Hal Leonard Publishes Modern Guitar Rigs

2nd Edition of The Tone Fanatic's Guide to Integrating Amps and Effects by Scott Kahn   21-Mar-14

Hal Leonard Publishes Modern Guitar Rigs


Hal Leonard Books has published Modern Guitar Rigs, 2nd Edition. They say that this full-color, updated edition is the definitive book about building and playing advanced guitar rigs for players who want to move beyond a simple pedal board and combo amp. Modern Guitar Rigs, 2nd Edition, explores time-tested techniques and tools that any serious guitar player can draw upon to build a professional rig of their own.

"A guitar rig  by my definition is the complete collection of tools used in delivering your sound. The rig includes your amp(s), speaker cabinets, effects pedals, and rack gear such as effects, tuners, loopers, wireless system, power conditioners, foot controllers and pedalboards, and all the other little stuff that ties it all together.  A nice combo amp might be one component in your rig, but if that's all you've got, you have an amp, not a rig," says Kahn.

Hal Leonard says whether you're playing clubs at the indie band level, getting set for a major tour, heading into the studio to record a new album, or just searching for "ultimate tone," this revised and updated edition brings you the most current and effective sound-shaping tools and techniques, including:

  • Amp setups: integrating pedals and rack gear, wet/dry/wet configurations, modeling amps and profilers, rack-mounted amps, stereo rigs, and multiple-amp setups
  • Rack gear: multi-effects processors and dedicated signal processors, audio loopers, amp function switching systems, and MIDI foot controllers
  • Guitar options: piezoelectric pickups and splitting guitar signals to multiple amps
  • Effects loops: choosing the right loop for your specific needs
  • Rig infrastructure: power conditioning, noise suppression, power attenuators, wireless systems, custom cabling, and equipment racks
  • Rigs of the stars: a look at the complex rigs used by many leading guitar players, including John Petrucci of Dream Theater, Alex Lifeson of Rush, and Steven Wilson and John Wesley of Porcupine Tree
  • Interviews with leading custom rig builders, including the legendary Bob Bradshaw of Custom Audio Electronics


About the author:
SCOTT KAHN is a widely respected guitar and recording technologist and professional musician. As the editor in chief of MusicPlayers.com,  the online magazine for serious musicians, he regularly evaluates and writes about the latest products being developed for professional guitar players and complex guitar rigs. Kahn is also known worldwide as the guitar player for the progressive rock band, Beyond Tomorrow, and as co-founder of the prog rock band, Days Before Tomorrow.

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