MarshallForum.com
 
Go Back   MarshallForum.com > Music Gear > The Tone Zone
LIKE MarshallForum on Facebook FOLLOW MarshallForum on Twitter
  
Like Tree59Likes

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 01-11-2012, 08:48 PM   #31 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
johnfv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Austin TX
Posts: 3,363
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adwex View Post
My not so huge offering...
I do like the boobs (and gear) but I am intrigued your relatively lean setup Ad - details please? I can't tell for sure what units you have, you are using 4 wire setup?
__________________
My Amps: Marshall: '68 1959T, JVM410HJS, Class 5 head; Fender '65 BF Showman, '80s Hiwatt 50, '90s Dual Rec, Ceriatone: 18W TMB, 2204HW, DZ30, Liverpool, Express, Prinzetone; Jet City: JCA20H, Pico Valve; Egnater Tweaker, Bad Cat Cougar 15, Fractal Axe FX II. Various Marshall and other cabs: 4x12, 2x12, 1x12
My Strats: early '80s '62 RI, '87 Strat plus, '10 EJ maple neck; many partscasters; Gibson: '08 Firebird V, '11 SG, '66 Melody Maker, '81 ES-347, '04 ES-335, '05 LP Std DC; various others
johnfv is offline   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Marshall Amps

Beitrag Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on MarshallForum.com
   
Unread 01-11-2012, 09:24 PM   #32 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
zachman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tone Mountain
Posts: 3,392
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by NewReligion View Post
Killer Pictures Zach.

Who owned the rack of 4 JCM 800 2205/2210's. It is the last photo of your first post. I saved the picture and it came up as "Daves Awesome Rig"?

NR
That rack was/is posted at another forum (Huge Racks inc), but I can't for the life of me remember his last name.

Sorry...
NewReligion likes this.
zachman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2012, 09:29 PM   #33 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
zachman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tone Mountain
Posts: 3,392
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 66 galaxie View Post
I saw an Explorer in your collection
Do you have any vids of you playing that through tone mountain?
No, unfortunately I don't. Sorry... I have WAY more guitars than I do videos of me playing them all.
zachman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2012, 09:36 PM   #34 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
zachman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tone Mountain
Posts: 3,392
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harlequin tusk View Post
Bob Bradshaw Rocks! I remember when racks were big everyone worshiped him!
Bob is a VERYVERY Cool guy, and a freakin GENIUS.

Here he is w/ my stuff saying, "It's Done, tada"!



Racks never died, they just got better. While many of those pics are of rigs from yesteryear, MANY of those pics are of current rigs in service, and likely cover maybe 1-5% of the guitar playing population.
zachman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2012, 09:40 PM   #35 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
zachman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tone Mountain
Posts: 3,392
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by LPMarshall hack View Post
That's a lot of cable...
Yes, it is!!! I have around 200' of cable in my 20 space rig (Not counting the cables which connect the amps, speakers, Power amp, Floor controller and channel switching to amps)--and some of those rigs dwarf mine.
zachman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2012, 09:41 PM   #36 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
zachman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tone Mountain
Posts: 3,392
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by hbach View Post
Zachman, you did not disappoint with the nice racks!

I always feel vertigo when I see your rig! And I'm an engineer and have worked on machines with closets full of electronics.


zachman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2012, 09:48 PM   #37 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
zachman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tone Mountain
Posts: 3,392
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adwex View Post
Don't these huge racks need ventilation? I don't see many empty spaces, and no fans.
Some yes, some no-- depending on several factors. (The specific units requirements, if there are amps or not-- in the same enclosure as the rack units, how the rack gear is stacked-- some units are deeper/more shallow than others allowing heat to dissipate, if they are used in the studio in a climate controlled environment vs touring rigs-- etc...) In my rig for example-- there are no fans, however 2 of the lights I have in there are not just for show, but are only a face panel and are used as spacers. The top shorter light bar is also a power conditioner.
zachman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2012, 09:49 PM   #38 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
Adwex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I'm not sure.
Posts: 9,121
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnfv View Post
I do like the boobs (and gear) but I am intrigued your relatively lean setup Ad - details please? I can't tell for sure what units you have, you are using 4 wire setup?
Furman power thingy
X2 wireless
Lexicon MPX-G2
pull-out drawer

Yup, 4 wire setup....the only way to fly.

