Okay, first of all let me start off with a disclaimer... I've never really had a guitar rack system before, so with all the possibilities of preamps & FX units & power amps and the various ways they can be interconnected it's possible (and highly likely) that I've screwed something up below. Anyway, for a long time I've wanted a rig with both a Triaxis and a JMP1, so I can get a mix of Mesa and Marshall tones through a common set of FX. Of course, everything should be controllable by a single footswitch unit. So here's what I'm trying to assemble:
Basically, I started out with only the Samson wireless, Crybaby 535Q, Digitech Control One, RackRider power conditioner and Johnson 2x12 cabinet. I should be picking up the Mesa Triaxis & 2:90 sometime this week, the Digitech 2120 and DS1 should be in the mail, and I'm still in the market for the BBE 264, Marshall JMP1, and some switching device (most likely the Rolls Patchwork, but possibly an Axess Electronics GRX4, Mesa MIDI Matrix, or Rocktron Patchmate).
Here's how I think all this should be connected:
Hey, I know it's a mess, but it helps me figure out how many cables I need to buy...
In my mind, this makes things simple from a performance perspective, because all I really need to use is the Control One and the 535Q. It'll obviously take some MIDI programming to get it set up right--I haven't done any serious MIDI control work in 5 years, so hopefully it'll come back to me. I don't have to worry about switching the DS1 and 535Q (I can leave them on all the time). I can pick between the Mesa & Marshall preamps, or bypass them both (don't think I'd ever do this) and use the Digitech preamp. Or if I want to get really nasty, I can run the Mesa, Marshall, and 2120's distortion circuits in serial.
And, of course, thanks to the Triaxis I can not only switch the modes on the 2:90, but I can also switch the BBE unit on and off.
Anybody see any major problems with this setup? (Heck, any minor problems?) Any suggestions to simplify? Is anybody doing anything like this?
Thanks much in advance! Wish me luck...
PS--Despite what anybody says, PowerPoint is pretty cool. *
(Edited by bduersch at 10:39 pm on Feb. 3, 2002)