Originally Posted by LirvA
strat looks well worn imo
That is my 57 Reissue. Great girl.
Everything is set up in the studio and completely functional. The board, tape machine, and effects all seem to work. I've been able to get noise through the entire chain and back out again. I am certain there are easier ways for me to accomplish what I am doing. For example, I have no clue of how to use the Patch Bay. But I did lay down some test tracks and play them back. Haven't tried any dubbing, punching, bouncing, nor mixing down. Still plenty to learn.
The reel of tape that came with my equipment was bad. It suffers from what the Analog guys call "Sticky Shed". The tape disintegrates as it passes through the machine, shedding its coatings and leaving a sticky residue on the heads, guides, and rollers.
I ordered about 3 miles of fresh tape that just arrived. I know what I'm doing this weekend!