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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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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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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