LA Sound Designs Hectic Watermelon Ego Rig

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  1. John Czajkowski

    John Czajkowski Member

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    LA Sound Designs Hectic Watermelon Ego Rig :banana

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    I had some time this past week to drive up to Satan’s promised land and have my rig re-wired by Dave Phillips and Martin Golub at LA Sound Design in Burbank. They re-did the George L mess I had in there and replaced it all with Mogami. Yes, you can hear a subtle difference in several ways. The rig is a little quieter, and more importantly, it feels like there is a quicker attack on the low end. Of course, I am very pleased to have a nice, neat internal wiring. I can’t thank Dave and Martin enough! I had a great time at my gig last night running it full-bore. There was where I noticed a smoother top end.

    While waiting impatiently in LA, I had the chance to free-load and hang with some buds. Alex Machacek just got a cool new Port City 2x12 OS cab that sounds absolutely sick. I liked the 2x12 at LA Sound Design, but I liked Alex’s even more. So, I am probably going to try one of those and two of the 1x12s for a W/D/W. BTW, it is really easy to switch my rig back and forth from two main configurations:

    DUAL STEREO: Guitars and FX in stereo mix using the 2 Egnater power sections as L and R. Synth and peizo to full range cabs via the Rocktron power amp. FOH mics 2 cabs and gets 2 DI outs with the piezo/synth.

    W/D/W Guit & STEREO Synth/Piezo: Dry guitar to one cab and guitar FX to two cabs via Rocktron power amp. FOH mics 3 cabs and Synth/Piezo to FOH only and I just have to get it right in the monitors. This is only for gigs where I have more time to set up.

    More details about the rig, internal design, schematics, videos, etc at:

    www.hecticwatermelon.com/machines.cfm
     
  2. realityczech

    realityczech Senior Member

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    Man that looks killer!!!
    Nothing wrong with form and function that looks cool too.
     
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    Very cool John. I look forward to hearing that rig with Port City cabs! Talk to you soon!

    Daniel
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    Very nice & tidy work there John...congrats!
     
  5. GAT

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    John, thanks for posting that, KILLER rig. I have a PC OS 2x12 that is very nice, finest 2x12 I've ever had, I think you'll be happy.

    Still digging the CD!
     
  6. John Czajkowski

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    Thanks for checking out my latest reason to maintain good physical condition! :jo

    Me too! I'll give you a buzzski Monday - hope that works.
     
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    Good lord - thats just beautiful :AOK
     
  8. Ed Reed

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    1st, very cool rig

    2nd, I have a Mod 50 on order and as I've been researching what cab to put it on the Port City keeps coming up. I'll be very interested in hearing about this as well.

    My only question is standard or oversized?
     
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    Monday is great.....talk to you soon.

    Daniel
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  10. John Czajkowski

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    After playing through my friend's OS, and comparing it to the regular 2x12 at LA Sound Design, I can safely say the OS is the one I want to try in my rig for the dry in a W/D/W.
     
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    Thanks guys,

    yeah, that's what it is ultimately all about, right? :YinYang
     
  12. Ed Reed

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    I should have added, 1-12 or 2-12? I'm going with a 2-12 but am unsure about the standard vs the os in that case. If the cab you've been demoing is a 2-12 then that will answer my question (for now anyway).

    Thanks for the help!
     
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    i'm scared of those pics.
     
  14. John Czajkowski

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    I listened to both, and the 2x12 OS is what I need. I'd love to haul around three 4x12s, but that just isn't practical on many stages we play. I'm sure two 1x12 regular and one 2x12 OS will be fine for me.
     

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