#1
Hey, has anyone seen that video from guitarmessenger.com where the guitar tech of Mikael Akerfeldt (from Opeth, die if you do not know this -.- ) shows us his rig...

Which is basically
Guitar----> Boss GT-8----> Laney tube amp head

no messing around with the effects loop n all that jazz...

BUT the thing that confused me was, that the guitar tech mentioned that the Laney amps (they had two in case one should blow up hehe) were set at GAIN ZERO...

could anyone explain WHY and HOW this would work?

The video can be found here: http://www.guitarmessenger.com/artist-masterclasses/opeth-bonus-mikael-akerfeldts-gear/
#2
I'm guessing the GT-8 is used for amp simulation straight into the front of the Laney. Couldn't say why they wouldn't just run it straight into the poweramp. Maybe he just likes the color the preamp gives it.
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Quote by ChrisBW
I'm guessing the GT-8 is used for amp simulation straight into the front of the Laney. Couldn't say why they wouldn't just run it straight into the poweramp. Maybe he just likes the color the preamp gives it.


Yeah but my question is, why is the gain at zero?? like, won't there be NO SOUND if the gain's nill?
#4
Depends on the amp. Some amps, turning the gain all the way down just radically cuts volume, but you still have a little signal. I had an old Kustom that was at practice-amp volume with the volume turned all the way off (and would then go to window-busting as you turned it up). Maybe the Laneys are like that.
#5
I just stared at a picture of the front panel for like 5 minutes and finally just looked up the manual.

"Sets the level of tube preamplifier gain or how dirty your sound is. This control should be used in conjunction with the Master Volume. Setting low levels of gain with high levels of volume will give a clean preamplifier sound with tube output stage overdrive."

So the gain control on sets the gain in the sense that gain is distortion, not volume. I do feel like having the gain at 0 wouldn't do much for you though.

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#7
The Laney GH100L has a master volume. Having the gain down won't affect volume...
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#8
Quote by ArSeNiK
Hey, has anyone seen that video from guitarmessenger.com where the guitar tech of Mikael Akerfeldt (from Opeth, die if you do not know this -.- ) shows us his rig...

Which is basically
Guitar----> Boss GT-8----> Laney tube amp head

no messing around with the effects loop n all that jazz...

BUT the thing that confused me was, that the guitar tech mentioned that the Laney amps (they had two in case one should blow up hehe) were set at GAIN ZERO...

could anyone explain WHY and HOW this would work?

The video can be found here: http://www.guitarmessenger.com/artist-masterclasses/opeth-bonus-mikael-akerfeldts-gear/


I actually did not know this and came in to ask who the hell he was. Listening to the band, I feel like I was better not knowing.
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I actually did not know this and came in to ask who the hell he was. Listening to the band, I feel like I was better not knowing.


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#10
Mikael Akerfeldt is using the Axe FX now, as is Frederick.
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#11
I'm guessing the GT8 is not plugged into the front of the amp, but into the return-jack of the loop, bypassing the entire preamp. Doesn't matter what the gain is set at then.