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Potentially Building A Rack - Plugigng it all in

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by travishatcher, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. travishatcher

    travishatcher

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    Hey All,

    Up until now I've been a bass->pedals->amp player. Don't get me wrong, this is great - but I have been looking at expanding my rig for different types of performances.

    Sometimes a band only plays a set in a line-up of bands so I don't haul all of my gear, but if we're playing the standard four hour night I generally bring more of my stuff with me as I'm not sharing a back-line and I have time in sound-check to tweak and season to my personal flavour.

    Anyway. I've recently purchased a Behringer V-Amp Pro and I've been thinking of building a rack, given I play various genres I'm going to dial in specific tones through the V-Amp and have some "go-to" tones. I know there's a lot of Behringer hate out there but a) I like them, and b) I'm not going to drop serious coin until I know this is the set up I want. I thought a big pedal board was the set up I wanted (how wrong I was!)

    So, in the aim's of keeping things simple as I don't need rack effects (given my dedicated pedals) I was thinking of the following:

    EQ (15 band)
    Tuner (got it)
    V-Amp (got it)
    Bass head

    I use the following pedals now (in no particular order):

    Tuner (my rack tuner doesn't seem to like my active basses) MXR 10 Band-EQ
    Chorus
    Flanger
    Fuzz
    Compresser
    Wah
    Volume
    Synth
    Volume

    I swap the pedals in and out depending on the gig/genre/set-list.

    I was thinking of the following for a wiring ...

    BAss -> V-Amp (pedals in the EFX loop) -> Tuner -> EQ channel 1 (mic in channel 2) -> Amp Head

    Does that sound right? I've heard I should AND shouldn't put my pedals in the effects loop (I'll obviously be removing the tuner and the EQ pedals)

    Should I only put some in the loop? If so which ones?

    I've spent more time on playing that I have on the tech side of things but now I want to learn more.

    Cheers, and thanks in advance!
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

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    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Check out the Faq linked in my sig for articles explaining many of the tech aspects about using fx loops, rack gear, etc.
  3. travishatcher

    travishatcher

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    Will do! Thanks!

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