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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by A Rock, Dec 10, 2001.


  1. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT
    ok i just bought myself a rack case to put my swr bass750. It is a 4 space rack and the head takes up 3 spaces.I have one space left.

    If u were in this position...what one thing (one spacer) would up put in this rack??
     
  2. downstairs

    downstairs

    May 13, 2001
    Pasadena, MD
    a tuner
     
  3. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT
    i also own one of those zoom 506 pedals....
     
  4. a Korg DTR1 tuner
     
  5. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    Any good power conditioner. If you will spend nearly a thousand dollars on a head, spend a hundred, hundered and fifty and get something that will save you hassle in the long run.
     
  6. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    I don't have a rack system, so I could very well be wrong here, but isn't a power conditioner used when you have more than one thing to plug in, like a head, a tuner, and three effects racks? Then all of them would go to the conditioner, leaving only one plug to send to the outlet. If he only has one plug to begin with, and only one rack space,is there a point? Again, I'm probably missing something, so I very well may be wrong.
     
  7. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT
    ok....instead of a 4 space rack....ima go for a 6 space.

    im definatley getting that tuner.

    so what two other things would be good to get.

    and what is a powerconditioner?
    also explain to me about compressors and that sans amp driver thingy.

    thanx:)
     
  8. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    It also protects against line noise, power surges, gives you an even, consistent voltage, and has a light so you can see your other stuff.
     
  9. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT
    ok fellas....i bought the 6 space rack.
    3 spaces are taken by the SWR 750

    one more is taken by the Korg dtr-2
    another is taken by the DBX 160 compressor.

    that leaves one more..

    help me out

    a sansamp psa 1?
    a power conditioner?
    a D.I.?
    An effects filter?

    think carefully:)
     
  10. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    yeah, now that you got more than 1 component in there, get a power conditioner. The standard among most bassists on this forum is the Furman Pl-Plus, thats the one with the voltmeter and the pull-out lights.

    For compressor, if you can deal without a comp in the rack, get an ART Levelar. Just an incredible pedal comp. Run it in your FX loop and ur set.
     
  11. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    If you must know...

    I would get a Korg DTR-1, a Furman PL-Plus power conditioner, and a dbx 160A compressor. Thats three spaces right there, plus the three spaces for your SWR head makes a 6U rack. Very nice.
     
  12. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT
    for someone who just turned 16...u really know ur sh_t!

    thanks man...thats what i was gonna go for...the furman, dbx, and korg.

    i already started to look for some good prices.

    i figure any "effect" type things i get would be in the pedal form.

    thanx for all the help guys
     
  13. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    hehe, A Rock, that looks like what I'm gonna end up with. Like this, maybe

    1.Furman PL-Plus
    2.Korg DTR-1
    3.dbx 160a or Behringer Composer
    4.Rane PE-17
    5.SWR IOD
    6.
    7. Carvin DCM2000 poweramp
    8.

    whoopee!!:D

    good luck on your rack excursion, A Rock
     
  14. Hugh Jazz

    Hugh Jazz

    Sep 13, 2001
    Atlanta, GA
    Rock: you're just asking for it, man! The "what should I fill up my rack with?" question will never help, because once you start thinking about it, you end up wanting to buy more than one thing. And then you run out of space and buy a bigger rack. Then you wonder how you can fill that up. It's a vicious cycle, I tell ya!

    :D :)
     
  15. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT
    YOU ARE SOO RIGHT!!!:)

    i went from a rack just for the amp...to a 4 space to a 6 space.....hmm maybe 10?

    lol...im not that crazy....i keep forgeting im still in college and need to to save my funds!!
     
  16. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT
    WoW...i wish i had all that cash to get stuff when i was 14/15 yrs old.

    but i wasnt even playing bass when i was 14.
     
  17. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    Ha! I was playing the bass since my hands were big enough! I wanted to play the bass since I was in kindergarten! So I played "bass" on the lower 4 strings of my dad's el cheapo 1971 acoustic guitar until I was 13 (and had $200), then I got my squier bass and practiced 5 hours a day until now, when I... ahem... still have a Squier bass! :p



    Behringer eh, Bigbohner? Those guys are masters of reverse engineering! :D
     
  18. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT
    is this furman pl plus a conditioner or just a "strip" click this
     
  19. Hugh Jazz

    Hugh Jazz

    Sep 13, 2001
    Atlanta, GA
    power strip = conditioner.

    Honestly though, as far as I know, all those power conditioners aren't really worth it. They're pretty much glorified surge protectors. Only the big ass, expensive ones will make enough of a difference to really matter. I myself got the RR-15 w/lights (~$55) for a few reasons:

    1. plug 8 things into 1.
    2. lights.
    3. no need to get a surge protector in there anymore.
    4. piece of mind.

    Of course, people may and probably will disagree with me. But in the end, it's all up to you.

    H.J.
     
  20. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT
    now what order should these things be hooked up?

    power conditioner
    compressor
    tuner
    head