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by ckeene
Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Need Help Troubleshooting Solid State Bass Amp
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

Need Help Troubleshooting Solid State Bass Amp

I inherited a broken Ampeg SVT 400T bass amp. It's one of the transistor models from the late 80s. The preamp section works ok and signal passes fine through the direct outs. The problem is there's a 10A fast-acting fuse in the power section that keeps blowing. I removed all 12 of the power transist...
by ckeene
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How do you repair an Audio Technica shockmount
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Scodiddly wrote:I think when I had a bad one a couple years ago I just called AT and they sent me new elastic.
Ditto. Actually I got two, and a case, which the original mic never came with.
by ckeene
Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: Presonus M-80 8 channel mic pre - $575 - SOLD!!!!!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3114

PM sent
by ckeene
Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Can you make instrument cables out of xlr lines
Replies: 10
Views: 1738

Re: Can you make instrument cables out of xlr lines

In other words: will having an unconnected wire in the cable effect its functionality as an unbalanced cable? No. One thing you can do if you're worried about it, is use both wires twisted together for the conductor. Try it and see! Just be really careful both wires are cut really clode to the same...
by ckeene
Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is this a re-amp kit?
Replies: 17
Views: 3105

This is a related question: Would a passive transformer-based DI work in reverse as a reamp box? I always assumed it would (seems like it should) but I've never actually tried it. A DI xformer converts a really high Z load into a pretty low mic-level load, whereas a reamp starts with a line load an...
by ckeene
Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is this a re-amp kit?
Replies: 17
Views: 3105

A reamp box will take a line level signal and convert impedence to more closely resemble what's coming from a guitar (and sometimes will have the ability to attenuate the signal). Impedence conversion is something a transformer is naturally suited for, hence the name! Another thing transformers are ...
by ckeene
Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY audio you still haven't finished?
Replies: 28
Views: 4510

Unfinished Business: Need to add +48V and pads to fixed gain RCA BA-72 pres I just racked up (thanks to emrr for help with this) Need to add channel out to funky old mix mixer I just got Need to build enclosure for 5E3 clone Need to get chassis for blonde-Bassman-esque amp build and drill it and wir...
by ckeene
Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Electric Guitar Neck Shaving
Replies: 9
Views: 2093

Re: Electric Guitar Neck Shaving

I've got a new Fender Jazzmaster and I'm having some trouble with consistent tuning throughout the neck. Once the instrument is in perfect tune...I hold chords and the notes aren't completely in tune with other. I can even hear significant change in pitch by holding fretted strings and pushing down...
by ckeene
Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ADC Patchbays
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Re: ADC Patchbays

My friend who I haven't seen in a year just came over to my new house last night and GAVE ME two ADC patchbays. One is 24 channel and 1/4" and the other is 48 channel bamtam. Both are ADC brand, both are wired to another plate that I am assuming goes at the back of a broadcast rack. The story regar...
by ckeene
Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Creedence snare sound?
Replies: 28
Views: 6583

PeterSawatzky wrote:Camco:

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I dunno. If I had to guess I'd prolly say Schwinn, dude.
by ckeene
Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: ride spot mic - 57 or LDC?
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

Every time i tried spot micing cymbals it sounds weird to me - too present and artificial. But, I think if I were in a situation where having more ride definition was important, and I decided to go the close-mic route, I'd try and take advantage of the sensitivity and fast response typical of SDC mi...
by ckeene
Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Obama Gear
Replies: 5
Views: 1153

In contrast, here's the typical setup for a McCain/Palin/JoeThePlumber rally:

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by ckeene
Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Please recommend a 16" crash cymbal.
Replies: 22
Views: 2578

timbale sticks are about 1/2 the width of 7A's. 7A's are not an oddly small size drum stick at all. Yeah, and it was a gradual switch down on my part. I think if i were playing anything bigger than a 13/16/22 kit, a 7A would be undersized, but with a good snap I can get a good tone, and like I said...
by ckeene
Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Please recommend a 16" crash cymbal.
Replies: 22
Views: 2578

this is a little tangental, but any chance the drummer could switch to lighter sticks? I gradually went down from 2B>5B>5A and finally a 7A and it's very rare that I break cymbals or pit heads anymore. I was also able to get a better tone with thinner cymbals and heads, and still play with a lot of ...
by ckeene
Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Caught the DIY bug
Replies: 23
Views: 3630

do you really feel as though you wll be saving a ton of money. I just got into building pedals recently and decided to build a clone of the original MXR Dist. the kit was around $80.00 and i'm pretty sure you can buy the pedal new for about $100.00, the savings are cool but the headaches and stress...