XTC amp vs XTC pedal

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  1. BrentSP

    BrentSP Supporting Member

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    This project was fun I have to admit. I feel the pedal does it's job of getting the vibe of the xtc but lacks the soul and feel of the amp. In the studio mixed with backup I don't think anyone will hear the difference. Now one thing for certain was I couldn't mirror the eq settings (treb, mid, bass) on both without it sounding drastically different. I had to keep the bass down and raise the treble up on the pedal.

    Ok here are the goods. I used the 101b clean channel and set the eq flat, excursion tight, pre-eq N. The pedal pre eq B2, boost on w/trim maxed, variac off, structure 101b. Amp blue channel was set to tight with B2 and boost on. Amp is first on both clips, then pedal.

    Guitars only
    [SOUNDCLOUD]https://soundcloud.com/brentsp/bogner-xtc-amp-vs-xtc-pedal-1[/SOUNDCLOUD]

    With backing in stereo
    [SOUNDCLOUD]https://soundcloud.com/brentsp/bogner-xtc-amp-vs-xtc-pedal[/SOUNDCLOUD]
     
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    Very close but I preferred the mids more on the amp.
     
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    The 1st one had more lo-end/low mids and tighter, and sounded better to me
     
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    Reinhold did a pretty damn good job if you ask me.

    I agree with the above....the mids are the difference. But that said...it's not a huge difference by any means.

    Thanks for taking the time to do this. I love **** like this.
     
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    there is a 45 pound difference and my XTC won't fit the backpack.
    So i think it does one great job the pedal.
     
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    Nice job on the mix. Darn near undetectable.
     
  8. BrentSP

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    I agree, its closer than I thought it would be. I've always kinda looked at the XTC pedals as great pedals and probably one of the best sounding OD's but failed at sounding like the amp. Well, after spending some time side by side with pedal/amp I was able to dial it in pretty close.
     
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    Yup, I do to. The pedal just doesn't have the soul and feel either but still gets a the vibe it seems.
     
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    You bet! I love it to!
     
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    [SOUNDCLOUD]https://soundcloud.com/brentsp/bogner-xtc-amp-vs-xtc-pedal-1[/SOUNDCLOUD]

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    Indeed it does.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Wonder how close the pedal could get running into a different amp??? :huh
     
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    Thank you, didn't realize that was even an option. I'll go back and edit my url now.
     
  16. BrentSP

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    Good point, being that I'm using the XTC's power supply. I have a Budda, shiva and goldfinger I could try it with also.
     
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    Some of us are too lazy to clink on a link, Brent. ;)

    I'll delete my comment when you do.
     
  18. LPMojoGL

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    I'd just like to say, without being able to answer the question, the Bogner Blue is an exceptional pedal and will sound great no matter what as long as it's going into a good amp. I used one for a while to get the same sound as my cranked Germino Club 40, but at low volumes. It recorded about the same. It will probably do that with any plexi-like amp that doesn't have a master volume. Would work wonders for getting all kinds of crunch out of a Fender or Vox clean platform.
     
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    Funny I re-listened to these again (just the guitar tracks alone) . . this time listened just through my laptop's built-in speakers. No difference at all between the 2 tracks. .Then put on a pair of Sony headphones I use regularly . Big difference. .The 1st has much more lo's /lo-mids but is tight still . . Is that the amp? Anyway, I'm sure everyone listens on different sources for these sound tests, and it makes quite a difference the medium we listen thru! I've never even tried my good studio headphones with my computer, but perhaps I should :) Thanks for posting. Eric
     
  20. BrentSP

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    Very true, I mixed the tracks with a set of KRK's 8's and Sennheiser headphones. I played it through my mono iPhone and you can't tell a difference because the low end is where most of the difference is at and the iPhone doesn't have any low end lol.

    The Amp is first on both tracks.
     

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