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  1. I'd like to run my acoustic and my electric through the same pedalboard. It's no big deal to find an A/B box, but I'd then have to run a DI box on the acoustic output. Does anyone know of an A/B box with a DI/XLR output built in? I'd like to mount it right to the top of my pedalboard - send the A channel to my board output, then the B channel directly to the PA. When I'm not playing acoustic (which is most of the time), I could use the A/B as a mute switch at the end of the chain. Does such a product exist? If not, I may drill out another hole in the pedalboard and permanently install an XLR jack wired to a DI box mounted under the board. I just don't have the real estate for an A/B box AND a DI on my board, and I'd prefer not to have anything off my board.
  2. My 4 piece band (drums, bass, 2 guitars - all the string players sing) is looking to move toward IEM. Without 4 grand to work with, however, we're going to get our feet wet with wired IEMs. The solution I'm looking at is as follows: Behringer XR18 using either the standard Aux buses to a Rolls (or similar) headphone amp for each player (or use a Behringer P16M personal monitor mixer in place of the Rolls) > TRS - XLR cable runs to an Elite Core belt pack (basically just a solution to plug earphones into something besides a loose cable) > earphones. For our drummer, it can stop right there. For the rest of us, though, I'm trying to figure out the best way to deal with the extra cable. Originally, I planned to get velcro strips to connect the TRS - XLR cable to my guitar cable, but this seems rather clunky. I am a Covenant Cables artist, so I am looking into getting a custom cable built - basically a mini snake that would carry my stereo IEM and guitar signal in one. I don't think I'd want to plug directly into the cord like the TC Helicon cord, but maybe that would be easier than the Elite Core unit. My concerns: I tend to swing my guitar around a lot. I'll swing it to the left while playing, and I'll occasionally hold it away from my body. I often swing it the right and let it rest behind my back when I'm not playing. I therefore need a solution with enough slack for when I swing the guitar to the left or hold it out in front of me, but something that won't scratch the tar out of my Les Paul when I slide it around my back (this is my biggest concern about the Elite Core, as it's basically a metal box with sharp corners). So... does anybody else run a wired IEM for live music while playing guitar, and if so, how do you deal with that extra annoying cable?
  3. I know it's a stretch, but I would be willing to trade most (or maybe even all) of the pedals below for a good tweakable compressor (JHS Pulp N Peel, Xotic SP Compressor, Philosopher's Tone, etc) AND a decent pedalboard friendly germanium fuzz (JHS Firefly, Bunrunner, Pollinator, etc). Here's what I have to trade: -Boss V-Wah -Full size EB VP. -Vintage 1976 MXR Phase 45. Painted grey, but otherwise stock. -Rocktek Super Delay. (Short throw delays) -DOD FX-55b Supra Distortion. This is the version with the boost, and can get into fuzz territory. -Rogue EQ. I picked up the Boss EQ after buying this, and ended up selling the Boss. This sounds just as good. -EHX Small Clone. Big box with 1/8" jack. -Line 6 Echo Park. -JMK Armstrong Compressor clone. Great pedal, but I just can't get the exact tone I want out of it with only one knob. My loss. -Boss TU-2 -Devi Ever US Fuzz I would also be interested in a Micro POG or a Corona Chorus.
  4. I was in a production of "All Shook Up" a few years ago, and they decided to go with tracks. The initial tracks sent to us were TERRIBLE. GM piano sounds playing parts and accompaniment- the result was a lot of mud and no clarity as to who should be doing what. Luckily, we knew a guy who had done the show with tracks before and he still had his fully orchestrated CD, which we were able to use for rehearsals (albeit without the vocal parts). About 3 weeks before the show, the production company sent us the same exact CD we had already borrowed from our friend. Seems to me that should have been included from the beginning. I don't really have an issue with tracks, because there's something nice about having EXACTLY what you're going to perform with from day one instead of waiting until the sitzprobe or production week to sit down with the orchestra. Would I replace a live orchestra with a track? Never, but there is certainly an upside. Now, as for the software. On Broadway, one of the big hot button issues for the musician unions is that these type of things (specifically the conductable tech designed to "augment" the orchestra) are not allowed. I think a complete track is okay, but you cannot use a track AND musicians, or the union will completely shut you out, so you'll never be able to hire another musician again. I do think the idea is rather novel- making cuts, repeats, TRANSPOSITIONS(!) without having to dig into my DAW and try to do it to a completed track? Awesome. Cloud-based rehearsal tracks? Groovy, although I can count on one hand the number of times I've actually been able to rehearse at home in any proximity to a computer. If it can stream to my phone in the car, cool, but if not, I'll take a CD, please. And then going back and "creating" a new track for you (I suspect it's more about feeding the file through a higher quality synth)? Still cool. FYI, they can't give you the MIDI as it would be a gross violation of licensing, which is why it's encrypted as it is. I'd hesitate to use the conduct-y tool, because I doubt the tech is quite there. My conducting is pretty wild anyway, from wildly small to wildly wild. I'd be afraid the doohicky would miss a small beat or cue a downbeat on a syncopation. HOWEVER, if you could automate the tempo changes and save it... hmmm.... Ideally, you'd want an orchestra full of professional-grade musicians for every show, but most amateur groups don't have that. If this provides a better accompaniment than the 87-year old woman from church playing an out of tune piano, then I say it's moving the art of theatre forward.
