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Some questions about a 2 amp setup

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Nomadic Herder, Oct 26, 2001.


  1. In a previous thread I may have mentioned buying another amp. I think I'm going to do it. I have an Ampeg B3158 combo amp. My friend has the same one and he's looking to sell it for $250. (He just bought a Mesa-Ampeg setup :eek: ) It is in perfect working order but the tolex (?) is ripped a bit. As far as I know, $250 is a good deal, right?

    Now, I know I won't really NEED two amps. But you only live once, so why not? It would probably be convenient to leave one at the practice space, one at home and just get both when needed.

    As far as hooking them up, I have a Boss chorus pedal with an A and B output. If I ran a cable from each out on the pedal to the in on each amp, would it work? (No, I don't bother with the effects loop) If it did work, would the output from my bass be halved, or would the entire signal get to both amps? Thank you and good-bye.
     
  2. EString

    EString

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    It depends. Does your chorus have an A+B function? That will get your signal running to both amps.
     
  3. If its sterio chorus, then what would happen is you'd get a super cool chorus effect that cannot really be explained untill you experiance it. Its really a neat sound you get though. dont know about hte level being lessend or not.
     
  4. i thought the A/B function was Effect/clean... if it is then one amp would get the chorus the other a clean signal...however this could be wrong

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  5. I know what the chorus pedal will do with 2 amps...but my main concern is the amount of signal that would get from my bass to each amps. Would 100% of the bass' signal get to each amp? Or 50% to each?
     
  6. does the chorus pedal have any sort of level control? if so it probably has a built in amp to up the out put. i'd plug the chorus pedal in, play bass through it, then plug the bass straight into your amp and see if the levels sound the same on each. if so then you're not loosing any signal. besides, even if you do loose some signal thats what the preamp on your head is for, ain't it?
     
  7. EString

    EString

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    The levels should come out fine, if it's acting like your everyday A/B box.
     
  8. Well I bought the other amp today. Everything works perfectly. All I need is a knob and I'm all set. :D