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#1
Have anything unusual about your set up and like to tell GG&A post it here.

I primarly play metal and I run a open back 212 by choice.
I use a dirt pedal for my gain because my amp is a non master volume tube amp with very little gain.
I use a univibe for metal.
I run a digital reverb on top of my amps reverb.
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#2
I don't use any pedals
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#3
I use my wah pedal as a volume pedal for higher notes, because their frequencies can be cut out with it.
I don't use any modulation, nor reverb.
My SG is always tuned to DADGBe.
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Somekid94
Dingus
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#4
I run a Boss NS-2 X connected into my Strymon Modded Line 6 Spider Valve. The shocker? It sounds good dirty and gets a clear clean sound. And its a Line 6.

Shocking?
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UG's Trollestia
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#5
More shocking is its a spider flextones and vetta's rule. ^
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#6
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I run a Boss NS-2 X connected into my Strymon Modded Line 6 Spider Valve. The shocker? It sounds good dirty and gets a clear clean sound. And its a Line 6.

Shocking?


Nah. Imo most line6 products are good but they got a bad reputation because of the spider amps and because they use modelling technology :P
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Just Call Me Zacch.
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#7
I used a whammy pedal for this song in a Pop Punk band I was playing with for the opening which was two power chords in different octaves. Just played the low octave and then hit the octave up setting.
I guess I was just being lazy and apathetic.
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8footsativaist
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#9
my amp has this weird thing where if I use the clean channel, the pre amp gain on the distortion channel affects the sound. Up until about 8/10, it sounds more trebley, and my metal zone has alot of the trademark fizz. after 8, it cuts the fizz and sounds wayyyy different.

Also my metal zone's mids knob is bust.
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#10
I lay my 4x12 cab on it's side since it only has two wheels. I had it like this for a whole year now. I'm just to lazy to take off the wheels or to add them. Many people ask my if I lay my cab on the side to get a different sound. I find it funny
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#11
I think the most unusual feature of my rig is that i use a solid state amp specifically for the stiffness of the bass frequencies.
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#13
i use a Full Hollowbody My rock and Metal lead.
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#14
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I use two delay pedals at the same time?

Dunno if that's unusual but...


friend of mine runs 4 Boss DD-4's in a row
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UG's Trollestia
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#15
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I play a $300 guitar through a $1600 amp


I play a 69-72 gibson lp through a $200 dollar amp I raise your face palm with this



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sonny bb
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#16
I play an old solid state crate 65 watt combo into a 4X12....and I love it to DEATH!!!!!
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#17
I don't have the speakers in my 2x12 Valveking plugged in.
I have a bunch of useless pedals on my pedalboard.
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MrFlibble
Puts a bangin' donk on it
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#18
Both my whole rigs are unusual, though only in pretty basic ways. My solid state simply because people don't expect a Line 6 amp running straight to the mixer to sound good, but the sound quality actually floors most people, and my valve rig simply because I run all the effects - including the modulation, reverb and delay - in front of the amp, even when using the distorted channel.

That said, I have been known to use a few unusual tones, mostly revolving around a polyphonic octave, chorus and a volume pedal, wah or talkbox to create various synth-like sounds. It's not that crazy when you think about it, but it's surprising how many sound guys start to look worried the second I set it up.
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#19
I use a 6x12?

Ehhh, my rig is pretty normal
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#20
I always run my delay into my noise suppressor so I can get a nice full sound without the long trails behind the delay. This makes lead licks sound great, but I don't have to worry about the old delays tripping over the licks when I go to the next series of notes. I love it.

Other than that, I have pretty much stopped using my overdrive pedal on any of my amps.

I also run almost all alnico 5 magnet pickups in my guitars, even though I play almost exclusively metalcore and modern-voiced prog metal.

