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Post by leigh » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:16 pm

A buddy of mine recently found one of the blackface Realistic 7-bands after a long search. He said he had read about it on here years ago, and had his eye out in pawn shops ever since. So he finally finds one (don't even ask me what he paid for it), brings it back to the studio, and hooks it up. Bummer... it works, but it's kind of noisy.

So, to clean it up, he sent it to a professional company that does mods. He is supposed to be getting it back soon... will keep y'alls posted.

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Post by pandemic » Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:43 am

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Post by markjazzbassist » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:44 am

i own a 31-1987 and can testify that it does add some nice warmth to tracks and beef. sounds great when used on bass.

how does the 10k band sound? haven't messed with the highs yet.

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Re: The build in question

Post by leigh » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:59 pm

RefD already broke it down like this:
RefD wrote:sorry, that's the semi-worthless silverfaced (brushed-aluminium 80s) version.

you're looking for the blackfaced (enamel-finished 70s) version which are a bit difficult to come by anymore.

they are from different decades and the guts/construction are wildly different.

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Re: The build in question

Post by Derrick » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:31 pm

leigh wrote:RefD already broke it down like this:
RefD wrote:sorry, that's the semi-worthless silverfaced (brushed-aluminium 80s) version.

you're looking for the blackfaced (enamel-finished 70s) version which are a bit difficult to come by anymore.

they are from different decades and the guts/construction are wildly different.
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Re: The build in question

Post by leigh » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:09 pm

Derrick wrote:16 pages of BS. Till I see one, it doesn't exist.
Oh, I see... you're an atheist, then?

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Post by leigh » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:16 pm

By the way, my friend is getting his back from being modded this week. So sound clips, soon, I hope!

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Re: The build in question

Post by Derrick » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:30 am

leigh wrote:
Derrick wrote:16 pages of BS. Till I see one, it doesn't exist.
Oh, I see... you're an atheist, then?
Nope, God I have seen. 16 pages of discussion, still nobody can produce a picture or model number of this EQ.
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Re: The build in question

Post by leigh » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:55 am

Derrick wrote:
leigh wrote:
Derrick wrote:16 pages of BS. Till I see one, it doesn't exist.
Oh, I see... you're an atheist, then?
Nope, God I have seen. 16 pages of discussion, still nobody can produce a picture or model number of this EQ.
Nothing wrong with it if you are an atheist, of course! Just engaging in a little Socratic dialogue.

I believe the model number was identified as 31-1989. That sound right?

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Post by Derrick » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:14 am

No, that doesn't sound right. I believe that is a silverface model.
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Re: The build in question

Post by leigh » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:31 am

I was going off this...
toothpastefordinner wrote:
Bill @ Irie Lab wrote:It seemed that we hadn't determined which model was the desired unit, so I wrote about the box I knew something about...
fair enough, I guess! It's the 31-1989. :) If you find one, crack it open, switch out the ceramic caps in the signal path with poly caps (the two-bit green caps from mouser/digikey are fine) and take it for a test drive!

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Post by vvv » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:52 pm

A black one just sold on the Evilbog, here.
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Post by rhythm ranch » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:30 pm

vvv wrote:A black one just sold on the Evilbog, here.
But that's not the 7-band!

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Post by vvv » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:12 am

You mean like this?
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Post by leigh » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:43 pm

vvv wrote:You mean like this?
But that's not the 31-1989!

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