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MarcB

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I was sitting in my man cave .. looking at my rack.. and taking stock of how full and fat it was.. and was wondering the size of your rack?
Post a picture of your current rack..! Let’s see it!

here’s mine.
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1. ‘91 USA Fender Telecaster (1st Guitar)
2. ‘22 Gibson SG 61 RI (standard)
3 ‘23 Gibson LP 60 RI (standard from demo shop)
4 ‘11 Gibson es137 (custom)
5. ‘17 Gibson es335 (faded)
6. ‘21 Gibson es345 (without varitone)
7. ‘18 Gibson es335 (Traditional)
8. ‘20 Fern Evergreen custom Strat
9. ‘19 Fern Evergreen custom Tele (R.I.P Fern ?)
10. ‘10 Epiphone es335 (sparkle binding)
11. ‘97 Squire Jazz Bass (Silver series)

These are the guitars that are on permanent rotation.. (there are more tucked away..)

I look forward to seeing your rack.. ?
 

MarcB

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Oh yeah.. go Drew!!!

Nice rack and amp collection.. !!!
 

NickiC

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Split inlays
What ‘cha got? I’m a sucker for 345’s. And, a bastard for 175’s! LOL!!
 

MarcB

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bastard for 175’
I’ve been hankering after a 175 for some time now.. but since seeing Joe Pass’ custom order es175 .. this is what I want .. here’s a thread I created on the guitar.. that no one gave a toss about lol..
I’d loved to get a made to measure replica of the guitar.. but not sure if Gibson would thin the body to Joe spec.. ?

.. it’d be awesome if Gibson issued this guitar..

 

jrgtr42

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Mine. From left to right:
Heritage H150
Gibson LP Std
Gibson SG Firebrand
Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Junior
PRS SE Soapbar 2
Schecter Custom Shop California (Missing; don't know why I took this pic with it out)
Fender American Std Strat
Fender MIM Tele
Rickenbacker 330
Epiphone Dot (ES335)
Kiddo's teddy bear :)
Gibson ES135
no-brand 8 string bass
GIbson LP Bass
homebuilt Fretless J/P bass.
 

MarcB

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Mine. From left to right:
Heritage H150
Gibson LP Std
Gibson SG Firebrand
Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Junior
PRS SE Soapbar 2
Schecter Custom Shop California (Missing; don't know why I took this pic with it out)
Fender American Std Strat
Fender MIM Tele
Rickenbacker 330
Epiphone Dot (ES335)
Kiddo's teddy bear :)
Gibson ES135
no-brand 8 string bass
GIbson LP Bass
homebuilt Fretless J/P bass.
Excellent details and a very nice full rack!!
How do you like the es135..? Been seeing those pop up on my reverb a lot..
 

Amp360

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If I get a chance later I'll take a pic of my guitars in a rack. This is how I left things yesterday.

60s ES-355
00s D-41
?? Eko high strung
50s 6120
50s 0-21
60s Hummingbird
Amps is a 60s Tremolux, 49 Deluxe and 90s ODS

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This is my actual rack:
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MarcB

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If I get a chance later I'll take a pic of my guitars in a rack. This is how I left things yesterday.

60s ES-355
00s D-41
?? Eko high strung
50s 6120
50s 0-21
60s Hummingbird
Amps is a 60s Tremolux, 49 Deluxe and 90s ODS

415426091_10230917660313924_3323099643399107112_n.jpg


This is my actual rack:
401448562_10230795295334876_5992976813267103195_n.jpg

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There are some tasty items to be racked for sure I’m drawn to the Eko.. very nice ? but the biggest draw is your outbound gear.. wow.. SSL, API, DBX.. and the clone compression.. all very decent and stuff I use (inboard-pro tools) .. do you use a SSL desk? Love the trident 500s too.. I bet they sound delicious.. I managed to buy the last set of Lindell Audio preamp/eq/comp 500 set in the UK. Which I use on all guitar/bass recordings.
 

