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single rack space...what would you get?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by eastcoasteddie, Apr 13, 2009.


  1. eastcoasteddie

    eastcoasteddie

    Mar 24, 2006
    NoVA
    I have a 6-space rack that has one space empty. What is available out there that you'd stick in there. Nothing to break the bank, but something more worthwhile than a power conditioner...

    I always wanted to get an OD (but not necessarily a fuzz). I'm not much of an "effects" guy as I've been plugging straight from a bass to an amp since I started in '93. Never had any effects for bass.

    I'm also not up & current with what's available in a 1U config.

    I know this sounds vague, but I'm just looking for ideas and opinions.

    The other 5U's are taken up by an SVT2-Pro and a 1U rack tuner.
     
  2. mako

    mako

    Apr 4, 2007
    istanbul
    im thinkin about bbe 482i sonic maximizer these days
    but without a compressor i wouldnt play anything at all =)
    bbe maxcom is a compressor and also a sonic maximizer so this would be fine
     
  3. mr.hughes

    mr.hughes

    Sep 12, 2005
    Ireland
    How about the rack version of the Aphex Aural Xciter?
     
  4. eastcoasteddie

    eastcoasteddie

    Mar 24, 2006
    NoVA
    sounds interesting, have you used it? notice any difference in sound quality?
     
  5. dannybuoy

    dannybuoy

    Aug 3, 2005
    England
    Sansamp RBI/RPM or Aguilar Agro will cover your overdrive needs nicely.
     
  6. How about a TC Electronics G Sharp effects processor? They're really good value and all of the effects are very convincing.
     
  7. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    A drawer.
     
  8. eastcoasteddie

    eastcoasteddie

    Mar 24, 2006
    NoVA
    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....I like that....!!!
     
  9. greenboy

    greenboy

    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    Antigrav unit.
     
  10. OrangeSun

    OrangeSun

    Jun 26, 2005
    Boston, MA
    For overdrive definitely go for a sansamp unit. If your going to get a compressor go for a DBX160A or X...very good units, 1 rack space, one channel.
     
  11. iplaybasstexas

    iplaybasstexas

    Apr 5, 2008
    DFW
    with a rackmounted all tube, i'd go for a rack fan.
     
  12. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
    +1 to this i have both units (RBI-RPM) and can't imagine playing without them

    "I always wanted to get an OD"

    but seeing as you already have an SVT-2-Pro (which the RBI and RPM are emulators based around the Ampeg Sound) I would go after the Aguilar Agro very nice rackmountable OD/Distortion unit!
     
  13. Schizoid75

    Schizoid75

    Apr 27, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    Without getting into specifics, there are plenty of:
    tuners
    wireless units
    compressors
    effects processors
    eq's
    that would all fit nicely in one space. You just have to decide which of those would make the best use of your one space.
     
  14. madmaskbass

    madmaskbass

    Apr 29, 2008
    Australia
    IMO if you are happy with your sound you really dont need to fill it up with something that is just...... filling the space...
    anyspace left in my rack unit is covered with matt black chequer plate looks unreal and fills the space..... there are some amazing products but if you are happy with what you have why bother.......pretty much anything that will add to the quality that you already have is not going to be cheap.....
     
  15. SteveD

    SteveD

    Feb 20, 2006
    Denver, Colorado
    "single rack space...what would you get?"

    A lesson.:p
     
  16. ga_edwards

    ga_edwards

    Sep 8, 2000
    UK, Essex
    Lights
     
  17. eastcoasteddie

    eastcoasteddie

    Mar 24, 2006
    NoVA
    ...I don't get it...a lesson won't fit in a 1U space will it?
     
  18. eastcoasteddie

    eastcoasteddie

    Mar 24, 2006
    NoVA
    I'm going to seriously think about that Argo...gotta go try one out.

    thanks for the tips.

    yeah, I am pretty happy with my sound. I'm not much into delay's, chorus or flanger sounds....just maybe some serious ballsy OD.
     
  19. SpankyPants

    SpankyPants That's Mr. SpankyPants to you.

    Aug 24, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    You might want to think about the Aguilar Agro. it even comes with a footswitch if you want.

    Yes, I'm plugging myself here, but it's really one of my favorite distortion tones ever. Super versatile.
     
  20. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Single space rack plate with ventilation holes. It'll really clean up the look.
     

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