Stereo vs Wet/Dry For Two-Amp Rigs: Which Would You Choose?

Published on Apr 8, 2016

In this video Daniel and Mick begin by discussing stereo reverbs and delays – they sound totally massive and wonderful if you have the environment to enjoy them to the full.

They then move on to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of a full stereo rig, talking about signal routing and stage practicalities, before moving on to a simpler approach to massive sounds: the Wet/Dry rig.

Here are some interesting bits and references from today’s vid…

• How do you use stereo effects pedals into two amps? 9:27

• How does Andy Timmons run his stereo effects? 10:20
Here's a link to a diagram to help explain a classic stereo effect in dual amp loop set up -

• How does Rabea Massaad set up his stereo effects, and what are the kinds of problems might you encounter when using effects loops / stereo pedals into two amps? 11:43

• Not all loops are equal… 14:35

• Why Dan prefers wet/dry instead of stereo, plus demos/sound examples from the wet/dry rig 15:44

• Loop / signal routing explanation for today’s wet/dry rig 18:45
Diagram for wet/dry rig -

The pedals we’re using today are…

• Fire Custom Shop Carpe Diem - no longer made

• Chasebliss Audio Warped Vinyl Vibrato/Chorus - now mk3
UK & Europe:

• Hamstead Soundworks Signature Analogue Tremolo
UK & Europe:

• Strymon TimeLine
UK & Europe:

• Neunaber Immerse - now mk2
UK & Europe:

Mick is playing a Collings 290 DC S and a Gretsch Players Edition 6118T Anniversary.
Dan is playing a Fender Custom Shop ’63 Telecaster.

Amps are a Mallard 18-watt Marshall clone through a Marshall 2061cx 2x12 cabinet, and a reissue Fender Super Reverb with 4x10 Jensen alnico speakers.

As always, all pedal and amp switching and routing is handled by TheGigRig G2.
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