I also run all eminence speakers with all my stuff (not super different, but definitely not the V30s that all these modern metal guys are hard for). The 412 has 4 Texas heats and my 6505+ has a screamin' Eagle in it.
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Cathbard
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#22
Gilchrist custom
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#23
^so, your unusual feature is the green, blue and violet lines?



my rig has a coffee maker, but i never use it cuz it makes my amp hum... i was thinking about putting a noise gate after it.

seriously though. i have been wigging on this thing



it converts a monophonic signal into midi. i am integrating it into my setup.
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Cathbard
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#24
Yep, pretty coloured cables.

It's unusual because it's a fairly conventional 3 channel amp mounted into a rack with lots of MIDI trickery. I guess my diagram didn't show that properly. With that setup I can get an infinite range of gain structures. I haven't seen a lot of people doing it this way. The GP-8 sets the boost and switches the amp and the Quaddy sets the Master Volume and it all happens simultaneously thanks to MIDI.
It can do anything from Voxy cleans to Mesa Mark type high gain and everything in between.
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#25
here it goes, flameshield installed.

i do not like fuzz

that's right.

and i have a vintage big muff sitting on a shelf somewhere in my closet.
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#26
Quote by trashedlostfdup
here it goes, flameshield installed.

i do not like fuzz

that's right.

and i have a vintage big muff sitting on a shelf somewhere in my closet.


Who needs fuzz anyway?
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#27
I'm not a fan of fuzz either.
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#28
Quote by Cathbard
Yep, pretty coloured cables.

It's unusual because it's a fairly conventional 3 channel amp mounted into a rack with lots of MIDI trickery. I guess my diagram didn't show that properly. With that setup I can get an infinite range of gain structures. I haven't seen a lot of people doing it this way. The GP-8 sets the boost and switches the amp and the Quaddy sets the Master Volume and it all happens simultaneously thanks to MIDI.
It can do anything from Voxy cleans to Mesa Mark type high gain and everything in between.


i knew that, but most people didn't have a 400 level class in block diagrams in college.

now that it is in english, they can bask in your glory.

btw boys and girls, cath didn't point this out, but the Abbey Harmonic II is also very unusual. most likely won't see another one on the forums.

@trashed: i too am not a big fuzz fan. i have a bit of a love/hate relationship with the effect.
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#29
Quote by Cathbard
I'm not a fan of fuzz either.


i don't get it there are probably at least 50 semi common fuzz pedals out there some costing several hundred and there are so many variations. yet they seem to sell like crazy. at least from forum classifieds on here HC RT and TGP.

and if i wanted one they are so damn simple i could make it with very little thought or effort.
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Cathbard
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#30
It is true, I've only ever seen two Abbeys in all my years on the scene gigging; mine and the one I heard that convinced me to buy one. It took years of searching the classifieds to find one. I've had an ebay search running for over two years that will email me if one pops up - nothing yet.
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Blktiger0
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#31
My rig is actually fairly simple and not that unusual, except in a few minor ways.

1. I run only two effects and they are both in my loop: a 10-band EQ and an ISP Decimator. I kinda cheat here, though since my amp has built in reverb that I quite like.

2. My 10-Band only has 2 frequencies that are cut - 1Khz and 2Khz, both cut by about 6db. At the same time, the mids on my amp are set pretty high and I use the mid "-" setting, while boosting the rest of the mid frequencies on my EQ.

3. I use a $1200 Egnater Head through a $230 Jet City Cab

4. I play in a Modern Metal band, but I'm using a Heritage Cherry Sunburst Les Paul with Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates (bridge) and AlNiCo II Pro (neck). I don't particularly like Billy Gibbons's tone, and I got the AlNiCo II Pro because I fell in love with the creamy tone Slash got out of it. Now I use it for cleans and getting a kinda Liquidy John Petrucci-esque tone for some leads.

5. I have 3 separate ways I boost on my amp's footswitch, and I use each of them separately for certain things and combinations of them together for certain things. The way my amp's reverb works, it actually boosts your volume slightly, plus it makes your tone sound "bigger" anyway. Then, I always have my mids cut, so when I turn that off on my footswitch, it boosts them. Finally, my amp has a 2nd master volume that is used as a boost.

