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IanStephenson

Vetta as a power amp?

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Very happy Vetta 2 combo user for quite a number of years here.

 

I'm considering incorporating the new Helix Rack into my recording setup, and using the Vetta 2 as a power amp for monitoring in the live room, whilst recording direct from the Helix.

 

I'm confident that this can be done somehow, (perhaps using the FX loop?), but unsure of the best way to hook it up. Any tips?

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Don't see why you couldn't go into the FX Loop Return jack with left and right inputs. It would probably be best to select the no model patch for a flat amp response. 

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that's a great idea.  I have a Flextone combo and a Flextone II HD and use both with Helix (at different times).  You need to use an insert cable to go from the Helix 1/4 outs to the Vetta FX return and you need to stick a dummy plug in the Vetta guitar in.  Doing this completely bypasses the Vetta amps/cabs/effects and sends the Helix signal straight to the Vetta power amp.  Works and sounds fantastic!

 

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/STP204

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^^^^  Yep, I"ve tried this and it sounds excellent.

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Just to update - I now have a Helix Rack, and have it plugged in to the FX loop return of my Vetta II. using an empty patch - no need for a dummy cable.

 

Works like a dream.

 

Loving the Helix but still like my Vetta too. It's beginning to show signs of old age though, it  loads a random patch on start up and forgets what is the "favourite" patch. I guess it needs the internal battery changing...

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