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by floid
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tube amp guru, help me
Replies: 28
Views: 736

Re: Tube amp guru, help me

Haha well as usual it would appear I'm exactly and completely wrong. Apologies.
by floid
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tube amp guru, help me
Replies: 28
Views: 736

Re: Tube amp guru, help me

In the research that I did, many seemed to think the EH 7591 was better than the JJ, neither was better than the older versions, but the lapse in manufacturing and the resulting scarcity/high prices made NOS a gamble. I believe the 7591 was designed to be a juiced up 6L6, and pushed the limits of wh...
by floid
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tube amp guru, help me
Replies: 28
Views: 736

Re: Tube amp guru, help me

7591's are a bit oddball, and the current versions i know of aren't much more than an approximation of the original spec. I'd assume a modern production amp would accommodate this, but, for instance, my Ampeg vastly prefers the EH over JJ variety, and it still required some circuit tweaks due to mod...
by floid
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Acoustic Panels (DIY? Cheap?)
Replies: 19
Views: 479

Re: Acoustic Panels (DIY? Cheap?)

I would imagine you want to consult a structural engineer as well - once you start hanging a lot of extra mass from the structure that may not have been designed for that? don't want your roof/floor to cave in... here's a floor deflection calculator: https://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/deflecto.pl...
by floid
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fabric for bass traps/absorbers
Replies: 19
Views: 546

Re: Fabric for bass traps/absorbers

How does treating fabric with flame retardant spray compare to fabric that is flame retardant?
by floid
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Auratone clones
Replies: 9
Views: 3051

Re: Auratone clones

Didn't realize it had been that long since i built these :D I ended up building another each of the RS100P and Tang Band. They sit atop each other, with the RS pushed back about an inch so that the cones are phase aligned. I use the Tang Bands for about half of my mixing, getting a lot of "the meat"...
by floid
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Trident 65 light bulbs?
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Trident 65 light bulbs?

(24v minus voltage drop of LED)/LED current rating = minimum resistance value.
But the white LEDs i've encountered tend to be blindingly bright, so beyond that it's best to experiment with larger resistances to find what actually looks good.
by floid
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Truth time- incredibly dumb things you did when you didn't know any better
Replies: 35
Views: 1490

Re: Truth time- incredibly dumb things you did when you didn't know any better

2000ish. Had just recorded my ep on a boss br8. Didn't have a computer myself, so I got a friend who knew computers and stuff to help me get it on to cd. First we tried to use his standalone zip drive to get the files onto his laptop. When that didn't work, went into the mic input. Using whatever l...
by floid
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Truth time- incredibly dumb things you did when you didn't know any better
Replies: 35
Views: 1490

Re: Truth time- incredibly dumb things you did when you didn't know any better

2000ish. Had just recorded my ep on a boss br8. Didn't have a computer myself, so I got a friend who knew computers and stuff to help me get it on to cd. First we tried to use his standalone zip drive to get the files onto his laptop. When that didn't work, went into the mic input. Using whatever li...
by floid
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Yamaha mt8x
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Yamaha mt8x

Nothing much to add yet. Following since I’ve got an mtx8 incoming that will need some work and I would like to do it all in one fell swoop. It only plays for a short time, sounds like it needs a belt replacement most likely according to this video: https://youtu.be/PhEQbCKqBMc I found the belts at...
by floid
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Going for it
Replies: 22
Views: 814

Re: Going for it

jmann wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:16 am
vvv wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:37 pm

Bullet heater might help, and add a element of danger to get the band psyched. :twisted:
NOW YOU'RE TALKING
Another option would be those little electric radiators, which put out decent heat and are (mostly) silent.
by floid
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Yamaha mt8x
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Yamaha mt8x

The capstan motor in my mt8x went bad years and years ago and it's been sitting in a closet ever since. Lately I've been trying to resurrect it. I replaced the original motor with one I found on ebay. Transferred the brass pressfit pulley on to the new shaft. The transport would engage, play for 3-4...
by floid
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: I need help High Passing
Replies: 55
Views: 2467

Re: I need help High Passing

It's def not a universal thing, it's really case by case. It's not something I'd do when tracking, especially if you're tracking yourself. I think it's extra important to keep the engineering decisions to the minimum when you're recording yourself so you can focus on playing. Interesting. That last...
by floid
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Newb appreciation
Replies: 16
Views: 482

Re: Newb appreciation

Been here since 05ish and honestly these are the discussions I still need and appreciate the most. This place has certainly evolved over the years but it's always seemed novice friendly/accessible.