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The response to people asking about my live rig, from seeing my YouTube videos has been crazy. Thank you so much

So I've decided to add a new signal path chain page to go through each step of my live rig. 

For those early YouTube Friday/Saturday night rock shows during 2020-2021,  I used a JMP-1 direct to desk. More info on that on the other gear pages...

For all my live streams and studio session work I mainly use my Fractal AxeFx FM3 modeller nowadays (2022-present), but also Amplitube


I like to keep the gear to a minimum.
I don't use any overdrive pedals nowadays, just a compressor for my lead tone.
Over the last 20+ years, I've pretty much kept it a traditional guitar > pedals > amp  setup. To start with, the guitar hits the pedalboard....


From the pedalboard, I then go straight into the JMP-1, a mono FX loop into the Alesis, then either speaker emulated out to FOH/PA, or a Master Out to the amps.

The Marshall 4-way footswitch allows me to MIDI switch channels. For live work I always go Mono,  and for studio recording, such as for the Friday/Saturday Night Rock Show recordings, I go fully Stereo from the Speaker Emulated Left + Right outs into one of my UR824 sound cards. 


If I decide to use amps, then I can go from the Master Out of the JMP-1 into the Power amp input mod of one of my 2203 100w Heads.

It's rare these days that I use anything other than a Marshall JMP-1 preamp direct to desk with my pedalboard,  as I've just found it sounds good in all environments, but where a band dep or session is needed, then I wheel out the 100watt valve heads and 4x12" cabs. 
From there, I have two further options of  either running straight into one or two 4x12" cabs, or into my PDI-03 then straight to desk.


Should I need to get a touring rig together for larger venues, It would be a no brainer.  AxeFx all the way with FC-12 | FC-6 foot controllers. 

I may still have my 4x12's as backline and solid state power amps to get some real amp feel.