design a rig challenge, - modern/commercial sounds

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  1. Matybigfro

    Matybigfro Member

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    well not a whole rig but
    we're looking for amp and ods/dist/fuzz's here
    no more than 6 pedals in total
    only one amp
    must be used clean to a touch of hair but only just
    must sound good with les pauls, tele's and sg's get me

    must be able to cope sounds for a range of modern/commercial sounding music from J mayer to foo fighters, coldplay to U2, the killers to oasis, editors to switchfoot pop/indie/heavy rock stuff

    knock youselfs out maybe we could even vote on the best rig at the end
     
  2. rob2001

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    Well, for the price of an average amp and 6 average pedals you could buy an Axe-FX. Honestly I don't think one amp and 6 pedals will cover that range anyhow. FWIW, I picked up a Vox Tonelab a while back and while the models aren't dead on, i've got some pretty good tones for recording.
     
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    for the sake of discussion I'd rather talk clean amp and pedals
     
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    OK, I guess I thought this was for real.
     
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    When I see, "clean to a touch of hair...", that suggests to me the exclusion of any Distortion/Fuzz pedals.
    Seriously, who's going to have a fuzz pedal in a rig that's going to only be played clean?

    My suggestion: A Fender Deluxe Reverb + Klon Centaur. That's it!
    Maybe throw a delay in there. Any decent delay will do. The E-H Stereo Deluxe Memory Man w/Hazarai would probably fill the need for nearly any time-based effects. The ubiquitous Boss delays are another good choice.
    If you absolutely must have modulation, the E-H Tube Wiggler looks like it will cover all the Vibe/Trem bases.

    Klon Centaur -> Tube Wiggler -> Stereo DMM -> Deluxe Reverb
    That Rig could probably cover about any gig imaginable with top-notch pro results. The Klon+Deluxe Reverb alone is enough for a heavenly desert island rig.
     
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    its the amp that can only be played clean not the rig
     
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    Okay, well, I'm not changing anything except maybe throw a Deucetone Rat in there after the Klon. There's enough flexibility there to cover whatever.
     
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    any amp suggestions
     
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    You need more than a booster. I would try this combination:
    -Wah (Fulltone, RMC, Buddah)
    -Compressor (Keeley, Analog man)
    -Light OD/Boost (TS-808, TIM/TIMMY, Fulldrive 2, ZIM, Klon, RC/AC boost)
    -Distortion (Box of rock, Eternity, BB Preamp)
    -Modulation (Eventide, TC Electronic)
    -Delay (Eventide, TC Electronic)
     
  10. Matybigfro

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    wanting to stick more to the amp and dirt pedals (fuzz/boost/overdrives.distrotion)
     
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    particulary things that aren't gear to soloing/blues/shredding sounds
    more chords/rhythm/arpeggio's/picking style playing seen in most contemporary music
     
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    Fender Deluxe Reverb for the chain I posted above.

    But if you want "modern", my gut reaction is a Mesa Dual Rectifier, because the overdrive/distortion of the Dual Rec is about as generic modern/commercial as you can get nowadays. But you said you wanted to only have a clean amp...

    Of course when someone says, "clean amp", my gut reaction is, "JC-120". But I think the Deluxe Reverb sounds nicer. If you need loud+clean, I guess you could go for a Twin Reverb, though I think the Deluxe has more soul.
     
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    yea i wanted to keep it to single channel amps using only dirt pedals for the major overdrive crunch or distortion
     
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    DRRI
    MI Audio Tube Zone for nearly Dual Rec to bluesy sounds
    RC Booster
    FD2
    Keeley Compressor
    MM4
    DL4

    You could also ditch the Tube Zone and the FD2 for a Timmy and Eternity. They stack really well. That is what is on my board right now. Timmy seems to get the most play followed by the Keeley Rat.

    Maybe swap out the compressor for a Fuzz. I like the Fuzz Factory. Sits nicely in the mix or a Keeley Rat for a semi fuzz overdrive.
     
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    Keely comp >
    Timmy >
    Big Muff >
    Boss DD-series delay (5, 6 or 7) >
    Boss RV-3 'verb >
    Vox AC-30CC2

    Still got one pedal to spare.
     

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