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by ubertar
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3754
Views: 755221

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

Double sided headless guitar? Received this today for review So how do you like it? That neck looks insanely thick... seems awkward. Looks like guitar scale... are the bass strings extra thick to be tight enough at pitch, or are they tuned higher than normal? Interesting idea, but I don't see the a...
by ubertar
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fuzz Bass
Replies: 21
Views: 635

Re: Fuzz Bass

There's also the Os Mutantes thing, where you fuzz each string separately before adding them together (or nowadays, for recording, you could just keep them separate to their own tracks). This avoids the intermodulation distortion that makes fuzz sound muddy. To do that, you need a separate pickup fo...
by ubertar
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Help Mixing Shakers
Replies: 49
Views: 1237

Re: Help Mixing Shakers

So long as we're talking about homemade shakers... some of my favorites are tea balls filled with BBs, wrapped in gauze tape and screwed onto drumsticks to be shaker-mallets. That way your shakes are always perfectly timed with your drum strikes. For recording shakers alone, I do the same as most of...
by ubertar
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: electrical engineering education/knowledge
Replies: 14
Views: 639

Re: electrical engineering education/knowledge

A college room mate of mine had this book, it's pretty neat: https://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Projects-Musicians-Craig-Anderton/dp/B0006XW4PU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1521042761&sr=8-2&keywords=electronic+projects+for+musicians&dpID=51xyiKdq%252BlL&preST=_SX218_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch Unles...
by ubertar
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: electrical engineering education/knowledge
Replies: 14
Views: 639

Re: electrical engineering education/knowledge

Last time I checked (it's been many years) the NEETS guide was free online. It's the electronics training manual for the Navy, or it was at one time. Good stuff.

Practical Electronics for Inventors is a good book, and the Forrest Mims stuff is fun, too.
by ubertar
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3754
Views: 755221

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

Picked up a cool, little clay jug/vase from a flower shop for two or three bucks when I was picking up some flowers for my wife for Valentine's day. Drilled a hole in the side, and... instant udu drum! It's much smaller than a normal udu drum, but sounds great, and is perfect for picking up and play...
by ubertar
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recommend me a wild delay pedal
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: Recommend me a wild delay pedal

Try the Danelectro Wasabi Forward-Reverse delay if you can. I haven't pushed it into oscillation, so I don't know about that side of it, but the tone is fantastic. I used to have a Boss DM2 and that was great, but the Wasabi actually improves the tone of the guitar. It's also the best reverse delay ...
by ubertar
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3754
Views: 755221

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

drumsound wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:35 pm
Wow, man. I'm glad you and your daughter are ok. Sorry to hear about your mishap.
Thanks, I appreciate it.
by ubertar
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3754
Views: 755221

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

Woah, some story! Scary shite! Because yer daughter was there, we know it wasn't :high: around the high-test. Out of curiosity, how (in what manner) is the ins company valuing the damage? Replacement cost, which is good, b/c I didn't spend nearly as much as what these things were worth. The 57 Cham...
by ubertar
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3754
Views: 755221

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

Lost a ton of stuff when my car burned up during a recent move. Not least of which was my 1957 Fender Champ. A bunch of guitars, a crate full of effects pedals, a clavichord, 88-key digital piano, tenor sax and flute, among other stuff. I wish I hadn't done such a good job packing the car. My daught...
by ubertar
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: AKG D190E one or a pair
Replies: 0
Views: 240

AKG D190E one or a pair

working, nice shape, AKG D190E mics. Supposedly the improved version of the fabled D19.
At any rate, a nice change of pace on anything you'd stick a 57 on.

one mic: 70
pair: 130
plus actual shipping (probably about $6 if you're in the US)
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by ubertar
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: tell me about Baltimore/Annapolis area/scene
Replies: 0
Views: 309

tell me about Baltimore/Annapolis area/scene

Possibly moving to Maryland... curious as to what it's like there. Is there much of an experimental/unusual music scene? I would expect so from a town that spawned John Waters. Fill me in.
by ubertar
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: RIP John Abercrombie
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: RIP John Abercrombie

Gregg, what records would you recommend? I've been listening to Gateway and Timeless so far. I had Gateway on yesterday and my daughter thought it was me. :shock:
What's his best Scofield collab?
by ubertar
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: RIP John Abercrombie
Replies: 3
Views: 441

RIP John Abercrombie

I'm sure I had heard his name before, but I didn't know his music until yesterday, when I was driving in my car and turned on the radio. This incredible music was on with this amazing guitar playing. The piece was called Sorcery 1. Turns out he had just died and they were doing a tribute to him, pla...
by ubertar
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Tape Op Message Board (TOMB)
Topic: Mega-board
Replies: 12
Views: 2965

Re: Mega-board

time to bring back General Recording Yes, this. If it was up to me, there would be two forums: General Recording, and Off-topic. The people (including me) who caused trouble in off-topic back in the day are all old and (somewhat) respectable now... even the offshoot forum that got started when off-...