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my new rack rig....

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Jonesy4fnk, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. Jonesy4fnk

    Jonesy4fnk Supporting Member

    Well I finally got my rack rig almost complete, just waiting on some new SKB racks to be shipped out. I needed a rig that I could run several different instruments (bass, MIDI bass, electric upright bass, Boss RC-20 for samples, and a theremin) through my effects chain and looper. I even managed to incorporate two extremes of tube preamps, the Ampeg SVP-Pro and the Demeter HBP-1. Its a load of gear, but each rack isn't too heavy, the CA-9 is the heaviest. And I'm planning on droping the Ampeg preamp into the CA-9 rack so if I don't need my other gear I cab just grab one rack. My Brubaker 6 string runs through the SVP-Pro then into the mixer, there is also a RMC MIDI piezo output from the Brubaker which goes to the Axon which triggers the Emu sound module which runs to the mixer. All other instruments go straight into the mixer. Then out through my ground effects (Dunlop Bass Wah, Mes Boogie V-Twin preamp, EHX Small Stone, Line 6 DL4) and then into the DBX compressor. That runs in to the Demeter HBP-1, the Lexicon is in its effects loop, then out to the CA-9. The cabinet is a Schroeder 1212, with the angled 12 firing up. This rig sounds amazing.....



    Rack #1
    - Carvin power conditioner (no not a real power conditioner)
    - Korg tuner
    - Lexicon MPX-100
    - Demeter HBP-1 tube preamp
    - DBX 166xl compressor
    - Ampeg SVP-PRO tube preamp

    - Juice Goose power conditioner
    - Emu Planet Earth sound module
    - Axon AX-100SB MIDI converter
    - Alesis Studio 12R mixer

    Rack #3
    - Crest CA-9 (900watts/4ohms x2)
  2. I love it how there is a mountain of rack gear and just a tiny little schroeder cab under them. :D
  3. g00eY


    Sep 17, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    lol it's so big...
  4. Woah, thats huge!

    Id hate to see them tip over! :p

    Your Brubaker is absolutley stunning also!
  5. Plain Old Me

    Plain Old Me

    Dec 14, 2004
    2 words:
    Holy ****!
    That rack is so big, and it looks even bigger with the small cab under it!
  6. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    How many buttons do you have to flip to turn it on? :D

  7. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    I like big racks.:ninja:
  8. I'd love to come by and mess with your cables and all those buttons!
  9. killer! more ampage than cabbage! ;)

    mm switches and lights. i feel like a woman squeeling over a baby... :p
  10. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    All that and you only have one cab?
  11. Jonesy4fnk

    Jonesy4fnk Supporting Member

    yeah the cables aren't usually that messy ;)

    It is funny that the racks are larger than the cabinet. But that little Schroeder is more than enough, even onstage with the 7 piece world/tribal band I play with. It handles that Crest CA-9 like a champ. I have been tempted to add a 1210 or grab a 21012 for larger shows....

    oh, and its only 3 switches (one per rack) to get it all on.

    I do only use the full setup for 2 of my projects, where I need my upright & MIDI bass, etc plugged in together. But this setup seems to be working perfectly for my needs.
  12. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Sweet rig! I've been using my Ampeg SVP-Pro lately and digging it.
  13. Holding my breath waiting for rack gear to CRUSH the schroeder.:D

    Nice setup. It makes me feel pretty lowly with only 7 knobs on my DB750.;)
  14. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I had a 4 space rack that was bigger than my Bergie 112 and I got rid of that. :)

    Serious looking rig. I have thought about MIDI control of and on...