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Old 6th June 2002
One with big hooves
Jay Kahrs's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Yes, you're too cautious. While I wouldn't call it limited it's not as full range as something like a 421 or 414. As far as flexible, maybe. I wouldn't use it for overheads or anything that needs a lot of detail up top or a lot of bottom. But, I've used it for things like triangle and been pretty happy with it. I also used it to record a guy playing ketchup bottles filled with water and it sounded good. It took the sharp edges off and rounded it out a little bit.
Old 7th June 2002
Moderator emeritus
🎧 15 years
Originally posted by Gone Fission
Dave was right on about the oddball guitars. Things I like to throw in are 12 string (good one, not Ovation), high-strung/Nashville tuned 6, and my fave for personal consumption is a parlor guitar in a Csus2 tuning (the lows sound like god).

One World Music in Austin was converting reissue Longhorn Basses into 6 string tic-tac basses that sound better than the Dan-O Baritone model for about the same bucks. I don't know if Danelectro is even still doing those styles, so it's a shame I didn't get one.

I've got a DanElectro 12 string here, and I agree. I'd like to have a Ricenbacker 12, too (different sound), but I don't really expect to want to blow that much money. And they are still making Longhorn basses - check out for pitcures. And it makes sense to me that a Longhorn scale bass (converted to a 6 string) would sound better than the Dano baritone converted to a 6, I thought that their tic tacs were a longer scale than their baritones - I might be wrong, though - my Baritone is loaned out right now.

Keep in mind, though, that tic tacs are supposed to sound bad...
Old 7th June 2002
mwagener's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Wow, alpha, cutting it close. Reminds me when we built WireWorld and I had a band coming in from Japan on a certain date. When i picked them up from the airport, my friend was still installing the toilet at WireWorld. Had to convince the band that they are really tired from that long flight and we should start a day later...spin

Never heard the Baby Bottle, but on the last session we tried a Dragonfly on a 69 (4X25W) Marshall cab and it sounded very good.
Old 7th June 2002
There is only one
alphajerk's Avatar
🎧 15 years
you could of really sold them on they gained a day anyways coming from japan right? how long is that flight anyways?

well, i got almost everything done. i wont have the hardwood floors in or the trim work done for this band but it wont matter that much. everything other than that is done. i just need to refix this pipe and put the tiles back in below it tonight. taking tomorrow off and fix my pond. then pick up after saturday and pop an album out mixwise and then put the floor in next week, trim work. then i am DONE for a while.
Old 20th June 2002
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Drumsound's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Back to backline. I have a decent amount of stuff. I'm a percussionist, co I have lots of that. I have a Gretsch drum-set that only a select few get to use (I need to get over being overprotective of it.) I'm snare drum and cymbal obsessive, but I
I'm careful about letting people use the cymbals as well. I've got a re-issue flower Tele and a standard Strat. A pre CBS Bassman head. A Mesa 2x12, and Agular 4x10 (that I won in a contest I don't remember entering!). A Heathkit guitar amp with 2x12 cab. A Whirly, a Hammond M3 and Leslie 145. And the Schultz piano I grew up with. I will also have on semi-permanent loan a Marshall Mk, a Mesa SC 2 and Laney 4x12.

Options are good!
Old 22nd June 2002
mwagener's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Jules, got the ENGL yet?
Old 22nd June 2002
At Michael Wageners suggestion I bought he Engl Savage 120 Special Edition,I am hoping to get a custom Engl 'recording 4x12' cab that has different speaker types either side...(my idea) they are testing feasability / operation of it now (or so I am led to belive)

A gtr guru friend said to me and it stuck.. 'If you want it to sound like all hell is breaking lose, all hell better HAD be breaking lose!"

So I went for the large amp.. the tone controls and 4-6 different sound types are pretty damn comprehensive!

I have an eye on getting a beat up open backed 2 x 12 for those AC30 style grtr parts..

I am excited about also being able to run the following out via the Engl power amp (insert loop) stage.

Marshal JMP-1
Digitech Valve FX
Sans Amp
Amp farm
+ any visiting sound souces
Old 23rd June 2002
Lives for gear
subspace's Avatar
3 Reviews written
🎧 15 years
I've never spent money on instruments/ amplifiers specificly for studio use. When I opened 7 years ago, I used the gear I had from being a player.

Mesa/Boogie Triaxis pre/ Simul-class stereo power amp
(2) Mesa/Boogie 1x12 Celestion cabs
Univox tremolo amp
Marshall 1x15 cab
SWR Studio 220 amp
SWR Goliath II 4x10 cab
Steinberger w/ Duncan electronics
custom plexi bass w/ EMG electronics
Ludwig 1966 3-pc. kit

Over the years, friends have asked me to house their stuff for them while they're out of the country, and they ended up staying long term (the people there, the amps here.)

Ampeg B-25B amp
Ampeg V4 amp
Ampeg 4x12 cab
Fender Twin Reverb
Sound City 120 amp
Gibson SG

Then there's the stuff a moving friend just gave me this week.

Ludwig 16" floor tom - the piece I needed to complete my kit as a 4 pc.
Zildjian 14" hi-hats and 21" custom A rock ride
Americana Excelsior amp - an accordian/ guitar combo amp, 2x12 driven by two EL34s plus one 6" driven by a single EL84 as a separate Hammond reverb speaker. Footswitchable tremolo/ reverb and an amazing overdrive when it's cranked. My favorite amp so far.

Last summer he gave me a Huntington spinet piano that had never been played because he needed to use it for one overdub. There is an upside to having a bunch of unstable musicians as friends and clients...
Old 11th July 2002
Lives for gear
sonic dogg's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Backline gear...
a firstyear issue jap strat that i bought used 15 years ago...i swear the pickups are aging like an old one....i've owned 4 L series and this one stays in tune all over...
a 'strat-like' guitar...ya know, a piece of this a piece of electronics and a great old boogie maple neck....really quality and quiet
1965 fender jaguar...truly an underrated guitar
1965 and and if you get it on the first take its done
taylor 414ce...sweet and even up and down the neck
1962 j something gibson acoustic.....
1975 or so ibanez ragtime acoustic...sounds like an archtop on steroids
blues jr. havent you studio guys discovered this little amp yet??
1970 princeton with the secret dr. of tubes you'd give us a thousand if you heard this thing
swr workingmans head
harvey gurlitz 2-10 cab with big ev's and a single 15 birch cab with an ev..
two drum sets ..ones a tama...and ones a pearl...both work well
the serial #2 seymour duncan convertible....truly a mesa destroyer ..And with half the noise !
a leslie model 120 powered by an ancient ampeg portaflex head thats gone through the dr. of tubes lab...its that guitar sound on any geoge harrison
pedals of all ages and eras...neither i nor any of my mates ever got rid of any of these little toys in all our years of playing so this list is large...and no the mutron is not for sale...
banjos?? yeah....2....good ones...
vox cambridge with a bulldog 10
a little tiny tube amp called a output transformer...its somehow wired tru the tubes directly...i'm not the dr. but he knows what it does....3 watts of earth shakin power and man does it distort with the right pedal...with a big condenser on it theres a lot of marshall there..and its so clean it has definition you dont always hear in other amps...
all in all...just junk and crap collected over the years and now theres a place to use it all......................peace
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