Pushing 40. Is it to late?

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  1. Fender

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    I’m 39 and before last year I had only basic knowledge in electronics like ohm law, basics of caps and coils. Since the day I decided to build my own amp, with some learning, I’m quite amazed of what I can do now inside an amp. I invested in some tools (soldering station, scope, good meter...) and I’m now very comfortable inside amps but also lots of other electronic devices. So not too late at all !
     
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    You guys realize this is a bogus thread?
    Third page starting and the OP has not made a second post.
     
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    ^ lol
     
  4. Crikey

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    Well.... i resemble that remark but i got fantastic advice on this forum and in the archives that helped me avoid electrocuting myself when addressing the minor issues i fixed on jcm 800 combo.
     
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    Thanks Crikey for addressing safety.

    Safety is the number one focus when working with electricity.

    Please take the time to study safe practices and always follow them.

    A large percentage of fatal contact incidents involve individuals with 20+ years experience.
     
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    My dad got fried and dropped twenty something feet unconscious. He lived but took some 8 or 9 years to rehabilitate.

    All it takes is a sense of your surroundings and some respect for danger or the unknown once you have the knowledge.

    Learn and be safe. Take the time to look at things. Mistakes are mistakes, bad. To me there are no such thing as accidents. That is a foul bastard word. It is only ignorace and stupidty.

    If you do not have experience and know how with something then stay away.
     
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    My dad was a seasoned welder at the time. He was plugging in a light when it hit him, making a circuit through one hand, his chest, his heart and through the other hand. He lost three fingers and damaged other stuff. However, he is still kicking.
     
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  9. Feeling Supersonic

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    I'm 29.. gunna be going into decent exercising again, learning Spanish and continuing to push myself on the guitar.

    I have a plan. So much of life is forgetting all the rules and thinking "I have time to do this, so I will".
    Took me a while to feel like I should care or put work in to plan. Just seemed so lost for plenty of my 20s.
     
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