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In spite of what my wife says, there is still room for more...
Blimey.. your rack is full and fat!!! What a suburb collection.. there’s definitely a few spaces in the photo that can be filled lol.. just don’t tell the wife ?
 

Amp360

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There are some tasty items to be racked for sure I’m drawn to the Eko.. very nice ? but the biggest draw is your outbound gear.. wow.. SSL, API, DBX.. and the clone compression.. all very decent and stuff I use (inboard-pro tools) .. do you use a SSL desk? Love the trident 500s too.. I bet they sound delicious.. I managed to buy the last set of Lindell Audio preamp/eq/comp 500 set in the UK. Which I use on all guitar/bass recordings.

Thanks. I use an API, The Box, which is out getting some mods right now. I bought the Trident EQs because they were cheap. So far, I think they sound great on drum buss and electric guitars.

For SSL, I've been using their plug-ins since the early 00s when Duende was released. The channel strip and bus comp are so good I don't have any desire to get the hardware.I have a couple of those SSL control surfaces - the EQ one and the one with a single fader but I just hooked them up a few weeks ago (had them at least a year) and haven't put them through the paces yet.

The plug-ins that come with ProTools are excellent - especially the 7-band eq and the ProLimiter. Since I've gone Carbon, I've been using many of the PT plug-ins because they run DSP, and it's fun to rediscover how great they are. I like the Tape Suite, Tel-Ray, and Mod Delay III as well. Some of these are old, but get the job done.

Part of the reason I went with The Box and then more API preamps is because I'm starting to believe tracking through the same eqs/pres is the way to go vs. the mix and match, and the summing/center section sounds so good it's mind-blowing. I'm using my hardware mostly on the way in and committing like I did back in the tape days is just a much faster way of working.

YYMV:)
 

MarcB

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Thanks. I use an API, The Box, which is out getting some mods right now. I bought the Trident EQs because they were cheap. So far, I think they sound great on drum buss and electric guitars.

For SSL, I've been using their plug-ins since the early 00s when Duende was released. The channel strip and bus comp are so good I don't have any desire to get the hardware.I have a couple of those SSL control surfaces - the EQ one and the one with a single fader but I just hooked them up a few weeks ago (had them at least a year) and haven't put them through the paces yet.

The plug-ins that come with ProTools are excellent - especially the 7-band eq and the ProLimiter. Since I've gone Carbon, I've been using many of the PT plug-ins because they run DSP, and it's fun to rediscover how great they are. I like the Tape Suite, Tel-Ray, and Mod Delay III as well. Some of these are old, but get the job done.

Part of the reason I went with The Box and then more API preamps is because I'm starting to believe tracking through the same eqs/pres is the way to go vs. the mix and match, and the summing/center section sounds so good it's mind-blowing. I'm using my hardware mostly on the way in and committing like I did back in the tape days is just a much faster way of working.

YYMV:)
All what you’ve said.. in my view and practice is the way to go.. using multiple preamps for different instruments only results in more work (eq) later.. where as having a base match.. requires less work (eq) later.. as far as my work ethic dictates.. some guys love doing it the other way as they love to tinker (engineer more) but faster results is my goal as you concentrate on the music more.

I agree with your sentiment re: PT plugins as they do what they’re supposed to do.. I also have been using the SSL plugins for years.. Inc the awesome buss compressor.. I did get their new own version and eq rack plugin a while back .. which I have to say is equally as good (if not a tad better).. and along side that using the waves API eq’s gets the job done.. and I’ve found not updating my Mac or plugins saves on so much grief.. my system is still running a 2012 Mac with 2015 osx lol.. and committing to tracks is much better musically and for the system to handle.. much like the old 8 track days lol.

Anyway… “racks.. yeah git sum” lol ?
 

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If I get a chance later I'll take a pic of my guitars in a rack. This is how I left things yesterday.

60s ES-355
00s D-41
?? Eko high strung
50s 6120
50s 0-21
60s Hummingbird
Amps is a 60s Tremolux, 49 Deluxe and 90s ODS
Glad to see I'm not the only one bursting at the seams!
 
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