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Should a PedalBaby use pre-amp or full-amp?

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Hello all!

 

just a quick one, my guitarist uses a pedal baby with a cab, should he use a pre-amp block without the BIAS settings, or a full amp block?

 

I think the Pedal baby is a class-AB solid state?

 

I might be answering my own question, but I reckon the pedal baby wants a mic level signal... the full amps are line?

And the BIAS settings are emulating how much an amp pushes back on the signal... so as the PDBB is an amplifier... it already has its own behavioural characteristics?

 

Looking for what’s correct, not a “if it sounds great it is great” #winky emoji
 

Thanks everyone.

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5 hours ago, willsmythe37 said:

Looking for what’s correct, not a “if it sounds great it is great”

 

You're asking a question, then stating up front that you don't want the answer.

 

The answer to the second question is no, the PD wants a LINE level signal. That's set in Global Settings>Ins/Outs.

Whether you use a Helix FULL amp or PRE amp doesn't matter. The answer is the one you don't want to hear.

The BIAS settings affect the Helix amp, not the external amp.

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5 hours ago, willsmythe37 said:

I think the Pedal baby is a class-AB solid state?

 

Regardless of it's architecture, the Pedal Baby is setup to simulate a tube power amp, therefore "in theory" you should only be using the PRE AMP model of the amp you choose in the Helix.

 

5 hours ago, willsmythe37 said:

Looking for what’s correct, not a “if it sounds great it is great”

 

What I've provided is the "rule of thumb" answer.... but let the ears be the ultimate judge of what you like better. There are no set rules, just suggestions. 

 

@rd2rk has answered your other questions already.

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