Backup amp for gigs...

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  1. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I was going back and forth between the Fly Rig acoustic and the BBE acoustic preamp. Ultimately I decided since the BBE was half the price, had insane reviews, and I don’t really need FX because the PA has them already, I went with the BBE. But I may still get the acoustic fly rig some time down the line.
     
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  2. Mike Simpson

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    I gig with a 74 Princeton Reverb, I bring a spare 75 Princeton Reverb as a backup. Over the last 500 gigs or so I have needed it a couple of times and the other guitar player and the harp player have needed it a couple of times. Nothing to figure out, no sorting out going direct, the same setup and sound as we usually have just switch out an amp. Not a big or heavy amp to carry.
     
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  3. DOC DYA

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    I usually don't bring a back up amp because I mostly play very close to my home, but in case of real emergency, I have a Sansamp GT 2 on my pedal board. May be not the most confortable solution, but my usual amp gig being an Orange Crush 35 RT, I'm rather confident I'll play till the end of the gig without problems?!?;):cool:
     
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    pod 2.0

    I know it will work and sound fine for the good drinkers and dancers and I know no one will steal it.
     
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  6. stormsedge

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    Quilter TB201.
     
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    Joyo American sound.
    $27.
    I leave a free pigtail on the end of my board so I can power it up as fast as possible and get it into the PA...or the FOH, as the cool kids call it.
    I haven't had to use it yet.
     
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    I have a Crate Powerblock 150w mono 75wpc stereo that boots butt. I have heard of them being used as bass amps or pa power as well as guitar backups. Had it for about 10yrs and never had to use itI did the power supply mod to it which makes it reliable and cleans up the sound a bit. I have hidden it in the back of my Mesa 50cal+ combo and used the internal speaker with great results.
     
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    Agree with Jakedog...I also have a fly rig v2 and have done 2nd set gigs with it just to check how it sounds and it's a invaluable part of my gig disaster recovery plan while on a gig.
     
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    Cool! I did not know that this pedal had that speaker emulated output.
     
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  11. ScottJPatrick

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    Vox MV50, probably the clean version for your needs, I carry the AC version, great little amps.
     
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    Boss GT100
     
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    It's good for someone like me, who plays in restaurant/Wineries/Brewpubs with bands that aren't too loud. And it's '60's music (R&R, Blues, Country)
    So it's not like I'm trying to sound like a cranked Marshall with a lot of distortion should I need to use the Bad Monkey thru a little PA,
    But it's fine for a decent grind and some sustain to get an electric sound, thru the gig!
     
  14. cyclopean

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    my main amp is a musicman hd 130 that belongs to someone else in my band and lives at our practice space. at some point when the pandemic calms down a little, i'm going to bring my joyo american sound to practice, and run it into the PA at the space, and try to get it tuned in to how my main amp in that band sounds, and then i'm gonna mark the knobs with a sharpie. i bring a backup guitar, but bringing an entire amp starts to get into not having enough room in the car territory pretty quickly. it'd be different if either of us were playing a head and cab situation, but we're both playing 4x10 combo amps.
     
  15. cyclopean

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    things will surprise you. i played a gig with a borrowed amp last fall that failed mid-set due to some remarkably shoddy wiring in the venue.
     
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    Micro terror. As long as you have a cab.
    Actually, you could DI it into the PA through the haedphone jack.
     
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    It depends. I mostly play live with vintage amps, so I’ll bring another vintage amp...
     
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    I just bought a used Quilter 101 mini head as a backup. Sounds very good at home. I'll see how it does at band practice tomorrow.
     
  19. uriah1

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    Quilter mini..
    Use to be crate powerblock
    wish still had that.
     
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