Robert DiBlanco’s Live Rig

(last updated 05/2014)

YEAR: 2014

Robert DiBlanco has once again switched live rig configurations:

PRIMARY RIG:
* Lectrosonics Wireless Systen
* Peterson Rack Strobo tuner
* A Design REDDI
* Sennheiser IEM G2 In-Ear Monitor system
* Ultimate Ears UE-18 Ear Monitors
* FutureSonics Ear Monitors
* Rane Monitor Mixer
* SubPac portable subwoofer system
* optional: TEC-Amp Pleasure Board with Behringer EP2500 power amp

LIVE RIG B:
* Line6 Relay 50 wireless system
* Peterson StroboStomp2 tuner
* Thunderfunk TFB750-A amplifier
* AccuGroove ElWhappo cabinet

LIVE RIG C:
* Line6 Relay 50 wireless system
* Peterson StroboStomp2 tuner
* Euphonic Audio iAmp Pro amplifier
* Euphonic Audio NL410 speaker cabinet (1000 watts @ 8 Ohms)


YEAR: 2013

PRIMARY RIG:
* Lectrosonics Wireless Systen
* Peterson Rack Strobo tuner
* A Design REDDI
* Sennheiser IEM G2 In-Ear Monitor system
* Ultimate Ears UE-18 Ear Monitors
* FutureSonics Ear Monitors
* TEC-Amp Pleasure Board
* Behringer EP2500 power amp
* Rane Monitor Mixer

LIVE RIG B:
* Line6 Relay 50 wireless system
* Peterson StroboStomp2 tuner
* Thunderfunk TFB750-A amplifier
* AccuGroove ElWhappo cabinet

LIVE RIG C:
* Line6 Relay 50 wireless system
* Peterson StroboStomp2 tuner
* Euphonic Audio iAmp Pro amplifier
* Euphonic Audio NL410 speaker cabinet (1000 watts @ 8 Ohms)


YEAR: 2010

Robert DiBlanco has switched to the following new live rig configurations:

IN-EAR RIG:
The In-Ear rig is mounted on a Pedaltrain pedalboard:
* Line6 Relay 50 wireless system
* Peterson StroboStomp2 tuner
* Tech21 VT Bass Deluxe
* Sennheiser IEM G2 In-Ear Monitor system
* Ultimate Ears UE-18 Ear Monitors
* FutureSonics Ear Monitors
* TEC-Amp Pleasure Board
* Behringer EP1500 power amp
* (opt.) Aguilar TLC Compressor
* (opt.) Aguilar Octamizer
* Visual Sound 1 Spot power supply

LIVE RIG A:
* Line6 Relay 50 wireless system
* Peterson StroboStomp2 tuner
* Thunderfunk TFB750-A amplifier
* AccuGroove ElWhappo cabinet

LIVE RIG B:
* Line6 Relay 50 wireless system
* Peterson StroboStomp2 tuner
* Euphonic Audio iAmp Pro amplifier
* Euphonic Audio NL410 speaker cabinet (1000 watts @ 8 Ohms)

THE EURO-POWER RIG:
* Line6 Relay 50 wireless system
* Peterson StroboStomp2 tuner
* Tech21 VT Bass
* Behringer Europower EP1500
* 2 x SWR Goliath III 4×10 cabinets


YEAR: 2007

Robert DiBlanco has switched to his new ‘Buttkicker’ bass rig, consisting of his FutureSonics in-ear monitors and a Guitammer Buttkicker . “I changed my live rig again since we started using in-ear monitors again and the combination of my FutureSonics ears and the Buttkicker device made the use of cabinets obsolete”, says DiBlanco “I have never heard a better bass sound onstage – the definition and overall sound is absolutely amazing. No amp/cabinet combination will give you more control over your playing – not to mention that you can fit your whole rig in the back of your car and save money on your chiropractor bill”.

RoadReady ShockMount Amp-Rack (top to bottom):
* Furman Power Conditioner PL-Plus
* 2 x Sennheiser Digital 1000 wireless systems
* Korg tuner DTR-1
* In-Ear monitor system controls (incl. Rolls Personal Monitor Station, Rolls Headphone Tap, Sennheiser IEM 300G2)
* Line 6 BassPOD XT Pro
* 4 space rackdrawer
* Behringer Europower EP1500 amplifier (driving the buttkicker)

Front:
* Guitammer Buttkicker Concert mounted on Buttkicker platform
* Line 6 FBV Shortboard controller


YEAR: 2005
“In late 2005 I changed the configuration of my live rig from a one cabinet configuration (half-stack) to a two cabinet (full-stack) cabinet combination to support bigger stages,” says DiBlanco. “I love the way this rig sounds – plenty of power and a nice, full, round sound. I named it the EURO-POWER rig because it is driven by Behringer’s Europower amp and with me being from Europe and all ….. “

Amp-Rack (top to bottom):
* Furman Power Conditioner PL-Plus
* Korg tuner DTR-1
* In-Ear monitor system controls (incl. Rolls Personal Monitor Station, Rolls Headphone Tap, Sennheiser IEM 300)
* Line 6 BassPOD XT Pro

Speaker cabinets:
* 2 x SWR Goliath III (4 x 10 cabinet, 8 ohms)

Power Amplification:
* Behringer EuroPower EP1500 (bridged, 1,400 watts into 4 ohms)



Speaker cabinets:
* AccuGroove ElWhappo (1×15″ subwoofer, 1×12″ midwoofer, 1×6″ midrange and 2 x Tweeters cabinet, 4 ohms)
* Euphonic Audio NL410 (4 x 10 cabinet, 8 ohms)
* 2 x SWR Goliath III (4 x 10 cabinet, 8 ohms)

Power Amplification:
* Behringer EuroPower EP1500 (bridged, 1,400 watts into 4 ohms)

In-Ear Monitors:
* FutureSonics Ear Monitors
* Ultimate Ears UE-18 Ear Monitors
* Sennheiser IEM300 G2 In-Ear Monitor System
* Sennheiser IEM300 In-Ear Monitor System
* TEC-Amp Pleasure Board
* Guitammer ButtKicker Subwoofer


DiBlanco also uses the following additional gear:
* Gore ELIXIR strings for his electric basses
* Lakland strings for his electric fretless bass
* Dr. Thomastik Spirocore strings on the upright bass
* Essential Sound Products MusicCord PRO
* Sadowsky Neo guitar straps
* Core X2 cables
* Monster cables
* LAVA cables
* the BassBrace strap system
* Road Ready cases
* SKB Bass Safe cases
* Incase bass guitar gigbags
* Sadowsky PortaBags
* Lakland gig bags
* MusicMan gig bags