Updated rig gig report...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Ed DeGenaro, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. Ed DeGenaro

    Ed DeGenaro Supporting Member

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    Kay, so I used the Axe a couple of weeks ago XLR into monitors and FOH, and it was okay but certainly not a liberating experience. That said the place I used it at always has way too much top end in the monitors not matter how dark I set my amps. So, I didn't give it too much thought.
    But I finally got around to retiring the Mosvalve and get a VHT 2/50/2 and rewiring my THD 2x12 with Golds to a stereo cab.
    First thing unlike the customary 3-4 trips to the car this was one trip with everything stacked sky high on the rack. :)

    I still need some tweaks for my lead tone up on the top strings above the 12th fret, when using a drive block since the songle coils want to "run away". But that's no biggie.
    Both my old school broken up cleanish tone, and my high gain rhythm where something to behold.
    Also the routing was THE ****!
    I ran the XLR out to the drummers headphone mix, and the efx loop to the VHT power amp. With some patches set so the unmiked speaker had a volume boost for leads for more what I'm used to on stage.
    The I had the voicing switch on the VHT set to the darker voicing for the miked speaker, and the brighter for the unmiked speaker.

    Bottom line, I get why Scott P. is so over the moon. I already fell in love with for recording, but this very well looks like it's gonna be my go to rig for my money gig.
    And the wanna be Marshall/Ac30 duo I have dialed in feels great the way it reacts to volume changes on the guitar.
    No quite as broad a dynamic range as my Flexi, but that's the most extreme responding amp I use.

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    AnthonyL Silver Supporting Member

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    Sweet rig Ed!

    Does THD offer Celestions now? Can I order one with G12-65s?
     
  4. Ed DeGenaro

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    Not yet. I'm working on it though. :) BTW, we used to use Celestions for eternity.
    I loaded one of my cabs with Golds, and another with 65s.
     
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    Yeah, get to work on that! :D
     
  6. Scott Peterson

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    Killa rig. Show some of the pics from your outdoor gig. That'll get the point across; that was a huge show.
     
  7. Dana Olsen

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    Congrats Ed -

    That's so cool, and ya gotta love one trip load in for a gig that size! I can't wait to hear you live with that rig.

    Congrats, Dana O.
     
  8. Anthony Gring

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    Let's see some more pics! Looks interesting. I just got an Axe-Fx. Still trying to decide on what to use it with for live rig. PM sent.
     
  9. bluesdoc

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    Ed, what do you control it with, on the floor?

    jon
     
  10. Ed DeGenaro

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    T-Rex Big Foot.
     
  11. Ed DeGenaro

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    Sure...it's a good size stage...for a 3000 seat amphitheatre. :)
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  12. bluesdoc

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    Any vol or wah exp control?
     
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    jimfog Senior Member

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    No, Ed.......he was asking which controller.......NOT your nickname!!

    :rotflmao
     
  14. Ed DeGenaro

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    my bad... :)
    Actually shouldn't that be Big Mouth then?
     
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  15. Ed DeGenaro

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    Yup one for voluem one for other stuff depending on preset...wah/whammy/looper...
     

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