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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gln1955, Nov 30, 2018.
Great... NOW we're going to have arguments over DEFCON 5 being the LOWEST threat level...
Can anybody explain the logic behind the British Whitworth system? It has baffled me since I first started twisting wrenches in the '60s.
All you need to do is memorize this chart and you'll be the envy of all engineers, gearheads, and knucklebusters (grease monkeys).
Well, no. You can buy a gram of weed (but what's the point) then it goes to a quarter, a half or an ounce (in Australia anyway)
I wouldn't. I like my turn signals buttons laid out left and right. Besides, most metrics are water cooled.
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Everyone evacuate to their normal duty positions immediately.
Well, crap... shoulda looked that one up...
In Australia there are four main football codes - Aussie Rules, Rugby League, Rugby Union and Soccer. They are all called football by their various followers. Just like you, the game I grew up with - Aussie Rules - is football in my world. It will always be.
Your game is also played here on a smaller scale. I think most people here call it Gridiron.
I thought "SAE" meant "Stupid And Expendable"...
That makes sense, as Gridiron is short for Gridiron Football, the game played in USA and Canada.
In the States the term gridiron is widely used to define the field on which the game is played, but not normally the game itself. As in...football is played on "the gridiron". Not sure about Canadian colloquialisms. Cheers.
I don't disagree with you, this part of football/soccer is what drove me awa
The funny thing is that as I grew up, I lost interest in football/soccer and became a big fan of (american) football and watch the games every Sunday night
We still refer it as american football and I dont expect it to change as its popularity in Europe though increasing is still miles (or kilometers? ) away from football/soccer.
My initial post just intended to show a different perspective: around here football/soccer is the universal sport and most kid aspire to becoming a football player. Football's superstars are incredible athletes who make close to QB money in salary to which you should add an absurd amount from various endorsements.
Oh and being French, we basically already blame the Brits for everything... So that's already covered
As a bicyclist, I've had to deal with Whitworth -- it's the thread standard used on old 3-speed gear hubs. Fortunately, there are "close enough" SAE and metric wrenches, and replacement parts are still available. There are also some really weird standards, such as screw threads with metric diameters and imperial thread pitch, probably due to not wanting to set up a lathe for metric threading.
This reminds me of people who care about 440 versus some other tuning reference. To me it doesn't really matter as long as everyone in the band is properly tuned to the same reference. Unless it's SO much different than 440 that it changes the string tension enough to change the neck curvature, affecting action and intonation. Same thing with scale length, measure it in cubits if you want, but unless its way too short or way too long for me to play comfortably, what diff does it make?
Most of my basses have a scale length just over half a rod. And two of my basses are just under half a rod. For anyone unsure, a rod is about 0.69 horse lengths.
It wouldn't make any difference. The overall length could be completely random. The fret positions are laid out by math. Getting used to it is a non-issue.
The Name Football for the American game is a bit misleading, They play 2 hours and kick the ball about 4 times in the game. At least in Soccer (Football) they actually Kick it.
And at the end of 60 minutes you have a score of 1-0.
90 minutes, + whatever random time the ref decides to add. But who's counting
I love the Canadian indie rock band METRIC ... sure I'd play Josh Winstead's bass.