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Old 10th May 2012
  #901
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I re-worked my main board recently:

Guitar > CMatmods Buffer>Korg Pitchblack Tuner>Cry Baby Modded to True Bypass (Doubles as Volume Pedal)>Guyatone Slow Volume>Sweet Sound Mojo Vibe>Vintage DOD 401 Phasor>Rothwell Love Squeeze Compressor>Full Drive Mosfet>Timmy>MXR Micro Chorus>MXR Micro Flanger> Fulltone Supa Trem>Flashback Delay>CMatmods Buffer>Egnater Rebel 30 Combo/Mesa Boogie Express 5:25 Combo

Mogami Patch Cables - Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 and ISO 5 underneath

Rehearsal Board:
Guitar > TC Electronics Polytune>Modtone Funk Filter>Ibanez TS 808 Tubescreamer Reissue>Xotic Effects RC Booster>(Open spot is for a MythFX Triton Modulation Pedal)>MXR Carbon Copy Delay>Egnater Rebel 30 Combo/Mesa Boogie Express 5:25 Combo

Evidence Reveal Patch Cables/Powered by a One Spot
Old 10th May 2012
  #902
Gear Maniac
 

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Originally Posted by Crowyote View Post
One of many modular set-ups used for a recording session.
You're a lucky moogerfooger! Nice....very nice.
Old 11th May 2012
  #903
How many people that are doing heavy gigging are using George L's? I like the way they sound but have been unreliable in the past. Someone told me you have to use pliers to make the connections tight.

Opinions?
Old 11th May 2012
  #904
I should add I'm considering using lava solder less cables. I hear they are way better.
Old 11th May 2012
  #905
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haven't had any issues on my pedalboard for gigging (12+ times a year) with using only George L's. Not sure if Lava is better, but their right angle connector is slightly smaller, which may be a benefit for crowded pedalboards.

Mine is at the shop right now; having the case turned upside down with new latches, running cables underneath to clean it up but also make it quicker to unpack - just set down, flip top off and plug in. Right now I have to take the board out of the case. Should have back in 2 weeks.
Old 11th May 2012
  #906
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I am just not that trusting of solder-less connectors. I know G L and Lava are great, heard 10x the better comments than the occasional complaint.
I think Lava might be the ones that have a complete barrel lock connection verses a set screw.
I just started making my own cables.
Found some great right angle flat pan jacks and some extra high end cable I cut up. Cost me next to nothing and they are heavy duty cable with solid solder connections and extra insulation.

Just $1 ea which is silly inexpensive, these are larger mass plugs, super heavy duty than what you usually see as right angle pan heads. My cables are twice as thick and insulated with these heavy duty soldered connections. Zero noise and cap loss on both my boards. A good high end buffer first in chain does wonders for your pedal chain. I recently built a HD POD rig but I still use the higher end buffer up front and my custom cable connectors.

1/4" TS Plug Mono Right Angle Male Connector - GLS Audio - 20 Pack

Basic std stock right angle flat plug connector (Hosa) I think.
My new custom cable w larger plugs and heavy high end cable, Monster I think it was. A little hard to see but the body of the plug is 2x the mass of the usual right angle but still very small pedal to pedal connect space.

Old 12th May 2012
  #907
Gear Head
 
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Thanks . . .

Quote:
Originally Posted by DerekJ View Post
You're a lucky moogerfooger! Nice....very nice.
I have:

MF-101
Mf-102
Mf-103
Mf-104Z
MF-104SD
MF-105 (analog not MIDI)
MF-107
MF-108M
CP-251
MP-201

and I use every single one. All at once.

Thinking of getting a Minitaur someday. For now I'm set and beginning to acquire Metasonix as the budget allows.
Old 12th May 2012
  #908
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Originally Posted by Crowyote View Post
I have:

MF-101
Mf-102
Mf-103
Mf-104Z
MF-104SD
MF-105 (analog not MIDI)
MF-107
MF-108M
CP-251
MP-201

and I use every single one. All at once.

