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Whats in your bass rack?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by taylorro, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. taylorro


    May 30, 2013
    I want to here what everyone else has in their racks. My bass rack is a little excessive and I know that, but I like it and I have no issues transporting it so it works.

    order goes
    Furman < Line6 G90 < AKG MINI not in use, backup < Sabine Tuner < Sansamp RBI < BBE Sonic Max < DBX 266XL < Rane ME30B < Open Space < 3 Space Drawer

    all this goes into a Ampeg 450h into a Ampeg 810e

    (If you have any suggestions on a different order to run these in let me know)
  2. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    Rack #1:

    Carvin B1500, with a fDeck HPF-3 tucked in the back through the effects loop.

    Rack #2

    ART PC II -> HFP-3 in one of the loops -> Crest ProLite 3.0


    Power conditioners are a waste. Hugely expensive, with no more function than a good sugre protector. I would ditch it. Same with the rack tuner. If it works for you cool, not worth it to me, ditch it. BBE sonic maximizer? Ditch it...

  3. taylorro


    May 30, 2013
    I got the Furman for $15

    The Rack tuner works for me, and it has a footswitch so I can mute

    and the BBE I got for free.

    I like the idea of turning on my wireless and plugging one chord in and being done with set up. A lot of the venues I play at have a 7min loan on 7min load off policy. So I need to be fast and not take forever.
  4. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    If you are not worried about the schlep then more power to you.

    I understand about the quick load in. Its one of the reasons I dont try to add to many items to my signal chain. Should anything fail it would eliminate the number of things to check.

    I pull the power stip out of the back of the rack and plug it in, connect one speaker cable, plug in my bass, and Im good to go. Then I shake my head at the guitar player with his pedal board.
  5. taylorro


    May 30, 2013
    Schelp? Yeah when something fails its never fun, great way to get aggravated really fast. I dont feel like the BBE does anything for me, its kinda just sitting there because i've just never pulled it out. Same with the Rane too actually, the Sansamp eq's pretty well for me.

    Im usually the first one set up, besides the singer. I have played guitar in a lot of bands as well as bass, and I always hated lugging around my pedal board.

    Actually played with a band a few months back and the guitarists each had a pedal board with 30+ effects on it and the bassist had prob 20. I see no need for that, I was watching them and most of their effects never even got touched. Not to mention they took up 1/3 of the stage
  6. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    Seriously? How can you setup drums in 7 min?

    That is crazy. My singer takes 45-60 minutes to set up the PA alone! He is likely not right in the head though....
  7. OOTB68


    Dec 23, 2010
    Alembic Ds-5R (power supply Series 1 bass) >> Alembic F-1X pream >> Alembic SF-2 (tone shaping superfilter) >> Stewart World 2.1 power amp.
  8. I have 4 space rack bag
    Furman pl-plus
    Sansamp rpm
    Crown XLS 1000

    If you do outreaches and run your gear off generators a good bit the pier conditioner is well worth it.
  9. taylorro


    May 30, 2013
    We dont have to set up a PA, that's already at the venue. We usually play with 4-7 other bands

    Our drummer uses a custom Orange County D&P 4 piece kit with hi hat, 2 crash, splash, ride and a china and we set up off stage so all we have to do it pick up and move it.

    We have loading unloading down to a science
  10. esa372

    esa372 Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
  11. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Ampeg SVT-7
    Shure PSM 600
  12. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Nothing. I gave up the rack 5 years ago and haven't looked back!
  13. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Owner of seven basses - eligible for 44 TB Clubs Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    Furman glorified power strip (get over it)
    Peterson Stroborack tuner
    Avalon U5
    Palmer PDI-05
    Sansamp RPM
    Radial JD7
    (2) Dbx 166sx compressors
    Rane 1U line mixer
    Crown XLS1500
    2U rack drawer

    Plus on order:
    Jule Amps Monique
    Sansamp VT Bass Rack
  14. nysbob


    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    Two space for me -

    Ratt R2DU, & a Boss SE-70 & power supply go halfsies.
  15. IPYF


    Mar 31, 2011
    4 space Rockcase. 3 rubber feet only, so it always sits on an angle.
    One Gallien Krueger 1001rb2.
    2 speaker leads, two patch cables and a power supply.
    One Joyo Dynacomp clone which I don't trust and don't use.
    MI Audio Tubezone MK4
    An ungodly stench of burnt paint, for some reason.
  16. Peke


    Jun 7, 2008
    Parainen, Finland
    3U Case:
    SansAmp RBI
    Peavey IPR1600
  17. MarcMurder

    MarcMurder #IIAmerica

    Mar 9, 2010
    El Paso, Texas
    6u case:
    furman power conditioner
    Sansamp RBI
    Markbass LM II
    2u locking drawer
  18. I use to have crazy stuff! 3200 watts into 2 avatar 4x10.
    Ridiculous right??? Punk bands and rock bands.

    Anyways, I've downsized since my high school years.

    I use to split my signal. Top cab got mids and treble and bottom cab was dedicated to bass or low frequencies.

    Now I have two racks. One is dedicated to studio and other for live gigs.
    Studio rack: 6u
    Furman power conditioner
    Raven Labs preamp (USIP) parametric EQ
    BBE Sonic maximizer 482i
    QSC PLX 1602 - 500w @4ohms or 1600w bridged @4ohms

    Live rack: 8u
    Monster power conditioner
    Shure wireless
    Korg DTR Tuner
    Sansamp RBI
    DBX 215 graphic equalizer
    Gallien-Krueger 2001rb head

    I now play out of an avatar 4x10 and avatar 1x12.
    I will be replacing this setup with a GK 4x12.
  19. Mesa M Pulse.

    Thats it.