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B-15 Session Today

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


  1. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass ****

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    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 Supporting Member

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    Sheesh! Got enough baffles around it?
     
  3. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass ****

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    These cats seemed like they knew what they were doing so I'm guessing so.
     
  4. redhed

    redhed TUBE LOVER! Gold Supporting Member

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    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

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    That's so cool what mic did they use?
     
  7. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

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    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

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    Cool pics... where tha clips? ;)
     
  9. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass ****

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    U67
     
  10. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    What? Couldn't find a good mic?

    :D
     
  11. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass ****

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    As usual all the expensive mics were on the drum kit.
     
  12. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    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 ****

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    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

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    Nice
     
  15. sedan_dad

    sedan_dad Supporting Member

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    When I recorded I ran my B-15 through a cab emulator. 75% amp 25% direct. Sounded great.
     
  16. bluesdogblues

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    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 ****

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    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 ****

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    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

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    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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