Adventures in building your modeling rig.

Discussion in 'Amp Modeling' started by caljoe, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. frankv

    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Fun aint it..
     
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    Liam V.I.P. Member

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    Still have an empty space where to RAC12 is going to go:

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    But I finally have an MFC101 layout that I'm going to stick with for the moment:

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    I've decided to keep the bottom row for preset and scene selection, which means the middle row deals with compressor, drives, flanger and phaser, while the top row deals with XY for the drives (I do actually use 4 drive pedals on my physical pedalboard), trem, chorus and delay. Reverb sits on its lonesome at the top right while I decide if I am ever going to want to switch it on or off during a gig.

    Think I'm all set, and don't really have any excuses not to use this rig for my next gig. Really looking forward to hearing it at stage volume.

    Liam
     
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    Bad to the bone brother Liam:wow:
     
  4. IronWeso

    IronWeso Senior Member

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    For those with racks. Any tips on cables/wires? It's always a mess when I transport it. The power cables for all the units are way too long and when closing it up its all bunched together and messy. My rack consists of a Furman and the axe2 and the 1U matrix
     
  5. Pwrmac7600

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    Zip ties and Velcro are your friend. You should look at a panel with all your external connections mounted then you can tie up all internal cables and tie them off inside the rack.
     
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    I use Black Gorilla duct take for the power chords. Color coded Velcro cable ties for everything else.
     
  7. Liam

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    If you have a Furman, 0.5m IEC leads are nice and short and tidy, leaving just one long mains lead from the supply to the Furman. I'm actually digging the lack of cables when compared to my existing stage rig. One guitar lead, FAS link, one power lead, one speaker lead. Compared to my conventional setup it's a huge reduction in cable runs.

    Liam
     
  8. Pwrmac7600

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    You should look at one of these, or build your own.
    Vafam Sound - Connector Adapters
     
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  9. caljoe

    caljoe Senior Member

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    Hi gang, sorry this took so long (Matty) but I decided to take a week off to get some things done around the house. No internet and no TV (kinda nice:)).

    I just love this thing more and more everyday, I've said it before, it's like having your own highend amp and pedal store :dude:

    Iron, your going to love your Xitone when you get it, like Franky said you'll probably need to turn the bass down a bit, there is a slight learning curve with the FRFR's.

    Here's a couple pics :thumb:
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  10. frankv

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    Nice stuff Joey... Looking good..
     
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    caljoe Senior Member

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    Thanks brother :thumb:
     
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    You happy Joey... Happy you went down this road? Would you go down again?
     
  13. Pwrmac7600

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    DUDE! what model Les Paul is that? I LOVE that finish!!!


    Oh yeah, nice modeling rig too! :laugh2:


     
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    caljoe Senior Member

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    Is this a trick question :laugh2: Very happy to go down this road. No regrets whatsoever.

    It's alright :lol:
     
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    No trick. Was just making sure. :thumb:
     
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    Pics not showing for me ??
     
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    Any links? Short power cables would be a huge help!
     
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    Wow that's a trade pro? The color looks so much more red than any of the trad pros I've seen. I have a wine red standard but it's much darker than that. That red almost looks like a rosa corsa.

     
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    That's epic Joe. :dude:

    Awesome rig man, you must be a happy dude. :420: :thumbs:
     
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