Modern Guitar Rigs
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.