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by Randy
Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Replacing Les Paul 490/498 stock pickups
Replies: 32
Views: 5403

by Randy
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Replacing Les Paul 490/498 stock pickups
Replies: 32
Views: 5403

I don't have much to add, other than I had an SG with the custom '57's and the sound was mushy and sorta low-mid heavy. When I backed them off the string more, they just became quieter and more mushy if that's possible. I replaced them with P90's and it sounds great. A bit noisy though. From what I ...
by Randy
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: My Homebrew Modular is Up and Running!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1375

Congrats!

pics! we need pics! and sound files!

what did you base it on? Moog? Buchla? is it a kit?
by Randy
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Reaper for OSX at 0.98--beta soon
Replies: 10
Views: 1951

It seems like every single Reaper thread on the internet has at least one person who uses the thread to bash some other program. I'll admit that this does kinda turn me off from the program a little bit. Especially when it's pretty general slagging with few (if any) specifics given. I can't think o...
by Randy
Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fender Bassman 10 modification
Replies: 4
Views: 2614

After I looked at the schematic and posted my reply up there -- only AFTER that -- I also looked at your layout, and noticed on that you had the 220K resistor AFTER the master volume, so I assume you actually did it that way. If you'd done it with the 220K BEFORE the MV I'm sure you'd have noticed ...
by Randy
Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fender Bassman 10 modification
Replies: 4
Views: 2614

Just checking out your schematic, and I notice your master volume is a little unorthodox. It looks like if you plug into channel one (the 1 knob tone control channel) turning down the master volume will cut a ton of treble and a good bit of bass and leave behind just a little low level midrange. Is...
by Randy
Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fender Bassman 10 modification
Replies: 4
Views: 2614

Fender Bassman 10 modification

A while ago, I got a hold of a Fender Bassman 10. It's a decent guitar amp, but I already have a Bassman head and it sounds better than the B10. I made a 18 watt amp before and love it, but it isn't loud enough to play with the band I'm in. I figured it would be fun to gut the B-10's preamp section ...
by Randy
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Alesis micro-limiter
Replies: 25
Views: 10833

I have two of them and they get as much use as my LA2a clones. Snare, bass, guitar (acoustic and electric) and voice. I agree with Rodgre, they work great used parallel. One thing to look out for- they can be noisy.
by Randy
Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Purely scientific request for Tape Op guitar collection phot
Replies: 208
Views: 81746

Is that a t-20? Nope, it's a 1983 Fury. I think that was the first or second year they put out Fury basses, so it still has the T series knobs and headstock. I might be prejudiced since it's been my bass for 25 years, but it sounds and plays better than any other bass I've tried. It has crazy susta...
by Randy
Sat May 31, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Purely scientific request for Tape Op guitar collection phot
Replies: 208
Views: 81746

I definitely agree with that. It sounds great and is fun to play. I just love the switches. It's really easy to jump between sounds.
by Randy
Sat May 31, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Purely scientific request for Tape Op guitar collection phot
Replies: 208
Views: 81746

Here's my humble little group:

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by Randy
Tue May 27, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What do you use for your mic locker?
Replies: 31
Views: 7839

I use one of those red tool cabinets you see in auto shops. There's a sliding door on part of it that makes me nervous. It's rubbing up against the guides and I don't want metal shavings clinging to my mic elements. I'm going to make a wood cabinet soon because I have run out of space and half my mi...
by Randy
Mon May 26, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Working with Crappy Sounds?
Replies: 30
Views: 5406

This is not actually what I was talking about at all, I meant using crappy sounds "on purpose" in an indie rock or singer/songwriter kinda context. Going back to the architectural reference, heavy rock really depends on solid materials throughout, like a steel framed building. What I was getting at...
by Randy
Mon May 26, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Working with Crappy Sounds?
Replies: 30
Views: 5406

I used to think I could make a good mix, or recording of a mediocre performance. I was quite wrong. Yeah, I didn't mean to say that it's always going to get better, or that something will always become interesting for you. If you record the people how they want to sound you are doing your job. My a...
by Randy
Sun May 25, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Working with Crappy Sounds?
Replies: 30
Views: 5406

One adage I keep hearing is "you can't polish a turd." Well, if all you have is turds, get out the palette knife and start blending colors. Something interesting will happen. The other option is to buy a freeze-drying machine, a powder coater and a magic buffing wheel. But then the problem is you st...