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Post Pics of Your DIY Gear

Post by AstroDan » Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:55 pm

That SSL clone thread got me thinking - there are a lot of people here doing some awesome fabricating. Anyone want to post pics some of their stuff?
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Post by b3groover » Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:32 pm

Shouldn't this be in the DIY forum? :)

These pics are a few months old. I'm still working on this unit, but mainly cosmetic things. I plan to add a power LED and LEDs for the phantom, as well as some kind of lettering.

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This is 8 channels of racked Quad Eight CA-127 or CA-137 cards (I think they are CA-137s, but not totally sure) with the original output transformers and new Cinemag CM-3440a input transformers. They use the Quad Eight AM10 discrete op-amp design and they sound bad-ass. Here are the cards:

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I bought these off eBay in 2003 for $40 a piece. The guy had a shitload of them. I wish I had bought more, but I didn't have the bread at the time.
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Post by ??????? » Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:35 pm

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#2 and modification of power supply to power both mics currently in progress. :D

(mxl royer mod)

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Post by RodC » Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:09 pm

I have posted DIY pics before, most of them are in my DIY section:

http://beyondsanityproductions.com/inde ... &Itemid=28


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Post by RefD » Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:10 pm

oooh, sexy stuff so far!

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Post by gregnrom » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:59 pm

Here is a preamp board I made for the MCI JH500D console.
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Post by AstroDan » Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:39 am

Crap, I totally should have put this in the DIY section...

Nice work, guys. Tasteful stuff...
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Post by Beingbing » Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:54 am

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Phantom powered carbon microphone. Balanced xlr output. More pics and sound samples at http://www.myspace.com/carbonmicrophone

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Post by snatchman » Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:58 pm

SOT..I'm still looking for someone to DIY me a 4 to 8 channel pre... :wink:

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Post by segaface » Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:12 pm

Here's my Ruby amp built into an old children's suitcase:

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Post by tactics » Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:34 pm

Two JLM DI's and two fuzz pedals. (2007)
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1176 from Mnats pcb set. (2007)
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JLM 1290 (2005)
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Post by rwc » Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:20 pm

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Post by sonicmook56 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:57 pm

Some stuff I did last year:

Not really for recording, but useful in studio's. Its a video switch/line driver, plus an audio -10 to +4 balanced converter.. Now you don't have to patch video and use up two external returns for shit like a DVD player and a cable box on your console.

A board stuffed (first time designing with surface mount)

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and three finished units. I ended up using different LED's because the blue hurt peoples eyes. I was pissed that the colors came out fucked up on it, you can barley read it if your standing in front of it. Live and learn I guess.

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Here is a little DI I made to fit in a API rack. I used logic to control relays to keep the signal path nice and short. Push buttons change colors via LED when a function is selected. I'm working on one with "gain" on it so you don't have to use a mic-pre.

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Beta testing in session. Sounds good. I like it better on guitar than my Manley DI.

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Here is a little bipolar supply I made for racking shit up. I have a bunch of spare boards for sale, $5 + shipping if anyone is interested, Just add a xfmr to taste.

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Post by matta » Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:26 pm

A couple pieces I put together for my studio.

Ashton Audio Buss Compressor (Gyraf GSSL with custom mods)

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Ashton Audio Series 2 leveling Amplifier (LA-2A type 'clone')

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Ashton Audio Seven Eleven Fet Compressor (1176 type 'clone')

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JLM Audio Baby Animal pres racked by Ashton Audio

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Ashton Audio Quad Neve 1272 (Custom racking job converting some a bunch of 1272 line amps into 1290 mic pres)

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Post by helmuth » Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:38 am

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