Guitar rig equivalencies

The nice Guitar Rig software comes with detailed manuals that, however, do not include explicit references to actual gear due to license issues. This is a bit ridiculous, unless you like puzzles:

  • “The AC Box models the sound that powered the British Invasion of pop music”
  • “Modeled after an amp produced by a highly respected synthesizer manufacturer”
  • “This amp, based on an American legend”…

Now if you want to emulate the sound of, say, My Bloody Valentine from the known actual rig (this is actually a tough example). Where do you get some equivalences? Well, in wikipedia surprisingly. I copy their info.

Amplifiers

Microphones [edit]

Cabinets

Control Room (Pro):

  • 2 x 12 AC Silver (Vox AC 30 Silver Alnico Speakers)
  • 4 x 12 Modern (ENGL E412VG)
  • 4 x 12 Vintage (Marshall1960 JTM50 4×12 75W cabinet)
  • 2 x 12 British (Vox AC30)
  • 2 x 12 American (Something like a Fender Super-Sonic 60 212)
  • 1 x 15 Bass Vintage (Supro Thunderbolt Jensen Speaker)
  • 4 x 10 Bass Alu (Hartke 4.5XL Aluminum 10s)
  • 8 x 10 Bass Pro (Ampeg SVT 810 SVT 10s)
  • 4 x 12 Van 51 (Peavey Sheffield 51501200s)
  • 4 x 12 Ultra B (Bogner Uberkab Celestion Vintage 30s)
  • 4 x 12 Ultra A (Bogner Uberkab Celestion G12T)
  • 1 x 12 Tweed (Fender Tweed Deluxe Jensen P12R)
  • 4 x 10 Tweed (Fender Bassman Jensen P10Qs)
  • 2 x 15 Twang (Fender Dual Showman JBL D130s)
  • 2 x 12 Twang (Fender Twin Jensen C12Ns)
  • 2 x 12 Jazz (Roland JC 120 Roland 12s)
  • 4 x 12 Hot Solo+ B (Soldano 412B Eminence Legend)
  • 4 x 12 Hot Solo+ A (Soldano 412B Eminence S12Xs)
  • 4 x 12 Modern (ENGL E412VS PRO)
  • 4 x 12 UK 80s White (Marshall 1960 G12T 75s)
  • 4 x 12 UK 80s Black (Marshall 1960 JBL K120s)
  • 4 x 12 UK 70s White (Marshall Basketweave G12Ls)
  • 4 x 12 UK 70s Black (Marshall 1960 V30s)
  • 4 x 12 UK 60s Green (Marshall 1960 G12Ms)
  • 4 x 12 High White (75 Hiwatt SE4123 50w Fane Purple)
  • 4 x 12 Gratifier (Mesa Rectifier 4×12 V30s)
  • 4 x 12 Citrus (Orange PPC 412 V30s)
  • 2 x 12 AC Blue (Vox AC30 Blue Bulldog)
  • DI Box (generic)

Cabinets & Mics (Legacy):

  • 1 × 12 Tweed Alnico ‘(Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Tweed)’
  • 1 × 12 Custom (Fender Blues Junior)
  • 2 × 12 Tweed (Fender 57 Twin? (Blue/Green/Cream = No idea)
  • 2 × 12 Brit 60s (Vox AC30)
  • 2 × 12 Chief V-30 (PRS 2×12 Open Back or maybe a Bogner Custom Shop 2×12)
  • 2 × 12 Custom (No idea (Lopoline maybe?)
  • 2 × 12 Jazz (Roland JC-120 Jazz)
  • 4 × 10 Tweed Alnico (Fender 59 Bassman)
  • 4 × 12 UK 60s Tall (Marshall 1960 JTM45 4×12 60W cabinet)
  • 4 × 12 UK 60s (Marshall 1960 JTM50 4×12 75W cabinet)
  • 4 × 12 UK 80s (Marshall 1982a)
  • 4 × 12 UK 70s (Orange PPC 412-C)
  • 4 × 12 High White (Hiwatt SE-4123)
  • 4 × 12 Gratifier (Mesa/Boogie 4×12 Rectifier Standard Slant)
  • 4 × 12 Ultrasonic (Bogner 4×12 Slant)
  • 1 × 15 Bass Pro (Ampeg SVT-15E or B-115E)
  • 1 × 15 Bass WR (SWR WorkingPro 1×15)
  • 4 × 10 Bass Pro (Ampeg SVT-410HE or B410-HE)
  • 4 × 10 Bass WR (SWR WorkingPro 4×10)
  • 8 × 10 Bass Pro (Ampeg SVT-810E)
  • 8 × 10 Bass WR (SWR Megoliath 8×10)
  • Rotator Horns (Leslies in different cases)

Effects units [edit]

Delay & Echo
  • Delay Man (Electro-Harmonix Memory Man)
  • Psyche Delay (Eventide H3000)
  • Quad Delay
  • Tape Echo (Roland RE-201 Space Echo)
  • Twin Delay
Distortion
Dynamics
  • Fast Comp (Feedback Compressor, behaves similar to an UREI 1176)
  • Limiter
  • Noise Gate
  • Noise Reduction (Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor)
  • Stomp Compressor (Boss CS-1 Compression Sustainer)
  • Tube Compressor (Electro-Harmonix Black Finger Compressor)
  • Volume Pedal
EQ
  • Custom EQ
  • EQ Graphic
  • EQ Parametric
  • EQ Shelving
Filters
Modifier
  • Analog Sequencer
  • Envelope
  • Input Level
  • LFO
  • Step Sequencer
Modulation
Pitch
Reverb
  • IceVerb
  • Little Reflektor (stripped down version of NI Reflektor, IR-based)
  • Octaverb
  • Spring Reverb
  • Studio Reverb
  • Vintage Verb
Special FX
Tools
  • Container
  • CrossOver
  • LoopMachine
  • MasterFX
  • Split

 

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