Used my Rickenbacker 330 today with my L1 System. Guess what? It sounded brilliant and most excellent using the stock preset. I didn't need to EQ (again, at all; nothing needed tweaking). So this sounded great from the start.
Next, I added my Axe-Fx simulator/effects unit in mono just to see what it sounded like. Well, I didn't like it. Things I used to like, I didn't? Things that used to sound good, didn't? ...then I remembered, I had the cab simulators bypassed (Using the Axe-Fx with guitar cabs, its recommended to bypass the cab simulation). Well, I turned the cab simulator to active, and tried again. Wouldn't you know? wooohooo, instant perfection yet again!
OK, maybe I'm just infatuated with my Rics, my Axe-Fx and my L1 system, maybe the honeymoon isn't quite over yet? I dunno? All I can say is everything is sounding fantastic and is working well together - with minimal effort on my part.
Next, my plan is to work my L1 System with my Ric 330 and the Axe-Fx some more. I've now set the Axe-Fx L & R channels into T1 channel 2 & 3, respectively, haven't played it this way yet. This experiment session will probably be several days or more, but I'll post my impressions after my deep dive.
FWIW, I ordered an AB switch pedal, so I can switch between A: instrument direct into T1 and B: instrument into preamp into T1. At this early stage, for guitar I plan to use the T1 preset as the main rhythm sound, and use my Axe-Fx for lead and alternative rhythms, etc. If things go as planned, I'll do something similar for bass with the AB setup and deep dive.
To Do List:
Dial in my Epiphone Casino with the T1/L1
Get my keyboards connected and tested.
Keyboard T1/L1 Experiment sessions.
Get my Steinberger L2 bass up and running with the T1 direct, and with my Trace Elliot preamp
Get the AB pedal connected.
Keep experimenting with my set-up
-rsm, January 13, 2009
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