Modern Guitar Rigs, Second Edition

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The Tone Fanatic's Guide to Integrating Amps and Effects, Second Edition

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 ""€œultimate 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. ""

©2014, Book & DVD, 208 pages