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Spring Cleaning – leads to…

Summer sale! Cleaning out the shop…  more to follow                       WBS-L – 10-060 : PPM Meter Driver WBS-L – 14-260 : Mic-Preamp and HP Filter WBS-L – 4-109 : Amplifier

Posted in AudioAholics.com, Dynamics, Effects, Headphones, Mechanical, Mixing, Monitoring, Music Store, ORANGE, Patching, Portable, Power, Recording, Repair, Resources, School, Studio, Tape, Tools, WBSps.ca

Shipping an AMPEX ATR-102

Found some pictures of an Ampex ATR-102I shipped a few years ago.  It sat on a pillow of pink insulation.  Pink does more than you think. Once it was all set, I filled it with High Density styrofoam

Posted in Casses, Macgyvered, Mechanical, Tape

Keaton Music Typewriter

Amazing machine  

Posted in Awesome, History, Keyboard, Mechanical, Portable, Programming, Tools

Antoinette before

Posted in APKaudio, Casses, Console, Design, Explanations, History, Mechanical, Mixing, New Gear, Repair, Studio, Tools, Tricks, Upgrade, WBS, WBSps.ca

Designing a network for school

Assigning IPs and all! 

Posted in APKaudio, Cable, Computer Interface, Data, Mechanical, School, Tools, Transport

Macbook Charger Double Wrap

I had no idea…

Posted in Apple, Cable, Design, Mechanical, Tricks

19.22″ EXACTLY….

Dave Adams did my a solid today.  I needed some support cut to exactly 1.6 *12 plus 0.02 worth of “wiggle room” spaced over 12 modules.  He has the tools and knows them too well!  Thanks again Dave! 

Posted in Awesome, Design, Explanations, Mechanical, Mixing, Repair, Resources, Tricks, Truth, Upgrade, WBS, WBSps.ca

Custom Dangerous Master Panel

Posted in APKaudio, Awesome, Casses, Design, Mechanical, Monitoring, New Gear, Rack Mount, Repair, Upgrade

Sound guy Xmas idea: Studer C37

This isn’t something you see everyday.  I know this is something he doesn’t have.  I know it’s a gift he’ll truly enjoy. http://www.ebay.com/itm/STUDER-C37-tube-mastermachine/121497529690

Posted in Awesome, History, Mechanical, Tape, Transport, xmas

sound guy Xmas idea: APx515 2-Channel Audio Analyzer

This would be a dream for the test bench.  Simple, robust effective analysis tools!   I would be happy with an old system one… but this would be on the shelf in a heartbeat.  The APx515 is a high performance

Posted in Awesome, Computer Interface, Data, Effects, Filters, Mechanical, Mixing, Monitoring, New Gear, Patching, Portable, Repair, Resources, Upgrade, WTB, xmas

Shipping an A80

it’s not easy!  Yes, we included a robertson drill bit as a courtesy!

Posted in Awesome, Casses, Mechanical, Portable, Tape, Transport

Pictures of us building Wilma

Before

Posted in APKaudio, Console, Mechanical, Projects, Repair, Revolution Recording, WBS, WBSps.ca

Ward-Beck Systems Dinner Box 4 – Ready to be soldered – dB-4

Here is the prototype for the dinner Ward-Beck Systems Dinner Box 4 – Ready to be soldered – dB-4 The parts can be quickly ordered here and assembly the simplest DIY project out there. Soldering and tests to follow!

Posted in APKaudio, Design, Dynamics, Effects, Mechanical, Patching, Rack Mount, Upgrade, WBS, WBSps.ca

Herman Miller Chair repair

My Old Herman Miller wheels were really ruining my floor.  This is something you don’t really think about until it’s too late… I ordered hardwood floor safe wheels for my chair.  I really recommend them for any surface… the soft

Posted in APKaudio, Design, Mechanical, New Gear, Repair, Studio, Tricks, Upgrade

Transistor Man

a whole semester summed up in one drawing   From the Art of Electronics second edition – Paul Horowitz and winfield Hill  

Posted in Amplifier, Awesome, Design, Explanations, Mechanical, reference, Resources, School, Tricks, Truth

An electrical lesson…

So a client taught me a valuable lesson this week: Never solder (tin) the copper on an electrical cable.  The more whiskers of copper making surface contact the better.  Maximize surface contact!

Posted in Cable, Explanations, Mechanical, Power

Time to clean your office chair

I moved my chair into the sunlight for the first time in… Sure enough it needed a cleaning.  The casters were beyond cleaning, so new ones with Rubber wheels (for the hardwood) have been ordered. This chair kicks serious ass!

Posted in APKaudio, Mechanical, Repair, Tricks

schadow switch mounting information

In the 70’s and into the 90’s WBS used a Schadow switch in almost every product they built. Different buttons required different offsets so “GOLDEN RULES” of design were made up so each engineer was on the same page. I

Posted in Design, Explanations, History, Mechanical, reference, Resources, Truth, WBS, WBSps.ca

Turn table math

I thought this was very interesting

Posted in Explanations, Mechanical, Science, Truth, Vinyl

The making of Wilma – Part 1

Quickly Uploaded some pictures of the fabrication of Wilma Here is the start of wiring up the channel buckets

Posted in APKaudio, Cable, Design, Mechanical, Science, WBS, WBSps.ca
  • 100A 3-Phase Temporary Power Distro's
    All 3 are 100A 3-phase panels. They stack and interlock. One has wheels on the bottom for easy storage. 5-foot Cam-Tails as input. 2 near-complete CamTee sets included. Originally made for supplying a large amount of Food-Trucks and other festival vendors. 2 panels are identical with: 6 dbl 30A 1 dbl 20A 1 single 20A […]
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    Mint Condition Telefunken U47 Tube microphone. Amazing condition. $20,000 USD I have never seen a specimen in this museum condition ever.
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