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Gear you can't Llve with out

Hi there sound gurus,
I was wondering if there were any particular pieces of gear you use often. I am thinking of the un glamorous things, like a particular DI box, or an old dbx 263x. The little things you find your self using time and again.
Coolio.
Peace
NoteFarm

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Red and White Sun, 07/06/2003 - 03:01

Not the most used but definitely appreciated -

Drawmer DS-201- This gate rocks !,

Pete!.

Oh yeah, and the AKG C414-ULS ........

Bobby Yarrow Sun, 07/06/2003 - 06:14

Originally posted by RecorderMan:
I can live without any gear...it's my ears and experiance that get me where I want to go.

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Rod Gervais Tue, 07/08/2003 - 11:05

Originally posted by jbuntz:
I'm not sure if this counts as gear, but my 1978 Les Paul Custom.

OMG - instruments count as gear in my world - and i have ALWAYS wanted a Les Paul Custom - especially a 1978 edition - in fact - i would do almost anything to lay my hands on one...........

Now where exactly again was it that you said you were from? ;)

Rod

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Davedog Tue, 07/08/2003 - 14:53

Jbuntz....BE AFRAID....BE VERY AFRAID!!

Do you have any idea what drummers do to guitars???????!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :d:

oh yeah.....all i need is the air that i breathe........uhhh..

no wait..........its the little remote I can string out into the studio in order to record myself............. :s:

sign Wed, 07/09/2003 - 09:13

Originally posted by Alan Hyatt:
Hmmmm...that would have to be my 1956 Hammond B3!

Do you have a B3 Alan? Sheeeshhh, I'm green with envy! :D

falkon2 Thu, 07/10/2003 - 03:28

For budget laptop tracking and live guitar giggin' - PODxt. I mean... digital out via USB can't go wrong - the A/D's are amazingly clear.

Please don't hit me...
...too hard.

Jbuntz Thu, 07/10/2003 - 08:47

Originally posted by Rod Gervais:

Originally posted by jbuntz:
I'm not sure if this counts as gear, but my 1978 Les Paul Custom.

OMG - instruments count as gear in my world - and i have ALWAYS wanted a Les Paul Custom - especially a 1978 edition - in fact - i would do almost anything to lay my hands on one...........

Now where exactly again was it that you said you were from? ;)

I got it at a local music store. The owner sold his favorite guitar so he could move to a new location. It is probably my favorite guitar I've ever played and i own it! It doesnt sound like the other Les Pauls I've played. It's more clear. And customs are know for being muddy at times! It plays like a dream too. A friend asked me if I strung it with 9's or 10's. I use 11's. And he plays a les paul!

Rod

e-cue Fri, 07/11/2003 - 02:02

Originally posted by RecorderMan:
I can live without any gear...it's my ears and experiance that get me where I want to go.

Awe man... Don't take all the fun out of this thread...

My Moog Parametric 3 band... cheap, and essential to a lot of my bass sound.
The MP-2 Mic Pre (* Which I endorse... don' get it twisted)... Has been on my vocal chain since I got it. Cleanest TUBE pre I've ever heard. Love it.
Sytek / Neotek Mic Max... When I track drums, it's important for me to have different contrasting tonalities. The Sytek fits in there nicely. Needless to say, I'm a huge Neotek fan. I'm almost always in SSL/Neve rooms and I miss that sound so I get the best of all worlds with the Sytek and Neotek pre's I got.
Reddi Tube DI... For years the Demeter Tube Direct was my shiznit... The Reddi has an extra 2 octaves on the low end and I belief and extra one on the top end. Whatever, it just kicks ass. I just spent 30 minutes doing multiple passes through it on an R&B session with all synth gear. It's heavy as balls (monster of an input transformer) and built like a tank (I have an actual photo of someone drivin' an SUV over it on a dare somewhere). Can't see myself getting the same results with anything else.
SM57... Okay, everyone knows this... but how many times have you tried every other mic you got and the 57 was perfect?
Little Labs PCP... I used guitar pedals when I mix. This is the freeway I used.
Z Vex: Wooly Mammoth Pedal... Just got really, REALLY turned on it this. I send my bass (or guitar usually) out a bus into the Z vex pedal (via PCP) and good gotdamn the magic happens. I'm a big fan of all my Z vex pedals. If you don't own at least one, kill yourself now.

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