Originally Posted by arasandvolodkas
thanks, I just found your response to a similar post in another thread, and I snooped and saw your studio and clients, woah!
I'd LOVE to get both, but I might have to settle on getting the "a designs hammer or drawmer 1961". The difference is 2 thousand bucks if I was to get a used curve bender. I'm operating out of a small home studio so it might be more practical to go with the cheaper alternative.... it's a tough decision though let me tell ya. That curve bender looks really sweet.
If it helps any....
I have a Tone Control, a Hammer, a pair of API 550A's and a Great River EQ-NV2.
The Tone Control is GREAT but I like it for individual instruments in the mix (usually bass). To be fair I only have one so I have never tried it on a mix buss but I have a feeling that wouldn't be where I would use it.
You can't go wrong with any of Wades designs, I LOVE the Tone Control for what it is.
The Hammer is a great sounding EQ but it is a little limited for my taste on 2 buss. There are not enough frequencies for 2 buss and not enough bands. I use it for drum buss now, it's really great for that.
The Great River is my all around EQ for tracking and 2 buss. Lots of frequency choices and 4 bands plus a low shelf.
The API's are only 3 bands but lots of frequencies to pick from, great for guitars.
If I were limited with budget (and I am) and I could only have one I would probably get the Great River.
BUT This is a Chandler thread and, knowing how cool Wade's products are (I have a pair of Germ Comps and Tone Control and had a TG2
at one point) I would be surprised if the Curvebender or Tone Control didn't make you really happy if you decide to go in that direction.
Hope this helps.... good luck in your search.