Wireless receiver > front of Lexicon
Lexicon preamp loop send > front of Jubilee (gain cranked)
Jubilee loop send > Lexicon preamp loop return
Lexicon main out > Jubilee loop return

4 short, high quality cables.

I only really used 3 patches:
Clean - all Lexicon, with compressor, chorus, reverb, delay, and Marshall preamp bypassed, only power section used.
Main rhythm - all Jubilee on high gain channel, no effects at all. Just Les Paul and Marshall.
Lead - Jubilee same settings, delay, reverb, slight boost (all in the loop), wah when I step on it (located in front of the Jub).

Lexicon pedalboard on the floor.
MIDI and Marshall, living in perfect harmony.
Very rarely switched channels on the Jub.
The Ozzk likes this.
Adwex is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2012, 09:53 PM   #39 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
zachman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tone Mountain
Posts: 3,392
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adwex View Post
Furman power thingy
X2 wireless
Lexicon MPX-G2
pull-out drawer

Yup, 4 wire setup....the only way to fly.

Wireless receiver > front of Lexicon
Lexicon preamp loop send > front of Jubilee (gain cranked)
Jubilee loop send > Lexicon preamp loop return
Lexicon main out > Jubilee loop return

4 short, high quality cables.

I only really used 3 patches:
Clean - all Lexicon, with compressor, chorus, reverb, delay, and Marshall preamp bypassed, only power section used.
Main rhythm - all Jubilee on high gain channel, no effects at all. Just Les Paul and Marshall.
Lead - Jubilee same settings, delay, reverb, slight boost (all in the loop), wah when I step on it (located in front of the Jub).

Lexicon pedalboard on the floor.
MIDI and Marshall, living in perfect harmony.
Very rarely switched channels on the Jub.
Just wait until you try going stereo or w/d/w through a good switching system. You'll be trippin at what a difference it makes.

BTW, Nice setup!
zachman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2012, 09:58 PM   #40 (permalink)
brp
Senior Member
 
brp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 5,382
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Jesus, looking at these pics could easily eat up a couple hours for me.

Oh well I was warned.




Great thread thx
__________________
JMD:1 Believer
Recommended: On Floor Audio mods by HOT TUBES 70, Martimus Maximus tubes from MartyStrat54, NOS tubes from RiverRatt

-- My Studio --
"If we can't laugh at the dead, we have no business killing people"
brp is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2012, 09:59 PM   #41 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
zachman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tone Mountain
Posts: 3,392
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by brp View Post
Jesus, looking at these pics could easily eat up a couple hours for me.

Oh well I was warned.




Great thread thx
zachman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2012, 10:03 PM   #42 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
Adwex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I'm not sure.
Posts: 9,121
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by zachman View Post
Just wait until you try going stereo or w/d/w through a good switching system. You'll be trippin at what a difference it makes.

BTW, Nice setup!
I had a small stereo rack for years before the Jub...powered by a 9005. It was cool. I had two cabs separated by 6 feet or so in my living room. Man, when you hit the chorus while you're standing in the middle.....WHAM! Gigantic sound, swirling all around you. I loved it when playing at home.
Adwex is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2012, 10:09 PM   #43 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
zachman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tone Mountain
Posts: 3,392
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adwex View Post
I had a small stereo rack for years before the Jub...powered by a 9005. It was cool. I had two cabs separated by 6 feet or so in my living room. Man, when you hit the chorus while you're standing in the middle.....WHAM! Gigantic sound, swirling all around you. I loved it when playing at home.
Yup, that spatial effect defies verbal communication doing it justice. Using a switching system, and running w/d/w brings a whole other level of sonic clarity to the table.

http://tonefinder.com/files/76-zach%20rack%20tales.mp3

http://tonefinder.com/files/14-whitesnake_Mark_III.mp3

http://tonefinder.com/files/29-rack%20tones.mp3

Nice to meet another rack gear user who appreciates the sonic colors, textures, and control-ability that using this stuff provides.
zachman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2012, 10:26 PM   #44 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
Adwex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I'm not sure.
Posts: 9,121
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by zachman View Post
Yup, that spatial effect defies verbal communication doing it justice. Using a switching system, and running w/d/w brings a whole other level of sonic clarity to the table.

