June 9th, 2012, 08:39 PM
I have a drri and a tweed vibrolux clone. I would like to hear them together. I have many pedals from the tc electronic line,well only 2 but they both have stereo in's and out's and my old 80's cs9 has a stereo out as well.
How would I set this up? would I use the stereo input or just the ouput, I don't get why they have the input on there. I know in the past I have gone out one of the outputs too two different amps but they both had the delay on there. Is there a way to have a wet/dry setup?? I'm more curious why one or how one would use the stereo in's on the pedals. I have the hall of fame reverb and the flashback delay, they both have stereo in and out.
Any idea's on some setups would be cool, I googled this and it's tough weedin through useless information and sites trying to sell me what I already own. Thanks in advance for any suggestions
June 9th, 2012, 08:41 PM
Get an EHX Switchblade
June 9th, 2012, 10:48 PM
Often called bi-amping as it is not true stereo. Usually best with dissimilar amps. They benefit from having a different signal fed to them. Tremolo, reverb or chorus for example often have the stereo split needed (1-in 2-out is all that is needed). Don't make the FX too strong or site the amps far apart (you will but ...)
Some amps hate just each other and produce horrendous earth loop buzz.
June 9th, 2012, 11:15 PM
How would I set this up? would I use the stereo input or just the ouput
Mono in, stereo out, if your pedal lets you.
I'm more curious why one or how one would use the stereo in's on the pedals.
Keyboard players do it, because most keyboards offer a stereo output.
As jefrs noted, you might get nasty buzz. The dangerous way to try to solve that is to use a ground lift on one of the amps. Then again, you might get lucky -- back in the day, I was running a Fender Pro and a Twin side by side, all the time. Never a problem.
June 11th, 2012, 04:16 PM
I understand the mono in stereo out, why is there stereo in's on my tc electronic pedals? and what situation would you go in stereo in?
June 11th, 2012, 09:29 PM
Pedals with two input in and out are a way to have true stereo. Mono in and stereo out is the dry signal and effect signal separated to simulate stereo. Connecting two amps thru an a/b, a&b switcher makes it easier for wet and dry amps.
June 12th, 2012, 02:03 AM
Stereo inputs for use with other stereo gear some amps offer stereo inputs and outputs power amps and such. Also effects rack gear. The idea would be to implement the pedal into the stereo setup, so each side/channel can remain true stereo in bypass mode.
June 12th, 2012, 05:15 AM
Actually, I am not sure that the TC Electronic pedals have wet only + dry only outputs when using a single input. Need to check it out at home, but as I recall you get the mixed sound in both outputs (don't take my word on that).
June 12th, 2012, 05:19 AM
Perish the thought of stereo now or spend endless hours not playing in a morass of wires and impedimenta!
It is fun though.
June 12th, 2012, 08:29 AM
I kinda like running stereo. Makes the sound where you are standing pretty amazing.
But, unless you are playing thru a stereo FOH, the effect is dissipated in about 10 ft...lots of steel and keyboard guys seem to love it, some guitar players - in my experiences it is best to use matching amps and speakers, just as you would for your home system or in a studio setting.
As for wiring, it is not difficult at all. Just decide which pedal will be your stereo split (usually the last one) and take it from there...keep an eye on grounds, pay close attention to electrical and speaker phase, and there ya go. Have fun with it
June 12th, 2012, 08:33 AM
My tc pedal has a 'high Z' input for instruments and a 'low Z' input for effects loops.
And the stereo outs pass the same signal except in ping pong delay mode.
June 12th, 2012, 06:18 PM
I don't care about stereo, idk how this got into that territory..maybe because I said my pedal had stereo in/out's. Anyhow when i go in mono and come out the pedal I hear the effect in both amps, I don't want that. So do I fall into the class of buy an aby pedal?
I want my drri to have the reverb/delay and my tweed to be the grit but I want to hear them together. I haven't been able to accomplish this using my pedals, it's either all or just play one amp. Does this make more sense on what I'm trying to achieve? If I do fall into the class of aby pedal what do you recommend that is under 200 dollars. I don't want to spend all that much to do this when I may ultimately end up scratching the whole idea and just use 1 amp.
June 12th, 2012, 06:36 PM
Idea 1 plug into the tweed and run a cable from the 2nd input of the tweed through your pedals into the drri. Might hum like a ****
Idea 2 Run the chorus first but don't turn it on. Output a goes to tweed output b goes through pedals to drri. Afaik your chorus is of the effect + inverted effect type rather than the wet dry type so if you turn it on you'll get chorus thru the tweed.
Idea 3 and best idea get an ABY pedal.
June 12th, 2012, 07:36 PM
Sounds like a plan, I will try it out. Something tells me my bank account is going to be missing some money soon. Thanks all