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by lightandmind
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pre-Amp Recommendation
Replies: 23
Views: 4294

Perhaps an M-Audio Sputnic or Peavy VMP2 would be quality Hi-Fi options worth checking into as well.
by lightandmind
Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mic Recommendations (old/unknown models under $100)
Replies: 39
Views: 7798

I once heard a strategically-placed 664 picking-up an entire kit, cymbals and all, and I was totally blown-away by the outcome, it was way characterful and even musical.
by lightandmind
Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Mic Recommendations (old/unknown models under $100)
Replies: 39
Views: 7798

EV 635a = Unsurpassed on Rhythm/Background Guitar imho, a truly excellent "milky" guitar sound that's super easy to glue into the mix and almost never gets in the way of a lead guitar tone. Also pretty excellent on bk vox and "strummy" acoustics too. Get an MCA SP-1 if you're interested in a killer ...
by lightandmind
Tue May 28, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Vintage LP Copy Under $400?
Replies: 19
Views: 7721

If you like the Electra, why not buy one and have the neck reworked to match an SG? Thanks, I'm trying to keep costs down as much as I can. I decided to look for something with an ebony fretboard, so I'm currently on the prowl for an MIJ mahogany with a slimmer, set-neck and ebony fretboard,, and I...
by lightandmind
Tue May 28, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: dbx 160a vs 160x
Replies: 22
Views: 19506

The 160X, XT, and A models all have the pcb pads for the Jensen output transformers.
AWESOMENESS! Learn something new every day. Hoping somebody can chime in on how significant the results really are?
by lightandmind
Mon May 27, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Pre-Amp Recommendation
Replies: 23
Views: 4294

Hate to say it, but the ART Tube MP sounds like it would possibly be the best match for what you're going after. Maybe try swapping the tube from something a bit more hifi though ;) Let us know how it works out!
by lightandmind
Mon May 27, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: dbx 160a vs 160x
Replies: 22
Views: 19506

From my own experience and those based on my findings on here throughout the years: Each one will do a very similar job and there's not much variation between them. These are TRULY EXCELLENT tracking compressors. I've always felt that they sound like the color of beige, lol, but they are each very f...
by lightandmind
Mon May 27, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cheap, flat, quiet mic
Replies: 9
Views: 3139

I have a sneaking suspicion that those ECM8000's can be rather easily modified on the cheap for a significant improvement in both noise AND clarity. Maybe check with the DIY guys?
by lightandmind
Sun May 26, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Active Pickups That Sound "Broadcasty"?
Replies: 3
Views: 855

Wow, no fellas! Like the sound of a Large Diaphragm Dynamic being ran through a broadcast-pre or Neotek-type board, something like that, very modern and musical with the "air" at the top lopped-off. Surely active pickups sound a good bit more "broadcasty" than regular PUP's, just looking for somethi...
by lightandmind
Sat May 25, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Let's talk sleeper vocal mic's
Replies: 45
Views: 14438

MXL V67M on the cheap, works great in a pinch, sounds EXCELLENT on certain voices and a near-perfect BK vox mic for nearly everyone. Also does great on tambourine and hand percussion! Not too shabby for like $50.

Gefell UM70 with a MV692 body if I'm not buying ;)
by lightandmind
Sat May 25, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Active Pickups That Sound "Broadcasty"?
Replies: 3
Views: 855

Active Pickups That Sound "Broadcasty"?

Wouldn't active pickups be the route-to-go for a musical, modernized broadcast-style heavy guitar sound? Like heavy, but simultaneously clean and non-abrasive, (MUSICAL!), what would be good for that? Maybe two humbuckers in-conjunction with a Mahogany ax and a nice broadcast-style EQ with the Low P...
by lightandmind
Tue May 21, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Vintage LP Copy Under $400?
Replies: 19
Views: 7721

You already have the Les Paul. You can easily shave the neck down and re-finish it for far less than $400. Definitely correct Jim! Actually, I have no qualms with the neck really, (although I WOULD love an LP with the neck of an SG), but it's just that,, I just,, I just can't make love to it. Like ...
by lightandmind
Mon May 20, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Vintage LP Copy Under $400?
Replies: 19
Views: 7721

Man, these are REALLY awesome posts fellas, I cannot thank you all enough, really. I am LOVING the Aria Pro II PE series body styles,, http://www.wutzdog-guitars.de/uploads/pics/1979_Aria_Pro_II_PE-60_Total.jpg http://www.wutzdog-guitars.de/uploads/pics/1979_Aria_Pro_II_PE-60_Front.jpg ,,, which is ...
by lightandmind
Fri May 17, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Best Vintage LP Copy Under $400?
Replies: 19
Views: 7721

Best Vintage LP Copy Under $400?

Despite all of the documented info on this subject, I'm STILL having trouble trying to find a slim-neck, vintage LP-style body without a bolt-on neck that I like. Electra seemed promising, ("Super Rock" series?), but the Omega necks are like friggin' baseball bats. Looking at the Vantage VP750 "Ghos...
by lightandmind
Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Ibanez SM9 - Ashly SC-50 - Dunlop Crybaby
Replies: 0
Views: 414

Ibanez SM9 - Ashly SC-50 - Dunlop Crybaby

Ibanez SM9 Super Metal Vintage and in really excellent shape for it's age, no rust or any corrosion of any kind. Unit is fully functional and totally ready to go! Small cosmetic dent on nameplate, missing battery cover and does not include power supply but accepts a standard 9V adapter. $150 shippe...