Picture of Eddie's Recording Rig for Early Albums

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Re: Picture of Eddie's Recording Rig for Early Albums

Post by johnnybgoood » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:13 pm

Below is a pic of Al Estrada's Rig Setup for the the David Lee Roth Tour. Look familiar? The differences are as follows. Estrada is using Input II on the top amp. It's possible that the top amp is the secondary slaved amp using the variac on that head as indicated by the dimmed light. Another possibility is that Channel II was modded for extra brightness and gain. Also, he is using a reactive load instead of a big fat resistor.
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Compare Estrada's rig to this.
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Re: Picture of Eddie's Recording Rig for Early Albums

Post by rdodson » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:31 pm

Except Al said it is all for show per Dave's orders and he's using an SL68 behind the Marshalls.

Good pic, and I get it, but I tend to trust that Al isn't lying.

Interesting nonetheless.
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Re: Picture of Eddie's Recording Rig for Early Albums

Post by johnnybgoood » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:17 pm

rdodson wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:31 pm
Al said it is all for show per Dave's orders and he's using an SL68
No disputing the great tones of the SL68. Estrada wails on his promo video for Suhr.
However, why did they care to wrap sleeving on the instrument cables if these amps were placed there only for show? Does the sleeving improve the efficiency for stage setup by organizing cables for amps that are left unused? Could be. No need to hunt for cables if they are all together.

There's something more to consider. Roth cut the backup singers from his show. He's watching cost. He's become a lounge lizard singing Karaoke to the backing vocals of a taped Michael Anthony. If he's doing that vocally, would he care about amp presentation that much?
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Dave and Dave Unchained discuss the piped in backing vocals on their last podcast.

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