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by A-Barr
Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY Tube Power Amp
Replies: 18
Views: 3984

A good rule of thumb is to use that transformer to power a similar set of tubes, You don't know the specific current capacity, but you can assume that if the donor amp ran a pair of 6L6's, that that power transformer would work best driving a pair of 6L6's or similar, certainly not two pairs of 6L6'...
by A-Barr
Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fender Bassman & Super Reverb
Replies: 28
Views: 4336

The simple version is still that too heavy a load (4 ohms driving 2 ohms, etc) looks more like a short; 2 year old sticking a fork in the wall socket. All depends on how much current (powe output) we're talking about. But a short is much friendlier than an open circuit to a tube amp, or so I have r...
by A-Barr
Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is the Ipod killing the 'Album'?
Replies: 69
Views: 10212

I think it's a false dichotomy. There is no reason we have to settle on a single format, as long as people want something, it'll be sold to them. Records are still being pressed for the real audio/album lovers out there who don't care about convenience because they want to listen in their homes on t...
by A-Barr
Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fender Bassman & Super Reverb
Replies: 28
Views: 4336

As I understand it, the circuit is designed so that when the signal swings one way, there is extremely high current and zero voltage and at the other end of the swing, voltage is at its max. and current is null. So running into too high or too low a load offsets the operating point of the tube(s) an...
by A-Barr
Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Masterpiece Albums
Replies: 149
Views: 32869

Definitely Future Days.
by A-Barr
Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Looking for vocal reverb advice for this track
Replies: 6
Views: 1344

Sounds great to me!

I'm no expert but I am hella-picky, fwiw.
by A-Barr
Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fender Bassman & Super Reverb
Replies: 28
Views: 4336

Didn't the tweed super run a 4 ohm output into a 2.6 ohm load?
by A-Barr
Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: stupid question regarding EH12AY7 or any other outboard pre
Replies: 141
Views: 81353

standup wrote:I got one Telefunken 12ax7 and I put it in the EH pre, but wasn't really blown away. Now I know which socket is the "right" one, I can either leave it there or put it back in a guitar amp where it's a little more fun.
Probably biases pretty cold if it's in an AU or AY socket.
by A-Barr
Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Studio Food for Musicians Producers Engineers and Groupies
Replies: 15
Views: 3614

OK, here's my recipe: Burry Toes: Rice: Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, add 1 cup of brown rice and 2 or 3 cloves of garlic, maybe a couple pieces of chopped jalapeno, cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Beans: While that is cooking, peel and slice up a thumb-sized lump of fresh ginger and 3 or 4 clov...
by A-Barr
Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:37 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bulk erasing tape
Replies: 11
Views: 1486

Here are some tape erasers, man, are they expensive!

I wonder if you could DIY one by just building a huge electromagnet.
by A-Barr
Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Humming House? Bizarre Electrical Phenomenon...
Replies: 12
Views: 1774

Your problem could be record player to speaker feedback though, but the light switch thing is weird!
Weirder still is switching my input to Aux, turning the volume down and turning off the amp had no effect! Like it was some other feedback loop that it just set in motion.
by A-Barr
Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Nudging Tracks To Compensate For Mic Distance?
Replies: 34
Views: 5495

japmn wrote:

Yes, not the same word...




*ahem*




*irony*


*ahem*
by A-Barr
Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Humming House? Bizarre Electrical Phenomenon...
Replies: 12
Views: 1774

Humming House? Bizarre Electrical Phenomenon...

Good evening all, Had a weird thing happen a couple times. I just came home and put on an LP I picked up after dinner. A couple minutes into it, I thought "Wow, that's some avant garde pedal point on the organ!" Soon I realized that the sustained low note I was hearing was drowning out the music. I ...
by A-Barr
Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Fender Bassman & Super Reverb
Replies: 28
Views: 4336

Looks like that Bassman has a 4 ohm output while the Super has a 2 ohm output. It should work in a pinch, but I would not recommend it as a full-time setup. But I might be wrong, you might want to double check the models here http://www.ampwares.com/ffg/ My personal opinion - why not just use the Su...
by A-Barr
Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Les Paul Standard
Replies: 53
Views: 9205

Then there was the whole SG debacle, where they changed the body style without asking him so he had them take his name off the guitars. He also wanted to wait for his divorce to go through before he garnered any more profits through Gibson! ...I remember being 14 years old and seeing a "Les Paul Cu...