Anyone here using a wet dry rig?

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  1. Ed Reed

    Ed Reed Senior Member

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    I finally took the leap. Mine is simple but so far I'm happy with the results. I'm using a Palmer PDI-09 for a direct signal and a TC M1 for reverbs delays and a Carvin DCM 150 running mono into a Mesa Boogie 1-12. Not too big.

    What about your rig? Any suggestions for mine?
     
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    I may give it a try, my power amp overdrive makes my effects a little muddy. Backing down on, and EQing the effects helps, but I'm thinking the wet/dry, with a clean power amp, will sound more defined ... is that the case?
     
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    Right now I can see the cleans is where this will shine. Big wide tones. I'm just now experimenting, we'll see about ods.
     
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    I just got an amp that has no loop and am thinking of trying this route to get some verb and delay. I was debating getting the Palmer or a Redbox or possibly a CAE line out box in order to get a send for my effects, but I think I'll just get a Hotplate and use its line out instead. The extra volume control the attenuator will provide should be worth the extra $.

    How do you like the Carvin?
     
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    For my UG30 R, I've put all my pedals in front and it works well, but I want the amp's tone for my looper (Boomerang) so I put a Palmer PGA04 between the amp and speaker and take the line out to the Rang to a power amp to separate cab. It works really well. Of course, I could put any of the other effects in that setup, but I'm doing fine with the pedals in front as I get my lead tones from pedals and I put time based eff (dly mainly, occ chr) after the lead pedals.

    jon
     
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    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    I use a MASS or Hotplate to send line-level dry signal to a rack with a Rocktron Replifex, a BBE Sonic Maximizer and a MosValve power amp. Send the output to a pair of Divided by 13 1x12s with some custom Weber Alnico Blue Dogs. Love the sound...not the schlep.
     
  7. Ed Reed

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    Bluesdoc, So far so good on the Carvin. I did some research first and found several people using it and they all liked it. Bradshaw also recomends it (like I know him).

    Randy, What some of the pros do is use a mic and a pre (Apex 107 sp?) you can pick them up on ebay for around 100 or so. I used the Palmer because I had it already.


    here's a pic

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    i've been doing wet/dry for a couple of years & think it sounds awesome.
    i started doing it after seeing mike landau several times & then talked to him & bob bradshaw to find out how to go about it. my signal goes guitar> pedals> amp> mic on amp> aphex 107> lexicon mpx1> marshall 8008 ss power amp> 1x12 wet cab. i run mono for two reasons - 1) most of the p.a. systems i play through are mono & 2) i don't want to carry another cab
    if you buy the gear used & keep the rig small, like jakeddy, it can sound great & be alot of fun to play through.
     
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    I'm glad no one laughed at it. :p


    This was made up of stuff I had laying around anyway, except the power amp. So I didn't realize that much of an investment.
     
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    Carvin?? Me?? :confused:

    jon
     
  12. Ed Reed

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    make that Randy......
     
  13. michael.e

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    I am looking to get into this.

    I am contemplating getting a California Blonde. I would like to put it on it's side under my Tophat combo. I plan on taking a line out via a Weber Mini Mass from each amp, hitting each channel of the amp with the signal from each amp. I use the Savage 1/2 stack for cleans and I torture the Tophat combo for Crunch/Lead tones. I have a TC Electronics D2 for ambience, I plan on putting it in the loop and there you go. Here is my question, does a full range wet side work better in general for live work? I like the tones that I am getting in my studio with a full range setup for my Delay. Here in the studio, I use a Ibanez AD-100 Analog delay. I get great results. What say you? M.E.

    This is my full rig. The Junior pictured is my no.1.

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