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    '70s Analog "studio," felt like bragging....

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    This gear is MY PRIDE AND JOY MY FRIENDS! I have been finally reunited with this gear, and after 4 long years I finally came back to it to find it still working and kicking butt in the sound quality department.....what makes this setup special is that even the reel of tape is '70s....I was really trying to get an old sound with this studio. Let me just take this time to also say if ANYONE has half inch tape from the '60s or '70s and is WILLING to sell it, PLEASE let me know!!!!!!

    The deal-
    Teac 80-8 (about 1977ish, very hard to date 80-8 units)
    Dx-8 DBX noise reduction module (about 1977 ish)
    Teac Model 5B (late '70s...again, tough to date)
    Half inch reel of scotch 203 (from the EARLY '70s!!!!)
    Octave Cat synth (dated 1976)
    Univox Echo Chamber (dated 1976)
    Arp Axxe (dated 1976)
    Voice of Music half track 1/4" reel to reel, all tube, sounds wonderful (from 1964ish)
    Yamaha MSP5 Monitors (purchased in 2002)

    I hooked it all and used the Univox Echo chamber in the FX loop of the M5B board....sounds wicked! Please hear it! (I came up with this dity on the fly to hear the sound.....instruments used - '70s homemade elec. guitar, '60s fiddle bass, 1976 octave cat synth...)

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    Please take a looksie too, uploaded some photos...



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    Pardon my language but that sounds F#$%in' great!!!!
    Very 70's fusion-ish.
    Love the synth.Nice recording for sure.Good job.
    We've got bush,We've got bush!!!

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    I'd also like to add..Great looking gear!!!!
    I still think when walking into a studio set up,this looks soooo much better than just seeing a little
    computer,and interface.
    Kinda reminds me of cars of yesterday and today.Older cars just looked so much cooler.
    We've got bush,We've got bush!!!

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    Nice, sounds great! What kind of rack do you have the 80-8 in?
    By "60's fiddle bass" do you mean, like the Hoffner? The bass sounds nice. How did you record it?
    I heard some static in the L channel. Don't know if that's on the recording.
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    I too enjoy the look of it.....I've come around to PCs tho, they have their place and one day they will offer a vintage sound I should imagine.....but for now they're too new for that! The rack is actually the original 80-8 rack...from what photos tell me, there are about 3-4 different racks Tascam made for this unit....it used to have wheels but one was messed up so i knocked em all off.
    As for the bass yeah it is like a hofner, maybe a little larger, but I am going to guess it's a 1960's Univox of some sort or Teisco....it's dark green burst with rosewood board...very pretty. I have LaBella Beetle bass strings on it....very gutsy sounding bass on its own - two single coil pickups fed directly into one channel of the Model 5 (channel 4). The synth is on channel 6, and when I went to pan left - right and vise versa, I discovered the pan pot for chan. 6 IS crusty so that's the scratching you're hearing. They're not all scratchy...just 6 and few others...

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    Blues Jam is AWESOMW. I love it.

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    Well, guess it's time to show my very small setup. Have been working on alot of things. Like learning to play again Just using an ol' Teac A-3340S as I only play four instruments. Using a Teac/Tascam Model 5B mixer, Teac AN300 Noise reduction, Teac 64 in/out patch bay, a pioneer amplifier, Teac CX650R Cassette, and someone kick me in the but for saying this but am using Nady Digital 31 band equalizers and a Lexicon Alex for special affects. Would have loved to stay all analog but was having trouble finding.
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    Still learning the never ending process of recording

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    All that nice wood!

    I guess I'll throw a few of mine up.Based around my Tascam 388






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    We've got bush,We've got bush!!!

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    Jharv, are you a lefty drummer?
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    Yes.Play drums lefty,guitar/bass right handed.
    We've got bush,We've got bush!!!

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