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meverylame

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Cool cheap gear.
« on: April 28, 2004, 02:40:10 pm »

In the spirit of the threads on the old forums. What's cool cheap gear you've been digging on?

If remember right the last list was something like this
Compression:
Ashly SC50
DBX 164
Art Pro VLA toob
Urei LA-12
And of course the FMR RNC

Pre amp:
Presonus MP 20
Bellari 220
Ampex 350

What are you guys finding? Include anything pres/fx/comp/eq/etc.
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j.hall

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Re: Cool cheap gear.
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2004, 03:50:49 pm »

effects.....

boss rph-10

simply, the best phaser out there.....i'll go into more detail if interested.
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Re: Cool cheap gear.
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2004, 04:34:48 pm »

All of my gear is cheap!

I really like endorphin and BLOCKFISH from http://digitalfishphones.com/ for being free I get a lot of use out of them.

I've got a Squier Bronco bass that I put a humbucker from a Les Paul in. It gets used quite a bit. It's weird to play because it's short scale and it ends up sounding like a dull P-Bass. Really neat sound.

I get the most mileage out of Oktava MK012s and MK319s. I think I could reasonably do an entire project with one of them.
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meverylame

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Re: Cool cheap gear.
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2004, 02:56:17 am »


Yeah Oktava stuff is great for the money. I've got a set of 012's and a set 219's. Which incidentally the 219s will frequently sound than my baby bottle on vox.
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Re: Cool cheap gear.
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2004, 03:21:58 am »

AT 4040 and Ampex 600 pre.

Both probably in the $200-300 range, but don't disappoint in the long run.

Digitech GSP 5 -- grainy and evil sounding, in a good way. In it's intended form as a guitar processor it sucks. Try it on other stuff and you might like it.
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Dan-O

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Re: Cool cheap gear.
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2004, 09:03:03 am »

Still love and use the Boss SE-50.
Behringer Edison (no.....really)
Little Smokey guitar amp
I'll second the Ashly SC-50. I have the SC-55 stereo version, very cool but a little noisy. Used to get constant usage.
I'll also add the Ashly SC-40. Very underrated unit IMO.
The blue over black faced units for sure. I have a black faced one that just doesn't cut it. I don't know what they changed but it was a change for the worse IMO.
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Re: Cool cheap gear.
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2004, 10:23:22 am »

never heard of the sc-40....unless that's the instrument pre amp

what is it?
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Re: Cool cheap gear.
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2004, 10:38:24 am »

j.hall wrote on Fri, 30 April 2004 10:23

never heard of the sc-40....unless that's the instrument pre amp



Yep that's what it is. Since we were talking ashly I figured I throw it in. Underated IMO for on the cheap. 4 unbal outputs, FX loop, bal mic out. Many still in use.
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Re: Cool cheap gear.
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2004, 02:32:18 pm »

j.hall wrote on Fri, 30 April 2004 15:23

never heard of the sc-40....unless that's the instrument pre amp

what is it?

Hint: you've had one staring you in the face the last few times you've been in studio.
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j.hall

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Re: Cool cheap gear.
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2004, 02:36:10 pm »

yeah, i sorta put that together yesterday i think.

hahahahaha

literally, staring me in the face......at least if i'm in the "mix position"

i'm so observant, aren't i??????????????????????
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Re: Cool cheap gear.
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2004, 09:59:46 pm »

I'll second the presonus MP20... cool, weird, useable on a lot of things...

API 512c modules (c'mon at $500 a pop they ARE cheap)
Zoom RFX-2000 (I call it the "Destroyer of Sounds" good if you need to mess up things pretty badly)
Boss RPS-10 (Just feed something through and watch it mess up everything as a pitch shifter... it's... unique Very Happy)
Safe Sound Audio P1 (Very cool preamp, borderline genius design... seriously)
DAV BG-1 (Great little pre, I prefer the rackmountable BG-2 but it's three times the price)
Ashly SC-50
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Re: Cool cheap gear.
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2004, 01:11:12 am »

Dan-O wrote on Fri, 30 April 2004 08:03

Still love and use the B
I'll second the Ashly SC-50. I have the SC-55 stereo version, very cool but a little noisy. Used to get constant usage.
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Wanna sell?
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Dan-O

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Re: Cool cheap gear.
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2004, 10:36:32 am »

drumsound wrote on Tue, 04 May 2004 01:11

Dan-O wrote on Fri, 30 April 2004 08:03

Still love and use the B
I'll second the Ashly SC-50. I have the SC-55 stereo version, very cool but a little noisy. Used to get constant usage.
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Wanna sell?


Think I'll hang on to it for now. It dose see use here and there and I'm really a pack rat with gear. They can be found cheap on ebay.
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Re: Cool cheap gear.
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2004, 05:59:23 pm »

I have been loving my Orban spring reverb lately.  

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Re: Cool cheap gear.
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2004, 11:03:32 pm »

Two for the BOSS SE-50!
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Re: Cool cheap gear.
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2004, 11:22:05 pm »

i've once again established that life can not exist without a few smokey amps.
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Re: Cool cheap gear.
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2004, 02:30:15 am »

Peavey VCL2 tube comp/limiter. Companion piece to the VMP mic pre. Only bad feature is the name "Peavey". Maybe I can cover the name with duct tape.  JP
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Re: Cool cheap gear.
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2004, 10:55:21 am »

i've always wondered if those peavey comps were any good.
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Re: Cool cheap gear.
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2004, 12:30:21 pm »

jimmymio wrote on Wed, 06 October 2004 02:30

........ Only bad feature is the name "Peavey". Maybe I can cover the name with duct tape.  JP


I feel the same way about my Peavey Companion 15 amp.  

It's small and battery powered amp (8 D cells) and it sounds really  good.  The only problem was having to see the Peavey name.  Instead of covering the name w/duct tape, I built an oak box w/a cane speaker grille for it (ala Mesa Boogie).

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Re: Cool cheap gear.
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2004, 02:43:48 pm »

haha nothing wrong with the peavey name... except for that god awful logo, but the classic series amps are simply amazing for their price.
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Re: Cool cheap gear.
« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2004, 06:34:41 pm »

Symetrix 501 Comp/Limiter
Love it on bass and gtr amps and great for vocals you need out front.  I traded for mine but I hear that you can pick em up pretty cheap.  Way better than cheap dbx and behringer stuff.

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Re: Cool cheap gear.
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2004, 02:01:31 am »

I just picked up an Electrix Filter Queen.  It's pretty fun so far.  I think it's gonna be key for a few thing on the record I'm working on now.  It does really cool things to piano. Very Happy
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Re: Cool cheap gear.
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2004, 09:29:51 am »

is it gay?  or is there a king in the house?
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