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by sound for sandwiches
Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Passive Montior Question
Replies: 8
Views: 809

For some reason I have accumulated quite a collection of power amps, and all of my smaller ones were free ("that's broken, you can have it," they say....) needing little more than deoxit and some TLC. I wound up with an old BGW (50 wpc I think), a Yamaha "natural sound" series with 60 or so wpc, A p...
by sound for sandwiches
Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Passive Montior Question
Replies: 8
Views: 809

Those bigger amps usually have a loud fan in them. that would be one consideration.
by sound for sandwiches
Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How to include a download coupon in a vinyl LP?
Replies: 14
Views: 1678

I believe United record Pressing will generate these and stuff them in the records for you for an extra fee; probably other record plants do this too.

My band's working on an LP right now and plan to use the bandcamp service. we already have our previous records hosted there, so it's a no brainer.
by sound for sandwiches
Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Voicematic Pres & Five Fish SC-1 - ALL SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 1091

I'm interested in the IRM unit, was having problems with the email button but sent a PM. hit me back if you get this.

David
by sound for sandwiches
Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tube intercom
Replies: 13
Views: 2187

I'm thinking of taking you up, if just for the knobs. they're cool looking!
by sound for sandwiches
Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tube intercom
Replies: 13
Views: 2187

If you want to take it back to original spec as an intercom, the first thing you need is a schematic. I see an empty tube socket, and it's anyone's guess what goes there...who knows what else has been lost or removed? I was looking at that, and judging from how many wires are going to it, I would s...
by sound for sandwiches
Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is installing an 8ohm out on my Epi VJ going to kill me?
Replies: 12
Views: 1591

there's an easier way to do a cap discharge... you can jumper from pin 7 on the first preamp tube socket (usually closest to the input) to ground. Pin 7 is one of the triode grids. jumpering it to ground will not discharge the PS caps, it would just be like turning the volume knob off. Get a mulitm...
by sound for sandwiches
Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tube intercom
Replies: 13
Views: 2187

hard to tell from the pics, but it looks like the switch in the center decides whether the speaker makes sound or acts as a microphone. if you got it running you could maybe use it for special effects type vocals. Also looks like you have a transformerless power supply and "death cap" situation. if ...
by sound for sandwiches
Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can someone tell me what these x-formers might be used for?
Replies: 5
Views: 936

couldn't they be used in a tube mic pre with push-pull topology in the final stage? like this altec:
http://www.waltzingbear.com/Schematics/ ... c_428B.htm
by sound for sandwiches
Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 3916
Views: 850495

finally have acquired something worth posting to this monster thread. ...last weekend I scored a 1950s Hammond M3 for $50 off craigslist. everything on it works perfectly. (tonewheel squeaks a tiny bit, oil has been ordered), almost perfect cosmetic condition. I am not a keys player but stoked to le...
by sound for sandwiches
Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The demise of free
Replies: 21
Views: 4298

I notice you're in Chicago. I don't think people have taken that approach to finding new bands in Chicago for at least fifteen years...every time I'm at a bar -to play a gig or see a band- any given band's friends show up right before they play, and leave right when they're done. That's the way we ...
by sound for sandwiches
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: List your Bandcamp page
Replies: 406
Views: 114217

I didn't record this stuff, but I play guitar for this band:

http://daylightrobbery.bandcamp.com/
by sound for sandwiches
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The demise of free
Replies: 21
Views: 4298

I usually just inwardly sigh and shake my head at these "how will we keep making money?" threads, but I would like to weigh in on bandcamp. I am in a band that has had a myspace page for several years, and we always saw it as a necesaary evil since, in our scene at least, being on myspace was the on...
by sound for sandwiches
Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Boost/OD Pedals?
Replies: 56
Views: 10122

I heartily recommend the Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive. It's like a clean boost blended with a standard OD. It also has a pretty useful tone knob. it's $120ish new IIRC.
by sound for sandwiches
Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sanding drywall mud!
Replies: 11
Views: 4332

one thing that's worked great for me, especially on scratch coats, is to "wet sand" with a big soft sponge. what you do is do your taping and mudding, and then wait for the magic point where the mud is setting but still a little soft (like if you tried to sand it you would just get a smeared mess). ...