#1
For the first time I actually have two amps that I would gig with - a Peavey Delta Blues and a Valveking. Since one of my bands would be gigging without a bass player (Vocals, guitar and drums), I'm considering using both amps at once, to fill out the sound. I was thinking to keep the DB on its clean channel and the VK on its drive channel. What's the best way to do this, and has anyone else done it?
#2
Any stereo pedal would split the signal even in bypass I believe.

I'd love another amp specifically to have one with dirt and one with cleans.
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#3
As long as both amps have speakers, you can just use an A/B/Y box.

If not, you have to use a head switcher with a dummy load, like the Radial Tonebone Switchbone.
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#6
boss bf-3, use the pan setting. try to catch your signal in the middle of the two amps. I tried the one clean, one dirty thing and had trouble getting it to sound good. but seriously the bf-3 is awesome for two amps.
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And Chuckles, I'm not worried about sounding empty - we play songs geared towards.. bass-less-ness? And the DB's 15' speaker + fuzz = plenty of bass frequencies.

EDIT: And I have tried it out, my Bad Monkey can split the signal. I was more wondering how that kind of setup would sound live. Also, recommendations for a true bypass A/B/Y would be extremely helpful.
Last edited by Frank_Black at May 15, 2011,
#9
Radial Eng A/B/Y, gives you lift, polarity, and another switch to kill excessive noise, and is dead simple, could be jumped on by a sumo wrestler and switch perfectly fine, and is passive, and mine has lasted me 8 years.
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#10
Yet another question: would running two amps actually be twice as loud, or would it be similar in volume to using a cab?

EDIT: That radial A/B/Y is exactly what I'm looking for, thanks.
Last edited by Frank_Black at May 16, 2011,
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Yet another question: would running two amps actually be twice as loud, or would it be similar in volume to using a cab?

EDIT: That radial A/B/Y is exactly what I'm looking for, thanks.


If my knowledge of wave theory is right, so long as both amps have the exact same frequency response and play the same notes/are in phase with each other, it will be about 4 times as loud.
However, it wont magically increase clean headroom. It sounds louder due to constructive interference.