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Backup amp in a pedal

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Vespa_One, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. NiceTele

    NiceTele Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 20, 2012
    Australia
    I use a Zoom MS50G stomp on my board for various FX, but it also does good amp simulation as a backup. I used it on a Deluxe Reverb setting through a big PA in a big venue and it sounded very good!
     
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  2. chemobrain

    chemobrain Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Nov 5, 2016
    oakland ca.
    Isn't it nice, being ampless ;)
     
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  3. RyCo1983

    RyCo1983 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Aug 15, 2012
    Central PA
    Takes some adjusting...but so convenient.
     
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  4. chemobrain

    chemobrain Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Nov 5, 2016
    oakland ca.
    how do you like your tech 21 fly rig?please....;)
     
  5. ukepicker

    ukepicker Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 15, 2013
    East Texas
    I had a joyo american sound. But it died on me. I wouldn’t trust it to ride in a case for a while and then work when I needed it to.

    Tech 21 gear, though, I would trust. I had a para driver for a while and it was solid as a rock.
     
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  6. alnico357

    alnico357 Tele-Meister

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    Jun 2, 2015
    Arkansas
    OP, I guess your question, backup amp in a pedal, is not what I had in mind. I carry an EHX 22 Caliber power amp in my catastrophe bag just in case.
     
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  7. Rob77

    Rob77 TDPRI Member

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    Jul 31, 2017
    Brisbane, Australia
    I have a Tech21 Liverpool exactly for that scenario, but I am trying to sell it at moment as im looking for small lunch box amps as backup.
    For an emergency I guess the "amp in a pedal" would be adequate, but if your using a pedal board for all your distortion, they may sound fizzy and/or aweful through these pedals, just my personal experience :).
     
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  8. RyCo1983

    RyCo1983 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Aug 15, 2012
    Central PA
    The RK5 is fantastic. It's definitely suited for more aggressive music. It has no problem cutting through. I saw Richie with the Winery Dogs when he was using it on tour. It drove the FOH sound. I approve! I usually run it into the FX loop of a Tech 21 Trademark 60 when I'm jamming at home.
     
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  9. alnico357

    alnico357 Tele-Meister

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    Jun 2, 2015
    Arkansas
    I want my amp behind me. Being ampless is not nice for me.
     
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  10. JeffBlue

    JeffBlue Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 24, 2012
    Southern California
    I may be mounting a Vox MV50 Clean amp onto the pedalboard I will be building. A 1 pound mini amp with a huge 50 watts NuTube technology, small footprint and can be used directly into a mixer.
     
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  11. chemobrain

    chemobrain Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Nov 5, 2016
    oakland ca.
    take it easy, B-R-E-E-E-A-T-H, in with the good air
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    your pain is the breaking of you shell,
    in time you will experience a state of confidence and serenity,
    knowing that you are evolving into a higher state of cosmic a state of
    guitar-ness.:D

    that will be $25.00 cash or paypal.
    the five pack that you can purchase cash or paypal for $75.00
     
  12. chemobrain

    chemobrain Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Nov 5, 2016
    oakland ca.
    thank you. I have heard several demos , but I suspect all things demo.
     
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  13. Keefsdad

    Keefsdad Tele-Meister

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    Jun 4, 2018
    Toronto Canada
    You have to try it through a PA, it is not designed to be used with an amp. It sounds great, you may be surprised at how amp like it is. It overdrives really nicely and takes pedals well too.
     
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  14. Vespa_One

    Vespa_One Tele-Holic

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    Feb 14, 2017
    US
    fwiw I'm not using distortion. I use a boost sometimes but I could for sure live without it. If I can get a passable clean tone and use my delay pedals I would be fine.
    Thanks for your input!
     
  15. VintageSG

    VintageSG Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Mar 31, 2016
    Yorkshire
    I've got an Electro-Harmonix Magnum 44. Small ( the PSU is bigger than the amp ), loud and doesn't sound too bad. Don't clumsily tread on the 'norm/bright' switch though!.
    Not bad if you have a cab to use it with.
    Mooer make the Baby Bomb. A 30 Watt competitor in the Class D micro-amp field. There are doubtless others too.

    A D.I box is always a useful thing. One that features some form of cab emulation can butter many parsnips.

    What's your current setup?
     
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  16. Vespa_One

    Vespa_One Tele-Holic

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    Feb 14, 2017
    US
    I'm currently using the Fender Mustang III V2. I've done countless gigs without a backup amp but now I'm old and paranoid lol.
    Thanks for your help, I'll check out the Magnum 44.
     
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  17. VintageSG

    VintageSG Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Mar 31, 2016
    Yorkshire
    You will need a cab to use amps like the Mooer or Electro-Harmonix. I'm not familiar with the Mustang. Is it an 'integrated' combo, or does it feature a plug-in speaker that would allow you to use the speaker separately?
     
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  18. Thin white duke

    Thin white duke Tele-Holic

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    The 44 magnum is a power amp, you need to plug it into a cabinet, if you want to go straight to P.A. all you need is a Joyo American Sound at the end of the pedalboard, i have it there.
    I don't think you should plug the Magnum into desk but i might be wrong.
     
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  19. Thin white duke

    Thin white duke Tele-Holic

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    Hi how do you find the Mojo Diamond as a regular head ? does it have enough clean headroom or it breaks early ?
    Thanks a lot.
     
  20. beejay493

    beejay493 TDPRI Member

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    Aug 28, 2009
    tyne and wear uk
    +1 on the Tech 21 Blonde.....
     
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