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by Scodiddly
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: strange speaker problem
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: strange speaker problem

joninc wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:22 pm
also apparently my amp is putting out DC voltages (44.9 ish) - i'm not techy but apparently that's bad.
That's usually VERY bad.
by Scodiddly
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: I love the new Tape Op Design
Replies: 12
Views: 894

Re: I love the new Tape Op Design

Smells kinda funny, but I like the matte finish a lot.

And of course the content, can't forget the content. Good stuff as usual.
by Scodiddly
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: electrical engineering education/knowledge
Replies: 14
Views: 638

Re: electrical engineering education/knowledge

I've got a couple of electronics text books I found in a used book store, old military training manuals. Very solid fundamentals, though I'm not sure you'll need the radar electronics chapters in the second book. Ask nice and maybe pay for shipping and they're yours.
by Scodiddly
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I bought my girlfriend a guitar
Replies: 28
Views: 6198

Re:

I feel like all of the advice has been pretty good so far (isn't it awesome how all women are basically the same and we can tell a complete stranger what a good gift to buy for someone is basing it only on their gender), and I'd just like to add that little doilies to put under tea cups at her tea ...
by Scodiddly
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY modding/fixing of gear, what voltages are dangerous?
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: DIY modding/fixing of gear, what voltages are dangerous?

The usual definition of high vs. low voltage is 100 volts, though things can still be a bit nasty below 100v. In a typical AC powered keyboard or other device you're going to find 120 volts AC in the power supply, then more like 10-30 volts DC in the bulk of the circuitry. In a power amp you'll see ...
by Scodiddly
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: my mixes are hurting my earballs!
Replies: 36
Views: 1508

Re: my mixes are hurting my earballs!

Thanks for posting a track, very helpful.

Not sure you're really *not* overcompressing - to me everything is very forward, so maybe you're just great at playing up to the limit or something.
by Scodiddly
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Digital Subscription
Replies: 2
Views: 2646

Re: Digital Subscription

I finally bought a subscription to the archives, and for 5 bucks a month it’s totally worth it.
by Scodiddly
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: VCA Groups vs Busses
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: VCA Groups vs Busses

Dunno how it works in recording land, but in the live world a VCA group doesn't actually carry any audio. It's just control. You'd have to send your channels through an aux or group to get the audio into an FX thingy. If you're sending each source into its own FX and then wanting a master effects se...
by Scodiddly
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY spring reverb driver?
Replies: 18
Views: 1853

Re: DIY spring reverb driver?

I'd probably start by temporarily hooking up each side (one at a time) to a mic input just to see what happens when you touch the springs. That would at least tell you one or both sides isn't totally borked.
by Scodiddly
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What should I do with this Bassman?
Replies: 18
Views: 1322

Re: What should I do with this Bassman?

The "underpowering" myth comes from people who distort their amp, which dumps a lot of high frequency content into a speaker that can't reproduce it. A big amp will also happily blow a speaker quite easily if you go beyond the speaker's power limits. For live with that amp I'd look for cabinet desig...
by Scodiddly
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Keeping a DeltaLab Super Time Line alive
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: Keeping a DeltaLab Super Time Line alive

Capacitors, obviously. That's usually a fairly cheap and easy thing to replace, and a good idea in gear that old. Just pay attention to polarity.

And yeah, welcome back!
by Scodiddly
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Tape Op Message Board (TOMB)
Topic: TapeOp MessageBoard Migration
Replies: 8
Views: 1285

Very cool!
by Scodiddly
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Desoldering Woes
Replies: 10
Views: 1198

It's a challenge sometimes. My usual toughest customer is anything made by Aviom, who favor tight holes and mucho ground planes.

One time I finally gave up and just drilled out the offending gunk in one hole. Careful inspection can show whether you need to account for through-hole plating or not.
by Scodiddly
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anyone know what model Tape Machine this is ?
Replies: 7
Views: 915

If there are tubes then there will be some decent sized vents on the sides/back.

But who cares exactly what is in it? What does it sound like?