Amplifire Pedalboard-Simplicity at its best!

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  1. dank

    dank Consummate Beatles Fan Supporting Member

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    My main performance rig is Axe FX II based and utilizes a sizeable Pedaltrain board for my controllers. I bought the Amplifire for smaller venues and rehearsal. Along with the Amplifire, I am using a Midi Moose for preset changes and a Seymour Duncan for easy access to lead boost. The best part of this alternate rig is the power supply-a Pedaltrain Volta. No AC cable necessary! I plug an XLR cable from the Amplifire to the PA and a guitar cable to the Booster, and I'm done!

    Simplicity at its best!

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    That is really nice!
     
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    Very cool. How exactly does pedal switching work with the Midi Moose. It it banks of 5 patches as it appears?
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    Nice!
     
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    I wonder why it has a mini USB port that charges at 9v, as those ports are universally 5v, as we all know. (at least It looks like a mini USB port)

    Maybe so there's no mistaking input/output? Or some other reason...:D
     
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    What's the battery life like?
     
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    Cool! I just ordered a pedaltrain and midi moose this morning.
     
  9. dank

    dank Consummate Beatles Fan Supporting Member

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    Supposedly, it will last many, many hours. Of course, that depends on how much power you're drawing. I am going to test it by leaving all three devices on and letting it sit. If it lasts more than six hours, I'll be happy.

    By the way, the power connector is a 5v connector.
     
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    Too big and not enough control for what I need. But, looks nice and tidy!
     
  11. Scott Peterson

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    Very cool.

    I'm interested to see what you find the battery power supply can do in terms of uptime... that's most interesting!!
     
  12. dank

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    That's how I am using it- five presets per bank. I can then use the footswitches on the Amplifire to control effects within a preset, i.e., boost, chorus, delay, etc.
     
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    I plan on doing something similar.. Tuner (honestly, the Tuner is pretty weak on the Amplifire sadly) + Mission Expression pedal + Amplifire, thats it. Just trying to find the right pedalboard case right now, might go completely custom for the idea i have. Pretty excited about it.
     
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    This makes me sad. Either get more pedals or a smaller pedal board. My OCD is acting up....
     
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    Very cool. I was just looking at the Moose today, for my incoming Amplifire. I guess the Amplifire will work with pretty much any power supply then?
     
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    I now have on order a...
    1. Pedaltrain 2
    2. A new tuner!
    3. Tech 21 midi moose
    4. Mission Expression pedal.

    I believe a few of us are on the same page.
     
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    dank Consummate Beatles Fan Supporting Member

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    I have to respectfully disagree on the tuner's capability. In the studio, I always use a Peterson, but live, I think the Amplifire's tuner will suffice. In addition, I mainly gig with PRSi, and they rarely go out of tune. Typically, I only check my tuning between sets.

    As far as expression pedals go, I use three with my Fractal rig. I felt that if I added one to this rig, I would start down the slippery slope of adding just one more pedal!
     
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    I don't have any issues with the function of the Amplifire tuner but haven't come up with a sensible way to turn it on. Sounds like an excuse to get a Polytune Mini! :)
     
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    dank Consummate Beatles Fan Supporting Member

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    The Polytune's great.
     
  20. bluesdoc

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    I bought myself a Tronical tuner system http://bit.ly/1FW2JOm for my #1 last year. No more need for a tuner on the floor, as long as it's all I play, which is how it is this era. :)

    jon
     

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