Its all in the fingers, or is it?

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BY LucyTheSpud
#770084
Curious what you all think.

Been toying with the idea of splitting my big PT Pro into 2 smaller boards. The idea being i still take both to gigs etc, but it may make fitting my mic stand in easier on smaller stages, aswell as making transport easier on me with 2 smaller boxes rather than 1 bigassfuckoff huge board that i currently use.

Downsizing isnt an option. Dont be silly about that.

I see a fair few of the pro rigs as a couple of smaller modular pieces (boards, mic stands and monitors) rather than a large board, with stand looming over and monitor further away than needed.

Anyone else use this kind of setup? Looking for pros and cons.
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BY jeremyb
#770085
I had two boards for a while, it's a bit of a pain, need two power supplies, but if you've got a pro then you probably have more than one :mrgreen:

Much happier with one board again :)
BY LucyTheSpud
#770086
jeremyb wrote:I had two boards for a while, it's a bit of a pain, need two power supplies, but if you've got a pro then you probably have more than one :mrgreen:

Much happier with one board again :)


I make the pro work with just 1 and a fancy spec wall wart for the Pitchfactor. So i would need a 2nd power supply aswell but not too much of an issue to me. Maybe i could find one that actually will power the eventide gear? Shock horror.
BY harveysj
#770092
I’ve been concidering this and I think two would be the way to go. I dont have a full arsenal at the moment but im thinking two PT1s
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BY Mini Forklift Ⓥ
#770094
... or you could stick with the one pedalboard but run two amps. A wet/dry stereo setup is pretty awesome and really opens things up.
BY LucyTheSpud
#770096
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:... or you could stick with the one pedalboard but run two amps. A wet/dry stereo setup is pretty awesome and really opens things up.


Rather different from my original idea...

:lol:
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BY Mini Forklift Ⓥ
#770097
LucyTheSpud wrote:
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:... or you could stick with the one pedalboard but run two amps. A wet/dry stereo setup is pretty awesome and really opens things up.


Rather different from my original idea...

:lol:

Lol yup. But can be a lightbulb moment for some folks!
BY LucyTheSpud
#770099
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
LucyTheSpud wrote:
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:... or you could stick with the one pedalboard but run two amps. A wet/dry stereo setup is pretty awesome and really opens things up.


Rather different from my original idea...

:lol:

Lol yup. But can be a lightbulb moment for some folks!


Iv dabbled with some basic stereo rigs before. Not really sure it would be my cup of tea.
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BY Zaulkin
#770112
Get a multi-fx unit, embrace the fact that digital is the future, and carry one small case. You might even be able to download a patch that simulates your mic stand :D
BY LucyTheSpud
#770113
Right. So we'v had 2 useful replies and a whole bunch of nonsense. Helpful 8)

Im not going stereo. 2 amps aint happening.

Not going digital. All about the toanz. Digital micstand would be cool, if it has a drink holder like my normal stand. Otherwise no dice.
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BY Zaulkin
#770114
One board:

Pros:
Faster to set up
All in one case.
Less trips to the car

Cons:
Heavy
Takes up a lot of room


Two boards:

Pros:
Lighter
Can be moved around to suit smaller stages.
Could be designed so that you can take one board for certain gigs.

Cons:
May need additional power supply
More time spent taking the boards out and connecting them up.
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BY Zaulkin
#770117
Personally I try to minimize the number of trips to/from the car because I like to keep an eye on stuff. Large/heavy cases suck though, in fact - my rig is exactly the same as it was a couple of years ago but it is now in more parts. If you think that would work for you, I vote try it out.
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BY jeremyb
#770142
LucyTheSpud wrote:Not going digital. All about the toanz.


If you've got a PT Pro full of pedals you can't claim toan as an excuse :lol: it will colour the sound so much!
BY LucyTheSpud
#770148
jeremyb wrote:
LucyTheSpud wrote:Not going digital. All about the toanz.


If you've got a PT Pro full of pedals you can't claim toan as an excuse :lol: it will colour the sound so much!


Yea. But still better for me than digital.
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BY Bg
#770157
Yeah but I bet you have at least one digital pedal in your path....