#1
So, since now i was just playing some transistor "everything in one box", now I've collected full tube rack and I have no idea what to do with it (how to connect that thing) ^^

I know to plug speakers to power amp, and guitar to preamp, but what with rest, hope someone could help me with that ? My gear and all JACK input/outputs :

A) Mesa Boogie 50/50 power amp
- Input : A/B
- Speakers : A/B

B) Ada MP-2 preamp
- Stage outputs (preamp to power amp) : Output A/Output B
- Effects Loop A : Send/Return
- Effects Loop B : Send/Return
- Recording outputs : A/B
- input (in front of preamp)
- input (in rear of preamp)

C) TC Electronics G-Major 1 effects processor
- switch - out
- Balanced inputs : L-mono/Right
- Balanced outputs : L-mono/right
- External control
- Switch out

D) Line 6 POD X3 Live
- Live out : L-mono/R-mono
- FX Send
- FX Return : L-mono/Right
- Guitar in
- Pedal 2

I'll be really thankfull for help, couse I rly don't want to burn this stuff or something ^^
Last edited by Blazkowicz at Jul 4, 2013,
#2
1. Guitar ----> Ada MP-2 "Input (front)"
2. Ada MP-2 "Effects Loop A : Send" ----> Line 6 POD X3 Live "FX Return : L-Mono"
3. Line 6 POD X3 Live "FX Send" ----> TC G-Major "Balanced Inputs : L-mono"
4. TC G-Major "Balanced outputs : L-mono: ----> Mesa Boogie "Input A"
5. Mesa Boogie "Speakers A" ----> Cab

Something like that would work ?
#3
Are you wanting a stereo or mono rig? Are you using one cab or two? Do you have a stereo/mono selector on one cab you want to utilise?

I generally don't bother with my ADA's FX loop and just connect everything through the outputs ie:

Guitar - ADA - output to TC - left mono output to POD - output to one side of poweramp - cab

That's what I would do for a mono rig
Main Gear

93 Gibson Les Paul Standard
Jackson DK2M
Burns Red Special
Various other guitars
Marshall 9200 Power amp
ADA MP-1 Pre amp
Alesis Midiverb 4
BBE Sonic Maximizer
Marshall 1960b cab
TS 808 modded Boss SD1, Boss GE-7, Dunlop Crybaby
Last edited by kidcasino at Jul 4, 2013,
#4
Well i'm very noob, mono rig would be if i want use one channel of amp, stereo if two channels correct ?

I'm connecting 1 cab to channel A, and 1 cab to channel B (which I won't use, but in manual of Mesa it's wrote to connect cab to non use channel anyway).
It's handmade cab, I don't have any selectors there.

What's "ada output" ? You mean any "Recording output" ?
As i said I'm very noob, sory.


* http://www.diffen.com/difference/Mono_vs_Stereo
According to this i wish stereo sound - "Audio signals are routed through 2 or more channels to simulate depth/direction perception, like in the real world." ^^
Last edited by Blazkowicz at Jul 4, 2013,
#5
Stage output 1 is what I mean, mp-1 is different I guess.

About the cabs, sounds a bit impractical that both sides have to be connected to separate cabs. On my power amp, either side is independent of the other and you would only have to connect to another cab if you were planning on switching on the other channel.

And yes stereo would be if you're using both channels of power amp into separate cabs (or a stereo cab)
Main Gear

93 Gibson Les Paul Standard
Jackson DK2M
Burns Red Special
Various other guitars
Marshall 9200 Power amp
ADA MP-1 Pre amp
Alesis Midiverb 4
BBE Sonic Maximizer
Marshall 1960b cab
TS 808 modded Boss SD1, Boss GE-7, Dunlop Crybaby