What amplification system do you use?


#1

I usually use the Mod duo with a headset. I also have a bugera v22 and it’s sounds good on it but I wonder to know if someone of you use it with a Powered PA Speaker Cabinet? Can you advice me?


#2

I use my Duo with studio monitors or powered PA.

What concerns do you have?


#3

I would like to buy a stereo amplifier and I guess a second Bugera V22 is not the right solution
I remarked the Laney IRT-X, good specifications and price but not many comments on this kind of use (initially made to expand another amplifier)


#4

@alfybe

for guitar and Rhodes I use a H&K Grandmeister 34 (using mostly channel 1 (or right) of the Duo for EQ, compressor and delay). Channel 2 (or left) is used via MIDI for Dexed (unstable), FluidPiano and mda-ePiano direct into the PA/monitor.

Regards, Holger


#5

I’m not familiar with these models.
I have a super cheap 12" Harbinger PA speakers. I keep them in my room to test my sound as a reference to what a sound system in a venue/club may sound like since I plug directly into their system, no amps/cabs.

What is the application?
Are they for your personal monitoring? Busking? Whole sound system for venue?

QSC is a very popular brand I hear all the time…


#6

I shoulda been more precise in my question
I play (guitar) mostly at home (headset to avoid disturbing my wife), one day a week with friends with my bugera I mentioned early. Sometimes littles gigs in cafés or tiny places


#7

My concept has always been to ask where you get your sound.
Guitar amps/cabs are designed to effect the sound. A PA speaker, in theory, are supposed to reproduce without coloration.

For me, I get all my sound from the Duo and need something to reproduce without coloring and so a PA or studio monitors are the way to go. I use amp/cab sims inside the Duo.
However, PAs do have a sound and it would be best to test what works best in your application. I think the cheap PA speakers I have are pretty average and if I can make it sound good on these then I should be ok when plugging into other PA systems.

Others rely heavily on the color of a real amp/cab. The sims in the Duo do use more CPU than other plugins so depending on how involved the pedalboard is a hardware amp/cab may work better. Of course, this means that you are stuck with the hardware and if this is your tone then you will need to keep it (or something similar) all the time…

Where do you plug your headphones into? If using the Duo headphone jack then a PA may be a better way to go.

As for what PA to use… that is totally up to you…
It seems like the Laney gear is well made and cost effective… I see that Atomic and Friedman also make powered cabs for use with digital amp/cab sims.

Good Luck!


#8

if you want something neutral and portable for rehearsals or small rooms, look into the Fishman amps. they have a range of sizes, all designed for full-range, acoustic instrument reproduction.

https://www.fishman.com/products/type/amplifiers/

i’ve used a Fishman Loudbox 100 happily with clarinet/bassoon/FX for many years. in larger venues, i just run directly into the house system.


#9

Hi,

I agree with @Skydiver with the following addition from experience…

A potential problem for guitars (and possibly a stick depending on what sounds you look for) with direct to PA and using acoustic instrument amplifiers is the use of distortions and overdrives can make the sound get quite shrill when crossed over through the tweeter. For vocals, keyboards or horns this is a plus, for raunchy guitar sounds it doesn’t sound very natural without using cabinet emulation which is negating much of the benefit of the full frequency reproduction that PA’s and Acoustic amps are capable of. I think if you are using mostly clean chorused sounds then yes a small PA or Acoustic amp may fit the bill. I have an 80W Fender Acoustasonic amp and it doesn’t complement the MOD well at all for blues and rock tones. There’s no right or wrong of course, but the sound you are intending to get will have an impact on which amplification works best.


#10

I decided to even play my guitar over PA because I want stereo shiroverb.


#11

I use a Kemper Profiler direct into a sound system, but out into a Yamaha THR10 for my monitors. The Mod Duo is going through my Kemper’s effects loops and I have a shimmer/swell sound and/or a tube screamer on my Mod Duo that I can turn on and off at any time while keeping trails. I also use Line 6 HD500 as my midi control pedal.

The Yamaha THR10 is a solid state amp with very nice tube emulation built-in, but I solely use it a stereo monitor. Like I said, I go direct out to 2 channels in a sound system, but I also go stereo out to the Yamaha for my personal monitor. Love it as it’s nice and compact, but each time I set up, I feel like an electrician with all the cables to connect. Here’s my setup with my 1963 Guild Thunderbird: