This is your rig. What would *you* do with it?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by kgmessier, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. kgmessier

    kgmessier Member

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    You own the following...

    GUITARS:
    • 1994 Les Paul Standard; modified with a JB in the bridge, SH-1 '59 in the neck and push/pull pots on all four knobs with Jimmy Page wiring; strap locks
    • 2000 MIM Fender Strat with rosewood fingerboard; modified with Kinman pickups, a refretted neck with medium-jumbo frets, locking tuners and strap locks
    • 2003 MIM Fender Tele with maple fingerboard; modified with a Harmonic Design Super 90 single coil in the bridge, Lace Sensor Blue single coil in the neck and a five-way switch with the following functions: 1 = bridge only, 2 = out of phase, 3 = series (emulates humbucker wiring), 4 = parallel, 5 = neck
    • 2003 ES-333 (the stripped down version of the 335); all stock
    • 1996 Guild D4-NT acoustic with Fishman internal pickup installed
    AMPS (all tubes stock):
    • Mesa/Boogie Single Rectifier head
    • Mesa/Boogie DC-5 50-watt head
    • Mesa 2x12 cab filled with Celestion Vintage 30s
    • Vox AC-30 Top Boost Reissue combo
    • Fender '65 Super Reverb Reissue combo
    PEDALS (listed in alphabetical order):
    • Analog Man Bi-CompROSSor (compressor)
    • Analog Man Clone Chorus (stereo chorus)
    • Analog Man King of Tone, Ver. 4 (boost/overdrive/dist.)
    • Analog Man NKT-275 Sun Face (fuzz box)
    • Boss BD-2 Blues Driver with Analog Man "Super" mod
    • Boss CS-2 Compression Sustainer (the older, better one)
    • Boss DS-1 Distortion with John Spina mod
    • Boss DS-1 Distortion (unmodified)
    • Boss FV-60 (stereo volume pedal)
    • Boss GE-7 Equalizer
    • Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner
    • BSM OR Treble Booster
    • Crowther Hot Cake (overdrive)
    • Demeter Tremulator TRM-1 (tremolo)
    • DigiTech X-Series DigiVerb (digital reverb)
    • DOD FX30-B Gate/Loop
    • Dunlop Crybaby (wah - reissue)
    • Dunlop Uni-Vibe (reissue)
    • Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man (vintage)
    • EMMA DiscumBOBulator (envelope filter)
    • Geoffrey Teese RMC-3 (wah)
    • Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer with Analog Man "808 Brown" mod
    • Legendary Tones Time Machine Boost (dual-function treble and clean boost)
    • Line 6 DL-4 Delay Modeler
    • Loop Master three-loop box with tuner mute
    • MXR Flanger (vintage 1981)
    • MXR Phaser (reissue)
    • Shannon Phaser
    • Sweet Sound Mojo Vibe
    RACK UNITS:
    • Alesis MidiVerb 4 (multi-effects processor - I have two of these)
    • BBE 422A Sonic Maximizer
    • Lexicon Vortex (multi-effects processor)
    OTHER:
    • Scholz Rockman Soloist
    • Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2
    • THD Hot Plate (16-ohm version)
    • Ebtech Hum Eliminator (for running two amps in stereo)
    • Monster Cables (from guitar to effects and from effects to amp)
    • George L's cables (used to connect pedals to each other)
    Here are my questions:

    Do you make any modifications to any of the equipment? Do you toss or add any equipment? What's your signal path?

    In short, given what you've got, what do you do to achieve your ultimate rig?

    (I know, huge questions. Something to keep you busy during downtime.)

    - Keith

    P.S. Don't say "It depends on what kind of sound you're going after." I want to know what you would do with it if this were your rig.

    Now get crackin', guitar heroes!
     
  2. BMF Effects

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    Sell it all and buy a Nocaster relic, a Carr Rambler and bank the rest. Seriously, too much going on there for my taste.
     
  3. kgmessier

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    Yeah, there's a lot of stuff here, but I certainly don't use all of it, nor do I intend to use all of it. Just interested in others' ideas.
     
  4. markom89

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    Id get rid of the Boss stuff, the dunlop stuff, digitech, and the mxr phaser ri since you have a kick ass shannon phaser, that sin terms of effects. Guitars, Id get rid of the Guild (just cause' I dont like them) and go with a mexican strat, the rack stuff Id get rid of all of it since I dont use it. And as for amps, Id get rid of all the Mesa stuff you have and get a Mesa, but a MK IV wide body combo...
     
