i keep it in a bag as a backup. never had to use it yet. It sounds fine. Really just there so that I don't blow the whole gig in case something happens.
Bugger..... ok. It's funny, one of the primary reasons I designed my preamps to just run on a standard mains power cord is exactly that. Having yet another power thing to take along to a gig. I should just build it into the preamps . Dang, that thing sure looks cool, though...Nope. It needs 24V and 4 amps minimum at 4ohms, then 3amps at 8ohms, and 2 amps at 16 ohms. It basically needs a laptop-style power supply. The one that I tried from Amazon definitely works and I think he sells a separate power supply if you ask, but I don't have details on that.
Exactly. I mean, you could always mount a ppwer supply on top of the Pedal Power, but I know the feeling. If you look closely, I'm running the GT-1 off of rechargeable AAs because I don't want to use a second power supply aside from the SviSound lol.Bugger..... ok. It's funny, one of the primary reasons I designed my preamps to just run on a standard mains power cord is exactly that. Having yet another power thing to take along to a gig. I should just build it into the preamps . Dang, that thing sure looks cool, though...
I totally forgot to write back lol. So the Baby Bomb is like the EHX Magnum 44 in that it has volume spikes up until about 9 or 10 and then starts to break up. Tough to gage, but anything beyond 12 and it's just getting more distorted/compressed and marginally louder by volume. It's really, really punchy and a good product, and yes it gets lloud and is worth having should anybody be interested.For what it's worth...I just Amazon'd a Mooer Baby Bomb to compare with my SviSound. I'll get back on that.
Yeah I would describe it as sort of like...maybe take a Baby Bomb or a Magnum up to 9 o'clock and just spread that out across the range of the dial. I mean, I literally crank it up all the way/it's clean and then I just play with the GT-1's patch volume and master output volume and/or the preset amp's volume from there to get it louder if needed. The only thing is that you might think it's too "quiet" if you want what the Baby Bomb/EHX does past 9 o'clock. I mean, if there's a good range of volume and good output on the preamp you're using and you'd be able to run it up high if it turns out it's needed, I don't think there would be an issue or any concern. It just absolutely needs a strong/hot signal to work with and some external volume shaping to get it going.Man, I'd love to try that SvSound power amp with one of my Malin tube preamps. I should probably just bite the bullet and buy one....
That's where I'm at. The Baby Bomb is absolutely usable with the volume knob pushed into overdrive/distortion territory and the damned thing really has a forward sound/moves air in a fun and three dimensional way...but why bother with letting it clip intentionally to try and simulate amp breakup when you could run it clean and hit it with an actual preamp or even an overdrive or distortion pedal? If I want breakup, it's not from a Class D mini amp.I like the thought of a little Class D amp just doing what it was designed for. I could run the D-Type into it and play a jazz gig that way. The whole idea of having some solid state thing "sound like" or "act like" a tube amp just bugs me, but that's me (and why I build stuff the way I do). You think it does until you plug into a real tube amp, has been my experience. So I'm OK with letting the SviSound do its thing the way it was designed.