Sansamp GT2 or Classic as pedal only?

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  1. jtwang

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    I can't recall seeing a Sansamp GT2 or Sansamp Classic on a TGPers pedalboard. Does anyone use the Sansamp mainly as a pedal into an amp instead of a just as a recording/direct input unit? If yes, how do you use it? Marshall in a box? Slight overdrive? Something else?
     
  2. Grap

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    I used to use a GT-2 for direct recoridng and occasionally as a stomp box going back to about five years ago. I never could get it to sound right through the front end of a valve amp, but it would do a great "Marshall in a box" into the effects return of a solid-state amp. I more or less stopped using it comepletely when I bought a Trademark 10, but I still throw it into the bag as a gig-saver on the grounds that I could set it to get a clean Fender sound and run my board through it onto the PA at a pinch if all else fails.
     
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    I use a GT2 in front of my Top Hat sometimes for a little extra kick. I have tried a Timmy, Barber DD with mod, Rat, Expandora, etc...and ended up liking the GT2 the best. Go figure...
     
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    I've found the key to using the GT-2 with an amp is to start with both EQs turned all the way down, then adjust upwards ( as little as possible) to taste.
     
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    Used to be my main pedal before I found TGP. It's still a great Swiss Army Knife. Now I carry it as an amp backup.
     
  6. Grap

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    Yes. There's far too much treble available for starters. My favourite Marshall sound was Mic - Center, Mod - Clean, Amp - British, Level - Whatever, High - 10 o'clock, Low - 1 o'clock, Drive - 11 o'clock

    I even used to use a very long cable to DI it in an attempt to roll-off the top end when I used to use one for recording direct to my multi-track Fostex (That's going back a few years now.. :eek:)
     
  7. jtwang

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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    Interesting. Would you mind sharing your settings?
     
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    I have an original Sans Amp on my little home board but have also used it live. Plugged in to Fenders it sounds good if I use the "clean" amp and middle amp settings. To me, it sounds very 808ish with the presence at 1 o'clock, gain at 11-12, high at 3 o'clock on the middle amp and clean settings with the dip switch set for one or the other mids on.

    I've also be able to coax Santana type sounds on the Lead setting with the highs trimmed a bit. I usually leave the "bass" switch on or it gets too thin.

    Hell, Curt Cobain used one live!
     

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