Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: The Netherlands
Switching between legacy and preamp
I decided to tap into the abundant knowledge on this board..
Here's my "problem" :
I have a carvin legacy amplifier ( the 100w head and cab ) and I really love the preamp in it. It's really cool.
Sometimes having only one distortion channel doesn't cut it, and even when I use a ds-1 to alter the sound I still feel fairly limited. So I acquired an ADA-MP2 through a lucky deal and really like it's versatility.
Now I have two setups:
1. Guitar into ds-1, into legacy
2. Guitar into MP2, into legacy fx return ( pluggin in the front doesn't sound very good )
This works for recording, but one can't start replugging cables in the mddle of a song live.
What I really want is it all, the lovely legacy distortion and the mp2's versatility. Unfortunately, putting the mp2 in the full fx loop of the legacy doesn't work that well, the sound is already colored by the legacy before going into the mp2, giving very unpredictable results. The same goed the other way around, the mp2 doesn't have a bypass function that allows me to get the uncolored sound into the legacy...
How can I fix this ?
(I left other fx and pedals out of the story for simplicity... )