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    NGD : Rockboard patch and RJM Amp Gizmo

    Working on the tube rig, getting it more automated. The RJM is the tits, and the Rockboard is a nice little patchbay. I've got a shelf coming to properly mount these, but I couldn't not just get going with it.

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    I've got a small midi controller coming soon, a Tech21 Midi Mongoose. Once that's on the pedalboard, I'll get some shots of it.

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      #3
      Very nice. I remember Adam getting a Studio Pre and plugging it in at a BBQ I threw. Internet WisdomTM said it didn't do metal. Half a dozen of us where taking turns peeling the paint off the walls, it was glorius.

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        #4
        I think Mark half jokingly offered his 5153 100 for it 😅

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          The Studio/2:90 is everything I've ever wanted from a Mk style amp. The TriAxis is way more flexible, but can't get as 'open' as the Studio (taste), and even with the cost of the 2:90, I'm clocking in at under the cost of nearly any Mk4 available, which, are some of the least expensive Mk's on the Mket right now.

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            #6
            So what function do these perform? help educate the ignorant

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              #7
              The Rockboard is a patchbay, so I can plug in my pedalboard from the front, without having to go around back. Jacks are... A, input to preamp, B, effects send, C, effects return, D, not used yet. It also has a 9V power passthrough, Midi which I play to use with the Amp Gizmo, and USB and 110v power.

              The Amp Gizmo is a midi controlled relay switcher. Effectively I can control the Studio Preamp (channel, reverb, EQ) and the 2:90 (Deep, Half power, Modern voice). Most footswitches use latching switches to control those functions, and the Amp Gizmo is basically a midi-driven relay switcher. Currently, I'm just using the buttons on the front panel to control things, which is still pretty awesome and worth the price

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                #8
                Beautiful.
                https://www.iamtheowl.com/

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                  Originally posted by Leon View Post
                  The Rockboard is a patchbay, so I can plug in my pedalboard from the front, without having to go around back. Jacks are... A, input to preamp, B, effects send, C, effects return, D, not used yet. It also has a 9V power passthrough, Midi which I play to use with the Amp Gizmo, and USB and 110v power.

                  The Amp Gizmo is a midi controlled relay switcher. Effectively I can control the Studio Preamp (channel, reverb, EQ) and the 2:90 (Deep, Half power, Modern voice). Most footswitches use latching switches to control those functions, and the Amp Gizmo is basically a midi-driven relay switcher. Currently, I'm just using the buttons on the front panel to control things, which is still pretty awesome and worth the price
                  Awesome, thanks. I can see how a patchbay would simplify things. And I really need to simplify my live rig. Too many failure points.

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                    Originally posted by man jerk View Post

                    Awesome, thanks. I can see how a patchbay would simplify things. And I really need to simplify my live rig. Too many failure points.
                    My previous live rig was bonkers.

                    Guitar was wireless to the pedalboard.

                    Pedalboard had the tuner, then right to a noise gate, who's loop contained the whole preamp section.

                    The preamp section: into a Decibel Eleven loop switcher/controller (Switch Doctor) that had some overdrives in the loops. Out from there to the rack, and into the Decibel Eleven Loop Expander, which is a remote midi-controlled look switcher. Loops were... 1, Engl E530 preamp, 2, Mesa Studio, 3, always active preamp loop, 4, EQD Dispatch Master. So, the reverb followed the preamp. Jump back to Loop expander loop 3, that went back to the pedalboard to complete the preamp loop at the noise gate (clearly a Decimator II G String). From there, I had one or two reverbs/delays that I could stack for extra sauce, and then it went back to the rack to go to the return of the Loop Expander loop 3

                    The output of the Loop Expander went to a Radial Eng Twin-City buffered ABY, which Y'd off into ChA and ChB of the Mesa 2:90.

                    Oh, and the E530 had a dedicated MXR 10-band GEQ in its FX loop, because it takes some massaging, but the E530 can absolutely breath fire if you EQ it right.

                    I had a Temple Audio 4-jack patchbay on the pedalboard and one on the rack tray (where the LE and pedals lived) to make connections more efficient, and positioned the LE so that its midi jack was facing out.







                    Fuck, right? It was absolutely glorious. I had the Decibel Eleven Switch Doctor setup with 4 main sounds... E530 RHY, E530 LEAD, STUD RHY, STUD LEAD. Anything I wanted, right there with one step, silent and reverberous.

                    But then, at the last gig, I got it hooked up, and no sound.

                    Turned out to be the power cable to the Loop Expander had come loose






                    Right now, my live rig is an AxeFx, Orange Pedal Baby power amp, and a wireless receiver all shoe-horned into a 4U rack.

                    Setup is: Set rack on speaker cab. Plug in rack power. Plug in rack speaker cable. Plug in AxeFx controller XLR into pedalboard. Plug guitar into wireless transmitter. So much simpler

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