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Anybody Using a Rack Effect System?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Newbie-Doo, Mar 20, 2013.


  1. Newbie-Doo

    Newbie-Doo

    May 30, 2008
    U.S.A.
    I was just gifted a nice 3-space rack case and my Hartke head takes up two spaces. I have one space left and I wanted to put an effect unit in there that I could control with a midi foot controller.

    Is there anyone who has not bowed the knee to conformity and GAS and has a rack effects unit in their setup instead of a pedal board?

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. AndyLES

    AndyLES

    Aug 25, 2008
    New York
    What are you looking to add? Chorus, flange, etc.?

    If you don't need effects, just get a power conditioner.
     
  3. Me, sort of. I've used the same rig since Eden introduced the WT800. I've got a thing or two in my rack. Check my profile.
     
  4. Newbie-Doo

    Newbie-Doo

    May 30, 2008
    U.S.A.
    I will, thanks!

     
  5. The Boss VF-1 is a handy multi-effects unit, if you can pick up one used. And it's 1/2 rack size, so you've then got another 1/2 rack space to fill :)
     
  6. Gadgetjunky

    Gadgetjunky

    Aug 9, 2011
    check out the TC G-Major 2
     
  7. Newbie-Doo

    Newbie-Doo

    May 30, 2008
    U.S.A.
    Thanks, I'll check both of these out.
     
  8. Newbie-Doo

    Newbie-Doo

    May 30, 2008
    U.S.A.
    What I want is Chorus, Flange, Distortion, Reverb, Delay, a tuner and volume-expression pedal. All of the multi-effect rack units I've seen are for guitar.

    I may have to go for a multi-effects floor unit. Then I could put a power condition in that extra rack space.
     
  9. AndyLES

    AndyLES

    Aug 25, 2008
    New York
    Try a floor multi effect - Boss makes some good ones, and the slightly older models (GT-6, GT-8, GT-10, etc.) sound very good and can work with bass.

    If you want a rack unit, I'll second the suggestion for the G-major 2
     
  10. Gadgetjunky

    Gadgetjunky

    Aug 9, 2011
    Guitar fx work fine on bass - TC has great modulation.
     
  11. Newbie-Doo

    Newbie-Doo

    May 30, 2008
    U.S.A.
    Thanks for all of your input and suggestions. I picked up a Boss GT-6B (made for bass) off Craigslist last night.

    :hyper:

    I can now put a power conditioner in that rack space. Looking forward to digging into the manual to figure out how to configure my own setups.

    I will be looking like :confused: shortly. haha

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