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Author Topic: Don't like operating "singer's" phone for backing trax? Beat this.  (Read 2689 times)

W. Mark Hellinger

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Re: Don't like operating "singer's" phone for backing trax? Beat this.
« Reply #40 on: June 16, 2019, 09:55:55 am »

What, no one has a story of someone wanting to play an 8 track tape?
One better:  A few years ago I was handed a Schulmierich carillon cart/tape the group wanted played for background music at a Christmas event.
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Re: Don't like operating "singer's" phone for backing trax? Beat this.
« Reply #41 on: June 16, 2019, 10:55:14 am »

One better:  A few years ago I was handed a Schulmierich carillon cart/tape the group wanted played for background music at a Christmas event.

What did they say when you told them that you could not play it.

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Re: Don't like operating "singer's" phone for backing trax? Beat this.
« Reply #42 on: June 16, 2019, 01:00:00 pm »

What did they say when you told them that you could not play it.

"You are charging us far in excess of our budget... And you don't even have the right equipment?"
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Re: Don't like operating "singer's" phone for backing trax? Beat this.
« Reply #43 on: June 16, 2019, 01:06:15 pm »

What did they say when you told them that you could not play it.
They were understanding and admitted they thought it might be a long-shot... but the group really, really wanted to hear the Christmas bells... again... and admitted decades had passed since they last heard them because their church's carillon hadn't functioned in as-long... which is where the tapes came from.  Within the week I paid a visit to their church and got their carillon functioning.  The problem was that a jury-rigged "repair" from some time in the distant past had failed... the electrical tape used to hold a vital portion of the tape transport apparatus together had given-up... the tape was used in-place of a screw that had fallen out... the screw was laying in the bottom of the relay rack cabinet housing the carillon… I reinstalled the screw.
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Re: Don't like operating "singer's" phone for backing trax? Beat this.
« Reply #44 on: June 16, 2019, 05:25:29 pm »

They were understanding and admitted they thought it might be a long-shot... but the group really, really wanted to hear the Christmas bells... again... and admitted decades had passed since they last heard them because their church's carillon hadn't functioned in as-long... which is where the tapes came from.  Within the week I paid a visit to their church and got their carillon functioning.  The problem was that a jury-rigged "repair" from some time in the distant past had failed... the electrical tape used to hold a vital portion of the tape transport apparatus together had given-up... the tape was used in-place of a screw that had fallen out... the screw was laying in the bottom of the relay rack cabinet housing the carillon… I reinstalled the screw.

Nice save.
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Re: Don't like operating "singer's" phone for backing trax? Beat this.
« Reply #45 on: June 17, 2019, 02:39:48 pm »

They were understanding and admitted they thought it might be a long-shot... but the group really, really wanted to hear the Christmas bells... again... and admitted decades had passed since they last heard them because their church's carillon hadn't functioned in as-long... which is where the tapes came from.  Within the week I paid a visit to their church and got their carillon functioning.  The problem was that a jury-rigged "repair" from some time in the distant past had failed... the electrical tape used to hold a vital portion of the tape transport apparatus together had given-up... the tape was used in-place of a screw that had fallen out... the screw was laying in the bottom of the relay rack cabinet housing the carillon… I reinstalled the screw.

Great story!!
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Re: Don't like operating "singer's" phone for backing trax? Beat this.
« Reply #46 on: June 17, 2019, 07:46:47 pm »

They were understanding and admitted they thought it might be a long-shot... but the group really, really wanted to hear the Christmas bells... again... and admitted decades had passed since they last heard them because their church's carillon hadn't functioned in as-long... which is where the tapes came from.  Within the week I paid a visit to their church and got their carillon functioning.  The problem was that a jury-rigged "repair" from some time in the distant past had failed... the electrical tape used to hold a vital portion of the tape transport apparatus together had given-up... the tape was used in-place of a screw that had fallen out... the screw was laying in the bottom of the relay rack cabinet housing the carillon… I reinstalled the screw.


Did you offer the service to make back up copy to a couple different media formats for them.

I've seen a couple of those in churches and a couple other various versions of broadcast cart machine players for bell playback.

Some of the mechanical bell striker playback systems are interesting to say the least.

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Re: Don't like operating "singer's" phone for backing trax? Beat this.
« Reply #47 on: June 18, 2019, 08:17:15 am »

Last sunday the drummer showed up with a Roland electronic drum thingy, where the rider had a acoustic drums set.

So he hands me this box and shows me all 8 trs jacks for the different outputs...

I just used his LR outputs, which were XLR. I guess drums sound very different with earcans compared to a decent PA...
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