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Old 11-08-2008, 09:11 PM   #1
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The Official Sevenstring.org Pedalboards & Rigs of The Gods Thread!



Hey guys, I was surfing some fairly extensive threads on a couple of other musician's forums (I won't mention any names) on the topic of "pedalboards of the stars" and well, while cool in concept, they don't really deliver. Apparently, outside of sevenstring.org, indie rock trash is really the big thing because be damned if I knew who 80% of the thrift store dressed losers featured on said threads.

So I thought it'd be cool to start an Official Sevenstring.org Pedalboards & Rigs of The Gods Thread! Here, for purposes of benchmarking (and/or just curiosity perhaps) we will feature pics, schematics, vids, and write-ups for the gear employed by real guitar players, which shall, of course, include metal players, but also instrumental rock shredders, prog rockers, fusion noodlers, experimental knob-turners, and interesting guitarists (and bass players, and keyboardists) from any genre.



So I'll get this rolling with this guy (you might have heard of him before):






Steve Vai
circa 2008 (current)

Schematic



Pedalboard (recent)


Note: Not illustrated in the schematic, the DS1 goes to the Fender Dual with the EVH Flange.



From Steve Himself









There you go, feel free to amend, and, of course add more Gods to the list.

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Old 11-08-2008, 10:28 PM   #2
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here's an easy one:

John Petrucci
circa 2008 (current)
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LIST OF GEAR

Amps and Effects
Rack Designed, Built and Programmed by Mark Snyder
2 Mesa Boogie Mark IV Amplifiers
1 Mesa Boogie Lonestar Amplifier
1 Korg DTR-1 Tuner
1 Dunlop DCR-2SR Wah
1 DBX 266XL Compressor/Noise Gate
1 Mesa Boogie Amp Switcher
1 Boss Keeley mod TR-2 Tremolo Pedal
1 MXR EVH Flanger
1 Ibanez Keeley mod Tube Screamer TS-9 Flexi
1 MXR EVH Phase 90
1 Hermida Tech Zendrive
1 Dunlop Wylde Overdrive
1 MXR Stereo Chorus
1 Boss DS-1
1 Eventide Timefactor Delay
1 T.C. Electronics 2290
1 T.C. Electronics M3000
1 Eventide DSP7000
1 DMC Stereo Line Mixer
1 Mesa Boogie Rectifier Power Amp
1 Furman AC Line Regulator AR-Pro
3 Axess Electronics CFX-4 Loop Switcher
2 Axess Electronics GRX-4 Loop Switcher
2 Voodoo Labs Pedal Power
1 Framptone A/B Box
1 Radial Engineering JD-1 Passive D.I. Box

Pedalboard
1 Axess Electronics FX-1 Midi Foot Controller w/ expander
1 Dunlop DCR-IFC Wah Controller
1 Ernieball 25k Stereo Volume Pedal
1 Boss TU-2 Tuner
1 Easy Button

Cabinets
6 Mesa Boogie Traditional Rectifier 4X12 Cabinets with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers

Rig Demo

YouTube - John Petrucci guitar rig 2007-2008 part 1
YouTube - John Petrucci guitar rig 2007-2008 part 2

way more info and photos here: The Official John Petrucci Web Site

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Old 11-09-2008, 12:19 PM   #3
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I've been loving the Motley Crue lately, and this was Mick Mars' rig in '95......


Amps
Marshall JCM-800 Head
Rivera Bonehead 100Watt Head
Soldano SLO-100 Super Lead Overdrive Head

Cabinets
Rivera Straight Cabinet / 4x12

Guitars
Fender Stratocaster American Electric Guitar
Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman Electric Guitar
Paul Reed Smith Custom 22 Electric Guitar

Pedals
Dunlop Original CryBaby Wah Pedal
Rocktron All Access Midi Foot Controller

Gadgets
Heil Sound Talk Box - Vintage

Rack
Alesis Quadraverb Multi-FX
Crest 7001 Power Amplifier
Custom Audio Electronics 3+ SE 3 Channel Tube Preamp
Dynachord CRS-222 Leslie Simulator
Eventide H3000/3500 Harmonizer
Rocktron Patchmate Switcher / Router
Rocktron Replifex Multi-FX
VHT 20-100 Power Amplifier
Yamaha SPX-1000 Multi-FX
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:21 PM   #4
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petrucci for the win so far
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Great contributions guys! Good call on dating Mick Mars' setup, Vai's and Petrucci's are pretty much recent, but to keep things accurate a circa time stamp is probably a good idea.

Also, Mods, note my gross misspelling of "Official" in the thread title, if you wanna fix that, that'd be great.

