03-02-2013 06:46 PM
Has anyone ever done this and does it just give you a clean boost? I play at a church at least once a month and I just run my pedalboard straight through the sound system with no amp. At home I obviously use an amp but when I play at church we don't. Would it just be a transparent boost or would it act weird. I mainly would want it to boost my Klon and delay clean tones.
03-02-2013 07:01 PM
03-02-2013 07:59 PM
03-02-2013 10:27 PM
It would depend where you set the gain knob. Lower down it should be a fairly clean boost. Up higher it will be distorted.
It will also depend on how the sound person has the gain staging on the board's input set, and the headroom of the inputs on the board. Using a boost when running direct is definitely something you should discuss with the sound person before you try it.
03-03-2013 01:11 AM
I've found the SHO a really useful preamp for acoustic and electric alike when going straight into a desk.
If you've got the version with volume control, you can set it up in soundcheck to boost, but be within the headroom that the desk input has on offer.
But it is indeed risky. Even if your operator is on the money and is mixing well, boosting into a PA will (often/generally) produce a larger volume increase than into an amp, where a bit of clipping will ensue, and act as a kind of inherent limit.
03-03-2013 06:30 AM
03-03-2013 01:01 PM
03-03-2013 10:45 PM
I agree - using some sort of speaker sim is defintely the way to go when running direct.
03-04-2013 07:58 AM
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klon and clean delay tones. are we being trolled??
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