6. My backup rig is a Blues Junior that I plug into my Jet City cab with a Hardwire TL-2 in front of it. I actually really like the tone I get, but because it's not my rig (the BJ belongs to the other guitarist in my band) I hate using it.

I guess most of mine are more unorthodox methods or situations than unusual parts of my rig.
crabstampede
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#32
4 jacks on the front of my pedalboard. Ported cab. EMG 85 in bridge of all my axes. Heh.
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Cathbard
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#33
And I didn't mention my main guitar. Custom built to my specs/design - banned ebony fingerboard, Aussie red maple body (birdseye canadian rock maple neck through) and 29 frets. That's pretty unusual too. I aint one for convention.

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#35
It looks great in person. The interplay of colours under lights is astonishing. And yes it plays brilliantly. It gets a lot of compliments when people first see it. The inlays are awesome. It certainly makes me look different to everybody else out there too. Even people that know nothing about guitars can tell that they are looking at something pretty special.
This is a thread about unusual equipment. I think I qualify.
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Blktiger0
The Name's Devon! ;)
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#36
The ugliness I was speaking of was mostly due to the bridge pickup in tandem with the neck, the awkward edge on the bottom, the reverse headstock (I don't like those...) and this might be the lighting, but the way it looks neck-thru with two flame maple wings on it.

However, the finish and inlays are definitely pretty gorgeous.
Cathbard
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#37
The design idea was intended to be assymetrical. The way that the birdseye neck through piece (you can't see it in the photo but the birdseye figuring is phenomenal) splits the two halves adds to the assymetrical effect. I guess either you like assymetrical things or you don't.
The reverse headstock is part of that too. It is angled up to the big half of the guitar. When I drew it with a standard headstock it looked all wrong.
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Kevin Saale
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#38
Quote by Cathbard
And I didn't mention my main guitar. Custom built to my specs/design - banned ebony fingerboard, Aussie red maple body (birdseye canadian rock maple neck through) and 29 frets. That's pretty unusual too. I aint one for convention.



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Blktiger0
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#39
That's what it is...I am not one for asymmetry...I refuse to buy a guitar that has an asymmetrical headstock, although I like Les Pauls because the cutaway's asymmetry doesn't bother me. Oddly enough, my dream guitar is a Gibson Flying V, which is probably one of the more symmetrical guitars out there.

You basically designed your guitar so that I will never steal it...

seriously, though, I really like the finish. If I were in Australia, I would venture out into the outside (something I hear isn't ever a good idea there) and transport my ass to wherever you have that, just to see it's true beauty. One thing I HATE about guitars is that they never look true in pictures. For example, before I purchased my Les Paul, I wanted either a Trans Blue standard or an Ebony or Ivory Custom. I hated the look of all of the burst guitars. Every single one, especially the Cherry bursts. Then, I went to the closest guitar store that stocked Gibson near me and tried some in person. The blue one looked pretty, but the Cherry burst one seduced me like a goddamn vampire siren. I fell straight in love with it and refused any other finish. It looked nothing in pictures like it did in person. Considering how good that one looks in a picture, I really want to see it with my own eyes.
Cathbard
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#40
Well, you wanted unusual.

Btw, the neck pup (EMG SA) was angled that way for reasons of aesthetics but it turned out to be a happy accident because it sounds magnificent. I was a bit worried that it wouldn't work (which was a big gamble for me seeing as how it wasn't a cheap guitar to have built) but it worked incredibly well. Symmetry is overrated.

The guy that built it is one of the best arch top mandolin luthiers in the world. You should see some of his expensive mandolins. They are works of art. Incredible dude. He's a real olde worlde craftsman.
He doesn't normally make electric guitars. He makes one off electrics in between batches of mandolins for people in the know that ask him. I played one of his strats which was also a neck through and I couldn't believe how much better it was than any strat I'd ever played. After playing that I just had to have something made by him. I wasn't dissapointed.
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