2 amps

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by MKunie, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. MKunie

    MKunie Synchromatic

    Feb 8, 2012
    IMG_4659.JPG So, I have the Boss Re-20, used 2nd output to the 68 CDR, other into the 59 bassman.

    WOW! at low volumes, the 4X10 and 1X12. Two different sounds together. My life is complete. AMAZING!
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  2. nickurso

    nickurso Friend of Fred

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Using two amps at once is a great way to get a good sound. I've done it with the moonshine and the blondeshell, also with a box royal guardsmen and a Marshall DSL 40 combo. You can get annover drive sound out of one and a cleaner sound out of the other and no matter how much gain you have you still get note clarity. I've seen Jeff beck do this, Stevie was known for using multiple amps at once to record.
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  3. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    I used to gig with a pair of Pro Jrs all the time. That is an incredible live setup.......
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  4. DaddyDog

    DaddyDog Country Gent

    Sep 18, 2011
    Mississauga, Canada
    Cool. Interesting use of the 2nd output.

    On the GuitarWank podcast, Scott Henderson talked about recording with 2 amps. He said 1 would get a dry signal, the other wet. In other words. the wet included all of the effects. Recording sounds like a lot of work o_O
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  5. StJohn

    StJohn Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2008
    North Louisiana
    I did the same thing with a Vox AC15 and 68 Princeton. You could run them clean together and get the rich bass and reverb of the Princeton with the midrange jangle of the AC15. I would also set the AC15 for more grit and volume matched the Princeton with the Master. That was a fantastic clean to grit tone! Unfortunately the Princeton had to go back, and I downsized the AC15 to an AC10. I would go for a 65 Princeton though to pair with it, as long as it was reliable.

    I bet those sound great together...a Bassman is something else in the tone dept.
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  6. Lizardkinged

    Lizardkinged Friend of Fred

    Oct 5, 2009
    Multi-amp recording is one of the best kept secrets.
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  7. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    For years I used this 2-amp combination :


    Only one drawback = the weight...

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    MBERTHOLD Country Gent

    Hey Mark, that is a mighty fine setup.
    Cool man;) Interesting, happy for ya, that you find it great;)
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  9. MatchlessMan

    MatchlessMan Country Gent

    Nov 29, 2010
    Swindon UK
    I'm ok with the idea of 2 amps for recording, but I only want to be lugging one (1) amp into a gig!
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  10. MKunie

    MKunie Synchromatic

    Feb 8, 2012
    That is AMAZING!!!
  11. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    Thanks !

    Well... Not much more amazing than your combination, in fact... The difference is that mine is in the stack format, and the 2 amps are linked in //. The most interesting point is then the reverb dimension given by these 2 amps combined : much more deep and spacey...

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  12. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I've used a Deluxe Reverb and an AC15 together.
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  13. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Synchromatic

    Aug 5, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Tone is in the stool.
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  14. Mal Belford

    Mal Belford Gretschie

    Apr 4, 2016
    More is more....and yes two amp is the thing.

    To split, using a Lehle, got phase shift and ground lift.

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  15. Salsg

    Salsg Gretschie

    Nov 9, 2016
    Southern California
    I've ran my board thru both my DRRI and my AC30CC1 at the same time.
    Sounded frickin great and huge.
    Once I get back in a band, I'm gonna have to try on a gig

    But damn the AC30 is heavy
  16. MotorCentaur

    MotorCentaur Gretschie

    May 11, 2016
    That's my combo too, except mine are blackface, a 1965 Twin Reverb and 1967/8 Deluxe Reverb. I use the stereo outs on the Line 6 DD4 delay to split the final signal.

    I recently re-introduced my Roland Space Echo 201 to the signal chain (after a decades long hiatus), which really adds a nice analog warmth to everything even when the echo is disengaged... .

    I've tried other amps but for me nothing beats the real vintage Fender clean, drive, and reverbs...
  17. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    I've seriously considered buying a second 68 CDR, a Radial ABY and having one CDR run on the Vintage channel for rhythms and the 2nd CDR run on the Custom channel through an OD for solo's. It could be fun.
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  18. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Synchromatic

    May 20, 2016
    Bad idea I realize won't work:rolleyes:
    Last edited: May 3, 2017
  19. Fjrabon

    Fjrabon Gretschie

    Mar 7, 2017
    Yeah, multi amp is amazing. Especially if you have stereo effects. It takes my Lester G Leslie simulator to the next level when it's in stereo.

    As awesome as it is I fairly rarely use it though, just for practical reasons.
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  20. MKunie

    MKunie Synchromatic

    Feb 8, 2012
    Why?There are so many ways to get the 2 amp rig setup. I like the stereo effects option, I use a chrous box or the RE-20 for the 2nd amp. The tonal options are endless and even more, when you jump the channels. Amazing!
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