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Joab's STUPIDLY LARGE Spaceship/Pedalboard....

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Joab, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. Joab

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    So I figured I would give this thing it's own thread, as I'm really struggling to keep up with all the internet traffic elsewhere. Leave all of your comments and questions here in this thread and I'll try and reply as quickly as I can :)

    NEW PICS ADDED - AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE 7 & TOP OF PAGE 8!!!

    Here it is, with apologies to the purists, my latest pedalboard for my new band, RAAVE TAPES....

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    Signal Chain....

    IN>
    - Zvex Fuzz probe
    Musicom Loop 1: Diamond Compressor
    Musicom Loop 2: Zvex Jonny Octave
    Musicom Loop 3: Earthquaker Devices Bit Commander
    Musicom Loop 4: Synthmonger Pulsemonger
    - GLAB 4x4 Midi Looper
    Loop 1: Moogerfooger Freqbox
    Loop 2: Boss OC2
    Loop 3: Electro Harmonix POG2
    Loop 4: Digitech Synth Wah
    - Electro Harmonix Super Ego
    - Walrus Audio Janus Joystick Fuzz/Trem
    - Eventide Pitchfactor
    - Digitech Whammy V
    - GLAB 4x4 Midi Looper
    Loop 1: Zvex Mastotron
    Loop 2: Earthquaker Devices Hoof
    Loop 3: Lightning Custom Fuzzface/Earthquaker Devices Tone Reaper
    Loop 4: Moog Minifooger MF Drive
    Musicom Loop 5: Timmy
    Musicom Loop 6: Klon KTR
    Musicom Loop 7: KOMA FT201 Filter
    Musicom Loop 8: KNAS Ekdahl Moisturiser
    - Strymon Mobius
    - Strymon Timeline
    - Strymon Big Sky
    OUT>

    Also, the black box in the very top right hand corner is CV Patchbay called the 8 Legged Snatch Divider by GCI Audio here in Australia. It's kind of like an Expressinator on steroids. I can feed all of my expression devices into it and then split the signal into all the pedals that need CV expression... in any combination, several pedals can be controlled with the one expression pedal if need be. Here's the signal path there...

    CV PATCHBAY

    INPUTS:
    Mission Engineering/Pigtronix Dual Expression Pedal
    Roland Expression Pedal
    Electro Harmonix 8 Step Sequencer
    Koma Kommander CV out 1
    Koma Kommander CV out 2
    Rainger FX Igor

    OUTPUTS
    1 - Synthmonger Pulsemonger Pulse-width 1 control
    2 - Moog Freqbox Envelope Follower control
    3 - Strymon Timeline
    4 - Strymon Big sky
    5 - Strymon Mobius
    6 - Moog MF Drive
    7 - KNAS Moisturiser Filter Speed
    8 - KNAS Moisturiser Filter Mixture


    So basically I can route any of the 'inputs' into any of the 'outputs' with the turn of a knob. One expression pedal can control several OUTPUTS at once too if need be. Very handy.

    POWER

    - MXR/CAE mc403
    - Cioks DC10
    - Eventide/Cioks Powerfactor


    Let me know what you think and ask as many questions as you like!! I realise this isn't everyone's cup of tea either, so play nice ;)


    Cheers,
    Joab
     
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    Awesome, but how much does it weigh? How long do you setup at gigs, and what kind of amp(s) goes with that?
     
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    Wow! You're going to need an employee to help run that thing.

    Next step; racks.
     
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    How do you even use all of that?
     
  7. Joab

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    Probably the most appropriate use of an emoticon EVER.

    Cheers!! It weighs 55kgs all boxed up. Not light at all... but my bass player owes me a few lifts. He runs two fridge stacks!!

    Setup is a breeze, just take the lid off and plug your leads and power cord into the sides of the board. And you're done!! I only just finished this board at the end of last week so I'm yet to gig with it in this current state. I'm looking forward to it though :)

    As for amps, at the moments I'm running it into my modded up Ceriatone JTM45 combo, and sometimes I'll use my Ceriatone Yeti into an old Marshall 1960TV quad... depending on my mood ;)

    Oh most certainly. Sometime after christmas on my youtube channel, linked in my sig ;)

    Hey there ZZ!!! Hope you're well :)

    Nah no racks for me, trust me that was pondered. I tweak too much and need access to a heap of these pedals at my feet/hands. With all the MIDI gear on here though it's basically a floor rack!


    With my feet and sometimes hands :) Also, MIDI and programmable looper presets.

    In short; with Musicomlabs.
     
  8. Spawn

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    You must be really good at tap dancing ;)
     
  9. Joab

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    hahaha it would seem that way ;)


    However, the programmable loops and MIDI switching in the Musicom makes life a hell of a lot easier!!
     
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    This would not fit most stages I play. :D
    You need at least 4 full stacks to make up for the size of the board.

    Wouldn't it make more sense to run most of the pedals in a rack?
     
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    I think its f@$king amazing. I like big boards.

    And I cannot lie.
     
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    Isnt the Musicom missing in your description of the signal path?
     
  15. Longer

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    Rock on man, do your thing.
    I'd rock that set up just to irritate the purists.
    Of course, I rip, so I could get away with it. :)
     
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    "Mustang Sally" in the setlist?
    Just kidding
     
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    Wow! That looks like a lot of fun. From your response to the amp question I gather that you play mono. Have you tried it in stereo?
     
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    I hear ya. I certainly can relate. I'm in the process of selling my rack & midi gear. Things started to get complicated. Not to mention trouble shooting when things go wrong (usually at the worst possible time). But I can understand that it might be a necessity for you if your band/music calls for it.
     
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    Does it have NASA written on the back of the case ?
     
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    Seems like you almost don't even need a guitar.
     

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