The Official Sevenstring.org Pedalboards & Rigs of The Gods Thread!

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  1. petereanima

    petereanima Br00tal Bubbly Mofo

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

    :)
     
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    Sang-Drax God is dad

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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...? :scratch: 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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    petereanima Br00tal Bubbly Mofo

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    dont know about the stiletto, but the loop of the dual recti is shit - maybe thats why!
     
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    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.

    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 fucking hates Jack White... but the copper plating of all his pedals is just too cool not to post:

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    :agreed:

    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.
     
  6. RevDrucifer

    RevDrucifer SS.org Regular

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    What the fuck...(in response to Jack White's copper plated shit).

    Why the fuck would one bother with that?

    "I'm going out on tour....hmmm.....I've boughten all the flashy 60's pants I could find....and all the shirts with the gay little tassles on the pockets....what's next? Oh, that's right, I need to have all my pedals re-made with copper housing. Yeah...almost forgot that one..."
     
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    thebhef King....of....Mountn Contributor

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    well, it IS the obvious next step..
     
  8. -K4G-

    -K4G- Go Auckland Blues!

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    That is so cool...
     
  9. Variant

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    I dunno, I think it's kinda cool... like picking the color you want on your guitar, or the covering for your amps. :shrug:

















    :squint: Anywho, time to get some country boys here on this thread... Here are a couple of Midwestern stalwarts from the great state of Iowa: :cool:




    James Root (4)
    circa 2008 (current)


    Video

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    A decent tour of Jim's rig, plus some bonus bits about Mick's standard tuned, ash bodied Ibby FR and cool Ovation Acoustic Sig. :agreed:


    Guitars

    - Fender James Root Signature Telecasters (w/ EMG 81 in the bridge, and EMG 60 in the neck)

    Rack

    - Furman PL-Plus Power Conditioner
    - Audio-Technica AEW-R5200 Receiver (wireless units, for live application)
    - Whirlwind Switcher (to select wireless units)
    - Dunlop Crybaby Custom Shop DCR-2SR Rackmounted Wah
    - Voodoo Lab GCX Switcher (for pedal lops & head channel changing)
    - Voodoo Lab Ground Control Pro w/ expression pedal
    - Voodoo Lab pedal power supplier

    Pedals
    (looped in a pedal drawer, not sure on the signal chain order) :shrug:

    - Digitech Synth Wah
    - MXR Super Comp Compressor
    - MXR / Custom Audio Electronics Boost/Overdrive
    - Maxon AF-9 Auto Filter
    - MXR Carbon Copy Delay
    - Electro-Harmonix Small Stone Phase Shifter
    - Boss AC-3 Acoustic Simulator
    - Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor

    Amplifiers & Cabinets

    - Orange Rockerverb 100 Heads
    - Orange 4x12 Cabinets (2 for monitoring, 1 iso cabinet for micing)
    - Orange Rockerverb 50 combo (for cleans)







    and...
    Mick Thompson (seven)
    circa 2008 (current)


    Video

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    An awesome guided rig tour by Mick's knowledgeable guitar tech, Drew Foppe :yesway:


    Video

    ^
    Rivera interview covering the specifics of the KR-7 head and cabs, with some good recording insight on the part of an unmasked Mick... so listen up, kiddies! :mega:


    Guitars

    - Ibanez MTM1 Signature Model (w/ Semyour Duncan Blackout pickups)
    - Ibanez FR Custom (w/ Semyour Duncan JB in the bridge, and a Seymour Duncan Classic Stack in the neck)

    Rack

    - Furman PL-Plus Power Conditioner
    - Audio-Technica AEW-R5200 Receiver (wireless, for live application)
    - Whirlwind Switcher (to select wireless units)
    - Dunlop Crybaby Custom Shop DCR-2SR Rackmounted Wah
    - Voodoo Labs GCX Switcher (for pedal lops & head channel changing)
    - Voodoo Lab Ground Control Pro
    - Voodoo Labs pedal power supplier
    - Boss GT-Pro Effects Processor

    Pedals
    (looped in a pedal drawer, not sure on the signal chain order) :shrug:

    - Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor
    - Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner
    - Custom Drew Foppe Compstar Overdrive
    - Electro-Harmonix Baseballs Envelope Filter
    - MXR JH-3S Jimi Hendrix Octave Fuzz

    Amplifiers & Cabinets

    - Rivera KR-7 Heads
    - Rivera KR-7 Cabinets (Celestion 100-watt loaded)







    Fun fact: Despite being undeniably huge, Jim is actually three inches taller than Mick. Until next time...
    :wavey:
     
  10. petereanima

    petereanima Br00tal Bubbly Mofo

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    James Root also uses the Diezel Herbert + a frontloaded Diezel Cab in addition - for Slipknot, and a VH4 for Stone Sour.

