Bringing sexy back - pics of my bludotone ripper rig!!!

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  1. randycloud

    randycloud Gold Supporting Member

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    Been debating a long time about doing one of these cabs with rack spaces added to the bottom. I hate setup and teardown time and cable messes. Plus, my son has to be in and out fast for school jazz contests. So, I went ahead and ordered a custom head cab from Brandon along with a matching 1x12 ported that is still "in process".

    I was worried that it would look funky, but I am so happy with it, I can't be objective - what do you all think? I love having room for the reverb and delay pedals velcro'd on top of the rack unit.

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  2. Bluesful

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    I suppose I'm a 'traditionalist' so to speak, but I don't think that looks bad at all.

    In fact I'd kill for that rig. It's great how you'd have the room for the pedals in the loop to sit on top of the wireless unit. Just so neat and clean.
     
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    Looks way too heavy for me :)
     
  4. randycloud

    randycloud Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I am wishing I ordered it a long time ago. I also have a couple of 2 and 3 space racks made in matching tolex for my other bludos where I put the loop, wireless rig, and a Palmer PDI-03, but I have to velcro the pedals to the top of the rig. Very useable, but not as neat. Also takes more cables and setup time and is another piece to carry. I think I will replace each of them with this approach.

    I wasn't sure about putting the pedals inside where they are a bit out of reach. However, my son said he hadn't seen me adjust reverb or delay while gigging - ever in his lifetime :). He is right, I just use it to add a bit of depth and leave it on all the time, so this is gonna work out great.
     
  5. randycloud

    randycloud Gold Supporting Member

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    it is plenty heavy, but Brandon's loop is an aluminum chassis, so it doesn't add that much. I will weigh it tomorrow - would do it now, but I would wake up the wife dragging the bathroom scale out :)
     
  6. randycloud

    randycloud Gold Supporting Member

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    WEIGHS 55 LBS - the 1x12 ported EV weighs 44 lbs.
     
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    it is not sexy, sorry, she looks like a pregnant cow
     
  8. randycloud

    randycloud Gold Supporting Member

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    :) - thanks for your honesty. However, out here in Oklahoma, in the sticks, we pay more for cows that are pregnant!!
     
  9. Ron

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    I use an 8U rack for my rack boxes, including a buffered looper in one setup. A couple of 1U mesh rack panels allow air flow around the TC 2290, which is heat sensitive. The only question mark about the 2U space in your Bludo head cab is whether there is enough air flowing around the wireless box and loop-a-lator to avoid thermal issues.

    In my two ODS setups, the amp head sits on the 8U rack box, and both sit on a Forte 3D 1x12 cabinet with an EV. It's not anywhere near as portable as your rig. Here's a pic of one setup, the Quinn has a built-in buffered loop, so no loop box is needed for this one:

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  10. davidespinosa

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    What's the covering on the cabinet?

    And which delay pedal is that?

    Keep up the good work...
     
  11. randycloud

    randycloud Gold Supporting Member

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    I am embarrassed to say i cant remember the tolex name. Brandon has several different colors in the cork finish. I also have a lighter cork head a 2x12. Really great looking stuff. Both pedals a neunabers. The delay is the slate model.
     
  12. arnie65

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    Looks good!





    Cheers,
    Arnie..
     
  13. macmax77

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    ajhahhahahhahahah!!!!

    I know it should sound great!
    But sexy it is not!:band
     
  14. RCCola

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    Never heard of Neunaber. Just checked them out - the Slate + Exp pedal looks like a really good setup for the price! 4 customizable, blendable pedals in one.
     
  15. randycloud

    randycloud Gold Supporting Member

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    AND THEY SOUND KILLER!!!!!!!!
     
  16. wreckmark

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    ^^ This!

    Looks and IS sweet! Congrats~
     
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    Totally dig the cork finish. But I feel like a movie critic -- just give me anything other than black tolex! :)
     

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