What about a clean boost or eq pedal direct into P.A. ?

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  1. bluebirdrad

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    LOL. I hate it when I do that! I find the Zoom Twin Reverb amp sim to be very good for clean tones -- increase the gain setting to fill it out a little. I add a touch of the Sonic Maximizer sim after the amp sim and that really sweetens the tone. I used the Multistomp just for the amp/cab sim and ran my pedals into it, including overdrive. Once I got it set up I wouldn't fiddle with it on stage. Or you can use just a few presets for Clean, Crunch and Overdrive. Why do you need a DI? I just run the line out to the line input on our mixer -- works fine. I do have little Radial DI that I use if I'm doing a bigger show with sound provided -- usually the sound guys have those but I bring one just in case. Now I use the Tech 21 California Blonde exactly the same way -- I wanted a battery rig and it works great.
     
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  2. TheTruth

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    From what I read, the American sound is fine into the interface, standalone but with other pedals behind it, it has trouble with headroom for some reason.
    A solution is to turn the gain up & vol really down before hitting the Joyo.
     
  3. telel6s

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    Saturday night I played a gig in a small tight corner of a local nano-brewery. I brought my Tele as a backup (I currently only have one acoustic with a pickup). So of course on the second or third song I broke a string on the acoustic.

    Tele path went: Guitar > TU-2 > Donner Dynamic Wah > Mosky XP Boost > Dano FAB Chorus > Love Pedal EPH-3 Delay > mixer input (inexpensive battery powered Behringer; the two mics were already using the 2 channels with better preamps).

    Did it sound great? Probably not. Did it sound like crap? Not at all. I used the XP boost to bring the level up to the same as the acoustic. The EPH-3 was on all the time. Other pedals were in & out depending on song. So with the right equipment you can go direct to a PA.

    Would I choose that for my standard rig? Not at all, but it worked in a pinch.

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  4. Thin white duke

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    Thanks a lot, i got rather fed up of looking at always new solution, i already have a Joyo American Sound and a H&K Red Box, i had a gig last week and it worked very nice, tonight i have another gig and i'll take that two pedals outside of my pedalboard, so far they do the job, i'm happy, the amp is staying home. ;);)
     
  5. cyclopean

    cyclopean Friend of Leo's

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    i haven't tried it, but if you're open minded about it and don't mind something that sounds very, very different than a "normal" electric guitar sound you may find something fun here.

    i also have a friend that runs his epiphone lp straight into the pa when he plays open mic nights, and it sounds surprisingly nice. it also has some of the brightest stock epi humbuckers i have ever heard.
     
  6. strat a various

    strat a various Friend of Leo's

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    So, early 2000s, semi-well known smooth jazz sax player has a gig ... Nevada casino, says they'll put me up... bring your girlfriend ... all expenses paid three nights, pays excellent, easy peasy. Uh, no.

    Get there with my 50 watt amp, 335, setting up ... sound guy says, "New policy, no amps on the stage. Casino manager says the bands have been too loud lately." Wut? I'm ready to split, agent shows up ... I know him, worked for him before. Man I don't need this. Anyway, it's too late to get a sub, so I put the amp back in the truck, get ready to suck it up.
    Sound guy gives me a direct box, all I have for pedals is a delay. I set it for a short slap to sound as thick as I can, ask the sound guy for some reverb, have him give me as much in the monitors as he's willing. It was rough. Everybody said it sounded good, but, man I vowed to never work that room again. It did work, though, for that style of music. No fun.
     
  7. Thin white duke

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    I can understand you 100 %, i go straight into p.a. mostly when i play with a duo, me and a girl on voice, that's it, we do some soul classic, a few standard, things like that, mostly clean guitar, when you play with a band and you need some drive, fuzz etc... it's a whole different story, playing into p.a. can be very bad for the sound in that case but it's also true that since early 2000s now there are some incredible gear to do that and the quality can be very very good.
    Leaving the amp home like i did last night it's so good, i can accept not to have the perfect sound. :):)
     
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