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And amazingly it contained a crate powerblock! Just what I needed for my reamping rig!

Sorry, no camera so no pictures, but I deliver clips!! Excuse the mistakes, I didn't bother with much editing. It's the first four in my profile, they all have the word reamp in the title.

I gotta tell you, this reamping works great. You can go uber quiet and get no tone loss, and having the EQ on the Crate after the mass I can adjust it for whatever volume I'm playing at (and it's much more responsive than the one on the BJr). Overall, I couldn't be happier and will definitely be suggesting a reamping rig to anyone considering an attenuator from now on.

Set up:

Jimmie Vaughan Strat -> Fulldrive 2 (used for dirty tones) -> Blues Jr (circuit modded) -> Weber mass (used as load box) -> Crate powerblock -> Fender design speaker in Blues jr
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Last edited by Kevin Saale at Feb 7, 2009,
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epic win

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#3
k koo!

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Epic win!!!
#4
Really like the lead tone demo sound.....
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epic win


I used to have a setup almost exactly like yours. Only difference was I have a jimmie vaughan strat and I don't have an OCD.

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Really like the lead tone demo sound.....


Thanks!
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#8
sweet that sounds pretty good

reamping?
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sweet

reamping?



Running one amp into another amp. I run my Blues jr into a load box with a line out (my weber minimass). Then you run that to a power amp (or into the fx in of a standard amp) and then to the speaker. You can get down to whisper volumes without the tone sucking associated with master volumes, volume boxes, and attenuators.
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That is an attenuator I believe?
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sweet, like the lead sound Kev,
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That is an attenuator I believe?


No, crate powerblock is a power amp, designed to take a line level signal and amplify it.

I am using an attenuator, but not as an attenuator (if that makes sense), but as a load box.

Brett: Thanks All the clips turned out better than I hoped.

I should also note, I'm using a guitar hero mic, it's leagues better than the one I was using before. I taped it to a guitar stand Can ya say ghetto?
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Oh, I must've been thinking of something else.
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Running one amp into another amp. I run my Blues jr into a load box with a line out (my weber minimass). Then you run that to a power amp (or into the fx in of a standard amp) and then to the speaker. You can get down to whisper volumes without the tone sucking associated with master volumes, volume boxes, and attenuators.


oh ok, thanks.
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#15
Listenin' now, sounds like a HRD! but a bit thinner mind, widdly. What did you use to record? It's reasonably authentic sounding. Nice tone but needs more BALLZ!
#16
Guitar hero mic into audacity. I should've added more mids.
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Guitar hero mic into audacity. I should've added more mids.


Yeah I can tell behind the mic and recording it sounds good.
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Guitar hero mic into audacity. I should've added more mids.


is the guitar hero mic USB? i should ask my friend if i can borrow his
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Yup, rock band mics are usb as well.

It worked decent, my only gripe was the over emphasis on the bass. I had to roll the bass so far down on the amp that it sounded weak and thin in person, but on the recording it was fine. I tried turning it up some but it got boomy.
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Excellent news. I hope I can find enough money to spare, and a used Powerblock, to try this out on my own sometime relatively soon.

What wattage MiniMASS are you using? I'm not sure if the 25 watt version will work for me since I have a 15 watt amp, but I don't ever plan on diming the gain and volume, so I get the feeling it could be just fine.
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haha, ghetto recording set up.


i'm much more professional, i use the built in mic on my creative zen vision m mp3 player
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#23
How does it compare to just using a the amp attenuated normally? I use an attenuator with my Tranor YCV20 but I can't attenuate too much or I lose too much of the highs. I tried an EQ pedal after the guitar and also in the effects loops to recover the highs but then it starts to sound harsh probably due to the powertubes being hit with too much highs.
#24
i am so totally confused to exactly how this is working but it sounds awesome! lol
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Excellent news. I hope I can find enough money to spare, and a used Powerblock, to try this out on my own sometime relatively soon.

What wattage MiniMASS are you using? I'm not sure if the 25 watt version will work for me since I have a 15 watt amp, but I don't ever plan on diming the gain and volume, so I get the feeling it could be just fine.



A 25 should work. Even if your amp maxed at 150% rated power it would still only be 22.5 watts. For the record, I'm using a 50 watt mass, I got it when I had an HRD.

Stujomo: Worlds better, you don't that cut off on the highs nearly as bad. At very quiet volumes you get some, but I just use the EQ on the power block and turn the treble up a tad, works worlds better than the treble comp on the miniMASS.

I can get down to average TV volumes and retain (just guessing) about 90% tone. Whatever is lost is from the lack of volume or not pushing the speaker enough I'd guess.

Overall, I think a building a load box (shouldn't be too hard) and getting something like a power block is probably a better option than an attenuator. Sorry ted, your attenuators work good, but they're definitely suited more towards getting marshalls to manageable stage volumes than for bedroom guitar heros like myself.

Bored_Maniac: I run the amp to a load box, which basically converts it to a line level signal, which is then reamplified by the Crate Powerblock (which is a compact power amplifier)
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It is, I'm very happy with my set up.
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#29
Kevin, are you just using the Powerblock to boost the volume of your Blues Jr? Cause I gotta tell you, I'm a bit confused what exactly you're doing here.
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Kevin, are you just using the Powerblock to boost the volume of your Blues Jr? Cause I gotta tell you, I'm a bit confused what exactly you're doing here.



No, I'm using it to lower the volume without tone lose. BJr to mass to line out mass to power block to speaker thats what I'm doing.
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#31
Right. That makes more sense.
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#32
This is interesting.
Does it work well if you put effects between the attenuator and the powerblock?
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#33
Nice grab man. There were two powerblocks on my local craigslist for 100 each. I just didnt have teh monies...had to pay for a ski trip instead. But now that I got some left over cash, I'm gonna be shoping for ANYTHING....the gas is unbearable.
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This is interesting.
Does it work well if you put effects between the attenuator and the powerblock?


i wouldnt think thats a very good idea, first of all because you could damage the input of the pedals...
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#35
^ Why's that? if its line level (1 volt) it shoud be fine. I don't know how it would sound though.
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i wouldnt think thats a very good idea, first of all because you could damage the input of the pedals...



Actually, it's perfectly alright to do. I'm pretty sure EVH did this back in the day. Either way, my non FX loop BJr now has an FX loop.

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Wait, is this really reamping? I don't see similarities between what you did and this: http://www.musictoyz.com/articles/gearreamp.php


That's reamping for the purpose of getting different sounds from the same recording, I'm doing it for the purpose of keeping my tone the same at all volumes.
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Actually, it's perfectly alright to do. I'm pretty sure EVH did this back in the day. Either way, my non FX loop BJr now has an FX loop.


That's reamping for the purpose of getting different sounds from the same recording, I'm doing it for the purpose of keeping my tone the same at all volumes.

Where'd you figure out to do that? sounds pretty damn good!
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#39
Randy (riffhog) told me about it. I realized that my MASS could be a load box and all I'd need was a cheap power amp, so I went on the hunt and found the power block (which randy also suggested)
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Quote by Kevin Saale
Randy (riffhog) told me about it. I realized that my MASS could be a load box and all I'd need was a cheap power amp, so I went on the hunt and found the power block (which randy also suggested)

of course it was riffhog

It's quite an interesting way to get that cranked tone at quiet volumes
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