Ron Wood's rig and the Roland Micro Cube?

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  1. TheGoodTexan

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    I did that years ago with some old 1x8 Line6 practice amp that one of my students used. Plugged it into my 2x12 cab with Greenbacks... sounded terrific, and that junky old Line6 amp was nowhere near as good sounding as a Cube can be. I think a lot of practice amps would serve a much greater purpose if they included ext speaker jacks with them.
     
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    Many people today make the mistake of mixing "musician" with rock star personality. The two sometimes do interlace--as in the case of Keith Richards: he casts a long shadow with his public bouts with heroin, alkyhol, hard-core chain smoking, and falling out of palm trees. If you try to compete with that--especially in the same band--you won't live long enough to tell the story.

    Lots of tattoos, a leather jacket, and public meltdowns do not a musician make.

     
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    Keef said it best , about he and Ron
    "individually we sound like crap , but together we are better than any 10 guttarists "
     
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    So back the little amp. What’s it for?
     
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    It's fine if people disagree, but a couple of the replies here were unnecessarily offensive.
    Yes, I am a musician.

    This place has gone downhill...
     
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    I've always been a huge fan of the Mick Taylor era, but there's a live show on Spotify right now from the Some Girls era where the interplay between Ronnie and Keith is incredible. You can really hear, especially on the version of Beast of Burden thats on there, how much they compliment each other.
     
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    Cube could be used as a stage monitor for Ron's rig.
     
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    Ron can stand on stage with anyone. He's a journeyman rhthym player in the same league as Malcolm Young IMO. He's important because he puts a floor under all those guitars. He can do lead, slide, acoustic, electric.

    He's one of those guys who what he plays is as much as what he doesn't. Coupled with writing or cowriting some of the most famous licks in rock.

    I still love this Faces track.

     
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    I would suppose that it’s there for the guitar tech. Who wants to hear someone fine tune a guitar/adjust intonation at stadium rig volume?
     
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    Come on man...
     
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    It's to adjust the levels through the FX rack. this is Keith's but Ronnie has a similar setup.

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    For string changing/tuning, guitar maintenence Pierre DeBeaufort has a dedicated Workbench.
    Johnny Starbuck used to be the guitartech too, but he retired.

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    So, that's all you need to sound like your playing a Fender Vibro-Champ with all the knobs at 6? </sarcasm>

    Holy crap, that's a lot of gear to sound like you're not using any gear!
     
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    Workbench from 2007

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    I will say this - if you have never played through the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo... go find one somewhere to demo. They are a thing of beauty.
     
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    A Micro Cube is not loud enough as a stage monitor.

    Also keep in mind it's a popular game many guitarists play with the public: Billy Gibbons and Eddie Van Halen are two prime examples of how pros spread disinformation about how they achieve their sound, just to perpetuate the mystery.

    So the inclusion of the MC in Ronnie's 'stage rig' is either something--or it's not. I've never read anything about him using it onstage or seen pictures of it in the back line.
     
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    It's not playing through a Fender Vibro-Champ, it's distributing one guitar signal to four Fender Vibro-Kings with a clear signal to FoH and Stage monitors.
    the backline rack setup has been toned down since 2007
     
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    A Micro Cube is not loud enough as a stage monitor. yes.
    Ronnie isn't playing with the public though to perpetuate any mystery.. this Cube is backstage, you don't see it from the front.
    it's a tech's tool.

    Four Fender Vibro Kings are pretty loud on their own, plus there are monitors in the stage floor and all around the stage front.
    no need to stress the lttle MicroCube :):D
     
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    Ronnie is a subtle guitarist that gives up a lot of his style and playing to support Keith and the band. A good example was the recent Youtube stream. Ronnie sounds subline here, which keith pretends to strum:

     
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    yeah,I agree...it's fun and it takes od/boost pedals very well...I have the headphone mod (speaker on/off switch)..
     
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    All to sound like you're playing through a Vibro-Champ with the knobs set at 6. I stand by my statement!
     
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