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by Darlington Pair
Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4269
Views: 945379

1966 Ludwig Pioneer Snare in Red Sparkle....almost mint......original heads......original snares.........wait for it.............5 dollars. Thrift. I had a whole 66 Ludwig silver sparkle kit that I got for $15 at a thrift store. When I moved to Florida years ago I left it with a friend with instruc...
by Darlington Pair
Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4269
Views: 945379

I'm loving what the DIY-RE Pallete/Color modules are doing for me, so I purchased 3 more Pallette kits and 3 more 15IPS modules . Also need to assemble the TM79 Modules I purchased last month (by Eisen Audio / also does design work for Purple and AwTAC!) I also just got the email notification that ...
by Darlington Pair
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4269
Views: 945379

Got a CAD Trion 8000, 2 SE5000s, 3 SM57s, and some mic stands in trade for a moving coil cartridge and some pedals.

This should be pretty fun!
by Darlington Pair
Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Yet another basement studio question
Replies: 6
Views: 2257

Something to think of, my local lowes and the one my bass player in which works in TN both recently started stocking mineral wool insulation. I hear you on the low ceilings, my basement is the same. The thing that kinda works for me is that my house is kind of a piece of crap that was converted from...
by Darlington Pair
Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4269
Views: 945379

IIRC the 119 (117?) has more desirable VCA's, tho that might just be internet lore. does the service manual include their schems? i've only a copy of the user manual, which doesn't detail the vca. adding that switch really helped me understand the 118's linear mode as moving the threshold thru the ...
by Darlington Pair
Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Varispeed mod for tape echo
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

i'd think you'd be better off doing a dremel-mod and just being able to move the playback head ala an echoplex... re-tach-ing a capstan will help, but it will most likely show it's limitations of what the capstan will take (or give) within boundaries (or being unreliable/burning out). a slidey play...
by Darlington Pair
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4269
Views: 945379

A cool mod for the 118 that I think prolly also applies to its brother and sister: reduce the size of the detector input's coupling cap to 1/10th the original value (high passing the sidechain). I added a switch to select between stock and mod values; when using it on overheads and operating in Lin...
by Darlington Pair
Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: old ungrounded tape deck as preamp
Replies: 6
Views: 1239

We did have it plugged into its own isolated circuit on the Monster power conditioner, and it still shocked. Is that what an isolation transformer is? Would that prevent the danger of death by touching another grounded object, if the plug was correctly oriented? No, it's not the same because hot ch...
by Darlington Pair
Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4269
Views: 945379

Got a Korg Poly 800 from a coworker for $130 and a DBX 119 + $30 for fixing a dude's Ampeg V-4. That DBX sure sounds great!! I can't believe it took me this long to get one. It had some issues with what turned out to be a blown LM301 in one of the channels and I replaced the outputs with LM318s and ...
by Darlington Pair
Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: old ungrounded tape deck as preamp
Replies: 6
Views: 1239

This could be a "hot chassis" design, to save money by not using a regular power transformer. The only way to safely use one of these nowadays is with an isolation transformer. Are there tubes starting with higher numbers than 6 or 12? They would have tubes with higher filament voltages so that the...
by Darlington Pair
Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Varispeed mod for tape echo
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

Re: Varispeed mod for tape echo

I tried some searching without much luck. I've been doing tape echoes with 2-trk machines for a while, but I'm usually limited to 1 or 2 speeds (+/- the limited varispeed on a 388). I'd like to build a varispeed control onto a 2-trk for more flexible echo time...could anyone direct me to a thread w...
by Darlington Pair
Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: what Reverbs are you using right now?
Replies: 40
Views: 8274

floid wrote:that's some gnarly verb you got there.
It can and usually does sound more natural, but for some reason I felt like I wanted it dense and gnarly, so that's what drums and vocals sound like into a 4 watt tube amp and 10" speaker pushed a little hard.
by Darlington Pair
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Shure M67 Mods
Replies: 71
Views: 74570

The Low Cut switch just shorts across the cap to take it out of circuit. So if you clip the cap when you turn on the low cut it will disconnect from the buss, but there is still signal present on the preamp side of the switch. I don't have mine open to tell you which place to put the wire, but it's...
by Darlington Pair
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Shure M67 Mods
Replies: 71
Views: 74570

Looks like the power transformer is there so unless all the AC to DC power supply stuff is screwed you should be able to add a grounded (3 pin) power cord to the unit. Shure has been kind enough to provide the schematics and circuit board layout so that you can see where the wires go. http://cdn.shu...
by Darlington Pair
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: old ungrounded tape deck as preamp
Replies: 6
Views: 1239

research "death cap" for starters. There's prolly a capacitor tied from the (arbitrarily determined, since the power cord is unlikely to be polarized) cold side of the power inlet to chassis ground, which has gone bad. The power supply is prolly due for a recap as well. Or try an isolation transfor...