Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2009 9:17 AM (in response to wetrx95)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
Here's my current gear list for live use.
Dean Razorback V
Original BC Rich M7 Mick Thompson Signature Warlock modded with the KFK EMG set (81/85 with PA-2 Gain Booster)
ESP/LTD MH400NT with EMG 81/85
Gigrac 1000 watt PA head for good clean power
Line 6 Pod X3 Live
Line 6 Pod XT Live
Line 6 Spider II 320 watt 4x12 Cabinet
I have a Spider II head and a Crate Powerblock that I dont use anymore, just keep them around for backups.
Here's some pics:
Currently working on modifying an old guitar case to house both the X3L and XTL for simultaneous use live. Been working on some patch combinations to make use of the midi preset change controls. Pretty cool so far.
I dont use much L6 gear at home recording. I have a Presonus Inspire GT firewire interface I use in conjunction with the Amplitube series of software plugins for most of my recordings. It's so much easier to just grab the guitar and play instead of having to unpack my gear everytime I want to hook up to the PC.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2009 10:03 AM (in response to wetrx95)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2009 1:19 PM (in response to JerEvil)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
Cool Madison cab man...I have Madison Symphony and Minstrel in my Flextone III XL, Legion 212 cabs and SV112...Man, I wish they still made those speakers...I am slapping together a new rig for my band since we finished the album and we close to doing some gigs...I realized that for live with this band I do not need nearly as much in terms of FX as I would with a cover band so I have simplified quite a bit...I think the only other thing I might add is a Flanger in front of the the DM-3...
SV112 and 212 cab
Boss BCB-60 pedal board
GTR->Boss NF-1 (When it arrives)->Strymon OB.1->Boss->AW-3->Boss DS-1->Boss FZ-5
SV FX loop Boss DM-3 Analog Delay...
PODXT bean is my spare...
I cabled it up rough at rehearsal the other night and really liked how it worked and now I just have to make my cable snake and get things show ready...I will post some pics when it's a little less sloppy...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 29, 2009 1:36 AM (in response to wetrx95)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
I keep my currently used gear simple:
ESP/LTD Viper Baritone w/ EMG 81/85
Spider Valve head (always Metal amber) + 4x12 Marshall cab
Digitech Whammy (no effects from the amp)
In the near future I'll add a 7string, most probably an ESP/LTD Viper 417.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 29, 2009 6:54 AM (in response to MGrd)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
Hey if you're in the market for a 7string before you spend too much money on the ESP let me recomnmend you look at seven strings here first to get more bang gor your buck:
Follow link and go to seven strings:
My Current Gear:
Shecter C-1 Hell raiser FR
Agile 3100 Black Bound
Agile 3000 White/Gold
Blue Ridge Acoustic
Kramer Strat Customized
SV HD100/ Vetta II 4x12 Cab
BBE Sonic Maximizer
Art Tube Pre-amp
Crate Power Block
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2009 5:16 PM (in response to MGrd)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
I can tell ya from owning two of them ...well not the 7-string you mention but same company ... I play them the most because they're just darn good guitars and the price makes them that much better. I love both my Agiles and when I can afford it and the custom shop reopens I may make a custom Agile with a FR.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 29, 2009 5:02 AM (in response to wetrx95)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
Lately I've been playing a customized killer pirate with blackouts thru a digitech rp 2000 into a randall g3 with a m13 and a kfk eq in the amp loop thru a randall 2x12 with eminence v12s. It's loud and portable.....
I have other stuff but this is what I play the most.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 29, 2009 7:54 AM (in response to wetrx95)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
Well, I just got a new band together and wanted to do some things different. My main guitars for the past 10 yrs have been my 98' ESP Custom EXP for standard and my 84' Gibson V (both guitar have EMG's in them) for the stuff down a step. I wanted to go with passive pickups and play some of my other guitars that have been getting neglected, but I've myself back on my ESP. I really wanted to use my 99' Gibson Gothic V as my main guitar, but I've never been happy w/the 500T and the 496R. I'm gonna buy a red DiMarzio Air Norton for the neck and a red Super Distortion for the bridge with a push/pull for tapping the coils. Once I do I'll be looking to give the ESP a vacation. However, I recently got my 1st 7 string, it's a 2000 Epiphone Les Paul(modded with locking tuners and EMG's) that I'm going to work in the band music and that'll be my #2 guitar as wel as backup.
