#1
I've decided to foray into the world of rack fx, mostly becuase I already have this good rack delay lying around and thought hey, alot of other guys are using rack stuff...

I'm considering

ISP Decimator G Pro-Rack noise reducer
Alesis Stereo Rack EQ (or any others you guys may reccomend for an EQ)
BBE Sonic Maximizer 482i sonic maximizer

Anything else essential to a good rack?
#2
A power conditioner would be good
Guitar:
Schecter Omen 6 (Dimarzio X2N & Tone Zone)
Amps:
Engl Fireball
Genz Benz G-Flex 2x12 Cab
#3
Quote by xMikeyxMetalx
A power conditioner would be good


I'm probably going with a furman or a carvin for that
#5
nope...but im not so sure about the BBE Maximizer...people seem to think (and i agree) that it kills some of the characteristics of a nice tube amp
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#6
I feel that everyone is judging the BBE rather harshly.

I have seen it give some KILLER low end in live situations, it sounds great. I...M....O

I really think you should probably play one first (if you haven't)

Also,

The dbx 131 EQ is AWESOME. It runs great and is built like a brick ****-house.'

The Furman PL-8 Plus is really great for a power conditioner.

The other thing i would consider is possibly a rack shelf for pedals and rack drawer for strings, picks, etc etc etc....
I've bought, sold, and traded more gear than I care to admit.
#7
Rack tuner if you dont have one on the floor?

+1 to the Furman conditioner, if it's the one im thinking of then it's awesome.
#10
Problem with rack EQs is that with so many available bands you inevitably go for a smiley face or sad face EQ, which makes at least half the bands.
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#11
Quote by JimPlaysGuitar
Why does everyone who's new to racks go for the BBE's?



maybe because they like the sound of them?
I've bought, sold, and traded more gear than I care to admit.
#12
No, it's cause they're n00bs. Great for DJ's, carp for instrument rigs. Simple as that.
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#13
Quote by JimPlaysGuitar
No, it's cause they're n00bs. Great for DJ's, carp for instrument rigs. Simple as that.


FYI i've worked in a situation pertaining to Live bands with the sonic maximizers (was a roadie at a live venue for a year) and we used those maximizers and they made the bands sound tighter, fuller- BETTER!

Thats why I'm getting one

I've always wondered about the rack pedal shelf thing, Wouldn't i need a custom switcher?
Where would I aquire one?
#14
In my experience. They make carp amps sound better. And who needs to make a Quickrod sound better? As for a switcher, the RJM Music RG-16 is good, cheap, has lots of features and really easy to program. You'd just choose a preset on your foot controller, go over to the RG-16, press the buttons on the front for the loops/switches you want on, hit the save button and you're done. Much, much easier to use than the GCX and better quallity.
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Last edited by JimPlaysGuitar at Aug 15, 2008,