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Trying the stereo route

Post by harem_theater » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:49 am

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So the roadster has all this intense, dynamic tone while the egnater has this wicked Vai-ish lead tone full of mids and compression.

Wanting to run both amps through my stereo cab, left and right.

Any thoughts or suggestions regarding problems I might face? Anyone else have a similar rig?
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Re: Trying the stereo route

Post by domct203 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:55 am

harem_theater wrote:So the roadster has all this intense, dynamic tone while the egnater has this wicked Vai-ish lead tone full of mids and compression.

Wanting to run both amps through my stereo cab, left and right.

Any thoughts or suggestions regarding problems I might face? Anyone else have a similar rig?
Ground loops and phase issues are usually the common problems with a two amp stereo rig.

You haven't mentioned which cab you plan to use in stereo, are you sure that both halves are electrically isolated?

Also, how do you plan to split your guitar signal?

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Re: Trying the stereo route

Post by harem_theater » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:34 pm

I've rewired my orange cab to be mono/stereo switchable. And I'm splitting the signal with the two outputs on my crybaby from hell.

Phasing seems to be ok on all channels except the egnater channel 3. So I'll have to take it to a tech to get that flipped if possible. I do have a bit of loop hum so I'm also looking into some ebtech stuff.

I hope this isn't more trouble than it's worth haha
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Re: Trying the stereo route

Post by domct203 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:39 pm

If your ground loop hum is indeed from the FX loop you can try lifting the shield from one end of one amp's cable in the loop. That will break the ground loop. Try lifting the end at the amp.

Whatever you do NEVER lift the electrical earth connection at the amp(s) power cable!

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