#1
Been reading about poweramps. I know people have used poweramps straight into a cab with no amp head, just using pedals to make the tone, advice? It seems pretty cheap imo to just buy 3 pedals or something eg distortion/overdrive/noise gate lets say as supposed to buying an amp head

but would it sound okay?

Thanks!
#2
An amp head is typically a pre- and a power amp, not just a pre amp.

For your question actual question; in drum line, we use a similar set up to how you've explained. My signal path goes Guitar>Multi Effect Pedal (with an amp and cab simulator)>Mixer>Power amp>speakers. It could just be the multieffect unit I'm using (or I suck at EQing), but tones with gain don't sound too good.
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#3
Quote by thebestjoe
An amp head is typically a pre- and a power amp, not just a pre amp.

For your question actual question; in drum line, we use a similar set up to how you've explained. My signal path goes Guitar>Multi Effect Pedal (with an amp and cab simulator)>Mixer>Power amp>speakers. It could just be the multieffect unit I'm using (or I suck at EQing), but tones with gain don't sound too good.



Yeah i have gone from using peavey and mesa heads (both with built in power amps) to using MFX processor ->power amp -> 4x12 cab

mostly because its so much easier to cart a MFX unit/poweramp etc in a single rack all over the place. Plus, i get almost the identical sound out of axe fx/matrix gt800fx as i used to with a pedalboard and amp heads!
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