Amp-in-a-pedal recommendations to go direct to PA

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by DrSax, Aug 13, 2019 at 3:13 PM.

  1. DrSax

    DrSax Member

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    As part of a mostly acoustic gig I'm doing, I'd like to start incorporating my hollowbody jazz guitar as well on some songs. Rather than bringing and micing an amp, I'd rather just have a direct to PA solution to keep it simple. My acoustic is direct into the PA as well. I'm looking to switch between the two guitars in the simplest way possible.

    All I need is a nice, warm clean tone--I don't need a bunch of bells and whistles, and the smaller the better. I'm guessing it will be best with a cab simulator for the best tone? The PA has all the effects I'll need. Ideally, it will sit on my pedalboard.

    Is Quilter what I need?

    Thanks!

    Edit: If this thread is better suited in another forum, I'll move it....
     
  2. monkeybike

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    Quilter Interblock45 or Milkman The Amp depending on budget.
     
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    i do direct to PA gigs all the time. For a long time I used Tech 21 Fly Rigs and one still leaves the house with me for every gig. OP mentioned putting it on his pedalboard....a Fly Rig can replace a simple pedalboard, in fact I use mine as my main pedalboard when gigging with an amp. I’ve seen YouTube demos of the FlyRig Acoustic board being used for clean electric guitar, may be worth hunting down that demo.

    Lately I’ve been using a Line 6 HX Stomp....some real learning curve for sure but killer killer direct to PA solution. Can be used for electrics, acoustics, I’ve used it as a direct to PA bass rig....super flexible unit.
     
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    For what your doing, I can't imagine that direct to PA wouldn't be just fine. If not, I would recomend atomic amps firebox. A true modeler the size of a pedal.
     
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    EHXtortion

    has 1/4" female and XLR male output
     
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    This, and while I feel kind of guilty even mentioning it, The Joyo American Sound.

    Alternatively, for clean jazz tones, you may also find that any non-true-bypass pedal with a decent buffer and high-impedance input will be good enough (even if it's turned off). I was surprised to find how good some of my electrics sound through a decent powered PA cab when plugged only into my Mythical Overdrive (when turned off or on) or my Wampler Faux Spring (only when turned on).

    If the mixer/PA happens to have a channel with a high-impedance 1/4" input, you might find that what BigBadOrange suggests is right (although if you're using different PAs at different places, I wouldn't count on that solution).

    I definitely don't see the point of buying an powered amp in pedal format like the Quilter in this case (although the Quilter doesn't cost that much more than a good-sounding pedal-format modeller, I guess... well... except the American Sound).

    Most of the Tech 21 stuff is quite good. Among the single pedal-sized stuff, the Blonde is really good.

    Edit: looks like it took me more than 9 minutes to complete that post, hah...
     
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    I just bought a Boss GT 1 multi effects for that reason for church has some good amp and speaker sims. Fully programmable.
     
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    Ethos Clean II would be a great choice
     
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    Firebox for sure. Cheaper and lighter than a quilter and you don't need a power amp if you're just running out to the PA. Run the XLR out of the firebox to the PA. Sounds like all you need is one good guitar amp sound. The firebox will do it and sound great and it's the size and weight of a boutique pedal.
     
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    This seems like a good option. I tried the jazz guitar straight through the PA, it just didn't seem warm/robust enough.

    That Quilter Interblock might be a good investment though lol #GAS.
     
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    I’d probably try a two notes le clean into a cab M
     
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    Good for acoustic too !
     
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    I used to use H&K Tubeman pedal. Nice.
     
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    Another vote for the tech 21 blonde here. Warm clean tones are its specialty.
     

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