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Recording with the XiTone passive wedge (ongoing)

Jim Soloway

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I've started programming some patches specifically for the XiTone passive wedge and I thought the real test would be to hear what those patches sounded like recorded through my standard rig. I'll probably do at least four different patches with the usual tweaking of each so this will probably end up with a bunch of clips.

The first clip uses a patch based on a BF Twin with reverb & a bit of trem. It also has two vintage pre's running in sequence. And I need to stress, the recording was done direct from the Pod via USB. It is NOT a recording of the wedge itself. The function of the wedge was to monitor the tones while I programmed the patch and while I played for the recording.

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Jim Soloway

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Here's a clip recorded with a patch using the Flip Top through a BF Deluxe Cab

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Manny Scott

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Sorry for going off topic but you may be the best person here for advice. I'm about to get a Novax Charlie Hunter 8 string with dual outputs for bass and guitar. Any ideas on how to amplify this beast using a slimmed down approach like what you have? I also only play with clean tones and own a couple of modelers. Thanks Jim.
 

Jim Soloway

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Sorry for going off topic but you may be the best person here for advice. I'm about to get a Novax Charlie Hunter 8 string with dual outputs for bass and guitar. Any ideas on how to amplify this beast using a slimmed down approach like what you have? I also only play with clean tones and own a couple of modelers. Thanks Jim.
I thought bout one of those when they first came out but decided that they were just to much trouble. Modeling with and FRFR cab might be a good anwser and you could do it a couple ways:

If you had a small mixer, you could run the guitar section and bass section to separate modelers and then to the mixer. From there, you could blend the signal into mono and go out to an active FRFR cab with a strong low end. You'd have to test the FRFR cab to make sure it could handle the bass but lots of them should work. Alternately, if you wanted to run in true stereo with two discreet rigs like Charlie did, you could run a stereo power amp with each modeler going to one side and each side powering separate passive cab. Or you could bridge the power amp and run the two modelers from the amp to a single cab. the real question is how much gear do you want to deal with?
 

MaxTwang

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Jim, The recordings sound nice an big, fuller than some of your previous clips - not better or worse, but fuller in the mids and lows. How does the recorded sound compare to what you're hearing from the XiTone.

The 8 string post made me think about seeing George Van Eps live in a quartet with another guitar player, George would comp while the other guitarist solo'd, then the George would take over and the other guitar and bass would drop out leaving just George and the drummer. George took over bass and rhythm while soloing, sounded as full as the entire quartet!
 

Audioholic

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sounds very good, lots of low end rattling my sub though, sure it sounds nice and full live, recording wise might need to roll off some low end.
 

Jim Soloway

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sounds very good, lots of low end rattling my sub though, sure it sounds nice and full live, recording wise might need to roll off some low end.
Thanks. Here's another flip top clip with some low end EQ'd out of the patch.

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