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by adadan
Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Stolen Gear Alert/Seeking Replacement Gear
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Stolen Gear Alert/Seeking Replacement Gear

I already posted this on the "Stolen Gear" sticky in GearTalk, but here's a repeat for good measure: Carmichael, CA (outside Sacramento). Last night my car was broken into and some gear stolen: Pair of TnC "group buy" ACM-310 small diaphragm tube condensers, in full cases w/power supplies, shock mou...
by adadan
Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: STOLEN GEAR Bulletins
Replies: 31
Views: 45473

Car broken into, some gear stolen

Carmichael, CA (outside Sacramento). Last night my car was broken into and some gear stolen: Pair of TnC "group buy" ACM-310 small diaphragm tube condensers, in full cases w/power supplies, shock mounts, etc., Misc. bag of 6-7 mic stands, best of them were a DR Pro small/short boom stand, and a coup...
by adadan
Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: *
Replies: 20
Views: 6796

I totally want this, but I can't afford it, and due to a breakup/move I just had to put all my non-portable recording equipment in storage anyway. Among my stuff in storage, I already have the remains of a Tweed console that looks very similar to this one, but appears to be more modular, with separa...
by adadan
Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Beginner Soldering Iron Recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 7400

I have a very fancy Weller MT1500 for surface mount work, but my first love is the Hakko mentioned above, which I still use all the time for through-hole and tube-type work. A very similar option to Hakko is the "Blackjack Solderwerks" line at: www.circuitspecialists.com which AFAIK is rebranded Hak...
by adadan
Mon May 18, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need help from my vinyl loving compatriots
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

I second the suggestion to set up the turntable you have properly. Buy a Grado Black cartridge (~$40, best bang for your buck out there, available on Amazon and lots of other places), and as a minimum set up your tracking weight with the Shure stylus pressure gauge (~$20). Then get a better phono pr...
by adadan
Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Soundcraft 200B fixed/swept EQ channel strips - swappable?
Replies: 2
Views: 1839

Yes, you can interchange the sweepable vs. non-sweepable EQ strips on 200B as much as you want. I have a 32 track 200B that I keep adding sweepable strips to as I can find them (often you will find these mixers with an odd blend of strips; mine now has 3 non-sweepable and 29 sweepable strips). The c...
by adadan
Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 234 rubber belts??? I needs em!
Replies: 4
Views: 3502

I second that. I had a friend with a broken 234, and when I did the overhaul for him, I bought the belts from the guy on ebay and they worked great.
by adadan
Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Heil PR-30 dying - Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 1323

I don't own any Heil mics, and I haven't used their repair service, but I did attend an SBE meeting a couple of years back where Bob Heil talked about his new mics and philosophy, and I was favorably impressed. He made a point to emphasize the fact that he kept all parts for all of his mics continua...
by adadan
Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ampex 3200 high speed duplicator?
Replies: 2
Views: 946

I don't have one of these, but as is, you most likely cannot run it at 15 ips, and even if you could force it to that speed (varispeed, etc.) the EQ curve will not be correct, so pretty extensive modification would probably be required to use one of these as a "normal" tape machine. I'm pretty sure ...
by adadan
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gear you would never sell: no mistakes
Replies: 95
Views: 31420

Either of my two Harvey Thomas guitars
tube Vox Pathfinder (my first guitar amp)

Shure 300 and RCA SK-46 ribbons inherited from my Grandpa
by adadan
Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 388- Anyone know how to use the PGM BUSS INs?
Replies: 3
Views: 1606

If you're talking about the eight RCA ins in four stereo pairs, I haven't actually had a need to use them, but according to the manual and block diagram, their intended use is to hook up another mixer with it's own level controls, so they feed the eight busses of the 388 directly, AFTER the assign s...
by adadan
Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Consumer 1/4" reel to reel recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 2483

I've never owned one, so this is based on hearsay, but I've heard nothing but raves about the Technics RS1500/1506/1700 series. A lot of people seem to consider those to have one of the best transports of any RTR, pro or consumer, for 1/4" tape. It's an isoloop, like the 3M pro studio machines, and ...
by adadan
Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Name This Guitar
Replies: 16
Views: 3253

The guitar definitely looks like a Supro Super to me (a friend had one of those). Short scale, with a very round, fairly thick neck profile. That's an interesting amp. Maybe a kit, homebrew, or some small company may have made a short run (those square panels with volume/tone numbers behind the knob...
by adadan
Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tweed Champ - fix old speaker or put in new one?
Replies: 11
Views: 2081

I haven't had the 8" signature in a Champ, but I have a set of 4 alnico signatures 10" in a Super Reverb right now, and before installing them I tried them in a bunch of small amps that take single 10" speakers. I liked them in just about everything I tried (they sound a lot like various manufacture...
by adadan
Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tweed Champ - fix old speaker or put in new one?
Replies: 11
Views: 2081

I agree on the Weber. I think the Weber signature series are as good or better than Jensen reissues, and they are fairly cheap (~$25 ceramic/$35 alnico). Plus, their 15% off holiday sale on speakers is still going for a few more days. . . till January 31st. . .