The AKG D 112, back in the mid-1980s, it was every soundman’s dream to make the kick sound like Herman Rarebell playing for Scorpions. I still own a d112, the last time I recall it being used was on a bodhran about a couple of years ago. It’s an interesting mic to apply EQ to. If I remember correctly, there about 4 flavors of the same thing. The d112 is still favored in recording studios. Lots of drummers hear the good results from that and go buy one of their own I think. You’ll get all manor of tones out of it by changing position in the kick. For rock kick, move it way up inside about an inch off the beater and slightly off center. Killer rock sound.
I use foam by mail. It is the exact same stuff you get from auralex, but a heck of a lot cheaper. They have a great selection of sound insulation and many colors to choose from. The foam is very resistant to fire as well. Auralex’s prices are just too much money. Or at least compared to the quality you get from foam by mail, and cheaper too. I bought the $300.00 dollar Aurelex stuff and as cool as it looked, it did not cover much at all. Figured I would go broke if I kept buying this stuff. Someone suggested the foam by mail. I went online and bought 200 sq. feet of the stuff.
While online the other night I ran across this web site which carries about anything. Reid Supply Company – Industrial Supplies & Components They have specialty Catalogs like Jig & Fixture, a Stainless Steel Catalog and even on linebrowing of the catalog. You can download CAD’s FREE and even insert the the files into your drawings. They have a CAD library which includes over 30,000 drawings and components. I received the master catalog today and it is full of items for woodworkers. This catalog reminds me of the MacMaster-Carr book. Woodsmith and shopnotes use them as sources at times. Their prices are good, delivery is quick. Reids carry a huge amount of stuff.
I got my Orange Amplifiers Terror Bass a few months ago and on initial plug in and play it really does sound nice. I am going to A/B it against my Trusty ABM 2X10 300 evo 2 at rehearsal on Sunday. But so far it is good, and I like a nice simple control layout, which was one of the things that did it for this combo in the first place. I only ever use one basic sound that I really like, which I found straight away on this baby. I purchased my orange terror bass 500 combo at guitar center.
My orange terror bass 500 breaks up quite early, but I play very lightly and don’t have a problem with clean headroom. Keeping the gain low (at around 9 o clock), I find there is plenty of volume left on tap. Most of the time I go through the PA, and there hasn’t been a problem in quite loud pub gigs with only a vocal PA either, with plenty of volume left.
The value of a military coin depends on many factors, they could be worth something to an avid collector. The popularity of these coins has skyrocketed over the past few years, and the more unique the design, the more sought after the coin is. Many military servicemen consider a military coin to be invaluable…meaning they wouldn’t give them up for anything because in most cases such coins are “earned.”
Some coins are rare and unique with very few of them made due to the unit not existing anymore or they were numbered and produced in limited numbers to maintain their exclusivity. For example “Order of the Sword” or Commander’s Coin (if numbered) or a unit’s anniversary coin MAY be valuable to someone, but no real monetary value. Some coins would be worth more for obvious reasons (rarity, precious metal used, etc)
Find a collector who know what type of coins you have. They could be worth a few dollars maybe a few hundred dollars if they are rare…but the important part is finding a collector who is interested.
I keep my coins for sentimental reasons…I don’t guess any of them are worth more than a few dollars…but they are worth something to me…and that is all I care about.
I bought a leather Reunion Blues gig bag about ten years ago and it was the best $150 dollars I ever spent. The bag is lightweight and durable (I have done nothing to the bag in the way of maintenance in ten years and it is still going strong.) The section of the reunion blues gig bag that holds the slide is reinforced by a piece of plywood so it is quite well protected. The bag is small so don’t expect to put a lot of accessories in it with the horn (mutes, stands etc.) but I haven’t seen a trombone gig bag (or a hard-shell case for that matter) that is large enough to hold accessories. You can keep the bare necessities in it though. I keep mouthpieces, a spay bottle and a K&M stand (another great investment.)
As far as price, like I said I paid $150 ten years age so I don’t know what they are going for today but they are less expensive than hard shell cases in general. Spend the extra money for the leather it will be worth it in the long run.
I really like my Sennheiser HD380. Whether they’re the best is completely up to you and what you’re after. I use a pair a lot and it’s not always for playback. I love tracking with them. I have found that by getting sounds to sound good on these makes mixing much easier. I use a pair while tracking vocalists a lot and many vocalists and guitarist love them while tracking as well. They are a little expensive for just tracking phones, but they’re worth it. In my opinion, best studio headphones are the ones made by Sennheiser.
Find a service you trust and use it. The reason of a former pre-press technician is that maintaining knowledge of that expertise and getting the equipment a person would want to use is far more expensive than making prints at a service. It is true that each individual print costs more, but we cannot negate the cost of the printer and our time and maintenance. Instead of working on more images, we are caught at the printer running through sheets, calibrating and testing, when a service will do this all for us. The cost of the printer is one most people leave out of their calculations.
The envelope printing service you use should have leading edge technologies. Machines costing $10,000 to $100,000 are not those you will buy for your home or even for your business unless your volume is very high. The $100,000 printer will do things that your $1000 home printer is incapable of. Using a service We do not have to maintain various paper stocks, and always have flexibility in my options for output. If I am in a business where I rent by the sq. ft., I don’t need to relegate a portion of that to my printer stock and supplies. I also do not have to maintain cropping equipment, and expensive printer calibration devices.
Depending on what you do the home printing option may be viable. But for me I stick with the service and end up printing what I need for decidedly less…The best of both worlds.
A lot of people wear hats. We see people wearing caps or cowboy hats and top hats. Others prefer Dobbs fedora hats which are more their style and sometimes use them with their formal attire. Though the hats are often used to protect the head from the heat of the sun, some wear them even at night to protect their head from the cold night. It sometimes becomes the trademark of a person when he or she always wear a certain type of hat.
My father had plantar fasciitis for 3 years now and he have found a lot of relief with the following:
Never go barefoot
Wear inserts from podiatrist. (a friend of mine has had good luck with SuperFeet inserts)
Ice & massaging (gently) heel with a tennis ball when it flares up
Use htp heel seats
What has made the biggest difference for him is thus: Daily (gentle) calf stretching. Or many times a day. Or whenever it hurts. Use a roller if necessary to loosen the calf muscle. Podiatrist never mentioned it (but did recommend surgery), but his personal trainer did, and he is so glad!