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Sennheiser e906 & Neumann TLM102, Mic Comparison, Dispersion Panels… and Jamming!

Published on 29 Jun 2018

Forgive us, for this week it’s a bit more millenial-approved, soshal-meedja-addicted naval-gazing self-indulgence with That New Pedal Shed. Or This Pedal Shed, Schwangri-La… or whatever it’s going to be called.
But here’s how this goes. We do all this off camera, tell you fine people about it, and then you ask for a video explaining what we did. So rather than go all through that, we’ll just do it here vlog-stylee, like Zoella or some other modern YouTuber would. But don’t worry, we’re not going to tell you how to get over the shame of wearing the same outfit as your ex-BFF to the hella-good-hair guy’s party. We say take a mid-’50s D-18 and do a wicked Tay-Tay cover, dress or no dress girlfriend. //this is getting scary now, stop.//
Okay, sit back and enjoy Dan and I setting up some of our current favourite stuff to see what we can hear in the new room, after one of us was feeling a bit sad that it sounded a bit, um, sad. We have some new microphones – Neumann TLM102 – and some bits of wood that call themselves ‘sound dispersion panels’. And by golly they work! Much less sadness now.
Oh, and we jam too.
Please enjoy the episode…

Pedals in this episode…

Dan’s Board

• Sonic Research ST-300 Mini Tuner

• Analog Man Sun Face NKT Red Dot

• Analog Man Bad Bob Boost

• Analog King Of Tone

• Keeley D&M Drive
UK & Europe:

• Vintage MXR Phase 45
No longer made

• Fredric Effects Dresden Synth Fuzz

• Analog Man ARDX20 Delay

• Strymon TimeLine
UK & Europe:

• Chase Bliss Audio Gravitas Analog Tremolo
UK & Europe:

• Walrus Audio Fathom Reverb
UK & Europe:

• TheGigRig G2

Mick’s Board
• Thorpy FX Warthog
UK & Europe:

• ProAnalog Devices Manticore

• Gurus Echosex 2 7TE
UK & Europe:

• Neo Instruments Mini Vent II

• TheGigRig QMX6

Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro playing: 0:00
- Welcome. What are we doing? 1:20
- Today’s boards of pedals: 3:00
- Dan: Tele - AC30. Oh mama: 4:45
- …and the Bad Bob Booster. OH MAMA: 5:40
- e906 and TLM102 comparison #1: 6:00
- Mick’s Super Reverb with the mic comparison: 7:09
- The Super’s bright switch: 8:08
- …and with the Manticore: 9:20
- Oh no, they’re jamming: 10:35
- Thorpy Warthog. Solver of world problems: 12:31
- Is Mick’s 335 still in tune? 13:30
- Warthog as a boost? 14:55
- Another jam, with a mic comparison too: 15:30
- Neo Instruments Mini Vent II: 18:35
- New sound dispersion panels? 20:22
- Panels / no panels comparison: 24:02
- …and discussion… 25:10
- Slow Dancing… really?!: 26:52
- And they’re jamming again! 28:10
- Can you hear any difference then? 29:20
- Mick, reverb and tremolo in the Super Reverb… and more mic - comparisons: 31:24
- And they’re jamming //again//: 33:03
- Are you liking it? 36:45
- Michael Landau and two mics? 38:54
- The Neumann 102 / Matt Schofield story: 39:29
- More e906/TLM102 comparisons: 41:20
- Jamming. So much jam. 42:50
- Hang on, what are we trying to do here anyway? 45:25
- We’re looking for a bass player… 48:33

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender Custom Shop 1952 Telecaster - watch Dan’s video at
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster - watch Mick’s video at
• Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 - no video yet

Amps in this episode
• 1961 Vox AC30 with Celestion Alnico Blue speakers – watch Dan’s video at
• Fender Super Reverb Reissue with Jensen P10R speakers

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