#1
I was looking at my gear tonight and decided to kill a bunch of birds with one stone.

The to do list.
Shorten my cables down as much as possible
Get Pedal board out of my way and make more room
Make things look more professional and organized
Get cables off the floor


So here is what i came up with, its not original but it sure does look nice and accomplishes what i needed done. What do yall think?

Heres the run down.

BBE 882I Sonic Maximizer
Furman Conditioner
Isp decimator-Mxr 108 EQ-ProTone T.V. Delay-Tubescreamer
Gator G-Bus power supply in back mounted to rack.

Last edited by IbanezPsycho at Mar 28, 2008,
#2
What do you have in there? It looks like a power conditioner and some sort of MIDI controller hooked up to your stompboxes.
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#3
Quote by Archeo Avis
What do you have in there? It looks like a power conditioner and some sort of MIDI controller hooked up to your stompboxes.



Heres the run down.

BBE 882I Sonic Maximizer
Furman Conditioner
Isp decimator-Mxr 108 EQ-ProTone T.V. Delay-Tubescreamer
Gator G-Bus power supply in back mounted to rack.
#4
Quote by IbanezPsycho
Heres the run down.

BBE 882I Sonic Maximizer
Furman Conditioner
Isp decimator-Mxr 108 EQ-ProTone T.V. Delay-Tubescreamer
Gator G-Bus power supply in back mounted to rack.


Do you use that conditioner to power the amp too or only the rack?
#5
Quote by Ventor
Do you use that conditioner to power the amp too or only the rack?


It powers everything, has 8 plug in the back. So it plugs into the wall and everything plugs into it. Helps out alot, its the lower end model but it works pretty good.
#6
Quote by IbanezPsycho
It powers everything, has 8 plug in the back. So it plugs into the wall and everything plugs into it. Helps out alot, its the lower end model but it works pretty good.


Cool i think i'll get one too. Better safe then sorry
#7
Quote by Ventor
Cool i think i'll get one too. Better safe then sorry


Yea its worth it.


Pros

Cures line noise from wall sockets.
One place to plug in everything
One switch to turn on everything
Cures turn on pops (turning stuff one by one seems to do that, this cures it)
Saves your gear from power spikes and stuff like that


Cons

None
#8
clever, but do you ever have to use the stompboxes live? like is the tray removable or is that not necessary?
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#9
Quote by emr_steelmech
clever, but do you ever have to use the stompboxes live? like is the tray removable or is that not necessary?


Not necessary the pedals in there I have running 24/7

Thats another reason i got them off the floor, they didn't need to be down there in the first place.
#10
Nice rack! What make is it?

Off-topic:

How do you rate/like the BBE Sonic Maximizer? Like on a scale of 1 to 10 . . .
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#11
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Nice rack! What make is it?

Off-topic:

How do you rate/like the BBE Sonic Maximizer? Like on a scale of 1 to 10 . . .


Its a SKB Roto Shockmount Rack Case.

The Maximizer is a hard one to rate, it doesn't do much for your money but it is needed. With my rig it added a little more fullness and definition down low and made everything sound alot crisper. It is basically like the old saying of it sounds like you removed pillows from the front of you speakers. Everything is more pronounced and sounds better so it is worth the money. But don't be expecting alot of bells and whistles or it to give you the tone of the gods. This isn't a distortion pedal or effects system so don't be expecting a huge change in your tone. Its just another one of those additions that helps your tone get out and more audible. Best advice i can give you is get the smaller pedal version if your just using it for guitar or buy the rack version used. It will save you some cash, i got the rack mounted version because i had the extra cash to blow, empty rack space and might be using it for different stuff in the future so i wanted the XLR i'ns and outs and the extra channel.

So score wise i give it a 10, it does its job, it works, can't imagine my rig with out it, it's left on 24/7 and relatively speaking it isn't that expensive. So I say get one and try it out, if you don't like it return it. But odds are your gonna like it.

And a hint. Never take it past 12 oclock on both settings. If you do it gets way to processed sounding. Alot of people crank it and get pissed and call it junk, not knowing its a suttle type of device but does have the power to over process the hell out of your stuff. lol
#12
i have been looking for an overdrive pedal, what the tubescreamer like and how easy is it to mod?
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#13
Did you make that rack or buy it? If you bought it, where?
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Last edited by bartdevil_metal at Mar 28, 2008,
#15
Quote by Jimbleton
i have been looking for an overdrive pedal, what the tubescreamer like and how easy is it to mod?


I like it, it really tighten's things up and as a standalone on the clean channel it has a nice blues tone to it. Modding is pretty easy if you know what your doing and know how to use a soldering iron. I've been soldering for like 12 years so its not big deal.

Quote by thebrewfan
you leave the delay on all the time?


Sometimes, i only really use it as make shift doubler. With the right setting you can really make your sound fuller, it adds a nice touch. Theres a few big artists that do this as well. Usually use it for my blues stuff. Other then that i don't use a delay for the sure purpose of huge delays and so forth.

Quote by bartdevil_metal
Did you make that rack or buy it? If you bought it, where?


The rack was purchased, its a SKB Roto rack. I just installed everything and mounted in the G-bus power supply.
Last edited by IbanezPsycho at Mar 28, 2008,
#16
Quote by IbanezPsycho
The rack was purchased, its a SKB Roto rack. I just installed everything and mounted in the G-bus power supply.


Nice...I think I might look into getting one. I have a couple of rack units that I just stack on top of one another.
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#17
Quote by bartdevil_metal
Nice...I think I might look into getting one. I have a couple of rack units that I just stack on top of one another.



There a cool rack... Small, stackable, and fully secure and light weight. Also comes with locking rear and front covers for portablity.
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****in great dude
#20
Quote by ledhed68
Do you think rack effects are worth how incedibly expensive they are?


T.C Electronic G Sharp (Multi Effect) - £150/$300

I see no incredible price here.
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#21
Quote by ledhed68
Do you think rack effects are worth how incedibly expensive they are?


Some are some arent. Just do your research. Most people dont need a 1000 dollar effects rack unit. Like listed the G-sharp is a good starting point. I would love to have a full rack of gear but its really not needed.

And about the sonictonesucker comment. You are correct if your get crazy with the knobs tone goes out the window.