I'll keep this thing rolling:






Stephen Carpenter
circa 2008 (current)


Pedalboard



This is what he used on his last tour (even has all the settings clearly illustrated on there to cop if you'd like), however he's alluded to switching to Native Instruments Guitar Rig 3 for many of the components in the future. The rest of the rig is listed below, primary tones are the Marshall JMP-1 into the 9200 Monobloc amp.




Guitars

- ESP Stef B-7
- ESP Stef B-8
- ESP Stef T-7
- ESP Stephen Carpenter Signature
- LTD SC-607
- LTD SC-200
- Various ESP & LTD Models

Amplifiers & Cabinets

- Marshall JMP-1 Midi Pre-Amp
- Marshall 9200 Dual MonoBlock Power-Amp
- Marshall 1960B 4x12 Cabinets (x2)
- ISP Technologies Vector SL 600 watt 15" Guitar Subwoofer cabinets

Effects

- Custom Audio Electronics RS-10 Custom Audio Controller
- TC Electronic 2290 Dynamic Digital Delay
- TC Electronic Fireworx
- Behringer Intelligate Noise Gate
- Rocktron Intellifex
- Line 6 PODxt Pro
- Korg DTR-1 Rack Tuner
- Digitech Whammy
- Electro-Harmonix Bass Micro Synthesizer
- Z.Vex Fuzz Factory
- Z.Vex Seek Wah
- Z.Vex Machine
- Boss RV-3 Digital Delay
- Boss OC-2 Octave
- Boss PN-2 Tremolo
- Boss FZ-2 Hyper Fuzz



Edit: More recent rig tour with the Stephman himself!

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Old 11-10-2008, 01:38 AM   #6
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i'll add another because i really want to see this thread grow into something awesome

STEVE MORSE
circa 2006/07

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Pedalboard




List Of Gear
2 ENGL Special Edition (now switched out for his signature ENGL)
1 ENGL Powerball
1 ENGL Z-9 Footswitch
3 Ernie Ball Volume Pedals
1 BOSS TU-12 Chromatic tuner
1 BF1 Buffer
2 Electro Harmonix Memory Man Delay pedals
1 BOSS OC-3 Super Octave
+ multiple custom made Skrydstrup units:
-Speaker Selector
-MIDI and power box
-Speaker box interface
-Split Boxes


More info here: s t e v e m o r s e . c o m (under "equipment")
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It won't let me rep you again Adam, otherwise I would. Steve Morse's rig is an interesting study, he (as he has for quite a while) uses volume pedals to crossfade wet/dry/clean/etc. setups so he can get a variety of sounds in-between, there's no actual channel switching involved.






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petrucci for the win so far
Actually, I'll take Vai's pedalboard in front of Petrucci's rig.







Here's an interesting one from a talented, picky, and somewhat eccentric guitarist (this isn't lazy haphazard, he distances & positions pedals from each other for tonal reasons, and the silly cable lengths are to load down the signal and smooth the tone ):

Eric Johnson
circa 2008 (5/19/08)


Pedalboard



Echo Rig



Schematic



From the guitar input cord and following signal's travel

Main A/B switch:

A Side

- Vox Cry Baby (Late 60's)
- through BK Butler Tube Driver (Mid 80's)
- into a '68 Marshall 50 Watt Head
- with a 4X12 Marshall Cabinet (Late '60's)

B Side signal goes into a
Secondary A/B Switch

A Side

- Echoplex (Mid '70's)
- through a new t.c. electronic Stereo Chorus
- into 2 - Fender Deluxe Reverbs with JBL Speakers

B Side

- Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face
- into a '68 50 Watt Marshall Head
- with a 4X12 Marshall Cabinet (Late '60's)

Notes: Eric mostly uses George L cables. The whole set up is mounted on a piece of plywood.
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i find this sort of thing so interesting, so....

Devin Townsend
circa 2007 (he has been changing gear a lot lately, so this is the best i can do)





Rack Gear

1 Furman Power Conditioner
1 Korg Rackmount tuner
1 Voodoo lab GCX
1 T.C. Electronic G-force
1 Radial JD7 splitter box
1 ART 341 Graphic Equalizer

Amps

1 Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier (EL34s)
1 Mesa Boogie Stiletto
1 Roland GP-100 preamp
1 Mesa Boogie Simul-Class 2:Ninety Power Amp

Pedals

1 Voodoo lab Ground Control Pro MIDI footcontroller
1 Maxon OD808
1 Morley Bad Horse Wah
1 Planet Waves tuner

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this is the sort of thread that should be stickied....
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Schematic


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There we go. I can't believe there's no rig schematic for Devy on the interwebs. He's pretty much my favorite musician, so I put a quick one together one. I'm not 100% where the tc G-Force fits in, as he's never really clear on the video on its placement. I assume somewhere on the wet side, either in line or in the GP-100's loop.



