New Basement Studio

Discussion in 'Studio & Stage' started by rugerpc, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Shawn@PRS

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    That Ravens sign is the shizznitt!
     
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    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A
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    :) I thought that might your attention, Shawn!

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    room ruined.

    *locks thread*
     
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    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A
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    Now James, don't get pissy because it's not the Deadskins or the Squeelers....
     
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    Before and after pics next....
     
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    Some before and after...

    Here is a view from what will become the hall into the studio, before and after:

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    A view through the shop wall into the studio. The near pole is buried in the shop wall and the 2 far poles are in the hallway wall. Before and after:

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    The double doors by the new closet. Note the concrete floor, the half insulation, inadequate security and the lack of any ceiling... Before and after:

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    Now with upgraded handle lock, deadbolt, iron bar into the concrete, alarm and a couple of other things I won't divulge...
     
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    Outstanding result :D

    I see the TD-20, you a drummer too?
     
  10. Mikegarveyblues

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    Great job, looks absolutely fantastic!

    What music software are you running?
     
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    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A
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    I have been playing drums since 1964....

    The acoustic set is in their cases. It is a 1971 Ludwig in 'psychedelic red' with Paiste cymbals. A true classic.

    I have only been seriously trying my hand at guitar for about 6 years.
     
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    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A
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    Digital performer with MOTU FireWire interfaces to the Mac
     
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    Can you see my tuxedo Sweet 16? It is #5 off the production line. :)
     
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    Unbelievable work rugerpc! It is amazing!!

    (can you come over to my house next?)
     
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    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A
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    The room shrank when I started putting stuff in there - fortunately, it has everything in it I want at the moment except a couple of comfy chairs...

    Thanks guys. I can't stop looking at the pics myself. I sit here in my office and look at the pics of the studio at home. I'm sure that that reveals something psychologically unflattering, but I'm not sure what...

    Anyone want a run-down on the tools used? (Tim Allen grunt here...)
     
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    Outstanding work muh-man!
     
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    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    Stunning work! Just fantastic!!
     
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    Dude that is awesome! This whole thread rocks!
     
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    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A
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    Before I go all Tim Allan on you, I had to start in the very beginning.

    The basement was a big project. Though I can conceptualize pretty well in my head, I know from other projects that I can get a better plan if I actually make a plan.

    So, some measuring and drawing were the first order of business. Even rough sketches help nail down details that are only finalized as you are actually putting up walls.

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    Measure and mark...

    My main measuring tool was a 30' Lufkin rule. For longer bits, where I was planning hallways and general room locations, I used a 100' tape. But the Lufkin was the workhorse here.

    I used the plumbob in the near right for one wall before I realized how much it would slow me down and bought the 3 axis laser level in the center of the pic. I ended up using it for the layout of almost everything in the basement from the walls to the ceilings to the shelves in the closet. Simply indispensable.

    Also indispensable: levels, steel rules, framing square, speed square, chalk line, drywall T square, surveyor's string, telephone twine, voltage sensor and outlet tester. The telephone twine has a sticky wax coating which lets you secure a line just by wrapping a couple turns around a nail ore something - no knot needed - thus speedy and un-doable. It does tend to get interesting when discovered by a long-haired cat as the larger cat and I found out. It only took an hour to free him....

    And of course marking things like pencils, Sharpies and paint and Post-Its.

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