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Post a cool toy you want for a present.

Robot Guitar - it tunes itself and can be set to any of many alternate tunings. I actually bought an extra (cheap) guitar to keep on alternate tunings to avoid the headache of switching around so much. This would be so much easier. And it's a pretty blue.
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virtual laser keyboard
 
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I want this one


dream mobile



 
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me too, this is the N95 with GPS
http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_n95_8gb-2088.php
 
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All I want for Xmas is Bender's Big Score.
 
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Originally posted by Marc Peabody:
...Robot Guitar - it tunes itself...


I didn't know it was possible for a Gibson to be tuned at all.

Seriously, this is interesting. In the 80's, I brainstormed about how a self-tuning guitar might work -- given the technology available at that time. My rough idea was for a system that the player activated with a mechanical lever. This action would lower all the strings about a half step while "winding" a regulated spring mechanism that would gradually pull the strings back up to pitch. The player would need to strum all open strings, and something similar to a guitar synth pickup (a separate sensor for each string) would send signals to 6 separate tuning circuits that would "brake" the up-tuning for each string. Hmmm... Kind of like comparing an old hand-crank adding machine to a modern scientific calculator.
 
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The new Mesa/Boogie Express amps. All tubes with power switching down to just 5 watts (from 25 or 50), two fully independent channels with masters, and spring reverb. Okay, it's not a Carr Mercury, but at $1,000 less, it's worth a test drive. (What else has spring reverb with all-tube power at 5 watts or less?)

Currently, I'm using a Mesa/Boogie Subway Blues, which is switchable between 10 and 20 watts with spring reverb. But it has only one channel and no master.
 
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I don't mind an iPhone or a MacBook Pro at all...
 
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Originally posted by John Todd:
I don't mind an iPhone or a MacBook Pro at all...


...or an iPod touch, a new iMac, Leopard...
 
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