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by rickshawrecords
Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What schematics usually look like to me...
Replies: 9
Views: 2052

Funny.
Along the same lines is the new infographic from GuitarSquid:

Do you have too many guitars?
http://guitarsquid.com/Latest/flow-char ... itars.html

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by rickshawrecords
Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: figure 8s as drum overheads
Replies: 14
Views: 7773

At the above wiki-link, they linked this , what looks way cool. http://www.rickshawrecords.com/ribbonmic/stereo/Blumlein_Chinese_Chassis_9-2-08_t.jpg I reckon a witha cuppla cheap ribbons you could make one ... You can! The above is a photo of a one-off mic I made for a friend, packed inside a Chin...
by rickshawrecords
Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY LED Fretboard plans (Lighted Fret Board dots)
Replies: 3
Views: 3668

Snarl 12/8 wrote:Could you please embiggen the image with the text in it?
The image of the page above is just an example. The PDF tutorial is 6 pages long and has 28 images. You can download the entire tutorial from my website:
http://www.DIYRibbonMic.com/ledfretboard

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by rickshawrecords
Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY LED Fretboard plans (Lighted Fret Board dots)
Replies: 3
Views: 3668

DIY LED Fretboard plans (Lighted Fret Board dots)

Hey everyone, it's Rick from RickshawRecords.com I've just completed a DIY LED fretboard on a P-Bass, and I documented the process and wrote a short tutorial and video. It's posted on my website: www.DIYRibbonMic.com/ledfretboard Disclaimer: This involves removing the fretboard from the neck. I did ...
by rickshawrecords
Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY Ribbon Mic article on Wired.com
Replies: 0
Views: 676

DIY Ribbon Mic article on Wired.com

Wired.com published a really thorough, 9-page article on DIY Ribbon Mics and mods last week.
Pixeltarian's own DIY Austin mic is on the front page!

http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2011/01/ri ... cs-part-2/

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by rickshawrecords
Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: finished! my first ribbon mic:
Replies: 39
Views: 9873

sears wrote:I'm sorry Rick, but those pictures are awesome
Yea - "Learn from my mistakes" is a common theme in my plans.
3+ years of learning from my mistakes has resulted in my plans being easy to follow and the kits being pretty simple to build.

I don't like hassle.

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by rickshawrecords
Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: finished! my first ribbon mic:
Replies: 39
Views: 9873

STOP THE PRESSES! DO NOT USE AMMONIA FUMES TO COLOR YOUR BRASS!! [/size] I just did an overnight experiment with a shiny new mic chassis and nicely soldered screen, and the whole thing is ruined. The ammonia turned the Brass extremely brittle, and the microphone chassis literally fell apart in my h...
by rickshawrecords
Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: finished! my first ribbon mic:
Replies: 39
Views: 9873

By Joe, Ammonia works! Here's a final comparison: BEFORE: http://ribbonmic.rickshawrecords.com/images/patina_before.JPG AFTER: http://ribbonmic.rickshawrecords.com/images/P1040047_t.JPG Left: With an Ammonia-soaked-rag in a Ziploc for ~12 hours. Center: Vinegar "paint" - no effect at all Right: heat...
by rickshawrecords
Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: finished! my first ribbon mic:
Replies: 39
Views: 9873

Some patina experimenting on extra chassis parts this evening, after the kids were in bed: BEFORE: http://ribbonmic.rickshawrecords.com/images/patina_before.JPG DURING: http://ribbonmic.rickshawrecords.com/images/patina_during.JPG AFTER http://ribbonmic.rickshawrecords.com/images/patina_after.JPG On...
by rickshawrecords
Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: finished! my first ribbon mic:
Replies: 39
Views: 9873

Wow, I had never heard of these methods to patina Brass. Yes, my Chassis are 100% real Brass. My screens are 100% Brass with a corrosion-resistant finish (Probably a "varnish" as mentioned above.) Here's an image of a few painted chassis I've done recently: http://ribbonmic.rickshawrecords.com/image...
by rickshawrecords
Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: finished! my first ribbon mic:
Replies: 39
Views: 9873

Good question, and I happen to be painting one RIGHT NOW (between coats actually) I have paint on my fingers as I'm typing this! Photos later. You must sand the Brass surface to a "satin" finish, then use a good primer to stick to the Brass. If you use spray paint directly on the Brass, it will flak...
by rickshawrecords
Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: finished! my first ribbon mic:
Replies: 39
Views: 9873

Hey everyone, If you're interested in building one of my USA-designed and built ribbon mic kits, they're on sale to US buyers right now. While they last (I have about 12 "Basic Kits" left) they're on eBay every few weeks for $99 + $6 Priority Mail shipping to any USA Address. Search "DIY Mic" I am d...
by rickshawrecords
Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Adding Lundahl 2913 to my Nady RSM-2
Replies: 6
Views: 1892

Damb Rickshaw! Does a bat signal light up if some one uses "austin" and "ribbon" in the same sentence? :D LOL. But, no. I only haunt the DIY section of TOMB, and only once or twice a month. I got a a few unsolicited orders over the past 2 weeks, so whenever that happens, I check the boards to see w...
by rickshawrecords
Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Adding Lundahl 2913 to my Nady RSM-2
Replies: 6
Views: 1892

substitute wrote:Maybe try hitting up some one that did the austin ribbon mic, think it can use the same tranny.
As someone who designed the DIY Austin Ribbon Mic, I can tell you that I use the top leads as + (Pos) and the bottom as - (Neg).

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by rickshawrecords
Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: finished! my first ribbon mic:
Replies: 39
Views: 9873

SLEEPY BRiGHT EYEZ wrote:It looks very nice. I would love to hear some samples.
While not samples of Pixel's mic specifically, there are several audio samples of this DIY project (made by other people) at the link in my signature below.

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