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Alesis Wedge Vintage reverb SECRET weapon!

Wedge is the fat tone monster.
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Running a 3630 after it makes it Supa fat!!! You guys are killing me!
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Okay, now that Alesis has a 'vintage' compressor and 'vintage' reverb, I think it's safe to say that Gearslutz.com has finally become a culture.

You saw it first here folks.
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Now if I can only save up 2k for what it will be worth on ebay in a couple weeks.
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I know I put that Wedge in the garage somewhere. Anyone want to buy a classic piece of recording history?

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Running a 3630 after it makes it Supa fat!!!
Thanx! ..I'll try that.
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Thanx! ..I'll try that.
LOL.
He was being sarcastic.
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Wedge is the fat tone monster.
Yeah for studio monitors. You just wedge a Wedge underneath the front of each speaker so that they lean back at just the right angle toward your ears... yeah that's it
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Joking aside, the Wedge is a much more useful tool than the 3630.

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I must try that monitor thing.
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LOL.
He was being sarcastic.
Maybe I was, or maybe I was!! Who can be sure?
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They're not bad for live sound on the cheap.
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Didn't the Wedge actually get pretty decent reviews when it came out? Of course it was meant as a prosumer piece so I wouldn't expect it to stand up against a TC/Lexi/Kurzweil.

I always loved the lay out of it though.
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I've seen them on Ebay for like 50 bucks.
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I've seen them on Ebay for like 50 bucks.

Best time to buy a whole truckload full of wedges. In 2 Weeks they ´ll be worth 2k+ per piece.
Don´t forget about the 3630 anyway.

Time for makin mo money.
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Now jokes and shit aside, I still have a Wedge Reverb unit lying around somewhere in the studio and it has that one preset called "Tight Drum Room" that sounds really, really good - nowadways I am not using it anymore since D-Verb has sort of a very similiar Room sound that I just like on Drums - sort of a polished grittiness if that makes sense...so, the Wedge has its uses...thumbsup
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Okay, old doesn't mean vintage, and analog isn't synonymous with good. Music doesn't turn into Zeppelin when it hits tape, and there's no such thing as "fixing it in the mix".
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The wedge was pretty decent It was just that the plugs would always pull out of the thing when you moved it around the console like you would a remote which it was kind of sorta of trying to emulate!
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I dunno, the 3630 and wedge really don't come to their right without proper summing. I am selling a vintage Alesis 1622 console for the people who are completing their vintage analog Alesis collection, starting bid is 8000€ but prices will no doubt go up now the sercets get revealed. PM me if u are serious about this
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I've got a Wedge laying around somewhere. Bought it for a few euro's on a flea market a year or two ago. But because the power connector wasn't included and the connector in the device is different than the regular ones I havent tried it out yet...

Well, if its 2K now, feel free to PM me, I'll sell it to you for 1.500 because the power connector isn't included. Though I'm sure you can buy /make one for a few bucks!
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Great sounding unit for how cheap it is, but very noisy.

I think mine is sitting on a shelf in my machine room right now and you sluts can have it for twice what I paid for it new, which was $100
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I dunno, the 3630 and wedge really don't come to their right without proper summing. I am selling a vintage Alesis 1622 console for the people who are completing their vintage analog Alesis collection, starting bid is 8000€ but prices will no doubt go up now the sercets get revealed. PM me if u are serious about this
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Darn ..that could have been a whole other thread: "Alesis 1622 Vintage mixer SECRET weapon!"
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Were the words "Alesis Wedge" and "vintage" really all used in the same sentence?
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I recently got a Alesis Wedge from Ebay. Of course it didn't include the 9v ac adapter. So I bought a Alesis AC09-22DE 9v ac adapter(with the 4-pin connector) in another auction. The miserable thing is when I got everything and tried to power it up today, instead of any letters there were only black square-marks all over the topmost line on the screen. The display backlights as well as some knobs. What is the issue? Is it something fixable f.ex with some combination of the knobs while powering up?
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I remember years ago some guy from Alesis was talking about how the Wedge compared favorably with a Lex PCM 90, I asked him if during the tests they had turned the PCM 90 on
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Don`t forget the extra features ... When I hit the tap tempo button on mine .I get the best burst of chaotic noise that really sendes those monitors into shredded wheat . Just can`t get that kind of quality these days .
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coolest thing is the Impulse test on the wedge - You can make the face of the house technician pale in a matter of seconds...


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I once gave an Alesis Ineko as a gift. It walked off and when my buddy went to replace it, It cost him 3x more for a used one on ebay than what I spent on the new one. Ridiculous.
It's only a matter of time before it happens with the Wedge too, I suppose. Meanwhile, PCM70's are dropping like flies.
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I'll see your Alesis wedge and raise you one Alesis microverb.
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