2008 Quick Rod 1/2 power SED =C= power tubes (Mullards before that) JJ Preamp tubes mostly, JAN 5751 in phase inverter (been running this way a long time but have tried lots of preamp tubes) Mostly a Schecter C1+ in Drop C (I also have a MIM HSS Strat in E standard) Duncan Custom Custom TB11 in bridge / '59 in neck. Strat has a Super Distortion. DR nickle core strings now / used mostly Tite-Fits prior OD Pedal sometimes (Bad Monkey or Zakk Wylde OD) Sometimes EVH Phaser, MXR Carbon Copy, Digitech RV-7 reverb, Dano Fish n Chips 7 band EQ The most important pedal to me is the EQ in the loop Splawn 212 closed back standard sized cab with Small Blocks (I can't say enough about this cabinet/speaker combo
Sometimes A/B/Y'd with my Mesa RectoVerb head/Mesa Trad cab-V30s and or my Peavey Vypyr 60 tube 112 combo on Diezel mode
I am strictly a basement warrior. I have never gigged. I'm addicted to amplification moreso than being super proficient at guitar playing. I like mostly heavier metal/metalcore/nu-metal stuff. Killswitch Engage for example. I also like more laid back stuff like The Beatles, Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Zep, ZZ Top, VH, 311, RHCP, and some country, some pop, some old school rock n roll etc etc. I have a cheap Line 6 UX1 interface and Pod Farm/Audacity. SM57 Mic. That is more than enough for me to jot down ideas and use a learning tool. I like to come up with my own riffs. Mostly metalcore type stuff.
Let's see: 2016 100W Quickrod in full power mode. Stock power tubes V1: RCA 12ax7 V2: Telefunken 12ax7 V3: RCA 12ax7 PI: Ei 12ax7 Main Guitar: 2012 Les Paul Standard Plus with Bare Knuckle "Rebel Yell" pickups. Also have 2004 MIM Fat Strat which is stock. (For now) 2008 Les Paul Studio Also with the same Bare Knuckle Pickups tuned a whole step down. Those are the "main" guitars but I have 3 more that I play now and then... I use Ernie Ball slinky strings .010 on the Gibsons and .09 on the others. I have a huge pedalboard that pretty much has everything you could want in one way or another. I also use a EQ in the loop which again is extremely valuable to my tone. Port City OS212 cab loaded with Splawn Small Blocks and Weber Beam Blockers. I also have a Marshall 1936 cabinet, stock which I'm going to start experimenting with as far as hooking it up similar to a full stack except I'll be using it to extend the sound dispersal, so I won't really be "stacking" them. More alike separating the cabs to make the sound "bigger". Right now I'm between musical projects but I fill-in with a local band semi regularly. I listen to anything from classic rock to modern rock, country etc. I have a pretty decent home recording setup that I really need to use a lot more often than I do.
Great thread! 2008 QR, full power. V1,V2 and V4 Tung Sol 12ax7, V3 Chinese 12ax7b Power: Svetlana reissue EL34 (Tung Sol EL34B and SED before) Mostly gear 1 od 2 and gear 3 with gain pulled down. Mid seventies Marshall 4x12 cab with original Celestion G12M Blacbacks (although I have a `77 Marshall JMP100 Super Lead with matching red box with G12H Celestion speakers, but I`m parcial to Greenbacks) Mxr ZW OD, Dunlop 535Q wah, TC Nova repeater delay and Ibanez Airplane flanger. Guitars are custom made HSS (mahogany body and neck, original Floyd and Rio Grande pickups) and Peavey Wolfgang with Bare Knuckle rewound bridge pickup. Live is always QR, Marshall Greenback cab and pedals, in the studio usually guitar straight in the QR>cab>Shure 57 and some condenser mic>mic preamp>comp etc..effects added after. I`ve recorded my band`s last album this way, the previous was Marshall TSL60, did not have Splawn at the time. Curt Mangan or Ernie Ball strings .010 in Eb.
Well I'm still dialing in my Street Rod but here's what I'm doing so far
Stock tubes all around Full power, love the "oomph" but may go to half power since singer keeps bitching about volume... Going between the different gears quite a bit, I like third gear OD1 and want to mess with first gear OD2 some more. Second gear is a bit bassy but sometimes it fits well. Amp has the Creamback stock, also driving a Blackstar 1x12 cab with a Greenback in it Main guitar is PRS CE 24 with Dragon 2 pickups Banshee, tuner, wah, Script Phase 90 and MXR EVH overdrive in front, Zoom GX3, MXR 10 band EQ and TC Electronic Spark boost in the loop (don't use the MXR EQ much any more... kinda don't need it! ) Strings are 9's, either EB or D'Addario Heavy Fender picks We play classic rock covers, Stray Cats and Peter Frampton to Judas Priest and Stone Temple Pilots. Good dose of Van Halen and Zeppelin thrown in for good measure.
Post by nitrobattery on May 7, 2017 3:14:07 GMT -5
I've got a 2011 Quick Rod. I had a 2013 Nitro and a 2006 QR, but I was so happy with my current QR that I let them go. I'm always experimenting with tubes, but at the moment I've got JJ 5751's in V1 and V2 and JJ 12AX7's in the rest. Ruby EL34b's in the power section. Most of the time I'm running through a Wizard 4x12 loaded with 25w Greenbacks, but I also have an oversized Mesa 4x12 that's loaded with V30's that I use for more modern metal stuff. In my home studio, if I'm recording guitars, 99% of the time I'm running the head into a Two Notes Torpedo Reload and use impulse responses.
As far as how I run it, if I'm playing on the dirty channel, I almost always have a Maxon OD808 pushing the front end set mainly as a clean boost...and that's paired with a Boss NS-2 to take care of the noise. Other than that it's just an Eventide H9 Max in the effects loop. Pretty simple. For recording though, I have the full line of UAD plugins, so I tend to go bananas if I don't have to do any tap-dancing.
