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Great Clean Tube Amp w/Direct Out?

jerryfan6

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My band has recently gone to in-ear monitors, and it has made me seriously consider swapping the old Mesa 5:50 for something smaller that I can direct out into the PA. I love the clean of the Mesa (never loved the dirt), but it is heavy and no line out.

My plan would be to tip the amp up as a monitor, and have the direct out feed into the PA and FOH. I play mostly classic rock/country in a cover band. I like Fender Cleans, though Vox Cleans could work for me to. I get most of my dirt from pedals, so a second channel isn't a must.

Any suggestions?
 

GCDEF

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I have an Egnater Rebel 30 and a Renegade. Both have a decent sounding line out. The Rebel even lets you use the line out with no cabinet connected.
 

94prs22

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Best option is a Hi-Mu 5.5, the direct out is very unique using a crossover inductor coil to emulate the speaker response of a Celestion blue. It does an outstanding job. They're pretty rare, but show up fairly regularly on ebay, it's essentially a Champ with, if all options are added, a high gain preamp, structured as 3 cascaded channels. Very cool, very, very good sounding, kind of rare, but otherwise not too expensive.
 
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A monitor for your guitar? I can picture in-ears for vocals, but I can usually hear the instruments pretty good...too good in fact :)

My band has recently gone to in-ear monitors, and it has made me seriously consider swapping the old Mesa 5:50 for something smaller that I can direct out into the PA. I love the clean of the Mesa (never loved the dirt), but it is heavy and no line out.

My plan would be to tip the amp up as a monitor, and have the direct out feed into the PA and FOH. I play mostly classic rock/country in a cover band. I like Fender Cleans, though Vox Cleans could work for me to. I get most of my dirt from pedals, so a second channel isn't a must.

Any suggestions?
 

Tone_Terrific

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To run an XLR line to the PA you just need a H&K Redbox or Behringer DI unit. Both can pug into your speaker line or ext spkr jack and you're done.
I am trying to find a similar device but with a hi impedance 1/4" out.
 




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