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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by digitaldrummer » Thu May 14, 2020 7:47 am

Colorblind wrote:
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I probably wouldn’t do again, if I had the extra $$
Ha, I agree. those parts are so tiny it's really tough not to F-- them up. I killed one (trying to go too fast) and they are just not good candidates to unsolder and repair. Just had to buy another kit and start over. :-(
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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by Recycled_Brains » Mon May 18, 2020 7:26 am

digitaldrummer wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 7:47 am
Colorblind wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 4:29 pm
I probably wouldn’t do again, if I had the extra $$
Ha, I agree. those parts are so tiny it's really tough not to F-- them up. I killed one (trying to go too fast) and they are just not good candidates to unsolder and repair. Just had to buy another kit and start over. :-(
I've built around 8 or 10 of them. I botched one (hairball 990 clone, which is def. the most complex one I own) and ended up just buying a pre-built one because I couldn't even think about trying to troubleshoot and de-solder.

Beyond that one incident, I haven't found them too challenging as long as you move slow and double check everything. It's GREAT practice.
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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by unholyE » Fri May 29, 2020 4:18 pm

I got my first CAPI preamps. I got a pair of VP 26 and a pair 312 and I'm going to try them out recording drums. Curious how the Sonor kit will sound with different pres.

The kit has these mics:
K- Beta 52
Sn- SM 57
R1- 57
R2-57
Flr-421
OH L- 8040
OH R- 8040
Room- Warm 47

Should be fun!

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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by markjazzbassist » Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:20 pm

bought a lot of 49 cassettes. Maxell MS-60. They are rebadged XLII that fly under the radar. got them for a great price. my stock pile is getting larger :)

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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by shedshrine » Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:03 pm

Latest acquistion: a week and a half of my brother's help to build out a third of our garage into a little soundroom.
Internal dimensions: 11'2" L x 8'4" W x 9' H
About half done at this point. I have no illusions about this being soundproof enough for the like of drums late at night or cranked amps, more of just a clean well-lighted place to create undisturbed. It's a sanity thing, that and Joe Rogan podcasts.

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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by digitaldrummer » Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:27 am

you won't hate having a space, that's for sure... :D
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Post by markjazzbassist » Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:48 am

nice space shred! keep us updated on the build, maybe start a thread or something. i love seeing studio builds.

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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by Burnt Ernie » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:56 pm

Nice space! Building stuff is always fun. Keep posting pictures! Always curious how folks decorate. Cheers!
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Post by 4theboids » Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:45 am

A Radial Bassbone preamp, V1. Makes a huge difference in my bass tracks, better presence punch and top end clarity. https://images.reverb.com/image/upload/ ... 8k2sw8.jpg

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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by winky dinglehoffer » Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:26 am

A 1588B octal mic pre to plug into the back of my Altec 1612A Limiter. I'm not sure how much I'll end up using it, but it was cheap enough & takes up no additional rack space.

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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:18 pm

winky dinglehoffer wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:26 am
A 1588B octal mic pre to plug into the back of my Altec 1612A Limiter. I'm not sure how much I'll end up using it, but it was cheap enough & takes up no additional rack space.
Ribbon to 1612 = killer drum room. Squash to taste. It's also a very cool vocal chain.

Mine is also set up with mic and line in. The mic side gets used way, way more.

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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by winky dinglehoffer » Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:54 pm

A.David.MacKinnon wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:18 pm

Ribbon to 1612 = killer drum room. Squash to taste. It's also a very cool vocal chain.

Mine is also set up with mic and line in. The mic side gets used way, way more.
I'll definitely play around with all this--thanks for the tips! Which preamp version do you have? I'm curious as to whether there's a whole lot of sonic difference between the various 1588s.

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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:56 pm

I'm pretty sure mine is the same. 1588b

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Post by winky dinglehoffer » Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:17 pm

I decided to go ahead and order a 1588C for the sake of comparison. I'll report back on any perceptible differences.

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