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    why copper plate pedal cases???
    just for looks?
    i dont know if im more angry than i am confused...
     
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    Randy Ooh, Degrasse Tyson-son Super Moderator

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    This is indeed a cool page... in concept, however information is spotty, hard to navigate, and well... in French. :lol: As complete as it looks there are some better pedalboard/rig theads out there.


    Mesa Boogie Custom Design Gallery

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    I reiterate, customizing your shit is not stupid. If you think so, I'll be glad to spray your guitar down with some flat black Krylon. :lol:
     
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    :lol: i paint my rifles with Krylon

    and duracoat
     
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    Just a couple of links to YouTube vids for the gents in Metallica, from their current 'Deathmagnetic' tour (I may embellish more later):





    Kirk Hammett

    10/2008 (current)



    *Variant holds back from making any wah jokes.




    James Hetfield
    10/2008 (current)

     
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    :bump: bumpity bump bump!







    Mikael Åkerfeldt
    (circa 12/08, current)

    Here's a surprisingly simple setup, especially considering the tasty tones emitted by said guitarist/songwriter virtuoso. Mikael is a self-admitted fan of simplicity (and begrudgingly embraces modern computer recording technology), and yet, as time has gone on, Opeth has migrated more towards self recording and production, they sound increasingly stellar ('Watershed', IMHO, was probably the best produced album of 2008). Proof that good tone in in the ear as much as the gear (or the fingers). :agreed:

    Basically Custom 24 and off-the-shelf PRS's into a Sennheiser wireless, into a Boss GT-8, into a Laney GH-100L head, into two Laney 4x12 cabs. I'll add that IMHO, Laney amps are some of the most underrated ones on the market.




    Here's a link to a short, but sweet, tour by Opeth guit-tech Coty Allinson:
    Guitar Messenger Gear Tour: Opeth - Mikael Åkerfeldt




    That's it: :eek:
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    Here, cop his amp settings. :agreed: Note the drive and gain is on zero, as the lions share of the overdrive is happening in the GT-8, though archetypical Brit amps do get a bit dirty when cranked up:
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    ...aaaaaaaaaannnnd... snagged from Nick's Greg Howe tread post:



    Greg Howe
    (current?)

    A nice look-see and fusion master Greg Howe's extensive rig. His current guitar choice is custom Lagunas:



    Full Rig Shots:
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    Rack:
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    Pedalboard:
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    If anyone wants to go into more detail on particulars, feel free! :agreed:
     
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    This is actually what they used to track the albums, coming straight from Jens Bogren:

    "On Watershed i used the Marshall JVM together with the Mesa cab for the main rhythms. The secondary pair is Mesa Dual Rectifier through the MF400. SM57 and Royer on the main pair, 2x SM57 and one SM58 on the secondary pair (if my memory serves me)."

    "On Ghost Reveries i used the MF400 for the main rythms. To be honest i can't remember what amps we used, i know it was one Mesa double Rectifier, but i must get back and... Oh no!!! Never ment to give this away, but the secondary pair was actually a POD XT with the (at the time new) Metal Pack! I see a shit storm coming this way. I remember now that i did regret it in the mix, and it's mostly the Mesa you will hear. I can see that some people are not impressed by the drum sound on that album, and to be honest i don't like it either. It was a compromise (my will against what the band thought they wanted), and on top of that pretty poor mastering."

    The live rig hasn't been used for tracking guitars on their albums.
     
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    Good info! Any word on what they used for leads/cleans/overdubs?

    Also, I find it interesting that Jens criticized the mix on 'Ghost Reveries', I thought it was quite good... not what 'Watershed' was, but plenty decent. It's amazing (especially in the world of metal) what constitutes sub par production nowadays. I'd give my left nut to sound half as good as stuff released in the early '90s that doesn't hold a candle something like 'Reveries. :lol:
     
  19. Daemoniac

    Daemoniac Rivethead Magnate. Contributor

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    Trent Reznor: Pedal MASTER...

    A pic of Trent Reznor's guitar pedals as of his Ghosts release...
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    Some more random gear:


    Moar pics of NIN gear goodness:
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    The studio everyone wishes they had:
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    Couldnt find any pics of his rig alone :(

    His pedal collection is insane :bowdown:
     
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    tell me what you think of these

    also tell me if you can identify any of them
     

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