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g system with an interesting two amp question

Hey guys!

A few questions regarding a two amp configuration.

What I'm trying to do is have a single channel Marshall amp with effects loop connected to the g system as the primary amp, meaning all effects go via effects loop and drives via front of the amp. I'm currently running this set up now.
And now I'm planning to introduce a G&K 250ml (solid-state amp) just running to the front of the amp.
If anyone is familiar with the amp, it's a stereo amp that has to run with two separate speakers. I will not be running a cab switcher but rather have the G&K's direct out going to the mixer. The G&K will have its own effects loop effects, that will not tie into the g system whatever, besides the front of the amp.

In a nut shell all g system effects going into the Marshall - going into its own cab, as a dirty channel. Then switch using the g system, into the G&K that's connected to the front of the house - that is technically my clean channel.

Can this be done? I know I'm using an input and a output of the g system for my Marshall's effects loop and also another output for the front of the amp. Which leaves me with one more output for the G&K.

Will I be able to toggle between the two amps? or even use both? And if I am able to switch to the G&K, will my Marshall be OK as far as proper switching is concerned?

If anyone is familiar with this concept please feel free to shed some light.
Thank you
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TheFight Contributor - Level 2 2017-09-18

2017-09-18

g system with an interesting two amp question

Hey guys!

A few questions regarding a two amp configuration.

What I'm trying to do is have a single channel Marshall amp with effects loop connected to the g system as the primary amp, meaning all effects go via effects loop and drives via front of the amp. I'm currently running this set up now.
And now I'm planning to introduce a G&K 250ml (solid-state amp) just running to the front of the amp.
If anyone is familiar with the amp, it's a stereo amp that has to run with two separate speakers. I will not be running a cab switcher but rather have the G&K's direct out going to the mixer. The G&K will have its own effects loop effects, that will not tie into the g system whatever, besides the front of the amp.

In a nut shell all g system effects going into the Marshall - going into its own cab, as a dirty channel. Then switch using the g system, into the G&K that's connected to the front of the house - that is technically my clean channel.

Can this be done? I know I'm using an input and a output of the g system for my Marshall's effects loop and also another output for the front of the amp. Which leaves me with one more output for the G&K.

Will I be able to toggle between the two amps? or even use both? And if I am able to switch to the G&K, will my Marshall be OK as far as proper switching is concerned?

If anyone is familiar with this concept please feel free to shed some light.
Thank you

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Re: g system with an interesting two amp question

Is it possible to run one amp with the effects loop and other amp just to the front. And possibly switch between the two?
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Re: g system with an interesting two amp question

Yes. If you have a spare loop you can tap a clean signal from there to feed another amp and you can switch between the two amps. It only requires a custom cable and no additional hardware. To switch between the amps you need to switch a relay and that loop at the same time. This can easily be done by storing the respective loop and relay statuses in different patches. So you can just switch between the respective patches instead of jumping on two switches at once. Have a look at this thread: [url=http://forum.tcelectronic.com/topic/22055/switching-the-dry-amp-in-a-wetdry-set-up/][click here][/url].
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Re: g system with an interesting two amp question

The Fight wrote:
Is it possible to run one amp with the effects loop and other amp just to the front. And possibly switch between the two?



Hey thank you a bunch!

I will be doing exactly as you said. And if I have a question / comments I will report back to you.

Thanks again I really appreciate the feedback