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J.J. Blair

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Avalon 737 w/ "Baby Face mod"?
« on: February 23, 2006, 01:19:06 pm »

WTF?  First of all, I have to say that I never really cared for this piece of gear.  I think I described it as being "about as exciting as peeing my pants."  

But anyway, I've noticed that there's a $99 "Baby Face mod" being offered for this, that increases the attack time on the compressor.  Is this to help control the transients caused by excessive soul yodeling?
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Re: Avalon 737 w/ "Baby Face mod"?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2006, 03:37:03 pm »

I've never cared for the 737 (or anything much Avalon) myself, but now that I know there's a "Babyface" modification, I am getting pretty darned real excited about it.  Yes I am.

Thanks JJ.

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Re: Avalon 737 w/ "Baby Face mod"?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2006, 04:28:14 pm »

I lived in Avalon, Sydney for a while, which is where the company started.
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Re: Avalon 737 w/ "Baby Face mod"?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2006, 04:32:16 pm »

Avalons only work on booty tracks.


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Re: Avalon 737 w/ "Baby Face mod"?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2006, 06:32:16 pm »

DivideByZero wrote on Thu, 23 February 2006 16:32

Avalons only work on booty tracks.M


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Re: Avalon 737 w/ "Baby Face mod"?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2006, 07:18:05 pm »

Skid marks are always more dramatic when they lead to a brick wall.

Oh, excuse me.. a 'spatial limiter'.


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Re: Avalon 737 w/ "Baby Face mod"?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2006, 07:45:42 pm »

I know a lot of death metal dudes that dig them on vocals and snare...

-Lance
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Re: Avalon 737 w/ "Baby Face mod"?
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2006, 09:15:05 pm »

Is that before or after they sound replace the snare?
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They say the heart of Rock & Roll is still beating, which is amazing if you consider all the blow it's done over the years.

"The Internet enables pompous blowhards to interact with other pompous blowhards in a big circle jerk of pomposity." - Bill Maher

"The negative aspects of this business, not only will continue to prevail, but will continue to accelerate in madness. Conditions aren't going to get better, because the economics of rock and roll are getting closer and closer to the economics of Big Business America." - Bill Graham

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Re: Avalon 737 w/ "Baby Face mod"?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2006, 11:21:57 pm »

i am not impressed with their pre's either.  i tried both the 737 and the 2022, and couldn't figure out what the hoo ha was about them.  there are better pres that cost less

but i ave really liked my 747 SP stereo cmp and eq.  the make up gain really drives the tubes.  but, the comp is USELESSLY slow!  i hope they come out with a mod for that.
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Re: Avalon 737 w/ "Baby Face mod"?
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2006, 11:32:38 pm »

I don't understand the negativity towards Avalon.

They just look so dam cool.Who cares if they sound crap.

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Re: Avalon 737 w/ "Baby Face mod"?
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2006, 01:17:01 am »

I shall offer the Wittman mod for free... take the Avlaon and examine the back panel

you will notice a large, black, cable with a three pin IEC type AC connector... take this plug and yank it from the back of the unit.

Your sound will improve dramatically.
I guarantee it.

if it will make you feel better, send me $99.

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Re: Avalon 737 w/ "Baby Face mod"?
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2006, 01:28:01 am »

Does this advice come with free updates?

Does anyone know where I can download this advice for free?

Is their similar cheaper advice, that sounds as good as the real advice?



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Re: Avalon 737 w/ "Baby Face mod"?
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2006, 01:51:33 am »

Wittmann, you fucking kill me.
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"The Internet enables pompous blowhards to interact with other pompous blowhards in a big circle jerk of pomposity." - Bill Maher

"The negative aspects of this business, not only will continue to prevail, but will continue to accelerate in madness. Conditions aren't going to get better, because the economics of rock and roll are getting closer and closer to the economics of Big Business America." - Bill Graham

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Re: Avalon 737 w/ "Baby Face mod"?
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2006, 12:39:10 pm »

Quote:

Is that before or after they sound replace the snare?


Before of course. Right after they sound replace the vocals...

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Re: Avalon 737 w/ "Baby Face mod"?
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2006, 02:08:52 pm »

DivideByZero wrote on Thu, 23 February 2006 22:28

Does this advice come with free updates?

Does anyone know where I can download this advice for free?

Is their similar cheaper advice, that sounds as good as the real advice?



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Or a "plug-in" ?  Cool
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