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B-15 Session Today

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by lowphatbass, Mar 22, 2014.


  1. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    It't been a long time since I've recorded with a B-15. I forgot how well it works with P-bass/Flats, just money.

    That's about it.

    If you look closely you can see it-
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  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
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    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    Sheesh! Got enough baffles around it?
     
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  4. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    These cats seemed like they knew what they were doing so I'm guessing so.
     
  5. redhed

    redhed Powered by Fulltone BASS-DRIVE! Supporting Member

    Yes they are the ultimate in TONE! Here is my '64 -
     

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  6. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    That's so cool what mic did they use?
     
  7. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    Lol...looks like the setup I had at Magnetic North studios with Tony Levin's old B-15. Unfortunately, that was before my Fender phase (used a Warwick Corvette and 63 EB-0). Naturally, I asked if it was for sale. No dice.
     
  8. chaosMK

    chaosMK Supporting Member

    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
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    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    Cool pics... where tha clips? ;)
     
  9. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    U67
     
  10. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    What? Couldn't find a good mic?

    :D
     
  11. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    As usual all the expensive mics were on the drum kit.
     
  12. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    Heh...I just found a U67 on Ebay where the dude wanted like $8500 for it. And even the newer TLM67 is $2100. I'd say you did OK.
     
  13. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    Kidding of course;) I would take that set-up any day of the week and thrice on Sunday.
     
  14. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Nice
     
  15. sedan_dad

    sedan_dad Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2006
    Mudsock,Ohio
    When I recorded I ran my B-15 through a cab emulator. 75% amp 25% direct. Sounded great.
     
  16. bluesdogblues

    bluesdogblues

    Nov 13, 2007
    U67?

    I Once had good result of that amp and AKG C12 tho :D
    Too bad the amp was not mine and I can't find it any more.

    If they can mike it with good mic and room etc, I prefer the cab miking. Although maybe without that many baffles as the OP's pictures :D.

    But I sometimes use Palmer's PDI Speaker Emulator, and it's excellent too. Although not with B-15, but SVT instead.
     
  17. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    It seems like using a cab emulator sort of defeats the purpose using/micing an amp in the first place, but hey, if it sounds good then it IS good!
     
  18. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    Here's a much better non cell phone pic, it was a long day but the track sounds great:
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  19. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    I often use a U87. I recently bought an AKG P2 mic. For $110, I thought that it was worth a shot. Sometimes these inexpensive mics can surprise you as I found with my Peavey PVM-45. The P2 isn't a Neumann condenser mic but it didn't do too bad. A bit of tonal variation from more than one mic is worth looking into.
     



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