How does your practice setup (home use) differ from your live setup?

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How does your practice setup (home use) differ from your live setup?

Post by s_mcsleazy » Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:34 am

this is more about the rig as a whole and not just pedals but i figured it's more a question to ask here. does your practice rig reflect your live rig? are they different?
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Re: How does your practice setup (home use) differ from your live setup?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:39 pm

I haven't had a band in a long time, but considering my playing styles, my home board and live/practice board would differ mostly in size. My home board is 20 pedals (not including the passive splitter which isn't technically a pedal), and my live board would be just a microcosm of that board (all pedals used on the main board) at 7, possibly 8 (tuner, phaser, treble booster, overdrive, tremolo, delay, reverb). But yes, it definitely reflects my main board, just smaller. I can get 90% of the sounds I love on the main board with just those 7/8.
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Re: How does your practice setup (home use) differ from your live setup?

Post by fuzzjunkie » Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:11 pm

In the old days it was exactly the same. Now I only use the vintage fuzz boxes, rack effects and tape echoes at home/studio. My pedalboard replicates those sounds by having smaller modern versions of the fuzz, 2 Eventide pedals cover the rack effects and there is a tape simulation pedal for the echo. Guitar and amp stay the same.

Oh, and my fingers stay the same. Gotta remember that tone is in them!

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Post by andy_tchp » Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:13 pm

It's identical.

Meaning it all sits under the desk, largely unused, apart from very occasional rehearsals.
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Post by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:29 am

For me it‘s the other way around... I have the more fancy (and mostly bigger) boxes on my main-board - together with the Fender Supersonic and 3 matching cabs to choose from.
The home setup has the same OneSpot power source and also a korg pitchblack tuner but beside that it‘s rather pedals that are either unused or too big for my main board (Behringer Vintage Time Machine) - it also got more experimental pedals on it that I can‘t use live. For the amp(s) - also Fender but smaller wattage (40&12 instead of 60).
But these days I also have and play my live-board at home a lot. Making adjustments etc.
Sometimes I have to readjust the levels in the rehearsal room - as the at home amps react a bit different.

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Post by redchapterjubilee » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:43 am

I put a practice rig together with pedals I didn't use live but didn't want to get rid of. Then when I moved halfway across the country from the band two years ago I started using the practice rig as a fly-in live rig. But then I couldn't always get the right flight that would allow me to carry on a little Pedaltrain board so I eventually parked a board in Texas that is only used for live shows.

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Post by Tafarel » Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:23 pm

My rehearsal rig and my gig-rig are identical. Sometimes I will take a fuzz pedal that doesn't sit on the board if we are playing a certain song. At rehearsal that pedal is always plugged in for experimentation purposes.
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Post by jorri » Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:31 pm

Same except for a few habits of laziness:
Not bothering with fx loop.
Using a smaller amp because it saves hauling larger one upstairs. (Or into pc via interface for headphones)
Sometimes having a few 'extra' pedals i test hanging around the board, especially bass ones, yeh i dont play bass live.

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Post by soggy mittens » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:22 pm

Guitars and pedal board is the same but at home I use a joyo american sound plugged into a j48 DI into my interface that just comes out direct from my stereo amp and speakers (doesn't pass into my computer first) that I use for my laptop. It sounds different dynamically and feedback can be lacking especially right now living with my parents where I can't turn it up but usually it is good enough for practice and writing. Noting beats the big fender amp sound tho. Seems like almost everything I do is just to get to experience that at rehearsals and gigs, love it. B)
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Post by MrJagsquire » Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:45 pm

If I'm not feeling too lazy, then it's the same set up, but the master volume is set a little lower. If it's a quick set up to learn a new song or polish up an existing one, I might just live without pedals at all and just chose clean or dirty on the amp depending on the song. In fact if I'm learning a new song, or trying to nail a solo I'll often just play unplugged...if I get it sounding right like that, then it tends to sound even better through the amp/pedals when I get to band rehearsals.

It might sound odd, but at home I use a 2x12 cab and at rehearsals I use a 1x12 cab, but that's because I have to carry the 1x12 and at home my 2x12 is permanently installed behind my projector screen, so it's hidden from view, but handy to use.

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Post by HazBen » Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:07 pm

not playing out much anymore

but I was an early adopter in going ampless/Di ...not as early as tuck andress or anything and I'm not a rockin as some guys so the amp wasn't 150% of my tone anyway

so my setup was the same regardless of where I was (just made tings easier and more predcatable for me)

I used to use an ampulator to make up the ampy "roundness" -- great piece of kit, though I think a lot of it was the cab sim in terms of rounding things out so you didn't get a DI icepick or honk
the power amp sim was good though. I just mean I probably could have gotten away with the cab sim and a mild drive

I haven't really played with stuff like the IR based strymon unit, but that seems like a way to go

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Post by Kinx » Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:19 am

My home practicing / recording rig differs from my live rig a lot, since I use software emulation at home almost exclusively.
My stage rig consists of two amps combos simultaneously (Boogie Mk I and Teisco Checkmate 20) and a big pedalboard with 5 difference fuzzes/boosts and a line6 M13.

When at home, I'm relying mostly on BiasFX software controlled by my ancient Behringer FCB1010 midi control board. I can get kinda near to my live sound (not exactly right, but it still sounds like me), but limits of available software don't really bother me at home. I'm also using this setup for some low key recording work and nobody ever complained yet :)
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Post by Meriphew » Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:53 am

I have two pedalboards. A gig board, and a rehearsal/recording board. My gig board is stripped down to essentials, and my rehearsal/recording board has more "toys" on it. I have duplicates of my essential pedals on both boards.

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Post by cestlamort » Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:15 am

It depends:
1. Same pedalboard going into bigger amps live/rehearsal space (Super Reverb, JC77) and smaller ones at home (Princeton Reverb, sometimes a Pro Jr too)
2. just a memory man into an amp at home

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Re: How does your practice setup (home use) differ from your live setup?

Post by MechaBulletBill » Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:15 am

if i'm playing along to records i'll plug the board in (never have a massive board anyway), but if it's just a strum i'll usually go in clean or just an OD

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