Always looking to see what people are doing with old and new rack gear. I've recently got back to a Tube pre-Amp and my God! What a difference. I was one of those who convinced himself that all these modelers and emulators sound "just like tubes". Guess what. . . . THEY DONT. Once again I have real power and depth to my tone, I missed that . . . a LOT.

"Don't it always seem to go, you don't know what you've got till it's gone. . . ."

Anyway just got all the Pre-Amp Pre Sets where I want them got clean\Hi Gain\Crush-Kill tones and MIDI is set to change all the digital processors and channel patches with a single press of the old foot controller. Once again life is good!

I'm looking to get out of a strictly recording\project based situation and heading back out to the local area stages. Had several auditions so far, just not finding that right gang of dudes (Band), but it'll come. Nice thing is I set this up to use through anything from my Crown PBII\4 Marshall 800 B cabs to a 2X12" combo amp.

Lets see what you guys are using! ! ! ! !


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Update! After a few months and a lot of help from some on-line pals, I've converted the rig to a W\D\W set up and added a slew of new processors and amps.

Rack Rig 6.0. . .


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The One On The Right Is In Early Testing Phase.
I Am Very Happy With Everything But Need More
Interfacing For The Marshell Effects.

The Palmer Is Screaming Hot Sounding
And Opens A Lot More Sonic Realms Now.

I Have Way More Effects Pedals And
Just Need To Test Everything Really Good.


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Can I play even if I don't have an actual rack :LOL: :LOL:

After searching for about 15 years I finally scored this ultra rare preamp a few weeks ago. I can still hardly believe it; it's even crazier that it's in amazing condition for being 30 years old

I'll get around to doing some proper clips eventually :rock:


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M@tt C

Just finished this.....the "A" rig is a Friedman Runt 50 with the MPX-1 in the loop for time based FX (had to use the mixer to create a parallel path for the Lexicon), "B" rig is using the Chameleon as a standalone "all in one" preamp/ time based FX/ direct out to PA/ IEMs unit for rehearsals or emergency gig backup, the "C" rig is the Chameleon as a preamp into the Lexicon with the Runt as a power amp. Units directly below the Furman are a Shure PT3 transmitter for my IEMs and a Shure GLXD14 receiver for my wireless.

Fun stuff!



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Little B

Can I Ask About How The Preamps Are Wired Up?
I Have Two Flash Units But Missing Some Thing
On The Issue Of Routing.

I Am Using A Palmer PGA-05 With A JCM 2000 TSL
And Two Lexicons Routed With Two Flash Units.
Just Missing Something With The Preamp Wiring.

I Have Three More Pre Amps I Am Fumbling With
And Once Adding In A Palmer Loadbox I Will
Still Be Missing The Routing Issue.

I Might Have The Mid 80s Rack Charts Hidding
But Can't Dig Them Up Yet.

Thank You Regardless.
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I can certainly shed some light on how it at least all works for me.
1rst of all the rane mixer and flash have been replaced with a cae mixer.
There's some hidden CAE splitters involved,but for the preamps,there's wet preamps and dry preamps.( just personal preference to have them like that).
The dry preamps all go to the mesa amp switcher straight out to a power amp to 2 dry 4x12 cabs both in the middle,while wet cabs are on left and right.
The wet preamps all go to the CAE 2x4 then go to the cae mixer to get mixed with all effects. The 2 wet outs then go to a poweramp that powers left right 4x12 cabs. The whole system works perfect for me.
I used 2 flash units myself until I got the cae stuff.
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Yeah, This Was Where I Was Early On In the Build?
I Think I Am Missing The Fact I Knew What I Was Doing
Was Spot On From The Start.

Pretty Sure I Am Going To Add A Tube EQ
And Just Keep Every Thing Like This,
Adding In Some Tube Reverb And Delays
Is More Then Likely What Am Missing.

Thank You Much.
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