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Old 11-26-2012, 04:31 AM   #21
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Yeah, simplifying my rig has been something I've been pondering for a while.

For me to get all the tones I want, and control them the way I want, I'll need to either expand my setup, which will be expensive and difficult to transport, or shrink down to a multi effects unit. An Axe FX centered rig makes perfect sense, but I'd have to sell my current setup to finance it, and I'm not quite sure I'm ready for that.

I'd be glad to have a Spider Valve (again) for the sake of having an all-in-one unit for practice or small gigs. It may be a sacrifice in tonal quality but it's soooo much easier than carrying an entire rig around.

Anyways, those are just the things running through my mind at the moment.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:59 AM   #22
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not really. that'd involve having less gear.

if i gigged i could see wanting to have a small setup for handiness, but i'd still keep all the other stuff
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:41 AM   #23
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My rig has always been simple. Only pedals I use are reverb, clean boost and and a tuner. Occasionally my Tone Bender. I'm usually pretty much straight into the amp.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:45 AM   #24
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Hi there, my name is dannyalcatraz, and I'm a gearaholic.

When I started off on electrics, I bought TWO.

I had a nearly complete collection of Line6 ToneCore pedals before I owned an amp.

I don't have all of my current collection of pedals in my chain- I don't have the floor space OR power plugs OR cables to do so.

I have actively considered getting a second OctaSwitch...






And I do not gig!



Hi, I'm JustRooster, and I've owned 11 different Strats and 4 different Teles in the last 3 years. Too much trading and flipping.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:51 AM   #25
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Hi, I'm JustRooster, and I've owned 11 different Strats and 4 different Teles in the last 3 years. Too much trading and flipping.


HOLY CRAP! And here I thought the 3 I own was too much!
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:18 PM   #26
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I am now down to a tube preamp and amp. Two of my heads have reverb so I sometimes use it a little bit as well. All I'm into is dimed power tubes. Everything I add just takes the edge off the sound and I want that edge. With my guitar sound, I like the corners unsanded and sharp, so to speak.

I'm glad I don't want every tone under the sun.* Those pedals can add up, cost-wise.

* I can't sound different and pull it off anyway. I only do mine, you know?
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:41 PM   #27
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I used to have around 20-25 pedals on a board, going to an amp. I also had the footswitch and everything, and even though I could get any sound I wanted to get, I felt it was too much of a hassle.
I ended up going to guitar -> single channel amp, and that's all I use most of the time. It feels much better now, more natural, so you're not the only one I still have all my pedals in case I ever want to use them, but I haven't in a very long time.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:31 PM   #28
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Already did. Sold my other guitars, amps, and pedals. Since I only play at home these days, I just run my Suhr through an Eleven Rack. I have a MIDI foot controller, and a Dunlop wah.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:25 PM   #29
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I'm doing it right now, partly because I'm moving, partly because I've already done the whole giant-pedalboard, excessive guitar collection thing.

I've gone from [insert copy&paste list from my profile] to:
- HD147
- Octave pedal
- Talk Box
- LP DC w/P-90s
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- Tele
- 7-string

I think I might add a hollow or semi-hollow body, to round out the tone options. Then that will be me done for good*.


*probably not for good.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:07 PM   #30
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Its just the opposite for me. started out with a simple boost, gate, amp. Now Im in the proccess of finding effects for a wierd undertone lead sound. I got an idea in my head but i gotta find what boxes will put it thru a cab.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:18 PM   #31
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I think I might add a hollow or semi-hollow body, to round out the tone options. Then that will be me done for good*.

*probably not for good.


MrFlibble will be walking along- or surfing the net- one day, and then *ZAP!!!*

A new twangy thang will make space in his heart...
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:51 PM   #32
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I simplified mine in September when I didn't need anything. I Velcro-ed my wireless receiver to the side of my amp head, then used a 6 inch patch cable. I think the longest cable I used for that whole thing was a 3 foot speaker cable.

Since then, my needs have changed, as the band I'm with now allows me to be more experimental/not being super gain br00tz all the time. Now my set up is Wireless receiver>Wah>Compressor>Clean Boost>TS>Amp. The cable to run pedals to amp will alter between 10 and 25 foot depending on how big the stage is.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:52 PM   #33
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MrFlibble will be walking along- or surfing the net- one day, and then *ZAP!!!*

A new twangy thang will make space in his heart...
Since making that post I've already been looking at LP Juniors, Thinline Teles, Mayones, a custom Strat...
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:59 PM   #34
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Since making that post I've already been looking at LP Juniors, Thinline Teles, Mayones, a custom Strat...

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Old 11-26-2012, 07:05 PM   #35
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I always have that feeling when I play through my buddies' rig. That's why I try to keep it simple as possible, my ideal rig is Guitar - Tuner - Driver - Amp, that's all I need, really.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:43 PM   #36
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Never enough pedals.

This. Plus never enough amps, guitars, pickups, rack gear, studio gear, basses, bass amps, drum sets, blah blah blah. I love everything.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:55 PM   #37
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I'll use a POD to have fun every now and then but my main rig is

Guitar->Overdrive/Distortion->Amp (with maybe a chorus/reverb in the FX loop).
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:12 AM   #38
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Just did.

No peddles, smaller amp and cheaper guitar.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:12 AM   #39
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Update: Sold all my pedals except for the OCD (Marshall in a box) and the Blackheart and picked up a Vibro Champ XD from the local shop for $150. Still have the Tonelab.

So now it's guitar>OCD>Vibro Champ

Gonna add a tuning pedal but that'll be it for a while. Really feeling rejuvenated since I've stripped down the rig. Now it's focusing on my chops and writing.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:34 AM   #40
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I don't like to add anything that I don't really use, since it seems like adding things just makes it harder for me to dial in my ideal tones.

I do need to get a good tuner pedal though. I keep putting that off, but it would sure make my life easier.
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