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Question on using an amp emulation pedal with the Fryette Power Station

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Just got a Fryette Power Station PS2. Arrived yesterday. Haven't had a ton of time with it yet but fired things up last night and seemed to work pretty darn well. Not sure if it's too much for my needs, but I need to think through that. Quick question for anyone with experience on these things. I have an old Award Session JD10 amp emulation pedal. Basically an analog stomp box designed to go straight into PA's and mixing consoles and emulate the sound of a bassman. Pretty cool box. I'm curious about trying it with the Fryette to see if that adds extra warmth from the Fruyette's tubes. What's the best way to accomplish that without using an amp? Guitar into the JD10 into the Line in of the Fryette? I wouldn't take it in to the Fryette's amp in jack or the FX in jack, correct?
 

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Yeah, you don't want to run a speaker simulator into a guitar speaker! Award into line in works great, or Fx return would be fine. Amp in wouldn't work.
 

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Congrads on acquiring a great piece of Fryette gear.

Just bear in mind that the power station is very transparent..I find my own pre amp pedals sound a little thin running into the line in, but it may a personal taste thing..Through experimentation, I found the best result was running my pre-amp pedals into the effects return on my mini tube amp head, and then running the mini tube amp head into the amp in on the Power station, introducing some power tube saturation..Modellers work great into the line in because of the power amp modelling.
 

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This, and make sure the speaker simulator is off.
I'm not sure this is correct. It may very well be with other preamps, but the JD10 is a bit different IMO.

It can be used, including speaker sim, in front of an amp like a normal pedal, in fact the speaker sim is specifically used in some of the settings examples in the manual for achieving particular sounds, regardless of whether or not the unit is being used as a preamp or upfront pedal.

I have both and funnily enough I've never tried this. I think @support addressed this in the epic PS thread and he said straight into fx return rather than line in, but might be worth checking first. I can't see why there would be a problem?
 

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I'm not sure this is correct. It may very well be with other preamps, but the JD10 is a bit different IMO.

It can be used, including speaker sim, in front of an amp like a normal pedal, in fact the speaker sim is specifically used in some of the settings examples in the manual for achieving particular sounds, regardless of whether or not the unit is being used as a preamp or upfront pedal.

I have both and funnily enough I've never tried this. I think @support addressed this in the epic PS thread and he said straight into fx return rather than line in, but might be worth checking first. I can't see why there would be a problem?
Generally you don't want speaker simulation on top of a real speaker. Different situation when using it through the front of an amp, now ou're going to use it as a preamp, but everything is allowed. :)
 

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Either way you have to have an amp plugged into the fryette, right, because if you don't then the PS2's power amp section won't activate?
 

Blix

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Either way you have to have an amp plugged into the fryette, right, because if you don't then the PS2's power amp section won't activate?
Nope, it can be used as a standalone power amp.
 

DaveKS

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Generally you don't want speaker simulation on top of a real speaker. Different situation when using it through the front of an amp, now ou're going to use it as a preamp, but everything is allowed. :)

The JD10 manual specifically states to use the cab sim "on" in many of its recommended settings, even into the front of a real guitar amp. Only difference is your eq setup on pedal will change quite drastically. I own both orig and mkII version. Usually all you do when you kick cab on is dump the bass and roll up the treble and mids.
 






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