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Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by TheFireSky5150, Jun 12, 2018.
Whatchya got running these days?
My current setup
Chromed out big dog! That tubescreamer is fucking cool as shit too.
My current setup:
Still more stuff to make before reorganising and cramming everything on there.
This is the Nano board I put together because I was tired of always hauling the big PT Pro around.
( I will try to take some pictures of the big board tomorrow)
What are these boss pedals with the screens you guys have?
They are basically the three top line 500 series multi-stomp boxes. DD-500, RV-500, and the MD-500 (delay, reverb, modulation). Theyre basically boss' version of the Strymon big 3 (timeline, big sky, and mobius). About $50 cheaper than strymon, but all inclusive, with midi capability, storage presets and usually multi-type functionality. So for example the Boss RV-500 is the Boss RV-6 on steroids.
I need some new labels on the controller ^^
Garanteed without mojo
The new setup (mono)
The old setup (stereo)
I scored it at the GC used site. I guess they mispriced it or something. I'm liking it a lot better than the SD805.
Awesome board man. Can I ask how your chain signal is set up
For the big board, basically the signal chain is:
Digitech Drop > TC Electronics Polytune > Strymon Mobius Pre (it's in Pre/Post mode instead of stereo mode) >
Xotic SP Compressor > Horizon Devices Precision Drive > Strymon Riverside. Give me an extra flavor of gain. Actually a whole lot of flavors since I have it setup with an expression pedal so it can go from a nice low gain setting, to a solid mid gain setting. Mostly I use the amps' gain but the Riverside is cool and has its uses for sure >
Note: The comp, PD, and Riverside go through a Morningstar ML5 MIDI switcher so I can bring them in or out using the Morningstar MC6 Midi Controller.
Mobius Post. Back into the Mobius for if I want any modulation after gain. Because of where this is in the chain, if I want modulation after gain, I'll use the Riverside through the amps' clean channels. >
GigRig AbyBaby > Peavey Invective and Mesa Boogie TC-50 inputs > amp FX sends > MXR Smart Gate and MXR 6-band EQ. The ones on the board are only for the TC-50. The Invective has the same pedals on top of the amp head, powered by the 9v outlets on the amp. Also they are in the Invective's FX Loop #1. The post effects from the board are in loop #2. >
Note: The TC-50's Smart Gate and EQ run through another Morningstar ML5, also controlled by the MC6.
Strymon El Capistan. The two FX returns both go into the El Cap via a Y cable I made. The El Capistan actually sums the dry signals then applies stereo delay effects, so the dry signal from this point on contains both the amps' preamp tones. This is actually quite cool as that awesome blended tone ends up coming from both cabs. >
Strymon Dig > Strymon BigSky > TC Electronics Mimiq > TC Electronics Ditto Stereo Looper > Amp Returns
The board is powered by a Strymon Zuma and a pair of Strymon Ojais.
MIDI flows from the MC6 to a Midi Solutions Quadra Thru which goes to the Mobius/BigSky, ML5s, and amps. Connections between the board and amps go through a pair of GigRig MIDI Cinco Cincos.
Although it seems like a complicated board (and it is in some ways) it's simple to use.
Best picture I've currently got - good ol' Hank is blocking the SansAmp.
This is primarily my bass pedalboard but I do use it for guitar as well.
Chain is Monoprice Tuner > Marshall ED-1 The Compressor > Maxon OD-9 > handmade ZVex Woolly Mammoth "Mastodon" Clone > Source Audio After Shock > Boss DD-3 > SansAmp BDDI.
The BDDI generally stays off for guitar stuff, and for bass I don't typically use the Maxon, but everything else gets used for both.
damn. hope your endorsed by chase bliss
I was a bit dirty when they released that tonal recall rkm .I only had my standard one a short time
mine is simple these days. I have 2. one for in front and one for the effects loop.picture is kind a crappy. all I have on my phone
I went from a traditional board (TU-3, Micro POG, OCD, Micro Amp, Timeline, BigSky, Afterneath) to an FX8. No more wondering what the hell is going on with which pedal. I'm pretty happy with it
Thats my full setup, but since I can only use the GR-55 with two of my guitars, I can use only the left pedalboard alone without much issues. The Joyo PXL live is controlling the GR-55 via midi and pretty much has a loop for every pedals, but I got some pedals in the same loops. I`ve also added a tuner pedal and I bought an Ibanez Weeping Demon, but has failed to find a spot for the latter pedal lol. The signal is split into three and each goes to their own amps:
GR-55 -> Guitar Out (actual pickups signal) -> Left Pedalboard -> Ceriatone Overtone HRM100 MKII -> Homemade 4x12" + Peavey Triple XXX 4x12" cabinets
GR-55 -> PCM Tone -> Fender FM100H -> Homemade 2x12" cabinet (for weird effects or synthesizer sounds)
GR-55 -> Modeling Tone -> Trace Elliott AH400 GP12SMX -> Trace Elliott 4x10" cabinet (for bass sounds)
I don't plan to gig using that setup, if I ever doing shows again I'll probably send all the PCM and Modeling tone through a PA system but for home uses, fun has no limits
Also, the left pedalboard is all wired to the NS-2 and PXL-Live with an input and midi out on the side, effects loop in/out and stereo relay on the back so I just have to plug my guitar in the input and plug the amp on the output. No need to access the PXL-Live unless I'm changing a pedal