Richie Sambora's Rig! lots of pics

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  1. archgabriel54

    archgabriel54 Defender of Metal!

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    Thought you dudes might appreciate this even though its not metal or 7 string related.
    I work for a crewing company in Melbourne called Gig power, Today we were loading in for Bon jovi and I managed to have a huuuuge chat with Richie Sambora's guitar tech:kd: . I thought, man the org dudes would probably like to see this rig, so he let me take some pictures.:cool:
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    I was surprised that he was using JCM 2000's. I was under the impression they were crap?! The guitar tech said the first year they were made they were really good. Any thoughts?
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    Richie is rockn the iso cabs with a Celestion Vintage 30 in one and a Celestion Gold in the other. Mics were a Sennheiser 421 and Shure SM57 inside. He had some standard Marshall cabs on stage too.
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    He also had a hammond Leslie rotating speaker in another rack case
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    Rack action! Richie has a axess electronics Midi foot controller on stage so he can screw around when ever he likes and one back stage with the rack gear so the tech can make all the main changes.
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    I was so stoked when i saw the talk box.
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    Close ups of the rack
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    The thing with this is that, the other half of the guitars are out of the picture...:holy:
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    Hope you enjoyed kids!
     
  2. Bloody_Inferno

    Bloody_Inferno Silence is Violence

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    Seriously, sweet pics dude! Didn't know you work for Gig power.
     
  3. metal_sam14

    metal_sam14 Tard

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    Fuck yeah that is awesome, pretty surprised about the jcm2000's but its still cool :yesway:
     
  4. Blazerok

    Blazerok SS.org Regular

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    Cool! Great post, i found the isocab/leslie section very interesting!
    It must have been awesome to meet richie's tech!
     
  5. aiur55

    aiur55 SS.org Regular

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    thats a lot of gear lol. That was pretty awesome!
     
  6. AK DRAGON

    AK DRAGON Guitar Popcicle

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    :drool:
    Clean Up Isle 1!
     
  7. archgabriel54

    archgabriel54 Defender of Metal!

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    Yeah man he was one of those dudes that had been in the industry for years. I asked him if he'd worked with any metal bands.. He laughed and told me he started of with the bay area thrashes. I was like i love you.
     
  8. Guitarmiester

    Guitarmiester Awesome-O

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    I wouldn't say the JCM 2000's are crap. I'd prefer a DSL over the TSL, but still wouldn't be my first choice when going Marshall.

    Thanks for the pics! Sambora is a beat.
     
  9. Decipher

    Decipher Ibanez Enthusiast

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    Cool pics man! That is weird about the JCM2000's..... I thought I had heard he was rocking the Diezel VH4's.

    Nice to see the Rivera Silent Sisters in action too.
     
  10. 7string_dreamin

    7string_dreamin New Member

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    Talk boxes are fun. I haven't had mine setup since I moved into this condo. There is not enough room! Impressive collect he has there.
     
  11. ralphy1976

    ralphy1976 1 less ERGNESS

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    am i the only one who was singing

    CAUSE I'M WANTED
    WANTED
    DEAD OR ALIVE.......solo....
     
  12. Ostia Man

    Ostia Man SS Contributor

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    Nice pics, sooooo many heads:bowdown:!!!

    I have two jcm 2000 dsl, and they ARE great amps! just not for metal, and not if you want that classic marshall sound. But somewhere in between.
    For what I do they great, like this:

    Its a mix between the dsl and a rectifier.(my band)
     
  13. petereanima

    petereanima Br00tal Bubbly Mofo

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    He was using Herberts until 1-2 years ago, and switched then to Marshall.

    no, me too! :D
     
  14. ralphy1976

    ralphy1976 1 less ERGNESS

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    du bist die beste!!!!!!

    it's all the same
    only the faces change...

    more seriously : i thought in his BJ days he was a marshall / fender endorsee... and i always thought he had remained with Marshall..obviously not!!!

    i would have expected the Diezel to be a bit too radical for his style of music, wouldn't you say? (i don't expect him to use a VHS4 by the way!!!)
     
  15. petereanima

    petereanima Br00tal Bubbly Mofo

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    Not really, i mean: of course its easy to make the Herbert sound brutal, but its also very easy to make it "nicer". For example - i use Ch1 for pure Clean stuff, Channel 2 in "+" mode for tight and dry rythm, and Channel 3 for small lead parts where i need abit extra gain and compression - for tappings for example! I use the midcut function, but also have the mids in the channel EQ very high, and of course use a guitar and pickups and a cab that "support" a brutal tone.

    Sambora used his Herberts: Ch 1 - "acoustic clean", Ch 2 in "minus" mod eonly, gain almost completely down, jsut for crunchy clean kinda sounds, and for the rest he used Ch 3 with low gain settings and also the volume knob on the guitar rolled back! He didnt use the midcut function either.

    With he right guitar and pickup combination, you get pure classic rock sounds out of the amp that way!

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    Oh, and i'm can get really "awkward" for poeple around me whenever i had some drinks and "Wanted" is on...i end up yelling my lungs out, getting down on my knees and administer the epic solo on my brand new sprakling air-guitar. :lol:
     
  16. ralphy1976

    ralphy1976 1 less ERGNESS

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    actually in between you writting this and me reading it i re-listen to the quick test done on that "13 amp of doom shoutout" page, and yeah, clean ist clean!!!

    And i love those emo pants he is wearing!!!

    Also, 2011 is a purchase / GAS-free zone for me...and Fred is already trying to make me break it...before 2011!!!!! bastard!!!

    EDIT : you do clean stuff???

    EDIT 2 : with reanima?
     
  17. petereanima

    petereanima Br00tal Bubbly Mofo

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    :lol: i KNEW that was coming. well, to be honest, "not yet" - we are trying out some clean parts here and there, mostly some short "jazzy" /"psychedelic" parts.

    But before every rehearsal i play my "standard" stuff, to get warmed up - mostly the same 3-4 songs since 15 years. :lol: (GNR, Skynyrd, Black Sabbath..and: who would have guessed: Wanted, dead or alive)

    Also in non-band-situation i actually play a lot clean.
     
  18. rudomat

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    Hope you enjoyed kids![/QUOTE]
    hi!
    thanks a lot for that info...i´m searching hard for as much details in richies gear as possible...
    do you maybe have info about the two miced speakers...? are they both his main speakers for the dry sound and both of them turned on all of the time, or is the v30 only for high gain and the gold for cleaner sounds...?
    and what´s the trick about the two mics to one speaker...? (is that actually the v30)
    his stage amp cabs seem to be miced as well...??? so what´s going to the pa...the iso cabs, aren´t they...? so why do they mic the stage speakers...is that a fake...?
    i´ve once gotten the info (it´s been said via his guitartech chris "lumpy hofschneider") that he always actually played a custom audio electronics preamp and used his fender and marshall heads as power amps only...???
    thanks a lot,
    rudi
     
  19. Blake1970

    Blake1970 SS.org Regular

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    Thanks for the post! This stuff always makes my day.
     
  20. vanhendrix

    vanhendrix SS.org Regular

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    Dude, you guys rock!
     

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