http://tonefinder.com/files/76-zach%20rack%20tales.mp3

http://tonefinder.com/files/14-whitesnake_Mark_III.mp3

http://tonefinder.com/files/29-rack%20tones.mp3

Nice to meet another rack gear user who appreciates the sonic colors, textures, and control-ability that using this stuff provides.
Nice!! Cool tones, great playing.

You're a total pro, man.
Adwex is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2012, 10:42 PM   #45 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
zachman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tone Mountain
Posts: 3,392
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adwex View Post
Nice!! Cool tones, great playing.

You're a total pro, man.
Thanks... I'm not worthy



These guys are who I look up to:






Last edited by zachman; 01-11-2012 at 11:20 PM.
zachman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2012, 10:50 PM   #46 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
SmokeyDopey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Argentina
Posts: 9,511
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Are you mental?
SmokeyDopey is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-11-2012, 11:25 PM   #47 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
zachman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tone Mountain
Posts: 3,392
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmokeyDopey View Post
Are you mental?
Well.... YA
zachman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-12-2012, 07:20 AM   #48 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
blues_n_cues's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: north of nashville
Posts: 12,430
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adwex View Post
My favorite parts of the whole rig is the pull-out drawer in the bottom rack space, and the guitar hanger.
pretty meager here too but has a drawer lol.
all i need now is a rack wireless unit and switcher for the rack fx.
__________________
LIFE,LIBERTY,& the pursuit of TONE.

2007 Epi LP Custom LTD.
2010 Austin LP GT w/ P90s
Yamaha HSS strat
custom rebuilt Washburn BT-2 Maverick
modded Squier strat s/s/s
Marshall JMP-1 (rack)
a bunch of other carp.

my music-
http://www.reverbnation.com/rlcltd
https://soundcloud.com/rlc-ltd
blues_n_cues is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-12-2012, 08:21 AM   #49 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Harlequin tusk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 1,497
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by zachman View Post
Bob is a VERYVERY Cool guy, and a freakin GENIUS.

Here he is w/ my stuff saying, "It's Done, tada"!

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/e...obzachrack.jpg

Racks never died, they just got better. While many of those pics are of rigs from yesteryear, MANY of those pics are of current rigs in service, and likely cover maybe 1-5% of the guitar playing population.
That must have been a great day..week....year, bringing it all home hooking it up...I'd have stayed there for a long time trying out all the sounds....infinite possibilities, then making patches to fit the songs you play! I used to try and program patches...you start at 9 in the am....before ya know it...it's 6 at night!!!!!

Cool stuff Zach!!!
Harlequin tusk is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-12-2012, 09:29 AM   #50 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
carnada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: 22 Acacia Avenue
Posts: 4,696
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

do you need some sort of engineering degree to have one of those huge machines?
__________________
Guitars:
Black American Fender Stratocaster (Dave Murray REPLICA)

Red American Fender Strat Deluxe Edition

My own "Balance" handmade by me acoustic signature guitar

My own "Balance" handmade by me classical signature guitar

Michael Collins Classical Guitar

Ibanez RG321 (scalloped neck)

The AMP:
No more amp
carnada is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-12-2012, 09:39 AM   #51 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
zachman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tone Mountain
Posts: 3,392
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by carnada View Post
do you need some sort of engineering degree to have one of those huge machines?
No, just a decent budget, and an adventurous spirit.
The Ozzk likes this.
zachman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-12-2012, 09:42 AM   #52 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
zachman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tone Mountain
Posts: 3,392
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harlequin tusk View Post
That must have been a great day..week....year, bringing it all home hooking it up...I'd have stayed there for a long time trying out all the sounds....infinite possibilities, then making patches to fit the songs you play! I used to try and program patches...you start at 9 in the am....before ya know it...it's 6 at night!!!!!

Cool stuff Zach!!!
Oh ya... Trust me, that used to happen all the time.

