In this episode, we’re going to get to try this little beast; The UK Sound 1173. If you’ve been tuning in for the last year or so you’ll know that I actually helped design this with a very good friend of mine Mr. Michael Stucker!
You may remember that I’ve actually reviewed this little beauty before and did a review with it.
This time my good friend Matt Starr is coming over and we’re going to do a cover of The Who song “I Can’t Explain”
We’re going to spend about an hour and record it for you using only 1173, one mic on the drum kit, DI’d bass, some electric guitar, and of course some vocals. It was a lot of fun!
I love this unit! Essentially, it is a 1073 style mic pre with a beautiful transformer and my favorite compressor (the 1176), which is why it’s called the 1173
I actually have a prototype in the corner of my studio called the Huart Channel, which Michael Stucker built for me! We took that prototype and turned it into this lovely unit. It retails for around $1,200, which is not bad considering it’s got a mic pre that normally retails around $3000 and a compressor which is around $2000.
The best thing about this is you’re going to get to hear me use it on everything, and better still, you can enter to win this unit! I’m going to put it back into its box once we’ve used it and ship it to anybody anywhere all over the world.
Check out the video of Matt and I playing and let me know what you think!
Matt not only plays drums but he also sings in this one! I mess around and do some guitar solo stuff, which is a little different than the original. Those of you who are enthusiasts would know that the original lead guitar was played on a 12 sting by Mr. Jimmy Page.
Check out our track and don’t forget to enter to win this beautiful above!
I’m very proud to have designed this with Mr. Michael Stucker! I know that they have subsequently made mic pres and 1176 versions of this as well so you can get the mic pre and compressor in separate units.
We did this specifically so we could sell it for $1,200 or less! It is built in California, uses British and American components!