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Making of a Studio

Current names for it:  ShedZeppelin, Feels-Like-Makin-Loft Studios, Studio Fifty-Fusc, Wallywood Studios, Lightning Strikes Twice Studios, Elephant in the Room, and Bowl Of StudiO's. Send me your choice in my Contacts Page!

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Obsessed with Gear?  Hey we all loved Pretty Woman... but not THAT Gere.  This is my collection of gigging and recording gear and a glimpse at the making of my recording studio in Wallingford, CT!

Various Percussion
Various Percussion

Shaker, tambourine, triangle, castanets, Italian sauce pots. All valuable percussion tricks of the trade!

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Shure
Shure

vintage style Shure Microphone Super 55

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Cajon
Cajon

Custom cajon drum built by my brother Jim Fusco with my autograph wood-burned in. I use the Cajon percussion kit with kick-drum attachment

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Orange Bass Amp
Orange Bass Amp

Small solid state Orange bass amplifier. I don't often play bass out loud :)

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Yamaha Electronic Drum Kit DTXplorer
Yamaha Electronic Drum Kit DTXplorer

One of the most versatile and easy to use electronic drum kits, I love the sound and layout of this Yamaha Kit. DTXplorer

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Yamaha Drums
Yamaha Drums

DTXPlorer brain

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KRK Powered Studio Monitors
KRK Powered Studio Monitors

The most amazing, limited edition Red, Rokit Powered 6 G2 KRK Studio Monitors. Honestly the most balanced, detailed sound I have heard in powered studio monitors. Clarify and deep richness beyond compare.

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Ukulele
Ukulele

My first Uke! Picked up at a boutique store J.C. Music in Meriden, Connecticut with one of my first big paychecks from being a dish boy.

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Ukulele
Ukulele

My first Uke! Picked up at a boutique store J.C. Music in Meriden, Connecticut with one of my first big paychecks from being a dish boy.

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Alexis FireWire Mixer
Alexis FireWire Mixer

I use this Alesis HD 24 bit FireWire mixer with a LightningBolt plug adapter to record into my DAW software, typically GarageBand these days

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Lap Steel guitar
Lap Steel guitar

use with Jim Dunlop and Fender hand-held chrome bars

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Shure KSM27 Studio Condensor Mic
Shure KSM27 Studio Condensor Mic

The best studio condensor microphone out there for the money (or any money). This can hear my thoughts it's so sensitive. I use it on vocals, acoustic guitar, and overhead drums focused around the snare and hi-hats

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Pop filter
Pop filter

filter mounted over the Shure KSM27 Condensor Mic

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On-state microphone stand
On-state microphone stand

rolling studio mic stand with portable vocal booth

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Fender Passport PA
Fender Passport PA

The best live sound you can get, especially for harmony-rich mixes. I love the portability of the Fender Passport and have gigged with it often with my old band. Only problem? It weighs as much as a black hole and didn't come with the stands.

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Hohner Blues Harps
Hohner Blues Harps

my set of blues harps / harmonicas

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Boss pedal
Boss pedal

a classic pedal that everyone owns at one point in their life... I got it when we started carrying it at Best Buy during my 7 years employed there. I've outgrown this sound.

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Ludwig vintage style wood snare
Ludwig vintage style wood snare

the controlled bark of birch with a vintage blue to black metal-fleck burst finish

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Ludwig snare
Ludwig snare

snare that came with my vintage birch kit

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Toca Conga Drums
Toca Conga Drums

Signature edition Sheila E conga drums

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Sheila E Toca Congas
Sheila E Toca Congas
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Ludwig drumkit
Ludwig drumkit

paying homage to The Beatles and Ringo's classic kit, this Ludwig tuned birch, vintage style kit with deluxe hardware, double braced legs, extra tuners on each drum, Evans coated 2 ply heads, and the light to deep blue sparkle burst.... they sound as good and timeless as they look.

