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Hello all. Is there a difference in tone between these two approaches to using dual cabs after the amp block? Approach one: simply use the dual cab block. Approach two: split the cabs using an A/B split path.

 

I swear that the built in dual cab block sounds better, but I don’t understand why. Thoughts?

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I believe the dual cab block automatically pans the A cab left and the B cab right. This should be the only difference verses using two split cabs.

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Splitting them provides the flexibility to choose the cab models.  I find it useful to choose various combinations such as 1 1x12 mixed in with a 4x12.  With various mic setups I dial in the tone by sliding the A/B balance toward of of the two cabs.

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Splitting them provides the flexibility to choose the cab models.  I find it useful to choose various combinations such as 1 1x12 mixed in with a 4x12.  With various mic setups I dial in the tone by sliding the A/B balance toward of of the two cabs.

 

You actually can select different cabs in the dual cab block. See page 28 of the manual. You don't have to split them.

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1 hour ago, prudenjim said:

Splitting them provides the flexibility to choose the cab models.  I find it useful to choose various combinations such as 1 1x12 mixed in with a 4x12.  With various mic setups I dial in the tone by sliding the A/B balance toward of of the two cabs.

Yes. And this is why I would like to split them (especially to use the A/B balance feature). What I am running into is that I would like to mute/bypass one cab while I dial in the other, but when I do this, the active cab sounds muffled/distorted, and I am not sure why. When they are both on, it sounds nice, but I want to dial them in separately, and then blend them. This will let me dial in a bigger, warmer tone on one cab, and a more focused, treble-heavy tone on the other. Thanks for the feedback.  

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1 hour ago, steelstringer said:

I figured it out. I needed to not bypass the cab; I needed to change the A or B path to 100...

 

Yup :-)

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6 hours ago, steelstringer said:

Hello all. Is there a difference in tone between these two approaches to using dual cabs after the amp block? Approach one: simply use the dual cab block. Approach two: split the cabs using an A/B split path.

 

I swear that the built in dual cab block sounds better, but I don’t understand why. Thoughts?

 

 

Something else that's fun to play around with is separate cab blocks with a split path. Try putting your verb and echo on one path and leaving the other clear for (IMHO) considerable improvement in tone on some patches.

 

 

 

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47 minutes ago, BBD_123 said:

 

 

Something else that's fun to play around with is separate cab blocks with a split path. Try putting your verb and echo on one path and leaving the other clear for (IMHO) considerable improvement in tone on some patches.

 

 

 

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Cool. Thanks for the tip. 

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