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Post by logancircle » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:52 am

Thank you! One more professional musician who admits the POD is great. For what it is, I mean. But I've also had engineers say, "Damn that guitar/organ sounds lush and crackly," and "You musta had your amp cranked..." Nope. You just have to spend time getting to know the little guy. Talkin about the POD.
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Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:42 pm

bedbug wrote:
I always start with EQ first. Even if I?ve cut lows while tracking, I will often cut them again
No kidding man, nooooo kidding.
from all the reports i've heard, and i've heard a few, bob REALLY likes his treble.

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Post by ;ivlunsdystf » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:55 pm

MoreSpaceEcho wrote:
bedbug wrote:
I always start with EQ first. Even if I?ve cut lows while tracking, I will often cut them again
No kidding man, nooooo kidding.
from all the reports i've heard, and i've heard a few, bob REALLY likes his treble.
Well he must have been around for the mastering of Zen Arcade and New Day Rising, then ...

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Post by tateeskew » Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:26 pm

is it just me or do the vocals on the new album sound autotuned to death? the song Stupid is just crazy.

http://www.myspace.com/bobmould

shit, i can hardly listen to this and i LOVE mould's stuff. husker stuff is way up on my list of crazy good things.

he was really great on the rollins show i recently caught.

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Post by JGriffin » Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:00 pm

MoreSpaceEcho wrote:
bedbug wrote:
I always start with EQ first. Even if I?ve cut lows while tracking, I will often cut them again
No kidding man, nooooo kidding.
from all the reports i've heard, and i've heard a few, bob REALLY likes his treble.
Due no doubt to not being able to hear as much of it as the rest of us.
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Post by MoreSpaceEcho » Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:08 pm

my friend was just telling me about when he opened for bob a couple years ago. he was rocking the POD live too. settings: bass on 4, everything else on 10.

with a strat.

during bob's soundcheck he and another friend were cowering in fear in the dressing room because even through a thick concrete wall the high end was unbearable.

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Post by JGriffin » Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:29 pm

While the chimey guitars on "Workbook" are lovely, that's a bit much.


The tale is that when he sleeps in hotel rooms he has to have a TV on, tuned to static to mask the tinnitus.

Having not slept in a hotel with him, I cannot anecdotally back up that statement.
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Post by swelle » Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:34 pm

Husker Du was the loudest show I've ever seen in my life. He boasted that they could crank out 130db at the board. I'm sure his ears are gone, gone.

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Post by comfortstarr » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:17 pm

Loudest for me as well. Some place called "the Hole" in the student union on the University of Minnesota campus in mpls. But, I was a punk then, it was a hella good time.

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Post by 79_Limited » Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:56 pm

I saw him solo a few years back at a small club with just him and a few other guys and an acoustic. He had this Ovation 12 string acoustic run through a rack of EQ's all with the highs on 11. It was so bright and painful I could hardly listen to the entire show.

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Post by Sloan » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:40 am

From what I can tell, he's always been a treblejunkie.
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Post by Nick Sevilla » Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:47 am

logancircle wrote:Thank you! One more professional musician who admits the POD is great. For what it is, I mean. But I've also had engineers say, "Damn that guitar/organ sounds lush and crackly," and "You musta had your amp cranked..." Nope. You just have to spend time getting to know the little guy. Talkin about the POD.
Now I'll go dig out my POD. It's the original one, the "vintage" one...oooohhh.

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Post by skythemusic » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:25 pm

Bob Mould can toss out 15 completely lame albums in a row and I will still love him for Husker/Sugar/Workbook?Black Sheets. Man that guy could write a song. He's always been loud and unbearably trebly.

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Post by rwc » Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:37 am

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Post by vvv » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:36 am

dwlb wrote:The tale is that when he sleeps in hotel rooms he has to have a TV on, tuned to static to mask the tinnitus.

Having not slept in a hotel with him, I cannot anecdotally back up that statement.
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