Decimator Studio Pre 50/50 setup

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talltxguy
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Decimator Studio Pre 50/50 setup

Post by talltxguy » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:20 pm

Hey ya all,
I'm new to this rack thing and was hoping some of ya all could give me some feedback on the way I plan on setting things up. I will only be running one cabinet - a 1X12 Roadster - and I will use absolutely no distortion pedals! The only pedal will be a chorus pedal.

Guitar to Decimator input
Decimator out to instrument input on Studio Pre
Effects send to chorus pedal to return A of the studio pre
Recording output of Studio Pre to CH1 input of Decimator
CH1 out of the Decimator to Input A of the 50/50
8 ohm out on CH A of the 50/50 to the 8 ohm on the Roadster cab

I appreciate any insight on this one.
Scott in TX

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Post by DMTransmutation » Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:10 am

With rack gear you should forget about effects loops. Running effects units/pedals in series between the preamp and power amp will in most cases sound better and produce less signal noise. How about this:

Guitar to Decimator input
Decimator out to instrument input on Studio Pre
Recording output of Studio Pre to Chorus Pedal
Output of Chorus Pedal to CH1 input of Decimator

CH1 out of the Decimator to Input A of the 50/50
8 ohm out on CH A of the 50/50 to the 8 ohm on the Roadster cab

Just a word of advice: I used to use an array of pedals wired like this with my rack and it always ended up being a huge hassle having to deal with those cables coming out from the back of the rack and back in. Shiit always seemed to get tripped over and then I have to put my amp on standby and hunt down which cable got unplugged. If you were to get a rack fx unit ($100 or less) you can just leave everything connected and safely stowed inside the rack at all times. Then for floor control you can get a midi pedal, and if some drunk idiot at a gig trips over that cable, it won't affect your sound!

Just a suggestion. Hope it helps.
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Post by talltxguy » Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:41 pm

I like your idea better! Thanks for the tip, DMT.

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