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12vers--guitar combo for dirty channel. ..

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fremenblue, Jul 19, 2003.


  1. fremenblue

    fremenblue

    Jan 8, 2003
    Eugene, Or.
    Any suggestions here? I have read both that one shouldn't run a bass through guitar amps and that guys biamping (or triamping) 12vers use guitar rigs for a second dirty channel. Are they using crossovers, I wonder? And what might be a decent guitar combo to use. . ..hmmmmmm.

    Suggestions?

    fremenblue
     
  2. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Chicago
    I would think that you either need to use a crossover or at least turn down the bass control on the guitar amp.

    As for what kind of combo...if you can get one that allows some increased midrange control...either a contour control (Marshall Valvestate) or a semi parametric midrange (like an old Yamaha combo) so much the better.
     
  3. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Chicago
    Guys have been going the dual amp route for a long time. He's a picture of a guy doing it back in the '70s...Acoustic 360 for lows and an Acoustic guitar combo for highs...
     
  4. fremenblue

    fremenblue

    Jan 8, 2003
    Eugene, Or.
    Thanks Billy. . .Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick has been biamping and triamping since the seventies. I can't get his phone number though. ...odd. .. ;) I know I don't need to reinvent the wheel, of course. . .just don't wanna waste money or ruin stuff by doing the wrong thing because I didn't ask questions, eh?

    BTW, somebody somewhere is probably hatin' you for posting that pic of them. :D

    fremenblue
     
  5. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Many of them split their bass output, so that the bridge pickup goes to the guitar amp, and the neck pickup to the bass amp - AKA, Ric-o-Sound. That's what John Paul Jones is doing these days.

    If you can't do that, just turn the bass down on the guitar amp, or put a little EQ that lets you turn down the below 80Hz or so frequencies.