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Live rig vs. practice rig, does anyone else have the same experience?

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by Jrussblues, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. I play whatever's lying around or my rehearsal rig and i end up gassing for new pickups, rig components etc... then i go play my live rig and I'm like nope...everything's pretty incredible sounding and the gas stops until I start practice or rehearsing with my 2nd line stuff again and the cycle starts all over again
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  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    It's never happened to me consciously but it makes sense. Especially if there is a longer period of time between gigs.
  3. Gas is normal but I have decided I have enough of everything already.
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  4. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
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  5. Ulf_Hansson


    Apr 15, 2014
    Double Amen.

    On the other hand, around Christmas we are supposed to treat ourselves with gifts, aren't we...?
  6. alack


    Nov 20, 2000
    To each his own but I always understood it to be a season of giving to others :)
  7. I believe the definition of crazy is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different outcome. :D

    What you are experiencing is a problem to me also. Which is why I bought a Sans-Amp several years ago. Now I've gone through a bunch of pre-amp pedals. Good ones seem to smooth out the rough edges of the back line gear I have to use.
  8. I never understood having separate practice/rehearsal/live rigs. Ive always looked a rig to cover everything.
  9. Yeah, it would be cheaper to get rid of all but one but it's super convenient to have everything already where it needs to be.
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  10. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    I have a smaller cab in my practice room. Doesn't sound the same, but I don't expect it to.
  11. mrb327


    Mar 6, 2013
    Nobody Knows
    I mark "other" on all the forms I fill out

    I enjoy giving to other
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  12. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    While I notice the differences between my own gig rig and whatever is available, I'm always comfortable using someone else's amp so I don't have to schlep my own. I've never come across a supplied rig that made me second guess my own rig.

    It's always fun when the supplied amp is something really different, like an SVT.
  13. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i used to have several rigs: in the days of 'heavy'. but since i went GK (class D, neo speakers), i use the same combo for both rehearsals and gigs: makes things easier for me and so i now use one rig. but i realize diffferent folks have different needs/situations. one rig won't do for everyone, i'm just glad i can get away with it.
  14. Jools4001

    Jools4001 Supporting Member

    I use the same rig. Lightweight stuff makes it easy, and you can also work on your gig sound at rehearsal.
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  15. s0c9

    s0c9 Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    1964 Audio artist, Fractal Audio Beta Tester
    Same here...
  16. Ulf_Hansson


    Apr 15, 2014
    Well, well, one thing does not exclude the other, does it?
  17. alack


    Nov 20, 2000
    It certainly does not. I was speaking to what I believe. But that doesn't preclude anybody from doing something to treat themselves.
  18. jthisdell

    jthisdell Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2014
    Roanoke, VA
    Sounds like you need a better practice rig...
  19. And I am just the opposite my rig in my music room is my 1975 Ampeg SVT with 8*10 cabinet.
    I no longer use it live so, everything I do use live doesn't hold a candle to it.
  20. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize!

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    The entire setup at practice is so different from live I just don't worry about it. Just being able to hear myself at practice is a win.
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