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Brent Averill's doing Neve repro's
Old 11th February 2003
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Brent Averill's doing Neve repro's

I haven't been to BA's site in recent months, but stopped by there like I do from time to time to look at the stuff I really can't afford and lo & behold they're now doing reproductions of the 1272, 1073 and 1084 modules, ala Vintech.

They're a bit pricey, but I'd be willing to bet that Brent has gotten them right. They might be a great alternative to the sky-rocketing original units.


Anyone check them out yet??

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Old 11th February 2003
Gear Addict
🎧 15 years
We have two BAE 1073 reproductions and five genuine Neve's. Brent's repro's are built extremely well and with the lights out, I couldn't tell you which was which. Not only is their gear great but Avedis and Brent have to be amongst the best guys to do business with in this fickle industry.

For anyone considering a purchase, don't hesitate, it's money well spent.
Old 18th February 2003
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🎧 15 years
I don't doubt the quality of Brent's units, but what is an "authentic reproduction"?

Old 18th February 2003
Gear Addict
🎧 15 years
Unlike the Vintech and other clones, Brent's reproductions are built the same as the original. Same number of cards, layout, chassy, pots, knobs, wiring, etc. So authentic that it even slides into a console the same way the original does.

This comes in handy if you are mixing and matching repro's with genuine modules in a frame, sidecar or console.

From what I understand, the Vintech clone is every bit as good sonicly as Brent's but adds a few more features like extra frquencies, switches and leds. Therefore Brent's would be considered authentic as it doesn't attempt to improve upon an already proven design. In my opinion, Brent's will hold their value better in the long run and just may be worth the extra dollars.

Either way, both companies will get you into the Neve sound and what a glorious sound it is.
Old 12th March 2003
Gear Maniac
🎧 15 years
They Rock!

2?4`§\o B.A.E. 1073's about 3 months ago. I haven't had the chance to A/B them with some original 1073 modules but mine sound great. Avedis is very cool and knowledgable and he claimed that the Averill 1073 sound was within 2% of an original 1073. Anyway, mine sound great like I said and that's all that matters. Plus, the resale value is good (not that I'm getting rid of mine though)

I've used them on drums (kick, snare, oh), bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals, everything. They rock.

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