The good folks at Custom Audio Electronics, newly relocated in Rock Lititz, PA, released some photos of their rebuild of Trey’s rig in advance of the MSG NYE shows, and it was truly a complete overhaul. The entire midi-switching core of Trey’s rig is brand new, new pedals are in play, and old favorites have returned.
Amplification: Trainwreck Komet 60 (x2).
Cabinets: 2 Komet Ambikabs. Each Komet has its own dedicated Ambikab, and each Ambikab has its own effects loop, set up in trays in the new rack (see below).
Guitars: Koa #1 was there for test drives.
• CAE RST-24 Audio Switcher (see channel listing below)
• Dunlop CAE Wah MC404
• Whammy II
• 2 Expression pedals (feedback and mix for Time Factors)
• Boss Expression pedal for Super Tremolo speed control
• EHX POG 2
• Boss OC-2
• Mu-Tron 3x
• MXR Bass Envelope Filter
• Moog 104M Analog Delay
• Klon Centuar
• Ross Compressor
• Shin-Ei Univibe
• CAE Line Driver
• 1 x Eventide Time Factor per tray
• 1 x Eventide Space Reverb per tray
Experimental Tray: Empty.
• Furman Power Conditioner
• Korg DTR-2 Tuner
• Ibanez DM-2000
• CAE Custom Series Audio Controller x 2
• Eventide Space Reverb
Custom Audio Electronics posted the photos below. They included the following message:
Just finished a new system for Trey Anastasio of Phish. This was the first major update for Trey in over 20 years! While he has been a major supporter of CAE for many years, this was the first time I was commissioned to design and build a “ground up” system from scratch(except of a backup rig in the 90″s). This system made its live debut at Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam in Asheville NC this past saturday. See and hear it in action at the Phish New Years shows at MSG in New Your City. See individual photos for more details. Thanks!
Here’s a channel listing for the RST-24:
1. Leslie Speed
2. Victoria Reverberato
3. Bradshaw Tremolo
4. Bass Envelope Filter
5. DM 2000
6. DM 2000 MOD function
7. DM 2000 HOLD function
8. CAE Wah
9. Leslie ON/OFF
10. Space (pre) – assuming this controls the reverb unrelated to ambikabs
12. Shin-Ei Univibe
13. Boss OC-2
14. Moog Analog Delay
16. Whammy II
17. Tuner and Amp A/B
18. Trey 94
22. MOOG tap
23. Eventide tap
Nice work. Beautifully done. Can’t wait to hear the outcome.
Way Huge Supa Puss gone?! Nooooo!
By process of elimination, switch #15 does one of two things:
1) Turns off the Reverb’s in the Ambikabs’ loops. With the delay having expression pedals for mix and feedback, you wouldn’t need a bypass switch for delay.
2) acts as a bypass for the loop in the Ambikabs, killing Reverb and Delay.
My guess is #2 because previously he had a Boss FS for that function. It also makes sense that if the Moog’s Bypass is above its Tap Tempo switch so is the Eventide’s.
You can guess …but you’d do better to wait and see.
My guess is that the ? loop goes to the open loop/experimental tray. And that he has the Ambikab reverb set so low that he doesn’t need to turn it off. Or, maybe one of those weird switches to the left of the exp. pedals can kill the reverb. Maybe we can figure it out on couch tour tonight!
There is an 808 on top and another in the drawer (labeled with MORE). Only 1 is listed in the channel listing. Which one, and what is the deal with the other one?
I think the other is in a loop with the Ross Compressor and labeled Trey ‘94
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Have we ever seen that Boss Octave or bass envelope filter before?
The Boss OC-2 showed up at Fare Thee Well for use with the Mu-Tron and stuck around for a few tours. https://treysguitarrig.com/2015/07/04/2015-fare-thee-well/
Hah yes. I missed that. It didn’t get listed but I do see it on a box on the floor in the photo. Good catch. Wonder how he’ll use the bass envelope filter
check out the magnaball cities light at around the 25 min mark for a good example of the boss oc2
Correction: 20 minute mark
oc2 showed up after fuego came out
I just went back for another look in my archives. I see it showing up for Fare Thee Well in summer 2015, about a year after Fuego came out.
The MXR Bass Envelope filter is new – sometimes the bass version of an effect has better tracking or a tonality more focused to fundamental notes, rather than harmonic effects.
Bradshaw works with MXR to market his CAE effects.
See use of MXR Iso-Brick and MC403 power supplies for the effects rig, also the CAE/Crybaby wah, the Bass Envelope and other stuff- there is a CAE line driver on the Univibe ( make-up gain) and a MXR smart gate noise gate on the Boomerang to control hiss when inactive
It looks like he could be a/b testing some stuff. For example the POG and the OC2 in the same rig could be a bit redundant. I’m guessing the bass exvelooe filter would get used with an octave signal and the Mu Tron III for a dry signal. Neat to see the 94 loop too. My money is on the Klon being run as the “less” and the stand alone 808 is the new “more”. Being able to punch right into the full scream with compression gives him more of a 0 to 100 immediately without having to acces 2 loops. Just my .02.
Am I the only one who noticed a lot of filter sweeps on the Delay repeats last night? I feel like he might be using the Time Factor almost as much as the Moog. I know the Moog has an fx loop for the repeats and he could have put a filter in there, but it sounded like the Eventide to me… good Times!
I heard it, too. There’s not an fx loop in the Moog. I thought the Eventides were being used for more subtle delays, but clearly he’s mixing it up a bit.
It’s this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfAYK_hmEKU
There’s a switch on the CAE Expanders labeled “BAND”