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everybody's x 30th January 2014 08:00 AM

Gear porn and art, but I repeat myself
Hi Sylvia, thank you so much for doing this q&a!

On your site a couple of items on your "gear porn" page caught my eye. An old wards airline combo amp ('64, I believe, I have one myself) and the much-hated around these parts, AKG C1000 tagged as a "Maynard mic". I wonder if you can point out any cool applications you've used these on.

I personally LOVE the airline amp, it's my little BIG ZEPPELIN amp.

Also re:Art, I really dig your acrylics, are you planning on selling prints?

Thank You


SylviaMassy 5th March 2014 08:44 PM

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You'd never think a C1000 would be the star of a session, but it was Maynard's choice for vocals on the Tool "Undertow" sessions. It had a sparkly top-end and Maynard could rough-it-up when he sang. I wrote a "Gear Stories" column in Mix Magazine about the C1000 and how we wrapped it up to reduce handling noise. You can read about it here:

Sylvia Massy Mix Magazine Gear Stories

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Ya never know what might work on a session, and you need to keep your eyes and your mind open for any possibility. For instance, who would have thought that one of those little Marshall micro-amps would be the main sound of the Spiderbait "Tonight Alright" album? Jeez! The mic is bigger than the amp!!!!

Those 60's Airline, Supro and Silvertone amps are extra special too. They can still be found in yard sales and in garage storage spaces around everywhere. Never poo-poo a crappy little noise-maker!!!

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SylviaMassy 6th March 2014 04:42 AM

Speaking of porn....
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Oh! And the ART?

Well I'm working on several art projects at the moment, and I'm posting up a bunch of crazy things I've done over the years to my website. The on-line gallery will grow as time progresses, and YES I will eventually be selling prints and originals! Keep checking back at:

Sylvia Massy Artwork

And thank you so so so much for asking. :)

Speaking of porn, here is a little car porn for you... ooops, will I get in trouble for posting this on Gearslutzzzzzz?????

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