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Session Notes: The Pinheads

Friday, August 29th, 2014

The Pinheads tore in from Pittsburgh ready to rock’n’roll.  They were well rehearsed, had set realistic goals, and (mostly) sober. If you are paying for studio time BE THESE THINGS. You’re gonna get a lot more done. I took our new Chameleon Labs TS1 MKIIs out for a spin on the drums, using the large […]


Gearlust: Fender Coronado XII

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

When your goal is to make dreamy, jangly rock ‘n roll, staring at your shoes and a 6-string just isn’t enough. This beautiful vintage Fender Coronado XII 12-string guitar provides not only 6 more strings to look at, but also yields one of the sparkliest tones available in the studio. Recently, we’ve had all of […]


Gearlust: KAPA Continental

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

One of the more iconic guitars available for studio users would be the KAPA Continental, or “Falcon” guitar, permanently emblazoned in the minds of Dub Narcotic Sound System fans everywhere.  A guitar so quintessentially Dub Narcotic Studio – Olympia, Wash 98501, perhaps more than any other piece of equipment in the studio.  This fixture has […]


FS: Bogen Parts, Tubes, PA

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Hello. We’re selling some Bogen parts, chassis, and one working PA unit. Buyer pays shipping, local pickup is an option if you live in Western Washington. If interested  or if you have any questions please email studio@krecs.com Tubes: x3 Bogen (by Mullard) EF86, $30/each Tested and working. No boxes   x1 Sylvania 8417 x1, $25 […]


Process: Molly Raney on The Blue Sky is Always Blue

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

One of the last albums Bob Schwenkler did at Dub Narcotic was Poppet‘s debut, The Blue Sky is Always Blue, released March 2014 by Bicycle Records. Poppet is the project and alter-ego of Davis, CA based musician Molly Raney. I interviewed Molly, via email, about the making of the album and perks of having an extreme […]



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