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by ckeene
Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How to tune a Fender Rhodes
Replies: 6
Views: 2782

Re: How to tune a Fender Rhodes

nortstudio wrote:At freqControl.com we recently had our intern/resident piano tuner Nick do a video How-To about tuning a Fender Rhodes. Check it out in the Tech Talk section!
that's pretty cool, and takes a little of the mystery out of stretch tuning.
by ckeene
Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ampeg V4 redplating
Replies: 15
Views: 7111

thanks lacquer monkey and Rod. As far as I can tell the redplating isn't happening exclusively on any single tube or single socket. What appears to be happening is when one replates others are getting too hot as well, but I put the amp into standby before they all go red. I'm going to replace the sc...
by ckeene
Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Ampeg V4 redplating
Replies: 15
Views: 7111

Ampeg V4 redplating

I recently got an Ampeg V4 that was virtually DOA, and probably didn?t have much service over its 40 year lifespan. I replaced the old 7027 tubes with Svetlana 6L6GCs, put in new power supply capacitors, did a little other cleanup, and it?s basically working. I didn?t do much to the preamp section o...
by ckeene
Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: help me do a fender downgrade.
Replies: 18
Views: 3119

If you love the sound, are there any tricks you can can do to attenuate it without getting a different amp? Although Fender made a few different AB763 models, the Twin is kind of its own special thing, and if you get a good one, it's worth holding onto. I think I'd be a little nervous trying to pit ...
by ckeene
Sun May 31, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Awesome Deal in Boston for some Savvy Tech . . .
Replies: 6
Views: 1285

I saw this ad a couple times and figured it was too good to be true.
by ckeene
Fri May 29, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gyraf Pultec EQ
Replies: 12
Views: 7622

Yeah, Have you searched over at groupdiy.com? (prodigy-pro) That's really the place to find all the info you need. There are folks that have built them with API 2520 amps, as well as Neve style amps. They're all good. I went with the tube amp because it's more well documented and it's super easy. I...
by ckeene
Fri May 29, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gyraf Pultec EQ
Replies: 12
Views: 7622

The PEQ is a passive EQ with a tube section at the end for make-up gain, am I correct? If so, has anyone had success in building these with a transistor amp rather than tube? It seems like if you went with that architecture you could get more channels at a better build cost, plus fit it all into a s...
by ckeene
Fri May 29, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gigging with a Wurlitzer 200a
Replies: 16
Views: 5987

the tines on Wurli cannot make direct contact with the reed bar, and jostling the instrument around in a van will probably cause issues with that. Fortunately it's super easy to adjust and probably every wurli player knows about the issue. As someone said, I'd probably make a plywood cover for the i...
by ckeene
Tue May 26, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: 1.6 terabyte recordable dvds
Replies: 12
Views: 1813

joel hamilton wrote:gear talk?
This thread is a little theoretical, but a discussion of the future of digital storage is probably more useful than the umpteenth cheap-mic-pre thread, don't you think?
by ckeene
Tue May 26, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need Quick Help--Car Speaker Polarity Test
Replies: 22
Views: 3554

You'd have to mic each speaker from exactly the same distance and place - it's not going to work. You know how you get two mics on a guitar cab, shift them a bit and it sounds different - same thing. A test tone of 1K is a little over a 1 foot wavelength. If your mic is within 90 degrees of that, o...
by ckeene
Tue May 26, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need Quick Help--Car Speaker Polarity Test
Replies: 22
Views: 3554

Can you play a tone, mic all your speakers and see how the waves line up in PT? I would do this. And bring in the screen shot of the zoomed in wave forms. Jesus. When I was in college I knew a guy who was certified to measure the pollution that was coming out of smokestacks visually. He could write...
by ckeene
Tue May 26, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Say goodbye to my upright piano?
Replies: 8
Views: 1738

Have a professional come by and evaluate it. If nothing's catastrophically wrong with it, like a cracked frame or busted soundboard, you have a lot of options for repair/restoration. Evenness of tone is achieved by pimarily by "voicing", a standard maintenance procedure that involves fluffing or har...
by ckeene
Tue May 26, 2009 4:58 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need Quick Help--Car Speaker Polarity Test
Replies: 22
Views: 3554

Can you play a tone, mic all your speakers and see how the waves line up in PT?
by ckeene
Fri May 15, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: Maxon OD820
Replies: 11
Views: 2045

minorleagues wrote:Man...I want a Janglebox to use with my Rickenbacker...don't have the money for it though. What do/don't you like about it?
If you have a Rick, you should have a Janglebox, too! Those things rule, even on 6-string.
by ckeene
Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: failed projects
Replies: 18
Views: 3807

I'm pretty good at soldering and following directions, but out of 3 SCA projects I had to send an N72 (had a short somewhere) and a C-84 (bad/damaged transistor) to Tim for repair. So, mistakes definitely happen with kits and if Tim didn't do such a good job with support I'd be SOL. IMO the most imp...