Urban’s stage rig includes (left rack, top to bottom) two Shure UR4D
Dual Wireless receivers, a Radial Engineering JX44 Air Control
guitar-signal manager (note the two outputs at right labeled “
Showman” and “Plexi”), an Avalon Design U5 class-A DI/preamp for his
acoustics, a Jim Dunlop Cry Baby DCR-2SR rack wah, an RJM Music
Technology Effect Gizmo loop switcher, and two stompbox drawers
(detailed below). The rack at right includes (top to bottom) another
RJM Music Technology Effect Gizmo, another pedal drawer (see
below), a Rack Systems Preset 210 phase and level controller, a
Lexicon MPX 1 multi-effector, two TC Electronic G-Major 2 units (one
is a spare), a Marshall Valvestate power amp, and an APC Smart-UPS
1500 uninterruptible power supply.
The first stompbox drawer in Urban’s rack is loaded with a Demeter COMP- 1
Compulator, a Wampler Ego Compressor, an Analog Man Juicer (which is a
replica of Dan Armstrong’s vintage Orange Squeezer compressor), a Wampler
Paisley Drive, and two Boss GE- 7 graphic-equalizer pedals. A Voodoo Lab Pedal
Power 2 Plus powers all the stompboxes.
An adjacent rack features a pedal drawer with an early-’80s Pro Co
Rat, an MXR GT-OD overdrive, an XTS Custom Pedals Precision
Overdrive, and a Boss CE- 2 Chorus powered by another Voodoo Lab
Pedal Power 2 Plus.
The next drawer down features an MXR Distortion III, a T-Rex Alberta overdrive,
a B.K. Butler Tube Driver, and two Klon Centaur overdrives, all powered by a
Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus.
Onstage, Urban controls his rack with a Custom Audio Electronics RS- 10 MIDI Foot Controller and an RS- 10 Expander Module (the latter is an add-on unit
that expands the RS- 10’s capabilities with two extra columns of footswitches above the “PS- 5” and “PS- 6” labels). The RS- 10 is flanked by a Boss FV-
500H expression pedal (left), an Ernie Ball Volume Pedal (right), and a Boss FS-5U momentary footswitch (far right).