Lighting the “Tree”....

Discussion in 'Amplifiers' started by Tosca, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    It’s like if Adam Lambert was singing in Duran Duran!
     
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  2. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Giggle!
     
  3. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I dated her mom.
     
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    watelessness New Member

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    I'm guessing earplugs would be useless with all that wattage on at one time
     
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  6. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    It might not save your back as you go through the opposite wall “Marty McFly” style!
     
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  7. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    That's freaking righteous!
     
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  8. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I couldn’t help coming back to this thread a few times. I’m now inspired to design a guitar head studio rack of my very own, which I’ll have made when I redo the studio this spring.

    I figure it has to be made of wood to match my other racks and stands, open at the front and back for ventilation and access to cables, etc., and large enough to accommodate the PRS heads and Lone Star combo, along with 5 equipment rackspaces for the Furman power supply, a switcher, etc. Plus there has to be at least one extra space for another amp, just in case.

    I haven’t seen anything online that would work for me, so this will be 100% custom. Should be interesting. I’m already sketching out some ideas.
     
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  9. pac90

    pac90 In Helix Land, the waters warm

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  10. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    Sounds like a great plan Les!
    I went with the commercial wire shelving for the weight capacity, ventilation and ability to move it (on heavy duty wheels) for when I need to change cables. Makes it easy to route cables between shelves, and provides plenty of options for attaching cables with zip ties or Velcro. I’m working on a pedal board for the bottom shelf that will have the foot switches for all amps on it...my effects floorboard slides in under the bottom shelf. This makes it easy for me to bring the effects board into my control room where I use it with some other amps (smaller low-wattage combos). The next project will be attaching all of the effects loops (For the amps that have them) to the patch bay in the 4 space rack above the HX-DA so I can switch my effects into different loops using patch cables. It never ends...
     
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  11. Phil M

    Phil M New Member

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    Geez - SLO, Helios and Archon. Those are the 3 amps I want that I don’t have. Nice grouping you got there.
     
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  12. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I bought a wire shelving thing like yours several years back, hoping I’d do the very thing you did. It’s totally sensible!

    Unfortunately, on my heavily-padded carpet, the wheels didn’t roll smoothly and it nearly tipped over, even when putting heavy stuff on the bottom shelf. Kinda freaked me out a little bit!

    So I put it in the storage room (works great for that, I have lots of stuff to store, and the floor isn’t carpeted there).

    Inspired by your setup, though, I took the amp room pretty much apart, and I’m experimenting with where to put cabs, studio furniture, etc. Part of my continuing issue is having a place in the room to store mics, accessories, manuals, etc, and I still need to be able to accommodate singers and other players. It’s like trying to put ten pounds of sh!t into a five pound bag!
     
  13. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    I can only imagine the power flickering in your neighbors' homes. Hell, probably the state.
     
  14. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Oh - I call that getting dressed!
     
  15. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Hahahaha!

    You’re not alone, my friend!
     
  16. Good Wood

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    You will go deaf in that tiny room! Love it.
     
  17. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    This thread deserves a comeback due to its inspiring, unparalleled righteousness.

    So I’m returning it to its rightful place at the top of the pile. Tosca’s effort on this is to be savored down through succeeding generations as a shining example of what human beings can imagine and do.

    It reminds me of the accomplishment of going to the moon, only infinitely cooler.

    I want my epitaph to read, “He built an amplifier rack that was so badass.”
     
  18. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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  19. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    You know what, I think my dad (who also served in WW2) said that when I was a little guy, but I had no idea what it meant!

    The other WW2 phrase he used when the food was bad was also a WW2 term: “SOS”. You probably know that one, too. He did not particularly care for the Army’s “creamed beef on toast”. ;)

    My Dad rarely cursed when I was little, but when he did, my brothers and I scattered!
     
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  20. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    According to Cormac McCarthy that's called a "Blevins", but then he only became a writer because Ted beat him to historic guitars.
     
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