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Need help setting up rack

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Lesh_Philling, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. Lesh_Philling


    Jan 17, 2014
    After 25 yrs I decided to pick up a bass again, never had effects before, let alone a rack but what the hell I got one..

    here's what I have:

    Peavey Tour 700 Amp
    Behringer V-Amp Pro, that came with a Behringer FBQ3102
    Eden EX410N8 rated 1000W
    Spector Legend 5 String

    My problem is I have no idea how to hook everything up to get the most out of it, do I want it balanced? Unbalanced? do I use 1/4 speaker plugs to connect the rack together or the XLR cables, I have no idea (got in a little over my head). I have been researching on this for a week and still not getting it.. http://i484.photobucket.com/albums/rr206/jazz7568/navlight002.jpg
    Any help is appreciated,

    Thank you

    I am hoping CharlieC will chime in here, he seems to be a guru with the V-Amp
  2. If it were me and I intended to use the V-amp

    I would plug my bass signal into the V-amp and then send the affected signal from the V-Amp to the front end of the Peavey and then into my cab!!! via the 1/4" plugs (Speakon for amp to cab) and save the XLR for FOH if need be
  3. Lesh_Philling


    Jan 17, 2014
    Thanks Snake,

    BTW what does "save the XLR for FOH" mean?

    this set-up is just for me to mess around on, it's not goin to leave my office..
  4. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    The XLR cable jack should be reserved to run an XLR cable to the Front Of House (P.A) sound system. Your soundman will appreciate it, and you best treat your soundman like gold, he can make or break you.
  5. Lesh_Philling


    Jan 17, 2014
    Thanks for the info Diabolus,

    I get the plug the bass to the V-Amp, but sending the effected signal out, am I using the "analog line outputs" there is left and right or "post DSP insert" there is also a left and right? so do I need a Y cable to go from the V-Amp to the "IN" jack?
  6. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Check the manual, but you just want to use one, probably the right. I am not familiar with the V-Amp, but two 1/4" outputs usually means the device puts out in stereo, so each one would go to a different amp. I could be wrong, but I would be absolutely shocked if you needed some kind of special Y cable to use a piece of Behringer gear.
  7. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Use unbalanced shielded cables. These are regular guitar cords, nothing fancy. No XLR, no balanced, no speaker cable except to connect the amp to a speaker.

    Balanced cables are for long cable runs, like the 50' from a stage to a soundman, they will not help you in your specific case.