up underneath the 300-3U

i love this type of point to point construction , where the back of the valve socket extends backwards  and tags are riveted to that tube up the length of it so as build that particular valve stage right on the valves base. beautiful and simple. at their age these amps have plenty of leaky…

commando news from jungles of te pahu

bevan has writen back after living commando style. seems he has trouble of the balls in the wifes purse variety tho . .. hes not the only one mate . just goes to show how much trouble a man will go thru to run with the good stuff. ekadek stuff. read on.  Hi Greg.    Sorry…

ampex 300 oozes dean martin

a client has delivered these ampex machines – ex of capitol studios L.A. – to me –  for to reclaim them up and into a new professional life. first thing has been  to strip them free of their remote control and varispeed switching wireing. to return their control back to personal only. and to bypass…

philip the MB1 tube mic/di preamp

famous pultec MB1 design two tube mic /di amp. my ekadek clone of it lovingly  built into this  1960s philips portable tape deck. i made this one is 2002 and  have used it with great success to sell the design and portable concept over and over again. as well as stereo and 4-8-16 channel rack…

scorpion final assemblage

yesterday i picked up the fresh anodized metalwork from tokoroa. marcel from advanced anodizers reckons  he and his crew never have any infections from cuts and scratches. the chemicals have fried all the germs. i wanna take a bath in that stuff. cos i have so many cuts and grazes. i also bort some awesome…

scorpion at the chop shop

a client got himself a tac scorpion 12 – 8 – 2 . straight out of amek california 1987. these consoles were fairly  big and heavy. made solid out of quality materials really. and  representing for a heap of bang for your bucks in their day. and actually still now. an assfull were sold back…

ferralgrapha results are in

alex got back just today. he is loving his system i reckon. p.s. The Ferralgrapha is bloody excellent mate! I’ve done two recordings so far and even been trying it out in live situations. It treats everything so beautifully! Been getting some really luscious sounds with it. When i have some mixed examples i’ll write…

one live ferralgrapha

the ferralgrapha has passed all the tests and has left the building.   wow. he  is awesome so so sweet sounding. the mic sound is fat .  clean and solid.  50/150/600 mic balanced input types make for very useable tone variations with any mic.   the special extra  amp stage gets very miles of gain for the…

black lions getting ekadeked

a  client had purchased a heap of black lion audio gear . he has liked the sound from the units – and reckoned they represented quite good ‘sonic trustworthy’ value — except for the build quality and control component (pots) quality and robustness. dam cheap little things. busted and broken after only a bit of…

ferralgrapha is building

ive drilled up the panel and letterstamped it. it’s been  bent   to fit the cabinet properly and is getting anodized as i type.  while it is soaking  .  i’ll finish and test  the tube chassis. 8 tubes . 6 signal transformers. my evolved prototype chassis sounds great – really open feeling microphone sound.   the tube…