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Old 26th October 2012, 09:42 PM   #131
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bought this tele copy, it had quite a few ding's in it so i re-finished it in my favorite colour, sea foam aqua,

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crate look-a-like amp i made from reclaimed fence panel's and a peavey transtube amp and a 12" speaker out of a church organ,,

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Old 26th October 2012, 10:48 PM   #132
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tanglewood TBS500 resonator i bought, did'nt really like the sound of it so i converted it to a twin humbucker semi-hollow,

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tele body i made out of an old school bench top, neck is a tele copy i bought, it was a bit heavy, so i lightened it up a bit,

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Old 6th December 2012, 04:09 PM   #133
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Default My current setup

Well, by way of an introduction I thought I'd post a couple of pictures of my current bass setup.

Here's my regular bass


It's a custom made 5 string Fender Jazz clone with a licensed Mighty Mite neck, ash body with flame maple top, Schaller 3D bridge, Nordstrand pickups, Audere 3Z preamp.
It's heavy (12lbs), but I don't mind for the sound ;-)

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This is my current cab

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It's a Schroeder 1210R that I bought cheap and refurbished, I've turned it into an active cab by adding a Hypex UcD400 Class D power amp and SMPS400 switch mode PSU. I usually drive this with a Line6 Bass Pod Pro, but I'm looking for an Ampeg SVT-Pro valve preamp to replace this.

Another project on the go is a Fearful 12SUB to go under the Schroeder for LOUD gigs :-) This will also be powered by another Hypex UcD400 amp.
I'll post another pic when it's finished.
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Old 23rd December 2012, 08:36 AM   #134
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Vintage 40's or 50's projector amp (2 6v6) and two jensen p12's flanked by 2 repurposed 4x10 speaker columns, and a 1991 sr800 p/j. there's a genz benz shuttle 3.0 head in there too.

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Old 23rd December 2012, 12:47 PM   #135
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Now that is really cool man lol
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Old 30th December 2012, 08:20 PM   #136
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Okay, here's some pics of my latest prototype acoustic guitar. One interesting feature is the built-in boundary mic on the bridge. It is intended to represent the 'golden age' of acoustic instruments, hence the olde timey look. It is carbon fiber reinforced in the neck and tone rings, with a tailpiece that takes the tension of the strings, but also couples the strings to the bridge (my own innovation). No one that I know of utilizes this system, or the built-in boundary mic on the top - not inside the body.
I am currently building a circuit utilizing a 'linkwitz modded' ectectret that I want to power with phantom power only. I would like to explore a shoeps style (balanced in & outs) and also couple an undersaddle piezo through a charge amp circuit using op amps. I happen to have an LME 49724 balanced line buffer for the final stage. Any ideas? I would like to try splitting the 48v to run both the op amps and the electret, with no onboard battery. This is a challenge, since I haven't found any circuits that fulfill these requirements. Thank you in advance. Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Old 30th December 2012, 08:31 PM   #137
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Okay, here's some pics of my latest prototype acoustic guitar. One interesting feature is the built-in boundary mic on the bridge. It is intended to represent the 'golden age' of acoustic instruments, hence the olde timey look. It is carbon fiber reinforced in the neck and tone rings, with a tailpiece that takes the tension of the strings, but also couples the strings to the bridge (my own innovation). No one that I know of utilizes this system, or the built-in boundary mic on the top - not inside the body....
very interesting it looks fantastic
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Old 30th December 2012, 09:29 PM   #138
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You don't need phantom power for an electret. That's what electret means, having its own permanent charge.

What's a boundary microphone?
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Old 30th December 2012, 10:23 PM   #139
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bought a Hughes & Kettner "Edition Blue 15" cheap at a cash converters a couple of weeks ago, nice sounding amp but only had a cheap 8" driver, fortunately the baffle came off easily, only 4 screws. made a new baffle with a 12" speaker I had lying around....that's better....

Garage Hermit, - love that holey Tele...
bob91343, electrets require an impedance converting preamp...
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Old 30th December 2012, 11:06 PM   #140
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marvinkite, there are many simple and good transistor circuits to power electret mic elements with phantom power, but running an opamp off phantom power may be pushing the limits, and would definitely be unconventional.

You should a new thread with this question.
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