Post your pedalboards!

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  1. yingmin

    yingmin Parker über alles

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    I really wish this weren't just a typo.

    Seeing all these huge pedalboards just reminds me why I went rack in the first place. Every time I think about buying an individual pedal, I quickly realize why it wouldn't be worth it.
     
  2. Guitarwiz2k

    Guitarwiz2k Tech Metal Guitarwiz

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    That's pretty much why I went rack myself. The pedalboard is the controller for my Axe-Fx, and of course, the Roland GR-30 for Midi synth stuff, then I use the computer for additional triggered sounds through the GR-30. It's pretty nice for playing experimental Jazz, Fusion, some Prog Metal, and things like that... I suppose you could use it for many other styles too, but that's how I use it.
     
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    You guys are boring! The only way i would get a rack setup is if it had pedals on shelves and i had a gigrig setup.. somewhat like john mayer. Pedals are tone and mojo. Racks are phony!
     
  4. yingmin

    yingmin Parker über alles

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    Well, I'm certainly convinced of the error of my ways.
     
  5. greeny23

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    glad to have converted another rack tragic.
     
  6. Guitarwiz2k

    Guitarwiz2k Tech Metal Guitarwiz

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    Sorry to hear that man, I'm afraid I'll never use pedals since you'll never really get the tone out of them you buy them for because, as soon as you add another one either, behind or in front of that one, "Tone change", and added noise. On top of that, I've used my JMP1 and an old Korg A1 for Years, with the pedalboard controller to control it. Now I've switched to the Axe-Fx Standard after 18 years with the other gear, and I've NEVER broken down, or been left at a loss. Then there is the apparent selection of effects.

    I must admitt, not all effects processors are alike, and most of them aren't worh a darn, so I can sympathize with some who stay away from the rack, but since I've also had the pleasure of working in a music store where I can test, choose and refuse, I can say I'll even pass up any Eventide for this Axe-Fx, but I never saw that even an Eventide was "That much better" to sway me from my old Korg for ease of use, and selection of effects.... TILL NOW! :)

    I must also say, if you're not a technical minded person, and prefer the ease of single pedals, the rack is also not for you as well. My close friend has the same setup as I use within the fractal, but he finds it easier to use his analog pedals than to use a multi box, but he's praised my tone for years. And since I'm a tone geek, and I respect his opinion, I took to heart when he said I've got one of the better tones he's heard from a rack system, since I even use anything stock, and almost completely understand how to manipulate rack processors. As long as they are designed like the Korg A1, or now Axe-Fx.
     
  7. Soubi7string

    Soubi7string WOP WOP WOP WOP WOP

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    Analog pedals will always have something Axe FX does not
     
  8. Zugster

    Zugster the green machine

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    You mean like lots of 6" connector cables that can flake out?
     
  9. Soubi7string

    Soubi7string WOP WOP WOP WOP WOP

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    Axe FX isn't invincible ya know.
    all it takes is one dumbass to fuck everything up.
     
  10. Guitarwiz2k

    Guitarwiz2k Tech Metal Guitarwiz

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    I guess I can say since it's built so well, and the support is so good, even it breaks, I'm not worried about getting it fixed; and I get a pretty good bang for the buck if you look at: # of Effects, Amp Models, Time it may take in a studio to record, Ease of use, time on a gig to set up... Works for me!
     
  11. Gren

    Gren SS.org Regular

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    Hahaha hell yes! Rack vs. pedal war.

    Seriously though I myself use a bit of both - I've got an Alesis rack processor and I'm now building a pedal board for anything the Midiverb doesn't do, wah, phaser, OD etc.

    Cool boards in this thread, real pedal porn.
     
  12. Guitarwiz2k

    Guitarwiz2k Tech Metal Guitarwiz

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    LoL Yes... See there, and I wanted the same, some type of wah pedal, and I was going to buy the dunlop rack wah for 600 bucks. Then I was going to get another compressor for the front of my rig, and I wanted to get either some type of tube OD pedal or some type of boost to capture that classic blues overdriven sound; now I get all that in one box. Motion triggered wah, true stereo chorus, phaser, flanger, OD models like cracy: "The RAT", "OCD", "Tube Screamer" model... And even if they're not exact, you can mod them to your choice.

    So in stead of getting the expensive ULTRA, which I didn't have use for some of the effects, I got the standard; so with the exception of the looper, I got the unit I'll make the most use of.
     
  13. Soubi7string

    Soubi7string WOP WOP WOP WOP WOP

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    it doesn't work for me
    I'm just not a fan of 1)racks 2)Digital modelling
    I prefer a good ol amp head,cab, and pedal board
     
  14. Guitarwiz2k

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    I guess I cheat a bit, because since I've only needed to use the JMP1, it was probably easier or easy to model, so I immdiately got my tone back, then I don't go straight out to a PA, I actually use a Mesa 20/20 as my power amp, to two old ADA splitstack 100w cabs.
     
  15. Soubi7string

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    still a rack unit
    plus
    different pedals hold different tones
    I highly doubt Axe Fx can bit crush
     
  16. Guitarwiz2k

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    I'd have to say, if you can find someone local to try it out, or just try it for the 15 days they give for a full money back, I'd give it a try. It is expensive, but much like my korg that I held on for 18 years, I've gotten my money's worth out of it.

    Listening to online demos and videos doesn't do it justice at all... Not one of them.

    It is true that different pedals have different tones, but what I looked for in this unit was transparency, so my guitars true tone comes out. But you do hear a distinct difference between effect models, amp models, speaker models, and that digital sound isn't there at all, as well as that feeling you get when you're playing tubes, this thing gives you that feel.

    Geez!!! I sound like a Fractal Audio rep... LoL

    I do keep this in mind though... if you're a minimalist or a traditionalist, no amount of convincing will do when it comes to what you prefer.
     
  17. Soubi7string

    Soubi7string WOP WOP WOP WOP WOP

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    nah I just don't like axe fx.I do respect the potential and overall unit but I just don't care for it
     
  18. M2K

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    What I current;y have. Simplicity always sounds good.

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  19. Guitarwiz2k

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    Wow, I'd love to know what you dislike abot it. I've found it fairly nice so far, especially through my 20/20. I personally woudn't do the solid state amp thing, but this works for me, besides the numerious effects possible.
     
  20. Soubi7string

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    too much shit I'd never use, so therefore I'd be wasting 2 grand on something that could be for something else.
    also its a rack unit, not fond of the rack unit.
    Plus digital always lacks something an actual amp has IMO
     

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