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2 combo amps......

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Pnut311, Aug 22, 2001.


  1. Pnut311

    Pnut311

    Aug 3, 2000
    is there any way that i can hook 2 combo amps together, like i am always having to mic my amp at gigs and it wasnt sounding soo good, i have a peavey tko and peavey minix amp, and i was wondering if its possible too hook them both together

    thanks
     
  2. Well... Jeff Berlin uses a single stereo chorus pedal to split the signal and run two combo amps in stereo.
     
  3. dirk

    dirk

    Apr 6, 2000
    Memphis, TN
    Or you could slave one of the combos through an effects loop.
     
  4. I have a new Fender Bassman 60, and all the new series Fender amps have the feature of using one amp as the master, and the second amp as a slave.
    The master amp overrides the preamp in the slave and sends its signal to the power amp. This way you'd have two 60, 100, 200 watt heads each driving their own speaker, with all the same exact settings. I don't know if both amps must be Fender, but, it sounds like a good idea. I wonder if two 60s each driving 1x12 would be as loud or louder as the 200 watt amp with 1x15?

    Mike J.
     
  5. You could run the second amp from the line out of the first amp.
     
  6. White_Knight

    White_Knight

    Mar 19, 2000
    USA
    I run a line from the Tuner send of my WM 10 to the input of my BX-100. This way, it's as if I'm sending a straight signal to both amps and I can use either amp's EQ without effecting the other amp. Works very well.
     
  7. what i did was i went to radio shack and bought a spliter for like 3 dollars
     
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    You can hook them together several different ways, depending on the inputs and outputs that you have available, but it will not give you much if any increase in volume.

    What exactly are you trying to accomplish by hooking them together?
     
  9. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000
    TX

    Thats exactly what I thought. Almost all Combo's have a "Line Out", so all you would have to do is run the line out from one amp to either the input of the other, or the preamp in of the other. The preamp in would be a better option that way both amps would have the same EQ settings.