My rig as it stands
SV HD100 modded with SVPre with mini-switches for the push modes on the front of the amp, all 3 preamp tubes are JJ ECC83's, and green LED's so the L6 logo lights up green
K-100 loaded Avatar 4X12 cab
shortboard for controlling the SV
Digitech Rp200A that I found hiding in the closet.....still trying to figure out effects for the SV. My X3L seems to suck the tone out of the SV abit, but the Digitech works nicely for Noise gate, compression and an extra effect like pitch shift/harmony or acoustic sim.
MXR ZW Overdrive
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2009 12:24 AM (in response to wetrx95)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
Ibanez RG 7321 with Blackout's in bridge and neck.
82 Fender Strat with pearly gates in bridge and handmade aluminum pick guard
32 Gibson L-0 Acoustic handed down from my father in-law
Spider Valve 212 with SVpre, JJ ECC83s in all pre-amp positions and JJ 6L6GC in power section
Marshall Valvestate 8240 for a backup amp
MXR Smart Gate
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2009 3:26 AM (in response to wetrx95)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
Les Paul Custom Midnight EMGs 81/85
Jackson JS20 Dinky with custom EMG 81 bridge
Line 6 Spider Valve HD 100
Line 6 4/12 Slant cab Celestion vintage 30s
Line 6 FPV Express pedal board
Line 6 Uber Metal effects pedal
(waiting to get Jackson Kevin Bond signature)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 15, 2010 12:22 PM (in response to wetrx95)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
I play classic air play metal primarily. Anything from old Judas to new Ozzy too VH,etc... as well as I am a 80's Thrash fan
and play some old Anthrax,Exodus,Testament,etc....
Im a bit on the cheap these days what with a house,car,kids,grndkids,ex,etc.............
So heres my low $$$ rig that nails everything I play.
MIK Epiphone LP Custom/ebony finish - Duncan pickups(AN2P-Sh-11) tuned to E flat
Peavey V-Type ntb Pearl finish - Dimarzio pickups(Air Norton-Super Distortion) tuned too D
Laney Gh 50 L and Peavey MS 4x12(sheffield 1230's)
Line6/Bogner MKI Spider Valve 112 and shortboard controller
Boss CE 2,Dunlop Cry Wah,Ibanez TS-9,Boss BF 2,MXR 10 band eq.
Ive used both amps quite well in my Metal cover band and am toying with doing an A-B-Y rig but the little Spider Valve works like a champ on its own and is a simple as pie package too setup and take down honestly.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2010 1:31 PM (in response to wetrx95)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
schecter blackjack atx with seymour duncan blackouts,schecter hellraiser anniversary model with chrome emg 81/85 bartell signature axe with emg 81/85.podxt.studio devil pro...i couldn't fit the pic of my hellraiser pic....
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2010 5:54 AM (in response to wetrx95)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
I play the more doomier kind of metal...
Amp: Hughes and Kettner Tube 100
Cab: London City 4x12...this one's and oldy..got 2 v30's en 2 greenbacks in 'm.
Esp LTD ec-300
Hagstrom Superswede cosmic blackburst
Line 6 M9
Korg Pitchblack tuner.
Pretty basic setup..but good enough for me.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2010 7:14 PM (in response to wetrx95)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
ESP M-II Deluxe (primary; a great, crazy fast and hot 80's metal machine, I keep in Eb tuning for my band's stuff)
ESP LTD EC-500 (secondary; almost as good as my M-II, it gets used for drop tunings and such)
Line 6 Spider IV 150
...and that's pretty much it. I've got a DigiTech RP350, but I only use it for church. I hope to someday get an ESP Horizon FR-II, or maybe a Jackson Soloist...once I have $2,000 to spend on one I'll choose.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2011 8:04 AM (in response to wetrx95)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2010 9:26 AM (in response to Halfstackmk2)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
Ibanez S Prestige S5470, Ibanez SR200 bass and various acoustic and acoustic-electric guitars, Shure S-27 condenser mics for main vocals in stereo and various Shure SM-57 and SM-58 mics for instruments and band member vocals
For practice, we use a Line 6 Spider IV 75 and Line 6 Lowdown LD150 for the bass. Line 6 FBV Shortboard MK !! and FBV Express Mk II control boards.
