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  1. Mickster

    Moving From FL to NJ

    We're moving from Fl to NJ in early January. The wife's sister in NJ had a stroke and...well....family comes first right? We're retired and have lived there before (20 years ago) so it's not that big a deal for us. I'm going to be making custom shipping boxes for all my guitars. The guitars...
  2. Mickster

    Changing A Humbucker Cover Question

    Another dumb one from me. I'm changing the covers on a set of humbuckers from chrome to black. No big deal. De-soldered the covers and carefully removed them. The pups are, of course, completely wax filled on the sides all around and the wax is still intact and it will stay on when I put the...
  3. Mickster

    Lost Zoom R16 Control Surface Ability

    I just realized that I lost the control surface function on my Zoom R16 on my Win7 64 laptop. I use Reaper as my DAW and was always able to use the R16 control surface functions. The R16 still works fine as an AI. All controls in Reaper work but when I go to Control/OSC/web in Reaper...
  4. Mickster

    New Strat Build - Problem Solved

    I recent Strat type build I did had a weird sound problem. It had a sort of "acoustic overtone" in every switch position. I thought it might be the pups I chose so I changed them and the problem really didn't get solved. I had locked down the trem / bridge with 5 springs and by screwing the...
  5. Mickster

    Plug-On Wireless Transmitter and Receiver System Advice

    I'm looking for some advice on getting a "plug-on" wireless mic system. A plug in transmitter for the mic and a receiver to plug into the PA. Anyone using one? Will be using it live mostly and will be plugging it into either Sennheiser E935 or a Shure SM57. Not looking to spend a...
  6. Mickster

    AKG K371 - Awesome !!

    Hey everyone......I got some AKG K371 cans not too long ago and have been using them since. I had an Amazon gift card and since I've sort of become a headphone junkie....I looked over some reviews and these jumped out at me. While I was IMMEDIATELY impressed the moment I put them on.....I...
  7. Mickster

    Guitar / Bass Cable

    Ok...here's the deal. I've been using Monster Cables for some years now. That's the only brand I have. To be honest man.....they really seem to take a beating but.....I hate them because they're so damn stiff and unwieldy. Nit picky right? Well....I did accidentally break one.....my...
  8. Mickster

    Headphone Output Observation / Question

    Here's something I've noticed and would like to understand better. When I listen via my Denon amp...my Sony amp...my Tascam DP24 recorder....and my Zoom R16 AI....using each of their headphone outputs....each one has a slightly different sound for sure. I use a number of headphones....Senn...
  9. Mickster

    Old 388 Tapes - What Machine To Use?

    Hi guys...I have a box full of old recorded Tascam 388 tapes / masters and the 388 is long gone. What a great machine that was though when it was new. Anyway...I know the 388 tapes are 8 tracks on a quarter inch format. I never wondered before...but is there a machine...other than a...
  10. Mickster

    Tele-prompter On Stage ???

    I used to know tons of covers (lyrics and chords) by memory.....but in recent years I really don't play live much....except for some fill in stints etc....etc. Not playing regularly it's easy to forget lyrics and chords here and there. Yup.....I know....getting older doesn't help either. I...
  11. Mickster

    Another Dumb Question From Me - Notes In Reaper?

    OK...pardon the question....but.....is there any way to make notes in Reaper? You know....like the old track sheets we used to use? (I last used them with my DP-24) I guess you could tell me to keep making track sheets but since most settings and effects used on tracks in Reaper are...
  12. Mickster

    How To Figure Out My Subwoofer Setting

    Ok.....in the category of almost dumb questions.......got one for you. I have a sub that I'm going to add to one of my sets of monitors. The monitors are awesome but only go down to around 60-63hz accurately.....according to their specs. I've had the sub for a while and it's fine except that...
  13. Mickster

    What Gibson Is This??

    Ok....what model Gibson is the girl on the left playing? It strikes me as a small 335 of some sort? I'm stumped. YouTube
  14. Mickster

    What Reference Songs Do You Use?

    For years now I've used Dire Strait's "Sultans Of Swing" and Van Morrison's "Moondance" as two of my most go to tracks I use as sort of reference songs when mixing some of my projects. I have a few others as well. As many of you have written......it's a good idea to have a song you can use as...
  15. Mickster

    Sonarworks Reference 4 Headphone Review

    So....I've been using the Sonarworks Reference 4 Headphone VST for about 3 months now and I thought it might be of some interest to a few of you here to get my impressions of how it works. First of all......I have to say....I like it and I'm impressed...to be honest. I bought it because I use...
  16. Mickster

    Holy "Crap"

    Just picked up a 1 year old Epiphone LP Studio for $75. Not a scratch on it....straight bolt on neck....controls are fine.....excellent feel and light weight. That's all you can say good about it. The tuners are terrible. A couple of them feel almost stuck. The pickups are terrible. They...
  17. Mickster

    45 Year Old Reel To Reel Tape - What Can I Expect?

    An old pal of mine recently found a number of reel to reel tapes of our old band music from back in the 70's. They're quarter inch tapes originally recorded on a Sony sound on sound machine. We're currently looking for a cheap reel to reel to play these tapes on so we can archive whatever...
  18. Mickster

    Reaper Looping???

    Ok....I'm sure this is me doing something stupid. Been using Reaper for many years now and I've never come across this issue. Let's say you're "cutting" a certain portion of an item on a single track. That leaves a highlighted area across all tracks right? The cut works fine.....but.......as...
  19. Mickster

    Strange Problem With My AI Streaming Video

    I use a Zoom R16 as an AI with a Lenovo T410 with 8GB on Win7 for one of my recording setups. No problems with latency and I can get upwards of twenty tracks with moderate use of effects before I run into any issues. However.......when I use the R16 with YouTube and other streaming video I run...
  20. Mickster

    E Drums Advice Please

    Hey......I could use some advice. I'm looking for an electronic drum set to be used live and for recording. My budget is under $1000......the more under the better. I need mesh heads and some degree of durability and reliability and good sound of course. I don't need the best ever...
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