I Put Together A Rack Guitar Rig......................

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  1. JeffBlue

    JeffBlue Tele-Afflicted

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    I have assembled a guitar rack from the top on down.......a Peavey Futura rack mounted 12 inch speaker cab with an 8 ohm Peavey Black Widow speaker, an Art SGX-2000 Express and a Mesa Boogie M190 audiophile 180 watt tube amp monoblock.
     
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    What a beast! I remember those Peavey rack-mounted speaker enclosures, but I haven't seen one in years.
     
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    I've still got my Art SGX 2000. 4 words for you.
    Raytheon Black Plate 12ax7

    You will not believe difference that tube makes.
     
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    Here is my rack........not the best photo.[​IMG]
     
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    I never knew you could put a speaker in the rack!
     
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    Peavey made those in the early nineties. I think that putting one in its own rack case was the idea, but sometimes ya just gotta go BIG.
     
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    This rig sounds incredible. The Mesa Boogie pumps a lot of power and translates the SGX-2000 signal beautifully. The Black Widow handles the power well. What you cannot see is the huge oversized wheels in the front and bigger casters in the rear. The rack is an old Soundcraftsmen that had some puny casters and I went and modified everything as usual.
     
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    Must weigh a ton. Dude, I'm having flashbacks to the eighties!
     
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    It is somewhat heavy, but it rolls around easily. Now I have to figure out how to load this thing into my pickup truck, manufacture a ramp, find a way to cushion and transport it.
     
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    If you plan on lugging it around, I would SERIOUSLY consider breaking it down into two pieces.
     
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    It will not break down to minimize it's size. I have to configure some kind of cushioning to lay this rig down face down and a way to roll it into my pick-up truck.
     
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    I liked my SGX-2000...bought it new in '91,it gave me great service.
    Then one day it gave up the ghost....gave it away.
    Cool rig you have there,almost forgot about the rack mount speaker!
     
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    Sorry about your SGX-2000, I feel fortunate to own two of them and they are both working well. I am just using it in mono, obviously. When I get to where I can perform live, this rig will be perfect foe small venues.
     
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    Most people around here praise the Princeton for small gigs. I like the way you think. :lol:
     
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    Thanks. Even though the Mesa Boogie power amp is rated at 180 watts, it has a built in attenuator just in case I can someday step up to a larger venue.
     
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    I'm thinking the "Doc Brown"
     
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