#1
So, I am looking to put together a rackcase for myself. I am going to be running through the ampeg 10x8 and a crate 15" amplifier.

Now here is the question, I have never ventured out to do something like this before.. I was wondering what components I should be putting in here and if you could help to explain to me what it is that some of these things do.

I know I will need
A: Power Condition
B: The "head" to run the amps on.
C: I want to add a tuner to the mix.

A friend of mine told me to look into getting a pre amp, could anyone please explain the function of this in dummy terms, because I have no idea what it's purpose is and other things that could be useful.

Thanks for the help
#3
So, by saying that, it means that the second preamp my friend is suggesting is just for a more accurate sound?
#5
So.. basically my friend doesn't know what he is talking about and all I really need for a rack unit would be the head (SVT PRO3) and The rack tuner?
#6
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So.. basically my friend doesn't know what he is talking about and all I really need for a rack unit would be the head (SVT PRO3) and The rack tuner?


Yes. If the head is a head and not a preamp (not familiar with SVT's). Sounds like he's a tad full o' crap

You might also want to look into getting a compressor.
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#8
Awesome thanks for the help.... The power conditioner would still be useful too, right?
#9
And as far as compressors go... I am running throuogh the digitech BT200, which has compression in it.. will I need to buy something more?
#10
Yes get a power conditioner (FURMAN) and the comp in your multiF/X is good enough but there are better...of course
#12
A power conditioner is always a good investment. If you already have the head, then that's good, but if you don't have it yet and have some money to spare, I would opt for getting a separate head and pre-amp. It allows you to switch out tones while keeping the same power if your tastes in tone change, or upgrading your power if you need more. (With an 8x10 and a 15", I can't imagine you would need more, but you never know.)

Getting a rackmount compressor will almost certainly be a great step up from a MFX compressor, I'd go for that if I had the dough.
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