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Guitar monitor rig idea!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by severinsteel, May 19, 2011.

  1. severinsteel

    severinsteel Supporting Member

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    Ok, so I know this has been done before, but not by me. In clubs, the monitor situation is generally less than ideal. It seems I am always fighting to hear my amp. So, I had this cool idea: why don't I provide my own monitor!

    I can take the 'slave out' from my Egnater Mod 50 and run it into my backup head's effects return (a line 6 Flextone 1). I have a Port City 1x12 cab that I could prop up in front of me beside my small pedal board and use that as a wedge. So I'll just connect the speaker out from my spare amp to my 1x12.

    What do ya think?
     
  2. germs

    germs Member

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    or just run a cab with the proper ohms to the front of stage.

    or check out Avatar's stage wedges for guitar players.

    but i've seen a few guys running a cab out to front of stage. i just think it gets in the way. YMMV.
     
  3. severinsteel

    severinsteel Supporting Member

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    The cab I would be using would be small, so I think it wouldn't impede much. I was originally going to just run a second cab in front, but I like the idea of being able to adjust my own monitor's volume without turning up the amp. I snagged a Crate powerblock so I won't be using my backup amp.
     
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    Or, pull a line out of your amp & run it to a 12" powered monitor up front. The Kustom ones are inexpensive & decent.
     
  5. drewl

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    I usually use two amps anyway, so the mic'd one for FOH I leave alone, the other is pointed at me and adjusted so I can hear it properly without blowing out the people in front.
     

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