tigerstrat wrote:Most of the '82 and '83 SBDs I've gotten ahold of have been terribly unbalanced in the mix.
alot of 80s JGB is mediocre in sound quailty. Always have been since cassettes way back when
Actually I am talking about very HIGH quality SBD recordings fed straight from the PA main or monitor mix that are practically unlistenable due to the poor balance
in levels- as in drums, keys and vocals very loud, but guitar (and sometimes bass), buried in the mix. This can often happen in small venues when the guitarists are so loud on stage that they need very little sound reinforcement in the PA, therefore the resulting recording has them turned way down.