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LA3A: The famous “Bob Clearmountain” mod


LA3A: The famous “Bob Clearmountain” mod

Supposedly it is just a 75-cent modification – a different capacitor. Neil Dorfsman thinks that somehow makes it sound much better. Ed Evans, back at Power Station, came up with it.
(From Mix Masters: Platinum Engineers Reveal Their Secrets for Success by Maureen Droney)

Could anyone shed some light on this and if this mod was used to model the plug-in version?


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The Clearmountain/Evans mod IS really simple, and basically lowers the threshold so that greater gain reduction range is possible. Judging by how hard the LA-3A plug can be slammed, I'd say it is in there.
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