Thinking of getting a Minitaur someday. For now I'm set and beginning to acquire Metasonix as the budget allows.
Budget?
Old 13th May 2012
  #909
Gear Head
 
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Budget?
I went from making 5 grand a month teaching w/ 40+ students to having a hell of a lot less when some insane parent cussed me out because I wouldn't bend over backwards to make her happy. I retorted, and Music and Arts took her side. SO Screw you Mit Romney and your umbrella companies.

So yeah, I've got a budget. I'm actually having to move in with my parents at the moment, but I'm not giving up my guitar pedals . . . from my cold dead hands Mit Romney!

But my amps, I've sold the extravagant ones.
Old 13th May 2012
  #910
Gear Head
 
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My bad for the rant . . .

But I think you fellow pedal-nuts know how I feel. We could live on our pedal boards, well provided we have an open-back cab for shelter!
Old 13th May 2012
  #911
Maybe you will get another job if Mitt wins? Your parents would like that.
Old 14th May 2012
  #912
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Here's my current set up. I had a bigger array but got tired of trying to have every one of my fav tones available to me, to many compromises and may as well have got an HD500!
This little lot works well with my rig, which is the important thing.
Old 14th May 2012
  #913
Gear Head
 
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Sorry to hijack this thread but . . . .

Quote:
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Maybe you will get another job if Mitt wins? Your parents would like that.
You do realize that if he gets elected the only peace any of us will find will be on Kolob!

Rock Music and dancing will likely be illegal within a couple of years!

Make that wild wiggly music while you can my fellow pedal-nuts.
Old 15th May 2012
  #914
500 series nutjob
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by darkhorse View Post
payment plan, no interest, no qual, no credit check, pretty cool for us no budget economy crushed players. I dig it.
LOL
just what need!
Old 17th May 2012
  #915
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Crowyote View Post
I went from making 5 grand a month teaching w/ 40+ students to having a hell of a lot less when some insane parent cussed me out because I wouldn't bend over backwards to make her happy. I retorted, and Music and Arts took her side. SO Screw you Mit Romney and your umbrella companies.

So yeah, I've got a budget. I'm actually having to move in with my parents at the moment, but I'm not giving up my guitar pedals . . . from my cold dead hands Mit Romney!

But my amps, I've sold the extravagant ones.
I get into trouble saying anything about politics or religion w the management here but I know "exactly" what you're saying.
Love to talk shop on the issue, maybe a private message.
Old 17th May 2012
  #916
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LOL
just what need!
Seriously cool deal. I was buying a huge 4 payment load of gear from zZounds every three months. AMS offers 3 payments, they both have pretty much the same inventory. The no qual, no credit check, no interest, no finance charge, is a dream compared to all those who want you to get their payment card.
I just cannot pass a credit check these days. Several loss of job smacks ruined all that but zZ does not care and if you make your first round w no issues you are good w them for the future. Keep the first bout reasonable then build the possible range, Great company. I wish they had the inventory of some others but still cool.

They add stuff now and then but some things they lack I keep asking for but their buyers are not keeping up with demands. I cannot understand how they carry a brand but not some of the available pedals. They have Wampler but not the new SLO or probably not the just out Tweed OD and limited Orange dist. T-Rex but no Octavius pedal.

Anyway, a great deal in these no money dire times. They just cut my wife's pay and I am early retired so I got shut down buying any gear for a time.
Glad I had just got my POD rig before the budget clamp.
Old 17th May 2012
  #917
I have recently updated mine and this is what I ended up with.



But after a few gigs and a few issues....I am now going with this for the time being



Sorry about the rubbish picture!

For anyone interested enough, I have written a longer explanation of the reasons behind everything and you can find that here. Current guitar pedal board ? 2012 | spencerbruce.com (gets a bit geeky, sorry, but far too long to post here!

keep up the pictures, always a great way to wind down and see what everyone else is using!

Thanks!!

Neil
Old 17th May 2012
  #918
Lives for gear
Hint, after you import your pics, edit your pics and compress to document size and you can enhance the contrast via auto in the edit (Photo Gallery). Some are just too big without compressing them down a little.

This is probably the largest thread I have seen on any board. Everyone is interested in what others are using.
Old 18th May 2012
  #919
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Originally Posted by litepipe View Post
How many people that are doing heavy gigging are using George L's? I like the way they sound but have been unreliable in the past. Someone told me you have to use pliers to make the connections tight.

