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darkstar01
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Username: darkstar01

Post Number: 465
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2013 - 12:36 pm:   Edit Post

the treble control basically doesn't work, so as far as the sound goes, i can't really answer that yet. it plays nicely, but as far as i can tell, there's no way to adjust the action outside of having the bridge shaved down and resaddled.. so hopefully that doesn't become an issue.
cje
Intermediate Member
Username: cje

Post Number: 129
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2013 - 2:13 pm:   Edit Post

Hey - Congratulations!! I didn't realize you were in NYC. Perhaps I can bring Diamond-Eyed Jack over for a meet-and-greet!
jcdlc72
Advanced Member
Username: jcdlc72

Post Number: 240
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2013 - 3:24 pm:   Edit Post

And also a couple Distressors!! Quite nice comps! :-)
sonicus
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Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2867
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2013 - 5:58 pm:   Edit Post

Congratulations on the Bass . Awesome .

Is your 2" Studer an A827 ?, I can't see that much of it but this is my guess.
Wolf
moonliner
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Username: moonliner

Post Number: 136
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2013 - 10:57 pm:   Edit Post

Is that a golden piglet and Beethoven combo? Nice touch :-)

Congrats on getting your gorgeous bass.. very sorry to hear it's got some gremlins. That's gotta be just a wee bit frustrating. Your outward calm through it all has been most admirable.
darkstar01
Senior Member
Username: darkstar01

Post Number: 466
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 12:21 am:   Edit Post

Wolf- Yes, an A827. Seriously looking for a good place to buy tape if you know one.
The pig's name is Karlton Bank (Karl for short... Points for the reference).
darkstar01
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Username: darkstar01

Post Number: 467
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 2:45 am:   Edit Post

cj- any time! always down to jam and talk alembics.
mario_farufyno
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Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 943
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 4:50 am:   Edit Post

What a nice studio you are building, congrats!
tbrannon
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1557
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 6:09 am:   Edit Post

Karlton Bank for the piggy. LOL. Alfonso Ribiero on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air was name Carlton Banks.... Does piggy dance as well as Carlton did? :-)
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2868
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 6:41 am:   Edit Post

Austin , perhaps this link will help you purchase the recording tape that you asked about; http://www.rmgi-usa.com/


Wolf
mario_farufyno
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Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 944
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 12:14 pm:   Edit Post

http://www.quantegy-online.com/

http://www.tapestockonline.com/reeltoreel.html

http://www.reeldealpa.com/
darkstar01
Senior Member
Username: darkstar01

Post Number: 468
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 6:45 pm:   Edit Post

awesome. thanks guys!
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2874
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 7:19 pm:   Edit Post

It would be my advice to stay away with any used tape or old tape with your machine unless you are planing to to do Analog to Digital transfer & restoration . IF such a job arises should the tape be Mylar such as Ampex and Quantagy 456 you might have to bake it or you might and have complications of Sticky Shed Syndrome . NEVER bake ACETATE tape such as Scotch111.

It would also be in tour best interest to purchase an alignment tape from Magnetic Referance Laboritories ,
And keep your heads cleaned and demagnetized.

MRL ALIGNMENT & CALIBRATION TAPE ;http://home.comcast.net/~mrltapes/

STICKY SHED SYNDROME http://www.loc.gov/preservation/scientists/projects/sticky_shed.html

Wolf
darkstar01
Senior Member
Username: darkstar01

Post Number: 469
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 7:38 pm:   Edit Post

Got the alignment tape with the machine, luckily. I hardly know anything about recording to tape, or even about the studer. I am by no means an engineer, just a musician. But I am learning a little at a time from my engineer friends that work out of the studio.
flpete1uw
Intermediate Member
Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 165
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 - 3:21 am:   Edit Post

Austin,
All good advice above this will make a huge difference in how the Machine sounds. Tape has a wonderful natural compression to it. That Studer is one if not there last Models. Like all analog equipment it has a series of stages that need to be aligned. I would make sure line ins, outs, Bias levels are set proper and all are even. These machines I believe has an Auto align after the initial setup. The other thing to consider is Head wear. Youíre in NY I used to work with John French in NJ http://www.jrfmagnetics.com/. Heís a great guy and always helpful.
Tell him Pete from the Dupe gives his regards.
And try to get a Manual
Hope tis was helpful
Pete
darkstar01
Senior Member
Username: darkstar01

Post Number: 470
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 - 3:45 am:   Edit Post

Much appreciated, pete. Im working with joe salvatto now, as he helped me build the studio and get the machine, so I feel like i'm in good hands. But I will definitely keep your suggestion in mind!
flpete1uw
Intermediate Member
Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 166
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 - 4:48 am:   Edit Post

Austin,
The NY Audio World is a small one. I know Joe as well. He's also a good guy and around for a long time. Please give him my regards as well.

Pete
darkstar01
Senior Member
Username: darkstar01

Post Number: 471
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 - 5:47 am:   Edit Post

will do, pete. please feel free to let me know anytime you're in the city so you can come hang at the studio!
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2875
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 - 4:29 pm:   Edit Post

Pete , I met Mr. John French at an AES show some years ago . On both the Ampex and Studer list forum Mr. French is held in high regard as the ultimate tape head and tape path resource.( As you already know)

Wolf
flpete1uw
Intermediate Member
Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 167
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 - 6:36 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Austin,
If I find my way back up there I will! Itís been a long time since Iíve been in a Studio especially one with a Studer. Man, I spent 20 years in Studios designing and building them. Speaking of design and build, those are some Beautiful Basses you have there. May you enjoy every second playing them.
Wolf, John is a Class act. Iím glad heís doing well.
Pete
briant
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Username: briant

Post Number: 659
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, August 01, 2013 - 9:32 am:   Edit Post

Hopefully I'm not bringing up a painful subject... did you ever get the treble control issue resolved? Love to hear how this bad boy sounds!
darkstar01
Senior Member
Username: darkstar01

Post Number: 488
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Thursday, August 01, 2013 - 3:07 pm:   Edit Post

the treble control has been fixed, but there is still a fair amount of radio noise getting picked up. when i spoke with mica shortly after getting the bass, she said they were working on a new pick up to replace the current one. no idea what kind of time line that's on.

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