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post Jun 2 2008, 10:17 PM
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So I started off with just the Voodu Valve and the Velocity 100 into my mono Avatar 2x12 cab. Since I initially got this going I've added a few goodies with more sure to come. Lets take a look at what i have now....


Here we have the updated rack, with a new BBE Sonic Maximizer 422A (most amazing piece of equipment ever), and the Monster power Center 3500, which I wouldn't have got were it not for a killer Ebay deal. ($179 new compared to $300 retail)
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Here is my RG2570 complete with new active Seymour Duncan Blackouts installed. Awesome pickups. The center single coil is now non-functional and is just there to fill the hole in the middle.... for now. And the 2x12 Avatar cab in the back now rewired in stereo cool.gif
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and the rack again
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Everything I've added so far has made vast improvements in my rigs sound quality and tone. I can't stress enough how awesome the BBE Sonic Maximizer is, I will never play without one again. If you haven't tried one i highly suggest you do. They make it in a convienent mono stompbox to for all you pedal board players.


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post Jun 2 2008, 10:37 PM
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Nice, congrats on the gear mate smile.gif
What exactly does the Sonic Maximizer do?
I want one because it sounds cool, but would be nice to know what it actually does tongue.gif
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post Jun 2 2008, 10:50 PM
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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Jun 2 2008, 05:37 PM) *
Nice, congrats on the gear mate smile.gif
What exactly does the Sonic Maximizer do?
I want one because it sounds cool, but would be nice to know what it actually does tongue.gif



According to the BBE website, it slightly delays low bass frequencies so they hit your ear slightly after the higher frequency stuff. This allows you to hear everything more clearly and makes your sound less muddy. It really tightened my sound up and made my whole system just overall sound much better. The best way i can describe it is like taking a big sound deadening blanket off of your speaker cab, really opens up your sound. I got this unit used for $60 on ebay, best $60 i've spent yet


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post Jun 2 2008, 11:02 PM
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cool rack .i have a BBE Sonic Maximizer in my Sonar producer addition


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post Jun 3 2008, 12:03 AM
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QUOTE (Hisham Al-Sanea @ Jun 2 2008, 06:02 PM) *
cool rack .i have a BBE Sonic Maximizer in my Sonar producer addition


yeah thats true to they do offer the sonic maximizer as a plugin for use in your DAW, almost forgot about that one.


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post Jun 3 2008, 12:14 AM
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QUOTE (bmh1109 @ Jun 2 2008, 11:50 PM) *
According to the BBE website, it slightly delays low bass frequencies so they hit your ear slightly after the higher frequency stuff. This allows you to hear everything more clearly and makes your sound less muddy. It really tightened my sound up and made my whole system just overall sound much better. The best way i can describe it is like taking a big sound deadening blanket off of your speaker cab, really opens up your sound. I got this unit used for $60 on ebay, best $60 i've spent yet


I'm getting one biggrin.gif

Thanks mate smile.gif
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post Jun 3 2008, 02:09 AM
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Cool rack equipment !! Congrats mate! smile.gif


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post Jun 3 2008, 03:42 AM
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Nice rack smile.gif .. and a strange coincidence; I just ordered the BBE Sonic Maximizer stomp right before opening this thread smile.gif


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post Jun 3 2008, 04:24 AM
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Looks great man.smile.gif


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post Jun 3 2008, 06:17 AM
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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Jun 2 2008, 10:42 PM) *
Nice rack smile.gif .. and a strange coincidence; I just ordered the BBE Sonic Maximizer stomp right before opening this thread smile.gif



Be sure to lets us know if you what you think of the BBE as well. Im curious if it works as well with all systems as it did on mine.


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post Jun 3 2008, 04:33 PM
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COngrats on your new rack gear ! smile.gif


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post Jun 3 2008, 05:56 PM
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Hey bmh1109...guess you have no need for that small Crate amp now right? I'll take it off your hands!!


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post Jun 3 2008, 07:04 PM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Jun 3 2008, 12:56 PM) *
Hey bmh1109...guess you have no need for that small Crate amp now right? I'll take it off your hands!!



quite possibly..... check your messages and Ill shoot you some model info and if you seriously want it we can work out a price


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post Jun 3 2008, 07:08 PM
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QUOTE (bmh1109 @ Jun 3 2008, 07:17 AM) *
Be sure to lets us know if you what you think of the BBE as well. Im curious if it works as well with all systems as it did on mine.


Offcourse smile.gif Will probably have it in 1-2 weeks

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post Jun 3 2008, 08:26 PM
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Hey man, nice pics, but post some samples!! wink.gif


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post Jun 3 2008, 08:50 PM
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my guitar seems to be exactly the same as yours but the inlays are different, my inlays are filled in. any idea why?
and nice gear btw, i wish i could afford that lol
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post Jun 3 2008, 10:43 PM
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Another BBE Sonic Maximizer user here laugh.gif it seems that everybody loves it !!!! hehe.

Well, now ON-topic, great rack system, congrat's mate wink.gif


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post Jun 3 2008, 10:44 PM
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QUOTE (kevin-riff-after-riff @ Jun 3 2008, 03:50 PM) *
my guitar seems to be exactly the same as yours but the inlays are different, my inlays are filled in. any idea why?
and nice gear btw, i wish i could afford that lol


I actually thought that my guitar was coming with the solid inlays and was pleasantly suprized when i found it had the non-solid ones. what year model guitar do you have i bought mine in about april or may of last year, so I'm assuming mine is an '07 model.

And about the sound samples, if you can wait about 2 weeks or so, im trying to get ahold of a toneport ux2 for some recording, but everywhere i look they are out of stock. mad.gif once i get that I'll def. post up some recording.


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Looks great,I guess it sounds the same way,congrats! smile.gif


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i dunno when mine was made lol i bought it second hand, i wiill look it up in a bit maybe, its probably older than yours coz your inlays look cooler sad.gif nevertheless, great guitar isnt it? biggrin.gif
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