just to be clear my statement was not meant to come off as negative. on the contrary, i've been looking around for bags and my wallet all day. i don’t even know what the bulk of the older rack gear is. i think some of the lighter face stuff with the copper and aluminum knobs are like laboratory compressors right? what are the grey ones with the black bakelite knobs and meters?
the only other person i’ve seen with those comps is pulse emitter i think, always wanted to see what they can do. big compressor fan
No worries! Most of this stuff came from eBay or thrift stores.. I've been collecting it for over ten years.
The silver/bronze face stuff in the left rack are tube powered nerve/muscle stimulators, essentially just adjustable width pulse generators. The bulky grey stuff in the right hand rack is old tubed HP equipment, the top dark grey being a distortion analyzer (essentially a narrow bandpass filter and some supporting electronics I haven't wrapped my head around yet) sitting on an audio range sine generator atop a function generator that will do sine, triangle and square down to around 0.002 hz.
In short, we're pretty much looking at the oscillator stack of my tube frankensynth. I picked up around half the Tektronix modules in the blue eared racks from Pulse Emitter, also tubed pulse generators.
Only old tube compressor I currently own is out on loan to a friend's compound, though I have it in my head to attempt to roll a poor man's Fairchild 670. I'll be sure to document my findings and the process here.