Your favorite live rig

Discussion in 'Live Performance & Stage Sound' started by Kendalllikevines, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. Kendalllikevines

    Kendalllikevines SS.org Regular

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    Yours or someone elses. I'll start it off, I play a JP6 into a maxon od808 and isp decimator into a Peavy 6505+ into a mesa oversized straight slant recto cab. I also use a tc electronic polytune and a sennheiser g3 system.
     
  2. Luafcm

    Luafcm SS.org Regular

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    I play a very similar rig, EMG 81 equipped guitar into OD808 and a Phase90 with NS-2 noise suppressor. I use a 6505+ Head and a couple different cabs, a Vader 212 for small shows and a Marshall 1960A for larger venues.
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  3. cwhitey2

    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metalâ„¢

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    This is some of the best tone I have ever heard

    Other than my dual rec into a basson 4x12 :cool:
     
  4. Abaddon9112

    Abaddon9112 SS.org Regular

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    All the bands that are using modelers direct to PA now I really admire. It's the way of the future.

    Also, I don't know why but I've always really admired Kurt Cobain's live rig. Just a DS-1 or DS-2 into an old Tech 21 Sans Amp, Mesa Boogie studio preamp, and whatever power amps he could get. I kinda adopted the same philosophy, get a simple rig and make as much noise as possible!

    I myself currently run a cranked DS-1 in the loop of an NS-2, a cranked ART Tube MP Studio preamp for some tube saturation, a BBE Sonic Maximizer for bass/treble shaping, and a Crown XLS1000 power amp. I love my tone, thick and nasty and great for death and sludge.
     
  5. Kendalllikevines

    Kendalllikevines SS.org Regular

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    I'd love to try a basson out. I had a 2 channel triple rec for 3 years and decided to switch to peavey.
     
  6. Kendalllikevines

    Kendalllikevines SS.org Regular

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    I also use the Ibanez BB9. It's an incredible pedal for anyone looking for a tight, but chunky and metallic low end.
     
  7. p0ke

    p0ke 7-string guitard

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    My favorite rig is something as simple as possible -> when there aren't many things that can go wrong, you know what to do straight away if something breaks.
    My live rig at the moment consists of an LTD RR-shape guitar with EMG-HZ-H4 pickups -> Korg DT-10 tuner pedal -> Peavey Valveking VK100 top + cab. I don't need anything more. The only pedal I'm using is the channel switch and volume boost for solos.
    It's not exactly the best sounding thing ever, but it gets the job done.
     
  8. SamSam

    SamSam GAS problems Contributor

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    Axe Fx 2 user checking in...

    I own a Fryette Pittbull 120 which sounds godly but the Axe offers so much flexibility and sounds just as good. I played on a larger stage through the DI with the stage monitor and it sounded fantastic the best I have ever sounded live and I could hear myself perfectly. Kudos to the fantastic sound man on the night.

    I use a matrix PA with a Vader 4 x 12 to complete my rig. My band lost a guitar player and as a result of that I'm setting up a second 4 x 12 with a small delay and subtle EQ to fill out our sound.

    It's reliable it sounds epic and it's LIGHT, what more could anyone want. :yesway:
     
  9. Soubi7string

    Soubi7string WOP WOP WOP WOP WOP

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    I love mine.
    Ampeg VH140c into a Vader 4x12 loaded with Eminence Legends with a Boss NS-50 through the FX loop and a Line 6 G50 wireless unit into my BC Rich JRV7 with a Dimarzio D-activator in the bridge and a Liquifire in the neck and the tone pot cut out and the volume replace with a 1 meg volume pot.
     
  10. TheWarAgainstTime

    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    I ran a pretty similar, bare-bones sort of rig for a while :yesway:

    My Jackson DKMG -> tuner pedal -> VK head with a Decimator in the loop -> Marshall JCM 4x12. All I had out on the floor was the footswitch for the head.

    It worked well for what I was doing at the time, but I soon found that I needed more options and versatility.

    On topic, my favorite live rig is either:
    Periphery's 4 Fractals running DI because it's so simple and sounds awesome

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    Manny's rig from Impending Doom when he was the only guitarist for a while. He was running his guitar into his pedalboard, then into an ABY switch into two 5150III heads and Mesa cabs. He had a Morpheus drop tune pedal on his board, so he was able to emulate all of their different tunings with one guitar, and used the ABY switch to recreate some of the left/right panning stuff like on the albums. Pretty awesome if you ask me :metal:
     
  11. larry

    larry ". . . . . . . ."

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    for a long time it was this:
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    now it's this:
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    i'd sold the pair of diy 2x12's that I was running underneath each slant cab. now I miss having them. :( if i ever get to play shows again, i would leave the triaxis rig at home. the fractal rig is smaller, setup / tare-down takes less than 5 minutes, sounds fantastic through cabs and direct to foh. if my poweramp fails, i can finish the set.
     
