Modern Guitar Rigs: The Tone Fanatic's Guide to Integrating Amps and Effects, Second Edition

by Scott Kahn

Modern Guitar Rigs covers topics of interest to guitarists looking to build pro-level rigs that move beyond a simple pedal board and combo amp. Whether you're playing clubs at the indie band level, getting set for a major tour, heading into the studio to record a new album, or just searching for “ultimate tone,” this revised and updated edition brings you the most current and effective sound-shaping tools and techniques, including:

• Amp setups: integrating pedals and rack gear, wet/dry/wet configurations, modeling amps and profilers, rack-mounted amps, stereo rigs, and audio looping systems

• Rack gear: multi-effects processors and dedicated signal processors, audio loopers, amp function switching systems, and MIDI foot controllers

• Guitar options: piezoelectric pickups and splitting guitar signals to multiple amps

• Effects loops: choosing the right loop for your specific needs

Rig infrastructure: power conditioning, noise suppression, power attenuators, wireless systems, custom cabling, and equipment racks

• Rigs of the stars: a look at the complex rigs used by many leading guitar players, including John Petrucci of Dream Theater, Alex Lifeson of Rush, and Steven Wilson and John Wesley of Porcupine Tree

• Interviews with leading custom rig builders, including the legendary Bob Bradshaw of Custom Audio Electronics. Full-color throughout. Includes DVD.

Publisher: Hal Leonard

Series: Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs

Format: Softcover with DVD-ROM

Page Count: 208

Dimensions: 11 X 8.5 inches

ISBN: 9781480355156


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