Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:11 pm Post subject: Using a rack system..
I've recently been thinking about creating a rack system that will consitiute and all-encompassing and portable, gigable thing for a semi-professional and i was hoping some of you might have experience with midi technology and the like, which i believe was well thought of in the 80s (i'm a wee bit young and missed all that)
Does anyone here run a rack system and have any preferences to the sort of gear that they stock them with? Ed, i know you built up a rack for guthrie for his clinic, but that this only contained the power-amp and effects rather than any preamp...are you familiar with the marshall JMP1 and would you rate this?
I was thinking about a rack after seeing the speed and ease with which seth sets up at the bassment....just trundles his rack and cab in and goes for it. What kind of cost would a pre-amp, effects unit and mixer etc. Be do you think?
Thought this might help others on the forum who, like me, will never have the money for a cornford but may require pro level versitility. Thanks for any help you can give to this _________________
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Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:17 pm Post subject:
I'd say the JMP-1 is rated pretty high as far as MIDI preamps go. I haven't tried it in person myself although I've heard others play it. I'd say that in conjunction with a decent single-space processor like the TC G-Major or the G-Force and a single-space power amp (tube or solid-state) with a couple of 1x12's and you've got a very compact and portable system with lots of flexibility and versatility. _________________ Ed Yoon
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Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:22 pm Post subject:
I'd say the JMP-1 is rated pretty high as far as MIDI preamps go. I haven't tried it in person myself although I've heard others play it. I'd say that in conjunction with a decent single-space processor like the TC G-Major or the G-Force and a single-space power amp (tube or solid-state) with a couple of 1x12's and you've got a very compact and portable system with lots of flexibility and versatility.
I've heard a few good things about the Mesa Tri-Axis as well as the JMP-1, have you ever got any feedback about it? ...And also, the TC Electronic G-Major is a great effects processor, very versatile!
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Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 4:19 pm Post subject:
I have a rig that will be of interest; Marshall JMP1; Marshall EL34 100 watt valve pwer amp; TC Electronics G Major FX; Behringer Midi control pedal; 2 2X12 Marshall Stereo cabs in a 10 unit wheeled flightcase.
I play in several bands and this is sort of rig is great for when you need many very different tones within a set - or song. It is nice to be able to go, for example, from a cutting texas blues lead to a smooth Petrucci "Images and Words" era lead to a crystalline Landau type LA session gun sound all within a couple of bars and the touch of a couple of pedal presets.
However this isnt a cheap option - you do need a decent power amp or it will sound as fizzy as hell; and you need top quality leads throughout. This is a £2000+ rig.............about the same as a Cornford.
Unless you really need all the versatility a rig like this provides - ie you are in an earning band that requires a lot of different authentic sounds (ie a semi or pro level function or covers) then I would go for a Cornford.
In the UK the Triaxis is around three to four times as expensive so I couldnt really justify getting one...especially as my next amp purchase will be Cornford rig for my own original material. When I save up enough that is.....
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