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I velcro'd in the stuff to the drawer.

The D11 Loop Expander switches between the E530 and Mesa Studio pre's, and the Twin-City splits the output into two fully loaded signals to feed both sides of my Mesa 2:90. Not really stereo, but 180w mono to two cabs, a Mesa 4x12 and either my Avatar 2x12 (6x12 setup for big stages) or my Mesa 1x12 (personal monitor) :metal:



 

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Great setup. I miss my e530 + Mesa Power amp setups of the past. e530 is a fucking awesome preamp, and besides VHT/Fryette and Rivera nothing comes close to Mesa Power amps.
 

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The separate high mid and low mid controls on the e530 should be incorporated on more amps, that's a great control config instead of just one "mid" pot.
 

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Seriously tasty rig man:metal: I've got a 2:90 as well and it fucking rules:yesway: Would love to add a 530 to my rig:agreed:
 

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No LED fans? Who are you and what have you done with Leon?
No rig will ever look cooler!


Those lights are actually in storage in OH, still. I have re-bought the power amp, the FX I gave to my dad, and I think that X2 wireless is also kicking around in storage. I miss that TriAxis for sure, and now that I've got a 2:90, damn skippy I'm itchy for another :)
 

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The separate high mid and low mid controls on the e530 should be incorporated on more amps, that's a great control config instead of just one "mid" pot.
I thought so, too, but then, I run them basically in the same place :lol:. I really like the 'Contour' button. I had it off initially, but then I accidentally hit it during practice with the band, and BOOSH it was awesome. It makes things sound a bit wonky when jamming by myself, but in a band context, you really jump out in the mix.

Seriously tasty rig man:metal: I've got a 2:90 as well and it fucking rules:yesway: Would love to add a 530 to my rig:agreed:
I really like my Randall RT2/50 too (from my previous TriAxis rack), but when I A/B'd them, the 2/50 has been on the shelf since :lol:
 

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No LED fans? Who are you and what have you done with Leon?
Go with RGB fans - bonus if you have color changes synced to music played.

That is a NICE setup man. I would put wheels on that case because I am old and lazy.
 

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I thought so, too, but then, I run them basically in the same place :lol:. I really like the 'Contour' button. I had it off initially, but then I accidentally hit it during practice with the band, and BOOSH it was awesome. It makes things sound a bit wonky when jamming by myself, but in a band context, you really jump out in the mix.
No one can criticize you for scooping when you have two mids pots, because it's like, my high mids pot may be on zero, but my low mids pot is on 5, so fuck you.

Realistically though, yeah, ENGLs have the same "set everything from 5 - 6 and you are good to go" thing as 5150s. When I use Riveras or Rectos I might get some weird shit, like treble on 3, due to the design of the amp, but on ENGLs and shit like that I usually just set everything at 5 and it takes minimal tweaking from there.
 

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No one can criticize you for scooping when you have two mids pots, because it's like, my high mids pot may be on zero, but my low mids pot is on 5, so fuck you.

Realistically though, yeah, ENGLs have the same "set everything from 5 - 6 and you are good to go" thing as 5150s. When I use Riveras or Rectos I might get some weird shit, like treble on 3, due to the design of the amp, but on ENGLs and shit like that I usually just set everything at 5 and it takes minimal tweaking from there.
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That's basically what I did. Set it all on 6, and it was just already spot on. I *do* get to my sweet-spot with my MXR 10-band in the loop. It's a bit of a soft... m? Like, pushing mid lows and mid highs, with a small cut in the center mids, and small cuts on the really high end and really low end. I'll get a shot of it next time I've got the board out :yesway:
 

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Did you get the ENGL footswitch? That's the only shitty part about some ENGLs, the footswitch is not included and is $200 extra. The e530 is technically sort of a four channel amp, but the first two channels and the second two channels share EQs.

I always run the contour activated on ENGLs. Sounds good to me. The e530 is super similar to the preamp section of the Savage and The Blackmore, which are both great amps.

e530 is a killer pre for sure, I think both Children of Bodom guys have them in their live rigs, and most of the Edguy records are e530. Haven't paid attention to Edguy forever, but Hellfire Club and stuff around that era is e530 and sounds great.

 

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I love having two mid knobs on the e530 but in my experience it practically means "low mid for scooping, high mid for nothing because turning it down below 5 makes it sound like ass".
 

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I really miss my TriAxis / 2:90 setup. My only complaint about the Triax as the Dynamic Voice/lack of a real graphic EQ. Now that the EQ can be had in a pedal.... :hmm:
 

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Tasty setup Leon, and that roller rack is a much better design than the Gator ones. They just rock side to side as you move them
 

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Tasty setup Leon, and that roller rack is a much better design than the Gator ones. They just rock side to side as you move them
This one slides in/out. Fucker was banging around in the case on the way to/from my last gig :lol:
 

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That's basically what I did. Set it all on 6, and it was just already spot on. I *do* get to my sweet-spot with my MXR 10-band in the loop. It's a bit of a soft... m? Like, pushing mid lows and mid highs, with a small cut in the center mids, and small cuts on the really high end and really low end. I'll get a shot of it next time I've got the board out :yesway:
 

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