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Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Twangbanger, Aug 23, 2006.
Where can I get a board like this?
What a pedal board, is this why companies like line6 and such are in bussiness?
I like RAT2 sound pretty much. The left hand 1 is Keeley mod. I use that in phat mode (since it has 3 mode) for lead n solo. It's sound rich n boost/ more bottom end. The right hand 1 is very early 90's version which re-house in modern box. I use it mainly for the riff/ rhythm. But then i alway using both by single in the same time or in one song. So, i hv connect both with a A/B switcher box(in the bottom of my board) n just swap them by 1 kick.
I think the RAT's circut n the electronic parts are keep changing by time. I hv been playing 1 RAT2(2004 made) , their pots is totally not linear as normal. Also, they hv stop using chip LM-308, so the sound are more mush ...but it may just fit some people taste.
I don't know where you can get this from US. I even can't found any in my country Hong Kong. I just bought it last time that i hv a trip in Tokyo. There has a lot in different size. Very hard n stable.
Actually that was my first time been Japan. I hv been a long street which all is instrustment/ guitar shop there, some of them has few floors. It's really shock me!
Hey Twang, if your talking about the 3 tier pedal board, that was a BIG mistake.
The board and pedals weighed about 45 lbs. That's just crazy, and I still hadn't got around to a custom case for it. I ended up giving that 3 tier board away to a young kid I knew. He was reallly excited about it,but he hadn't experienced yet what it was going to take to get it out to gigs.LOL
Contained in an Electar PBX-1000 powered pedalboard, my pedals are as follows:
• BOSS CS-2 Compression Sustainer
• BOSS SYB-3 Bass Synthesizer (good for the occasional odd sound to make people say, "What was that?!")
• BOSS PH-3 Phase Shifter
• BOSS OD-3 OverDrive (dedicated solo booster)
• BOSS OD-3 OverDrive (dedicated for mild grit)
• BOSS PS-5 SUPER Shifter (dedicated octave divider)
• BOSS PS-5 SUPER Shifter (various functions: vibrato, harmony lines, whammy effects, doubling, etc.)
• BOSS TU-2 Tuner
• BOSS DD-6 Digital Delay (dedicated for reverse sounds)
• BOSS DD-6 Digital Delay (dedicated for loops; soon to be replaced by this.)
• BOSS DD-3 Digital Delay (dedicated for delay)
• BOSS BF-3 Flanger (for occasional chorus-type flanging)
• BOSS PN-2 Tremolo/Pan
• BOSS CE-3 Chorus (in stereo [Mode I] for dimension--not chorusing)
Barely seen (the little brown corner immediately to the left of the pedalboard): Korg G4 Rotary Speaker Simulator.
Unseen: Alesis Microverb.
Believe it or not, I use these effects quite judiciously; I simply like a lot of options at my disposal.
Here's mine... for now.
And another one
My current pedalboard setup.
In running order:
Crybaby (true bypass, vocal mod)
Ernie Ball VP JR (treble-bleed mod)
MXR Dynacomp (Monte Allums kit, true bypass)
TS9 RI (Monte Allums kit, '84 JRC4558D chip, true bypass)
TS9DX (Monte Allums kit, '84 JRC4558D chip, true bypass)
ProCo Vintage Rat RI
MT-2 (Monte Allums kit)
BYOC digital delay
Thumbs up to Monte Allums for great products and support!
Guitar to amp:
Roger Mayer Octavia
Teese Picture Wah
MAxon OD-9 Overdrive
Maxon SD-9 Sonic Distortion
Roger Mayer Voodoo Vibe
Maxon AD999 Analog Delay
on an SKB PS-25 Pedalboard and wired with George L cables.
On my board at the moment is
Modded Cry Baby
76 Script Dynacomp
Plosive Electronics May Treble booster
Keeley Moddoed Blues Driver
Menatone Kar Krash
Keeley Mod CE-2
74 BUD box srcipt phase 90
76 Electric Mistress
Original Ibanezz AD-9 delay
HiWatt custom Tape echo
Some pretty serious hardware here !
