Spencerleehorton

U67 Build (Z3300A Body)
« on: January 08, 2013, 04:33:45 AM »
Hi,

My U67 build is complete and will be posting first some pictures and listing all changes and issues i had with the build. I'll try and keep it as brief as possible.
Sound files will be posted when i get around to it.

SE Z3300a mic used for body (bought on ebay as faulty)
Capsule (unknown but i have Tskguys capsule coming soon!)
Sowter 1304 transformer (sounds amazing)
EF86 tube (I have Winged C(best sounding by far), Tung Sol & EF86 electro harmonix)

I get my winged C valve from Karltone on ebay, he personally selects them and tests.

regards

Spence.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2013, 07:42:59 AM by Spencerleehorton »
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!
Or a snake!!!


Spencerleehorton

Re: U67 Build (Z3300A Body)
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013, 05:26:58 AM »
Mic & Psu
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!
Or a snake!!!

Spencerleehorton

Re: U67 Build (Z3300A Body)
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 05:28:56 AM »
Front Mic
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!
Or a snake!!!

Spencerleehorton

Re: U67 Build (Z3300A Body)
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013, 05:34:24 AM »
Back of Mic
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!
Or a snake!!!

Spencerleehorton

Re: U67 Build (Z3300A Body)
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2013, 05:34:56 AM »
Close up Front
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!
Or a snake!!!

Spencerleehorton

Re: U67 Build (Z3300A Body)
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2013, 05:35:29 AM »
Close up back
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!
Or a snake!!!

Spencerleehorton

Re: U67 Build (Z3300A Body)
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2013, 05:36:05 AM »
Psu Front
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!
Or a snake!!!

Spencerleehorton

Re: U67 Build (Z3300A Body)
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2013, 05:36:35 AM »
Psu Back
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!
Or a snake!!!

Spencerleehorton

Re: U67 Build (Z3300A Body)
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2013, 05:37:10 AM »
Psu Inside
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!
Or a snake!!!

Spencerleehorton

Re: U67 Build (Z3300A Body)
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2013, 05:37:38 AM »
Psu Close up
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!
Or a snake!!!


Spencerleehorton

Re: U67 Build (Z3300A Body)
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2013, 05:47:16 AM »
As far as issues goes i had wired the polar patterns the wrong way so i only got Cardioid and Omni, this has now been sorted.
Also i was getting the ocean/bubbling noise and this turned out to be a little bit of solder touching where it shouldn't. top tip make sure you clean and watch out for any little bits when building.
Also had an issues on the psu of wrong voltage when i measured but i didnt connect the mic, and the voltages sorted themselves out once it was connected.
A lot of lessons learnt in this build.
Just waiting for Erics capsule to turn up and then i will change over as this capsule if from the original Se Z3300A which im pretty sure is absolute crap in comparison.
Sounds wise this sounds great on acoustic guitar, vocals, electric guitar, i use a little bit of valve compression from an ART Pro VLA and i go into the Valve channels in my Allen & Heath GS3000 the it goes into my digidesign 96i and i run Protools HD 9.
Have tried using it on drums but it just doesnt cut it in my opinion.
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!
Or a snake!!!

Volume11

Re: U67 Build (Z3300A Body)
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2013, 06:05:38 AM »
Nice build, thanks for sharing. Which tube did you go with?

Spencerleehorton

Re: U67 Build (Z3300A Body)
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2013, 06:12:31 AM »
Ive got the electro harmonix in there at the moment but will do some tests to see which one i prefer.
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!
Or a snake!!!

andyfromdenver

Re: U67 Build (Z3300A Body)
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2013, 10:41:28 AM »
Thanks for sharing Spence!
2018 current fav movie: Black Panther
2018 current fav book: Foundation ( I. Asimov)
1997-2018 fav artist: Erik Satie

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Re: U67 Build (Z3300A Body)
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2013, 07:04:57 PM »
Looks good Spence! Thanks for sharing.. looking forward to my build even more now.

wave

Re: U67 Build (Z3300A Body)
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2013, 12:30:04 AM »
Pretty Sweet!

Dave

p.s. After you get Eric's capsule I wanna hear what that Sowter iron sounds like!

Re: U67 Build (Z3300A Body)
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2013, 01:17:08 AM »
It would be interesting to hear comparisons between the 2 capsules.

Is it possible for you to post some recordings done with the original Z3300a capsule and then with the new capsule once changed?

Cheers

Spencerleehorton

Re: U67 Build (Z3300A Body)
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2013, 01:44:17 AM »
Yeah i was thinking of doing the same, was gonna record some acoustic guitar, vocals and electric guitar.
Would you guys have any preference on what i should record?
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!
Or a snake!!!

Jim50hertz

Re: U67 Build (Z3300A Body)
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2013, 09:00:01 AM »
The above and acoustic bass/bass cab if possible? 

Bests

Jim
"Nasty, talking to a slightly deaf journalist, had claimed only that the Rutles were bigger than Rod."

Re: U67 Build (Z3300A Body)
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2013, 05:03:33 PM »
How important is the amplifier circuit in a U67 clone?  Did you use the original schematic or just "pimp" the stock sE amplifier?

This is very interesting to me.  I am very interested in high performing, low cost DIY tube mics.


 

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