It Always Comes Back to This Rig

Jazzerstang

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If I keep the volume at like 2 and I am positioned on the stage the right way, I can get away with this rig. It is simply perfect. No matter what else I try, it always comes back to this. No fancy gadgets, just the essentials but really high quality. The other guitarist is constantly stomping on his board.

50s style partscaster into a ts9dx into a 1979 Princeton reverb.

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Any other super simple setups?
 

hotraman

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Nice.
I used to play with an amp onstage. But I had it facing me in front as a fold back monitor. Looks like you need a amp clip-on holder.
These days I am playing amp less... good and bad about that. Have any clips to share?
 

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Thats how I utilize my drri . Pointed out and miced . Volume at about 2.5 . Love that setup.
 

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I hear ya!

I play a strat or tele into a Vox ac10, by way of:
Korg Pitchblack
Ibanez SD9
MXR Microamp +
Wampler Latitude trem
Guyatone delay
Boss CE3 Chorus

but many Sundays I just use the first three pedals. And does a tuner even count?
 

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TC Helicon Play Electric into a Vintage Sound V15. For the last 9 years.
 

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It seems like a good thing but that rig wouldn’t cover all the different effects and sounds for the songs we do.

My pedal board is small, however, and I use effects sparingly. And neither of my amps have reverb so I have a pedals for that.
 

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My current rig. Kiesel DC 600 here Board has a Compressor, TS9, Boss DD7 delay and a Neunaber Seraphim verb. Tube head is a 1991 Carvin X 50 B Hot Rod Mod and there is a miced 1/12 cab loaded with an old GT 12 75 from the early 1990's off stage. Normally just the seraphim and the delay will be used. TS9 is set for a light crunch and the Compressor used only for clean sustain.
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Here I'm running my hardtail Carvin DC 600 through my PRS MT 15 and a small 1/12 loaded with a GT 12 75 unmiced. The board has a compressor Boss DD5 and Neunaber Wet V5 verb.
 

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I've gone crazy both ways and it always depends on the musicians available and the music we are doing.

Crazy complicated (I love complicated for some reason):
With drummer, bass, rhythm guitar, some other instrument and maybe piano.

* Active AB/Y splitter to:
1. pedalboard with [delay, reverb, two OD pedals, maybe a fuzz, volume pedal, Univibe, tremelo, Superego, Sub-n-Up, the works] then into either a 5F11 Vibrolux or DRRI.
2. HOF reverb into Joyo American Sound EQ'd to approximate a DDRI then to the house.
When I think about it, I rarely run more than three effects at a time. The Superego is always on momentary so I can grab a pad-type sound for quiet stuff or intros and outros. It's a handy utility pedal for church.

* Sort of a poor man's wet/dry. But, hey to my ears it works.

Crazy Simple:
With a particularly sparse group of vocals, an acoustic guitar and maybe bass/ or with just a piano:

Guitar into a Morning Glory or Klon on the clean side, Keeley Aurora Reverb into a 5F1 sitting on a stool with a condensor mic in front and a SM58 in the back, pointed at the corner of the cab.

The most influential factor is always the room. Our church isn't the kind of place where you'd want to play a Marshall stack or a big bombastic sound. I always play low volume. I think I run the Champ at about 3 1/2 or so; the DRRI at maybe 2. The second most influential factor is, as I said, the personnel you have available. With fewer instruments it gets to be a challenge to settle on what frequency range needs to either be ignored or filled. Sometimes I feel like most of what I do lately is to just plug holes in the arrangement rather than make musical decisions about luxurious things like riffs and such. Have to say, it is very un-guitar like and kinda sucks.

Guitars are pretty much whatever I feel like. Mostly Epiphone Casino, Strat Partscaster or Tele partscaster. I've got a Baja Telecaster that I really love but probably haven't played that in church is a couple of years, at least. I don't think the guitar itself matters, its more a personal comfort thing (both sonically and physically). The congregation could care less.
 

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My two separate pedalboards, have no more than 5 pedals each. Mainly overdrives, and or delays / reverbs.
I'm a big believer that less is more. And I'm discovering not to judge myself too harshly when listening to "online" recordings of the worship services I play at. Too many variables.
 

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I've got a couple of always on pedals that I don't really count, Empress Compressor, and an echo plex pre amp/boost set for unity gain. I really only use a drive a distortion and Delay. I have a Blue Sky reverb on my board and I switch it on from time to time, but not very often. I've been getting into phase and tremolo more lately, however, so I may have to make some additions.........
 

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I am currently running into a Lil Dawg tweed Champ clone with a 12” speaker. Amp on 4 right next to a piano. Clean boost and a Dod 251 clone on the floor along with echo and reverb….one of those is typically on. Usually the delay. I have a Quilter Superblock US out for delivery so my rig is gonna change as the Champ gets too dirty too quickly.
I will not leave my bigger amps there. The Quilter should be just the thing for my situation..,,and I am a total tube amp snob. We’ll see.
 

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Nothing wrong with tube amps.
If you're using it as solely a monitor for yourself I would prefer a closed back design
to facilitate bleed control into the PA.

Heck, you could even have one mic on your speaker and another going through an IR, Caroline,
Pod.... etc.
Let the sound angels do their judo/audio discernment and create a well deserved mix for ya!
 

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Nothing wrong with actual brass instruments - if you have a plexiglass shield to control acoustic bleed....
 




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