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Glide String Ringer, a Dumble Steel String Singer type amp building experience, part 3

I did some more experimenting with switching various controls and working the dials on the Glide String Ringer. Amazingly, the Jazz/Rock switch, which I typically don't use on all my other Dumble styles, worked wonders with the clean sound. It is more round, sustains forever in this elusive and revered "clean lead" sound.

Check for yourself:

The Definite Lazy Microphone....

Being lazy sometimes equals to being creative.

Couple of days ago we discussed with Anomandrus how good it would be if there was a way to move around microphones while sitting at the mixing desk and/or playing your guitar. One thing led to another and then the crazy but simple idea was born. We salvaged from the trash a chinese toy car and with some stuff laying around Prototype One was made :o)

The definite mod of a definitely cheap Chinese Ribbon Microphone

This time, our patient is a cheapo Chinese Ribbon Mic.

Model is t-Bone RB500.

Sold (I believe) exclusively by Thomann. Basically, same as APEX 210, NADY RSM-2... etc. Same Chinese factory, same small fellas at the assembly line, just different branding. Or at least that is what Google says.....

Glide String Ringer, a Dumble Steel String Singer type amp building experience, part 1

I love building tube guitar amplifiers. There I said it. There's something magical when flipping the power switch for the first time, does not result in flames of doom, but the pilot light blooms happily at the smiling face of yours truly. Alexander Dumble's Steel String Singer is one of the most elusive guitar amplifiers out there. It has been used by greats such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Johnson, John Mayer, David Lindley, etc. and is as rare to be seen or heard live as you may see Yeti (well, that's not entirely correct, since John Mayer actually plays his live from time to time).

Building the Definite Home Studio (Episode 3 - The Walls)

Episode 3. Walls. Brrrrr....

But first, let me introduce my utmost and irreplacable helper. The one and only ... KIP :) Whenever I loose any of my tools or reach up for a piece of cloth to wipe my hands... he is there, always on the wrong spot, but I have the feeling I would have been lost without him.... he is THE supervisor :)

Building the Definite Home Studio (Episode 2 - Recording Booth / The Floor)

Here is a picture of the empty room:

Obviously, the challenge was building the recording booth. Remember, "room in room" concept. Meaning floating floor, walls and ceiling with minimum (in my case NO) contact with existing walls and ceiling. Pretty challenging...

First floor layer. 60mm KNAUF 150kg/m3 stone wool slabs:

My daughter's bedroom ... turned into a small home recording studio. Building the Definite Home Studio (Episode 1: Preparation)

So there's how it all started.

My daughter is a student in Italy for a couple of years now. I decided to sacrifice one of her (two) rooms and turn it into a small recording studio. 

Quoting my favorite cartoon character, Dexter: "it was such a wonderful day for science..."

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