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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-26-2003, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have a peavey 100watt bandit2, an rg550 with a breed bridge paf pro neck and a hs-2 middle, a jackhammer marshal and the guvnor 2 as well. i also have a sansamp gt-2 and a crybaby. im looking for any tips to help with my sound, to get more definition ad clarity and not muddiness as i usually experience when using the sansamp with another distortion pedal, a clean bost seems a good option but they cost a bomb well the ones ive seen do anyway. Also i use my sansamp as a normal stomp box, is there anyway to put the sansamp in the effects loop and still have the clean of my amp when i turn the effects loop off, i love the sound of the sansamp through the effects loop but when i turn it off i get the stale amp sound with no EQ and i want to return back to the EQ'd clean on my amp, surely there is a way of plugging my effects into the amp but still being able to use the input of the amp for my guitar thus being able to use the normal clean as well as the effects loop?
any advice for geting a better sound with my ear would be appreciated!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-27-2003, 03:27 PM
 
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Unfortunately theres no practicle way to be able to switch between Sansamp-into-FXloop & Clean-front-of-amp. Not without 2 of those amps.

When you plug into the FX return its like a poweramp in. You bypass the amps preamp, and go strait into the power section.

If you like the GT2 you could try the TriAC. It seems to be the same thing but with 3 presets. That way you could have a Tech21 clean, drive and lead sound all into your Fx return like you have been doing.

I think youll find whenever you use distortion pedals or amp modelers the sound is muddy or flat, especially when its loud, and is easily soaked up by a band. Just from experience I know the exact problem you have with your sound. The only advice Ill give is save up for a decent amp. Some people have no problem with that sound. Others have more discriminating ears. It sounds like you do.

Dont listen to anyone who says EQ and/or Sonic Maximizer type units and any other novice solutions. Those things dont change the tone. Just the frequencies that sit on top. If your entire rigg is muddy and you cant dial it out with the EQ setting on your amp, an external envelope filter/booster type unit isnt gonna change anything. Eq doesnt exist to fix a bad sound or morph the tone to how you like.

So my advice is save up and try out amplifiers.
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