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3rd 4thT

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Everything is NOT to be found on the Internet
« on: August 07, 2009, 11:30:01 pm »

Some folks will tell you that you can find all the information you need on the Net.

Well, I dunno.

Does this photo make your heart go pitter-pat?

index.php/fa/13112/0/

Mine came with a different mic, but this is where I learned about editing, proximity effect, saturation, and hanging the mic out the bedroom window at night to record crickets.

Other than the fact that they were built like a brick outhouse, there's not much about Wollensak's on the Web.

Cheers,
3rd&4thT
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zmix

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Re: Everything is NOT to be found on the Internet
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2009, 12:11:56 am »

I had that machine... I turned it into a 'frippertronics' box by adding a second playback head...


Here is what I found after 10 seconds on the internets by pressing the 'google' button...


http://www.clydesight.com/wollensak_reel_to_reel_tape_record er/Wollensak_history.html

http://www.geocities.com/mrwassail/wollensaktr.html

http://wists.com/everyone/e40a00798e004b9cdd45b0d59afca041?o ffset=0

http://www.recycledgoods.com/14548_3M_1520%20AV_3M%20Wollens ak%20Reel%20to%20Reel%20tape%20recorder_.html

http://reel2reeltexas.com/vinAd64.html

http://www.geocities.com/mrwassail/woll1.jpg

http://www.recycledgoods.com/zoom_s_p_14548_1.jpg.ashx

http://www.geocities.com/mrwassail/woll12.jpg

3rd 4thT

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Re: Everything is NOT to be found on the Internet
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2009, 12:45:59 am »

zmix wrote on Sat, 08 August 2009 00:11

I had that machine... I turned it into a 'frippertronics' box by adding a second playback head...

Here is what I found after 10 seconds on the internets by pressing the 'google' button...


Mine must be broken.

Google showed me some of those URLs, but not all.

Curse you, Red Baron.

Cheers,
3rd&4thT
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3rd 4thT

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Re: Everything is NOT to be found on the Internet
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2009, 12:41:02 am »

Actually, there's not a lot of meat on most of these Google-generated links. Some nice photos, but little in the way of origin, history, innards, etc.

However the last one, http://reel2reeltexas.com/vinAd64.html is a real drool-inducing Memory Lane of a page.

After the Wollensak T-1500, I made the leap from two tracks to four with a Norelco 401 "Continental." This 40-pound, suitcase-sized, four speed machine boasted maximum specs of 60-16000 Hz and a S/N ratio of a mere -48db. This was the machine where I learned to bounce and stack tracks. It came with a huge mic of dubious musicality but a lovely stereo image.

Paging Monsieur Proust!

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3rd&4thTindex.php/fa/13132/0/
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Re: Everything is NOT to be found on the Internet
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2009, 07:49:41 am »

I miss my Uher.
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Re: Everything is NOT to be found on the Internet
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2009, 01:01:39 pm »

Still have my B62. I'm getting weepy.
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Re: Everything is NOT to be found on the Internet
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2009, 07:28:35 pm »

I don't really miss my Rheem at all.  But I did learn a lot fooling around with cheap recording techniques in high school.
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Re: Everything is NOT to be found on the Internet
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2009, 11:29:27 pm »

Bell Record-O-Phone.

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Re: Everything is NOT to be found on the Internet
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2009, 09:47:01 am »

3rd 4thT wrote on Fri, 07 August 2009 23:30

Does this photo make your heart go pitter-pat?


It brings me back to my childhood [OK, High School] when we figured out that if you put a guitar pick over the erase head you could do "overdubs" [so long as you got everything perfect from beginning to end].
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Re: Everything is NOT to be found on the Internet
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2009, 09:56:06 am »

Fletcher wrote on Wed, 26 August 2009 09:47

3rd 4thT wrote on Fri, 07 August 2009 23:30

Does this photo make your heart go pitter-pat?


It brings me back to my childhood [OK, High School] when we figured out that if you put a guitar pick over the erase head you could do "overdubs" [so long as you got everything perfect from beginning to end].



So awesome!!
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