A Line 6 JM4 looper pedalboard is also used with a Fender Frontman 65R for solo practices and overdubbing, using the built-in effects and drum beats on the JM4. Lots of fun!
Our recording efforts are on an Apple iMac dual-core 2.66 GHz, 4 GB ram and 4 TB external storage hosting Ableton Live and Apple Logic studio 9, hooked up to a Line 6 Toneport UX8 audio interface.
Effects are selected from the Line 6 Pod Farm II FX Library that comes with the UX8.... An Akai MPK 49 midi keyboard with genuine MPC pads is used as the control surface for both Ableton Live and Logic 9.
Studio monitors are KRK Rokit 8 G2, a KRK 10S sub and a KRK Ergo module for room correction.
Each band member has a computer at home with an Ableton Live 8 license to create /add tracks for songs in development. They can access each other's tracks from a shared file storage area on the web.
Other gear used off location include Fender Amer. Strat., Takamine bass, electronic drum set, Fender bassman amp and Fender tube amplifier.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2010 6:29 AM (in response to John_Noel)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
Updated List: Got a new V from Rondo's Custom shop and upgraded from original SV to SVMKII w/FBMKII also included recording info: would love to collaborate and anyone who has tips on how to do drums better or would like to maybe do some drum work send me a PM
My Current Gear:
Shecter C-1 Hell raiser FR
Agile 3100 Black Bound
Agile 3000 White/Gold
Blue Ridge Acoustic
Kramer Strat Customized
Agile Custom V from Custom Shop
SV HD100MKII/ Vetta II 4x12 Cab
Art Tube Preamp
Line 6 UX1
Sonar PE 8.5
Super drummer 2.0 w/ DKFH, Twisted, NYStudio, Classic rock & various midi packs.
Korg Nano pad controller.
Various master/mixing vst.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2011 8:02 AM (in response to wetrx95)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
After years of lugging around too much equipment I've simplified. Bolded items are my primary items.
2007 Jackson Dominion (River Bed w/ Seymour Duncan 59's)
2008 MIK Epiphone SG (Red w/Gibson Burstbucker Pros and Kluson tuning pegs for style...)
200? Jackson Dinky Pro (Tobacco burst w/ a single EMG 81)
Line 6 POD HD500 (Live it goes straight to the board)
BBE Boosta Grande
Crate VTX65B (Used as a monitor)
64' Supro 2x10" Extention Cab (Used for live mic recording)
-Bill Hicks: "News flash. Non-smokers, are you ready for this? Okay, non-smokers....die..... everyday. Ha ha ha, sleep tight!"
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2011 4:52 PM (in response to wetrx95)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
B.C.Rich Metal Master King V(tribal flame)
ESP LTD F-100(blk cherry/blood red)
Boss Metalcore ML-2 Dist.
ISP Decimator Noise reducer
Dunlop Dime Crybaby from Hell
Ibanez PH7 Phaser
Peavy Studio Pro 112 w/ custom built 2-12 ext.cab(celestion's)
Line 6 Studio GX and all acc. software
Guess thats about it, nothing special but does the job well and easy to control. I do more recording than live playing though. But ran thru P.A., works just fine.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2011 3:19 PM (in response to wetrx95)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
Two Squier Stagemaster FR Strats(24 fret neck-through with Licensed Floyd Rose) w/Guitar Fetish Power Rails in the bridge of both
Line 6 POD HD500
Peavy Special 212
Behringer VTX 2x12 combo
Dunlop Jazz III, the matte black ones
Goes from guitar to POD to both combos. Technically its a stereo set-up, but mostly I like to use both combos because one is open back, the other sealed, and together they make any awesome combination of clarity and boom for really, really, really low tuning we play in, which is Drop Ab. I always get giggles from the other "heavy" (and I use that term very loosely) bands we play with when I'm setting up my two little combos and plugging in my Squiers and everyone else has Mesas, 5150's, Engls, whatever....but almost undoubtedly after the show at least one of them is gonna ask me how I get my tone.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2011 7:06 PM (in response to WinterHeart)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
I am playing two customized Ibanez JS100's upgraded to the 1000 series specs. Sold off all my other guitars because this model does it all.
