Thursday, 23 August 2007
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I got to do some recording this past weekend, not something I do a lot of or I'm that comfortable with, but this time I borrowed a Millennia TD-1 preamp from the store to try out. OMG best tone to tape I've ever had by a mile. Everyone was commenting on how good the bass sounded. Now a good part of this was due to the AB2 as well but, take it from me, if you're doing some recording, the combination of Dingwall and TD-1 is absolutely killer. I'll try and post some samples when the recording is finished.
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How does this preamp compare to the Avalon U5? I've used neither...just curious.
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[quote="jimmcobb":3vwybzr9] Anyhow it turns out that he would totally recommend the SS mode for bass, something about it using the HD-3a preamp or something, there was a lot going on and I wasn't paying my best attention, but apparently I did the right thing, albeit by accident.[/quote:3vwybzr9] I've been a little confused about the actual signal path of the INSTRUMENT IN vs. the MIC IN on the TD-1 since I got it. The original block diagram from Millennia seemed to show that the instrument took a different path than the mic. Here's what the Millennia web site has: - Instruments
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[quote="BuffaloBob":1r8b1j5g] I have found the only way to take the edge off is to either boost the bass slightly (about 1/4) on board, while keeping the treble flat and I cut the high mids on my amp (GBE 600). [/quote:1r8b1j5g] The Mach II will do the trick on that aspect. Believe me. I sure know something :wink:
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When you guys record, are you using the stock Dingwall strings?? I LOVE the meaty growl of the low end using the GHS SS strings, but the string noise (with some pretty harsh harmonics on occasion) can get quite overbearing sometimes, especially when doing slides or just moving quickly around the fret board. I have found the only way to take the edge off is to either boost the bass slightly (about 1/4) on board, while keeping the treble flat and I cut the high mids on my amp (GBE 600). I also have an older ABII with FD1s, so that may make a difference as well. I recently purchased a set of D'Addario EXL 170 super longs, which I am going to try for grins to see if I can get a nice compromise.
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Clips as and when, I'm not involved in the project apart from adding some bass, so it might be some time. Funnily enough we had a Trip Wamsley clinic in the store tonight (Trip by name, Trip by nature!) and a guy that works for Millennia was attending. I didn't know we were so close to where they were made. Anyhow it turns out that he would totally recommend the SS mode for bass, something about it using the HD-3a preamp or something, there was a lot going on and I wasn't paying my best attention, but apparently I did the right thing, albeit by accident.
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Clips!!!! :)
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Thanks, Jim.
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John, I can't really remember, we were in a hurry to get things going. I believe I used SS mode although this was more by mistake, I probably would have used tube if I had known what I was doing! Initially I was going to use my Prima but it's set super low and I had too much click and buzz (I've since tweaked the action some) with the new strings on it. My Afterburner 2 had old strings, I soak them in denatured alcohol to bring them back to life a bit, and a higher action and that's what went to tape (or disk I suppose I should say) so well.
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Jim, I forgot to ask: Do you remember how the cotrols on the TD-1 and the bass were set and did you use the SS or tube mode? John
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I did one song for a demo in May and the sound guy was loving it!
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Jim, I'm itching to use my TD-1 in the studio. Our band will be recording sometime within the next 6 months I'm guessing. I'm also curious to see how the DI of the Eden WT400 works as a pre for recording. The TD-1, so far, has been used for vocals on some demos and our singer is very happy. John
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The AB-II's are so easy to record with...no EQ'ing involved really. Plug in and track. Glad you had a great time doing it! And please do post some clips for us.
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