  5. kgmessier

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    I'm with you 100% on selling the Dunlop pedals and the MXR reissue. I'd also like to unload the rack stuff. I might keep one of the MidiVerb units for recording's sake. The DigiTech reverb pedal is actually pretty nice, even given that it's digital.

    What's the MK IV wide body combo like? Never heard of that.

    - Keith
     
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    You havent heard a MK IV?...they come in combos and heads, youve for sure heard a MK IV, Santana uses a MK 1, and the MK IV is like a much more advanced version of that with EQ, fx loop, I like it, I have the head.
     
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    One man's "advanced" is another man's "completely ruined"
     
  8. markom89

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    LOL, I guess your right Unburst. I like it though, but Im sure the Diezel im getting is gonna' be my new favourite:)
     
  9. Ned

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    This is for the pedals to keep:
    • Analog Man Bi-CompROSSor (compressor)
    • Analog Man Clone Chorus (stereo chorus)
    • Analog Man King of Tone, Ver. 4 (boost/overdrive/dist.)
    • Analog Man NKT-275 Sun Face (fuzz box)
    • Boss CS-2 Compression Sustainer (the older, better one)
    • BSM OR Treble Booster
    • Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man (vintage)
    • Geoffrey Teese RMC-3 (wah)
    • Legendary Tones Time Machine Boost (dual-function treble and clean boost)
    • MXR Flanger (vintage 1981)
    • Shannon Phaser
    • Sweet Sound Mojo Vibe
    and i would sell the rest. that selection there is even more than enough
     
  10. hw2nw

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    sell half the pedals and the rack units...and get to playin!

    :D
     
  11. markom89

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    Sell it ALL and buy a 65 Amps London, Fender closet classic strat, Echoczar w/angel baby, Landgraff OD, and w.e else you want with the rest...and oh yea evidence cabes to hook it all up. Im not sure if there would even be enough $$$ for all that...LOL
     
  12. kgmessier

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    I haven't heard of the "wide body" part of your description. I know the MK IV.

    - Keith
     
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    oh its just the same as the normal one except comes in a wide body chasis, thats all. Same sound and everything, I think it costs like $150 more just cause' its wider.
     
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    Right on. Makes sense now. Wasn't Kirk Hammett using a MK IV for a while?
     
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    If those were mine....

    for a simple one set-up I'd take the MIJ strat with rosewood n kinmans with the Vox AC-30 TB

    now in betweens...

    RMC-3 > analogman KOT > hotcake > time machine boost > shannon phaser > EMMA envelope filter > demeter trem > Digitech digiverb
     
  16. Fixxxer

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    Keith,

    Nice, I like the fact that you took inventory it really puts it all into perspective. In my opinion I think you need another Les Paul. I would probably dump all the effects you have duplicates of and get rid of the rack units.

    Overtime I have come to realize that I only need a handful of pedals, but have also come to realize that some pedals are just worth hanging on too because you never know.

    Dump the Dunlop stuff, except the wah, and keep the Line 6 for the effects loop.

    If you are then dead set on keeping everything, I would build a pedal board, and so that the voodoo labs can rest underneath everything. this will give you the space you need.

    Given your Rig I would do this:
    Looper to Tuner or just get a peterson -> Univibe -> compressor->KOT->Wah->Blues Driver -> Chorus ->Shannon Phasor > Flanger > Memory Man -> Amp

    with the DL 4 in the loop you are seriously set to cover any and all tone. You amy want a second board as I know you are a gilmore fan, and perhaps can focus your boss pedals on that.

    I left the fuzz off, but depending on the guitar you can swap it out.
     
  17. scottywompas

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    real simple,

    Les paul -> crybaby- > DC-5

    Give everything else to Gear Pagers for good Karma.

    Scott:dude
     
  18. kgmessier

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    You know me well, bro. I think the only rack unit I'd consider keeping is one of the MidiVerbs; the rest can take a hike. They're good but, as you know, are unnecessary given my needs and interests.

    I'm on the fence about the fuzz. I feel right now I can't take advantage of it because I'll never be in a situation where I'll crank the amps enough to make it sound as it should. My flanger is sadly under-used.

    Never considered a Gilmour board. It's funny, I've been trying to incorporate his sound into my own, but the idea of just keeping that totally separate never came to mind. Damn, I think I've got a weekend mini-project ahead of me. Schweet.
     
  19. Fixxxer

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    May I also reccomend a KLON. I will not sing any more praise than that, which has already been offered. You owe it to yourself...
     
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    I'd keep those and the DL4 and Tubescreamer.
    Sell the rest of the racks and pedals.

    Keep all of the guitars.
    Sell the Mesa DC.

    Wire it up with George L, ditch the Monsters
     

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