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Rig complete

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by xring, Nov 5, 2005.


  1. xring

    xring

    Sep 16, 2003
    Ohio
    I was initially very happy with the sound of this rig, but something was definitely lacking. I knew that it just did not sound as nice as my other rack set up which incorporates a BBE Maxcom. I figured I needed to pick up another sonic maximizer. Found a killer deal on a new one and dropped it in the loop after the compressor. There we go! I really have to say, I played with the EQ for hours, before I plugged this in looking for "the tone." 5 minutes later...yes. That's what it needed. I know some don't care for these gadgets, but if your sound is lacking and you can't put your finger on it, give them a chance. :D
     

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  2. How's that tuner work? (the good, the bad, and the ugly) I've been thinking of a rack tuner to fill the last space in my rack.
     
  3. softscrubmonkey

    softscrubmonkey

    Nov 19, 2004
    St. Louis
    How does that 362 go with the kustom? i have that kustom head and i am deciding between the 362 (NR) or just throwing a tuner in the last space on my rack. How does it effect the sound exactly?
     
  4. xring

    xring

    Sep 16, 2003
    Ohio
    As far as the tuner goes, I also have the Korg DTR-1000. If the price is comparable, go for the Korg. There is really no comparison. It seems more accurate, it senses the notes better, and the display is much better.
    The 362 is good for this rig. There is no headroom problem, which supposedly may come into play when compared with the 482 on up. The affect is hard to explain. It makes the rig easier to EQ, since it's "almost there" right off the bat. It seems to give more headroom in your amp and bass EQ since you don't need to crank them. It gives a clarity to every note - even if you thought it was clear before. I found this head to be bottom end biased as far as tone (maybe the cabs?) but the BBE brings in a clear presence on the top end, and rounds the bottom.
     
  5. softscrubmonkey

    softscrubmonkey

    Nov 19, 2004
    St. Louis
    alright thanks. i really like sound im getting now out of my amp, but i liked the idea of the 362 nr cause of the noise reduction because im using guitar distortion pedals. and i just wanted to see what the maximzer could do for my sound. but seeing the cost to benefit, i dont think its gonna do much for me, so i think ill just go with the tuner. specailly because the new fender/korg dtr is the same flat silver as the kustom and it has blue lights. i think that will go well nicely.
     
  6. xring

    xring

    Sep 16, 2003
    Ohio
    Well you probably do need a good tuner, but remember - if you have not had a chance to try a BBE, you might be surprised. Especially, the 362 NR seems desirable to me. I don't believe they make them anymore...
     
  7. softscrubmonkey

    softscrubmonkey

    Nov 19, 2004
    St. Louis
    yeah, i know there discountinued, but northernsound.net has had one on clearence that ive been keeping my eye on for a while now. i wonder if guitar centre would let me hook one up to a bass amp since theyre over in the PA section and all.
     
  8. popinfresh

    popinfresh

    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    I'd just go with a tuner pedal.. Easier to to use and read, and you don't have to walk over to your rig mid-gig to tune (if that's what you need it for).

    I'm using a boss bass tuner pedal (my drummers).. Works wonderfully.
     
  9. T. Alan Smith

    T. Alan Smith

    Sep 9, 2001
    ???
    I can check the tuning with my rack tuner from across the stage. That's the beauty of it.
     
  10. Sojourner

    Sojourner Supporting Member

    That and don't expect to be able to actually see the note or the indicator on your pedal tuner if you're playing outdoors with any amount of sunlight. The worst part is when that tiny little dot indicating that you're tuned to the sharp of a note is lit and you can't see it. You're tuning to drop D but don't see that little dot there and next thing you knowy ou start the song tuned Eb A D G B E and THAT doesn't work so well...