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Old 02-06-2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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modelling amp for guitar and bass

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im looking for a modelling amp that will work for guitar and bass, i know axe fx will work but its quite a bit out of my price range (about 600 used). I know i might be asking the impossible but it thought id ask anyway.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:18 AM   #2
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There might be no modeling amps for both guitar and bass. But there are some multi FX pedals with both guitar and bass models, for example Digitech BP355 and Line 6 Pod X3 Live (discontinued). Buy powered speakers with them and you've got an amp for both guitar and bass.

The thing with guitar combos is that the speakers might not handle bass frequencies. That's why it's not recommended to use bass through guitar amps. And usually bass amps don't have a good guitar sound. They usually lack distortion channels and reverbs and I'm not sure if the EQ controls lower frequencies than guitar amp EQ (for example the bass frequencies that the bass knob controls in a bass amp are different than in a guitar amp). Guitar amp might also color your tone more than a bass amp. Not completely sure, though. But guitar needs a bit more coloration in sound (plug a guitar straight into the mixer and it will sound like crap, but bass can be used that way, sometimes bassists don't even use amps, they only use a DI box plugged straight into the mixer).
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:20 AM   #3
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I may be wrong but doesn't the vypyr 2 do guitar and bass?
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:23 AM   #4
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i did plan on having separate cabs one for bass and another for guitar, the price quotes was just for the head unit.

really the setup need to be able to used live, i dont think powered speakers and modelling pedal board would cut it really ?
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:24 AM   #5
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I may be wrong but doesn't the vypyr 2 do guitar and bass?


That was my thought too. Peavey is about to release new line of Vypyrs soon and if I understood correctly they work both guitar and bass amps. Also simulates bass guitar with your normal electric guitar.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:29 AM   #6
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I may be wrong but doesn't the vypyr 2 do guitar and bass?


Damn i hope so i loved their original vypyr series

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Old 02-06-2013, 10:31 AM   #7
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yeah i found info on them on the peavy site , there called the vypyr vip series

http://www.peavey.com/news/index.cf...buts%20New.html

your right they have guitar and bass models, only thing thats troubling me is there only available in a combo setup, and im a bit sceptical that the cab wil be able to get the best out of both the bass and guitar
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yeah i found info on them on the peavy site , there called the vypyr vip series

http://www.peavey.com/news/index.cf...buts%20New.html

your right they have guitar and bass models, only thing thats troubling me is there only available in a combo setup, and im a bit sceptical that the cab wil be able to get the best out of both the bass and guitar



I bet it comes with proprietary speaker that is able to handle both bass and electric guitar sounds, hence the combo only. Because will any normal cab be able to handle that stuff?
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definitely not or not well anyway, but i was planning on buying two cabs
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:13 AM   #10
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really the setup need to be able to used live, i dont think powered speakers and modelling pedal board would cut it really ?


should be alright if you buy something that's 200w or more. plus you can always take a send of your signal straight to the mixing desk.
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i did plan on having separate cabs one for bass and another for guitar, the price quotes was just for the head unit.

really the setup need to be able to used live, i dont think powered speakers and modelling pedal board would cut it really ?

You could use your own speakers at home and when you gig, just plug your pedal into the mixer. It will be more than enough power. But yeah, there are also more powerful speakers that you can buy.
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