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Old 12-22-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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Stereo Amp Rig Question

I have a Tubemeister head and an Ampeg GVT combo.
Whenever I wishes to play clean or dirty, I plug the speaker from the Ampeg combo in one of both amplifiers.
I mainly got the Tubemeister to play thought the redbox silently at first.

I've got a dilemma right now.

1 - I buy an overdrive pedal to have some dirt on the Ampeg and use that just like if I had a channel switching amplifier.

GOOD = I could use it with both the H&K and the Ampeg (I find the H&K tone too modern, I could get something with a more vintage vibe).

BAD = Switching from on amplifier to the other requires much more work. (plugging and unplugging).

2 - I buy a H&K 10 inch cabinet and switch between the two amplifiers.

GOOD = Easier amplifier switching and the possibility to play both amplifiers at the same time.

BAD = Stuck with the H&K modern gain.

My budget is at best 100$, I could maybe stretch a little bit for a cabinet.
(I just spent 3000$ for the new trad Les Paul and Ampeg amplifier, getting low on cash).
Keep in mind that I only play blues and at very low volume for now (apartment).

Is it possible to use a ABY pedal to split both power amp signals to one speaker?
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:18 PM   #2
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Dude, just get an overdrive pedal for now. Save for a good cab, probably a 112 at the very least and a aby box. Then you get ampeg clean, H&K dirty, or both together. That's how I run my vox/jca.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:32 PM   #3
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I have a Tubemeister head and an Ampeg GVT combo.
Whenever I wishes to play clean or dirty, I plug the speaker from the Ampeg combo in one of both amplifiers.
I mainly got the Tubemeister to play thought the redbox silently at first.

I've got a dilemma right now.

1 - I buy an overdrive pedal to have some dirt on the Ampeg and use that just like if I had a channel switching amplifier.

GOOD = I could use it with both the H&K and the Ampeg (I find the H&K tone too modern, I could get something with a more vintage vibe).

BAD = Switching from on amplifier to the other requires much more work. (plugging and unplugging).

2 - I buy a H&K 10 inch cabinet and switch between the two amplifiers.

GOOD = Easier amplifier switching and the possibility to play both amplifiers at the same time.

BAD = Stuck with the H&K modern gain.

My budget is at best 100$, I could maybe stretch a little bit for a cabinet.
(I just spent 3000$ for the new trad Les Paul and Ampeg amplifier, getting low on cash).
Keep in mind that I only play blues and at very low volume for now (apartment).

Is it possible to use a ABY pedal to split both power amp signals to one speaker?


You don't want to do that- you need a load on the amplifier. ABY is a bad idea for amplifier to speaker. Much worse would be having 2 amplifiers OTs connected to the same speaker at once. Ouch. That repair bill would be expensive.

You can ABY guitar to amplifiers and have a 2x12 or 4x12 in stereo.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:34 PM   #4
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^Didn't catch that part. Yeah, aby the inputs. You should always have a load on your nice tube amp, otherwise you will blow a transformer and it will most likely be prohibitively expensive.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:51 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, I think I'm going to get an overdrive pedal for now and look for a second cabinet a bit later...
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