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Keith Broughton

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blast from my past
« on: September 13, 2015, 12:49:56 pm »

Cleaning out my parents house and came across these pics from circa 1978 from my club touring days. OMG!!!!
The PM700 was ours as was the rack. Not sure about the other console and REALLY not sure about the graphic EQ settings!
As I recall, the rig was 2 JBL 4520 subs with 2 Altec horns  of some kind driven with a BGW 500.
We later upgraded to a Soundcraft 1S and a Martin PA.
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Steve M Smith

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Re: blast from my past
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2015, 02:38:08 pm »

Somewhere there is a similar picture of me from that era... with similar eqipment and hair!


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Dave Pluke

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Re: blast from my past
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2015, 07:33:26 pm »

... and REALLY not sure about the graphic EQ settings!

Must have had some super efficient mid cabs?

Around that era we had Crown DC300 + DC150 powering Anicom's Warp II's and JBL 2440 drivers on those squat, aluminum horns that could rip off heads at 20 paces.  Used a Crown Xover, but can't recall what EQ.

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Re: blast from my past
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2015, 02:03:42 am »

Ooo yeah, memories. Let's see if I got this right. In the rack, top to bottom:

Ashly SC-70 crossover
DBX 3BX or similar bass enhancer
Ashly SC-50 Compressor
MXR 27 band EQ
Some sort of echoplex tape delay

At one time, I had all of these, except that much hair and the Echoplex, I went with the Roland 201 space echo.

Cool pix.

Gene

PS: Love the inconspicuous board light.
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Keith Broughton

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Re: blast from my past
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2015, 06:40:50 am »

Ooo yeah, memories. Let's see if I got this right. In the rack, top to bottom:

Ashly SC-70 crossover
DBX 3BX or similar bass enhancer
Ashly SC-50 Compressor
MXR 27 band EQ
Some sort of echoplex tape delay

At one time, I had all of these, except that much hair and the Echoplex, I went with the Roland 201 space echo.

Cool pix.

Gene

PS: Love the inconspicuous board light.
Pretty much right!
I'm not sure about the bass enhancer though. Don't know what that item is but don't remember and kind of help for the bottom end.
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Re: blast from my past
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2015, 04:22:42 pm »

Nice! 

Maybe the graphic was inserted in a channel?
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Re: blast from my past
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2015, 06:23:29 pm »

Nice! 

Maybe the graphic was inserted in a channel?
Taming the JBL eardrum perforators.   ;D
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Re: blast from my past
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2015, 07:03:32 pm »

Pretty much right!
I'm not sure about the bass enhancer though. Don't know what that item is but don't remember and kind of help for the bottom end.

At first I thought it might be a range expander, but I don't recall and cannot find any dbx products having the vertical white line that separates the last 1/4 of the panel face. 
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Re: blast from my past
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2015, 12:28:06 am »


> At first I thought it might be a range expander, but I don't recall and cannot find any dbx products having the vertical white line that separates the last 1/4 of the panel face.

Yeah, I agree, probably not a dbx bass enhancer, but I got curious.

Attached is the dbx page from the 1986 Orion blue book,  anything look familiar Keith?

This is not an all-inclusive list, Orion wanted 20 survey responses of bought/sold from pawn shops to include an item and average out the numbers. The four numbers on the right are:
List price,
Average it sold for used,
Avg paid in mint cond,
Avg paid in avg condition.

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Re: blast from my past
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2015, 07:32:28 am »

> At first I thought it might be a range expander, but I don't recall and cannot find any dbx products having the vertical white line that separates the last 1/4 of the panel face.

Yeah, I agree, probably not a dbx bass enhancer, but I got curious.

Attached is the dbx page from the 1986 Orion blue book,  anything look familiar Keith?

This is not an all-inclusive list, Orion wanted 20 survey responses of bought/sold from pawn shops to include an item and average out the numbers. The four numbers on the right are:
List price,
Average it sold for used,
Avg paid in mint cond,
Avg paid in avg condition.

Gene
Nothing comes to mind on the DBX front. You have to remember this was the late 70s and things were a bit "hazey" back then. ;)
As for the EQ, probably just bad use of equipment.
Monitors for this band were made from 12" guitar speakers and had an EV plastic re-entrant type paging horn for tops.
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