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Recording / Re: My Recording Setup
« on: March 29, 2020, 10:21:36 PM »
Getting set up to record a drum track. A mexican radio station is coming through the DAW. Guess I'm going to have to line the walls and ceiling with copper foil. What a pain in the arse!   :cantlook:

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General Discussion / Re: Coronavirus
« on: March 29, 2020, 10:16:30 PM »
A lot of people got wiped out buying toilet paper!

We all got to have TP for our bungholes.  :D

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Recording / Re: My Recording Setup
« on: March 29, 2020, 02:05:23 PM »
I'm using Pro Tools. DAW is a UA Apollo USB. I wish I'd gone with the 8 input one that uses the Thunderbolt but I was out of card space on my PC. 8 inputs is much better for drums as you can adjust the level, EQ etc of each mic. I'm getting a wicked high pitched hum when recording anything electronic directly (keyboards, electronic drums), especially the Helix guitar processor. I think it's called a two cycle hum. The Roland drums and Helix both have the option of using a mic cable which I tried. Buzz still there. I tried using an ISO BOX on the Helix, got the Helix up off the floor to no avail. I thought it might be that my DAW sits directly above my recording PC but when I record bass guitar directly (straight into the DAW), it's very quiet. Recording amps with microphones is also much cleaner except for the buzz of the amp of course. Maybe my wireless keyboard and mouse? I don't think that's it either. When KOTB was happening, I recorded some of my stuff direct back then and had the same problem while using wired mouse and keyboard. Probably going to get a noise reduction plug-in. I tired a thing back then for getting rid of what they called "line noise." Didn't work either. Don't know if it's the wiring in my basement or what. Wonder if it could be fluorescent lights in adjacent rooms. They're not turned on but maybe that doesn't matter? Any advice is appreciated! Hope y'all are well.

Chuckster

I meant to say Microphone cables (stereo), not cable on the Helix and Roland drums. ;)

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Recording / My Recording Setup
« on: March 29, 2020, 02:02:10 PM »
I'm using Pro Tools. DAW is a UA Apollo USB. I wish I'd gone with the 8 input one that uses the Thunderbolt but I was out of card space on my PC. 8 inputs is much better for drums as you can adjust the level, EQ etc of each mic. I'm getting a wicked high pitched hum when recording anything electronic directly (keyboards, electronic drums), especially the Helix guitar processor. I think it's called a two cycle hum. The Roland drums and Helix both have the option of using a mic cable which I tried. Buzz still there. I tried using an ISO BOX on the Helix, got the Helix up off the floor to no avail. I thought it might be that my DAW sits directly above my recording PC but when I record bass guitar directly (straight into the DAW), it's very quiet. Recording amps with microphones is also much cleaner except for the buzz of the amp of course. Maybe my wireless keyboard and mouse? I don't think that's it either. When KOTB was happening, I recorded some of my stuff direct back then and had the same problem while using wired mouse and keyboard. Probably going to get a noise reduction plug-in. I tired a thing back then for getting rid of what they called "line noise." Didn't work either. Don't know if it's the wiring in my basement or what. Wonder if it could be fluorescent lights in adjacent rooms. They're not turned on but maybe that doesn't matter? Any advice is appreciated! Hope y'all are well.

Chuckster

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Amplifiers / Two Rock Bloomfield Drive
« on: March 27, 2020, 09:38:40 PM »
I can't say enough good things about this amp. It was too expensive but on the other hand I can get rid of a bunch of other amps. Not a good time to sell right now I suppose with the gdamn Corona virus. Back in the day Corona virus meant you drank too many Coronas and you called in sick to work. Great demo of the amp here by Joey Landreth. https://youtu.be/qgB_FTvlkY4 I like to set my amp up like Joey does, all the knobs at 12:00 o'clock. Mainly use the Bypass feature (and lead) which bypasses the tone stack. I use a Strymon Blu Sky verb through the effects loop, a Strymon Timeline in front on Tape Slap. The onboard verb is great. I just prefer the Blue Sky. I have the 40/20 combo version in Slate Grey. I don't use any OD pedals. I feel they take away from the beautiful tone of this amp. The mfer weighs a ton. Huge transformer. It sucks hauling it out of the basement. The video following this one is great too, featuring Matt Schofield and Josh Smith with a demo of the Two Rock TS1. Hope y'all are well and avoiding the rona. ;)

Chuckster

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General Discussion / Coronavirus
« on: March 20, 2020, 08:43:25 PM »
Hope everyone is doing OK and avoiding the Rona. What a pain in the ass. Speaking of ass, hope y'all got enough toilet paper.

