Josh Groban Guitar and Bass Rigs 2011

 

 

Tariqh Akoni and I have been working together for a number of years.

We had never toured extensively up until 2011.

I was honored to be included in the design of the touring gear for

Tariqh Akoni and Andre Manga. 

Josh Groban "Straight To You" Tour 2011. 

 

Dave Pops Clements Design Tariqh Akoni Acoustic Rack Josh Groban Tour 2011

Dave Pops Clements beginning design stage of the Tariqh Akoni Acoustic Rack. 

Josh Groban "Straight To You" Tour 2011.

 

 

Tariqh Akoni And Dave Pops Clements Design Josh Groban Tour 2011

Dave Pops Clements begriming design stage of the offstage switching system using the 

Custom Audio Electronics switcher. 

Once again, long time consultant of ours, 

Martin Golub, filled us in on the technical requirements of pulling this one off!  

 

 

Tarih Akoni Acoustic Rack Design Dave Pops Clements Josh Groban Tour 2011

Tariqh Akoni Acoustic rack early lay out stages.

Josh Groban Tour 2011.

 

 

Dave Pops Clements and Tariqh Akoni Acoustic Guitar Switching Rack 2011Josh Groban Tour

Dave Pops Clements and Tariqh Akoni with the Acoustic Guitar Switching Rack .

2011 Josh Groban Tour.

 

 

Dave Pops Clements And Michael Klavana Josh Groban Tour 2011

Dave Pops Clements And Michael Klavana with the

Tariqh Akoni acoustic guitar switching system.

Michael Klavana suggested using Mogami cable for the entire stage.

Michael's suggestion had a big influence on the design of the rig as a whole.

Having used Canare cable for 100% of our previous rigs,

we firmly believe Mogami is the choice for the professional musician.

Please check in with us as we will be conducting tests on cable lengths using

Mogami cable and Switchcraft Connectors.

 Josh Groban Tour 2011.

 

Fishman Aura Tray Tariqh Akoni  2011

The Fishman Aura Tray.

 We used 4 Fishman Aura's that could be switched indepently on the input  or the output side of each device. All 4 units have discrete XLR outputs to the console. There is an additional 2 Aura's on the B stage.

Tariqh Akoni Josh Groban Tour 2011.

 

 

Tariqh Akoni B Stage Josh Groban Tour 2011

Tariqh Akoni on the B Stage.

Josh Groban Tour 2011

 

 

Tariqh Akoni Amplifiers Josh Groban Tour 2011

Tariqh Akoni Amplifiers.

Josh Groban Tour 2011

 

Tariqh Akoni Guitar Rig Josh Groban Tour 2011

  Tariqh Akoni Guitar Rig. 

Josh Groban Tour 2011

 

Tariqh Akoni Kerry Wright 2 x 12 Cabinet  Iso Box 2011Josh GrobanTour

Tariqh Akoni Kerry Wright 2 x 12 Cabinet Iso Box .

Design by Dave Pops Clements.

Josh Groban Tour 2011

 

Tariqh Akoni Iso Box 2011 Josh Groban Tour

Tariqh Akoni Kerry Wright 2 x 12  Iso Box.

 Josh Groban Tour 2011

 

Andre Manga Aguilar Rig and Pedal board Design and assembly  By Dave Pops Clements Josh Groban Tour 2011

Andre Manga Aguilar Rig and Pedal board Design and Assembly by: 

Dave Pops Clements .

Josh Groban Tour 2011.

 

Andre Manga Aguilar Amplification Promo Josh Groban Tour 2011

Andre Manga Aguilar Amplification Promo .

Josh Groban Tour 2011

 

Andre Manga Backstage Josh Groban Tour 2011

Andre Manga multi talented bass player.

Andre backstage playing the guitar just before show time.

Josh Groban Tour 2011

 

Bosa Bass Andre Manga Dave Pops Clements Alps Repair Josh Groban Tour 2011

Andre Manga Bosa Bass Dave Pops Clements Alps Pot Replacement.

For those of you with the early Bosa Bass models,

I have decerned the mystery  of the pots  that were used originally.

 

Josh Groban Tour 2011

 

Andre Manga Dave Pops Clements Bosa Bass Repair Josh Groban Tour 2011

Please contact Dave Pops Clements for  Alps pot replacement in the early Bosa Bass models.

 

 

Tariqh Akoni Musical Director JoshGroban Tour Rehearsal 2011

Tariqh Akoni Musical Director.

Josh Groban Tour Rehearsal  2011

 

Josh Groban Tour 2011

Load in.

Making it all work.

Josh Groban Tour 2011

 

Tariqh Akoni Michael Fish Herring Dave Pops Clements Guitar Tech Josh Groban Tour 2011

Tariqh Akoni Josh Groban Musical Director giving me the look!

Well sometimes I get it wrong!

This time I put the "Fish" pick on Tariqh's table!

Whoops!

 

 

Watch Tariqh Akoni  explain his 2011 touring rig as a whole on You Tube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdq7XGSLX00

 

 

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