GCX or RJM for my rig? HELP!

Q & A for building and interfacing your rack gear with Ground Control Pro and GCX-based systems.
sitnonair
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Re: GCX or RJM for my rig? HELP!

Post by sitnonair » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:37 pm

OK, so I have a few more questions for you or anyone with knowledge about these products. I'm thinking about getting the Voodoo Lab Control Switcher to channel switch my Mesa Triple Rec Head instead of going thru a GCX unit. I want my GCX to be dedicated to my pedals. Question 1) Do I have to use 4 Separate 1/4" cables or do they make a Multi-DIN connector for the Control Switcher to my Head? I want it to controls ch1, ch2, ch3, solo, and the fx loop just like my pedal that came with my head. Question 2) Can this all be ran by Phantom power via MIDI cables or does it have to be standard 9V power supply modules all over the place? Thanks! :mrgreen:

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Re: GCX or RJM for my rig? HELP!

Post by nyteowl » Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:01 am

The answer to Question 1 is No, you do not need to run four separate cables from the Control Switcher to your Mesa. I don't know if you can purchase an "off-the-shelf" breakout cable with a 5-pin DIN plug on one end and four 1/4" jacks on the other, so you may have to make one up yourself or have one custom made for you. The Control Switcher manual has all the info you need to make up such a cable.

The answer to Question 2 is Yes, you can run all this by Phantom Power. There are jumpers inside the Control Switcher that will let it pass Phantom Power. Once you have the jumpers properly set, you would connect the GCPro MIDI Out to the Control Switcher MIDI In and the Control Switcher MIDI Out to the GCX Pedal In.

I don't own a Control Switcher so don't really know anything about the jumpers other than what I read in one of John Clark's posts. Hopefully he will see this and explain the jumpers in detail.
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sitnonair
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Re: GCX or RJM for my rig? HELP!

Post by sitnonair » Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:14 pm

I'm looking at adding a Volume Pedal but don't know which one to get. Active or Passive?

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Re: GCX or RJM for my rig? HELP!

Post by nyteowl » Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:59 am

sitnonair wrote:I'm looking at adding a Volume Pedal but don't know which one to get. Active or Passive?

Personally, I prefer passive volume pedals, but again, that is nothing more than my personal preference.

Click here for a post I found on the Ultimate Guitar site that may help you determine which one will work better for you.
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sitnonair
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Re: GCX or RJM for my rig? HELP!

Post by sitnonair » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:08 pm

So I haven't been on here for a few and my gear has changed a little since my last post. Now I need an experts help reconfiguring my setup once again. I want to be able to channel switch my amp thru my GCX/GCP. How do I achieve this? Any help will be very greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!

Mesa 3 Channel Triple Rec
GCX
GCP
Flanger Pedal
Distortion Pedal
Compressor Pedal
Roland GR 55 Guitar Synth
Rack Tuner
Wireless

bombshell
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Re: GCX or RJM for my rig? HELP!

Post by bombshell » Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:15 pm

have you read the manual and looked at the example setups?
amp switching PLUS pedals is all completely covered.

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