[NRD] New Rig Day!! Carvin & TC content (56k friendly I guess)

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  1. Ishan

    Ishan Giant Fridge Magnet Contributor

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    So,
    After getting my Carvin Quad-X Amp I had all that free space in my 6U rack bag. I added a SS power amp I had for a few years getting dust in a corner, then I got a G Major on Monday :D
    I couldn't be happier with this setup, it works really great at bedroom level and is powerful enough for rehearsal and gigging (2x120w @8ohms, I only use half of it right now). I think I'll rehearse with it when I find a FCB1010 for cheap but it'd going to be a pain to lug around :(

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    Tell me what you think about it :D
     
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    matt7 Irish Guy

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    I see lots of blinky lights which can only mean good tone :yesway:

    'I ca has teh metulz' :lol:
     
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    Ishan Giant Fridge Magnet Contributor

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    I can assure you it sounds insanely great, far better than I expected with the SS power amp really. The Carvin sounds very tight, even if it still got half of its 12 years old tubes :D
    I spent a bit of time tweaking the G Major, it's a complex machinery but it sounds very transparent and have a very great EQ and Compressor (super warm punchy cleans, I love it !)
    It was quite a bit of money total but it was worth it.
     
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    TomAwesome I LIKE JUICE!!!

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    Nice lookin'!
     
  5. Ishan

    Ishan Giant Fridge Magnet Contributor

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    I'm thinking of adding a cheap power conditioner, like the Phonic PPC 9000 E :
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    I won't be gigging with it any time soon but as it is now it's a bit of a pain to power up (the Carvin On/Off button is on the back) and the Phonic have lights, I love pretty lights :lol:
     
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    stuh84 The Viking himself Contributor

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    The Phonic is good piece of kit, I have one myself and it works very nicely :)

    As for the Quad X, it looks BEAUTIFUL, so many buttons and dials, heaven to me :D

    Is it MIDI capable at all?
     
  8. Ishan

    Ishan Giant Fridge Magnet Contributor

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    It's really great, gotta retube it with JJs from Eurotubes (they went overboard on this one, it got 9 (!!!) tubes in it :lol: ) . You can switch channels via MIDI but that's about it :D it's just what I need tho.
    I think I gotta get the Phonic, it's cheap and it's perfect for my needs :)
     
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    Looks very cool. What is that pedal with the red knobs in front of the rest?
     
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    Ishan Giant Fridge Magnet Contributor

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    It's a Bloody Murder from our very own LordOVchaoS :D Basically it's like a (far) better TS-9 :)
     
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    -Nolly- SS.org Regular

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    Congrats dude, that looks like a very well thought out rig :yesway:
     
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    thesimo SS.org Regular

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    it certainly looks completely bad-ass. It makes me glad my pod doesn't support patch names that long, I would spend half my time making daft ones like that lol
     
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    Ishan Giant Fridge Magnet Contributor

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    Names are a pain to edit on the G Major, the lower part of the knob is very jumpy, but it's a common problem on all G Major as I've read.
     
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    petereanima Br00tal Bubbly Mofo

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    thats a serious badass rig.:yesway:
     
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    I've one of these, also, the samson ones aren't bad either, and have LED lights. One thing about the phonic is that it has bulbs which can go, but no big deal.

    Also, rear mount it and it should fit in the same size rack, and allow one more piece of rack gear, like a tuner :)
     
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    Ishan Giant Fridge Magnet Contributor

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    That's a good idea, thx for the tip. I don't mind for the bulbs going, those are cheap :)
     
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    :yesway: Looks awesome! Congrats! :metal:
     
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    I've got the Phonic, too. One of the bulbs went on its second day, and I'd only turned it on briefly to "ooh" over the pretty lights the previous day.

    And fuck yeah is editing patch names on the G-Major a pain. Someone needs shooting for that.
     
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    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    you crazy fucker!

    i demand clips :D
     
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    Cool man I'ts been a while since I've seen a QuadX Pre... Expensive retube, it has like 9 12AX'7 hahah.... I bet it sounds pretty damn good. You sould find an old carvin FET450 to go with it, they are actually very good sounding ss amps.
     

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