One amp - Two separate cabs - Is a Stereo set-up possible?

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  1. Jean-Francois Quevillon

    Jean-Francois Quevillon Member

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    Hi guys,

    I currently have a Mesa TC-50 which have two speakers output (can be switch either to 4 ohms or 8 ohms, but both the same).

    I bought two 2x12 in 8ohms so I'm currently running in 4 ohms parallel but I was wondering if there was a way to split the signal or to use some kind of relay to send separate line output to put my set-up in stereo?

    Is there a way to have a stereo set-up without two amps?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Hallogallo

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    'True Stereo' means two separate amps.
     
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  4. Jean-Francois Quevillon

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    haha!!

    Yeap I thought about it, then I told myself that I still would have one input that goes in the amp from my pedalboard so it doesn't make sense...
     
  5. Jean-Francois Quevillon

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    Stereo gigs look like so much fun!! But buying two Mesa TC-50 seems a bit ridiculous!
     
  6. Flogger59

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    You would need an extra power amp.
     
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    plumberstrummer Fatal3Records.com Supporting Member

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    Why not use a fryette power station on one of the outputs? Then you can use the internal effects loop on the Fryette on that one side, and leave the other "dry"? I think that would work...
     
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  8. Jean-Francois Quevillon

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    You mean like taking my amp output to the input in of the Fryette and then going in one of the speakers though the speaker out on the fryette?
     
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    plumberstrummer Fatal3Records.com Supporting Member

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    No, the Fryette power station reamps off of a speaker output. Thus, you can use one of the speaker outs for the Fryette (with a effects loop) and put the other directly into a cab. Voila.
     
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    You can also send the signal from the Mesas loop to the input of your stereo effects. One effect channel runs back into the mesa loop return, the other runs into a second power amp.
     
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  11. Jean-Francois Quevillon

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    damn... it's confusing! I have a pedalboard right now with a Boss ES-8. I think I have several output option on that also
     
  12. Jean-Francois Quevillon

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    I was already using a 4 cable method with the Effect Loop from the amp
     
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    Boss ES-8 --> Send Vol --> TC50 input --> FX Loop Send --> (ES8) Rtn Vol --> [stereo pedals in loops 7/8] --> (ES8) Output 1/L to TC50 FX Return :: (ES8) Output 2/R to Fryette Power Station Line In --> (TC50) speaker out to Cab 'A' 8ohm :: (PS) speaker out to Cab 'B' 8ohm.

    I think that's right.
     
  14. Jean-Francois Quevillon

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    Yeah, it makes sense! But I would still need some kind of preamp pedal like the two notes to feed the Fryette right...
     
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    Nope. It's getting the preamp signal from the FX Send of your TC-50.
     
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    Henning spends a fair amount of time lobbying for Joe Morgan to make a stereo head in this video:



    A commenter says Swart already has a 5+5 watter.
     
  17. Jean-Francois Quevillon

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    hahaha! This is so true... I can't get why stereo amp is not a thing!!!
     
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  19. teofilrocks

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    With tube amps: larger, more expensive, smaller demand, and change comes slowly.

    And people want different things out of "stereo". Some basically just want to run stereo effects pedals with one amp. Others want stereo effects but with different amps on the Left and Right. Then, of course, there's the Wet/Dry crowd. So divide that smaller market into even smaller pieces.

    As @Ejay mentions, though, stereo has been pretty standard in the digital realm for a while.
     

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