now *this* is a rig (Noel Redding content)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by chuck3, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Noelpic6.
  2. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer

    cue the Billy Sheehan rig photos:D
  3. craig.p


    Sep 28, 2008
    New Hampshire
    LOL, there are those coiled cords again.

    I wonder where they found the tame gorillas to lift those Sunn cabs with the JBLs. Yikes.
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  4. mellowgerman


    Jan 23, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    Whoa mama.
  5. then there's this one ... OK, I understand about the cabs, but what's up with all the heads stacked like that?

  6. Nightlyraider


    Sep 30, 2009
    They are all slaved into one head and powering the cab stack right next to them. If you only had foot long segments of patch cable to connect the heads, that set up would work.

    I'd be horribly afraid of knocking that particular tower over, but I suppose the stage wasn't too busy either.
  7. Makes sense to have all your controls close together.

    Also, makes you wonder. If Hendrix were playing today, what would he be using???? ;)
  8. John D

    John D Guest

    Dec 27, 2009

    Harp. :bag: Sorry, but someone was bound to say it.
  9. pfschim

    pfschim Just a Skeleton with a Jazz bass

    Apr 26, 2006
    SF Bay Area
    So, what is (Billy Cox ?) using there. It would look to be:
    4 Fender somethings (bassman's, showmans ... ??) driving the cab stack next to the heads. But there are also two other Fender guitar amps (top one looks to be maybe a Dual Showman Reverb head). What cabs are those. They don't look like anything I've ever seen.

    Cool pic
  10. dmrogers

    dmrogers Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2005
    Eastman, GA
    I wonder how well they could hear what was coming out of the stage monitors?
  11. RED J

    RED J Lol Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2000
    Cabs are Guilds, I believe. I used a 2x15 for a time. The Sunn bottoms eat them for breakfast, IMHO.

    My guess is the heads in addition to the Showmans are a Showman reverb (as mentioned) and a twin reverb. All the same amp with slight variations.

    Six Bottoms, six amps, around +- 520 watts, not too shabby, though cumbersome.

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  12. good call - you gotta be right about them being Guilds. I love that ad - look at that ThunderStar Bass in the back! :bassist:

  13. edbass


    Nov 8, 2004
    Those are the little Sunns, the cabs in the 2000S rigs Noel gigged were 6" wider and 6" taller.
    Like this rig times 3;


    Talk about flapping your pants legs; maybe that explains Noel's groovy boots...
  14. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Noticeable absence of logos on all the cabs, but the heads all have theirs. Wonder why that is. Also, check out Billy's bass case right next to the amps. Did he only bring one bass to those gigs?
  15. Savage_Dreams


    Jan 8, 2007
    if they were on top of the stacks he would need a ladder to get to them!
  16. bassistjoe93

    bassistjoe93 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2011
    It was a Hendrix concert, no one would've cared if the bass crapped out! :D
  17. SlingBass4


    Feb 28, 2009
    Kansas City
    A lot of bassist back in the day (60's) only carried one bass, and played it the whole night. It wasn't really until the 70's that you really saw bassists with more than they walked on stage with. Think about many electrics many players had on hand. It didn't matter, from Jazz to Rock, and they were darn glad to have a decent bass!
  18. Mitch/Buddy must have said "WHAT!?" a lot. :)

    I'm guessing the monitors were vocal solo.
  19. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Ya, I guess you have to take it in context of the times.
  20. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    yep, one bass and no tuner!

    i know, stage tuners were but a pipe dream, but supposedly neil young in his early days would set 5 conn strobe tuners on stage behind him, each set to one string on his guitar (one for the two Es, natch), so he could look back and quickly tune.

    how many hendrix shows would have sounded far better had somebody hipped him to that trick?