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by 2121TrumbullAve
Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: yet another EH 12ay7 thread
Replies: 49
Views: 13613

figured it out

I've diagnosed the static problem. Its an SPL thing. With a louder source, and particularly distorted guitar, record meters (Sonar, in my case) cannot read above -12, or else this static occurs. -12 is a healthy level anyway - it's like a built in punishment for hitting the converters too hot, I 'sp...
by 2121TrumbullAve
Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:52 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: yet another EH 12ay7 thread
Replies: 49
Views: 13613

fizzy?

So, is the 'fizz' you hear almost a clipping, unhealthy static type noise, stronger w/ the transients? I'm going to try the earlier suggestion of keeping the box as far away from the wall wart as possible, but have doubts that it will make a difference. I think it might be that this thing just can't...
by 2121TrumbullAve
Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is it really 'new'?
Replies: 10
Views: 1455

The 1st 12ay7 i bought had stripped screws on the tube guard, and a loose tube socket. I really doubt it happened at the factory that way. Definitely previously returned. Got it from MF. A bit OT, but I bought a desktop PC from comp usa a few years ago, and the box appeared to be pretty weathered. T...
by 2121TrumbullAve
Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is it really 'new'?
Replies: 10
Views: 1455

Is it really 'new'?

Perhaps someone who has worked at a GC or comparable can chime in here. Whenever I buy stuff online, I'm always a bit paranoid that what I receive might actually have been previously returned by someone else. I breathe a sigh of relief when the product is in a sealed wrap of somekind, indicating fac...
by 2121TrumbullAve
Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Bluegrass recordings that are just TOO good? (performances)
Replies: 42
Views: 4934

metalgrass

I live in an area w/ some bluegrass studs and a thriving scene - any way, I think it's great - for about 1/2 a set. Beyond that it's pretty redundant. I appreciate chops and am a decent flatpicker myself. Reminds me of seeing a young Yngwie Malmsteen in '83 at a club here in Denver. Our jaws were on...
by 2121TrumbullAve
Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: royer price hike
Replies: 18
Views: 2972

so...

So you folks that own the r-121 - would you say that it is 'natural' sounding as advertised? Does it sound like what your ears hear, like it's advertised? This is important to me. It seems if this were true, people would find it a bit more versatile.

Thanks,

John
by 2121TrumbullAve
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: yet another EH 12ay7 thread
Replies: 49
Views: 13613

crack-a-lackin'

It'd be nice to have analoghacker himself chime in regarding this crackling issue and potential remedy.
by 2121TrumbullAve
Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: yet another EH 12ay7 thread
Replies: 49
Views: 13613

so...

so...did you try new tubes yet, kenny, to see if it eliminated the crackling problem?
by 2121TrumbullAve
Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Have you ever been given gear?
Replies: 42
Views: 5597

been given...

given to me: '95 les paul custom shop classic premium plus, blue quilt top '97 standard strat dunlop crybaby 70's EH big muff paiste, ufip crash cymbals (3) fender practice bass amp AT clip condenser mic mackie hr 624 nearfields 1202 vlz pro mixer and lastly... a peavey mic clip Lucky man, me.
by 2121TrumbullAve
Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: leaving on a tube amp for long periods of time
Replies: 15
Views: 2921

I'm of the theory that electronic gear has a longer lifespan if it's left on for extended periods. Constant hot/cold transitions might be more harmful than consistent hot. In a 30 year old amp like the one in question, I'd worry more about other parts of the circuit failing and not the tubes, which ...
by 2121TrumbullAve
Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: royer price hike
Replies: 18
Views: 2972

correction

Make that $1295.00 street - 2 hundred more than previously.
by 2121TrumbullAve
Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: royer price hike
Replies: 18
Views: 2972

royer price hike

Geez - I was literally going to pull the trigger on an R121 purchase today, and hopped online only to notice that in the last 24 hours these mics have jumped in price to $1395.00 street.

Yesterday's $1100.00 price was a stretch, but now it's a deal breaker.

You think it's justified?

--Disappointed
by 2121TrumbullAve
Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: yet another EH 12ay7 thread
Replies: 49
Views: 13613

yup, that's me - a screen grab from a dvd of a rock musical I was in at the climax lounge.

I'm in five points.
by 2121TrumbullAve
Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: yet another EH 12ay7 thread
Replies: 49
Views: 13613

Yeah - hard to believe more folks haven't mentioned this. I agree though, I probably won't return it, because it does sound great on my voice compared to other pre's I have (rme, aphex), so for such a low price it's probably fine to keep around for just vox, acoustic & guitar. 2 in a row have had th...
by 2121TrumbullAve
Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: yet another EH 12ay7 thread
Replies: 49
Views: 13613

damn! update

As I said above - it's dead quiet, BUT... when recording distorted guitars, at any volume, I get a clipping - crackle with the transients. Not musical, doubtfully 'tube distortion". I tried changing mics (a 57 even did it) and when switching pre's, the problem went away. How very strange. 2 others h...