Is your "practice at home" rig different from your "band practice" rig and from...

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  1. Hecube

    Hecube Senior Member

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    your "gigging rig"?
     
  2. Mark Ray

    Mark Ray We're Jammin' Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeppers!

    Current home practice rig:

    Thorn Artisan Master #29
    Egnater Renegade head & Egnater 4x12 cab

    Band practice rig:

    Strat or Tele or Les Paul or PRS
    Fender Super Champ XD

    Gig rig:

    Any or all of the above guitars
    Breedlove 12-string
    Furman pedalboard loaded up
    Marshall Class5 combo
     
  3. djdrdave

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    Yep Line 6 Guitarport through headphones is my latest practice at home rig

    Fender Hot Rod Deville for band practices that or the Bugera V22 as a beater backup
     
  4. tsar nicholas

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    The only commonality I can claim with Wes Montgomery is that most of my practicing happens in the middle of the night when my baby and wife are asleep, so I play unplugged electric 90% of the time. On weekends, I might plug in for a couple hours a day, but just as often I'll forgo the amp for practice then, too.
     
  5. shane88

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    most of the time i play unplugged @ home but also have a korg pandora that i mostly use with headphones but occasionally plug it into my only amp, a pv c30 that also gets occasional home use
     
  6. Hecube

    Hecube Senior Member

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    As for me

    Home: Any guitar that strikes my fancy into standard pedalboard into Marshall Artist 4203
    Band: Any guitar that strikes my fancy into same pedalboard as above into Marshall Class 5 and 2x12 cab
    Gig: same as band
     
  7. rhinocaster

    rhinocaster Supporting Member

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    Nope, I play the same stuff at home, band practice and gigs. One day I found myself wondering why I was spending so much time dialing in tone that I loved on rigs that that wouldn't see the gig! I'd rather play my gigging rig at home and a rehearsal. It sounds better at gigs since I know the rig inside and out. :)
     
  8. Scooter Burbank

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    Same here. They're one and the same. Also, unlike seemingly most of TGP, I'm not a millionaire so I don't have 30 different boutique rigs.
     
  9. pbradt

    pbradt Senior Member

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    I don't practice at home with an amp.
     
  10. LoFi

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    I want to haul as little back and forth as possible.
    At home....
    Strat, Tele, Gretsch 6120, ES-135, 6 and 12 string acoustics, pedalboard and a Tophat Super Deluxe.
    At practice and gigging....
    Gretsch 6120 or ES-135, 6 and 12 string acoustics, pedalboard and a Matchless Cheiftain. I also haul a Nord Lead 3 synth back and forth. Moog Taurus pedals too.
    :bonk:bonk:bonk:bonk
     
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    11Rack thru monitors @ home....PRS 2 channel H live!!!
     
  12. HoboMan

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    Completely different.
    I use a small 15 watt solid state Marshall combo at home.

    At gigs I use a JCM800 or JCM900 50 watter.
     
  13. Tonedef

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    Practice??? What's that, too much time on TGP talking about tone.
     
  14. bloozetubes

    bloozetubes Member

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    home
    LP classic 30

    practice
    SG OD Chorus Delay classic 30

    gig
    SG/LP OD Chorus Delay Classic 50 4x10
     
  15. Custom50

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    they are actually completely different which is pretty weird now that i think about it.
     
  16. Neer

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    Nope. The gig rig stays garaged. I don't need much to practice--I have a 30w Sano amp that sounds great.
     
  17. arem

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    At home I'm usually playing my Tele unplugged, occasionally I'll fire up the Ampeg Jet in my basement but not very often.

    The "gig" rig lives in the band's practice space, so if we don't practice for a while I can go weeks without playing thru my good stuff. Kind of frustrating sometimes.
     
  18. Mark Wein

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    I have a cheap CV Tele that I keep at home with no amp to practice with and my live rig stays at my studio most of the time. IN my office I have a small fender practice amp to teach with so I guess thats part of my "practice" rig though.
     
  19. SteveO

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    I haven't gigged since the late 90s, but this was basically what I used:

    Home(apartment): GSP 21 Legend into headphones (I practiced band tunes standing up, noodling was usually sitting down)

    Rehearsals: This is where things differ from most bands. We rehearsed in the drummer's living room, using baby 1x10 practice amps. The drummer used his hands on his knees and coffee table, and the volume was barely above conversation level. The whole purpose of our rehearsals was to work out the arrangements, vocal parts & harmonies, and any dual-guitar parts that needed to be tight. I used a little Crate 20w stereo chorus combo. Tone wasn't a priority at all, just something to hear the guitar with.

    Gigs: Typically, I used a small rack with a Peavey Rockmaster preamp, the GSP 21 Legend for the occasional delay or reverb depending on the song, and a TubeWorks MosValve power amp into an open-backed 1x12. The only pedals on the floor were a pair of older, big chrome Morleys-a wah in front of everything, and a volume pedal between the preamp and processor to control the overall volume.
     
  20. jekylmeister

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    My wife bought me the SKB pedalboard I wanted for Christmas, which made my 'rig' far more portable than it was before. At home I play it through a mighty little Bugera tube amp which I think does a reasonable job of simulating my Marshall at practice/gigs. (At a much lower volume)
     

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