For the New Year’s run at MSG that closed out 2022, Trey used a significantly pared back rig.  This may come as a surprise to many readers who have grown accustomed to the recent pattern of the full-size rig appearing for Phish shows and the smaller setup being employed for TAB appearances.  The larger rig, built around the Custom Audio Electronic RST 24 foot controller, also includes a road case control tower of sorts that holds all the effects that are controlled by the footswitches.  Trey’s New Year’s rig – which he also used for the Goose/TAB tour – is built around the much smaller RST BASE model combined with two RST 4-channel Expanders.  For this rig, all the effects are actually attached to the pedal board itself, mostly underneath the foot controller, so it takes up substantially less space on stage.  The Line 6 effects have taken over the function of multiple units that previously appeared in the rig, which helps to facilitate the smaller setup.  The Trainwreck Express head provided power, with the full wet rig in place for delays and reverbs.  Let’s dive in!

Electric Guitar Cabinets:

•  Bruno 1 x 12.  This is the DRY cab.  This cabinet is mic’d with a Royer R-122V vacuum tube ribbon mic and a Shure Beta 57a.
•  2 1×12 custom wet rig cabinets (black).   They’re loaded with Celestion F12-X200 speakers.  These cabinets are mic’d with Royer Labs R-121 Ribbon mics.
•  Leslie G-37 guitar rotating speaker.  

Electric Guitars:

•  Koa 1.   Single output, no push-pull.  Ocelot appeared on the floating riser during the New Year gag.

Electric Rig Effects:

•  2 x Tube Screamer (vintage TS-808)
•  Ross Compressor

•  Digitech Whammy II.   The Whammy sat to Trey’s right of the RST controller and shared an RST channel with the Wah.
•  CAE Wah.  This also sat to the right of the board.  Trey needs to work the treadles for the wah and Whammy, so they need to be out on the floor.
•  Line 6 M5 Stompbox modeler PRE.  The PRE unit is at the beginning of the effects chain and has multiple presets, including: “Growl”, “Synth”, and “Octave”.  

Time-Based (reverb and delay)
•  1 x Way Huge Supa Puss
• Line 6 M5 Stompbox modeler POST.  The POST unit is at the end of the effects chain and has multiple presets, including: “1024” (designed to emulate the Ibanez DM2000), “Sweep Echo”, and “Reverse” (previously handled by the Boomerang and then the Digitech Obscura).  

•   TBD

Wet Rack
•  Bricasti Design Model 7 Stereo Reverb Processor (this takes a line out feed from the custom switchbox that selects amp heads so that both the DIRECT and EFFECTS head have reverb.
•  Fryette LX II Stereo Power Amp (this reamps the signal coming from the switchbox)

Here’s Trey shortly after midnight with the low-profile rig behind him. At left behind the stocking’ed gentleman is the Leslie G-37. At center is Trey’s speaker array, with the 1×12 dry speaker center and 1×12 wet speakers on either side.

In this photo from Rene Huemer on 12/28, we can see the Trainwreck head facing us and sitting atop the wet rack. Both are partly obscured by the whatever is lurking under that large black cloth.

Here’s Trey working the Whammy II pedal and another look from behind. You can see the smaller pedalboard at Trey’s feet. To the right of the board is the CAE wah, then the Digitech Whammy II. You can also see more of the Trainwreck head to the left of the candles.

Here’s a profile of the smaller board from 12/29. You can see clearly behind the midi control pedals there’s a Ross Compressor, Supa Puss, and Tube Screamer. The FS-5U momentary switch controls Leslie speed. The other switch at Trey’s left, which is partly obscured by a mic stand above, is a talkback switch so Trey can talk to the band and crew.