Pod HD500 with a Mission Engineering expression pedal added.
Cry Baby Wah
Vox JS Time Machine Delay
TC Elecronics NR-1 Nova Reverb
Carl Martin Compressor Limiter
Carl Martin Noise Terminator
Custom Effects Selector with Loop
Two Tech 21 Power Engine 60 4X10
My basic guitar signal goes into the Effects Selector loop, Compressor > Cry Baby > Tube Screamer > HD500. I use one of the effects blocks on the HD500 as an effects loop into which my effects selector loop can process the compressor, noise gate, delay & reverb in multiple configurations or completely bypass the effect signal. I have found this to be a benefit because I am able to use the other HD500 effects along with the expression pedals and not run out of DSP plus still have the entire signal chain exit the HD500 so that USB and the other outputs carry the entire signal. To house all of this I have a 16.5" X 30" CNB flight case with all effects either screwed into the case or held in place by 2" wide industrial strength velcro. The case has enough room for all of my cables and a 15' extension cord for extending the power supply.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2011 10:12 PM (in response to wetrx95)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
i try and keep a steady rotation of....
Jay Turser Les Paul JT-200 w/purple flame top, set neck, all gold harware, MOP serpent inlay, & gold Duncan Blackouts
BC Rich Body Art 4/2003 Skull Pile V w/ Active DragonFire's, diamond inlays, custom neck, & all Skull hardware
Custom made Black Diamondplate Explorer (gibson shape), with ebony fretboard, and GuitarHeads Metalbucker passives
BC Rich NJ Beast w/red flame top, diamond inlays, & EMG 81/85 (only used for live performances (rarely used)
i've also got a vintage Dean ML, an old BC Rich Ironbird, and some other no-namers...but i almost never use them. If i had to pick one, i would use the Dean as it's a great guitar, i just always seem to pick up something else.
currently using the Line 6 HD147 (love it!) & the shortboard
4x12 Peavy w/Sheffield speakers
4x12 Crate w/ various Celestion speakers
....but building/modifing, and can't wait to use them (not super happy with current cabs)...
custom Mesa Rectifier 4x12 slant w/ Celestions v30's, 4-ohm stereo
custom 2x15 w/ Eminence 154's, 4-ohm stereo
(running each cab in stereo)
for at-home practice, i've use a 2x12 Marshall Valvestate combo
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2012 3:17 PM (in response to wetrx95)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
- Jackson Ps-1 1996 series
- Gibson Les Paul gothic (2002)
- Fender stratocaster HSS (2006) with pickups splitter
- Gibson SG special faded
Set for small venues:
1- Ashdown fallen angel 60 watts valve amplifier, Boss SD-1 overdrive, Boss ME-8 send return (only for volume levels and equalizer).
2- Line 6 POD HD 400.
Set for big stages:
Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 100 watts head + cabinet Marshall 1960A 4x12 celestion cones, Boss SD1 overdrive, Boss ME-8 send return volume and equalizer.
Samson wireless system.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2012 11:49 AM (in response to wetrx95)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
I'm mostly writing and recording these days so here's the studio setup:
Presonus Studio One Pro 2
Presonus Audiobox interface
KRK G2 Rokits (5")
ESP M1000 Deluxe
Dean 5 string bass
Beta Monkey Double Bass Mania drum loops (DB Mania II, III, and IV)
* the pic below shows my old XT Live at the bottom which I've replaced with the HD500; the studio setup is still the same
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2012 12:56 PM (in response to wetrx95)Re: What gear are you using...right now?
- Carvin DC127 hardtail with Wilde L-500's
- Washburn X50 Pro with Wilde L-500's
- Ibanez RG1421
- Custom made Robert Cray strat with warmoth neck and Alumitone pickups
As you can tell, I'm not a trem guy
- Bolt BTH-100 head
- Avatar 4x12 with Eminence Legacy V12's
- POD HD500
- Bad Horsie 2 wah
Here's a couple pics I had laying around of two of my guitars.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2013 6:38 PM (in response to wetrx95)Re: What gear are you using...right now?