The most humble of Rigs...

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by foureyes, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Lance

    Lance Member

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    I had a similar rig for some time. It was an Ibanez > Rockman X100 > into a Laney 100W'er > 4 x 12 Peavey Skorp cab. It also sounded great for what it was. Oh, and I also used an old Washburn Analog Delay pedal. The good old Rockman. I loaned it to a friend to use for a while. This was around 1996. After about a year I asked for it back. He said his wife threw it out thinking it was a Sony walkman cassette player that no longer worked properly! I told her I paid about $300.00 for that. So, they made me a very nice prime rib dinner as compensation. I did get my money's worth out of that gadget, so it was fine.
     
  2. tsar nicholas

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    ^ I'd play that rig today with no shame, Bandits are good amps


    Me : Mexican Strat into a Dean Markley combo amp



    I'd play that rig today if I didn't have my other stuff for sure. Cheap rigs sound good a lot of the time -- I was jamming last light and getting a pretty screamin' tone out of a Mexican '69 Thinline Tele and a Pignose (both borrowed)
     
  3. Dana-L

    Dana-L Supporting Member

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    Excellent!

    I broke out the ol' Rockman a few months ago and aside from the selector switch being a little fussy, it still worked fine. As you said, for what it is, it sounds pretty darn good!

    Even through the solid state Peavey, I had no complaints. The guy who ran the rented sound system put a mic in front of it and adjusted the level at the board.

    The biggest problem for me was having to switch between modes by hand. :)

    -Dana
     
  4. billfoma

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    :huh

    If you think this is humble, you have too much f**king money! Some people...

    :facepalm
     
  5. Maltese Fan

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    Squire Bullet>Rat>Ibanez rack delay>Gibson Explorer amp
     
  6. scr@tchy

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    mojotele65 Supporting Member

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    I played a live on air bit for a radio station a couple of weeks ago....Used my Jimmie Vaughan Strat and a Super Champ XD and my EB vol pedal. The Super Champ with a Rage'n Cajun is a great grab and go amp.
     
  8. thedroid

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    "Gigged" with?

    Gibson Marauder > TS9 > Peavy Studio Pro 40 -- or straight into the board.

    This was in high school, 1986.
     
  9. TNJ

    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    Ovation Breadwinner into a Peavey Bandit.

    :barf

    S.
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  10. george nada

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    my bass player hooked up a 20w gorrilla s.s. amp to an ancient floor model
    tv/stereo console thing from his grandmom's living room. then somehow fed that into my 8x8 cab. looked awful, but sounded sooo good
     
  11. gillman royce

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    Harmony single pup Rocket, '64 Fender Princeton with '50's 15" Altec hi-fi speaker in bass reflex cab
     
  12. cadduc

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    first outside gig was playing bass at a battle of the bands audition using
    a premier 1 x 15" combo with 2 each 6V6 output
    with an egmond bass guitar, a copy of a gibson hollow body

    filling up a gymnasium with a 25-30 Watt bass amp was not very convincing
     
  13. Rockledge

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    Nothing makes me cringe. Any gear that does the job.
    Once a year I do a benefit for the local library with another dude, we do stuff like Stevie Ray Vaughn, I do the lead guitar stuff on an Ibanez classical , we play through a small PA that is about 150 watts for it.
    Whatever works.
     
  14. Brooks

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    this is my current rig (plugs into one or two 2x12's); it replaced my axe fx (it actually sounded better for a basic rawk tone, plus i don't use much fx).

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Marc Roy

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    I played my first bar gig when I was 17 years old. Back then, I had a Washburn N4 Nuno Bettencourt guitar and a solid state Peavey Special 112. Didn't have any effects. For the classic rock stuff we played, it sounded ok.
     
  16. Gandalf5150

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    Humblist rig for me was late 70s.
    A no name guitar (cost around $20) into a record player.
    When I turned the volume up it distorted. Bliss:rotflmao

    Humblist rig I gigged...80s Squire strat into a 80s Bandit
    Couldn't (yet) afford any peddles:omg
     
  17. frank62

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    A Pathfinder and a Squier. Not all that bad really.
     
  18. epluribus

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    Domino bass into a Univox 1221 back in college. Worked really well other than the ugly bracket to cure the neck dive. Oddly enough I haven't seriously played bass since, until picking up a gig just recently...I'd say the current rig might be the winner...

    -- beat-to-death-and-butchered bargain Cort Curbow 4-string bass
    -- 50W Marlboro (aka Monkey Ward) SS 2x10 combo, stock minus tone stack mod.

    Ultra-low-volume gig, pure stage sound w no PA support, baby grand, amp'd flattop, and eight unplugged singers. More than one player has asked me what the (out-of-sight) amp is, and freaks when they see it. The venue, btw, is a big mid-nineteenth-century room with monster acoustics, incredibly easy to overdrive the place, but sounds terrific if you respect the dynamics and dial in for 'em. Sounds huge, zippo watts...totally counter-intuitive...great fun.

    --Ray
     
  19. FuzzGazer

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    I gigged with this exact same setup for years. The three-button footswitch worked just fine.
     
  20. Tonekat

    Tonekat Silver Supporting Member

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    Teisco Del Rey 3 p/u solid body into a Jordan amp with 1 x 12"

    Thx for the amp mom and dad, but the damn thing looked more like a humidifier than an amp!
     

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