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Best amp for running pedals through?
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#1 Posted : 4/25/2007 8:35:03 AM
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What is the best amp, in your opinion, to use pedals with? I want an amp with basically no unique characteristics so I can run a Multi-Effects Processor through it. In other words, I don't want the amp to color my tone, but the pedals.
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#1 Posted : 4/26/2007 6:48:50 AM
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+1 on what Rusty said. Id also recommend looking at the Roland
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#1 Posted : 4/26/2007 9:29:41 AM
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yep, roland... look at crate some as well
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#1 Posted : 4/26/2007 1:21:34 PM
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I used to have an old fender j.a.m amp a while back and it was 65 watts. It had nothing but a clean channel and a phase effect. That was the most uncharacterstic, sterlile, and clean amp ever. The clean channel was nice though and it sounded good with pedals through it. However you may think this is the route that you want to go but i would suggest saving money and get a really nice amp that sounds great without pedals and just use your other ones on it that the amp doesent have. But thats just me.
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#1 Posted : 4/26/2007 2:00:04 PM
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--yalligator2 wrote:
I used to have an old fender j.a.m amp a while
back and it was 65 watts. It had nothing but a clean channel and a
phase effect. That was the most uncharacterstic, sterlile, and clean
amp ever. The clean channel was nice though and it sounded good with
pedals through it. However you may think this is the route that you
want to go but i would suggest saving money and get a really nice amp
that sounds great without pedals and just use your other ones on it
that the amp doesent have. But thats just me.
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Thats all well and good, but full blown multi-effects boards such as
the Boss GT-8, Zoom G9.2tt and Digitech GNX4 don't sound that good
through a standard amp. They were designed to be played through a flat
response PA system, keyboard amp or Hi-FI. Going through any kind of
guitar amp, even good ones, leads to less than fantastic results. The
amp models don't sound like the amps they are trying to model. The FX
still sound good if used on there own, without any amp modelling. But
this is limiting what you can do with a box you spent rather a lot of
money on.<br>
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&nbsp;The GNX 3 and 4, for instance, also contain a 8 track recorder,
as well as microphone inputs for vocals and such, a&nbsp; full midi
drum machine with lots of different drum kits, etc. It even contains
the ability to store and play back MP3 backing tracks and so forth. NON
of these extra features sound good going through a guitar amplifier.
The only thing that does is the guitar (and thats questionable).
Seriously! Drum machines need to go through PA's, so do the backing
tracks and vocals.<br>
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I'd think about getting a small PA system. I've heard that you can also
use an acoustic amp for these sort of things (don't know if acoustic
amps have a flat resposne or not, since i don't own one). Wh atever you
get, just make sure it reproduces the sound EXACTLY, like a hi-fi does,
not a guitar amp.<br>
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#1 Posted : 4/26/2007 5:11:17 PM
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definitely stay away from hi-gain amps.. also, make sure it has an fx loop that's switchable from parallel to series.. also look for the simplest circitry you can find.. two channels are better than three.. one is better than two.. etc... try a p.a... you'll have to hook up a subwoofer to it tho for the low end..
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#1 Posted : 4/27/2007 7:53:29 AM
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<P>try a keyboard amp. </P>
<P><A href="http://www.peavey.com" target="_blank">www.peavey.com</A></P>
<P>theirs are cool. </P>
<P>roland makes good keyboard amps too. </P>
<P>or have you considered a bass amp? </P>
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