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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 08-16-2003, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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whats the point of an amp

whats the point of having an amp when you can just a effoct processer a mixer and 2 studio monitors?


im talking about playing at home only.......
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because amps have particular qualities about them that help you get the tone you want


Its certainly not because they look cool in the corner
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because amps have particular qualities about them that help you get the tone you want


Its certainly not because they look cool in the corner
well i know that..but why not just play through monitors?
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What looks cooler...playing through the same PA speakers like everyone else in your band, or having your own personal Marshall stack?
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If we're going to go there, why don't you just plug your guitar into a distortion & delay pedal, and run it into your portable radio. You can run the line out of your boom box and record it direct and everything.

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AMP MAKE GUITAR LOUD!

LOUD GOOD!



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Why use one piece of equipment when you can use four?
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.... o k point taken...
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AMP MAKE GUITAR LOUD!

LOUD GOOD!



Don't you run a multi-effects into a PA when live? Or has that changed...or am I confused
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What's the point of living anyway?
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i'm guessing 42?
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because amps have particular qualities about them that help you get the tone you want


Its certainly not because they look cool in the corner
well i know that..but why not just play through monitors?
Because of the TONE you can get from an amp and not from the monitors....

I like tone!!!
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Don't you run a multi-effects into a PA when live? Or has that changed...or am I confused
Yeah, that was my ideal plan... unfortunately, we do not live in an ideal world.

In gigging situations, i found that the monitor capability in most small clubs was woefully inadequate to get good, consistent sound, and to be able to move freely around on stage and still hear myself. We need the monitors to carry vocals and our synths/samples. Adding guitar in there just complicates things... i'd need my own separate monitor on stage and most of the self-powered monitors i tried were just too thin or harsh sounding.

My current rig is my GT-6 into a Sonic Maximizer, then into a Peavey Classic 50/50 running in stereo out to a Genz Benz G-Flex 2x12. It kicks some serious ass. It's clean and powerful and sounds very, very good.

I can still run direct out to PA by using the balanced line outs on the Peavey, which might be preferable to putting a mic on the cab. But it depends on the sound tech at the venue. A lot of sound guys are perfectly comfortable with putting a mic in front of a cabinet, and can get good sound out to the house that way. Asking them to do anything different or new, and it's a gamble as to whether they'll do a good job with it or not. I've found it's best to just stick with what the sound tech knows.

The big advantage is i'm now using the same rig consistently for rehearsal and for shows, so i don't have to wrestle with getting my tone right every time.
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AMP MAKE GUITAR LOUD!

LOUD GOOD!



Darren, I nearly died laughing when I read that. Don't do that to me at work, man.

Props to third eye for the Douglas Adams reference, too. Just read those, the man's brilliant. (the bowl of petunias? )

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