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  • getting a blues jr. VS Sansamp Gt2

    i'm mainly a bass player so i have no guitar amp. just two bass amps...a big 750 watt one and a 100 watt smaller one. They both give what i think is a good clean sound. But i was wondering if i should get a new amp or if i should just get a gt2 and use that with my bass amp. I used to own one but i gave it to my guitarist and he loves it. Now i want one again so i hit this dilemma.

    Guitar playing is strictly for my own pleasure so i don't have to worry about people thinking "wtf is that dude doing with a bass amp on stage" sorta thing.

  • #2
    Guitars sound good through bass amps.
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    • #3
      +1 Sansamp.

      The only pedal I will own.

      It will sound GREAT!

      and it won't overheat, or cook it's tubes, or have ****************ty reverb, or rattle, or break.
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      • #4
        I'd get the GT2. I'm a fan of Tech21 stuff. Their amps are basically a clean power amp/cab with a SansAmp pre so the GT2 into your bass amp should sound great. I use a TradeMark60 and love it.

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        • #5
          sweet, i'm set.

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          • #6
            i posted in the effects forum, but what do i do for reverb ? I want that SRV on Lenny sound and i thought a fender amp with reverb would do et, but now i'm not sure what to do.

            i heard the fender reverb boss pedal isn't great. or is it okay?
            are there others?

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            • #7
              i would get a distortion pedal, not an amp emulator like gt2

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              • #8
                DC in DC







                Originally Posted by Mike Fiasco


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                • #9
                  what distortion pedal?

                  i've owned the gt2 and really liked it, but if you can suggest a more versatile option for me, that'd be great.

                  the ds-1 sucks.

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                  • #10
                    i would get both , a Tube Screamer and a Metal Muff, it should give you total versatility

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                    • #11
                      I love the Trademark 30, very versatile, the GT2 should do you alright. However, I'd try both the GT2 and the blues jr. as they are very different beasts.
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                      • #12
                        I'd get a little amp, but certainly not a Blues Jr, unless you just want to play jazz and murky blues stuff.
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                        • #13
                          I don't believe in modelling and would take a tube amp any day of the week

                          The Blues Jr. isn't bad for the price. It's no dream amp, but it's only $400 - don't ask for too much.

                          And yes, the DS-1 is a miserable pedal. This isn't going to make things any easier, but here ya go: http://www.tonefactor.com

                          Some seriously good stuff there. You might think production pedals are alright until you play the boutique stuff...big difference to my ears
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                          • #14
                            hey, i like playing blues stuff. don't know about murky...

                            champ 600 plus gt2?

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                            • #15
                              Absolutely nothing wrong with the GT2. I've got a trademark 10 (which is a GT2 with a 10 watt amp attached), and I regularly play it through my Pro Jr. and it sounds great - I have tried distortion pedals (DS-1 and one or two others) and find the GT2 (AKA TM10) much more flexible. You can get a variety of tones from just-on-the-edge-of-breakup to full-out fuzz from that little box. I think if you put a GT2 in front of your bass amp, you'll get some fine tones.
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