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Old Yesterday, 05:18 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Thought I'd share this with ya all!

Heya fellow guitarist & gear enthusiasts!

So, making a long story short, I've been trying to get a more consistent sound when I play live and perform with my band. I've started getting tired of always having to mic up my amp.. Often there wasn't a lot of time to do it, so often it sounded bad..
So, I decided to go on a quest to find an easier way to go about this - and still being able to sound good..

Normally I use a Fender Strat into a Boss GT-10 and into my Marshall MG100DFX, but then, after a lot of research and asking questions, I tried running my GT-10 directly to the PA during rehearsal - man, it blew my mind! The built-in amps and cabs on the GT-10 is absolutely amazing! It takes very little tweaking with the knobs and parameters to create a good sound!
I had mixed feelings trying it out, but it ended up giving me a great sound and I've really needed that for a loong time..
I heard a lot of people saying that running a multi effects straight to the PA wouldn't sound good - but I found that it really wasn't true.. Of course it depends on the person and his/her preferences..

I'm gonna try this setup out for a while and try gigging without my amplifier - makes it a lot easier for us to get around!

Eventually I will need a D.I. Box, because of the GT-10 not having balanced output.. But hey, that's totally worth it!

Well, just thought that I'd share this with all you fellow musicians!
Maybe someone out there's facing the same questions or thoughts!

Peace!
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Old Yesterday, 07:05 PM   #2
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Never tried the GT-10, but it's a similar concept to the modeling devices out there, like the Kemper Profiler, Axe FX and Eleven Rack. They can also be run directly into the PA. I'm planning on buying a Kemper Profiler this summer. I still like the idea of micing up my amp, when I play at church.
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Old Yesterday, 07:20 PM   #3
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Going direct is fine until you end up at a club that doesn't have a decent monitoring system, then you'd play without hearing yourself, unless you can use some kind of power wedge.
If you need a DI, there's a stereo passive DI box made by Radial that I can recommend.
Anything over the DFX amp is an improvement
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Old Yesterday, 07:23 PM   #4
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Of course you liked it, you were using one of the worst amps on the planet prior to this.
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Old Yesterday, 07:27 PM   #5
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Of course you liked it, you were using one of the worst amps on the planet prior to this.


Seriously. If you were using standalone effects pedals, you could probably run THAT straight into the PA and sound better than anything run into your MG. Get a good amp, and you'll WANT to go back to miking up.
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Going direct is fine until you end up at a club that doesn't have a decent monitoring system, then you'd play without hearing yourself, unless you can use some kind of power wedge.
If you need a DI, there's a stereo passive DI box made by Radial that I can recommend.
Anything over the DFX amp is an improvement


I already have an IEM setup from my regular live rig, so when I HAVE to go direct I still have those in my ear,

Not sure what you do or how serious are about this sort of stuff, but it makes your back up a life saver when you need it. Best of luck.
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Never tried the GT-10, but it's a similar concept to the modeling devices out there, like the Kemper Profiler, Axe FX and Eleven Rack. They can also be run directly into the PA. I'm planning on buying a Kemper Profiler this summer. I still like the idea of micing up my amp, when I play at church.


Hey!

Yeah, you're right - but the GT-10 is solid and really good. It has never let me down!
Exactly, that's what they're made to do
Oh, nice, that's a good choice - good luck with that, mate!
Well, yeah okay, if you have the time for it, then I can understand!
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Going direct is fine until you end up at a club that doesn't have a decent monitoring system, then you'd play without hearing yourself, unless you can use some kind of power wedge.
If you need a DI, there's a stereo passive DI box made by Radial that I can recommend.
Anything over the DFX amp is an improvement


Hmm, well yeah, you're right. But with my band, we always bring our own equipment, so that shouldn't be a problem
Yeah, I have seen those, I'll look a bit more into that!
Hmm, I don't see what you would say that - I really like my Marshall!
Atleast that's my opinion!
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Old Today, 04:24 AM   #9
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Seriously. If you were using standalone effects pedals, you could probably run THAT straight into the PA and sound better than anything run into your MG. Get a good amp, and you'll WANT to go back to miking up.


Hmm, I guess I could, but for the kind of music I play with my band I really like the GT-10. It has everything I could possibly need and I don't have to carry a large pedalboard around..
The MG is a good amp, I've never had any problems with it.. I think it sounds good, but of course that's a personal preference...
For now I'll keep going direct
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I already have an IEM setup from my regular live rig, so when I HAVE to go direct I still have those in my ear,

Not sure what you do or how serious are about this sort of stuff, but it makes your back up a life saver when you need it. Best of luck.


Oh yeah, I see, that's a good idea, and I've thought of exactly the same thing - when I have got the money for a system like that I'll be buying one

Right now I just have a monitor that's giving me my sound - but yeah, I will buy a IEM system I'm seriously about my playing and what I do, so I'm always trying to improve it!

Thanks!
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Old Today, 05:51 AM   #11
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Well the MG is pretty horrible, and the amp/cab sims are OK at best. I can see why you would prefer the GT-10 over the Marshall.

It is nice to have a light, small back-up though. I lug a POD XT around just in case
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