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You Should Run Two Guitar Amps! [But Make One Dirty]

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Published 29 Oct 2021
Duration:
0:48:04

Dan has recently changed the way he approaches a two-amp electric guitar rig. Here’s how…

Life too short for long YouTube videos? Please see the ‘Interesting bits and go-to sections’ information below.

Welcome to the show! In this episode we revisit the theme of running two amps. It’s something Dan and I do pretty much all the time, either in a wet-dry scenario, full stereo or simple dual mono. It’s a massive sound at any volume, and we recommend that everybody tries it.
However…
To date our approach has always been to select two amps of roughly similar power and headroom characteristics because we want our boosts and overdrives to react in a similar way into both amps. Daniel is tossing all of that into the trash here as he’s making one amp much more overdriven than the other and changing his overdrive pedal signal routing accordingly.
What will we learn?
Enjoy the video!

Pedals & stuff in this episode…
• TheGigRig Three2One
https://www.thegigrig.com/three2one

• Sonic Research ST-200 Turbo Tuner
Australia: http://bit.ly/2mR1s8c

• PigDog London Dirty Mac Treble Booster
https://www.pigdogpedals.com/shop/

• Kingsley Page Tube Boost
http://kingsleyamplifiers.com/products/pedals/7/

• Lauren Audio Mustang
https://www.lauren.audio/product/mustang

• Greer Amps Lightspeed
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2KUP6rq
Australia: http://bit.ly/2KCxbd6

• Free The Tone Future Factory RF Phase Modulated Delay
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/3oFVZ4j

• Diamond VIB1 Vibrato
https://www.diamondpedals.com/products/vibrato/

• JAM Pedals Harmonious Monk
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/3pEkgHC
Australia: https://bit.ly/3rJBJAb
USA: https://bit.ly/3lbaLQi

• Chase Bliss Audio CXM 1978 Reverb
UK & Europe: https://bit.ly/31U6LKu
Australia: https://bit.ly/37R8McD
USA: https://bit.ly/3cNOW4U

• TheGigRig G3
https://www.thegigrig.com/g3

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Interesting bits and go-to sections…
0:00 Intro & playing
3:08 Dan’s two-amp revelation
5:35 Lazy J 20 in a new way
8:00 Lazy J tones
9:59 Matchless tones
11:30 Lazy J & Matchless together
13:30 Delay to both amps, or just one?
17:10 Kingsley Page into both amps
18:40 Amp split before or after overdrives?
21:30 Treble booster in the Lazy J only?
25:48 Two different reverbs, two amps
33:00 Swap the Matchless for a Princeton
36:00 Princeton & Lazy J 20
38:20 Let’s attenuate the Princeton
44:55 What have we learned?

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video here http://bit.ly/2qVOTyJ
• 1965 Fender Telecaster – no video yet

Amps in this episode
• Matchless HC30 with ESD 212 cab, 1 x Celstion G12M Greenback, 1 x Celestion G12H Anniversary
https://www.matchlessamplifiers.com/amplifiers-and-cabinets/c-30

• Lazy J 20
http://www.lazyjprojects.com/lazyj20.html

• Fender ’65 Princeton Reverb
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/DVndxd

• Palmer PDI06 Attenuator
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2hjWu5T

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