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
• Chasebliss Audio Warped Vinyl Vibrato/Chorus
• Hamstead Soundworks Signature Analogue Tremolo
• Strymon TimeLine
• Neunaber Immerse
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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