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Chuck Simon

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Oldest Piece of Equipment Still in Service?
« on: May 28, 2012, 10:24:20 am »

What is the record here for the oldest piece of equipment still earning money for you?  Not counting mics and cables, for me it is my A&H GL-2 bought in 1995 and my Carver PM900 bought in 1993.  The GL-2 has been seviced once to re-solder loose connections and the Carver has never seen service.  Both are still going strong and earning me money on smaller jobs and are still as good or better than many new products. I thought it might be interesting to see what is the oldest piece of equipment being used by some of you?
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Re: Oldest Piece of Equipment Still in Service?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2012, 10:49:38 am »

What is the record here for the oldest piece of equipment still earning money for you?  Not counting mics and cables, for me it is my A&H GL-2 bought in 1995 and my Carver PM900 bought in 1993.  The GL-2 has been seviced once to re-solder loose connections and the Carver has never seen service.  Both are still going strong and earning me money on smaller jobs and are still as good or better than many new products. I thought it might be interesting to see what is the oldest piece of equipment being used by some of you?
I have a fair number of pieces of test gear that is from the 80's and 90's that still works.

Not exactly "earning me money-but still part of the job-so maybe that doesn't count
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Re: Oldest Piece of Equipment Still in Service?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012, 11:06:15 am »

What is the record here for the oldest piece of equipment still earning money for you? ...I thought it might be interesting to see what is the oldest piece of equipment being used by some of you?
I have a Klark Teknik DN405 Parametric EQ from 1988 that I routinely use.  It was acting funky for a while, but I found out my wiring needed to be changedůsince then, no issues.
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Re: Oldest Piece of Equipment Still in Service?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2012, 11:11:04 am »

Me....
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Re: Oldest Piece of Equipment Still in Service?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2012, 11:11:50 am »

What is the record here for the oldest piece of equipment still earning money for you?  Not counting mics and cables, for me it is my A&H GL-2 bought in 1995 and my Carver PM900 bought in 1993.  The GL-2 has been seviced once to re-solder loose connections and the Carver has never seen service.  Both are still going strong and earning me money on smaller jobs and are still as good or better than many new products. I thought it might be interesting to see what is the oldest piece of equipment being used by some of you?

AB Systems mono-three way amplifiers, 2 of em.. they routinely get used for bar gigs.

my big system has TAD drivers in it, I dont know how old they are but they are about the same age as the amps.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2012, 11:15:52 am »

I've got one of the very first 3rd rack space alesis microverb's. Still works like a champ.....
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Re: Oldest Piece of Equipment Still in Service?
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2012, 02:01:21 pm »

What is the record here for the oldest piece of equipment still earning money for you?  Not counting mics and cables, for me it is my A&H GL-2 bought in 1995 and my Carver PM900 bought in 1993.  The GL-2 has been seviced once to re-solder loose connections and the Carver has never seen service.  Both are still going strong and earning me money on smaller jobs and are still as good or better than many new products. I thought it might be interesting to see what is the oldest piece of equipment being used by some of you?

While they are not used on a regular basis.....when I do small street festival type work I've been known to throw a pair of Klipsch LaScala'a on stage as side fills. I sold them to a local bar back around 1980, and found them sitting in a warehouse. Paid $700 for the set and replaced the diaphrams in the mid horns. Run off a PLX 1202 they will scream with a whopping 200 WPC. They are something like 105 db at 1watt/1 meter. Funny you mention Carver, I used to run these off a M-500.
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Re: Oldest Piece of Equipment Still in Service?
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2012, 02:08:05 pm »

I've got one of the very first 3rd rack space alesis microverb's. Still works like a champ.....
I would have seconded that a month ago but mine gave up the ghost at a gig last month. Been just using the onboard FX with my mixwiz until I figure out what to replace it with.
Right now the oldest piece of gear I own that I still use regularly is my JBL Eon 15. I don't know what year it is but I bought it late 90's used. I had the horn rebuild once in all this time and that was due to some drunk asshole spilling something in it. I now use it for the drummer monitor. I used it last night.
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Re: Oldest Piece of Equipment Still in Service?
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2012, 02:27:59 pm »

Me....

Me, too.

As far as gear goes, I have two AT Pro4 mics I bought new about 30 years ago.  Still work just fine.  A few random pre-amps which occasionally come out to boost the signal of some low-output pickup to a usable level.  Also from the '70's.
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Re: Oldest Piece of Equipment Still in Service?
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2012, 02:37:47 pm »

A couple of Hammonds and a Rhodes.
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