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Any Good Classic Gear Porn Books?

Post by Derrick » Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:55 pm

I have several for vintage guitar amps, pedals, etc... any for classic/vintage recording gear such as mics, preamps, compressors, maybe consoles? Any including info a bonus. Thanks!
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Post by RoyMatthews » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:19 pm

"Recording the Beatles" seems like a good choice.
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Post by Gregg Juke » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:07 am

I've never really seen anything like that. That would make a pretty cool coffee-table type book (albeit with a rather limited and cash-strapped audience).

After seeing this post, I kind of poked around Barnes & Noble, but the closest you really find are electric guitar books.

If you just want to gawk at gear, a couple of places on-line are Vintage King and countant.org (an amazing microphone resource).

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Post by Derrick » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:55 am

Thanks guys. Well, that's surprising that such a thing doesn't seem to exist. I have seen the two sites listed above but wanted something like that in book form to drool over and read interesting tidbits for inspiration/entertainment here and there. I have several for guitar related gear that are so great and inspiring. If anyone else has any ideas, please post them. Thanks all!
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Post by The Scum » Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:23 pm

Well, there's that "classic audio book" that keeps getting listed on ebay, the one where the seller shows shots of a 1073 or whatever on the page, but doesn't actually mention the author/title.

There's a great stash of old DB and REP magazines here:
http://www.americanradiohistory.com/db- ... -Guide.htm

Also the tidbits that crop up at preservationsound.com.
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Post by The Real MC » Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:51 pm

There's an ebay seller who is selling books that are plagiarized right off wikipedia. Be careful.

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Post by biasvoltage » Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:36 pm

I have a British book from 1961 called 'The Manual of Sound Recording'

It has a picture of "microphones typically available to the engineer"

U47, C12, M49, stereo C24, STCs...... yeah, typical stuff.

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