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Amplifiers / Re: Fender '57 Custom Deluxe
« on: February 08, 2020, 11:46:21 PM »
The 335 sounds great through this rig too, of course.

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General Discussion / Re: Remembering Beaker
« on: February 08, 2020, 11:45:13 PM »
Skateboarding huh? Thank God he got away from music.  :D  Yea, I remember him starting shit all the time. Who was it that called him Beaker the first time? Perfect nickname.

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General Discussion / Re: Hello hello hello echo echo echo
« on: February 08, 2020, 11:42:48 PM »
Danny, how is married life treating Yosoy? I wonder what everyone is playing guitar wise and playing through amp wise these days.

I donít think old know it all got hitched, I think she was smarter than he thought.
BH! How tf are ya man? I emailed him with the address given on his profile, haven't heard from him.

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General Discussion / Remembering Beaker
« on: February 05, 2020, 03:17:54 PM »
We were pretty harsh on that guy. I remember one tune he did. I downloaded it and added barn yard sounds, planes crashing, etc. LOL

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Amplifiers / Re: Fender '57 Custom Deluxe
« on: February 05, 2020, 03:12:24 PM »
Been running a Tech21 Q Strip EQ after the Peterson Strobe tuner. Low set one notch below Zero, Mid one and two one notch above zero, high at zero, Shift one at 700 Hz, Shift two at 1.7 Hz, both high and low pass frequency cutoffs engaged. That goes into a Zendrive, Tone at 11:00 o'clock, gain at noon and voice at 2. Then into a Wampler Ethereal verb/delay, delay set for slapback, verb fairly low. All that into the '57 Fender Custom Deluxe. Playing my Les Paul with Buddha P90s, bridge pup. The quality of the tone is right there with the Two Rock Cardiff, not sure which one I like better. This will be my blues jam rig for now. Nice and light, simple pedal compliment. The tone is very tasty!

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Amplifiers / Re: Two Rock Cardiff Problems
« on: January 29, 2020, 11:47:23 PM »
I hooked up the Cardiff to the speaker in my Princeton, no rattle. Weird that it rattles with the Alnico Blue and not the Jensen in my Princeton. I haven't put the Alnico Blue back in the Cardiff yet. A guy on the Gear Page said I should play the note and use a rag or pot holder and touch each tube while playing the note to see if I can feel any vibration. If there is one with a vibration, he suggested that I could try a damper ring for the tube. I'll give that a try in the next couple of days. The amp repair options in Denver are pretty scarce. The main one is run by a grumpy old British guy. Several bad reviews on Google. Another guy runs his from his garage. The third option place is pricey. If I can't figure it out, I might see what's available in Colorado Springs.

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Amplifiers / Two Rock Cardiff Problems
« on: January 27, 2020, 09:26:47 PM »
My Two Rock Cardiff (Vox AC15 ish) has a rattle I'm having trouble tracking down. It has new TAD tubes and a new Celestion Alnico Blue 15 watt 12 inch speaker. I took the speaker out and had it tested. It's not the speaker. The rattle is a high pitched one that can be heard at the specific note of the E on the D string. It's more pronounced with an OD pedal with some volume. I checked all the screws and knobs, everything is as tight as a snare drum. Tubes are seated tightly. I'm thinking it's a tube or tube socket spring. Anybody had similar problems? I'll take it to my amp repair guy tomorrow. Otherwise this is a great little amp. Here is a link to a Premier Guitar review. https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/24811-two-rock-cardiff-review

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General Discussion / Re: Hello hello hello echo echo echo
« on: January 19, 2020, 11:33:41 PM »
Yo Chuck and Danny!   Hope you guys and everyone is having a great 2020!  I'm still picking and grinning at this end.  Delayed long echo, echo, echo, etc.  LOL's.    Jam on! ;) ;) 8) 8)

Hey EC! How's it going? Just finished watching the Chiefs Titans in the AFC Championship game. My Chiefs are going to the Super Bowl!

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General Discussion / Re: Hello hello hello echo echo echo
« on: January 19, 2020, 01:05:10 AM »
Danny, how is married life treating Yosoy? I wonder what everyone is playing guitar wise and playing through amp wise these days.

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