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Re: when an amp is not an option...

Postby blahquaker » Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:12 pm

also, there are tube preamps like the verellen skyhammer and meatsmoke. I've been very happy with my skyhammer preamp for home practice.
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Re: when an amp is not an option...

Postby GardenoftheDead » Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:44 pm

Vox Tonelab, Boss GT-8 (they can be found used pretty cheap), the aforementioned Tech21 pedals, or even a Behringer V-Amp.
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Re: when an amp is not an option...

Postby drehpehs » Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:45 pm

tashiattack wrote:I'm curious,

if they allow you to plug into the monitors, then why aren't you aloud to use an amplifier? It would be easier, and would sound better to mic a small combo amp...


I've brought that up many times. I've even told them I'd build an iso box and buy the mic and stand myself. I have a blues junior that handles pedals like a champ and a guy I used to play guitar with has said that he'd help me with the iso box and even come to the church and help me figure out the best option. I think it might be because so much of our congregation is older people that would be horrified is they saw an amp on the stage... A woman literally covered her ears one day while I was playing a solo. :picard:

They're just resistant to change...
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Re: when an amp is not an option...

Postby drehpehs » Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:46 pm

bigchiefbc wrote:I know they're not considered "cool" around here, but Tech 21's character series pedals sound really good. Each one does a pretty convincing imitation of a specific amp. I've tried the Vox and Hiwatt models and they're both pretty damned good. Run on of those before the DI and it'll sound decently close to an amp.


about how much do they run? I might consider that.
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Re: when an amp is not an option...

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Re: when an amp is not an option...

Postby bigchiefbc » Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:05 pm

drehpehs wrote:
bigchiefbc wrote:I know they're not considered "cool" around here, but Tech 21's character series pedals sound really good. Each one does a pretty convincing imitation of a specific amp. I've tried the Vox and Hiwatt models and they're both pretty damned good. Run on of those before the DI and it'll sound decently close to an amp.


about how much do they run? I might consider that.


New they're like 150 or 160. Can usually find them used around 100-110
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Re: when an amp is not an option...

Postby drehpehs » Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:05 pm

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tashiattack wrote:I'm curious,
if they allow you to plug into the monitors, then why aren't you aloud to use an amplifier? It would be easier, and would sound better to mic a small combo amp...

Toobs amps are the devil's playground.

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It's funny because I do love the features of those heads, I recall reading an article where Gates mentioned that a huge part of the process was finding a killer clean tone, and they do sound like they're pretty well rounded amps. The two voicings sound promising, plus the focus knob and noise gate are cool features. Plus it's all tube!! I have a really nice Fender tube combo (VM Deluxe), and my Blues junior. I've been looking into different heads lately and this one was the one that appealed most to me, plus it has cabinet emulation.
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Re: when an amp is not an option...

Postby drehpehs » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:43 pm

Would a Yamaha GW50 work? I got it from a friend for 50 bucks and haven't really used it. I don't know how well it will handle having pedals before it.
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Re: when an amp is not an option...

Postby sylnau » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:52 pm

drehpehs wrote:Would a Yamaha GW50 work? I got it from a friend for 50 bucks and haven't really used it. I don't know how well it will handle having pedals before it.

Never tried... but the DG-Stomp handle pedal perfectly.
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Re: when an amp is not an option...

Postby futuresailors » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:35 pm

Weezer used to use those Tech21s.
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Re: when an amp is not an option...

Postby drehpehs » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:41 pm

I think I'm going to try the GW50, it has a stack, combo, and tube simulator. Plus it has several effects I don't already have on my board, so that's nice.
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