Playing a show with Kix Saturday night. Which rig to take?

marshallmel

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Show on Saturday afternoon with three bands total, which is always a shit show btw, so ideally I’d need to set up/tear down quickly. I have a quick rig that’ll be a breeze for set up but not sound quite as good. The other two options are both a real amp but would require my main pedalboard, pedalsnake, etc. I doubt anyone in the crowd that day will care what I play through. Would you take….

1. Atomic Amplifire, FRFR
2. SLO 30 with Mesa vertical 2x12, full sized pedalboard
3. Friedman SB, Marshall 4x12, full sized pedalboard
 

OUTLAW1969

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You owe it to yourself to not "phone it in", at least take the SLO 30 and 2x12.

Some people might just be milling around waiting on Kix, and you could easily grab their attention with great tone !
 

marshallmel

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You owe it to yourself to not "phone it in", at least take the SLO 30 and 2x12.

Some people might just be milling around waiting on Kix, and you could easily grab their attention with great tone !
The lazy old man in me wants to take the AA6.
 

Racerxrated

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The lazy old man in me wants to take the AA6.
Nope. You're going to get to the point where you may stop gigging; and realize that you'll never have another opportunity to play live with either tube amp again. Take one of the big dogs.
The last festival I played was Rock Fest back in 2015. I brought a 79 2203 and a 2C+ SRG(60w). Split the signal with a Lehle; my Intellifex went through the C+ loop. Lots o gear but DAMN did it sound great.
 

bikerdude2

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You know your tone will be consistant with the digital rig, but the right room/stage with good electric,those tube heads might just kill it tone wise! Tough call!
 

marshallmel

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You know your tone will be consistant with the digital rig, but the right room/stage with good electric,those tube heads might just kill it tone wise! Tough call!
Its an outdoor gig. Rocky Gap Casino on their driving range. I love the AA6 on paper and it’s ease of use but some guys in here have made valid points. Plus the extra firepower wouldn’t hurt for an outside show.
 

marshallmel

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I'd take the Friedman. Might get into a great gear talk with one of the guys in Kix which would kick ass.
I’m not sure if Ronnie will be there or not for this show. I’d love to hang out with Brian Forsythe and shoot the shit. Steve Whiteman is super cool. We did sone shows with him when he was doing Funny Money. Great guys.
 

marshallmel

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Love those guys. Last couple of times I saw Steve Whiteman was with Funny Munny, at the Haven and Roadhouse@Fort Ashby.
We had some crazy shows in Fort Ashby. A huge fight erupted one night. Was like a scene out of Roadhouse. Needless to say the gig ended early.
 
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