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Genz Shuttlemax 9.2 without cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Texan, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. Texan

    Texan 667 Neighbor of the Beast. Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2004
    Houston, TX
    I have a pickup gig this Saturday with a band that strictly goes direct, uses in ear monitors and does not use amps on stage. They have a incredibly nice PA, so I'm sure that the sound without my cab will be nice, but the SM9.2 through my Berg AE410 is just awesome. Does anyone have experience using the Shuttlemax 9.2 in a similar situation without a cab? How was the sound? Did you miss your cab? I like the idea of leaving my Berg 410 at home, but I have never played live using just a DI into the PA. Additionally, I know that using this head with no load will not harm it, but it still makes me paranoid.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    Not a problem at all, it was designed specifically to accomodate this application.
  3. It is a very good piece of equipment for such a situation!

    Extensive EQ settings, etc. You get your 'Genz' sound in the monitors and through the PA.
  4. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    I record direct with my ShuttleMax 9.2 all the time. Awesome sounding pre :)
  5. The only bit that would bother me is being given communal IEM plugs. Sounds like there are no monitor cabs at all.
  6. lowfreqgeek

    lowfreqgeek Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    Albuquerque, NM
    Endorsing Artist: Regenerate Guitar Works, Honey Badger Pickups, Westone Audio
    Yep, it sounds awesome this way. Some of the best DI tone I've EVER had. And my main DIs are Aguilar DB900, Manley Tube DI, and Radial J48. I've also owned an Avalon U5 and Groove Tubes tube DI, as well as Tech 21 Para DI and Radial JDI. And I've used many others.

    The SM9.2 as DI is really sweet - especially with IEMs.
  7. Texan

    Texan 667 Neighbor of the Beast. Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2004
    Houston, TX
    No worries there, I have my own plugs.
  8. svtb15

    svtb15 Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2004
    Austin,TX - McKinney,TX - NY,NY, - Nashville,TN
    I play it all. Whatever works for the gig
    i Have used my SM9.2 as a DI only and no cab on many church gigs.. Best DI of any amp out there IMO....