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 #95354  by mijknahs
 Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:48 pm
Here's a picture of my rig from around 2002. Not that much has changed. Same guitar and Fender Twin head. I'm using different power amps and also have an SMS Classic. I don't use the GCX anymore either. Just a small pedalboard is all I seem to need.

 #95357  by strumminsix
 Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:08 pm
mijknahs wrote:I don't use the GCX anymore either. Just a small pedalboard is all I seem to need.
Nice looking rig. Similarly, I haven't lugged my rack out in about a year...
 #95360  by mijknahs
 Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:03 pm
With the OBEL, I really don't need separate loops for my effects. They are true bypassed at least.
 #95369  by Gr8fulGreg
 Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:26 pm
never get tired of seeing that rig jim... If you ever want to play again please let me know
 #95370  by JonnyBoy
 Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:13 pm
The GCX does add a lot of weight to the rack since the pedals have to be close to the system, usually in the rack itself. I like mine for many more reasons than the extra weight can justify not using it. I got a Rock n Roller from GC and it makes travel soooo easy now, weight really doesn't matter anymore to me. It rolls over rocks and grass in one trip! Highly recommended if you hate moving heavy speaker cabs. It folds up easy and packs away easy and is very light for its size.

As always, you have a cool rig... would like to see the new one!

 #95374  by mijknahs
 Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:07 pm
This is pretty much the current rig except I use the MC2120 more than the MC2300 when playing out mainly for weight reasons although I do like the sound on the 2300 better (slightly). All Macs are kinda similar so it's all good. Also, I have the SMS Classic in a rack with the MC2120 so I really have 2 separate rigs.
 #95398  by tcsned
 Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:58 am
Very cool, Jim! You have the rig, sound, & playing nailed as well as anyone out there. I'd love to try a Mac amp one of these days.