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this is the sort of thread that should be stickied....
And my title typo should be corrected at the same time.
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Devin Townsend is the .....
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Devin Townsend is the .....

I don't care for DTB or SYL at all- but he's good friends with some of my friends and they introduced him to me when he was playing with DTB. He is THE nicest guy I've ever met.
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I don't care for DTB or SYL at all- but he's good friends with some of my friends and they introduced him to me when he was playing with DTB. He is THE nicest guy I've ever met.
Really? I'm not a great fan of his music either - exception being Accelerate Evolution - but he's my favorite singer ever!

edit: his work in Ayeron is nothing to sneer at either.

edit2: sorry for the thread hijacking
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:52 AM   #13
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this is a great thread, i wish i had more to contribute.

Confront and Destroy!
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wow, Eric Johnson is a HUGE tone pervert.
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i'll add another because i really want to see this thread grow into something awesome

STEVE MORSE
circa 2006/07 (still current, i think)

Gear Photos







Pedalboard




List Of Gear
2 ENGL Special Edition
1 ENGL Powerball
1 ENGL Z-9 Footswitch
3 Ernie Ball Volume Pedals
1 BOSS TU-12 Chromatic tuner
1 BF1 Buffer
2 Electro Harmonix Memory Man Delay pedals
1 BOSS OC-3 Super Octave
+ multiple custom made Skrydstrup units:
-Speaker Selector
-MIDI and power box
-Speaker box interface
-Split Boxes


More info here: s t e v e m o r s e . c o m (under "equipment")
when i saw him a month ago he had dual ENGL Morse instead of the invaders...
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He never toured with Invaders... only SEs and Powerballs and SMs.
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when i saw him a month ago he had dual ENGL Morse instead of the invaders...
edited that in, thanks
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Added a Devy schematic on Page 1.
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There we go. I can't believe there's no rig schematic for Devy on the interwebs. He's pretty much my favorite musician, so I put a quick one together one. I'm not 100% where the tc G-Force fits in, as he's never really clear on the video on its placement. I assume somewhere on the wet side, either in line or in the GP-100's loop.
Wow. That must have been some hard work, dude. Thanks!

I know you're not sure about this stuff, but would it be possible, under this scheme, to use the G-Force with the Mesas? I mean, is there a reason for the G-Force not to be located before the signal splits (before the JD7)?

And two other questions - possibly n00b ones:

- what does the dry/wet dichotomy mean?
- what does the roland pre-amp stand for? Cleans, perhaps?

Thank you, and great thread btw
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He never toured with Invaders... only SEs and Powerballs and SMs.
excuse me,i ment the SEs...
whats weird that he still used the powerball as a backup..
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- what does the dry/wet dichotomy mean?
dry = without effects, amp signal only
wet = with effects in the chain/loop

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dry = without effects, amp signal only
wet = with effects in the chain/loop



Oooh I guess that solves my other questions, too. The signals from the Mesas are always dry, while the fx come from the one that comes from the Roland. Is that it...? I mean, it still doesn't make sense to me why would someone deliberately choose not to use fx with the mesas.
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I mean, it still doesn't make sense to me why would someone deliberately choose not to use fx with the mesas.
dont know about the stiletto, but the loop of the dual recti is .... - maybe thats why!
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Oooh I guess that solves my other questions, too. The signals from the Mesas are always dry, while the fx come from the one that comes from the Roland. Is that it...? I mean, it still doesn't make sense to me why would someone deliberately choose not to use fx with the mesas.
Because he likes the washy sound of the GP-100 preamp in the reflections, juxtaposed to the more defined attack of the heads. Think of it a really elaborate dampened delay. Delays are a key part of Devin's sound, so his setup is built around that. Eric Johnson has a whole separate "echo rig" as well.

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I know you're not sure about this stuff, but would it be possible, under this scheme, to use the G-Force with the Mesas? I mean, is there a reason for the G-Force not to be located before the signal splits (before the JD7)?
I'd be guessing no, not sure if the tc has a true bypass, but generally you don't want to pass your signal through stuff (especially gear that will level it to line level and/or pass it through a A/D-D/A converters) before it hits your pre's. You generally want to keep maximum responsiveness to playing dynamics, distrotions/boosts, etc. between the guitar and the amp.

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Bumping my thread to keep it alive. Not really a full pedalboard/rig spec, but I thought this was quite interesting. Now, we all know that at his absolute most forgiving, and loaded to the gills with morphine, even the baby Jesus still ....ing hates Jack White... but the copper plating of all his pedals is just too cool not to post:





I'd contemplate doing something like this with my stuff, but way too many of my pedals are in plastic cases, his are all conveniently in metal housings.
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