Weir's Early 80 Rig

Re: Weir's Early 80 Rig

Postby mkaufman » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:28 pm

Anyone have ay idea what the top unit is in the 2nd pic posted above?

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Re: Weir's Early 80 Rig

Postby Jerry1996x » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:16 am

What preamp did Bobby use after the IVP? Or did he use that through the 80s.....
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Re: Weir's Early 80 Rig

Postby mkaufman » Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:31 pm

Jerry1996x wrote:What preamp did Bobby use after the IVP? Or did he use that through the 80s.....


He still had the IVP after he stopped playing his Ibanez guitars. I can't keep track of all his changes, especially after the early 80's, however, at one point he had the Dean Markley RM-150-DR (or possibly a lower powered version?).

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Re: Weir's Early 80 Rig

Postby Jerry1996x » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:41 pm

Ok. Im lookin for an 84-87 tone. Im new to the Bobby scene so im still learning my stuff.
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Re: Weir's Early 80 Rig

Postby strumminsix » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:08 pm

Jerry1996x wrote:What preamp did Bobby use after the IVP? Or did he use that through the 80s.....

Like MK said, there was a whole lotta change happening.

From what I know overall:
60s various Fenders
70s various Fenders > Mesa > IVP >
80s IVP > DM RM > Soldano X88R > ?
I do recall a Marshall (JMP1 or JCM?) in the 80s too as well as Soldano x99 and I think a Soldano head (SLO?)


Honestly, Bobby's tone is 50% chord voicing and attack. Start there. Then find some amps that get a good chime like a Deluxe Reverb or Vox. Then figure out how to dial out your bass while retaining your low mids, drop off your high trebble while enhancing your presence. Doing those will get you there better than $20,000 worth of gear experimenting and swapping and trading, etc...
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Re: Weir's Early 80 Rig

Postby Dozin » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:03 pm

One thing was constant and that was a Blackknife. I wouldn't waste money chasing the IVP or UE units. Try modding a strat with EMG's and a SPC control.
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Re: Weir's Early 80 Rig

Postby russpi » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:00 pm

My .02, in the first couple of pics, I think the top unit is an Ibanez DM1100 digital delay, and I'm thinking the 2U rack with the 4 knobs is the phase/wah interface. The EXR Projector pedal is a new one, never noticed that before. Advertised in Guitar Player in the 80s, I still can't forget the ad.
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Re: Weir's Early 80 Rig

Postby mkaufman » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:08 am

An Ibanez DM1100 digital delay - you're right!

Give that man a cigar!

Thanks for the info!

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