Opinions?
I have used some for years without any problems. The nice thing about them is that you can fix them really easily if you do have to-you basically just need a pocketknife or a little pair of good scissors (like Fiskars)to cut the cable back a half inch or so. Also overtightening them is a bad idea, much better to just hand tighten the knurled nut.

There definitely is a "knack" to getting them together right, but it's not hard. the other brand you mentioned is much more complicated to assemble; in fact I watched a video of the company's owner demonstrating the process and I was laughing at what a PITA it looked like...
Old 18th May 2012
  #920
Quote:
Originally Posted by darkhorse View Post
Hint, after you import your pics, edit your pics and compress to document size and you can enhance the contrast via auto in the edit (Photo Gallery). Some are just too big without compressing them down a little.

This is probably the largest thread I have seen on any board. Everyone is interested in what others are using.
Oops sorry about that, I thought I had linked to small ones on my site, having just opened now they are massive!

Sorry chaps!!
Old 18th May 2012
  #921
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Live and learn. This is not my first pic site so I had the technique sort of worked out.

How do you like that Shur Riot? Been wanting one of those. Now a days I am messing with the new POD unit but I miss the better external ODs and Dist's I had been using. Adding them into the loop on that unit just does not cut it.

Love this thread. I started a guitar one but this one keeps going.
Great guitar porn.
Old 19th May 2012
  #922
Quote:
Originally Posted by darkhorse View Post
Live and learn. This is not my first pic site so I had the technique sort of worked out.

How do you like that Shur Riot? Been wanting one of those. Now a days I am messing with the new POD unit but I miss the better external ODs and Dist's I had been using. Adding them into the loop on that unit just does not cut it.

Love this thread. I started a guitar one but this one keeps going.
Great guitar porn.
Hi Darkhorse,

Good question, I would certainly say that the Riot is worth a try if you can. I would say that I am slightly biased as I really love my, for me personally it is the pedal I have been looking for, although I will also say it is for a Marshally Plexi kind of sound. If you are interested I actually wrote a review and did a video review of the pedal Suhr Riot Distortion Pedal Review - YouTube

Hope they are of use,if you have an specific question just drop me a line. (I should add I am in no way endorsed or associated with Suhr...but I am open to offers!)

Keep the guitar porn coming I say!!
Old 19th May 2012
  #923
Gear Nut
 
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Getting ready for a session on monday.
Old 20th May 2012
  #924
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Maybe you will get another job if Mitt wins? Your parents would like that.
Sure we can all raise our hands in the air as we hurl over the water fall, oh I could go on but not allowed here...

there is a real problem of mendacity and duplicity these days in a bizarro opposite world of nonsense sans numbers, facts and reality.

I retired a few years ago at 48, just watching the wheels go round and round.
Until they come off, and we live in a B sci-fi movie of idiots and forgotten knowledge.

The payment plan at zZounds and AMS is the best thing to have happened in recent years. My income is fixed and at least that enables me to get something from time to time. Helps distract me from the tunnel freight train light headed this way.
Old 8th June 2012
  #925
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Decided to post pics of my board all finished. My fingers were killing me from doing the cable ties and mounts but it's so clean it was worth it.

Old 8th June 2012
  #926
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Very clean! well done.
Old 8th June 2012
  #927
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Great!
Old 10th June 2012
  #928
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Holy cow that's a clean board, looks great!!
Old 10th June 2012
  #929
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Boards are just plain cool.
I consider it a matter of being professional and just downright looking cool.

Guys who hate pedals must not think puppies and kittens are adorable.
When I get something new, first off it is like christmas opening a present then I just mess with the pedal seeing how well made it is. I think guitar would be a more than a little boring without all the cool things to alter and create tones.
Old 18th June 2012
  #930
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Darkhorse I am so sad to hear your using a line 6 now.
If I were to use a pod for anything it would be purely for can simulation..... But I can't bring myself to do it.....
I feel like I lost a soldier to the enemy
Hahaha
It's cool if you like it. I think that digital distortions sound SOOOO fake, even the axe fx and other digital amps. Nothin like a well designed analog pedal going into an American tube clean sound cranked to the edge of breakup. I am totally falling in love with the visual sound open road. Fricken fantastic
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