  12. signalgrey

    signalgrey Ambiente Savante

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    my modified burns barracuda baritone ---> Rat Deucetone and few delays and a few reverbs----> VOX AC30 (or an Orange AD30)

    ive gotten old. It used to be HOW MANY CHANNELS? I NEED MORE WATTAGE!! MORE MORE MORE MORE...now..that all just seems tiresome to think about.

    K.I.S.S.

    Keep it simple, stupid...
     
  13. MetalBuddah

    MetalBuddah 0000 00 0 0 00 000

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    Ibanez RG -> Kemper -> FOH. Doesn't get more simple than that :wub:
     
  14. Seanthesheep

    Seanthesheep SS.org Regular

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    In terms of what works for a mix I have yet to try anything better than my Axe Fx II into a fender frontman 212r (100w combo).
     
  15. Ckackley

    Ckackley SS.org Regular

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    I'm enjoying mine right now.
    Guitar- Wireless-Rocktron hush- Digitech GSP1101- Direct feed split to the FOH and my bands in ear system- then to my wireless in ears. All of my stuff is actually wired into a rack along with my bands in ear set up. I show up to a gig with just a guitar and I'm ready. Set up takes less than two minutes and that also includes setting up the bands stuff. lol
     
  16. thebunfather

    thebunfather Custom Monkey

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    I've grown to love my direct to FOH setup. It's so simple!! That being said, I saw BLS last night and both Zakk and Evil Twin's tone with whatever they're using was god-like. Definitely gave me a little GAS for a Marshall. lol
     
  17. Wings of Obsidian

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    Alright guys: I actually am just going to post my current rig (which works great studio and live), but I'll also post my dream rig and give a quick explanation.

    Current Rig:
    Guitar -> POD HD500 -> going in direct to PA

    Dream Rig:
    Guitar -> Fractal Audio Axe-FX II -> going in direct to PA
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    Or, run Axe-FX into Matrix GT1000FX Power Amp -> 2 Mesa 2x12 vertical cabinets

    Explanation: we all love the simplicity of the direct-in rigs right? Eh, sometimes some of us on here still like the sound of an actual amp and cab. What I'd like to do is have the option to run the Axe-Fx direct by itself. Or maybe run it through a Matrix power amp (since they have become uber-popular as of lately) and then run it into two small Mesa cabs. - I have always had a love for the construction and "boom" low-end of the Mesa cabinets, but I'd much rather prefer the vertical 2x12s over the horizontal ones because they sound better when mic-ed (one speaker is higher up, thus the sound isn't bouncing all over the floor) and they are easier to roll around and transport because they take up less lateral room. - Space two 2x12s around a stage, and you are good to go! (Could even use one as a personal monitor.)
     
  18. Wrecklyss

    Wrecklyss SS.org Regular

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    I like Brian May's live setup of about 9 AC30s.


    Currently using Mesa Maverick 2x12 combo, Bogner Ecstasy Red, EH MicroPOG, and experimenting with Source Audio Poly-Mod filter/Hothand 3. looking to add delay pedal soon, hoping for a used Vox Time Machine or similar.
     
  19. sage

    sage twerk twerk thall

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    Guitar depends on the band, for post rock it's a Tele and a Strat, for metal it's an Ibanez S and a PRS Torero. Into the Kemper, direct to FOH with live monitoring handled by a Rocktron Velocity 300 and currently unspecified cab (blew speakers, deciding on solution). Kemper is controlled by Ground Control Pro and a Mission Engineering pedal. I use a Peterson Strobostomp to keep everything sounding marginally OK. I'm considering using my MuRF in the loop of the Kemper. It's the only thing the KPA doesn't have an answer for and it's not selling, so I may end up reintegrating it.

    It sounds complex, but the previous rig involved 2 amps, a G-System, and 10 outboard pedals. It was really gnarly to deal with. The KPA has been a total godsend for a guy like me that loves to use a wide variety of texture and plays in two bands that use extremely different sounds.
     
  20. scottro202

    scottro202 I'm walkin' here!!!

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    Mine is:

    Agile Interceotor 27 w/ Duncan JB and Jazz combo or MIM Fender Strat >

    Vox Wah > Digitech Whammy > Ibanez TS9DX > BBE Boosta Grande > MXR Phase 90 > BOSS BF-3 Flanger > Line 6 DL4 Delay, stereo split into

    A> Fender Vibro Champ XD > Left side of stereo Peavey XXX 4x12
    B> Jet City JCA20H (Something like that...) Right side of stereo Peavey XXX 4x12, 20 ms delay between the 2 amps.

    POD? What is this POD you speak of? Huh? Multi...effect? Then what the hell would I do with my stompboxes???? :lol:

    But I'm thinking of converting my Jet City head and Fender into rack-mountable heads and split it with a Rockman stereo chorus and use the DL4 for more conventional delay shit exclusively (instead of switching to and from).
     

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