Show your Amplifire(3/12/Box) pedalboard

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  1. Eric Raymond

    Eric Raymond Well-Known Member

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    Any chance that the hardware in an amplifire (with an update) could ever replace the crybaby? If we can model tubes, why not an RLC filter. The (studio) devil is in the details ;-)


     
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    I have everything mounted on a thick piece of scrap plexiglass from work. I'm using my AA6 with a Headrush FRFR112 currently. I have an expression pedal I can use with it, but I rarely do at the moment, so I didn't worry about mounting it. I also have the option to pull the Pelican box (picks and sundries in it) and stick the Power Stage 170 on there if I don't need/can't bring the FRFR and have access to a guitar cab. I could go smaller without the external tuner, but I like the Polytune because I can see where I'm at with one strum.

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    Jace Nuzback Senior Member

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    I think the wah effect in the AmpliFire is pretty good as it is now.
    But I don't like the FEEL of using my M-Audio expression pedal for it though.
    If I had a Mission Engineering EP-1 expression pedal instead I'd probably be fine.
     
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    This is a board I put together with a good friend after convincing him the AFB is the right way to go

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    Here's mine. I'm using the firebox to A/B between a clean deluxe sound and a plexi sound, which I boost with Green Mile (TS). The Donner Morpher handles my more modern gain tones. Yes I know my chorus placement is unconventional, I just love that old-school boss chorus tone in front of the amp/drives. I'm considering swapping out the CH-1 though, in favor of my Zoom MS-50G so I can toggle between a variety of modulations.


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    The version 2 of my pedalboard. Designed to be an ampless-direct to PA board. Been using this live for more than a year now and my live sound has never been better.

    Using the AFB for Amp (DLX model), Cab, Reverb and Slap Delay (Boost Switch). The AFB is such an amazing pedal platform!

     
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    Here's mine. The signal chain is EHX Tone Corset > TC Electronic SubnUp > Foxpedal Kingdom > Foxpedal Imperial Overdrive > Creation Audio Labs Holy FIre > Ernie Ball VP Jr Volume Pedal > Line6 HX Effects (pre-amplifier effects like chorus) > AA3 (EQs and amp) > HX Effects (post amp effects, delays, verbs, etc) > AA3 (more delays, verbs and cabinet) > out to house mix. The board is a Temple Audio Trio 21.

    The HX Effects has a chorus, harmonic tremelo, delays, washy reverbs. The AA3 has various EQs, compressor, an always on slapback delay and a subtle plate reverb, as well as the amp and cabinet simulator. THe HX Effects and AA3 are connected with a 4CM so all of the effects after the amp are in stereo. I play mostly P&W, so there the whole setup is geared toward lots of delays and ambient sounding tones.

    The HX Effects also controls the AA3 through midi. There are quite a few control things going on. If I activate one of the delays on the HX Effects it turns off the slapback on the AA3. Engaging one of the big washy reverbs on the HX Effects turns off the plate reverb on the AA3. The automation of the two working together is really useful.

    AA3 Footswitches are set up with a phaser, an additional tremelo, and a preset A/B switch going between clean and driven amp settings.

    This is the "general purpose" setup. I use it if we are doing a song on short notice, or I have not had time to program a custom patch. I have a fairly large library of songs with specific patches programmed in the HX Effects, each one sending a midi command to the AA3 to select the correct amp for that tune. Once again, the automation makes it easy to go between songs.

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    @Corey S Nice looking board that. What do you use to power the AA and HXFX? Total current draw = 2-3 Amps I think?

    Also - why did you not go for a full Helix?
     
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    Thank you!

    The AA and HXFX are both powered by their own included supplies. To add to the confusion under the board, the Holy Fire has its own custom 48V supply as well. There is an IEC connector on the upper left side of the board with a built in noise filter - Temple Audio calls it the IC AC Mains Micro Module. From this I built a wiring harness splitting out into 4 parallel blade (standard wall outlet) connectors. So each power supply has its own 120V plug. The other pedals use a 1-Spot. All the cables are loomed together and zip tied around the bottom to keep things neat.

    There are several reasons I don't have a full Helix. I really like the way the AA sounds. I got mine (used) after hearing one on a friend's pedalboard. It was small, sounded great, and was just what I needed at the time. The HXFX was also purchased used. I looked at a Nemesis/Ventris/midi foot controller setup to augment the AA, but the cost was just too much and the HXFX proved to be a better value. Everything else on the board has been acquired over several years, most of it bought used - so in terms of $$ spent I am still under the cost of a new Helix. I also appreciate having various pieces of gear that I can swap out or replace if I choose to, rather than a one-size-fits-all single unit. You never know when you will come across a rare gem of a guitar pedal at a garage sale or pawn shop somewhere. And, I know this is sort of unheard of, but I actually prefer the AA editor over HX Edit when I am creating patches.

    In hindsight I should have gotten an AA6, but the AA3 fit better on the smaller board I had at that time. Sounds great either way!
     
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    Thanks Corey. Makes a lot of sense. Very interesting to hear your experiences as you've come at the same issues at me, but from a different direction.

    I had an AA12 then wanted to add some external effects to cover some of the areas where I felt the Amplfire could do with a little help (polyphonic pitch shifting, some boosts/drives and 'fancier' reverbs). I considered a Line 6 M9 or HXFX but ruled them out as I could not fit them on sensibly sized board alongside the HXFX. I bought most of them second hand.

    I ended up building a board around the AA12, using the midi capability to switch the other effects on and off with each preset as needed via a midi loop switcher. My board is now the same size as, and probably cost more than a helix, but I have the exact pedals that I want on it. You can see it on page 6 of this thread.
     
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    Here's mine. Replace a 100 watt Friedman Marsha, 4 space rack with a Gmajor2, pedal shelf (boost,compressor, flanger, phaser) and RJM switcher/midi controller. The only effect I couldn't replicate exactly was my vibe...could have made do with the AA12 version but since I had room on the board, why not keep it?

    Super impressed with this rig...not only did it replace all my gear, but I'm starting to discover new sounds! The cranked 65 clean with a Strat is bitchin'!

     
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    How do you like the Power Stage 170?
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    I'd like to second that question!
     
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    I had the Magnum 44 in the past and have used a quilter mini 101 for quite some time and even a plate amplifier (Minidsp POWERICE125).

    Since a month or 2 I have the PowerStage 170.
    Great amp! Lots of power, more then the Quilter (which already had enough for rehearsal and stage).
    And the equalizer is great plus for quick adjustments!
     
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    Looking fwd to the AA12 arriving so I can put together my flyrig. Thanks for posting your various pedalboards.

    I've already acquired a TC Elect Polytune3 & MojoMojo OD, as well as a mid-sized boss volume pedal to go with it and I seek the PDF-1X (Maestro PED/OD) for certain tones & textures. Anybody every try the Temple Pedalboards?

    Keep the posts coming! Thanks!
     
  17. Corey S

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    Scroll up a few posts and you can see my Temple Pedalboard. I really like it. The few extra $$ that you have to spend on their mounting plates is worth it for the flexibility and ease of mounting pedals.
     
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    Signal flow...Guitar>Aquavibe>Wah>AA6>PS170. Powered by a CS6 underneath. :)
     
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    Please keep the pics coming!
     

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