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larryguitar19
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larryguitar
Jul 29th, 2017 06:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I occasionally make the local blues jams. The problem is always the same. How do you set up a rig in 60 seconds and be up and running with no sound check? I find when I get there people are milling about on stage an there isn't even time to set up my pedal board.

I"m thinking of attaching an OCD and DD7 on top of a a Blues Jr with cable ties and a Sanyo power supply. It will by my version of a LIne 6 amp.

The theory is all I have to do is plug in and go and be ready.

Thoughts?

Peegoo
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The rain sounds like

a round of applause
Jul 29th, 2017 06:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Get all your tones and settings on your amp and pedals at home (do all this at gig volume). Mark each control with tape, e.g., Wite-Out, nail polish, etc., so all you need to do is check every knob to ensure it's in the right place.

Get to the gig, plug in, check the controls, and you're ready to go. All that remains is to crank up the amp's volume.

RGD

Tennessee, USA

Go forth and make a joyful noise.
Jul 29th, 2017 08:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Plug in amp to wall, plug in cable to guitar and amp. Turn on amp and as soon as those tubes get warm you are golden. 90 seconds tops and you are ready to rock.

Peegoo
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The rain sounds like

a round of applause
Jul 30th, 2017 11:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here's

what I'm talking about.

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Jul 30th, 2017 12:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Unfortunately, guitar=>cable=>amp is usually the best way to go at something like this where setup needs to happen NOW! I also feel like people are more likely to be entertained by tasty licks than by whether or not you've got delay in your rig.

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Jul 30th, 2017 01:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Here's
what I'm talking about"

LOL

larryguitar19
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Jul 30th, 2017 02:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Are you seriously suggesting I get on stage and plug my guitar into the amp...with no pedals?!!

Come on man what are you trying to do me?

MLC

It's not just good..

...it's good enough.
Jul 31st, 2017 06:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"How do you set up a rig in 60 seconds and be up and running with no sound check?"

Maybe not 60 seconds, but hooking up a pedal board shouldn't be that big a deal.

We used to have a guy come to one of our local jams with a board the size of a battle cruiser.
And he actually ran the thing through a powered monitor - that he also brought.
I cringed the first time he showed up - thinking he'd take forever to get the thing up and running. But he knew his system and he was ready to roll in just a few minutes.
I don't think he used most of what he had for the jam, but that was his rig, so that's what he had.

All that said - what do you really need for a blues jam?

Lately, my "jam rig" is a Deluxe Reverb, a footswitch for the tremolo, and a MojoMojo OD pedal (running off the battery).
It's actually a lot of fun to work with just the guitar's controls to get the sounds you need.

Dolemite

What It Was!

Fairly Unbalanced
Jul 31st, 2017 07:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

1) Walk in with guitar in one hand, amp in the other, cape already on. Everything else is insignificant.

Dolemite

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Jul 31st, 2017 07:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Seriously, a Blues Jr. and an OCD on top should get the job done nicely 99.9% of the time.

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Jul 31st, 2017 08:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

... and the cape.

larryguitar19
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Jul 31st, 2017 09:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've steadily put on weight over the years. At this point if I need a cape I will be in touch with Omar the Tentmaker.



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Jul 31st, 2017 09:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I bring and amp and a small pedal board. I have a long A/C ext cord on the pedal board so it gets plugged in when the amp does. The small board sets up as quickly as a single pedal. Amp switch on and amp on standby. A cable to the guitar, a cable to the amp and I'm done.

There are always others screwing around with stuff while I'm checking my tuning.

Tuning is really the biggest time waster. I tune my guitar(s) of choice for the night at home and given there are no huge temperature changes I'm good to go.

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