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by Derrick
Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What is this Radio Shack EQ Everybody's Talking About?
Replies: 311
Views: 111726

Facts: --Realistic/Radio Shack models 31-1986, 31-1987, 31-1988 are five-band, all inductor, class A, single 44-volt rail. Identical circuits can be found in certain ADC/Teac Soundshaper models. --Realistic/Radio Shack model 31-1989 is seven-band with the top three bands inductor-based, bottom four...
by Derrick
Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What is this Radio Shack EQ Everybody's Talking About?
Replies: 311
Views: 111726

No, that doesn't sound right. I believe that is a silverface model.
by Derrick
Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What is this Radio Shack EQ Everybody's Talking About?
Replies: 311
Views: 111726

Re: The build in question

leigh wrote:
Derrick wrote:16 pages of BS. Till I see one, it doesn't exist.
Oh, I see... you're an atheist, then?
Nope, God I have seen. 16 pages of discussion, still nobody can produce a picture or model number of this EQ.
by Derrick
Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What is this Radio Shack EQ Everybody's Talking About?
Replies: 311
Views: 111726

Re: The build in question

RefD already broke it down like this: sorry, that's the semi-worthless silverfaced (brushed-aluminium 80s) version. you're looking for the blackfaced (enamel-finished 70s) version which are a bit difficult to come by anymore. they are from different decades and the guts/construction are wildly diff...
by Derrick
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: That "Oh Shit" Feeling
Replies: 31
Views: 13199

From the other side of things... when my band was being recorded years ago, I faced the engineer's "Oh shit!" moment head on. He was really intent on dialing in a great mix and was getting frustrated. Kept turning around to us and saying "Hows that?" even though I could tell he knew the answer alrea...
by Derrick
Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: RCA Ribbon Stand Adapter????
Replies: 8
Views: 1853

Well, probably not but thanks! If I cannot find a better option in the next few weeks, I will got one for $25. But at that price, I had to ask though. :?
by Derrick
Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: RCA Ribbon Stand Adapter????
Replies: 8
Views: 1853

Thanks Kevin. Well, I was hoping there was an alternative to the $25 ones, but so far nobody's said anything to the contrary. Sigh....
by Derrick
Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Budget Compressor Wishlist
Replies: 23
Views: 7002

Bellari rack units are good for mods! I used to have the smaller tube comp I pictured above as my first studio comp, but sold it years ago as I moved up. I got the rack mount comp I also pictured but it was smashed on the way to me from ebay so back it went. I also used to use a Bellari tube mic pre...
by Derrick
Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Symetrix 501 versions
Replies: 12
Views: 3806

I always thought this toggle switch nonsense was BS since mine all have Valley People VCAs and sound awesome. Like Joel says, just get one love it.
by Derrick
Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: RCA Ribbon Stand Adapter????
Replies: 8
Views: 1853

crap :?
by Derrick
Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Budget Compressor Wishlist
Replies: 23
Views: 7002

What about the Bellari tube/opto stuff? The rack and the table top unit? Might be fun as effects box.

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by Derrick
Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: RCA Ribbon Stand Adapter????
Replies: 8
Views: 1853

RCA Ribbon Stand Adapter????

Just scored a sweet old RCA 74B ribbon mic like this one. http://www.coutant.org/rca74b/rca74b.jpg It doesn't have the little adapter inert to step the threads down to normal mic stand size. I found the part at Big DMC, but they are $25!! :shock: http://www.bigdmc.com/stand-adapter.JPG AEA has the 5...
by Derrick
Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ribbon Mics and Phantom Power
Replies: 32
Views: 41471

So those of us with RCA-77DX ribbons should check if the center tap is grounded and if so, disconnect ground there?
by Derrick
Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ribbon Mics and Phantom Power
Replies: 32
Views: 41471

I understand. And while neither of these two were my direct comments, I wanted to offer them here as a point/counterpoint to the subject. I like a healthy dose of all sides being represented when a point is being stated as gospel :wink: Without having researched much into either, I couldn't really a...
by Derrick
Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Scorred an RCA 77-DX Ribbon for $450!
Replies: 14
Views: 3137

I suppose you're right. OK, all I need to get now is a thumbscrew for the mount.. anyone have one to spare? I see that these thumbscrews tend to only be sold as pairs for $110.. that is crazy! I only need a thumbscrew/washer/collar for one side. Anyone have to buy a set but only use one side?? Or kn...