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amp related question about a ric

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by steve-o, Jul 28, 2003.


  1. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    all right....i want to use the ric stereo...
    use the high in a guitar amp..and lows into a bass amp...im goin to add distortion to the highs and maybe some chorus...

    how does this work exactly...and a regular guitar amp will work with this?

    and just two cords will work right?

    any suggestions?

    thanks
    steve
     
  2. Rickenbackerman

    Rickenbackerman

    Apr 17, 2001
    Laurel MD
    Two cords? Nope. You need a stereo cord and either a Y-cable or the Rick-O-Sound splitter box.

    A guitar amp will work, but be careful because there is still a lot of low end coming out of that bridge pickup. Low end + guitar speakers = blown speakers.
     
  3. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    why can't i just go from one output to an input...then the other output to another input?

    steve
     
  4. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    I think the way it works, one output a is regular mono signal, and the other is the Ric-o-Sound stereo signal.
     
  5. Rickenbackerman

    Rickenbackerman

    Apr 17, 2001
    Laurel MD
    Yeah, that's dual mono, not stereo. Rick stereo is a stereo cord with the neck pickup feeding one amp, and the bridge pickup feeding another.
     
  6. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    ok so..what o i need to do?

    steve
     
  7. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    As RickMan said:

    The stereo chord will carry both the L and R signals, or in this case, Bridge and Neck. The Ric-o-Sound splitter box will split the signal into the two separate bridge and neck signals, and you can send them from the box to different amps. A Y-cable does basically the same thing.
     
  8. Rickenbackerman

    Rickenbackerman

    Apr 17, 2001
    Laurel MD
    Read my first post! You need a stereo cord, R-O-S box or Y-cable, and two amps.
     
  9. Rickenbackerman

    Rickenbackerman

    Apr 17, 2001
    Laurel MD
    Whoops, Nick beat me to it...
     
  10. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Oh, I didn't realize it was "dual mono" and not stereo. In theory, that's what I meant. Cool, a new term to add to my bass language!