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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby blinddrew » Thu May 28, 2020 8:28 pm

An extendable magnet stick is another useful device for the same scenario...
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby shufflebeat » Fri May 29, 2020 3:42 am

blinddrew wrote:An extendable magnet stick is another useful device for the same scenario...

Also makes an ideal back scratcher.
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby ManFromGlass » Fri May 29, 2020 12:12 pm

If the session itself is really boring -
Those glasses with open eyes glued in the lens so one can snooze at the mixing desk
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sat May 30, 2020 8:12 pm

Thread adapters! You can never have enough thread adapters.

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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby Mike Stranks » Sat May 30, 2020 9:36 pm

A magnetic dish with rubber base to keep things like screws, nuts, bolts etc. safe when assembling/disassembling...

Saves me endless frustration since I bought one a couple of years ago.

Mine's this one, but there are oodles about:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-MAGNETIC-TRAY-DISH-BOWL-TIDY-NUTS-SCREW-BOLTS-CAR-PARTS-GARAGE-BITS/264663945342?hash=item3d9f33507e:g:f6sAAOSwnxdeaU-7
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby ManFromGlass » Sun May 31, 2020 12:46 pm

#1 for me would be -

Cleaning the studio.

The enemy dust gets everywhere. :x
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby Sam Inglis » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:25 pm

ConcertinaChap wrote:Thread adapters! You can never have enough thread adapters.

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Drat. You win. That should have been in there.
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby zenguitar » Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:07 pm

OK, now we're close to reaching the Top 100 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio. Could be the first Feature length SOS podcast.

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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby ManFromGlass » Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:06 pm

try and make this one boring to stay in character!
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby CS70 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:18 pm

Looks like Sam should have made a video "Top 120 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio"
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby Eddy Deegan » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:05 am

ManFromGlass wrote:#1 for me would be -

Cleaning the studio.

The enemy dust gets everywhere. :x

I have to concur. This is my number one bugbear and although I have dust covers for everything, it still seems to be a continual nuisance. I've recently ordered a small 25w air purifier that removes dust, which I hope will help when it arrives (tomorrow, I think).
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby zenguitar » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:17 am

+1

When I had my little guitar workshop every Friday was a maintenance day. As soon as I opened I would move a lot of stuff out into the corridor, then I would brush down the walls to move all the dust, brush the bench and storage, and vacuum. Then I would sharpen and clean all my tools.

Building a regular routine for cleaning, tidying, and maintaining into the schedule is very useful.

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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby CS70 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:55 pm

zenguitar wrote:Building a regular routine for cleaning, tidying, and maintaining into the schedule is very useful.

That is top advice, Zen
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby blinddrew » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:00 pm

Item no. 94:
Mic stand counterweights. Dull as a dull thing painted medium brown (matt) but hugely useful.
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Re: Top 10 Boring Things That Are Really Important In The Studio

Postby ManFromGlass » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:49 pm

Using freezer bags full of sand sewn into old socks for this.
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