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by Randy
Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Modifying a Twin Reverb? Help. I'm clueless
Replies: 36
Views: 5967

Re: amp load mismatching correction

Hi, Just a quick one - if you're mismatching the impedance, you want the speaker impedance to be higher than normal, NOT lower. That is, an amp expecting a 4 ohm load should be fine with an 8 ohm load (it'll run a bit hotter, you'll lose a bit of efficiency as heat - which might be desirable with a...
by Randy
Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fender Jazzmaster (New vs. Old)
Replies: 14
Views: 2983

I have a 2006 Japanese Jaguar, which is the same wood and shape as the Jazzmaster. I have played '92 American Strat and a '63 Tele and as far as I can tell, they are peers in terms of build and quality tone.
by Randy
Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What Did You Work On Today? 2-27-08
Replies: 32
Views: 6570

Congrats on the kids, you all! My wife and I are going to be adopting, and we go into the available parent pool this summer. Today I: put on regular clothes for the second time in a week went to the surgeon's office and got 35 staples taken out of my back from my 3-level lumbar fusion I had a week a...
by Randy
Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is waves so bad that people have to resort to this?
Replies: 28
Views: 4431

Does anyone know waves policy on old "outdated" plugins. I have a disk with a waves bundle on it from around 2001. Other than that I haven't ever been blown away by the sound of Waves plugs and would rather use something else anyway. Some are even free. My guess is that if you have a 7-year old bun...
by Randy
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Holy Gear
Replies: 12
Views: 1970

I guess now we all know what kind of mic preamp to use when mic'ing a pope. That'll be useful some day I imagine.
by Randy
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Holy Gear
Replies: 12
Views: 1970

I imagine that its value as an historical artifact or even as an antique was diminshed by him restoring it. Now it's just a used RCA tube mixer.
by Randy
Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Back From The Hospital
Replies: 12
Views: 2568

I hope you have a speedy recovery!
by Randy
Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: MacBook Air
Replies: 28
Views: 3905

when I heard the rumor that Apple was developing an iTouch-like laptop, I thought it was going to be the laptop version of the Mac Mini- a $500 version that is small, wireless and extremely portable. I even thought that maybe it was going to be a touchscreen-only 13 in. wide iTouch with a keyboard a...
by Randy
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Check out this ribbon
Replies: 32
Views: 6080

Thanks Ned!

That would be some pretty strange physics alright.
by Randy
Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Question about tubes
Replies: 16
Views: 2808

I bought my '68 Bassman and it came with RCA 6L6's that look older than the amp itself and they show no sign of dying. I put them aside for a couple of years when the amp was acting up and now that it's in tip top shape I put them back in and wouldn't be surprised if they are still working 20 years ...
by Randy
Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gretsch Electromatic Junior Bass Guitar?
Replies: 18
Views: 5232

sometimes that's the allure of a short scale bass. There isn't as much sustain, so you get a more percussive plunky sound, and the strings have a quicker attack. A long string sometimes sounds like it has a fast compressor with a slow release on it.
by Randy
Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Poll - If you could only have one electric guitar
Replies: 82
Views: 12153

I got a Fender Jaguar Special HH last summer and since then, I found that I don't play my Telecaster or my Epiphone G400 since I can get similar sounds from it and not have to adjust to the feel of different guitars. This Jaguar has humbuckers, but not the high-output kind. Coupled with the bass rol...
by Randy
Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Check out this ribbon
Replies: 32
Views: 6080

Since the SC preamp is a common factor in the blown mics, I'd start my troubleshooting there. If you have a multimeter, you could turn the unit on (no mic attached) and check for DC current with the phantom power off, then on. You might also want to check to see if there is any AC coming through. I'...
by Randy
Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Epiphone G400 (SG) for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 656

bump. I dropped the price.
by Randy
Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Check out this ribbon
Replies: 32
Views: 6080

If that black stuff is carbon, it sure looks like it was fried somehow. I have seen ribbons that got stretched and ones that were just broken from a blow, none of them were damaged like that. They just were less corrugated or simply bent and up against one of the magnets. Depending on the transforme...