PRS In Church?

Is there ever a steady state for PW pedalboards? ;-)

I know mine in my Kemper is, gives less headache Chain; (comp, rarely on) --> reverb for break up sounds --> boost for that lil' extra -> amp (I use amp gain profiles in performance mode) -> EQ for lead volume boost -> delay dott 8th (almost never used anymore) or tremolo, depending on the rig -> 1/8th delay -> reverb (type depends on profile type and need for a particular song).
 
Is there ever a steady state for PW pedalboards? ;-)

I know mine in my Kemper is, gives less headache Chain; (comp, rarely on) --> reverb for break up sounds --> boost for that lil' extra -> amp (I use amp gain profiles in performance mode) -> EQ for lead volume boost -> delay dott 8th (almost never used anymore) or tremolo, depending on the rig -> 1/8th delay -> reverb (type depends on profile type and need for a particular song).
Sounds like your method is very different from mine...

Clean = Amp sim, Boost, Light reverb and Compressor on Light settings (those 4 are always on)
Light Dirt = OD1, hit OD2/Dis1 for Lead 1
Heavy dirt = Dis2, hit OD3 for Lead 2

Light/Heavy ambient Reverbs or Delays according to song
 
Is there ever a steady state for PW pedalboards? ;-)

I know mine in my Kemper is, gives less headache Chain; (comp, rarely on) --> reverb for break up sounds --> boost for that lil' extra -> amp (I use amp gain profiles in performance mode) -> EQ for lead volume boost -> delay dott 8th (almost never used anymore) or tremolo, depending on the rig -> 1/8th delay -> reverb (type depends on profile type and need for a particular song).
The thing I find that I change the most is the delay. I like to mimic the delay on the recordings, and they get pretty creative sometimes. Beyond that, I rarely change much more than opting for overdrive or distortion and kicking in boost when needed. The guitar itself? I’m all over the place with knob and switch settings and attack.
 
Guitars are almost always 100%, no knobs to twist, other than PU selector. I like to keep things as centered on the floor as possible. Less room for error.

And @steve. Key for me is that I dislike pedal dirt in clean(Iish) amps, so I use profiles with several amp gain settings. A boost is just there for a little kick and some push in the mids. Just some added tightness to the sound. Other than that I am very traditional; I keep my time based (delay, verb) effects after the amp, Except for washy break up sounds, there I add a little reverb to the front end, which adds some lo fi movement in the palette. I do not really like mod effects, other than a tremolo on occasion and a compressor sounds just meh to me.
 
Enjoy the preparations. That is half the "fun" for me. Love to spend some evenings getting everything in my head, hands, and Kemper or Helix.
Yup.
And thanks.
At 70, I’m recovering my chops on electric after decades in bass. And my prep will involve charting pedal and guitar settings, lead fingering shapes and music staffs, and lots of practicing.
 
This is great to hear.

I'm sure the Holy Spirit will guide your hands swiftly! Keep vigilant brother and don't let the enemy get you down, sometimes the enemy is strong on these forums and I tune it out.

Do you know the set list yet? Or is that still in the works?
 
This is great to hear.

I'm sure the Holy Spirit will guide your hands swiftly! Keep vigilant brother and don't let the enemy get you down, sometimes the enemy is strong on these forums and I tune it out.

Do you know the set list yet? Or is that still in the works?
Hoping to see it tomorrow, but it could be later.

Oh, ol’ smutty has been working on me. I almost gave up a while back after a disastrous audition on electric during which I had a panic attack. I have played electric in church twice since then, and I’m trusting that He will help me to do my best.
 
Very cool. Hope you had a blessed service!

I'm up next sunday. Setlist is a mix of English CC songs, our own songs and some really old school PW songs. Looking forward to it.
 
Very cool. Hope you had a blessed service!

I'm up next sunday. Setlist is a mix of English CC songs, our own songs and some really old school PW songs. Looking forward to it.
I always love when they bring back some of the older PW songs. Lots of good memories are tied to those songs and those days.
 
I could cry…
Last week’s service posted today. I just got a chance to listen to it. I had a real nice Strat tone dialed in with light overdrive and a sweet delay. But the sound guy had me so anemic that it sounded like I was playing a toy guitar…

Oh well… I can only do so much…

I’m still grateful for the opportunity.
 
I could cry…
Last week’s service posted today. I just got a chance to listen to it. I had a real nice Strat tone dialed in with light overdrive and a sweet delay. But the sound guy had me so anemic that it sounded like I was playing a toy guitar…

Oh well… I can only do so much…

I’m still grateful for the opportunity.
For some reason the "anemic sound" happens to me too when listening back to our Wednesday night practices.

The sound levels on those recordings are generally very unbalanced and it's hard to give them an objective listening. If any of the other guys are up on guitar (acoustic or electric) you can always hear them and their tones are very good. My guitar sound 95% of the time is almost non excistant, very thin and tinny. But many people there have told me how great my guitar tone is through the PA. But then sometimes the bass on those recordings is way on top and other times it's like "where's the beef?"

This is not an ego thing. Rather, I want to be able to hear what I'm doing so I can correct what isn't right with my tone or my parts.

I've mentioned this to our soundmen and they've all said the same thing. "Trust me, you're coming through just fine and we don't know why it's so thin on those recordings."

Well, it's certainly not the end of the world!
 
Yes, what comes through the FOH is usually very different than the recordings or the live internet feed.
There is no way listening to the recordings on a pair of computer speakers will
sound like what comes out of the FOH sound system in the actual venue.

One solution is different EQ curves on the aux busses that feed the recorder and/or the internet feed.
Many houses of worship do not have the facilities to do this and quite often the engineer is
a member of the congregation working the mixing console on a voluntary basis.
 
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