Chat about Equipment Info
 #25965  by GratefulPat
 Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:49 pm
whats the thing that i believe links to all your pedals but its just a board with a bunch of little foot things you tap to activate the pedal, and how much do they cost and where do i get one?

 #25972  by myoung6923
 Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:31 pm
Well - there's a couple of things here that you might be referring to depending on how involved you are thinking on getting. The following are the most popular units for this type of thing.

I think that you are referring to an automated system like I have: http://www.bigrhythmwine.com/gearheads/MikeY.htm

Here's the components:
http://www.voodoolab.com/gcx.htm

This thing allows you to have your effects always bypassed until actually activated by an external footitch. They also sell a midi footswitch for it - although several other types are compatible with it - http://www.voodoolab.com/gcontrolpro.htm

This footswitch can also control other midi switchable units as well as accepting inputs from expression pedals and lots more. It is programmable so that with one button you can turn on/off one or several effects depending on how you preset it.

With this type of setup, your effects would usually be located in a rack somewhere - not actually on the floor. This would offer you the freedomm to adjust the effects while playing without having to bend down to do so.

Even used these components are going to run you a bit of cash - the switcher and foot controller will be about 600 if you find a good deal on ebay. Then you'll need to figure out some kind of system to rack all of these components and effects. You'll also probably want a power supply for all of your effects too - like this one: http://www.voodoolab.com/pedalpower_2.htm

So, all in all, you could easily be looking at about $1000 to set this up.

The other option is to go with a pedal board on the ground - like this: http://www.pedalpad.com/images/examples ... CA-XLs.jpg
http://www.pedalpad.com/Pedal-Pad-Pedal ... d.htm#mps9
These boards will run you about $300 new and it's all you'll need. It comes with a power supply for all of your effects and it's very customizable. It's also very compact and convenient and super easy to set up at gig time. Open the box, plug in & go.

For most situations now I go with the pedal board instead of the big rig because it's just easier to set up, tear down, transport, carry up stairs...

 #25973  by myoung6923
 Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:43 pm
GratefulPat wrote:http://thehydrophonics.tripod.com/waldobio.htm

the black thing on the ground
He's got the GCX guitar switcher in there - and it's controlled by the footswitch on the ground

 #25976  by strumminsix
 Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:55 pm
LOL that's waldo from here! He's got a new rig now.

The GCX works well.

But there is also "thegigrig" which does it all on a floor board.

Then theres a new thing by VooDoo labs which is like the gig rig.

But something I'm digging now is:
http://www.woboge.com/
Then click on Remote systems.

For $460 shipped you get the controller AND foot switcher.

 #25977  by GratefulPat
 Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:56 pm
thanks exactly what i was looking for

 #25999  by jackr
 Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:31 am
myoung6923 wrote:
I think that you are referring to an automated system like I have: http://www.bigrhythmwine.com/gearheads/MikeY.htm
Hey Mike, you got a nice rack! :shock:

 #29110  by jahozer
 Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:31 pm
Mike,
on your site you say your Qtron is modded for a mixed signal. Can you go into a bit more detail about that?
Thanks

 #29113  by myoung6923
 Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:59 pm
It was modded my analog man for a blended signal - clean/effect - the knob blends them both.

It sounded like a cool idea - but he used the signal from the BP mode which is way to sensitive - I wish it had been done on the LP mode circuit.

Oh well - I could have sent it back to be fixed - but - I kinda don't think that I would use that too much - I don't know

 #29116  by waldo041
 Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:43 pm
GratefulPat wrote:http://thehydrophonics.tripod.com/waldobio.htm

the black thing on the ground
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

peace,
waldo

 #29137  by tigerstrat
 Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:59 am
myoung6923 wrote:It was modded my analog man for a blended signal - clean/effect - the knob blends them both.

It sounded like a cool idea - but he used the signal from the BP mode which is way to sensitive - I wish it had been done on the LP mode circuit.

Oh well - I could have sent it back to be fixed - but - I kinda don't think that I would use that too much - I don't know
D'oh!! I don't think its the sensitivity per se of BP mode, but band-pass frequency range cannot substitute for low-pass for the Garcia envelope sound. That would make it pretty useless imho. Send it back and keep Mike on the up and up!