hope you get it,and it has dental benefits!

    [homer voice] dental benefits....mmmmm.... [/homer voice]

  10. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    good luck, man. i know how hard it is when you're between jobs. :(
  11. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    thanks everyone. I'm just putting the finishing touches on my resume now........

    JT, I'm not exactly between jobs. The plan is to find a new one, then resign from my old one. I don't wanna be a number-cruncher any more. Instead I want a job with perks :)
  12. unharmed

    unharmed Iron Fishes

    May 19, 2003
    London, England
    Best of luck, Pete!
  13. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    Did you ever get that short hair cut you needed for your current job? I'm sure nobody will care ONCE you have that new one.

    Good luck!
  14. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
  15. Dude...if you get the job,can you make me a homemade cabinet? (10 inch,please:oops: )


  16. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    I can do that even without the job. U pay for bits ans shipping, remembering that I'm 1000's of miles away.... It will probably cost more than walking into a shop and buying one.

    OK I'm back from the interview. They seem like a nice group of people. Small company but very strong and likely to grow. We talked for just under an hour and it was all going well until they realised that I'm a qualified Accountant. The job is primarily sales but would also involve getting my hands dirty, unloading trucks and containers etc. I had to try and convince them, that this wasn't a problem. I mean I'm the guy who buys a plank of wood and turns it into a speaker cab - and enjoys it. Hopefully they will realise that I don't fit into the Accountant stereotype.

    I guess they were always going to have to "create" a job for me, and that job is obviously going to have to fit in with their business agenda. They weren't going to be able to do that without meeting me first. They have indicated they need time to work it out and will get back to me.

    I really want this job..........
  17. unharmed

    unharmed Iron Fishes

    May 19, 2003
    London, England
    Well done, Pete. Hope they come to their senses and hire you :)<BR><BR>BTW, I was in Jaycar last night and was looking at their drivers. Are these even worth looking at for a home-built cab?
  18. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    nah. I've got the catalog and look through it religiously. Those drivers would work for home theatre or as a automotive sub, but are no good a bass cab. They're Hi-Fi drivers with a high QTS and low sensitivity. You notice how they offer 2 cab suggestions in the catalog, one sealed and one ported. That's because the QTS is so high it doesn't really suit either.

    General rule is QTS below 0.4 is for a vented cab, the lower the better. All the Jaycar drivers are 0.39 or thereabouts. For a bass cab you need sensitivity of at least 96dB. These drivers are all high 80's or low 90's.