Would this be a good setup??

Discussion in 'Ask Steve Lawson & Michael Manring' started by nate 0 jt, Nov 16, 2001.

  1. Hey Steve, Whats new?

    If you remember I have been asking you for some advise regarding a looper/sampler. I have decided on the Echoplex. Let me tell you what I plan to get and tell me if you think it would work out alright.

    -GK 400RB
    -SWR Goliath Jr(2X10 + a horn)
    -Gibson Echoplex w/ footcontroller
    -Boss VF-1
    -Furman power conditioner
    -Toneworks DTR-2 Rack Tuner

    How does this look? Do you think this could work out? One thing about the Boss VF-1, what do you think would be a good midi footcontroller without getting too expensive? Thanks a lot

    PS: Once I get this all together, probably in a few months, could you give me some tips about setting it up?
  2. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    Hi Nate,

    that all looks fine, though I know nothing about Power Conditioners at all (no-one ever uses them in the UK - no need to) - the amp and cab set up is going to give a very clean hi-fi sound, so hopefully that's what you're looking for.

    The VF1 is a great choice - was playing with one the other day that a student of mine brought round - great sounds, good editting options...

    As for foot controllers - there are some cool little ones from Roland and Boss I think, though if you want expression pedals built in, check out the ART X-15, Lexicon RP-1 or the Behringer thingie (can't remember the name of it...) I've had good experiences with Nobels foot controllers as well...

    sounds like a fine set up to me!


  3. tucker

    tucker Guest

    Jan 21, 2001
    North Carolina
    Since this is talking about set-up. I'm gonna see if mine is alright.

    What I have:
    -Peavey Mark lll Xp Series (I'm looking for a new head)
    -SWR Workingman 210T
    -Peavey BX-Bw 115

    I'm a long time bass player, about 4-5 years(I'm better than the years say, but a short time gigger
    (If thats the right term )
    If you can explain to me about my setup and what kind of head I should get that would be much appreciated. I'm looking to buy alot more stuff to improve upon my sound.

    I'm kind of a floating bassist, like a bass player on call. I play styles like punk/rock, improv jazz and jamming(like Phish and Widespread Panic), and hardcore heavey death metal.
    If you can suggest some tips and ideas of a new head and tell me about my current setup I would absolutly be very grateful. I hope this isn't confusing.