  5. Looking for some fun trades. Cash offers are also welcome! I HAVE: -Boss V-Wah -Full size EB VP. Full disclosure- Little bit of static in the pot, more noticeable if you have high gain signal running through it. -Vintage 1976 MXR Phase 45. Painted grey, but otherwise stock. -Rocktek Super Delay. Cool slapback tones here (short throw delay only). -DOD FX-55b Supra Distortion. This is the version with the boost, and can get into fuzz territory. -Rogue EQ. I picked up the Boss EQ after buying this, and ended up selling the Boss. This sounds just as good. -Visual Sound Jekyll & Hyde (original grey). -EHX Small Clone. Big box with 1/8" jack. -Line 6 Echo Park. -Melx hand wired germ Fuzz Face clone. Volume, gain, and bias. Sounds killer. Only selling because I need something more board-friendly (this is positive ground and 9v only). -JMK Armstrong Compressor clone. Great pedal, but I just can't get the exact tone I want out of it with only one knob. My loss. -Devi Ever Soda Meiser fuzz. Cool silicon fuzz, but just voiced a little too closely to another of my fuzzes. -Boss V-Wah. -Boss TU-2 I WANT: -Tweakable compressor -Tweakable chorus -Pedalboard-friendly (negative ground) germanium fuzz -Versatile overdrive -Tap tempo delay -Something else- phase, trem, etc? -2-for-1 or more are welcome!
  6. Up. Starting to really enjoy the US Fuzz, so I may not be interested in trading it any more. The Soda Meiser, however, is still searching for its place in my rig. What cool stuff do you have?
  7. These first ones are open to anything interesting in trade. I am particularly interested in that AMT WH-1 wah, a good small volume pedal, Mooer pedals, EHX POG, JHS, Skreddy... I'm open to just about anything. 2-for-1, 3-for-1, or anything else is welcome! -Full size EB VP. Little bit of static in the pot, more noticeable if you have high gain signal running through it. -Vintage 1976 MXR Phase 45. Comes with all the features you'd expect from this age... that is, a switch and a knob. No LED, no power jack. It was painted grey before I got it, but it still functions perfectly. -Rocktek Super Delay. Cool slapback tones here (short throw delay only). -DOD FX-55b Supra Distortion. This is the version with the boost, and can get into fuzz territory. -Rogue EQ. I picked up the Boss EQ after buying this, and ended up selling the Boss. This sounds just as good. -Devi Ever Soda Meiser. Awesome pedal, but I can't find a place for it. It's just voiced a little too closely to my Mini Foot Fuzz. -Melx hand wired germ Fuzz Face clone. Volume, gain, and bias. Sounds killer. Only selling because I need something more board-friendly (this is positive ground and 9v only). I generally use this at pretty low gain, just to add some graininess and thickness to the tone. Already set for silicon fuzz. Whatcha got? These next ones I need to trade for the same type of effect, if that makes sense. -Visual Sound Jekyll & Hyde (original grey). I got a good deal on a V2, so this is now my off board dirt. Not dissatisfied with it, just curious if the grass is greener. I'm interested in a pretty versatile overdrive or distortion. Anything from BoR to Crunch Box or something JHS? Skreddy Screwdriver? Make me an offer. -EHX Small Clone. Big box with 1/8" jack. Looking for a more tweakable chorus. Maybe vibrato or a nice trem. Don't have anything more specific in mind. What do you have? -Line 6 Echo Park. Love this pedal to death, but again, just seeing if the grass is greener. I use this delay when I'm not bringing my M9, so tap tempo is critical. I'd be interested in the Visual Sound Single or Dual tap delay, maybe a Boss with a tap switch, Memory Boy, or something else? -JMK Armstrong Orange Compressor. Great pedal, but I just can't get the exact tone I want out of it with only one knob. My loss. Need a comp, though.
  8. Bump. Really would like to move this.
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