#1
I'm looking to put together a "rig" that is highly transportable, but is also fairly decent sounding. The other requirement is that it must be able to keep up with a drummer, a bass stack, and maybe a second guitarist. I play primarily hard rock/classic metal stuff (anything from Soundgarden and Alice in Chains to Megadeth and Slayer.) Here's what I'm considering:

Johnson J-station w/ J-8 foot controller -- I'd be relying on the J-Station to provide my tone and effects. I like it because it's tiny, durable, and provides a wide array of tones (I can go from Pearl Jam to Slayer with the touch of a button.) The foot controller has an expression pedal, so I'm hoping to avoid carrying any other pedals with me. I know most of you are pretty skeptical of modeling amps in general, but it seems like the Johnson stuff always did it better than most other brands. Plus, I can score one for $60 on Ebay!

ZT Lunchbox 200 watt combo -- This will be my power amp/speaker cab. It's affordable and will fit in my backpack. I have yet to play one, but it's my understanding that they take preamps and pedals well and are deafeningly loud (even with just the 6.5" speaker.) As a bonus, the clean tones are supposed to be quite good.

So there it is, my backpack rig. What do you guys think? I suppose I could always add a 2x12 cab for gigs if it will really make a difference in tone quality. Any words of advice (or mockery)? Thanks in advance.
#2
You should just leave a cab at your practice space and travel with a head. Much much easier.
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#4
It sounds like a bit of a novelty to me, and I don't know how effective it will be in real life. I don't think it would be very.
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#5
Don't bother with the Johnson. Get a decent distortion pedal instead, like a Wamper Pinnacle or something.
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#6
Quote by Sid McCall
You should just leave a cab at your practice space and travel with a head. Much much easier.



I'd agree with you, except that I don't have one central practice space. I play with several different goups at several different places around town. Otherwise, I'd just leave an entire stack at my practice space and be done with it.


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It sounds like a bit of a novelty to me, and I don't know how effective it will be in real life. I don't think it would be very.



What makes you say that?
#8
ok, rather than a back pack, how about one of these?




it will fit a better amp than the ZT.

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