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  • #16
    Originally posted by tragicmagic
    I also gig with 2 amps... a hughes & kettner puretone with mesa boogie 1x12 widebody cab, and a Laney LC30 1x12 combo plus trutone 1x12 extension cab.

    I do it primarily for that enhanced stereo field, using effects that take advantage of it (flangers, ping pong delay, reverb). But even without effects activated, the sound of those 2 amps together is quite awesome.

    - tragicmagic


    You're running a similar rig to mine. I've really gotta get out and see you guy's one of these nights.
    http://www.myspace.com/399453211

    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page...?bandID=276061

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nails

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    • #17
      I used to gig with two amps -- one for Fender cleans -- often a HRDeville 4x10 -- then a variety of other 1x12 combos looking for decent OD. Lately, it's just the HRDeville with an OD pedal --

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      • #18
        Anybody using two heads, 1 cab... using a radial headbone?
        Clips, Gear Pics etc...

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        • #19
          I use a 212R ReverbRocket and a Crate VC60. I set up on the left side of the stage and place the other amp on the far right. When using mics I pan them the same way. I can get stereo chorus, ping pong, panning or whatever else you never hear in Wyoming cowboy bars.
          HCGB Trooper #24

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          • #20
            I just re-worked the pedalboard to use 2 tweed deluxes in stereo. Hadda put my old Ibanez AD-9 on the board so I could feed both amps.


            We'll see how it works onstage Thursday.
            mUk: an insignificant or contemptible person


            "If you quote yourself in your sig, your a dummy" - guitarmook

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            • #21
              Originally posted by orourke


              You're running a similar rig to mine. I've really gotta get out and see you guy's one of these nights.


              next couple of shows are tomorrow July 27 and next wed August 3 at the Delancey, 8:15pm sharp. It's free too...

              - tragicmagic
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              • #22
                I have been bringing two amps lately, due to a bad experience a couple of years ago with one that was acting up, but so far in my band I can barely get one up loud enough for me to hear without somebody in the band complaining it's too loud. And it's just a Hot Rod Deluxe set between three and four, if that.

                I should mention that we are an original rock/folk/blues/jamband, not a quiet band, but not metal either. You would expect us to be loud, but we are not trying to break any eardrums, especially our own.

                Our first gig with our current line-up was outside, so I thought I would be able to turn it up past the normal rehearsal volume, maybe half way. I don't know if it was because the pa had too much of it or what, but the drummer kept annoyingly complaining it was too loud. So I kept turning it down until it was probably lower than at rehearsal. May have been an issue with the monitors, which were crap - and also positioning, as the drummer had decided to set-up in the corner directly behind me and my open back.

                Anyway, a recording of the show indicates that, yes, the guitar was loud, though only too loud in places because they managed to bury the vocals and my rhythm player with his half-stack seemed to be afraid to turn it up at all (he played the entire first song with the volume on the amp off - good thing I was covering the chords most of the time on that one). I was surprised the sound of my guitar on the cd was as good as it was - it sounded pretty weak to me on stage. But the sound of the cd was good overall.

                Anyway, I would like to experiment with two amps either hooked together or A/B'd. Until I get the soundguys to refrain from mic-ing me and/or get a set-up which doesn't cause the band issues, though, the first option is not viable.

                Que Sera. I may be a one amp guy . . .


                No offense intended, but (see above) . . .

                Old is the new new.

                I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.
                -Dorothy Parker

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                • #23
                  I use 2 or 3 actually. A zenTera combo and two Mackie SRM 450's with a small mixer for my VG8Ex and GR33. This set up provides the widest variety in the smallest package. Each peice is between 50 and 60 lbs and small enough to fit in my wagon. I can set it up in less than 25 minutes.

                  I've been using this rig since 1999 and have had no problems at all with it.

                  Most of our gigs are in a small club and we don't mic instruments, however I've also done quite a few "original" gigs using just the zenTera. The best results have been running it direct.

                  Have fun!
                  Geezer Brigade #28...

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                  • #24
                    For all but the smallest gigs, I use 2 Fender Bassman heads and 2- 2/15 Fender speaker cabs. One on each side of the drummer. That way, the guitatist can hear me, and I have plenty of headroom.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Cortfan
                      For all but the smallest gigs, I use 2 Fender Bassman heads and 2- 2/15 Fender speaker cabs. One on each side of the drummer. That way, the guitatist can hear me, and I have plenty of headroom.


                      That's seems like a really cool rig. 2-2x15 cabs! What kind of stuff are you doing? What guitar, etc. I want more details.
                      http://www.myspace.com/399453211

                      http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page...?bandID=276061

                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nails

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                      • #26
                        We do classic rock covers. And I play 4 string bass, by the way. We are only a 4 piece band-guitar, bass keys, drums. We have trouble hearing each other unless we side fire our amps, and that makes the sound out of balance.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Cortfan
                          We do classic rock covers. And I play 4 string bass, by the way. We are only a 4 piece band-guitar, bass keys, drums. We have trouble hearing each other unless we side fire our amps, and that makes the sound out of balance.


                          Well that makes sence.
                          http://www.myspace.com/399453211

                          http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page...?bandID=276061

                          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nails

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                          • #28
                            I would like to use 2 amps, but haven't found a way to do this yet. The problem is the switching between clean and OD channels. It sounds great, but isn't practical live...

                            I have a JCM600 and a 100W mosfet Marshall.
                            Does anyone have any hints on how to overcome this? eg. which output/input to use?
                            www.slikonline.nl

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