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Amp for Sax?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Sterling Indigo, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Sterling Indigo

    Sterling Indigo Friend of Leo's

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    So will I blow my 57 Twin Tweed Reissue if I blow my sax through it? :D

    I suppose I would need an XLR to 1/4" from the sax mic if such a thing exists.

    Would a Roland Jazz Chorus be any better? Strawberry Blonde by SWR? Line 6 Pod? :confused:

    I dont want to get into a PA. But I'm curious about amplification of sax with various effects. Maybe there is some recording gizmo that could record with effects with a line out and maybe strip tracks or some crazy thing like that??? Or is my only choice a small PA with mixer?

    Thanks for your suggestions in advance.
     
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    Most of the amps designed for acoustic guitar are functionally very small PA systems, designed to take microphone imputs and provide something resembling accurate reproduction. I reckon if you get one with an effects loop, you'll be set!

    Tim
     
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    Good advice from Tim, our sax player uses a PA head and a keyboard speaker cab for his amp/monitor, works great.
     
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    a PA head would provide better sound ... the frequency response of a guitar amp is limited to optimize sound for a guitar, not a sax ... some keyboard amps have an XLR in as well as a full frequency reponse and would work well IMO ...
     
  6. Sterling Indigo

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    I just discovered a guy over on the sax site who plays Tenor through a Fender Twin and an Octavio! Crazy...I wonder what a wah sounds like.
     
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    Not to hijack or anything, but what sax site? I used to play and have been wanting to get back into it.
     
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    My son plays the sax. He don't need no amp. :mrgreen:
     
  9. Sterling Indigo

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    SOTW sax on the web. Here's the dude with the octaver:

     
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