I kinda wonder though, are these the same people who complain about not getting a "proper" Tele tone or stuff ?
Jusy wondering, IMHO
Never! I hear that lament quite often from a lot of guitarists; naturally, they assume I suffer the same problem due to size of my pedal board. But I'm able to get all of the twang I can handle and then some. My hearing is virtually perfect (just had it checked) at all possible frequencies, save for the absolute highest, 20 kHz--so, it's not as if I'm unable to distinguish between various gear configurations.
No, I'm not able to hear a difference among battery brands like Eric Johnson (if Eric really possesses this ability, it's truly incredible; if not, I wouldn't be surprised--it's always struck me as an urban legend...but who knows?), but I can tell you that the whole "tone-sucking" complaint heard far and wide regarding increased signal degradation for every non-bypass pedal added is, in my opinion, a bit hyperbolic. I'm certainly not dismissing it, mind you; I just think a lot of players blow the slightest decrease in signal clarity out of proportion, and needlessly obsess about it. Just my opinion, mind you; I'm sure many folks would readily disagree with me.
Simply put, I'm thrilled with my pedal board, as plentiful as it is; what's more, I'm thrilled with my tone. If I may be so bold to say, I think I get a pretty damn good sound from my set-up.
the "tone sucking" complaint used to be quite common....
Back(25-30 years ago) in the day (as they're fond of saying nowadays), i had two linked multi-tier pedalboards with every effect known to man at the time......it was seriously impressive to see, Bro' !!!
Yeah Texsunburst59, you'da been proud.....
Ah, but what a noisy, tone-sucking (especially the Tychobrahe pedalflanger!) huge heavy hissing hassle it was too, what with the mismatched input/output impedences that were common then, very few (if any!) fx with true bypass, no buffering, wallwarts all but unheard of, let alone filtered and regulated power supplies etc etc....
for some of the younger cats here, this sad state of fx affairs i've described was the norm then, state of the art !
ah, the "good ol' days" !!
i eventually got disgusted with it and chucked it all and reverted to plugging straight in.....but in the past few years, i'm back to using a very few fx, and judiciously at that......thankfully most everything nowadays is compatible, has true bypass and is buffered, with proper input/output impedances, and with filtered, regulated power ! Guitar fx have NEVER been better than those available today.....
Some of the boards y'all have are truly impressive, especially compared to my lil' piece of pine plank....
THANX for posting your pix !
Joel, i wasn't pouring scorn over yours or anyone elses boards, there is some serious looking stuff here, i just thunked and typed it all at the same time, (should think first maybe ?)
You often read here about people trying to get this or that 'Tele' tone and then you read their set up and i often wonder if a badly planned and laid out board is the heart of the problem.
Maestrovert is right though, only a few years ago alot of stomp boxes just sounded like bacon frying, the quality of todays stuff is very impressive, i just dont have dainty enough feet to go tap dancing round a pedalboard.
I´ve found that usually the Multi-effects "suck" the basic sound of the guitar and amp more than the effects pedals. I´ve had that experience with some Digitech multi-effects like RP6 although they still sound reasonably good. With several effects pedals I´ve used throughout the years and I haven´t met any bad "tone sucking" problems. I prefer single effects pedals because of their low "tone sucking" characteristics to the original sound. I admit that there´s little humming when several pedals in use but I don´t think that´s very much of a problem. Even though there might be some humming, I think it still doesn´t affect negatively to the basic sound.
It has been shown many very impressively complied pedalboards in this topic! As soon as I am finished with my pedalboard and have a picture of it I´ll be glad to have it shown in here.
John--I didn't take it as scorn in the least! I'm quite sorry I gave you that impression. In fact, you're spot-on about folks who complain about not being able to get a Tele tone, when they're (unconsciously, I'm sure) doing everything--including using a myriad of different effects--not to get a Tele tone.
No harm, no foul, mate.
There is never enough real estate.
DOD Classic Tube/Line 6 Roto Machine/DigiTech RP50/CryBaby Wah/DigiTech RP200A