#1
So some tube amps only have one channel like some of the crates. Whats the point of having just one channel? What do you do if you want cleans at high volumes? If you keep the gain turned down, you won't get the same volume, am I right? I geuss I'm confused.
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#2
I've used some 3-channel amps that had a gain control for thje cleans. I just turned down the gain, and kept the volume up, and was able to get some decent cleans.
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#3
Quote by swervin
So some tube amps only have one channel like some of the crates. Whats the point of having just one channel? What do you do if you want cleans at high volumes? If you keep the gain turned down, you won't get the same volume, am I right? I geuss I'm confused.

It just means you have to use the volume control on your guitar a lot, you don't need 2 channels it's just a luxury!!
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#4
Say your using one of those Marshall vintage moderns. Their 100watt and single channel. You can use and overdrive pedal to get your rhythm and push the amp, and EQ to get you solo tones, and turn them both off and roll back your volume knob to get cleans. This approach works wonders for classic rock and blues tones.

With metal a single channel is most likely just a one trick pony: boost the front end like crazy and get some serious crunch. With high output pickups, overdrive, and EQs and all that, itisnt that conducive to getting a clean sound. Tommy Iommi uses a single channel and I think Paul Gilbert does as well. Slash uses the Marshall vintage modern also.
#5
Quote by Bossman123
It just means you have to use the volume control on your guitar a lot, you don't need 2 channels it's just a luxury!!


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#6
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NOOO

I need a 16 channel triple rectifier to play my A7x!!!!

HAHA fair enuf, everyone to their own i guess. I know that if i had that many channels i'd get way to technical when i'm playing live!

EDIT: Wait, you were being sarcastic...i'm an idiot!!!
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#7
Quote by JohnnyLovesYou
Say your using one of those Marshall vintage moderns. Their 100watt and single channel. You can use and overdrive pedal to get your rhythm and push the amp, and EQ to get you solo tones, and turn them both off and roll back your volume knob to get cleans. This approach works wonders for classic rock and blues tones.

With metal a single channel is most likely just a one trick pony: boost the front end like crazy and get some serious crunch. With high output pickups, overdrive, and EQs and all that, itisnt that conducive to getting a clean sound. Tommy Iommi uses a single channel and I think Paul Gilbert does as well. Slash uses the Marshall vintage modern also.


Paul gilbert uses a channel switcher, so i'm assuming he has more than one channel.
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#8
Quote by swervin
So some tube amps only have one channel like some of the crates. Whats the point of having just one channel? What do you do if you want cleans at high volumes? If you keep the gain turned down, you won't get the same volume, am I right? I geuss I'm confused.


With a powerful one channel amp getting loud cleans is not the problem. Getting quiet overdrive is.
#9
Yeah the down side to the one channel amps is to get heavy overdrive tones you gotta turn it way up, for my amp I have it cranked and then if i need cleans(really slight breakup actually) just turn my guitar volume knob down and it works good, and since i've got a 5watter i don't blow out my eardrums.
#10
The VHT Deliverance can do some really nice cleans with the simple roll of the volume knob on the guitar, but that's just what I hear.

With my Windsor, I can roll down the guitar volume, flip to a single coil neck pickup, and turn off my Bad Monkey and I have good enough cleans for how much cleans I use.

And by cleans, I mean a 20 second intro to one song.
So yeah, I guess they're not that important to me.

But like someone above said, single channel amps are probably more pedal-friendly.
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#11
my amp. one channel. clean all the way up. adds a beautiful flavor to any drive pedals i add.
all i need.
#12
Quote by feltgrape
Paul gilbert uses a channel switcher, so i'm assuming he has more than one channel.


Yeah, I was looking around at his gear. I've seen him using 1 channel laneys, 2 channel laneys, 1 channel marshals, a JVM 4 channel marshal. So yeah... I guess it just depends.

Also, coming from a rack user, while having a huge array of tones and effects to choose from with my Rocktron is great; sometimes its nice just to go play through a single channel like a valve junior or go to guitar center and play their vintage modern (before they tell me to turn it the hell down).

Simplicity is great.