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by Rolsen
Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Powered PA Enclosures?
Replies: 10
Views: 1640

Yeah, those QSC's are higher caliber than the JBL, Mackie, etc?s but they?re no less than $800. I need to stick to the $500ish range for new. Not many powered enclosures on the local craigslist, otherwise I?d love to go used.
by Rolsen
Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Powered PA Enclosures?
Replies: 10
Views: 1640

Powered PA Enclosures?

I've lurked on the pro sound web forum and others, but I feel so much more comfortable here! I'm looking for an active/powered PA enclosure for vocal monitoring in a bandroom. Most of the newer powered enclosures double as monitor wedges. My search has yielded the following contenders - each conside...
by Rolsen
Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Guitar Center return policy - microphones
Replies: 65
Views: 16363

All I gotta say is, I'm fine with the mic return policy as long as GG Allin remains dead.
by Rolsen
Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Price Check on Martin HD-35 - Suspicious?
Replies: 4
Views: 1494

Price Check on Martin HD-35 - Suspicious?

Guy on craigslist posted his 1989 Martin HD-35 ('herringbone' D-35) for $1200. Says its been lovingly used but not abused, no cracks, straight neck, etc. Photos look great. I'm super tempted as I believe his price is way below it's value. Seems like you can't find a used HD-35 or HD-28 under $1800. ...
by Rolsen
Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: what do i use to split gtr signal for stereo amp setup ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3433

Would adding any 'ol buffered (ie Boss, Ibanez, Digitech) effect pedal between your guitar and splitter remedy this?
by Rolsen
Tue May 19, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Any suggestions for a unique/cheap guitar?
Replies: 82
Views: 26210

Anybody ever play a Charvel Surfcaster? I think they were produced in the early nineties. Semi-hollowbody, if I remember correctly, and sort-of offset body style. Very retro-y. How expensive could a used Charvel be?
by Rolsen
Tue May 19, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Children's acoustic guitar
Replies: 15
Views: 2988

Have you considered an electric guitar? You could score a 'starter pack' from any banjo-mart for around $250. Electrics are easier to learn on, plus your daughter would likely better relate the sound of an electric to her favorite band, be it Jonas Bros or whatever - further inspiration to keep at i...
by Rolsen
Wed May 06, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Booster or Treble Booster; Germanium or ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3103

Find your self a H.B.E. Germanium or Germanium 44 used. in my experience they go well with VOX Tone I've looked into these a bit now - positive reviews all around, good sound clips, and much cheaper than all the other rangemaster clones out there - $110 at one online source! Tone shaping options to...
by Rolsen
Tue May 05, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Booster or Treble Booster; Germanium or ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3103

HBE Germanium, huh? Never heard of it, but I'll research that. Thanks for all the responses, btw. As far as 'retaining my tone,' I'm not worried about that. My Vox tone is articulate crunch with vox chime ? there is more preamp gain on tap, though I?m at 70% preamp gain, for those familiar with new ...
by Rolsen
Mon May 04, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: guitar cabinets: remarkably different?
Replies: 40
Views: 7018

As a former 'half stack' guy, let me give you this piece of advice: for practice and live playing, a 2x12 is more than sufficient, and can be transported in the trunk of a Kia. And with only 2 speakers to worry about, you can afford better ones. Often praised around here, the Avatar speaker enclosur...
by Rolsen
Sat May 02, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Booster or Treble Booster; Germanium or ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3103

Booster or Treble Booster; Germanium or ?

Looking for something to simultaneously boost perceived db's and gritty-up an already overdriven tube amp, specifically a newer AC30. Primary function will be boosting lead lines. I play guitar in a 3 piece, and I'm trying to lessen the effect of 'something is missing' when transistioning from strum...
by Rolsen
Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tiny tube amps?
Replies: 57
Views: 22219

Perhaps a little too small, but doesn't ZVex make a little half-watt or 1-watt amp 'head' that is about the size of a stomp box? If it is even half as cool as everything else ZVex makes, then I'm sure its pretty cool.
by Rolsen
Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: What Now? (no headphone outs)
Replies: 8
Views: 1716

Presonus HP-4 all the way! A little over $100, 4 channel, super loud and good-sounding, plus you get monitor outs and monitor level control, plus a 'mono' button.
by Rolsen
Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Favorite Acoustic Guitar for Recording?
Replies: 56
Views: 17115

I?m in the midst of the ?visit as many stores/play as many guitars as you can? phase before buying an acoustic. I usually bang around on a mid 90?s Yamaha that doesn?t record too badly. I?d like to buy a guitar that will be heirloom-worthy, but I?m having a hard time finding something that really sp...
by Rolsen
Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: No current off-the-shelf PC laptop w/working DAW firewire?!?
Replies: 43
Views: 14350

This is very disheartening. I?ve been wanting to ditch my standalone korg DAW and go the laptop route. I thought selection would be easier than this. Do we really represent such a small niche that our particular needs have no influence on the manufacturers?