I haven't been in a band since moving to the PNW a year and a half ago, but I do a lot of product demo videos for the company that I used to work for in NY...so I get to use the QR a lot in those if I'm doing pedal demos.
As Far as guitars I've got a Gibson Les Paul Traditional, A Suhr Classic Pro S, an Ibanez Prestige RGA321F and a Schecter Hellraiser Extreme. I play everything from blues to classic rock right on through to thrash metal. The QR is the only amp I've found that I can plug any guitar straight into, and I don't have to drastically re-EQ it. Going from a Les Paul with low output PAF style pickups to a super Strat with EMG's definitely sounds different...but nothing stands out as harsh or congested switching back an forth. I love that it lets the individuality and character of the guitar come through....instead of forcing it to work with a set EQ curve. Other than wishing the clean channel was a little nicer, it has pretty much killed all GAS for another high gain amp.
I`ve got two Splawn Super Sport heads . One is a 2012 full head shell . I just had it converted from 6v6s the EL34s , really brought out the mids and bumped up the wattage a bit . I`ve got it sitting on a Splawn 4x12 with Scumback M75s up top and Celestion G1265s Creambacks on the bottom . TAD EL34s V1 Tung Sol V2 Blackburn Mullard V3 Ruby AC5 HG+ V4 Sovtek LPS
The other (not sure on the year yet) I bought used a few months ago. It`s got the mini head shell and the original owner ordered it with EL34s . I`ve got it sitting on a Splawn 2x12 with Scumback BM75s Mullard EL34s V1 Tung Sol V2 Blackburn Mullard V3 Ruby AC5 HG+ V4 Sovtek LPS
I`m not in a band and I use both those rigs in the house played fairly loud . I play late 70s,80s hard rock (UFO,Gary Morre,Scorpions,Ratt,Dokken). I`ve used a ton of TS type boost pedals set as clean boosts over the years and currently using a TC Spark Boost and Way Huge Green Rhino and I`ve got delay pedals in the loops . Guitars are: Custom Charvel clone hardtail w/Seymour Duncan Custom Hybrid in the brdge Custom Charvel clone hardtail w/Dimarzio AT-1 in the bridge, Diamrzio Chopper in the neck Charvel Pro Mod hardtail w/Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge , Seymour Duncan Jazz in the neck Fender/Warmoth Strat mutt w/ Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge
Last Edit: May 16, 2017 17:36:59 GMT -5 by hammered
Wow nice rigs guys! Love seeing pics of Splawns! Well I have a 2016 QR in purple plexi shell with all the new options paired with a EVH 5150iii 4 x 12 cab with greenbacks. I also have a 2015 QR with no new options paired with Splawn 2 x 12 with creambacks.
I don't play in a band (anymore)and just play at home with one upstairs and one downstairs. I use the one where the wife isn't lol. I play hard rock ac dc, guns, ozzy (Randy Rhoads), Dokken but mostly Van Halen. Ed was my main influence. Also a bit of SRV and Eric Johnson.
I have owned a 2005 Splawn Competition and a Prostock but don't remember the year. I used to use clean boosts in front of them but realized after quite a while that i find they take the colour out of the tone. They added more bite on top end and tightened bottom but took me a while and a lot of tinkering to realize i could dial it in with the right settings and speakers and not lose the colour without a boost.
My fave guitar with my Splawns are my Wolfgangs. My other guitars have either a JB or Wolfgang pickup in Bridge. Necks pups are SD 59 or Suhr Doug Aldridge.
The blue guitar is a custom built body made of alder with a 1/4 inch maple top and a Kramer 1984 neck. I just had new frets put on it and leveled the fretboard and changed radius at same time. Love it much more now! Almost sold it a while back..... Glad i didn't!😲
Post by zerofivefour on May 10, 2017 5:28:32 GMT -5
2017 Quickrod -Fully loaded (All the available Options offer something of value, I'm very glad I opted for them).
I use ALL the options in various configs when appropriate, but use the following settings for my main sound.
Old/New: Switch set to OLD Mid: Switch set to OFF Drop B+ set to OFF Full power, (Always full power engaged)
Settings: OD channel
Gear 1, gain at 2:00, OD1 Pres: 12-1:00 Bass: 2:00 Middle: 12-12:30 Treble: 2:00
Front Volume: 11:00
Settings: Clean Channel
Bass 12:00 Treble 12:00 Gain 12:00
Front Volume: 9:00
FX loop: Engaged, with Rocktron Xpression, (delay and phased delays).
I'm not a 'Bedroom Volume' player, but with the FX loop engaged converting the FX volume knob to the master Vol, it sure allows me to do that if it's needed. (late evenings etc...). Running the Amp's volume at indoor-concert level to outdoor-concert festival levels is what I usually run the amp at. When the amp opens up, and is allowed to breath, it is a beautiful thing to behold. .
Guitar Vol Knob Roll off: I use this much more than I expected with this amp. The amp just cleans up so darn well. It sounds gorgeous when rolling off, increments of hair etc... I also use the Clean channel for Pristine cleans.
Current Cabinet: Mesa Tradtional 4x12 Cabinet, 8 ohms, loaded with v 30s
Charvel, Maple board, Duncan JB bridge, 59 Neck Charvel, Maple board, Duncan RTM bridge, 59 Neck MusicMan Axis, Maple board, Modded/Routed for recessed Floyd, Proprietary DiMarzio pups MusicMan Luke 1 Reissue x2, Rosewood board, EMG 85 Bridge, SA57 singles (2x)
Dunlop Tortex Jazz 3, Pitch black & standard Jazz 3, (purple color)