rack gear

Sennheiser EW 100-ENG G2 Wireless

Sennheiser’s succesful wireless series are now at the third or fourth generation. although the top-end latest generation are a bit on the pricey side, the earlier generation are still available second hand at quite reasonable prices… if you know where to look, and know how to be patient. I picked mine up from a professional […]

Digitech GSP 1101

it doesn’t suck.. tone

Roland GP-100

Sofar I’ve played with it for only half an hour. It seems far more complicated to operate than my GX-700, and the tone is nowhere near the sparkle of the Rocktron Chameleon, which I got with the Roland as a package deal. I played with it for a while, but somehow I can’t seem to […]

Rocktron Chameleon

An oldie from Rocktron which I acquired through a second-hand package deal.  In short: very clear FX, very rich tone, very big knobs, very 80’s display, quite easy to operate. I’ve used it in my Loud Rig for two gigs, and everybody seemed pleased enough about the sound.  The wah-wah makes the distorted sound a […]

Boss GX700

  Very coooool, easy-to-use multi-fx processor by our good friends from the Roland Cooporation. I happen to know that Mick Thompson, a.k.a. #7, from Slipknot has two of these units in his rack (one as a spare..).  The unit’s internal routing mechanism is incredible.. there isn’t one! Although this is not entirely true, Boss has […]

Samson PB11

A 19inch, 1U rack-spaced power regulator. I bought this after hearing horrific stories of amps blown up by short-circuited PA system. Every place where they’ll REALLY let you rock out loud has a potentially short-circuiting PA-system. Or it should. Anyway, I took a long look at all the gear I’ve come to luuurvve so much and […]

Sennheiser EW 300 IEM

A bit of a dilemma: I am guitar player in a Hard Rock band, where the volume goes UP, so I need to use ear plugs to protect my hearing. Ear plugs suck arse (they do, seriously, because all the niceness of the guitar buzz gets lost), and, when doing vocals, I’m only guessing where […]

Boss GE31

This is a 19inch 1U rack-spaced, mono 31-band graphic equalizer with a jack input for remote switching. I bought it second hand, very cheap, but discovered that a parametric equalizer is much more useful in enhancing guitar sounds in a natural way.

Mesa Boogie fifty / fifty

After the twenty / twenty this is probably the most sought after power amp. All tubes, very tight-sounding power amp, featuring a very necessary 50W/15W switch. It is very, very loud. Playing in an Iron Maiden cover band, I don’t think I’ve ever turned it up beyond ‘3’. [rating:4.5]

Rocktron Pro G.A.P.

Solid state, MIDI-controllable preamp, featuring handy turn-knob controls, DI-output, mono fx-loop and two extra control jacks. [rating:3.5]