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100% analog 'Amp Simulation' board. pic inside

kriko71

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Lately I decided to experiment with playing direct into whatever PA system is available to me (live, rehearsals, but also some studio recording) without using my amp.
I wanted to check, if in a band setting, the clean channel of the Ethos w/ the speaker simulation could give me a decent base tone. Man, I'm not disappointed! I can use any combination of the following pedals (and cascade them): barbershop OD, Fulltone '69 and a Klon (set into a very low gain / clean boost mode), and I get almost the same results (tone and dynamic feel) as if I were playing through a real tube amp.
Let me tell you that I'm very satisfied with this little all Analog Board.

signal chain:
Fairfield Circuitry OD (loop1) -> Fulltone '69 (loop2) (rehoused in a smaller box) -> Diamond Comp (loop3)-> Zvex Seek Wah w/ tap tempo (loop3) -> Klon (loop4) (rehoused in a smaller box) -> Ethos (loop5) -> Diamond Memory Lane 2 (loop6)
I made everything including the 6 loop TB looper and a custom Power supply (4 isolated output psu).

 

orogeny

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karim, your work is stellar. i'm still rockin' the mini screwdriver deluxe you re-housed for me. what kind of cables are those pancakes? very tidy job.
 

kriko71

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karim, your work is stellar. i'm still rockin' the mini screwdriver deluxe you re-housed for me. what kind of cables are those pancakes? very tidy job.
Mike,
Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you're still rokin' the 'mini' SD deluxe!
I'm using George L's with pancakes connectors. I just bought a bunch of Hosa patch cables and used their pancake connectors. They are the 'flattest' I've found.
 

62Tele

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That's my old Ethos, right? Looks great, excellent work. I recently setup my Junior for direct stuff with kind of an R&B emphasis - still really versatile and man setup is quick. I have a Radial JDI that I put between the board and the PA as needed. Guess the delay and trem are digital so I can't claim 100% analog, but it all sounds great. Not as slick as yours, but I'm really liking it;

 

kriko71

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That's my old Ethos, right? Looks great, excellent work. I recently setup my Junior for direct stuff with kind of an R&B emphasis - still really versatile and man setup is quick. I have a Radial JDI that I put between the board and the PA as needed. Guess the delay and trem are digital so I can't claim 100% analog, but it all sounds great. Not as slick as yours, but I'm really liking it;


Yes, that's your old Ethos. Nice little board you have here too. I wanted to put a tuner on mine...but on small boards like these you have to make choices.
Can you get clean tones with the tech21? I couldn't figure out how to get a clean tone out of my sansamp classic...
 

62Tele

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Yes, that's your old Ethos. Nice little board you have here too. I wanted to put a tuner on mine...but on small boards like these you have to make choices.
Can you get clean tones with the tech21? I couldn't figure out how to get a clean tone out of my sansamp classic...
Cool, glad you're liking it. The Blonde does clean beautifully, a lot like a Twin or Super depending on where you set it, and can get into tweed territory too. Unless I'm in a setting where I want to get some pretty heavy gain tones, I set it clean and use the pedals for the rest. Burgs likes the AMT F1 as well but apparently it's not as versatile. I always have mixed feeling about using a slot for a tuner, but in the end the mute function wins out.

Pretty cool just showing up with a PT Junior and a guitar or two, aint it?
 

kriko71

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[/QUOTE]Pretty cool just showing up with a PT Junior and a guitar or two, aint it?[/QUOTE]
Yes, I love minimalistic set-ups
 
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