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Username: ttwatts

Post Number: 5
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 1:49 pm:   Edit Post

In my neverending quest for the perfect tone, I have tested many RIG configurations and cannot seem to find a good mix of equipment. I am currently putting together a rig for my Alembics. I use mostly Series I, and II basses. I would like to know what do you think are the best components to look for in putting together the best Rig. What do you have vs what would you like.
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Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 522
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 6:04 pm:   Edit Post

The traditional end-of-the-world all Wickersham rig would be . . .

Series power supply
f2b or f1x preamp
sf2 super filter
ELF integrator
serious power amp
high pass cabs
Elf subs
Good cables

... after that, it's WIDE open. I can not think of a time when there's been more choices. SVTs are REALLY back. All the litlle toy-sized amps and cabinets that put out huge sound. Tube. Solid State. Hybrids. 21" subs. Digital Modeling.

I guess it all depends on the usual suspects:

The Tone You Seek?
How Much Are You Willing to Tote Around?
What Do You Need for Your Gigs?

Good Luck !

J o e y
Username: 81seriesi

Post Number: 13
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 6:19 pm:   Edit Post

Here's a picture of my rig... w/ Bag End D10EXD and S15D cabinets.. A great rig for Series I instruments....

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Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 318
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 7:47 pm:   Edit Post

I have found to my ear The F1X with SF2 in the effects loop coupled with a PLX3400 sounds the best. I'm using Spoilers 4-5-6&7, Excel 5's, an SC Deluxe 4, Distillate 5, Rouge 5, (13 Alembics in all) as well as a Ric 4003, Tbird, Stambaugh 4, Ripper and an Ovation Acoustic/electric. I either use Epifani T310 - T115 cabs or Acme Low B2 and B4 cabs. But I mostly have to use a provided SVT rig when I play clubs. As has been stated in previous threads, your rig is really just an on stage monitor when you have a big system. That's why I like the DI on the F1X so at least I know the engineer is getting my source sound. I also liked the Glockenklang stuff I've tried at NAMM last year.
Username: ttwatts

Post Number: 6
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 11:08 am:   Edit Post

Thanks all, I really appreciate all of the great information. I am sure there are other members that need information like this. I will put to use, and let you know how it all turns out.

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