Does anyone use both outputs of their Launch Pad into both channels of their BF?

coolhand78

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just wondering if anyone uses each of the outputs of their barber
launch pad, into each channel of their blackface fender?
 

gratay

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I've been wondering about this also.
If anyone knows the advantages of doing this as opposed to just using channel 2 it would be welcomed.
Is there much difference in the sound that can be produced or is it just a confusing exercise in balancing the EQ on both sides.?
 

screamingduck

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The Barber website says it gives you a much fuller, richer sound. Certainly sounds like an interesting experiment.
 

Faderjockey

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Will help you to drive both channels like a marshall. But the Launch Pad will keep you from having phase issues.
 

wopr

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Resurrecting the thread. I've got a launch pad coming, and I'd more explanations and some pics if possible.
 

Lolaviola

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You can build a reverse phase cable and daisy-chain the two channels and see what it sounds like...
 

wopr

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So, I'm just trying to understand how it work. From the launch pad, two cables go out into the Normal and Reverb channel, and they play simultaneously? Could I add delay on one channel and have a dry and wet signal? Does playing both channels make the amp sound x2 loud? Sorry for the stupid questions.

steve
 

walterw

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here's a crazy trick that has nothing to do with the launch pad: jump the channels together on your fender reverb amp, set them to have the same volume, and then turn the tremolo on! when the 2 channels are at the exact same volume, you get maximum cancellation (because they're reverse-phased from each other), but as the tremolo channel swings from being louder to softer, the phase shifts around, creating a cool, almost univibe sort of sound.
 

coolhand78

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So, I'm just trying to understand how it work. From the launch pad, two cables go out into the Normal and Reverb channel, and they play simultaneously? Could I add delay on one channel and have a dry and wet signal? Does playing both channels make the amp sound x2 loud? Sorry for the stupid questions.

steve
You dont really get the wet dry thing as its all coming out of the same speaker... but you could in essence have delay going into one channel and the other dry... dont know how it would sound...
definitely not twice as loud still goes thru the same output section...

I tried it and it's a good way of fattening up your sound, with my vibroverb it was almost dumbly... it will never be a replacement for an ODS though... it can get a little muddy, i didnt really fiddle with it that much, i think that if you really sat down and played around with it it could be quite good, it also allows you to combine the pre amp tubes of the channels to get benefits of both... you probably need to play around with the pre tubes to get the best sound...

I've since had a "equal weighting" mod done on my vibroverb which essentially does the same thing, and you can still use the vibrato channel on its own...
 

jjones

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I run both outs to my deluxe and love it. You get a much thicker fuller tone and it tames the high shrill somewhat cause your adding channel 1. I run the neg out to channel 2 so when i switch the pedal off i have no reverb. This eliminates the funky fender footswitch (i run a fulltone trem). Best thing to do is try it yourself and see if you like it. For me it rules

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