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

Post by vvv » Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:36 pm

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a pair of AKG D190E mics
I like 'em on amps.
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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by Burnt Ernie » Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:41 am

Guild B302a Bass. Oh,Mama. Sounds like a big piano. Former owner (Rufus) musta put block letters where your right elbow would sit,since the letters are gone now,but you can still see RUFUS where the finish has faded.
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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by Burnt Ernie » Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:47 am

vvv wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:36 pm
Colorblind wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:24 pm
a pair of AKG D190E mics
I like 'em on amps.
OOH! 7th street entry used to have a couple. Used em on gtrs when i mixed/worked there . Helmet/Melvins double bill springs to mind. The earth shifted its axis! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Love my sm59/589's (on/off switch)-no proximity effect,no presence boost.
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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by vvv » Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:24 pm

I was just listening to Helmet (Size Matters) the other day.

Slightly OT, one of the Helmet guitarists, Chris Traynor, is in Gavin Rossdale's bands, including Bush.

I have a 59, what's a 589?
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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:30 pm

Burnt Ernie wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:47 am
vvv wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:36 pm
Colorblind wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:24 pm
a pair of AKG D190E mics
I like 'em on amps.
OOH! 7th street entry used to have a couple. Used em on gtrs when i mixed/worked there . Helmet/Melvins double bill springs to mind. The earth shifted its axis! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Love my sm59/589's (on/off switch)-no proximity effect,no presence boost.
SM59 is killer on guitar amps. Extra great at taming spiky single coils.
I have a D190 as well and have used it a few times on guitar but I haven't totally loved it. It's great in certain situations like twangy baritone leads but seems a little light in the low end. That said, mine underwent surgery and was hacked onto a pistol grip style body/mount (kind of like the old shure 545) by a previous owner. No telling if that changed the tone of the mic.

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

Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:36 pm

vvv wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:24 pm

I have a 59, what's a 589?
https://reverb.com/ca/item/37660119-shu ... 70s-silver

Same era and similar stylings as the 59 but with an on off switch. Not sure if it's exactly the same mic. Maybe a budget version?

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Post by vvv » Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:40 pm

Ah! That's the one I have - I reco' the switch with the cool lock. I think the 589s came first.
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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by drewbass » Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:49 am

Just got a power supply for some old Mccurdy compressors. They are in excellent condition, my tech put meters on them as well. https://reverb.com/item/31920011-mccurd ... -pair-1980 aren't the ones I bought, but to give a visual.

I decided to precede them with a passive stereo transformer stage. I got it from an old friend. It was designed by Bryce at Highland Dynamics. All three of us use to be in the same building.

Anyway,the transformers allow to switch -6 db at 600 ohms and +6 db at 150 ohms. It adds color choices before it hits the Mccurdys.

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

Post by drumsound » Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:48 am

I just unboxed a Mapex Cherry Bomb snare drum. It's very pretty and I'll be playing it later.

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

Post by winky dinglehoffer » Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:46 pm

drewbass wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:49 am
Just got a power supply for some old Mccurdy compressors. They are in excellent condition, my tech put meters on them as well. https://reverb.com/item/31920011-mccurd ... -pair-1980 aren't the ones I bought, but to give a visual.
Do your compressors have that beautiful faux woodgrain finish? That's a look I could definitely use in my gear rack!

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

Post by drewbass » Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:17 pm

Ha, no, I took a second glance at that too.
It's good to know how cheap these things are. They are slow, deep and a mushy. I can only use them on certain things, even at that not often. Drum buss mainly.
Mine are racked horizontally and have these cool horizontal meters.

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

Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:50 am

winky dinglehoffer wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:46 pm
drewbass wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:49 am
Just got a power supply for some old Mccurdy compressors. They are in excellent condition, my tech put meters on them as well. https://reverb.com/item/31920011-mccurd ... -pair-1980 aren't the ones I bought, but to give a visual.
Do your compressors have that beautiful faux woodgrain finish? That's a look I could definitely use in my gear rack!
That looks like a Stuart Whitby build. He's brilliant tech here in Toronto and a bit of an expert on the old McCurdy gear. He built me a racked dual mic pre/line amp about 10 years back and did a ton of work on my PE2600. He's a genius.

https://whitbyabbeyanalogue.ca/

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

Post by drewbass » Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:50 pm

Thanks! Good to know. If I’m ever back - Guelph or Toronto, I can contact him. Or. Buy gear here and have it sent to him
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winky dinglehoffer wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:46 pm
drewbass wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:49 am
Just got a power supply for some old Mccurdy compressors. They are in excellent condition, my tech put meters on them as well. https://reverb.com/item/31920011-mccurd ... -pair-1980 aren't the ones I bought, but to give a visual.
Do your compressors have that beautiful faux woodgrain finish? That's a look I could definitely use in my gear rack!
That looks like a Stuart Whitby build. He's brilliant tech here in Toronto and a bit of an expert on the old McCurdy gear. He built me a racked dual mic pre/line amp about 10 years back and did a ton of work on my PE2600. He's a genius.

https://whitbyabbeyanalogue.ca/
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Re: Latest gear you've acquired.....

Post by Magnetic Services » Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:09 am

Just ordered this little thing off eBay:

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I've really been wanting to record fretless bass on a track, and thought about either buying a cheap full-size one (but I don't need another giant instrument taking up space) or de-fretting my current bass (but I didn't want to be stuck with that)... so here we are.

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

Post by permanent hearing damage » Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:16 am

just scored a UA 2108!! had one in my studio years ago, but left with a studio partner. bummed as it was discontinued and the rare instances they popped up on ebay, they were ridiculously expensive - I saw one go for $3k a few months back. when this one popped up for $1500, i didn't wanna wait. though if the audio scape copy is close enough, maybe i'll sell this one
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