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by markjazzbassist
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Tascam 388
Replies: 551
Views: 513457

Re: The Tascam 388

you need to clean the head, but also the rest of the tape path, all the stuff the tape touches. especially the pinch roller, that gets the dirtiest and can affect the speed of the unit. try cleaning like made until the q tips come back clean. on all those parts. 99% isopropyl alcohol. for tape you w...
by markjazzbassist
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4290
Views: 946720

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

interesting, i wonder what the 488 looks like under that when you don't use the preamps (line in channels 5-8)
by markjazzbassist
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: What are you listening to today?
Replies: 809
Views: 184668

Re: What are you listening to today?

i've been on a Muse kick lately, their early stuff (Absolution, Symmetry) specifically. it's a nice change of pace from the mostly jazz and funk i'm listening to.
by markjazzbassist
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4290
Views: 946720

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

It's all about the lack of on board mixer for me. I'm doing everything with pres and a real mixer (or dumping tracks to pro tools) so the mixer is unneeded extras. Also being able to output all 8 tracks at once, easily. Huge. ah i gotcha. i'm still interested in the sonics, it's spec'd to be 30HZ a...
by markjazzbassist
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4290
Views: 946720

Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:46 am
Finally! After years of hunting I have found a Tascam 238 at a decent price.
i have a broken one i'm sending for repairs. i look forward to hearing your analysis of the 488 vs. the 238, i really do love the 488 so i'm expecting quite a difference if the 238 is to unseat it.
by markjazzbassist
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: R2R for Archival Project
Replies: 9
Views: 193

Re: R2R for Archival Project

look for film places. LA and NY just hit up rental houses. As far as mono, they made different headstacks for Nagra, it could be full mono, it could be stereo. I believe their stereo headgap and spacing is different from other R2R's as well, another reason to get a nagra.
by markjazzbassist
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: R2R for Archival Project
Replies: 9
Views: 193

Re: R2R for Archival Project

nagra i believe used a proprietary eq curve for their tapes, it might be best to use a nagra. i would recommend using a nagra. the only other portable is a Stellavox. other questions...where will this take place? if europe then a revox pr99,b77,a77 (depending on condition). if usa or japan then otar...
by markjazzbassist
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Guitar Center finally in the cross-hairs?
Replies: 19
Views: 327

Re: Guitar Center finally in the cross-hairs?

that's not true. they are owned and controlled by Ares Management now. ok, fair enough, but apparently Ares is not the only investor - they acquired the controlling interest it in 2014 according to this article (and then GC owed THEM a lot of money, i.e. debt). So Bain is not totally out of the pic...
by markjazzbassist
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Guitar Center finally in the cross-hairs?
Replies: 19
Views: 327

Re: Guitar Center finally in the cross-hairs?

they bought themselves out from Bain several years ago, but that's what got them heavily in to more debt. They have the investors that got them out of that, plus a few new ones now, which really only means more debt - just spread across more groups. So this is just a band-aid on a leaking aorta... ...
by markjazzbassist
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Steve Fisk and "appropriate reverb"
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Steve Fisk and "appropriate reverb"

nothing to add other than I also live in Lakewood. small world.
by markjazzbassist
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Guitar Center finally in the cross-hairs?
Replies: 19
Views: 327

Re: Guitar Center finally in the cross-hairs?

ITS OFFICIAL! today they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

i'll be watching closely. I remember when Mars Music when out of business in the late 90's and there were INSANE deals happening that i want to be a part of.
by markjazzbassist
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Guitar Center finally in the cross-hairs?
Replies: 19
Views: 327

Re: Guitar Center finally in the cross-hairs?

if they truly do go under, you have to imagine every studio owner in the country going to their closeout sales to stock up on necessities. if it becomes an Online only world, the next tapeop mag will be about what stock you should have in case stuff breaks during a session and you don't have the wee...
by markjazzbassist
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Guitar Center finally in the cross-hairs?
Replies: 19
Views: 327

Re: Guitar Center finally in the cross-hairs?

agreed with both of you, i would go for a must have same day, but also like you guys, it likely wasn't in stock or they don't carry it. i'd end up buying something that worked but wasn't what i wanted. also agreed on the quality of gear. when i was in college they catered more to the midrange of gea...
by markjazzbassist
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Guitar Center finally in the cross-hairs?
Replies: 19
Views: 327

Re: Guitar Center finally in the cross-hairs?

While people may be buying toys / pedals / instruments, I expect a lot of live and some studio related equipment sales are way down. Honestly I’d rather have a music go round in town than guitar centers...plenty of music gear to sell or trade off but dealing with Craigslist wears me out. no one is ...
by markjazzbassist
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Guitar Center finally in the cross-hairs?
Replies: 19
Views: 327

Re: Guitar Center finally in the cross-hairs?

they have been on their last legs for years now. the sad thing is, most music manufacturers are making big money due to COVID, people are home recording and playing music, sales are very high. GC just can't seem to get it right. I don't think it will be the end, they will simply re-structure their d...