Atomic Ampli-fire box

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  1. JiveTurkey

    JiveTurkey Supporting Member

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    Those pops are loud on 5w computer speakers let alone when being pumped through FOH. Yikes!
     
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  2. bdrepko

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    No doubt. I got the Firebox as a backup in case my rig or the other guitarists goes down. At least we have something to make sound. We played one show a few years back and the other guitarist blew 2 amps during soundcheck.
     
  3. Madmax25

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    I know you probably already tried this, but did you try turning on the cab emulation? I feel this sometimes sounds a lot better with amps that somehow become too harsh when feeding the effects loop return...
     
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  4. Brandon7s

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    I've never experienced anything like those pops. I'd see if Atomic's support will help you out there.. might be a faulty unit that that they can replace to fix the problem.
     
  5. dbagchee

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    I didn't try that but that is a great suggestion. I'll have to give it a try next time!

    Edit: The other thing I might try is just running it into the front of the amp as flat and clean as possible - the extra gain from the Mesa preamp will probably provide more headroom and some extra EQ as well :)
     
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    You’re welcome :) And remember to report back! ;)
     
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  7. TelePrankster

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    I wrote a post about the same problem some weeks ago. It happened to me for a while, especially when using reverb in one or both the amps I was A/B-ing. I don't have this problem that much and I can't remember how I solved it, to be honest.
     
  8. Stokely

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    I'd hope there were limiters on FOH (though they'd have to be quick to catch a pop like that, or mic drop etc).

    I certainly make sure my IEMs have a limiter. I know of people that gig just with earbuds out of a mixer and that is not a good idea IMO.
     
  9. dragonfly66

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    I have this same issue but only when going from B to A. B is acoustic emulation - effects, acoustic IR, no amp. A is clean British amp model with effects and cab. The pop is very loud for me too. I see some don't have this problem and some had this problem and then it went away. I'll have to reach out to support and see if there is a resolution.
     
  10. Bentayuk

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    Sorry for the dumb question, but can you use 3 Sigma Audio Electric Impulses with the AFB?

    I’d love to have my AC30 set with a telecaster tone, and US Clean with a Strat instead of having to switch up guitars or push/pull + switch pickups on my ESP.
     
  11. Watt McCo

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    While you can, the challenge is you only have one slot so now you've lost your cab IR.
     
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  12. Bentayuk

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    Damn, that’s what I was thinking.
     
  13. Watt McCo

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    I would also think you'd rather have the guitar IR in front of the amp rather than post amp
     
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    So allowing more than one IR and being able to place them before and after the amp sounds like a feature request ;).

    Isn't there a tool somewhere that combines IRs?
     
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  15. Watt McCo

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    I doubt there is sufficient processing for two IRs. If you want to try to make a combined guitr/can IR, should make sure they're in series, not parallel.
     
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    And while that'd be possible, as you said yourself already, it'd make pretty much zero sense to run that combined IR in whatever position in the signal chain.
     
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    Hi, Apologies if this is a silly question, but I've not been able to find a definitive answer online... is the D-Luxe model based of a tweed Deluxe (5e3) or a Deluxe Reverb? I'm assuming tweed as the blackface sound would probably be covered by the twin and bassman models?
     
  18. Watt McCo

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    It sounds Blackface to me. The Bassman is Tweed all the way to my ear. All three sound quite different.
     
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    I had a great jam with the Helix LT today and the tones and editing options really are amazing.

    THEN I played my AFB, and it brought a smile to my face with the first chord hit. To each their own on what we hear, but I think I won’t be renewing my Helix rental.

    The Archon amp model on the Helix is freakin awesome, and maybe worth the unit alone. BUT honestly, I reckon I can get close enough with the AFB 5150 + the right IR.
     
  20. Brandon7s

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    That has been exactly my experience as well. Every time I play with my Helix and think that I've hit upon a good sound, I play my Amplifirebox and realize what I was missing from the Helix's tone. There's just so much more body to the sound coming from the Amplifire than from the Helix. It's like there's a giant section of the midrange that was sucked away from the signal in the Helix when you compare the two.
     
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