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by ShinyBox
Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: which LDC or ribbon for mono overhead drum tracking?
Replies: 39
Views: 8335

Coles might be the exception, not a true dipole as the rear sounds much different than the front. I'll beg to differ on that. Some ribbon designs manipulate the polar response through the use of varying acoustic labyrinths, but the 4038 is not one of them. The 4038 does a respectable job of maintai...
by ShinyBox
Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: shinybox 46c vs 46mxc
Replies: 1
Views: 702

Switching to a shockmount as opposed to the L bracket was the primary change.

Starting in 2008, all 46MXC's were ribboned by me, prior to that, the ribbons were installed overseas.

Regards

Jon
by ShinyBox
Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Latest gear you've acquired.....
Replies: 4302
Views: 947295

by ShinyBox
Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MXL R40, Good Deal at $70?
Replies: 21
Views: 7106

And yes, use of 6 micron ribbon material (despite the marketing claim that 2 micron material is being used) reduces sensitivity compared to thinner material. To me, the thicker ribbon makes the microphone 2 dimensional and slow. Retension to your hearts content, it still blows IMO. Jacking the tran...
by ShinyBox
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Altec/Western Electric 639B Mounting & Storage Box??
Replies: 20
Views: 6165

Least expensive would be a Coles 4071 stand adapter, which would plug into the bottom and can mount on stand, with a pigtail to your XLR.

like this http://www.thomann.de/gb/coles_4071b.htm

Any Coles dealer should be able to get one.

Regards

ju
by ShinyBox
Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: TOMB group buy ribbbon mic: Who still has/uses thiers??
Replies: 33
Views: 9394

The first run of mics had a really thin ribbon, more like 2 micron. It was just poorly made. No where near the corrugation it should have had, and very poor tolerances. But it did a cool thing. After spending some time with that first run, and dealing with the subsequent runs, that is what set the d...
by ShinyBox
Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: TOMB group buy ribbbon mic: Who still has/uses thiers??
Replies: 33
Views: 9394

and the XLR connector gets in the way of the yoke in some positions. Live and learn, it's still a nice mic. Indeed! I've seen so many versions of that mic with XLR hanging off the back. Every time I see it it makes me laugh out loud and facepalm! :D Those blue mics were the very first run. I listen...
by ShinyBox
Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: (FX'd mic's) Submitted for yer consideration
Replies: 15
Views: 4093

I offlined the support side to PM, so as not to clutter the thread. I tend not to try retensioning old ribbons, as the sagging ones are usually from overseas where it's not worth it (the tolerances are so poor that there's no point, a properly made and tensioned ribbon is the right solution), or for...
by ShinyBox
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: (FX'd mic's) Submitted for yer consideration
Replies: 15
Views: 4093

It was a Ebay buy what sounded off when I rec'd it; when I opened it up, chrome was peeling off the magnet and rubbing the ribbon. When I tried to remove the chrome, I damaged the ribbon. I gave the seller a bad review - he hadda know - but couldn't return because of my aborted repair attempt. That...
by ShinyBox
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: (FX'd mic's) Submitted for yer consideration
Replies: 15
Views: 4093

Re: (FX'd mic's) Submitted for yer consideration

... Shiny Box 43L currently using aluminum foil (like, for the BBQ foil). Why would you do that, when you could send it in and have it made better than new? I have an Altec birdcage mic that is completely in pieces, and looked like it had been sitting on the bottom of the ocean when I received it. ...
by ShinyBox
Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Mackie MDR/HDR 24 track
Replies: 2
Views: 1012

Bump, $750....trades...
by ShinyBox
Fri May 31, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need a Radar 24 (w/scsi) in Portland OR for transfer
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

I'm in Seattle, and could take care of it. shoot me a pm

ju
by ShinyBox
Tue May 21, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The 1073 based pres around $1500
Replies: 19
Views: 6489

I believe zenproaudio sells a fully modded version of the gap73 for somewhere around 600 which would save some clowning around

Haven't heard or used it, but remember talking with Warren about it some time back.

Regards

Jon
by ShinyBox
Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Western Electric 639B Adapter
Replies: 5
Views: 1226

It hasn't turned up yet. Still looking...