Manufacturers & Links

Danley Sound Labs
Makes the best loudspeakers and subwoofers for live performance. Danley subwoofers are the ultimate.

APB Dynasonics Great USA made ANALOG mixing consoles!

Ashly amplifiers with DSP made in the US & Korea.

Conquest Sound audio/ video and data cables

Countryman earworn and lavalier microphones

Innovox Audio

Really great column loudspeakers with ribbon high frequencies. Very, very nice.  Made in the USA.

Middle Atlantic Excellent racks & cabinets

Surge-X The best in power conditioning

Symetrix Great DSP.

Williams the best in Assistive Listening Devices (ALD). The PPA-T45 is the best FM receiver we've used.

Other Links :

Community Thrift (415) 861-4910  623 Valencia St. San Francisco  A non profit thrift store where we donate used equipment.

Audio Bahn (610) 495-6168 A great pro audio dealer in Pennsylvania. Hey Tony !

B.A.S.E. Bay Area Studio Engineering. The best and brightest for high end repair of consoles and tape machines. Michael is our west coast guru for insight and wisdom.

BBI Engineering,Inc., San Francisco (415) 695-9555
A full service design / install sound contractor and sound reinforcement company. OEM hardware & software development. BBE does large scale installations across the country.

Brave Combo The best band in the world. Check their itinerary at this site and go see them for yourself. Musicians' musicians.
Harmony Audio & Video 333 West Portal, SF (415) 661-2526
A nice stereo store. Good people, good products and good prices.

Resistor Identifier Having trouble remembering the resistor color codes? This site interactively does it for you. Very Neat.

Shayne Stacy over 1500 videos of bands- incredible!

S-S Records Scott Soriano's information packed web site and record label about all of Sacramento's independent music scene.

Sharkbite Studios (510) 663-8346 Excellent recording studio and (30+) rehearsal rooms in Oakland

WORLD POWER SYSTEMS Tom Jennings is having a little fun with the name of his website which is a repository for useful information concerning electronics & computers. Tom wrote FidoNet.

Mark Chambers  Great photographer and writer, former vocalizer & alto sax for The Geeks

Wikipedia what the internet is really all about- the free exchange of information.

There's a great book out called "Recording The Beatles" that explains all of the techniques and equipment used at Abbey Road.  It is a fantastic piece of research and documentation. Good job fellas!

The Geeks


Great Hero's :

Smokey Yunick

Smokey has passed away but he left behind a great autobiography "The Best Damn Garage In Town"
One of the best books I've ever read.

Carol Kaye

Check out her website- it's very good: Carol Kaye
An LA studio musician who played on so many great records:
The Beach Boys: "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "Help Me Rhonda," "Good Vibrations," "Caroline No," "Sloop John B," "Heroes and Villains," "California Girls," most of Pet Sounds LP. Electric guitar on an earlier hit, "Surfin' USA." Plus work for Joe Cocker ("Feelin' Alright") Barbra Streisand ("The Way We Were"), the Marketts ("Batman Theme"), Simon & Garfunkel ("Homeward Bound"), the Righteous Brothers ("Soul & Inspiration"), Ike and Tina Turner ("River Deep Mountain High"), Ray Charles ("America The Beautiful" & "Don't Change On Me" & "I Don't Need No Doctor" & "I Chose To Sing The Blues" & "Understanding" & "Feel So Bad") Brenda Holloway ("You Made Me So Very Happy"), Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass ("Whipped Cream"), Andy Williams ("Love Story"), Lou Rawls (""Natural Man," "Unforgettable" and "Tobacco Road"), Glen Campbell ("Wichita Lineman" and others), Motherlode ("When I Die"), Frank and Nancy Sinatra ("Something Stupid"), Nancy Sinatra ("These Boots Are Made For Walkin'," "Sugar Town") plus the Monkees, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, the Buckinghams, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Gary Usher, Gary Puckett and Union Gap, Bill Cosby ("Hikky Burr" with him and Quincy Jones, "Chump Change" with Quincy also). Did over 10,000 recording sessions in Los Angeles. Was first call on elecric bass from 1964 through about 1974, but played electric bass on all sessions from 1963 through last thing I did, the theme for "Soap" TV series (1981). Guitar hits: "La Bamba" Ritchie Valens, "Zippity Doo Dah" Bob B. Soxx & Blue Jeans, "Unchained Melody" & "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" Righteous Bros., "The Beat Goes On" (he used my bass line doubled with bassist Bob West) & "He's A Rebel", "I Got You Babe" & "Baby Don't Go" & "All I Really want To Do)" & "Bang Bang" Sonny & Cher (& "Alfie" Cher), "Danke Shoen" Wayne Newton, "Mexican Shuffle" Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, "Mothers Of Invention & Freak Out LPs w/Frank Zappa.

TV Shows: "Mission Impossible", "M.A.S.H.", "Room 222", Kojac, "Hawaii 5-O" (played bass on Ventures' thing of this), "Ironside", "McCloud," "Addams Family," first Cosby TV (Quincy Jones), "The Streets Of San Francisco," "Brady Bunch," "Hogan's Heroes," "Alice," "Cannon," "Soap," "The Paper Chase," "Mannix," "It Takes A Thief," "Wonder Woman," "Peyton Place," "The Love Boat," "Get Smart," "FBI," etc. A few movies: "Airport," "The Thomas Crown Affair," "Walk, Don't Run," "Sweet Charity," "The New Centurions," "The Pawnbroker," "Slender Thread," "Plaza Suite," "Smokey and the Bandit," "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner," "Beneath The Planet of the Apes."

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