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  1. [quote name='stingrayPete1977' timestamp='1494965479' post='3300089']
    I can't recall seeing any preamp that doesn't use the jack to switch it on and off?

    My Jaydee Supernatural had a mini toggle switch between the volume & tone controls for the active circuit.

  2. [quote name='Bilbo' timestamp='1494705101' post='3298066']
    Yes. There are a couple in the Music Warehouse in Colchester. 200 yards from the office!!

    It is your destiny....

  3. [quote name='PaulGibsonBass' timestamp='1494452403' post='3296201']
    I have no time for political correctness in it's extremes, but my opinion is that using this phrase isn't acceptable. Am I offended by it? Not really, but I feel that corrupting a word that descibes mental handicaps or learning difficulties to use as a 'humorous' but ultimately derogatory term is out of order, and no more acceptable than calling someone 'spazz', or some other unintentionally cruel playground jibe. I'm sure nobody means to cause offence, but all the same I'm uncomfortable with it.

    I agree with everything you say, except that I do honestly think plenty of people enjoy nothing more than deliberately causing offence.

  4. [quote name='Dan Dare' timestamp='1494517865' post='3296693']
    I'm sorry to hear about it. However, it isn't reasonable to expect (and certainly not to demand) that the rest of the world walks round you on tiptoe because some people have been unkind to you.

    That's not what I expect or demand at all. All I am saying is that there are many people out there who for very genuine reasons are fully justified in being angry or offended by people using demeaning terminology. The fact that people don't seem to accept this, and also seem to be annoyed by the fact that people find it offensive or insulting, is what I find astonishing.

  5. [quote name='Dan Dare' timestamp='1494491279' post='3296379']
    So what's your "good reason" then?

    Having a lifelong developmental/neurological condition, being referred to as "retarded", "backward" "wrong in the head" & other lovely, confidence building terms all through my life by family, teachers & people I worked with, nearly being institutionalised by my mother when I was a child because there was "something wrong with me" - Those good enough for ya? Probably not.

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