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Ludwig
Ludwig

Ludwig drumkit

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Congas
Congas
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Toca Congas
Toca Congas

Sheila E

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Sabian Pro Cymbals
Sabian Pro Cymbals

the best sound in my opinion on the brilliance-coated cymbals. Sharp and full of presence, yet deep and rich/warm sounding.

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Stick of choice- Zildjian
Stick of choice- Zildjian

plastic tipped dipped (rubber around handle) 7A's or 5Bs are my go-to weapon of choice for speed and attack

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Sticks
Sticks

Custom Ringo Starr purple dipped sticks, metal brushes, cymbal mallets, Hot Rods, tambourine attachment to standard stick, polyurethane light-up on impact sticks I got as a gift from Disney from my cousin Sarah

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Stick Bag
Stick Bag

not that I travel with my kit much, but a great holder for my tuning keys and sticks

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Gator Electric Guitar Case
Gator Electric Guitar Case

For those of us with Fenders under $1500, the "Deluxe Gig Bag" is about as useful as a poopy flavored lollipop lol. This was a gift- low on storage, but high on protection. It's served me well.

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Casio Keyboard and MircoKorg
Casio Keyboard and MircoKorg

wonderland of sounds

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Casio PX-330
Casio PX-330

I wanted 88 weighted keys and a few great, simple piano sounds. This does the job in one of the easiest to use interfaces you'll find. Some distortion from the pitch wheel when sitting between sessions but a solid keyboard

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Wind Chimes
Wind Chimes

Hanging down in my studio, those are my wind chimesssss

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Roland Keyboard Amplifier
Roland Keyboard Amplifier

basically an amp with multiple inputs on a great sounding, two-way speaker

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Roland Amp
Roland Amp

Plans to get a second to do stereo mix in the studio with electric drumset

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Eurorack Pro RX1202FX
Eurorack Pro RX1202FX

HD 24 Bit Multitrack mixer that I use to fully mic the Ludwig drum set and send a stereo pan output into the DAW or GarageBand

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PreAmp
PreAmp

HD PreAmp for running Microphone and bass through for warmth and excellent EQ ing

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Keyboard Stack MicroKorg
Keyboard Stack MicroKorg

MicroKorg synthesizer and workstation with Vocoder Mic

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Fender Passport PA System
Fender Passport PA System
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Fender Super Sonic Amp
Fender Super Sonic Amp

Super Rare Fender Super Sonic 112 60 watt All-tube amplifier in cream / oxblood color way. Packing a Vintage Celestial 30 speaker. Ohm My God

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Fender Super Sonic Amp
Fender Super Sonic Amp

Super Rare Fender Super Sonic 112 60 watt All-tube amplifier in cream / oxblood color way. Packing a Vintage Celestial 30 speaker. Ohm My God

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Takamine 12 String Acoustic Electric
Takamine 12 String Acoustic Electric

rare EG523SC12 G Series Jumbo Body with cutaway- Solid spruce top, quilted maple back and sides. TK40 Preamp mother of pearl and pearl inlays, cream binding

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Takamine 12 String
Takamine 12 String

rare EG523SC12 G Series Jumbo Body with cutaway- Solid spruce top, quilted maple back and sides. TK40 Preamp mother of pearl and pearl inlays, cream binding

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Takamine 12 String
Takamine 12 String

rare EG523SC12 G Series Jumbo Body with cutaway- Solid spruce top, quilted maple back and sides. TK40 Preamp mother of pearl and pearl inlays, cream binding

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Takamine 12 string
Takamine 12 string

rare EG523SC12 G Series Jumbo Body with cutaway- Solid spruce top, quilted maple back and sides. TK40 Preamp mother of pearl and pearl inlays, cream binding

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Takamine 12 String Guitar
Takamine 12 String Guitar

rare EG523SC12 G Series Jumbo Body with cutaway- Solid spruce top, quilted maple back and sides. TK40 Preamp mother of pearl and pearl inlays, cream binding

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                                                    Michael

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