Here is the day I went to pickup the gear at Bob's:


zachman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-12-2012, 10:16 AM   #53 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Harlequin tusk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 1,497
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

That's pretty cool Zach...personalized service!!! He is the Rack King!!!
Harlequin tusk is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-12-2012, 10:22 AM   #54 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
poeman33's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 7,427
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Most of those pics gave me a headache. Some were nice and simple and gorgeous with Amp Heads and Speakers...nothing else mmm .
One of them gave me something else...but I still don't like Christmas
__________________
---------------
CSA (Certified Strat Addict)

Quote:
Originally Posted by EL 34 View Post
poeman33 is a midget busker champion of shit-town ontario so he knows everything.
poeman33 is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-12-2012, 10:24 AM   #55 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
zachman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tone Mountain
Posts: 3,392
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harlequin tusk View Post
That's pretty cool Zach...personalized service!!! He is the Rack King!!!
Bob is THE man!! I had designed the rig several years ago and had run several versions of the current rig prior to going all out (while collecting the pieces of gear over time), and finally pulled the trigger and had Bob build the custom components, and wire up the rig in it's current state, for me.
Harlequin tusk likes this.
zachman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-12-2012, 10:25 AM   #56 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
zachman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tone Mountain
Posts: 3,392
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by poeman33 View Post
Most of those pics gave me a headache. Some were nice and simple and gorgeous with Amp Heads and Speakers...nothing else mmm .
One of them gave me something else...but I still don't like Christmas
Ya, the big rigs aren't for everyone. Actually, I'd say they were for the 1-5%.
zachman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-12-2012, 10:34 AM   #57 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
blues_n_cues's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: north of nashville
Posts: 12,430
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by zachman View Post
Ya, the big rigs aren't for everyone. Actually, I'd say they were for the 1-5%.
call me a 1%er lol

i'd like a couple more pieces but i just don't need them w/ the music i play, plus i can still set up in 5 minutes.
i would like to replace my racks w/ a pcm70,2290,& H3000 but the war dept. ain't going for that anytime soon.
__________________
LIFE,LIBERTY,& the pursuit of TONE.

2007 Epi LP Custom LTD.
2010 Austin LP GT w/ P90s
Yamaha HSS strat
custom rebuilt Washburn BT-2 Maverick
modded Squier strat s/s/s
Marshall JMP-1 (rack)
a bunch of other carp.

my music-
http://www.reverbnation.com/rlcltd
https://soundcloud.com/rlc-ltd
blues_n_cues is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-12-2012, 10:43 AM   #58 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
zachman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tone Mountain
Posts: 3,392
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by blues_n_cues View Post
call me a 1%er lol

i'd like a couple more pieces but i just don't need them w/ the music i play, plus i can still set up in 5 minutes.
i would like to replace my racks w/ a pcm70,2290,& H3000 but the war dept. ain't going for that anytime soon.
You have great taste in gear, my friend!!!

Yup, they are mere tools to accomplish a target range of sounds, and control!

Hell ya, I like being in the 1%. I busted my ass to get here, took a long time, and I like it here, so I am staying.
zachman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-12-2012, 10:44 AM   #59 (permalink)
Super Moderator
 
Adwex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I'm not sure.
Posts: 9,121
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by zachman View Post
No, just a decent budget, and an adventurous spirit.
And a love for a variety of guitar tones with easy access.
Adwex is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-12-2012, 10:46 AM   #60 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
zachman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Tone Mountain
Posts: 3,392
Re: Huge Rack Rigs (Tons of pics)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adwex View Post
And a love for a variety of guitar tones with easy access.
Ya, that never hurts, except for when one may have champagne taste w/ only a beer drinker budget. THAT's tough-- to know you have to compromise.
zachman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:34 AM.


Find us on Facebook!   Follow us on Twitter!

Our Network: PRS Guitar Forum | Luthier Forum | SG Guitar Forum | Les Paul Forum | Music Gear Forum | 7 String Guitar Forum | Acoustic Guitar Forum

MarshallForum proudly supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Copyright © 2005-2014, MarshallForum.com. All Rights Reserved.