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by Scodiddly
Fri Jan 02, 2004 6:16 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Multimeter, soldering and making cables ??????
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: Multimeter, soldering and making cables ??????

The store-bought cable is correct, YOUR cable was out of phase. Don't be confused by the word "short" from your meter. When you're using a continuity setting on the meter to test a cable you want it to beep (and show a "short") when connecting matching pins (pin 1 to pin 1 should beep, pin 2 to pin ...
by Scodiddly
Thu Dec 25, 2003 5:36 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Handcrafted Guitar Amps
Replies: 26
Views: 2861

Re: Handcrafted Guitar Amps

I love this story, Corin, and you're so right. There are a lot of poseur tone snobs out there who will buy anything "boutique" whether is sounds good or not. Once in a while I have a mild urge to get a cabinetmaker friend of mine to put together a few "boutique" wooden amp cases. It's not that hard...
by Scodiddly
Wed Dec 24, 2003 9:23 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Recapping a console?
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: Recapping a console?

More specifically it usually means replacing all the aluminum electrolytic capacitors, since those tend to dry out after 20-30 years.
by Scodiddly
Wed Dec 24, 2003 8:00 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: underneath the piano
Replies: 6
Views: 1342

Re: underneath the piano

At the moment I typically use a couple of small condensers up by the hammers (a pair of Oktava MK012s, on a stereo bar and pointing past each other from the middle of the keyboard range) and then a Sennheiser MD-421 on the soundboard somewhere. Last time was through the largest hole in the metal "ha...
by Scodiddly
Wed Dec 24, 2003 6:11 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Handcrafted Guitar Amps
Replies: 26
Views: 2861

Re: Handcrafted Guitar Amps

This is the sort of thing I'm pursuing these days:
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(78 rpm just isn't fast enough for a Leslie-style tremolo, though. Back to the drawing board...)
by Scodiddly
Wed Dec 24, 2003 6:04 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Awesome drum recording with NO MICS!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 2911

Re: Awesome drum recording with NO MICS!!!

http://www.synthmuseum.com/casio/casvltone01.jpg ...de da da da... Oh yes! (Epic movie trailer voice) The solution to all of your instrument needs has finally arrived. The Casio VL-Tone! Now you can create effortless reproductions of the world's classic instruments at a great price for all the fami...
by Scodiddly
Wed Dec 24, 2003 6:01 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Mics on a B3 cabinet?
Replies: 4
Views: 904

Re: Mics on a B3 cabinet?

That link pretty much covers it, although back in the 80's in our home studio we found that a Radio Shack PZM was easily wedged into the top of the cabinet for the horn.

Make sure you've got the cloth cover on the bass rotor! It makes a huge difference in reducing wind noise.
by Scodiddly
Wed Dec 24, 2003 5:58 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: gear manual trading center?
Replies: 37
Views: 14914

Re: gear manual trading center?

Awesome list... I wish more companies were like Soundcraft in providing old manuals. Soundcraft has pretty much everything available, even down to a scanned-in copy of the crusty old manual for the 1S I first learned pro audio on.
by Scodiddly
Wed Dec 24, 2003 5:55 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: What is Santa Claus bringing you?
Replies: 42
Views: 3897

Re: What is Santa Claus bringing you?

I'll probably treat myself to a "real" acoustic guitar after all these years (though I've been told repeatedly that the old no-brand is due to pop apart any day now, it's been over a decade and my only beef is the action). I'm also planning on building some mic pres, some more TapeOp omnis, and hope...
by Scodiddly
Mon Dec 22, 2003 2:33 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Fear and loathing
Replies: 52
Views: 8259

Re: Fear and loathing

Bottom line is you need to figure out what you really love doing, and then you'll know what you should be doing. I play a few instruments, and I like engineering... really I like digging into circuits and fixing things. So while it might seem like a PITA to be hired to "obsess over noise floors", th...
by Scodiddly
Mon Dec 22, 2003 6:08 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: diy mics - big fun for all!
Replies: 159
Views: 90521

Re: diy mics - big fun for all!

The capacitor voltages should be at least 25vdc for the electrolytics (the 10uF), and at least 50vdc for the 1uF caps becween the capsule and the transistors. 1/4 watt resistors are plenty big enough. As for capsule choice, you should still be able to order the 60AY until Feb 15. After that, dunno. ...
by Scodiddly
Sat Dec 20, 2003 1:31 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Do you LOVE your rig?
Replies: 59
Views: 7041

Re: Do you LOVE your rig?

[Azola Bugbass w/ homemade piezo buffer | 69 P-bass] -> homemade "channel strip" preamp -> QSC power amp -> old EV 15" bass cabinet with the Stanley Clarke style aluminum trim and 3" HF driver.
by Scodiddly
Fri Dec 19, 2003 3:19 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: diy mics - big fun for all!
Replies: 159
Views: 90521

Re: diy mics - big fun for all!

leigh wrote:
Scodiddly wrote:I made two mics with the phantom power circuit, with 1/4" aluminum tubing (next time brass so I can solder a ground/shield wire?) into the smalled diecast aluminum box available
That sounds cool! Any digital pics around you could post?

Leigh
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by Scodiddly
Thu Dec 18, 2003 11:53 am
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: diy mics - big fun for all!
Replies: 159
Views: 90521

Re: diy mics - big fun for all!

Uh oh... Got this email today: You have purchased the following part number(s) from Digi-Key within the last two years. The manufacturer has announced this part(s) will become obsolete. PANASONIC - ECG ? ?Description: MICROPHONE CARTRIDGE 6MM X 5MM ? ? ?Manufacturer Part No: WM-60AY ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ...
by Scodiddly
Wed Dec 17, 2003 3:31 pm
Forum: 5/03-2/05: General Recording
Topic: Vox AC30 or Fender Twin...
Replies: 80
Views: 18577

Re: Vox AC30 or Fender Twin...

coniferouspine wrote:Yeah, the Zodiac has the crazy push button tone controls, and some of them even had a blinking light on the front that indicates the tremelo speed! Such technology!
At the risk of driving the prices of these amps up out of reach....

Some of the features seem silly, but these amps sound amazing.