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Getting by without dual amps/cabs


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I've been using dual amps/cabs exclusively for a while now, with great results.  I only rarely run into DSP issues, but with maybe 80% used by the the amps/cabs, it does limit what you can try.    I've also never tried pre-amps  ( pre versions of the amps ).   What would you suggest as a way to get most of the "dual" tone with just one amp.  I have both the vintage and metal packs but never use a metal type tone.  I use the AC 30 more than anything else but have found the metal pack Brit 2204 very useful as well as the solo crunch.

 

MeAmBobbo: "I recommend running a dual cab setup. The EQ advice contained above and below does not pertain to a dual cab setup, where you are generally picking two cab/mic combinations that complement each other and lead to a fuller response from the get go. Dual cabs are not for the faint of heart, or those wanting to run numerous or expensive effects.If you just want an awesome amp tone and are willing to spend a bit more time on your patches, I recommend you jump right into dual cabs"

 

http://foobazaar.com/podhd/toneGuide/cabsMics#dualCab

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There was guy who posted a video of how to set up dual tones with different amps and cabs. It was pretty complex what he did since he used two different amps and cabs. I tried it out and it worked but I just went back to single amps, much easier and does the job.

I'm not sure exactly how to optimize dual amps/cabs but if there are amps/cabs that use less dsp I suppose you could try them first. Not sure which ones though, maybe there's a chart on that somewhere.

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What would you suggest as a way to get most of the "dual" tone with just one amp.

Unless you're actually running stereo, with two totally isolated signal paths running to separate amps/speakers, there's really nothing "dual" about your "dual amp" tone. It's just two amp models being summed to one mono output. That being the case, the question you're really asking is "how do I get patch A to sound like patch B?"...and the answer is the same as it always was: "turn knobs until they're similar". Try different combinations of amps, cabs, and mics...there's no mystery to it, and you're the only one who knows what you're looking for.

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Have you tried to use MeAmBobbo free patches? 

 

I was an old 4 cable method user, but after getting tired of carrying my amp everywhere  at least two times a week , I decided to start all over again, initially I was thinking to recreate my patches for FOH MIXER/PA usage. I remembered MeAmBobbo updated his patches for HD500x, so I downloaded them. And believe me... I only added/changed some delay/reverb settings and since then (maybe a month) I have not touched anything. In fact I use the base patches if I want to recreate something. (Dual, rock, metal, and whatever it is on the list)

 

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Not sure about now but originally MeamBoboo swore by dual amp patches and a lot of it was from combining different cabs.

 


Using the dual cab technique I'm presenting here can improve your direct tone dramatically. However, this is not for the faint of heart. It requires about 2x as much time to dial in as a single cab patch. You will also take a heavy DSP hit, so this is not recommended where you need many effects on your patches - in some cases you won't be able to fit a single reverb after adding a distortion effect and the necessary EQ effects.

 

Every cab/mic will have some frequency range that sounds fake, washed out, or muffled. Luckily, I don't believe these are always in the same spot. This means that you can combine complementary cab/mic's to get what sounds like one great cab.

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